Katathani Phuket Beach Resort
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Katathani Phuket Beach Resort in Karon (Kata Beach), you’ll be convenient to Kok Chang Safari Elephant Trekking and Big Buddha. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Kata View Point and Kata Porpeang Market.
Make yourself at home in one of the 518 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and DVD players. Rooms have private balconies. LCD televisions with satellite programming are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 6 outdoor swimming pools, 3 spa tubs, and outdoor tennis courts. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 6 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a beach bar or one of the 5 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 6 AM to 10:30 AM.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Karon? This resort has 5003 square feet (465 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
This hotel is truly stunning. Upon arrival, the staff were friendly and took our luggage whilst showing us to our room. The room itself was spacious, clean and light. We took a look and explored the hotel. Katathani is located upon the beautiful white beach of Kata Noi where the waters are clear and blue.
The breakfast provided at the hotel is excellent. There is a huge variety of international foods from Thai curry’s (yes, for breakfast if you want the real Thai experience!), fresh fruits, pastries, cereals, typical English breakfast etc.
There are 5 pools each located within beautiful scenery of lots of greenery and some with beach views. There is a pool with small slides and water activities for younger children.
The 2 main pools are located right next to bars, which serve a wide variety of pretty drinks and cocktails. Each drink is made well and has a fresh taste. There is “happy hour” each evening.
The hotel is located along a main road full of bars and hotels, so one is never stuck for choice when it comes to eating and drinking.
Overall, I loved this hotel and would recommend it to anyone. It’s friendly and happy atmosphere along with the beautiful grounds is what really makes it. I’m sure any one who stays ur would agree with me.
First time to Phuket and were not disappointed.
Beach: Nice white sandy beach at the edge of a tropical resort....a beautiful setting. A real plus is that the resort takes up the whole beach and from what we saw Katathani Beach was the least crowded, this is a big plus if you want a break away from the busyness of the other beaches in the area. So nice to be able to go for a walk along the beach and it be relatively quiet and peaceful...same for swimming and sunbathing. Security staff ensured that non guests were not able to access the Hotel grounds.
Nice surf for 5 of the 10 days we were there.
When the wind is onshore a fair amount of rubbish ie; plastic bags, cigarette lighters, shoes, plastic bottles etc will wash up on the beach and unusually the resort didnt seemed to clean the beach of rubbish on a daily basis. One day the resort organised a 'clean up' day inviting guests to help clean the beach which seemed to be supported well.
If you had little children you would need to keep a close eye on them in the waves as they can get reasonably big and there are strong currents at times...probably best to use one of the pools.
Pools: 6 pools including a kids fun pool with slides. We used the 2 pools closest to the Thani wing and they were excellent. Clean, plenty of loungers, good bars and friendly attentive staff. The pools at this resort are excellent! If your holiday is going to involve a lot of time around around the pool, this is the place!
Room: The Junior suite was nice. The rooms are specced out well, beach towels, umbrellas, iron, slippers, jandals - thongs for you Aussies ; ) - beach bag to put all your gear in when going to the beach or pool, plenty of bottled water each day, turn down service each night, cleaned every day, friendly cleaning staff, great view of the beach, nice beds. We were in a ground floor room and did get a little noise from chairs being moved around the floor of the room up above but not excessive, didnt stop us from getting a good sleep.
As previous reviewers have stated, some of the remodelling is typical of the workmanship in tropical asian countries but overall a good standard. Ground floor rooms would benefit from access from the deck to the grassed area in front of the rooms, we surfed every morning and climbed the railing of the deck area to access the grass and beach. All in all, clean, comfortable and quiet.
Grounds: Excellent. Beautifully maintained tropical setting. Stunning gardens.
Restaurant: We only breakfasted at the resort....great buffet with huge variety, hard to fault. Waiting staff were great. The menus for dinners looked great and were reasonably priced but we ate out each night.
Staff: Excellent. Friendly, helpful, respectful. We had an issue with a tour that we booked with the hotel and they handled it in a most professional manner - top marks for this. One of our friends left their passports at Phuket Airport after our incoming flight and the front desk looked after everything and had the passports at the Hotel within a few hours, minimum of fuss, nothing was too much trouble. Taxis across the road were the same price as the ones organised by the gents at the front, so if you are in a hurry no need to wait around the front of the hotel, just wander across the road.
Cooking class: We took the resort cooking class and had a great time! Learnt to cook 2 dishes under the watchful eye of Pas and his assistant...although Pas is not one of the full time chefs he did a good job of instructing us...the class was informative, fun and tasty!! The class does not include going to the markets to purchase the ingredients, we didnt want to do this so the class suited us well.
Gym: Reasonably well equipped. Needs a little more room for stretching. Friendly attentive staff.
Overall: It cost us a little more to stay in a Junior Suite at Katathani but we feel it was well worth it. Nice rooms, beautiful setting, great beach and friendly staff. The resort is at the end of the road which makes the area a little more quiet than other areas between here and Patong - being able to get away from the crowds was high on our priority - Katathani covered this nicely. Only 500 Baht for a taxi to Patong or there is a free shuttle at set times so easy and cheap access to all the shops, restaurants and hustle and bustle of the tourist areas when you want to get out and about.
Top marks Katathani.....this was our first time to Phuket and we were not disappointed.
I don't have enough words to say how wonderful this place is. Luxurious, beautiful, friendly to start. The staff was so friendly (as are all the people in Thailand). The pools and beach were uncrowded and clean. We could not have booked a better place. The only downside was the restaurant food. A bit pricey considering there are local restaurants to walk to that were much better. Breakfast was free and was very good and we always ordered lunch by the pool which was absolutely delicious. We should have avoided the pricey restaurants on the resort as the food just wasn't that good for the cost. We are already talking about returning to Phuket and will definitely book here.
Recently stayed at one of my favourite hotels over looking the Andaman sea I have been there at least three times before and still feel it is a beautiful spot
It has become a family favourite with the children and children are fine I have grand children myself as long as they are taught respect for others So if you like quite surroundings this is not for you
There are 2 receptions at this hotel. As you know there is the Thani Wing and Bhuri Wing. Go to the reception base on the type of room that you book. You can check on their website which area you will be staying at.
Check in is a hit and miss. They provide welcome drinks, a cold towel and flowers which is nice. However, no smile from the receptionist. Mostly they just look like "I am just doing my job - keying in data". Once in a while they will just make a "hold on a minute" comments. Following by, credit card? sign here? Collect room card later. All with no smile and rather curtly. What happened to the land of smiles - Thailand?
Got our room early. Which is great. Room is rather large as we took the grand suite. Big tub is filled with water and petals - nice! But the room is rather old. It seems like they did some refurbishment. But even the "new" furniture looks worn. Aircon is really cold which is not a bad thing since phuket is so hot. Just have to turn the aircon off every now and then.
The staffs were not well informed. We tried to look for a restaurant for lunch. Went to the Thai restaurant and they told us that they were closed and that the only restaurant open is the fisherman's Wharf. However, the next few days, we realize that there are 2-3 other restaurants that are open.
Good thing about this hotel is that there are many pools. There are 2 pools with slides. 1 kids play area with slides and it is at the Bhuri Wing. And 1 pool with slides - it is opposite the Bhuri wing and is on the Thani Side. They have a huge Chess set to play as well.
Thani wing has Table tennis in their recreation room. Whereas there is a mini games (xbox, table soccer, video games) in the recreation room of the Bhuri Wing.
There are small shops around the hotels that sells some souvenirs, snacks, ice cream and drinks. Their price are pretty reasonable so its great!
You can take a taxi to the shops in kata which cost 200baht. Not many shops opposite the hotel other than restaurants, a family mart and a 7-eleven.
The Beach is nice. Quiet with life guards and security guard. Sand is rather fine and nice. Wave is big so swim with caution. There are some surfers there as well.
Check out is horrible. Overcrowded reception. No smiles once again. Basically got ignored and interrupted during my check out process. I was checking out and I needed to check on an item on the bill. I asked them about it and the lady did not respond. She continue to click on the computer for a really long time. And while she is at it, some other tour guide came and ask her questions in Thai and they went on talking about it while she continues to click on her computer. After a long time, she said " one moment" and she left. We got hold of the manager and he looked into my account and told me what was that bill. Apparently they charge the food and drinks separately. So that settles pretty quickly. If they had trained the staff well, we need not have to wait so long.
Overall, the service is horrible. Room is worn. Facilities is not bad. Nice beach.