November 11, 2013
Design great, Details oriented, Delighted service
If you love quiet place and love taking photo, you can find it at Foto hotel. Avoid haging around at Lobby area at noon time and evening time, quite busy.
Great food with good view. Pool deck always reserved, have to come early.
Great room feather, great facilities, detail oriented
Take time for check out, rececption counter seem crowded
November 10, 2013
Good memory in Phuket
Cool design, Nice swimming pool, Luxury appliance in room
Cool design room. There are luxury appliance in your room.
Swimming pool is very nice and you can see nice scenery.
However, you have to wait cart to send you at the room because it is far from reception area.
Internet is unstable. Overall is good but a bit expensive
November 4, 2013
An unhappy hotel
The WOW factor on entering the room, the view over Kata Noi, and the pool area were top features.
There is no doubt that the room design has the X-factor. But ...
We stayed there 9 nights, 8 of them restless because the pillows were too huge, the beds too short, and the room has an industrial sized aircon that blows over the bed. The bed linen is just a bottom sheet and a doona fit for Hobart. So while the aircon made up its mind whether to send a hot blast or an Arctic blast, we alternated between sweating and freezing.
The hotel gave us a free dinner voucher on arrival, which was very nice. We booked a table for 7pm for this dinner. The free dinner menu is a set menu, with about 4 choices for mains. But the waiter explained that they were missing ingredients for 3 of them, leaving just noodles available. So we asked for the normal menu. On that, every second item had a "finished" sticker on it. The waiter was unapologetic, that's just how it was. I've got new product next month, he said. So we left, never to return.
The food and/or water hygeine around Kata is poor, I found.
The Kata area is filled with tourists who appear miserable. There's no smiles, no joy. I'm sure this has an impact on Thai workers in shops and restaurants, because they are very standoffish and sometimes just rude, like almost throwing food at you in contempt. Unfortunately, some Foto Hotel staff follow this pattern. Some are lovely. At the Foto Hotel there is little laughter, for example, around the pool.
The hotel is situated 5 or 600 metres up a steep hill up from Kata Beach. The hill works against the hotel, and they need to do better to negate it.
All in all, it was a different experience, but our stay was probably 4 or 5 days too long for this hotel.
October 27, 2013
Relaxing boutique hotel perched on hilltop
Very well designed with a very thoughtful end-at-1pm breakfast service, spectacular view from pool and huge guest room.
We thoroughly enjoyed our all-girls getaway at foto hotel that is tucked away on the hilltop. Perfect guest rooms, spectacular pool, awesome breakfast, free yakult and jellies in mini bar, thoughtful shower facilities for those who need to catch a late flight, friendly staff.... and many more plus points about this hotel. While many might find the location on the hilltop a trouble, we felt that being "stuck" in the hotel allowed us the enjoy the property.
Only minus point about this hotel is the small F&B option - at the end of our 2nd day, we felt that we had exhausted the entire hotel food menu.
This said, we will definitely come back!
October 23, 2013
nice hotel but look too nice in photo
overall is OK
but i did expect more for this hotel
the photo look a lot more nicer than real place
the location is like the hotel located in the wood with construction
far from beach nothing delicious to eat.
ok to take 10 pictures and show to your friends the rest not worth for money
October 16, 2013
Lovely hotel helpful staff nice view from balcony
great stay with free wifi and mini bar
Families with young children
October 15, 2013
Very comfortable, perfect for relaxation.
Booked through agoda.Driving to the hotel to confirm your accommodation.
October 13, 2013
Secret Hideaway / Energizing Retreat
Room Design / Free Mini Bar / Jacuzzi on the Balcony
October 12, 2013
nice with a few glitches
swimming pool. outdoor bathtub. big bed.
in-room service menu is literally on the tv. so you have to toggle up the remote control to order. menu in the restaurant has more options. or better, eat out. 5-7mins walk to beach side.
room is nice and clean. bring your ipod. they have a nice ipod dock speaker. bed is huge but it's hard as rock. comes with fluffy pillows to compensate your aching back in the morning and maybe they purposely put a hard rock mattress to indirectly upsell their massage and spa.
their massage and spa is expensive and not that great. just take a few mins walk to the one across the road called santi spa (belong to another hotel). it's cheaper and nice. well, the cheapest would be to walk down the beach side (10mins walk).
from your room to the lobby, i need to call the reception to send a buggy car to be picked up. every time. could be a hassle to some people. personally, i don't mind to take a long maze of stairs up and down. it's good for my calves!
room comes with breakfast. it's nice that they extend the breakfast service till 1pm. your breakfast comes in set and will be served cold. yep. that's right cold. sausages. bacon. potatoes. all cold. the only thing that is warm is eggs. my advise is to tell the waiter that you want a hot breakfast. everything hot. (that's what i did on my second day). then you'll have a normal breakfast. enjoy. oh yeah, they serve nice coffee.
wifi does not work at all. it keep disconnecting every two breaths. just go buy local prepaid sim card with unlimited data.
hotel swimming pool is great and the sunset view is to die for.
overall, this hotel full of bell and whistles. looks nice but there is so much room for improvements. definitely great value for money but i wouldn't go back again.
United States of America,
October 11, 2013
Nice view & rooms but average hotel
Nice View, Nice Pool, Nice Room
The Hotel rooms are nice and the views are great. However, that is about all I can say about this place. The best comparison I would give, is that it is like a revolving restaurant in a space needle or something similar. Most revolving restaurants in high places have great views but poor food. This place has a great views but not much else. No atmosphere, Mediocre food, and it was all a bit pretentious. You're not really in the best location if you wish to walk anywhere either, although you can walk down the hill and get some services, but it is a steep hill so be prepared to sweat a bit on your climb back up. I would recommend staying someplace else and going to the view point or view restaurant up the street. You will most likely get better service and you will get just as good of view.