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7.5
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8.7
Excellent
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Excellent location - 200 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
  • Wat Suwankeereeket410 m
  • Karon Beach640 m
  • Karon Shopping Mall1.71 km
  • James Fashion House1.74 km
  • EAT. Bar & Grill1.76 km
  • Commemoration of Princess Mothers Stadium2.05 km
  • Dino Park Mini Golf2.33 km
  • Phuket Big Buddha3.15 km
  • Kata Beach3.2 km
  • Phuket Simon Cabaret3.29 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach

    538/3 Patak Rd.,Karon, Karon, Phuket, Thailand, 83100 - See map
    "I was more than happy with Whale Resort have no problem staying again has great location, nice gardens including fish ponds , well maintained grounds ..."
    Robin - 19 April 2016
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 88% of guests
    Very good service
    7.6 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • 200 meters to the beach

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    • Air conditioning

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    Location score
    8.7/10
    Cheapest price score
    Room size
    41 sqm.
    Room comfort score
    6.7/10
    Better than
    98
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    Better than
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    Bigger than
    95
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    Better than
    93
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    Value for money7.6
    Location rating8.7
    Nearest airportPhuket International Airport (HKT)
    Distance to airport28.8 km

    Rooms available at Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach

    Deluxe Pool Access
    Deluxe Pool Access
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 double bed
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    Suite Villa
    Suite Villa
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 king bed
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    Superior Pool View
    Superior Pool View
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • Pool view
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Standard
    Standard
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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    Double Or Twin Deluxe Pool View
    Double Or Twin Deluxe Pool View
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
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    Standard With View Villa
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    Single room - Superior - Pool View
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    What people love about Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach

    • 7.6
      Very good
      Location

      "Combine that with a great location and it's a good deal."

      aron

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      18 April 2016

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Staff, especially at Reception excellent."

      Nick

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      04 February 2017

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Location

      "Very nice facilities close to the action"

      GREGORY

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      05 April 2017

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    6.8
    Good

    "The hotel location is pretty nice tucked away along the main..."

    Kiran

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    07 May 2017

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    What they offer

    7.6
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Overall the staff were friendly and it was good value."

    aron

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    18 April 2016

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    Food and dining

    Breakfast options

    American
    Asian

    Restaurants on site

    Karon Whale Restaurant
    Cuisine:European, Thai
    Menu:Buffet
    Restaurant #2
    Cuisine:European, Thai
    Menu:Buffet
    Restaurant #3
    Cuisine:European, Thai
    Menu:Buffet

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    Reviews of Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.7
    Very good
    From 460 reviews
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    Rating via Agoda7.5
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    Cleanliness7.3
    Facilities7.5
    Location8.7
    Room comfort and quality6.7
    Service7.6
    Value for money7.6
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (30)
    8-9 Excellent (13)
    7-8 Very Good (26)
    6-7 Good (23)
    <6 Below Expectation (31)
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    Mar - May (36)
    Jun - Aug (14)
    Sep - Nov (13)
    Dec - Feb (60)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Carole from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior Pool View
    Stayed 15 nights in May 2019

    Happy Happy Happy ”

    When my wife and I first arrived at the Karon Whale Resort there where a couple of minor issues, but they were very quickly dealt with. The staff were very nice and accommodating. We highly recommend the Karon Whale Resort, and are already planning a return visit.

    Reviewed May 29, 2019

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for our accommodation. We are very glad that K.Carole is satisfied with our service. Including the various facilities of the accommodation, which we have constantly improved Our employees consider customer service to be extremely important. We are so grateful.

    Responded August 05, 2019
    Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach
    8.4
    Excellent
    Kanpitchaya from Thailand
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    Good”

    Value for money. 2-3 minutes walk to the beach. The breakfast is good. The staffs is so nice. I asked them to change the room as we didn't feel the air conditioner worked well. I felt like i couldn't breath well. They tried to fix it for a while before changing it for us. How kind !! :)

    Reviewed August 19, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Robin from Australia
    Family with young children
    Suite Villa
    Stayed 10 nights in April 2016

    Clean & tidy excellent staff .”

    I was a bit dubious about this hotel as only had average reviews. I was more than happy with Whale Resort have no problem staying again has great location, nice gardens including fish ponds , well maintained grounds well managed hotel . Only negative was breakfast was a bit ordinary but on the bright side is served between 6 & 10 & noticed some people turning up at 5 to 10 a bit unfair on staff but no problem for them.

    Reviewed April 19, 2016
    8.8
    Excellent
    David from New Zealand
    Couple
    Superior Pool View
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

    Excellent value for money in a great location ”

    The room was large and comfortable. The bathroom had a bath with a shower over, but the water was never hot, just lukewarm. The shower head was too low for most average people. Breakfast was adequate, but one day there were two soups, not a normal breakfast for most of the customers. The pool was lovely, though the music playing from the bar was too loud and unnecessary. Having grumbled about these issues, we would definitely return and recommend to our unfussy friends.

    Reviewed July 23, 2018

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for our accommodation. We are very glad that Mr. David is satisfied with our service. Including the various facilities of the accommodation, which we have constantly improved Our employees consider customer service to be extremely important. We are so grateful.

    Responded August 05, 2019
    Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach
    4.8
    judith from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Pool Access
    Stayed 3 nights in October 2017

    Disgusting hotel”

    Picked this hotel for its location. Staff were rude and arrogant. Everything seemed to be a bother for them. Breakfast disgusting. Wasps around the food and were left there after asking many times for them to be removed. No variety. Pool good, had pool access room which was OK. Would never stay there again and would not recommend this hotel to others.

    Reviewed October 24, 2017

    Dear Ms. Judith ., Greetings From Karon whale-resort ., We are thank you very much for your comment ., after hotel Investigate about your comment Staff at restaurant ., On behalf of Management team we are apology for inconvenience case .,but they are try to be good service for you about your made jug was broken at the restaurant ., hotel waive for in convenience case., We hope fully to look forward to welcome your stay with us again

    Responded January 05, 2018
    Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Roderick from Canada
    Couple
    Superior Pool View
    Stayed 7 nights in April 2017

    Enjoyable two weeks”

    Cons: -the air conditioner provides a constant white noise background; -the water pressure and temperature varies (although never cold or too hot) -the finishings are a little worn and dated. All the negatives fade away unless you are expecting a brand new or a five star hotel. This hotel has a nice pool, a varied breakfast (order ahead the first fifteen days of the month and buffet the last fifteen days) and a happy staff. The hotel is isolated from street noise. Some demolition going on nearby during our stay, but carried out within reasonable hours and without spreading dust.

    Reviewed May 06, 2017

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for our accommodation. We are very glad that Mr. Roderick is satisfied with our service. Including the various facilities of the accommodation, which we have constantly improved Our employees consider customer service to be extremely important. We are so grateful.

    Responded August 05, 2019
    Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Nick from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Superior Pool View
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

    Top Notch”

    A bit older but kept in great shape. Spotless clean. Staff, especially at Reception excellent. The hotel has non smoking areas but smoking should not be allowed in the Swim Pool area where there are a lot of children and non smokers. Its a dirty habit that should not be allowed on the property of any hotels and restaurants.

    Reviewed February 04, 2017

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review for our accommodation. We are very glad that Mr. Nick is satisfied with our service. Including the various facilities of the accommodation, which we have constantly improved Our employees consider customer service to be extremely important. We are so grateful.

    Responded August 05, 2019
    Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach
    8.0
    Excellent
    mireie from New Zealand
    Family with teens
    Standard
    Stayed 8 nights in May 2015

    basic but comfortable”

    staff, pool/gardens and location

    This resort catered for our needs went the extra mile. Friendly staff who were always smiling and helpful. Location is good. Had everything we need. Value for money. Rate it as a 3 star. Would stay again.

    Reviewed June 02, 2015
    8.7
    Excellent
    Virginia from Canada
    Couple
    Superior Pool View
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    Look no further”

    Location, location and the manager the best!

    Enjoyed our stay. Would only stay at this resort when we return. Yes, it needs some maintenance and cleaning, but this is what you find in Asia. The manager is most helpful and friendly! About a 5 minutes walk to a beautiful beach. Glad we found this resort at Karon Beach!

    Reviewed February 13, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Peter from Sweden
    Couple
    Stayed 7 nights in April 2009

    Best hotel in Phuket”

    KWR is a first class hotel to a very good price I can advise all of you to stay at KWR
    Did NOT dislike anything

    The staff is 110% first class. Very friendly. Exellent breakfast.Everything was perfect. Start with check in and then all help with baggage. Room very clean with wiev over the pool. Cleaning of the room is perfect. The friendly action from the staff comes from their heart. Staying at KWR before and that was very good that time too. Whenever I go to Karon I will try to stay at KWR hotel.

    Reviewed April 18, 2009
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jennifer from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Standard
    Stayed 8 nights in March 2019

    Great location and friendly staff”

    Cons They should not let the pool area out to outsiders.

    Reviewed April 02, 2019

    thank you very much

    Responded April 16, 2019
    Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kalle-Ants from Estonia
    Couple
    Superior Pool View
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2016

    very ok!”

    very good value to price ratio. excellent location.

    Reviewed February 15, 2016
    4.8
    Soo from Malaysia
    Couple
    Standard
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

    Acceptable”

    Good location very near the beach. Friendly staff. But the hotel need lot of upgrading. Old facilities. No water pressure. Very hard bed. No sound proof. Keep hearing the lift bell and guest talking. Book for 3 nights but stay 2 nights only.

    Reviewed July 22, 2018

    สวัสดีค่ะ คุณ Soo ทางเราต้องขอขอบคุณคุณ Soo สำหรับความคิดเห็นครับ ทางเราต้องขอโทษเป็นอย่างยิ่งที่คุณ Sooไม่ได้รับความสะดวกสบายระหว่างเข้าพัก เราจะจัดการตรวจสอบปัญหาที่คุณนิราระบุไว้โดยเร็ว เพื่อป้องกันไม่ให้เกิดเหตุการณ์เช่นนี้อีกในอนาคตค่ะ หากสะดวก ทางเราอยากทราบความคิดเห็นเพิ่มเติมจากคุณSooเพื่อนำไปปรับปรุงที่พักและบริการของเราให้ดียิ่งขึ้นครับ ขอบคุณที่เลือกพักกับเราและหวังเป็นอย่างยิ่งว่าเราจะได้ต้อนรับคุณSooอีกครั้งนะครับ ด้วยความนับถือ ปอ ผู้จัดการโรงแรม

    Responded September 11, 2018
    Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach
    4.0
    Marsha from United Kingdom
    Group
    Superior Pool View
    Stayed 13 nights in February 2018

    Karon hotel”

    Hotel over booked. Given a room right next to bi s which I refused. After a lot of excuses from hotel reception finally ,after a lot of trouble manager turned up. Given a basic room and told I a couple of days, the room I booked would be available . Then more trouble started. Please when you book in take a inventory and photos of everything .if anything is broken you pay even if you don't break it . .

    Reviewed March 01, 2018

    สวัสดีครับ คุณ Marsha ทางเราต้องขอขอบคุณคุณ Marsha สำหรับความคิดเห็นครับ ทางเราต้องขอโทษเป็นอย่างยิ่งที่คุณ Marsha ไม่ได้รับความสะดวกสบายระหว่างเข้าพัก เราจะจัดการตรวจสอบปัญหาที่คุณ Marsha ระบุไว้โดยเร็ว เพื่อป้องกันไม่ให้เกิดเหตุการณ์เช่นนี้อีกในอนาคตครับ หากสะดวก ทางเราอยากทราบความคิดเห็นเพิ่มเติมจากคุณ Marsha เพื่อนำไปปรับปรุงที่พักและบริการของเราให้ดียิ่งขึ้นครับ ขอบคุณที่เลือกพักกับเราและหวังเป็นอย่างยิ่งว่าเราจะได้ต้อนรับคุณ Marsha อีกครั้งนะครับ ด้วยความนับถือ ปอ ผู้จัดการโรงแรม

    Responded September 11, 2018
    Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach
    6.8
    Good
    Kiran from Malaysia
    Couple
    Superior Pool View
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

    Decent & Quiet”

    The hotel location is pretty nice tucked away along the main road.. staff are friendly.The bed was HUGE! The pool was good and the hotel even provides mats n umbrellas for those who want to lay on the beach (3mins walk away) Breakfast was decent, and reception staff didnt understand my request for a late check out (kept saying yes yes ok) but at 12 she called the room to remind us of to check out soon. Overall its a nice affordable hotel thats close enough to the attractions Karon has to offer.

    Reviewed May 07, 2017

    สวัสดีครับ คุณ Kiran ทางเราต้องขอขอบคุณคุณ Kiran สำหรับความคิดเห็นครับ ทางเราต้องขอโทษเป็นอย่างยิ่งที่คุณ Kkiran ไม่ได้รับความสะดวกสบายระหว่างเข้าพัก เราจะจัดการตรวจสอบปัญหาที่คุณ Kiran ระบุไว้โดยเร็ว เพื่อป้องกันไม่ให้เกิดเหตุการณ์เช่นนี้อีกในอนาคตครับ หากสะดวก ทางเราอยากทราบความคิดเห็นเพิ่มเติมจากคุณ Kiran เพื่อนำไปปรับปรุงที่พักและบริการของเราให้ดียิ่งขึ้นครับ ขอบคุณที่เลือกพักกับเราและหวังเป็นอย่างยิ่งว่าเราจะได้ต้อนรับคุณ Kiran อีกครั้งนะครับ ด้วยความนับถือ ปอ ผู้จัดการโรงแรม

    Responded September 11, 2018
    Karon Whale Resort Karon Beach
    7.6
    Very good
    aron from Canada
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Pool Access
    Stayed 7 nights in April 2016

    Spacious and comfortable”

    We stayed in two villas at the back of the property. They were spacious and well appointed. We had an indoor tub and shower, outdoor shower and outdoor jacuzzi tub which were all very nice. The pool was perfect. We spent time in it every day. Location was great. There were plenty of restaurants steps from the hotel. Shopping close by (a very good market at the temple up the road on Saturday night). It was only two mins to the beach and local transport was always readily available to take us wherever we needed to be. Only suggestions for improvements would be general cleanliness (house keeping didn't do a great job) and to find a solution to the mosquito problem in both our rooms. There were swarms of 10-15 in our room every night. That was the worst part for sure. They did fix the gap where they were coming in but not till the last night. It seemed to slow them down but I would warn you to bring plenty of mosquito repellent to stay here. Breakfast was very standard with no variety. While it was included with our room stay, we felt that they could have done a better job. Overall the staff were friendly and it was good value. Combine that with a great location and it's a good deal. Only thing that would stop me going back was those pesky mozzies. Get rid of those and I would stay again without a second thought.

    Reviewed April 18, 2016
    7.3
    Very good
    jordan from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Pool Access
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

    Pool access room ”

    location to bars, aces to pool, close to beach

    The bed was rock hard, which is nothing new in thailand. The staff were friendly and helpful. Room was basic, but good value for money. Only downfall was breakfast, same choices every day and cold friend eggs are not my first choice.

    Reviewed January 05, 2016
    5.7
    Chaiporn from Thailand
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Pool Access
    Stayed 1 night in October 2015

    Room is really bad especially the toilet,”

    location, price

    Really bad at the beginning, Room the toilet full of stool the time we were check in and it is out of order, and full of falling leafs both at the outdoor bathroom and the pool. Then moved a little bit more better.

    Reviewed October 14, 2015
    7.3
    Very good
    Deanne from Australia
    Group
    Superior Pool View
    Stayed 11 nights in August 2015

    Location is excellent, cleanliness not so much”

    Location, pool, staff

    The location of this hotel is excellent. Budget resort and 3 stars at best. There was no tea/coffee or soap but they did supply shower caps and cotton buds? I had to clean the bathroom thoroughly the 1st day there. Shower/bath was not clean neither was the basin, toothpaste all over it.They claimed to have a mini bar at market prices, when we enquired they told us no mini bar? The food/beveridge staff are lovely and were so excited to supply a cake for my birthday...so sweet. The pool is a large size and well maintained. In summary, you get what you pay for but I have paid a lot more for similar resorts. Apart from the cleanliness it was a pleasant stay but do not leave any valuables in your room, not even the safe.

    Reviewed September 03, 2015
    5.7
    Candice from United States
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Pool Access
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2015

    Definitely not 4 star”

    Location was the only good part

    I was surprised to find my room was very old and smelled very badly of moth balls. Breakfast was not good and there were bees flying around and inside everything. Best thing is it is located close to the beach.

    Reviewed August 03, 2015
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