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"The kitchen cooks excellent Thai Food for reasonable prices in Kuta."
Matthias - February 28, 2020
The hotel is great location, 5 minutes walk from Kata beach, a minute walk from most amazing seafood restaurant market.
Mahbubur | January 16, 2020
The hotel also provides towels for the beach, and the owner is very friendly guy with a lot of stories.
Mahbubur | January 16, 2020
Very spacious room, all amenities in perfect working condition (AC, hot water, Wi-Fi, fan, TV).
Alexander | May 19, 2018
Everything went smooth all other reviews describe perfect the place as in reality.
Alex | April 30, 2018
(guesthouse) but i enjoyed my stay and friendly to my budget 😊 i’ll be back soon.
Maria | November 12, 2017
Closed from beach and market, hospitable owner and staff, clean in the room.
Sergey | November 12, 2017
260 meters to the beach
Located in heart of Phuket
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.7|
|Distance to city center||15.17 km|
|Nearest airport||Phuket International Airport (HKT)|
|Distance to airport||31.9 km|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.
Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 900 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Phuket with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.
Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"The location is the best feature of the guest house."
February 18, 2020
"Perfect place to stay at the Kata beach on a budget!"
May 19, 2018
"The owner is very friendly with guests and helpful."
February 18, 2020
Nestled in the heart of Kata, Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse is an ideal spot from which to discover Phuket. The hotel is not too far from the city center: just 15.17 km away, and it normally takes about 60 minutes to reach the airport. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Kata Beach, M.G.Collection, Dino Park Mini Golf give to this hotel a special charm.
The facilities and services provided by Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service.
Step into one of 8 inviting rooms and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as air conditioning, mini bar, balcony/terrace, fan, television which can be found in some rooms. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as billiards, games room. Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Phuket.
"Fully air conditioned, fridge with complementary water."
January 16, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse
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totally nice stay”
We stayed a few days at southern fried rice guesthouse. We payed 600 baht together for a room with aircon and included breakfast. The breakfast is nothing to get exited about. 2 slices of toast with marmelade and butter and the choice between freshfruit and fruitjuice and the choice between coffee or tea. If you dont have that included cost 50 baht. the manager is often around. He is qquite helpful. Ask him if you have questions. He booked a trip from phuket to phi phi for us for 350 baht per person. Taxi is included so they get you from the hostel. 7eleven is 2 miniute walk. You can rent scooter for 200 baht per day. Insist on 200 because a staffmember wrote 250 down first but normal is 200. With the scooter it is easy to get everywhere in phuket. Rooms are clean. Everyday roomservice and new towel and new waterbootles for the minibar which are free. All in all had a really nice stay. Staff is very friendly. Would come back!
great location , awesome service”
the southern fried rice guesthouse was an amazing place to stay at , they gave me a better room on my second day , the owner terry is very friendly but also very helpful, any day trips go through him , you wont get it any cheaper trust me . the guesthouse is in the heart of kata beach close to all the food you want , look out for the ladies who sell the ribs and its only a short walk to the bars. the room i had was very comfortable , they have a pool table which is free and also free wifi,this is a place i will come back to
Decent accommodation and a friendly welcome for a budget price.”
Southern Fried Rice is a great little guesthouse. We booked 10 days in room No. 4. Private en suite room, clean and spacious, it has a small balcony and high speed Wi Fi. The owner was very helpful and looked after us very well. The food in the restaurant was reasonably priced and very tasty. We ate out a few times but found that, on the whole, we preferred the food from Southern Fried Rice and it was usually cheaper. The owner can also book excursions for you. Brilliant holiday.
Fantastic location, clean and great staff”
We had a fantastic stay at Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse. The room we stayed in was of a modern standard, clean and serviced spotlessly every day. The guesthouse was only five to ten minutes from the beach which was very convenient. The owner of the guesthouse was very friendly and helpful with local advice and booking of transport. The food served in the guesthouse's kitchen was very tasty and all the members of staff were friendly too.
Great place, close to the beach”
We weren't big fans of Kata Beach town, very loud, full bars, but the beach was beautiful. Staying at Southern Fried Rice was great, Terje was exceptionally helpful to us, and in planning our trip. The travellers lodge room was everything we needed, nice to have a safe and minifridge included. Overall recommended if you're staying in Kata Beach.
Can't beat the friendly staff and location!”
SFR is a wonderful place with yummy food and the best prices in Kata/Karon. We know because we checked! Friendly staff and clean environment make this place more like a home than a hotel. Owner Terje (Terry) gave wonderful advice about tours and attractions in the area, plus arranged an airport taxi for us for half of the street price. The food at SFR was top notch... very reasonably priced and delicious. I highly recommend the chicken and cashew nuts, green curry chicken or stir fried chicken vegetable. The BEST pad Thai in Kata/Karon beach area of Phuket is available here! Spiciness is optional... as I am allergic, my food was expertly prepared to my taste, while my travelling companion enjoyed hers deliciously spiced. I would most definitely stay here again. SFR's reputation as a top notch guest house is well deserved! SFR is a great place to stay for your Phuket vacation.
Recommend this place”
I had chosen the Southern Fried Rice based on the previous reviews on Tripadvisor and can only confirm the positive impression of fellow travelers. My room (nr 3) was spacious and clean, with a comfortable bed, and everybody at the hotel was really nice - food was also great!! I recommend this place.
Awesome Guesthouse, perfect location”
I had chosen the Southern Fried Rice based on the previous reviews. Room was good size clean, with good bed. Food was great! I will recommend this place to everyone. Two bottles of water and clean towels everyday. In room safe and shared computers with Internet.
Very nice manager”
The manager (Terje) was very helpful during our stay at Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse. He helped us book a cheap taxi, and was very welcoming of us. Reccommended!
Great location and lovely rooms”
My stay can be summed up as great. SFR provides taxi service from airport to guesthouse at 600Baht per ride, which is very decent considering the taxi rates in Phuket. Checkin was a breeze, basically you just show them your booking printout and they give you the key. Two bottles of water and new towels provided everyday. If you intend to do some activity, just let the staff there know and they can book the ride and activity there for you at decent rates, it's that easy. Kata beach is just 150m away along a pathway beside a canal. Many shops along kata road for you to shop, as well as to eat (Wine connection just round the corner is a great place to eat/chill).
Comfortable and pleasant stay”
We stayed for 2 nights in Room 4 (Deluxe with Balcony). It was very spacious and well equipped with a/c, fridge and safe. The balcony was nice but be warned it looks straight into the windows of another hotel next door so not much to see and little privacy. The include breakfast was continental with an option to change it to English for a small additional charge. (Coffee was very good). Location wise it's not bad for Kata. The beach is a 10 min walk along the sticky canal walkway. There are PLENTY of restaurants in the area especially on the road towards Karon. There is also a night market up the street as alternative - they also have live music most nights it seems (we saw Elvis). The guesthouse rented us a scooter at a very good rate which made things much easier. It was a quick wizz to the beach and driving to the Kata viewpoint and the Cape was very pleasant as the roads were fairly quiet. You can also catch a Songthaew right behind the hotel to go into Phuket Town.
All was super. First of all dear travelers - book this guest house on agoda - its very quick and simple, second contact via email or phone with guesthouse owner Mr. Terje and ask him a taxi from airport - its very cheap ~800 baht (100USD = 3250 baht). If u stay 7+ nights taxi is free. In every room was a aircond, TV, refrigirator, big bed for couples :). For Beach u may go to Kata beach ~10min or Karon~15 min. 7eleven market its just around coner ~5min. Night market on parallel street on east about~10 min. Staff makes perfect breakfast 8-12 oclock - may be continental or thai, if u go earlier they can do sandwiches to u. In that hotel u live like at home. We would like to back if will be on Phucket again
friendly hotel with nice rooms and a good location”
the room was very nice and the location is good. you have just a short walk to the beach. however, this area is a little bit quieter as if you go to the south of kata beach. there is some more happening. but we had a motorbike to get around. you can still walk, as in the low season there is not really much to do. a night club is nearby. the owner is an older man from norway. he was very helpful and friendly. however, he was claiming having all the cheapest - he even mentioned offering trips at his loss...? he also claims having the cheapest motorbikes. if you prefer to be completely on your own, it could be a little bit difficult to be left alone for good. the only actual downturn was, that the included breakfast was only continental (fruit, toast, jam, coffe). for the american (adding fried eggs with bacon/ham) you need to pay 50 THB extra...
Helpful staff Good location”
Location very good close to Beach (Kata Beach),also near resturants shopping and nightlife(Kata Center).Good food at hotel also.Very helpful staff,helped out to book trips, taxi and so on.I will be back.The boss was norwegian and he know lots about Phuket (Thaiand) Hats of for him.
Nice little guest house at a quiet locacation”
The owner is at site, speaks english and always at your service. Rooms are clean and new towels are provided daily. Airco/hot water/fast wifi/fridge/safety box available in the rooms for free and all working. Place got a small restaurant, you can rent scooter at site or just talk to the owner and he will organize trips for you including taxi back and forth to the airport. We had to completely reschedule our trip due to the protests in Bangkok but Terje (the Owner) managed to offer us room still and was a friendly and helpful host during our stay. Hotel is at a good location, Kata and Kata Noi beaches are in walking distance, many restaurants, shops and bars around but still quiet during the nights.
Great value for money, close to the beach, good food”
Very spacious room, all amenities in perfect working condition (AC, hot water, Wi-Fi, fan, TV). I liked that the AC blows cold air NOT on the bed so it is not cold to sleep. Very good restaurant with reasonable prices and combo offers. Friendly and helpful owner and staff. Helped me to get a taxi to the airport for a price better than in town. The breakfast included in the room price is not extensive but you can 'upgrade' to a big one for just 50 Baht. Anyway, one cannot complain considering the price. Perfect place to stay at the Kata beach on a budget! Looking forward to come back :)
Value for a budget price & good location.”
1) Just behind the street front hotels so great location and very quiet. Close to beach path. 2) Very quiet! We had a good sleep. 3) Very accomodating & helpful owner. Arranged drivers for us at low prices. Gave us good advice. 4) Excellent food at their cafe and low cost! 5) Free use of snorkeling equip, umbrellas, beach stuff. 6) Just near the Kata Night Market Thur-Sunday.
Ideally located, quiet, friendly and unassuming guesthouse ”
Clean, spacious, well appointed rooms; effortless hospitality from the friendly owner Terje (challenge him to a game of chess or pool sometime); and a tasty menu (the Panang curry is especially recommended if you like it hot) should put this modest and competitively priced option top of your list. I was in Kata to study rather than party, and the peace and quiet, combined with sympathetic smiles and service, really helped my cause. Thank you and I look forward to staying here again... next time, just for a holiday :)
If you like to feel welcomed this is the place!”
my wife and i stayed two nights at this hotel and would have stayed the rest of the time there also if it would have been available. this small yet cozy guest house / restaurant offers a great location to enjoy the life in kata. we really enjoyed the service that the owner provided and the talks we had with him. the food was very very good, and i recommend taking the advice of the owner when it comes to the menu. we were also very impressed with the owners willingness to help us find another hotel and even driving us there to check in with all of our bags. great place and great people. best customer service!
Nice friendly little place...”
This was a great little guesthouse. First, they had a taxi meet us at the airport with advanced notice of the flat rate to the hotel (a very good thing in Thailand). I also understand that this service was complimentary with a weeks stay. Once we arrived, the owner, Terje was there to greet us, feed us, and show us around the place. He was also very helpful in pointing out local attractions, the best of course being the beach a few minutes walk away. The room was very clean and spacious with everything in working order. If you're the cautious type, there is also a room safe for your passports, cash, etc. This place seemed to me to be perfect for most anyone. For a couple (like us) it was quiet, but plenty of restaurants, bars, and markets very close by when you feel like doing something. The restaurant downstairs had some delicious Thai food, as well as western offerings if you get a little homesick. I would definitely stay here again, and have already recommended it to a couple of friends.