Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse
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8.9
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Excellent location - 260 meters to the beach
Popular neighborhood
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FREE
  • Kata Beach440 m
  • Dino Park Mini Golf500 m
  • Kata View Point530 m
  • Commemoration of Princess Mothers Stadium760 m
  • Surf House Phuket Phuket900 m
  • Wat Kitti Sangkaram990 m
  • James Fashion House1.07 km
  • EAT. Bar & Grill1.08 km
  • Karon Shopping Mall1.09 km
  • Phuket Surf1.2 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse

    100/14-15 Kata Road,, Kata, Phuket, Thailand, 83100 - See map
    "Big, spacious room with flat screen TV."
    Amanda - December 19, 2016
    Fantastic breakfast
    91% positive mentions
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 91% of guests
    • Airport transfer

    • 260 meters to the beach

    • Located in heart of Phuket

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

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    Value for money score
    8.7/10
    Location score
    8.9/10
    Service score
    8.8/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.7
    Distance to city center15.17 km
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportPhuket International Airport (HKT)
    Distance to airport31.5 km

    Rooms available at Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse

    8.3
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Standard (Room 2,3,5,6)
    Standard (Room 2,3,5,6)
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    • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    The Traveler's Lodge - Shared Bathroom (Room 1)
    The Traveler's Lodge - Shared Bathroom (Room 1)
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Deluxe Balcony (Room 4)
    Deluxe Balcony (Room 4)
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 1 double bed
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    Suite (Room 7)
    Suite (Room 7)
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    • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
    • City view
    • 1 double bed
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    Family (Room 8)
    Family (Room 8)
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    • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
    • City view
    • 2 double beds
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      Deluxe Double Room
      Deluxe Double Room
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        What people love about Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse

        • 8.8
          Excellent
          Breakfast

          "Lovey place right near the beach, huge room and breakfast was good"

          rebecca

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          December 20, 2016

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "Very good restaurant with reasonable prices and combo offers."

          Alexander

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          May 19, 2018

        • 10.0
          Exceptional
          Location

          "Place is near to beach, night market and convenience stores."

          Ee H.

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          November 27, 2018

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        9.2
        Exceptional

        "Staff is very friendly and helpful"

        Luca

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        December 2, 2018

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        9.6
        Exceptional
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        "The staff were very helpful and friendly."

        Emma

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        July 22, 2017

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        Cleanliness8.6
        Facilities8.2
        Location8.9
        Room comfort and quality8.3
        Service8.8
        Value for money8.7
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        6-7 Good (13)
        <6 Below Expectation (16)
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        8.0
        Excellent
        James from Thailand
        Couple
        Standard (Room 2,3,5,6)
        Stayed 22 nights in April 2019

        Southern Fried Rice”

        We just completed a three week stay here and intend to return the next time we visit Kata. The best thing about the place is the attendant owner and staff. Always helpful. The location is a short walk from the beach, restaurants, etc. This is a budget hotel so do not have your expectations too high. The water is hot. The wifi works. The bedding is clean. Fresh water everyday. The rooms get cleaned everyday. The food at the restaurant is good and reasonably priced. The towels and bedding can be a bit worn.

        Reviewed April 27, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Maria from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Standard (Room 2,3,5,6)
        Stayed 5 nights in November 2017

        Exceptional”

        First time to stay here. Owner and all staff are friendly. The room i stayed is quite big and nice. It’s old school feels (guesthouse) but i enjoyed my stay and friendly to my budget 😊 i’ll be back soon.

        Reviewed November 12, 2017
        8.8
        Excellent
        Jasper from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Balcony (Room 4)
        Stayed 4 nights in March 2017

        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 :)

        Reviewed March 19, 2017
        9.6
        Exceptional
        STEVEN from United States
        Family with young children
        Family (Room 8)
        Stayed 1 night in November 2016

        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.

        Reviewed December 01, 2016
        8.7
        Excellent
        Andre from South Africa
        Couple
        Deluxe Balcony (Room 4)
        Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

        Comfortable and pleasant stay”

        Great staff, good location

        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.

        Reviewed May 09, 2014
        10.0
        Exceptional
        ryan from United Kingdom
        Solo traveler
        Standard (Room 2,3,5,6)
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

        fantastic value for money”

        the rooms are spacious and clean and food is great

        The rooms are very nice here for what you pay, the restaurant serves fantastic western food for 15% discount for customers. Try the meatballs! very friendly host and staff and right next to all the restaurants and bars and close to beach. highly recommend only slight prob was wi fi little slow for me cause i play online poker but for anyother web browsing its fine

        Reviewed November 25, 2012
        8.7
        Excellent
        Sonya from Canada
        Solo traveler
        Deluxe Balcony (Room 4)
        Stayed 5 nights in March 2012

        Small Hotel in a quiet location close to the beach”

        Kind Owner, personable staff, clean room, decent food

        I stayed for 6 nights in the SFRC. I completely enjoyed my stay here. It was the perfect place for me to relax and hang out on the beach. Owner was very kind and helpful. I was left with the impression that he enjoys running his business and meeting people from all over the world. if I were to return, I would easily stay here.

        Reviewed April 23, 2012
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Ee from Malaysia
        Family with young children
        Standard (Room 2,3,5,6)
        Stayed 4 nights in November 2018

        Love the place!”

        Good location. Place is near to beach, night market and convenience stores. Nice and helpful staff. I was allowed to check-in earlier and the staff prepared breakfast in advanced for me and my family for our long journey the next morning. Room was clean and cozy. Love the big window because we like bright room.

        Reviewed November 27, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Alexander from Russia
        Solo traveler
        Standard (Room 2,3,5,6)
        Stayed 5 nights in May 2018

        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 :)

        Reviewed May 19, 2018
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Emma from Australia
        Couple
        Deluxe Balcony (Room 4)
        Stayed 5 nights in July 2017

        Very comfortable stay”

        We enjoyed our recent stay here. Rooms were basic but comfortable and cleaned daily and were spotless. Location wise its close to beach , shops and night market.We found the food was fantastic and can recommend the restaurant as well. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

        Reviewed July 22, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Roxanne from Singapore
        Group
        The Traveler's Lodge - Shared Bathroom (Room 1)
        Stayed 4 nights in March 2017

        Perfect! True hospitality”

        One of the best places we've stayed in. The staff was very friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Terje arranged for our tours at really cheap rates, almost half of what was advertised on the flyers. The food was delicious, fresh ingredients and the servings plenty, we always left with a full belly. The room we stayed in was clean and large, it got cleaned every day. Thanks so much for the wonderful stay. We'll definitely stay here again if ever we come back to Phuket.

        Reviewed March 15, 2017
        9.6
        Exceptional
        David from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Deluxe Balcony (Room 4)
        Stayed 10 nights in February 2017

        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.

        Reviewed March 11, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Roberta from Canada
        Solo traveler
        Standard (Room 2,3,5,6)
        Stayed 3 nights in February 2017

        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.

        Reviewed February 24, 2017
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Amanda from United States
        Group
        Family (Room 8)
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

        Amazing Room Near the Beach!”

        We were a group of 3 in the family room and we were allowed to check in early. Big, spacious room with flat screen TV. Very fast, reliable internet (was able to do video chat). The owner was very nice. The breakfast included is just fruit, toast, and coffee/tea but they will give you a good deal if you order other food. You can hear people coming up the stairs, but we are heavy sleepers so it wasn't a big deal. Great location since it is only 5 min walk to the beach and surrounded by shops and restaurants. Amazing place to stay on a budget!

        Reviewed December 19, 2016
        8.4
        Excellent
        Mathieu from Canada
        Couple
        The Traveler's Lodge - Shared Bathroom (Room 1)
        Stayed 1 night in December 2016

        Great value for the money and great staff !”

        We've stayed there one night only but it is really good for the money, close to Kata beach, stores, 7/11 and everything, very nice staff, they've booked a taxi for us to go back to the airport, very helpful staff, if you're a backpacker who doesn't want to pay too much for hotels this is the place to go

        Reviewed December 08, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Rachael from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard (Room 2,3,5,6)
        Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

        Fantastic hotel!!!”

        Spent 4 nights here. Wonderful staff and facilities. Rooms are spacious and modern and get cleaned everyday with fresh towels and water. Free breakfast is good; also a more substantial option for only 50baht. Free pool table, chess boards and large flat screen downstairs always on. Location 5min walk from Kata beach. Lots of restaurants and shops around and even mini golf! Would recommend and stay here again without a doubt!

        Reviewed June 21, 2016
        10.0
        Exceptional
        JEON from South Korea
        Solo traveler
        The Traveler's Lodge - Shared Bathroom (Room 1)
        Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

        kind staff, clean room, close to kata beach”

        kind staff, clean room, close to kata beach

        even I arrived about 4am(due to flight schedule), the staff was quite nice to me. the room was quite tidy, but there was no view at my side I don't know why but it was blocked some fence. Except it, clean and quiet atmosphere generally and perfect to relax alone. I definitely will visit there once I come back to Phuket:)

        Reviewed December 12, 2015
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Jan-Micha from Germany
        Couple
        Standard (Room 2,3,5,6)
        Stayed 3 nights in May 2015

        totally nice stay”

        staff, service, tidy

        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!

        Reviewed May 21, 2015
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Leith from Australia
        Business traveler
        Standard (Room 2,3,5,6)
        Stayed 8 nights in September 2014

        Best Guest house jn Kata”

        The Owner and staff and the food

        Best most relaxing stay.Nothing was to much trouble for the owner to organise for you.The food is outstanding all prepared by the two lovely ladies in the kitchen.Continental nreakfast included in the room price and a full american breakfast if required for an extra 50 baht.Your laundry service also available in house.Just a wonderful place to stay and be completely relaxed

        Reviewed September 29, 2014
        9.0
        Exceptional
        Evgenii from Russia
        Couple
        Deluxe Balcony (Room 4)
        Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

        Homelike hotel”

        Great location, great staff, great service for cheap money

        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

        Reviewed April 01, 2014
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