"Amazing place to stay on a budget!"
December 19, 2016
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||31.5 km|
"Staff is very friendly and helpful"
December 2, 2018
"Lovey place right near the beach, huge room and breakfast was good"
December 20, 2016
"Place is near to beach, night market and convenience stores."
November 27, 2018
November 27, 2018
The eight-bedroom guesthouse in Kata, Phuket is an excellent place to stay for an amazing holiday. Located just 15.17 km from the city center, this guesthouse is the perfect accommodation for exploring around town. It has beach and city views available, so you are bound to be peeking out at great scenery. This Phuket guesthouse is near Kata Beach, M.G.Collection, Dino Park Mini Golf, Kata View Point, and Commemoration of Princess Mothers Stadium.
With a smoking area, safety deposit boxes, and a selection of shops, this guesthouse provides numerous convenient features to make your stay more comfortable. It features family rooms, so your family has ample space to be together. Offering tours of the area, it is the perfect place to stay to learn about your surroundings and see everything you can while you're here. With a bar, restaurants on-site, a coffee shop, and room service, it offers an assortment of dining and snacking choices for guests to enjoy.
There's free Wi-Fi available in all rooms, as well as Wi-Fi in common areas, so you don't have to worry about a local sim card while abroad. This guesthouse offers a variety of useful services, such as luggage storage, daily housekeeping, as well as laundry services. The staff speaks English, Lao, Thai, Danish, Norwegian, and other languages. This guesthouse provides a variety of transport options, such as airport transfers, car rentals, and shuttle services. Phuket Bus Terminal 2 is 15.0 km away. The nearest airports are Phuket International Airport (HKT) and Krabi International Airport (KBV), which are 31.4 km and 80.9 km away. This guesthouse provides a private check in and check out service, so you can avoid any queues and sort out any paperwork and payments in comfort. It offers check-in from 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM, and check-out until 12:00 PM.
"Big room for a fair price."
October 28, 2017
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 0 year(s).
|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.
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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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
fantastic value for money”
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
Small Hotel in a quiet location close to the beach”
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.
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 :)
Nice room, not so nice staff”
+ room was big, a/c and Wi-Fi perfect, nice bed + owner from Norway was nice as expected from all the previous reviews, young staff also nice + Thai food is delicious + very quiet at night - the old woman (the cook) was very rude, never a smile, never a word, she always seemed angry at us, very disappointing - the breakfast is little bit poor, only coffee and toast (coffee is good btw) Overall a good place to stay
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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:)
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!
Best Guest house jn Kata”
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
Southern Fried Rice Guesthouse