Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Case E Mare, Kata Beach, Phuket

Case E Mare, Kata Beach, Phuket

This week I stayed one night in Phuket for work, to be more precise for a PADI Course Director update and a friend recommended the Casa E Mare in Kata Beach, since it was near the hotel that the seminar was at.

It's an Italian owned and run hotel/restaurant/ice cream parlour and it has a nice and quiet location, just a few minutes walk away from Kata beach, one of the more relaxed and quiet beaches on Phuket.

The Italian cold cuts on display looked fantastic but unfortunately I didn't get the time the try them out.

The rooms are simple, straightforward and affordable but are very nicely laid out and cosy and they have all the minimum requirements a room needs.

If you need to spend time in Phuket and don't need to be near the ocean, and you like a nice and family atmosphere, this is the place to be.

Booking by Agoda

Booking by Hotels Combined

Downstairs restaurant and pool table

Some great cold cuts at display

My room

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Centara Karon Resort, Phuket

Centara Karon Resort, Phuket

At Centara Karon Resort, by the same chain that brings you Centara Kata Resort in Phuket there is so much to offer all guests. You will want to come back again and again.

The resort is a modern, mid-rise establishment with panoramic views of Karon Beach and the lush hinterland of the hills behind. From the fringe of Phuket's emerald green hills, the crystal clear waters of the Andaman sea unfold into the horizon. Karon Beach displays its majestic sweep as one of the finest soft white sandy beaches to be found anywhere on Phuket island, and it is a popular holiday resort offering the visitor everything that is expected from a tropical island destination.
Heading to the beach is a gentle three-minute stroll from the resort where the dazzling white sand of Karon's four-kilometer beach sweeps before you.

Centara Karon Resort is made up by 4 residential zones, The Terraces, The Lagoon, Tropicale and the Cabanas with a total of 316 rooms, complimented by a further 19 villas units scattered around the grounds.

The Terraces offer newly refurbished superior and superior ocean view rooms together with 4 delightfully appointed deluxe honeymoon rooms complete with their own over sized terrace and private out door sunken jacuzzi tub.

Accommodations at The Lagoon offer spacious deluxe rooms many of which have 2 double beds which are ideal for family holidays accommodating up to 2 adults and 2 children with ease. Deluxe family studio rooms offers even greater comfort and space.

Tropicale is especially designed for travelers seeking a more luxurious and inclusive vacation experience. Guests will enjoy Thai contemporary furnishings, nightly turn down service and the exclusive use of the lounge serving daytime snacks and pastries, all day tea and coffee and evening cocktails and snacks all of which are complimentary. Additionally the lounge offers newspapers, reading materials and free internet access.

Finally spacious The Cabanas are set within a garden location offering total privacy together with all the comfort and service expected from a premium room category.

All the air-conditioned rooms, suites, and villas are tastefully decorated in contemporary Thai style. Rooms have a private balcony or terrace and offer amenities designed for comfort. Superior guest rooms are located in The Terraces building offering partial or full ocean views. Deluxe and Premium Deluxe rooms are located in The Lagoon and Tropicale wings. They offer larger accommodation up to 52 sq.m. Villas are clustered and located in The Cabanas zone - around the pool area of The Lagoon wing. All rooms offer air conditioning, color TV with satellite channels and in-house movies, in-house musics, refrigerator, tea and coffee making facilities, IDD telephone, bathroom with bath and shower.

A good value deal in low season and reasonably priced in the busy seasons in a nice and quiet area of Phuket.

Booking by Hotels Combined

Booking by Agoda

Deluxe Cabana Room

Lagoon Deluxe room

Deluxe Honeymoon spa suites at the Terraces


Aerial view