We have just returned from our 3rd wonderful stay at the Katathani Phuket Beach Resort, and cant wait for the day to return once again.
Our family, with 2 boys, stayed in two connecting poolside rooms in the Bhuri wing. Despite other reports, we love this side of the resort, and have stayed on this side on each occassion. It is, IMO, the better side of the resort. We find that it is quieter, not as crowded around the pool, and Breakfast in the Seacret restaurant is definitely not as noisy or busy. It is still close enough to the beach, restaurants, and other pools (should you wish to move around).
The rooms are beautifully presented, and we couldn't fault the housekeeping during our 8 night stay. There is plenty of room, they are tastefully decorated, and well laid out. The bathrooms are clean and tidy with good water pressure and temperature.
The grounds and pools are immaculately maintained, with a lot of pride and effort going into maintaining them.
The food has always been of high quality and well priced - the breakfast buffet is varied and plentiful with lots of choices (love the made to order omelettes). There are plenty of options for dinner also. The Seaside Pizza cafe is great, one of the best pizzas I have had - full of flavour and not at all oily.
We love that The Katathani are always updating and adding to this fantastic resort, and it is great to see the changes each time we return. This year we enjoyed the new Joy Zone in the Bhuri wing. This is a great set up, a nice place to hang out and have a drink, while the kids are playing and having fun.
There is plenty to do in and around the resort. The games rooms are fantastic. We had fun at the Frog Races.
The staff are what make the resort so memorable. They are always fabulous, welcoming, and friendly, and more than happy to assist in any way.
The Katathani has, for us, set a benchmark and expectation for which all other stays are measured against. We have travelled around many areas of Thailand, including several stays in Phuket, Khao Lak, and Krabi areas. We always finish our trip with a stay at the Katathani. We keep on returning as we know we wont be disappointed. My wife said that when we come around the back streets of Kata, up over the hill into Kata Noi she feels a sense of relaxation and being "at home" - I think that sums it up. We love the warm welcome back that we receive. We love our time at the Katathani. We couldn't recommend it highly enough. Thank you so much for another memorable holiday, and we look forward to visiting again soon. Thank you too to travelonline for the fantastic deal on the accommodation, which made it all possible.