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“Oasis of Calm”
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Rico's Bungalows
Ranked #42 of 55 Hotels in Kata Beach
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I can't speak highly enough of this place, it really was the perfect place to have a few nights by the beach. As per most places in Thailand, the staff were great, really friendly and always there if required. Clientele appeared mainly Scandanavian (Swedish the majority I think!).

The complex consists of approx 23 bungalows in a 'U' shape around a nice pool and gardens. Peaceful area but right at the heart of the Kata resort. A 1 minute walk and you're in amongst the bars and restaurants but you wouldn't know it sat around the pool or on your terrace. 5 mins max to the beach. Toilet and shower room available, which I may made good use of with a later flight on my last day.

My bungalow (No.16) was adjacent to the pool. Lovely terrace area for the pre-dinner beers or G&T! Large bed, functional bathroom, free water and coffee everyday. A/C wasn't amazing but there was a huge fan. Wifi excellent.

Loved my 4 nights here. If I return to Kata I will return to Ricos.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

Good basic accommodation , very clean with great staff & very helpful , quiet for a sleep in. i even rented a motorbike with was great for getting around & right next door to the good restaurants , the TV reception was a little out , but we where to busy to watch TV anyway

Room Tip: all rooms seem good
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 October 2016

2 families travelling together, we stayed here for 6 nights.
We had room 9 which has a king bed and a queen bed so we fitted in very comfortably.
Our friends had 2 side by side rooms.

Really tidy place,gardens well looked after, very clean pool.
Rooms cleaned daily including windows, bathrooms aren't fabulous but at the very good rates no complaints here.

Locations is very close to the access to the beach and among the resturants.
Kata beach access is to limited to a few entry point as the Club Med has a massive property dominating a fair stretch of beach.

We much prefer NOrthern Thailand so unlikely to go back to Phuket but if your going this is a great budget option I would happily recommend

Room Tip: Room 9 if you want 2 big beds
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  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We only had a quick couple of days here but really enjoyed it. It's suited us fine to have cheap, simple accommodation with a pool right outside the door. The staff are lovely & the beds are comfy. It's in a great position along the Kata strip with restaurants, street food & everything else just a few minutes away. And when your at the Bungalows there's no outside noise. We'll be back.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Stayed here for nearly a week...great place and great staff....rooms are along 3 sides of a rectangle, with about half having direct pool frontage...all have patios...
Bathrooms are simply but clean, and the rooms are quite good. Daily cleaning service, and 2 free bottles of water each time.
Some good restaurants very close by, and only a 5 min walk to the beach.
I'd definitely stay here again without a 2nd thought.

Room Tip: Low, middle and highest # rooms are towards each end of the complex...others front the pool...
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  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Rico's Bungalows

Address: 42 Kata Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Kata Beach
Price Range: RM90 - RM355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rico's Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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