Location :Kata Beach
6 Karon Road, Muang, Phuket, Thailand
The room we were supposed to have was not available the first night. We were downgraded. However, this was okay. They more than made up for it. They let us add on our child's breakfast to our stay. They also had a nice fruit basket and a bottle of wine for us. This was not necessary but was very appreciated. The breakfast was very good every morning. However, the lunch and dinner menu was not. The prices were higher than elsewhere and the quality was not as good. The location was good. It was about a 5 minute walk to Karon beach and about a 15 minute walk to Kata beach. They were both amazing. All in all we had a great stay at Diamond Cottage and I would recommend it!
4/5 Standard of room
2/5 Quality of food
3/5 Value for Money
Stayed at Diamond Cottage in May 2012 for 4 Nights…This was my 10th visit to Phuket over a number of years, and 2nd visit to this hotel in as many years. Love the relaxed resort feeling of this hotel that’s why I re-booked for 2012! Booked a Superior Pool View Room and was pleasantly complimentarily upgraded to a Deluxe Room at check in! Room was similar to the Villa’s that I had stayed at in 2011, except the Villa’s are a lot more private bathrooms have a separate shower/bath..Deluxe Room was stunning though, mod and very spacious…Room had a “firm” King size bed + all the necessary luxuries, aircon, 32in LCD TV, Bar fridge, safe, complimentary coffee/tea/ 2 bottles of water, nice size balcony etc. with a pool view! Deluxe rooms are on the upper tier of the hotel furthest away from the reception area, close to the breakfast dining area. Deluxe rooms overlook a stunning pool area in a “U” shape around the 3 stories of rooms with a number of pool access rooms on the bottom floor & a pool bar which came in handy with their CHANG beer special! The 2nd pool area, services the superior rooms/villa’s at the bottom half of the resort closer to the reception area. Breakfast was included in my rate, nothing absolutely outstanding, but selection & variety was adequate. Didn’t eat any other meals at the hotel besides breakfast as there were a number of restaurants and pubs further up and down the main road from the hotel entrance, although the main restaurant/pub at the entrance of the hotel grounds overlooking the Karon Road, was great for sun downers. As you walk out the hotel entrance, turn right and within a 5/10min stroll there are a number of local street front eateries, with great menu’s & fresh seafood. Staff and management were very accommodating and friendly, always greeting guests etc. Gardens and pool areas are well looked after, continually being maintained…The hotel spa and facilities are wonderful and although prices were more expensive compared to the massage spots everywhere on the streets of Karon/Kata, they continually offer discounts on their packages…The hotel is NOT beach front & is situated on the main road between Karon/Kata, south end of Karon/beginning part of Kata so is a leisurely 10/15min walk to either Karon beach to the right or Kata Beach to the left…I had a hired scooter at 180bt p/d, so is a short ride to the beach. This is certainly a classy 3* hotel worth the few extra dollars which I’d highly recommend and will definitely be returning to yet again. ,If you’re planning a Thailand holiday, 2 things I’ve noticed in the recent years to consider before booking your dream romantic holiday in paradise is how prices in general are on the drastic increase especially in Phuket & Phi Phi, this place is getting very expensive (hotels, meals, drinks, shopping, tours & most definitely tuk-tuks & taxi’s) & secondly the “Russian” invasion especially to Phuket, they even now have a Russian Go-Go bar in Patong, go figure, suppose you don’t need to go to Russia to meet your “Russian Bride” just come to Phuket! so if you think these 2 issues won’t affect your trip, you’ll have a good holiday! PS. Booking with Hoteltravel was effortless and easy, brilliant confirmation & voucher system & will definitely book with them again in future if the prices are right!
4/5 Standard of room
3/5 Quality of food
3/5 Value for Money
Diamond Cottage Resort & Spa is located on the hillside at the southern end of Karon beach, within short walking distance to Karon beach, a mere 20km from Phuket town or 8km from Patong beach which is popular for it's nightlife and within 48km of the airport.