Ratings based on 427 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Singapore

Posted 18-May-2015
Location: Rent a bike just outside the hotel lobby.
Guests must go to the roof top bar and enjoy the stunning sunset view which the staffs hardly mentioned.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travellerfrom UK

Good Location, Friendly Staff, Great Choice

Posted 12-May-2015
My girlfriend and I stayed for 5 nights in a deluxe room on the 4th floor. The location is perfect if you are looking for somewhere quiet to relax. 10 mins walk from Kata beach, 25 minutes walk from Karon beach. There are gift shops, restaurants and massage parlours close by. The hotel is new, clean and modern. The staff were first class, friendly and helpful in everything. The room was tidy and spacious with a nice veranda with lush greenery outside. The pool area is clean and looks as good as the photos. We visited the food markets & did the Thai cooking class with a chef at the hotel, Mr. Towchay. He was very kind and friendly and it was a lot of fun! There is a special event on the roof of the restaurant some nights with Thai dancing and special food, I highly recommend asking about this, it was the highlight of the trip, excellent value. I recommend spending the money to get the hotel shuttle bus from the airport direct to the hotel, it's not that expensive but we tried to save money by going with a cheap option on arrival and it was a stress, especially after a long flight. You can arrange the shuttle direct with the hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom New York

Great Hotel Near the Both Kata and Karon Beach

Posted 06-May-2015
Pros: I liked the staff. They were very accommodating and completed all our requests.
Cons: I feel that there should be more shuttles to Patong. The shuttle was great but we wished it came more often and at different times.
Location: Located near Kata beach. Tons to do. Plenty of souvenir shopping, restaurants, convenience stores down the hill.
This hotel was in a great location near both Kata and Karon beach. Kata beach was a 5 minute walk and Karon beach was a 15 minute walk from the hotel. The only bad thing about this hotel is its location at the top of a steep hill. My party had no problems walking up and down this hill since we are fairly young and not obese. You are able to walk to a lot of restaurants and bars from this hotel. Hotel itself was great. Nice accommodating staff.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Rotterdam

Dichtbij het strand, rustige locatie

Posted 04-May-2015
Pros: locatie, vriendelijk personeel
Location: strand is super dichtbij
Hier verbleven samen met mijn vriend en moeder. Locatie was super (niet te drukke deel van Kata) en op loopafstand van het strand. Het ligt inderdaad op een berg, maar wij hadden een huurauto en er was altijd plek hiervoor op hun prive parkeerplekken. Hotelkamer werd elke dag netjes opgemaakt en we kregen altijd netjes twee flesjes water. Heel erg handig. Ontbijt is redelijk te noemen. Niet superveel keuze, maar wel ruim genoeg. En dat is prima, want je kunt buiten de deur heel veel lekkers eten! Personeel is vriendelijk en spreken goed engels. Ik zou dit hotel zeker aanraden aan iedereen.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Ottawa, Canada

A Lovely Experience

Posted 03-May-2015
Pros: The pool area, the breakfast buffet and the spacious rooms
Cons: Softer bed and pillows. Cleaner shower stall...between the tiles in the corners were not clean enough. It would have been nice to have some drawers.
Location: Shopping, many restaurants, beaches, motor bike rentals, convenient store
My husband and I stayed at the Avista for 5 nights and had a very pleasant experience. This is a very pretty hotel with a very cozy feel. It is in a good area with lots of places to eat and shop. The beach is about a 10 min walk. We rented a motor bike and visited all the beaches in the area, Kata, Kata Noi and Karon. Our favorite was Kata Noi. The rooms are very spacious, but we found the bed and pillows too hard for our liking. The bathroom is very attractive. The pool area is lovely with lots of greenery. The breakfast buffet was very good and the staff very efficient and polite. We had dinner in the restaurant two nights, when they had entertainment. The food was very good and so was the entertainment. The restaurant manager, Ale, was very gracious...super nice! We were very happy with massages we had at the spa, that is located just off the pool area. Just wanted to mention that the hotel is located on top of a steep hill. So if you have bad knees or you are elderly it could pose a problem for walking. I would definitely recommend this hotel.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom paris

Excellent

Posted 25-Apr-2015
Hotel bien placé dans le centre ville, personnel au top, ne pas hésiter à faire confiance au personne en face de l'hôtel pour laver son linge ou louer des scooters.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Rosario; Santa Fe

Linda estancia

Posted 20-Apr-2015
Pros: La piscina y la habitación
Cons: Medio de transporte para acceder al hotel. Hay que subir una colina importante.
Location: La ubicación es buena, cerca de la playa, pero de díficil acceso.
Hotel muy lindo y comodo. El personal es correcto, faltaria un poco mas de amabilidad.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom maldegem, belgie

Mooi modern hotel

Posted 20-Apr-2015
Pros: De kamer was zeer ruim, goede ligging (5min van strand en centrum), personeel zeer vriendelijk en ze doen er alles om het beste te maken van je vakant
Cons: Kamers op het 5e verdiep hebben veel last van aircos die op het dak staan. Zeer luidruchtig een hele nacht.
Location: Goed gelegen
Alles was perfect buiten 1 minpunt, de luide aircos snachts. Voor de rest raad ik dit hotel aan iedereen aan!
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travellerfrom Dallas, TX.

4 Star Property with 5 Star Service

Posted 20-Apr-2015
Pros: Location, Service
Cons: Cushions and Fabrics should be upgraded, breakfast buffet needs better fruit selection
Location: Kata Beach is nearby. Kata town is nearby- easy walk for shopping, restaurants, nightlife.
If you are expecting a 5 star hotel experience, this should not be your first choice. There is not enough attention to the details that a 5 star facility would provide. Breakfast Buffet- 2-3 out of 5 stars. As all have mentioned- fruit offerings are sparse. One day in particular (Sunday) small tiny over ripe bananas as one of the 3 fruits, OJ, water and one other type of juice, greasy potatoes, the chef could not understand basic English. Numerous food pots containing the hot food were empty or almost empty. The location in Kata is good- trek to the bottom of the road and take a right to Kata Beach, go left to walk to Karon beach. Kata Beach is about a 10 minute walk, the southern edge of Karon is 20 minutes. The positives of this hotel are: 1. The beautiful 2 level pool – very nice 2. Excellent service provided by motivated employees- 3. Great location in between Kata and Karon, 7 minute walk to Starbucks, shopping, restaurants 4. The rooftop bar (open from 6- 7:30PM daily) offers a beautiful view of Kata Beach along with relaxing music, comfortable lounge chairs along with gigantic floor pillow beds on an artificial grass surface that makes for a very romantic and memorable evening. The negatives are: 1. Breakfast buffet is standard and tired, lacking in variety and quality of food. It’s not terrible, but not great either. 2. The HILL up to the hotel- I am rating is as a negative because while it is a short walk, it is very steep and not something you will look forward to.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified travellerfrom scotland

Fabulous

Posted 19-Apr-2015
Pros: Everything
Location: Good central point for both Kata and Karon beaches, great places to eat enjoy and all the Thai lifestyle,
Great hotel where staff were super friendly and helpful, close to beach but a steep walk up the hill. Clean and plush with excellent facilities. Great rooms with plenty of space and a balcony to enjoy