anyone know any decent hotel in kata beach for jan?
basically gonna be there 6 nights and looking for under 20gbp and ideally under 15gbp... difficult i know coz its peak season, have searched for some places on the net but they all seem to be a bit dear... wondered if anyone had any reccommendations?
Lowest cost for a small guesthouse in karon would be about B 1,000 in January, probably more, but in kata you may find some room available at some of the bars or restaurants but you will not find any good hotel for that price, at least 2,000 minimum, but when you say decent hotel what sort of hotel are you looking for, if you want a nice 3 star hotel then more like 2,500-3,500 at that time. You may find some guesthouses up Soi Nanai in Patong but these would be rooms and not really hotels.
Oh maybe Kata Garden Resort 9 quite nice really ) is about 1,500 for an air conditioned bugalow for 2 ( 1,500 for single ) and that also gives you breakfast, and it has a small pool, it is near Dino Park which is on the hill between kata and karon but you can walk down to the beach, Karon beach is nearer, it is a busy area but for january I think that is very good value indeed.
Also if you can go after the middle of january it can be cheaper, CS Hotrel in karon, about 5 minutes walk to the beach is about B 1,500 before middle of January and then about 1,100 after that, small pool. But that doesn't include breakfast.
I though you were using USD and then I saw it must be GB currency.
Another at Karon is Southland Inn, that is like guesthouse, no pool, about 1,400.
I think if you can find a room at Kata garden resort that would be the best deal. In Patong the huge Montana Hotel is about 1,300 without breakfast for either 1 or 2 people. Patong is cheaper usualy as more places but normaly guesthouses.
Katanoi Club Bungalows are quoted as 500 baht for a double fan room. Check the travelfish website, they have lots of recommendations for Kata. A lot of places will rely on walk ins, so that would probably be your best bet, rather then trying to book something in advance.
cheers for the replies
reason im asking is that my mum n dad are going to be stopping at the Kata Thani (yes the posh one) so i wanna be near them...
just gonna get there and look around, only prob is my flight doesnt land until 8.30pm!
oh well... im sure we'll get something!