Fine budget option across from the beach
225 Khok Tanot Rd, Kata Yai T: (076) 330 484 F: (076) 330 173
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The bungalows at Coolbreeze are perched precariously up a steep hill, just off the main road and a one-minute walk to the far southern end of Kata Yai beach.
The walk up to the bungalows is quite steep but lined with beautiful native flowers and bushes.The place feels grotty from the outside, with the once-white, almost Tudor-like bungalows now covered in dirt and lime scale. Inside isn't much better. Old pine furniture, fading paint and the horrid wool sheet that so many guesthouses seem intent on supplying don't inspire confidence, but it's clean and the staff do try to brighten up this relic of a guesthouse with good service. There were several children running around the grounds at the time of research — so you know it's a pretty easy-going place. Both fan and air-con options come with TV, fridge and hot water, with a restaurant at the foot of the resort. Coolbreeze's location gets a big plus for proximity to the beach and local nightlife on the southern end of Kata Yai beach, making it a decent budget choice if you can bring yourself to deal with its appearance. Just at the entrance of Coolbreeze is a well stocked mini-mart to stock up your mini-fridge — you will want a cold one after hiking up to your room.
Last updated on 17th September, 2013.