The Hotel is named after our owners youngest son, the very lovely, Kelly who is now 7. Although he’s not quite old enough to run the place yet, he is showing all the signs that it’s in his blood as he can often be found in the bar area.
We named the bar after researching the island’s history; we discovered that the founder of Penang, Captain Francis Light (a spice trader) had stayed in Phuket for ten years.
The locals loved him so much they volunteered to become part of the British Empire and they also scoured the island for the most beautiful wife for him so that he would not leave. He did indeed marry her and they had 6 children.
We just had to have a tie in with this fabulous story, Capt. Light is not the only man to come here for a while and fall for a local girl, and it’s an almost daily event here! We also loved the idea of going with a colonial style and atmosphere.
We took this stunning property over in early 2008 and it has been an absolute joy to bring the place back to its former glory.
We completely refurbished the entire building and rooms to bring them bang up to date, however we have not compromised on style nor atmosphere.
We offer a well-stocked bar with beer. We cater for all day breakfasts the quick snack.
Bringing together our 35 years of experience and vast knowledge in the hotel and restaurant industry and the buildings innate charm we think we have created a unique space in this crowded market, something a little bit more special, like our honesty and integrity that’s disappearing fast in todays want, want, me, me society, a place that captain Francis Light would be very happy to stay in.