Old Phuket

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

192/36 Karon Road, Karon Beach, Muang, , Phuket, 83100, Thailand

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Satisfaction Excellent
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Value Score Great Value!

Costs 58% less than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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  • Grevil's Profile Photo

    Comfortable Colonial!


    We stayed 8 nights in a Terrace Room in the Sino Wing of the hotel. This wing is a building of the old colonial style and is about 3 or 4 storeys high. Our room was very comfortable and on the ground floor, with little private balcony out front, and a 'courtyard' with an outside, additional shower (but with high walls for privacy).
    We found the room large and very comfortable with a four-poster bed with muslin curtains around it. These curtains could be pulled across if you found the air-con a little draughty - quite handy!
    Large bathroom, with plenty of room to put toiletries, etc. Also plenty of room to dry wet things - a point which is often overlooked in hotels.
    The staff were all friendly and polite. The buffet breakfast had a full range of Asian and Western favourites - cereals, yogurt, variety of fresh fruits, variety of breads and pastries, and a range of other hot dishes.
    The hotel also has 3 or 4 restaurants in the the ajoining street - we tried the Bai Toey Restaurant 3 times - Thai food - delicious, extensive menu and reasonable prices.
    A special staff member, known only to us as Maria - made a point to greet hotel guests at breakfast, and have a chat with each table - a lovely touch.

    Unique Quality: Charming colonial style buildings, handy to Karon Beach and the shops along the beach road. Not to big to miss the personal friendly approach to hotel guests. 2 separate pool areas, with good bar service and reasonable prices.

    Directions: The Old Phuket is a well known hotel in Phuket. Every taxi or tuk tuk driver knew of it.
    We didn't hire a car.

  • railiwatson's Profile Photo

    karon beach hotel


    had only booked 3 nights here , wanted to stay longer but they were full.
    accomodation was nice and clean , not luxurious but had comfortable bed, spacious ,with room for all your luggage, tea and coffee making facilities ( tea , coffee supplied) fridge with daily supply of bottled water.loved the bathroom decor. nice balcony with table and chairs,towel rail for your wet cossies ! sea view, just about ( from balcony )
    the room was cleaned daily .
    breakfast adequate , seem to be catering more for northern europeans , did not have any other meals there .
    did not use teir internet, seemed cheaper in town , 10-15 min easy walk .
    lovely clean ,uncrowded karon beach, with massages , gorgeous fruit smoothies , plenty sunbeds and umbrellas.
    there is a small pool on the first floor, looked nice but did not use .

  • trisanna's Profile Photo

    beautiful Sino-Portuguese hotel with bad service


    I really wanted to like this hotel. From the outside and the website, it looks great. It's a large 60+ room block hotel, but the bottom rooms look like Sino-Portuguese houses. In Singapore, we would say they look like shophouses.This building is imitating this style and not actually old. Located down a small soi or road facing the ocean. There are three types of accomodation. Standard rooms, deluxe rooms with jacuzzi on balcony or terrace rooms, which have outdoor showers. We booked a deluxe room with jacuzzi for their promotional price of 1,900 baht.

    The problems with this place started as soon as we arrived. Our air conditioning barely worked. The jacuzzi we splurged for took hours to fill. In the end, we didn't use it. The thing had almost no water pressure. The staff weren't helpful and didn't seem to care about our issues. Also, i think we were one of only three couples there in a weekend in September. The service and breakfast were not up to the standards that you are paying for. You can easily stay in a place in Phuket that is half the price that is nicer, has better service and nicer breakfast. They have a laughable fitness area. The pool looks decent.

    It's sad, since the developer, who created this hotel had grand visions of a beautiful hotel. If they only did a bit more and had better management, this place could be great. But now, i wouldn't recommend anyone to stay here. I am sure during the dry season, when this place is more crowded the service is probably better, but even then i wouldn't stay here. Also, at night Karon beach was dead. Hardly anyone at the restaurants. If you want to head to Kata or Patong you usually have to flag down a tuk tuk, who wants a fortune to take you five minutes. It adds up quickly. I would never stay in Karon again. If you need to stay somewhere central, i would pick a place in Kata or Patong.

    One positive thing, is that a few meters from the restaurant there is a very good Swedish restaurant called Gastgivargarden.

More about Old Phuket

Phuket Central Bus Company

by explore_discover

Frequent departures from to Bangkok, it takes 12 hours and cost TB720.00 per way from Sai Tai Mai in Bangkok, Very comfortable ride with a midway stop for 15-20 minutes after six hours

The terminal is pretty basic and located in Old Phuket town, you can take publis bus to get to Patong Beach or Motorbike/TukTuk to any where for 50 ~ 100 Baht

Sino-Portuguese Architecture

by Willettsworld

The beginning of the tin boom in the 19th century led to construction of many fine mansions and shops that are still well preserved in Phuket Town. The architectural style, typical of the region, is described as Sino-Portuguese and has a strongly Mediterranean character. Shops present a very narrow face onto the street but stretch back a long way. Many, especially on Dibuk Road, have old wooden doors with Chinese fretwork carving.

Other streets, forming what might be called "Old Phuket", with similar structures are Phang-nga, Yaowarat, Thalang, and Krabi, and a walking tour of the area is easy and delightful.


by sarahreynold

"Patong Beach Phuket Hotels"

Patong Beach Phuket has a wide range of hotel accommodations from budget guest houses to luxury beach resorts. Phuket Hotels in Patong beach range in price from $10 to $250. Some of the more popular Patong beach hotels include the Thara Patong Hotel, the Patong beach Hotel, Patong Merlin Resort and the Club Andaman Resort. All these Patong Beach Hotels are located across the road from the beach at Patong, all are close to restaurants and nightlife. There are also lots of budget hotels in Patong beach plus small hotels and spa resorts. Also luxury resorts with spas. There are lots of Phuket Luxury Hotels and Phuket honeymoon hotels and resorts. If you are looking for Patong Beach Phuket hotels in the low season, you should book your luxury hotels in Phuket as soon as possible as resorts and hotels in Phuket get booked up well in advance but quiet during the summer low season. There are Patong Beach family hotels and also ideal hotels for couples. Patong has lots of cheap hotels and cheap places to stay for budget tourists

"Karon Beach Phuket Hotels"

Karon Beach Phuket is the next beach south from patong beach on Phuket island. Karon Beach hotels incluide budget hotels, family hotels and luxury hotels and resorts at Karon beach. Almost all the hotels at Karon beach are located back from the beach with a beach road to cross, the Inn on the Beach though is right on the beach, also the Karon beach resort is also right on the beach at Karon beach. The Wora Buri resort at Karon beach on Phuket, Sands and Sea and Old Phuket Hotel Karon are ideal if you want a medium priced hotel at Karon Beach. Karon beach has lots of luxury resorts. There are many family friendly holiday hotels at karon beach ideal for family holidays on Phuket. Karon also has cheap and budget hotels for budget tourists. Cheap rates in Phuket summer low season.

"Kata Beach Phuket Hotels"

Kata Beach Phuket is the next beach south from karon beach. Patong beach is the most lively resort on Phuket, Karon beach is quieter and Kata beach quiter still. Some hotels in Kata are on the beach whilst others are across from the beach road or set in the areas behind Kata beach or in the hills above kata beach. Kata beach on Phuket is ideal for families and couples, busy but not too busy. Kata beach also has family friendly hotels and resort for family holiday accommodation at Kata beach Phuket. Quiet during the Phuket summer low season, rates are low during the Phuket summer seasn.

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the old phuket hotel.... and weather query

by vinit.aero

Hi all

I have booked "the old phuket", private jacuzzi room from 11th august-15th aug... any reviews for the place is appreciated..
and how b'out the weather there that time???? and places to roam and shop..... since its our first trip to any beach... any of yr suggestion is welcome...

Re: the old phuket hotel.... and weather query

by johnaalex

The hotel is centally located on Karon Beach a 10 minute walk along the Beach Road in either direction gets you to some local restaturants, shops and bars. A 10 minute tuk tuk ride ( about 200 or 300 THB) will get you to the busier resort of Patong.

See my pages for some Phuket tips.

As for the weather? It is in the rainy season so it will be hot and wet with some heavy showers and thunderstorms likley at any time. Also storm conditions make swimming in the sea dangerous and small boats for tours etc do not go to sea. How good or bad it is depends on your luck.




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 Old Phuket

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Address: 192/36 Karon Road, Karon Beach, Muang, , Phuket, 83100, Thailand