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Simplitel Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   470/4 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #7 of 73 Hotels in Karon
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“Good for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

While the room was simple and basic, the location was great. Close to the beach, tons of restaurants nearby. Also comes with breakfast included. Deducting one star because there was a slight smell of mildew in the bathroom, and 2 of the 3 nights the hot water in the shower wasn't hot enough (the receptionist told us we needed to turn on the A/C for at least 15 minutes for the hot water to come, which we tried, but somehow it still didn't work). But overall, good value for the price and recommended for travelers on a budget.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We checked out after the first night as a lot of water had leaked out onto the floor and into my luggage. Management wrote me an email apologising which was nice.
More suited to young people who are out and about all the time. Clean rooms, very basic breakfast - what you pay for.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

As the name of the hotel suggests, it is simple, but that's all we needed! Simplitel is in a great location in Karon, close to many good places to eat and just 5mins walk up the road to the beach and 5mins in the opposite direction to the markets. The staff are all really friendly, the hotel is clean, there is free wifi that works well.
My only gripe would be that we booked a double room, but were put in a twin. However, if I had actually made a complaint, I sure we would have been moved. It just wasn't a big enough deal for us to make a fuss out of.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights for 10000 THB with breakfast. We got a room facing the Centara Villas' pool area and the hills, so it was nice and quieter than the other facing which has the street view & the higher floors on 5th & 6th have a partial view of the sea. Liked the convenience to shops, restaurants & amenities at the doorstep. Karon beach which I think is the nicest beach amongst Patong, Kata & Kamala, is just 5 mins walk away. If you are more interested in shopping, you're better off staying in Patong & then going over to Karon beach for the occasional daytrip to the beach since it costs 300 THB one way with tuk tuk. The room was big and roomy with comfortable beds. The bathroom was clean and spacious. There's a balcony to sit out and enjoy the view. If not for the Centara's air conditioner fans and generator located next to the hotel, it would have been perfect. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

Ok, consider the price and it would be tough to match Simplitel. It is as clean and modern as all of the pictured dipict. There is an in-room, laptop compatible safe, coffee maker, hair dryer, it is very clean and nice. During the day it can be noisey but hey you are in a beach community. It quiets right down around 10:00pm or so so sleep is easy. Artic cold AC and nice staff are a big plus. They have solid wifi in the room and the rest of the property as well. Many have commented that the breakfast buffet was lacking. I did not experince that. It had a noodle dish for local flavor, western style choice of two meat items, potatoes, fried egg, jam and jelly for toast, juice coffe and fresh fruit. Again think of the price and I will tell you this will be a great stay. It easily could have cost more and still been a good value.

Congrats to SImplitel, well done folks..

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Karon, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

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Excellent hotel for less price (low season about 1000 Baht/ high season 1500 Baht). Large, clean and very nice rooms with balkony.
Wifi, A/C, TV, fridge, very nice stuff, mountain view from balkony

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no pool, ~10 min. walk to beach, no seaview

Would definetely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phuket, Thailand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Good rooms good location, helpful staff.
The hotel is modern and good quality and the rooms have balconies, The ones at the back overlook a wooded hill side. Quiet at least at the back - the road the hotel is on is busy and all amenities are available near the hotel. Only the bedrooms rooms and breakfast room are air conditioned. Breakfast is an extra and comprises, fruit, western and asian dishes. We would stay here next time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 470/4 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town > Karon
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#8 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#10 Family Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Simplitel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Simplitel is a contemporary unique living nestled in the center of shopping, eating, and entertainment area of Karon, Phuket, while the beach is at a walking distance. You can enjoy the peaceful of sea sun sand as well as having a vibrant night life in one place. Simplitel brings to your every need for a perfect vacation under the philosophy of “simple, but care in details”. ... more   less 
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Simplitel Hotel Phuket/Karon

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