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“Good location, great price” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #16 of 72 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good location, great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Great location, clean rooms, lots of hot water, and working air conditioning! Prices include breakfast, which is great not having to look for breakfast in the morning. We had the city view room, and was surprised that the noise level was minimal. We also had a great view of the Big Buddah from our room. Taxi charges from outside of the hotel to anywhere in Karon is THB 200. Remember to ask around to avoid getting ripped off! Also, go to travel agents and ask to see if they will book for taxi to the airport. The going rate outside is THB 1,200, however, we were able to get THB 800, by going through a travel agent.

Room Tip: Higher floors are less noisy, and choose the city view rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Very good location, friendly staff, clean rooms and affordable price make this hotel probably the best place to stay at Karon. Tours to Similan were cheaper at reception and hotel motorbike was wonderful. We were able to see all nice places on island using it.
We are completely satisfied with our vacations.

Room Tip: Floors number 4 or 5 with Mountain View are just fine
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

first time in phuket and stayed in simplitel for 3 weeks. lovely staff, friendly place and people are very helpful. 24 hour shop right next to the hotel, nice restaurants all around and everything is close by. about 15 min to patong on tuk tuk, fun. patong not my favourite place but still lots of fun and shopping. loved kata noi beach, and surin beach and all the beaches south of the phuket. if you never been in phuket and think about going then don't hesitate and book your self a stay in simplitel and enjoy every minute of your trip. staff in simplitel happy and nice.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

If there is a better Bang for Buck hotel in Phuket, I'd like to know about it. Booked here fairly late in my Phuket stay and for about USD80 you can't go wrong. In the middle of everything, easy to get to from most beaches/locations, great staff, horrible welcome drink (don't try it) and best of all - amazing value!

Room Tip: Mountain view beats sea view, strangely - and take the stairs as the lift is slow.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

We stayed here eleven nights and we were very satisfied. Even if we had an extra bed there was a lot of space left. The staff was very nice and service minded. If we return to Karon Beach we will stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Absolutely amazing staff!! Treated me like family from the first day I was there!
I work internationally and have the need for a place to stay during my time off... I've found it!
Great location in Karon, close to the beach and many great restaurants!
Thanks Didi and staff for everything, you guys are the best!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Stayed at the Simplitel with my girlfriend for 10 nights in October, and I have to say it was one of the best hotels that I have ever stayed, we had a double room which was quite big, we had a balcolny faced the main street, not too noisy because we were in a high floor room. In the distance we could see the big buddha and a partial sea view. The room was bright,airy and very clean, The buffet breakfast was served on the second floor and had western options.The service in the hotel was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful. It was located in the main Street in Karon which had many excellent restaurants. Try the Red Onion next door to the hotel the food there is superb. The beach was a five minute walk away, and was very clean. A market is held in the temple twice a week which has excellent food to buy as well as many souvenirs. Day trips can be booked from many places located around Karon. The night market in Phuket town is well worth a visit. Overall a excellent hotel in a nice town which has many attractions on offer. I recommend this hotel to anyone planning a stay in Phuket.

Room Tip: If you book a room facing the street make sure it is on one of the higher floors.
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 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 Best Value Hotel in Karon
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#16 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#21 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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Also Known As:
Simplitel Hotel Phuket/Karon

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