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Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   29 Soi Karon Nui | Karon, Muang, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #7 of 72 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Chalong, Thailand
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

I only went for lunch but the food was beautiful . The resort is huge and i don't know how many swimming pools they have. I sat with a girlfriend and had a glass of Chardonnay looking out at the ocean and the Manu swimming pools. Service was second to none. Large park park if your driving around the island. The hotel is only for guests so not just anyone can drop in for lunch. Our lunch was part of a private function. The baby elephant on the beach was the icing on the cake.

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Almario, Director of Online & Marketing Communications at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear 'Fiona F'

Many thanks for your review and thank you for spending lunch at Le Meridien Phuket. I am happy to learn that the brief time you spent at the Resort was enjoyable and we do hope you'll choose to stay with us the next time you are on Phuket. We wish you pleasant journeys.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We spent 3 nights here in March 2014.

The private beach was definitely a highlight, it was the cleanest and most enjoyable beach we saw in the Karon/Phuket area. A baby elephant also comes to visit twice daily.

There was lots of activities, learn to scuba, snorkelling, mini golf, basketball, most which weren't ever used by other guests.

Our only disappointment was breakfast which although had fantastic variety, the hot food was often barely warm. Bacon, sausages, etc. you want to be hot hot when you eat them.

The entertainment and restaurants were great although don't expect it to be cheap. Expect to pay $80 AUD for dinner.

We had the best Thai food here and the pizza, pasta, burgers, etc. were all great too. Room service was quick.

The gym is very well set up and the pools are well maintained.

Our room was clean and comfortable.

If we went back to Phuket, we would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Almario, Director of Online & Marketing Communications at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 7, 2014
Dear 'lauraamy1988'

Thank you for your review. I am happy to know that you enjoyed your stay and that you especially liked the resort's location and secluded beach. Thank you for your feedback on your breakfast experience. I have shared this with our food and beverage team to review. Overall it's great to learn that you have a favourable impression of the resort and are already considering a return. We look forward to having you once again at Le Meridien Phuket and wish you pleasant journeys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We spent five nights at Le Meridian Phuket Beach Resort on honeymoon. Stunning property with its own private beach. The resort setting is beautiful. The room was very nice. The bed was huge n shower nice and big. The staff at Le Meridian are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet is good with lots to choose from. The atmosphere of the resort is amazing. There are many restaurants on the property which makes it convenient. I had a great stay at Le Meridian Phuket and will definitely stay at this hotel again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Almario, Director of Online & Marketing Communications at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear 'nabeelah'

Thank you for your review. Please accept our sincere appreciation for including us on this extra special stay. Congratulations to you and your spouse and our best wishes to both of you. With a secluded pristine beach and lush tropical greens, Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is certainly an ideal venue for dreamy honeymoons. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope you'll choose to stay with us again on your future romantic getaways and we all look forward to having you again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My wife, 15 month old daughter and I spent 4 nights in March 2014 and it was an excellent stay. As "Platinum for Life" SPG members, we travel a lot and have gotten pretty spoiled with the amenities and service we receive. That (sometimes unfortunately) creates a higher expectation when we try a new place. Le Meridien Phuket did not disappoint! The place is beautiful, clean and well kept. The service outstanding and the staff incredibly kind and warm. It is also very family friendly and our daughter loved the playroom, playhouse on the beach, baby elephant, pools and entertainment in the restaurants. We loved the stay and will definitely be coming back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Almario, Director of Online & Marketing Communications at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear 'Bill Q'

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to know that your experience at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort met your expectations. This certainly means a lot given the extent of your travels and experience staying at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your time with us and that you are already planning to return. We hope you'll choose us again should your travels bring you back to Phuket. We wish you pleasant journeys in the meantime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Going to this excellent Hotel every year for the past 5 years. Perfect location with wonderful private beach, Great restaurant and service. Every time I come back I feel like home... Can't wait for next Chinese New Year...

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Almario, Director of Online & Marketing Communications at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear 'TomcatZH'

Thank you for your review and we certainly appreciate that you choose to stay with us whenever you are on Phuket. It's great to know that each of your stays have been enjoyable and that you continue to look forward to the next. Many thanks for making us your preferred holiday venue on Phuket. We all look forward to welcoming you back to your 'home' on this side of the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is a great resort set on its own little private beach which is absolutely stunning! The resort has great newly renovated rooms and we stayed in a sea-view deluxe this time with a fab. view. We stayed in the superior room with pool-view last time and there is not much difference - both rooms are great!
Breakfast is fantastic and even though the hotel was full it did not feel overcrowded and I was happy to see they had added one more egg-station since my last visit.

The location is great - only 5-6 min by car to Patong beach or Karon beach and if you rent a car it is the perfect place to stay. Pools are stunning and the beach towel service worked flawless. Housekeeping is excellent and we always had more than enough towels which is important as the shower has minor problems with water floating the bathroom floor around the shower stall but with an extra towel it was a minor problem.
As some other reviews mentioned the hotel does have a LOT of Russian guests but it is mostly families and not the loud crowd.
Food is great - I especially love the pizza and sandwiches for lunch at the beach - only minor problem we encountered was the disappointment when we ordered a Greek salad - it had nothing to do with a Greek salad and I hope someone enlightens the chef - Don't use a international acknowledged dish name if that is not what you are serving then call it something else.
Check in was a bit delayed but we were allowed a bit later check out in return and we had a cocktail in the bar while we waited for our room to get ready so no problem :)

Room Tip: pool-view or deluxe rooms are both great.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Almario, Director of Online & Marketing Communications at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Dear 'acdenmark'

Thank you for your review and feedback. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay and approve of our new rooms. I have shared your comment on the salad served with our Food & Beverage team to review, along with your positive appraisal of the pizzas and sandwiches you had. We hope you'll choose to stay with us again and we all look forward to your next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Perfect for a relaxing holiday: perfect private white beach with clear sea, amazing pools, excellent service, nice rooms, good food: what else could one want?
The downside of the private location is that other restaurants/shops are far away, i.e. not walking distance, but the hotel offers a good variety (at a price).
My only niggle was the choice of music which wasn't relaxing: more light classical or Thai, less pop would have been better.
The traffic in Phuket has become a nightmare, self-drive is best avoided.

Room Tip: Higher floors are best.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Almario, Director of Online & Marketing Communications at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Dear '4BearsEngland'

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your appraisal of our services, rooms, and facilities. We are pleased that you were satisfied with these. Allow me to share your feedback with the team regarding the music played in the dining venues. I know that this is centrally streamed and your feedback is well noted when we review the current playlist. We thank you for staying with us and we look forward to having you again at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort.

Kind regards,
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Address: 29 Soi Karon Nui | Karon, Muang, Karon, Phuket Town, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Karon
#2 Spa Hotel in Karon
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#4 Family Hotel in Karon
#6 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#7 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 470
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is located on a lush cove on Phuket’s southwestern coast with a secluded 500-metre pristine white-sand beach. One of very few hotels on Phuket where guests can enjoy a tranquil secluded beach right next to the hotel without the need to cross a street or walk some distance. Le Meridien Phuket Beach offers 470 renovated rooms and suites including Deluxe Ocean View Rooms, Deluxe Terrace Rooms, and Ocean View Junior Suites fully renovated in October 2013. Enjoy a complete range of sports and recreational facilities with two oversized tropical swimming pools, shaded kids pool, lap pool, 6 tennis courts, 2 air-conditioned squash courts, 9-hole mini-golf, rock-climbing wall, basketball court, and a dedicated on-site Penguin Club for kids (04-12 yrs) offering fun, creative, and educational programmes. Use of the Penguin Club's facilities and all non-motorised watersports at the Resort are free.Le Spa, awarded 'Amazing Resort Spa' at the 2013 Thailand Spa and Well-Being Awards, offers pampering treatments and luxurious programmes designed to rejuvinate and refresh the senses.There are 10 restaurants and bars offering the world's more popular cuisines including a refurbished Pakarang Restaurant and a new Le Meridien-branded 'Latest Recipe' Restaurant opened in October 2013.Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort is only 5kms away from Patong and Karon, Phuket's main entertainment and shopping districts and is a 45-minute drive from Phuket International Airport and 5 kms from the shopping and entertainment district of Patong. ... more   less 
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