I hope the following pros/cons list helps future travellers to Phuket make an informed decision as to whether to stay at this hotel :-
1. Very near Karon Beach (Even old folks will find it nearby)
2. Several good restaurants like Red Onion are next door/along the same street
3. Rooms are very clean and beds are comfortable
4. This is Thailand, so no matter what, there'll be a language barrier. Having said that, had some problems communicating with the staff but nothing that was vexing or made me impatient
5. Nice view if your room faces the mountains (but no sea view unfortunately)
6. Fast check-ins and check-outs
7. Breakfast is very simple but filling and edible
1. The worst thing about the place is the smell ! The entire room reeks of a raw sewage smell ! I have no idea what the root of the problem is, but I recommend future travellers wait for a positive review that says this problem has been fixed, before even considering staying here.
2. Rooms are big but are too sparsely furnished. There's a bed, a wooden table, a wooden chair and a mounted TV ... that's all !
3. As hotel is new and still relatively unknown, taxi drivers and tour operators have no idea where the hotel is. Becomes a bit troublesome after a while !
Overall, I think Phuket Hotels are just over-priced during the peak season. And given the facilities and the state of Simplitel Hotel, do not stay here for anything over 70 USD.
- 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