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“Good value, nice staff”
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Simplitel Hotel
Ranked #42 of 136 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Stayed for 2 nights - the staff is really friendly and they can pretty much arrange all of the tours and places you want to see in Phuket. We didn't have any hassle. Breakfast is OK, you get what you pay for I guess. I recommend the hotel if you are planning on spending a lot of time south of the islands - it's quite a drive from the airport and from Phang Nga, if you want to do the James Bond island tour. Definitely thinking of coming back.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

My girlfriend & I stayed for 3 nights in end Apr 2013. The lobby, rooms and other facilities are new & modern. Breakfast spread was ample with a balanced selection of international and local Thai fare.

There's a gym and computers available for use by the hotel guests and all were in good condition.

Staff were extremely helpful & tried their best to assist us when needed (especially when our transport for a daytrip was slightly delayed)

Hotel is conveniently located with loads of food & shopping options surrounding the hotel. There's a market at the nearby Wat Karon which is worth the visit (only on weekends, I think). However, seems like the Karon area is mostly catered towards Russian tourists and therefore plenty of shops with signboards in Russian as well.

Special note to Malaysian travelers - there's a CIMB branch just downstairs so emergency withdrawals are easily possible (just remember to enable regional withdrawals for your ATM card beforehand)

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Good situation. beautiful beach. thai people are helpfull. Staff are very nice. thanks to all. The hôtel si very nice but the worst thing that can make your holyday bad is attitude of russian.... And 99% of tourists in karon/kata are from Russie.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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1  Thank bibendom
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Perfect location! Friendly, helpful staff! Nice rooms! Nothing bad!! Of course you can find cheaper rooms, but so worth the small amount of extra money!! You must also try the restaurant Red onion that is located door to door!!!! AMAZING food!!!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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1  Thank spellnell
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Lovely helpful staff, good location, far enough away from any noise so sleeping wasn't the problem it is in some Thai hotels, the walls seem thicker than usual too so no noise from the next room. You get all the things you need in the room including a kettle, hairdryer and a beach towel which is a step up from a lot of cheaper hotels.

Room 601 has a HUGE bed! and very comfy, the rooms are spacious with a nice balcony. Only bad point was the breakfast cold fried eggs are not good! I would usually go and get a thai style breakfast anyway so this is a minor point really as there are plenty of places to eat nearby to suit all budgets.

Wifinis free and quite fast, all in all good value and a nice place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

Hotel facade is nondescript. But the inside is quite decent in terms of space, modernity and cleanliness. Everything is rather new and room is spacious. No carpet flooring though. Bring your own room sandals to keep your feet clan. There's a balcony with outdoor furniture for you to laze around and take in the hustle and bustle down below. Around the hotel are lots of restaurants and convenience stalls. The beach is about 5 mins walk away. Enjoyed my stay here.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Background; We're Australian and we stayed at Simplitel hotel for 7 nights on the third floor in April, 2013.

Cons; there was a weird sewage smell from the bathroom once in a while (it wasn't too bad that you'll feel like spewing but enough for you to notice it when walking in). We booked 2 rooms 6 months before hand and requested the rooms to be next to each but the rooms ended up being 2 rooms away (which isn't too bad), wifi would automatically log out when phone is on idle, no iron, no free toothbrush + tooth paste, no snacks or drinks in the fridge. They don't have a private pool. No room service. It's a pretty new hotel so not a lot of taxi drivers have heard of it so make sure to have a few business cards with you.

Pro; location was great (there's a little Family Mart next door for anything you need; from beer to sanitary pads. Massage pallor across the street, 7 minute walk to the beach and numerous restaurants). The rooms were very clean and modern and had amazing natural lighting. They provided free bottled water that gets replaced every day, hair dryer, free breakfast buffet (don't expect anything too great, just very basic. When I was there they would normally have some type of soup; pumpkin, congee ect, chicken sausage, toast, a rice + a complementary dish, baked potatoes and a small salad bar. They had an egg bar where someone will cook your egg either fried, scrambled or in an omelette with nothing added.) The walls are thick so you don't hear your neighbours every movement.

Overall; If you were after a cheap and clean accommodation without the frills this would be a great hotel for you.

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Additional Information about Simplitel Hotel

Address: 470/4 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#26 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#34 Family Hotel in Karon
Price Range: $22 - $151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Simplitel Hotel 3.5*
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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