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Simplitel Hotel
Ranked #41 of 135 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 29, 2013

I chose this hotel base on the (good) review i found in internet and i must say that all was as expected: big and clean room with balcony, good breakfast, good location in karon beach even if as far as 10 min walk from the beach. Just outside the hotel there's many good restaurants, massage shops, bars and everything you could need.
Overall a perfect choice for a pleasant stay in karon beach and for my experience much better than other hotels of the same price level in thailand.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank XPaolo2013
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

Rooms are very clean .. good location and nice to have a balcony.. no pool but the sea is a 5 minute walk .. very hot also.. good reataurants for fresh seafood if you like scary sea creatures.. overall lovely area and hotel

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5  Thank nathanmann
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

After reading the reviews on Tripadvisor, I decided to book the Simplitel. I was more than pleased with my choice! The staff are very friendly & yes don't understand English that well but its fun trying to communicate your needs - I'd much rather have locals at the front desk than perfect english speaking staff - takes away the whole thai experience. The location is fantastic - a few mins from the beach, massage places galore - 1 of which is open until 1am, live bands in a couple bars, some bars open until early hours of the morning (although not my thing), most restaurants open until 11pm, past midnight wandering back on my own to the hotel felt safe and would always stop at the fruit stalls and get freshly cut papaya, mango, pineapple, loads of thai exotic type fruits, pancake stalls, grilled seafood stalls, fresh oysters in stalls - the variety of these popup stalls was fantastic! Next door to the hotel is a 24 hour supermarket which is fab - got some ice cream there one time past midnight.

The hotel resembles more Executive apartments than a hotel. I did venture down to the breakfast room one morning (the only morning I could get up in time!) and it looked ok. Thats when I noticed the gym - everything is new in there. And also the outside area where there are sunbeds and cocoon type seats - although I couldn't see myself relaxing there with the big bunches of pylon wires hooked between the lamp poles in the street.

I had a fantastic balcony which was specious and lovely. The decor inside the room is tastefully decorated with lovely walnut dark wood furnishing, a desk unit which was perfect to work on my laptop, a lovely powerful shower - great at the end of a day at the beach - flat screen tv, and lovely cream large smart tiled floor. The cleaners do a great job - although as my massages were so deeply relaxing I found myself rising after lunchtime almost everyday - by which point the cleaners had knocked on my door twice already so put your 'do not disturb' sign up.

All in all a wonderful 'hotel' and I would definitely return. Its fresh, new, spacious and makes you feel like you've spent a whole lot more than you have.

Two recommendations - excellent facial (500 baht) foot scrubs 300 baht & foot massage 300 baht from a young lady at "Top Massage & Salon" - 3 mins walk as you come out the hotel, turn right walk down & its about the second turn on your right, walk a little and its on your left hand side. Got great massages also from a new place up the hill bright orange shop with all staff wearing bright orange.

Room Tip: I was concerned having not booked a mountain view room, but actually even though I had a city view i...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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3  Thank twinkletoes13
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

it doesnot look great.but clean and good service,most important is that it locates at side of the beach.the beach is really beauttful.i like it very much.it also has free wifi, free gym, thai is a great place to arrive.

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3  Thank minllll
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Clean rooms and spacious beds - they squeeze two super singles into one.

Short walk down to the beach and near many restaurants in Karon. Family Seafood restaurant a short walk up the hill does great delicious seafood,

Breakfast is a good spread for the price.
We requested for late check out at 2pm and although they usually charge extra but for us they waived it. (Might be because we booked 3 rooms together)

The price is reasonable and we would consider staying here again if we return to Karon.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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5  Thank lyl84
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Stayed here for two nights. Karon in general is very calm and not much to do at night. The hotel is a 2 minute walk from the beach and there are bars and restaurants on the same street (only 2 or 3 bars were open past 10pm though...and no food places). The rooms are huge and the staff is great. Hotel is very very environmentally friendly :)) Breakfast is delicious. No pool. For the general prices of Karon and Phuket/ Thailand in general, I thought it was too expensive. But overall, very good stay! :D

Room Tip: Our room was facing the mountain view- SO SO beautiful and refreshing! Very peaceful
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6  Thank Mayse J
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Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Very nice rooms, clean and spacious, with a HUGE double bed!
Location is very good, walking distance from Karon beach, tuk Tuks to Kata beach (surfing) were 200baht, but we walked most days - probably about a 45min walk.

Breakfast was very good, not exactly continental or English, but good none the less.

Cannot be beaten for price as we paid £21 p/n for a room that felt very luxurious.

Would have loved a swimming pool, however not really necessary as the beach is so close. Bee was a very helpful and friendly member of staff, many thanks to him.

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5  Thank Christopher D
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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:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Karon
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#26 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#34 Family Hotel in Karon
Price Range: $23 - $126 (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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