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“Simple but nice”
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Simplitel Hotel
Ranked #41 of 135 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 31, 2013

First of all..avoid going to Phuket in Oct unless you want to walk in the rain and not get any tan at all. Weather was very cloudy and scattered rain most of the time when we were there. Time was spend mostly shopping and eating and drinking.
The hotel is located smack in the middle of Patak Road where restaurants, shops and pubs were easily accessible. It is a simple but clean and nice. The buffet breakfast may need some variety though. TV selections nothing to talk about as most are in foreign language, only one movie channel in English. The staffs are helpful and very friendly.
Karon beach is about 5mins walk away. And Patong is about 6km away. We wanted to get a tuk-tuk for 4 pax to Patong but it cost 400B. So we rented 2 motorbikes instead for 400B. It is advisable to rent the bikes as getting around is so much easier. We use the bike to go to Patong and Kata Beach and didnt even have to top up the fuel.
Restaurants are available all over so just walk around and choose any. Red Onion restaurant is only 2 doors down Simplitel but expect to wait in line but there are many more choices around and excellent and fresh seafood.
The spend 3 nites in a small sport bar called Living Room Cafe. They offer luxury rooms as well. Happy hour starts from 4-7pm where you can get 11B cocktails and they make mean cocktails. 2 other pubs that we went to are Lana and Angus O'Tools. Lana offers buy 1 free Singha beers, cocktails are also quite reasonably priced but not as potent and Living Room. As for Angus O'Tools we stopped by due to sudden downpour. Drinks are a tad more pricey then the rest.
All in all it was a wet but nice short trip. Will avoid Oct from now on though.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

Rooms were clean and excellent for what we paid for. The hotel is close to the beach and the staff were very pleasant.
A/C was a little noisy though through the night. 
Would definitely return to stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank Keith T
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

The hotel is very nice. Not far from karon beach and patong (10-15 min with motorbike that u can rent in the hotel)
Very clean the rooms and the staff is professional. Just a complain: the breakfast is too poor, not much choice of food!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

The staff are always nice , the hotel has a nice ambience and close to shops . The beach is about 10 min walk. Scooter hire available in the area. The room was big with a balcony view of the mountain. Comfortable mattress you also get 4 pillows. The selection of Tv channels in my room how ever was disappointing. What really annoyed me most was early morning 6am breakfast runs by guests they had to slam their doors and housekeeping with their walkie talkies blasting out i cant stress enough about that. Other than that it was great place to stay for me

  • Stayed: October 2013
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3  Thank sck_11
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Stayed 5D4N at the hotel for our first vacation to Phuket. It was perfect! Friendly and very helpful front officer. Big and clean room with daily room service. We would definitely will be coming back to this hotel again soon. Will recommend this hotel to friends and family too.

Mr. & Mrs. Renold V. M. ~Oct13

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3  Thank jcarrolle
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights. Staff are amazingly nice, the location is a short walk to the beach and the price is more than reasonable. I doubt you'll be able to find something with better value in Karon. Highly recommended.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
2  Thank MattHHH
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Overall, this Tripadvisor winning hotel is good value for money. Since we decided to stay in Karon (which turned out to be the best decision), this hotel is nicely located near the night market (opens on Tue and Sat) and not far from beautiful Karon beach. Also, very convenient to walk to nearby restaurants (n food stalls), shops, money changers and massage places. The staff are very helpful and friendly. The room size is very spacious as well.
The only problem is that they need to improve the cleanliness of hotel amenities such as bed sheet, quilt cover,pillow cases and towels. Definitely need a new curtain! We hate it when we had to pull such dirty curtain after dark.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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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: $26 - $138 (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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