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.
- 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