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The Old Phuket
Ranked #28 of 134 Hotels in Karon
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews
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“Our Holiday”
Reviewed September 29, 2012

What a fantastic place to visit Old Phuket Hotel Karon Beach!!!!!!

When booking a holiday online your always a little worried about, is it as beautiful as the pics, is it really going to be as nice as what is looks over the net.
Well I can say Old Phuket is beautiful, it looks exactly as it does over the net, the location is perfect right inbetween Patong ( Party town) and Kata (a mix between karon and Patong).
Karon is more family orientated with beautiful beaches and wonderful restaurants

When my Fiance and i arrived we where upgraded from a deluxe room to a family room which was beautiful but to be honest a little to big for just the 2 of us, we spoke to the front desk and they made a plan right away to show us the other rooms at the hotel that might suit us a little better, great service friendly staff.

There are several tours and trips you can choose from at the hotel, the lady that runs the tour info center is incredible, we booked a Kao lak Safari (really not great) tour and Phuket Fantasea show on the same day. The safari was suppose to be back at the hotel at 16h30 and fantasea only left at 18h00 - more then enough time right? but as it goes the Safari only arrived back at the hotel at 18h20 we ran to the tour desk to be met by our miracle lady who informed us that she noticed we had been running late so she cancelled our booking for that night and moved it to the following evening, now if thats not 5 star service I dont know what is.

All in All it was 11 days that we will remember forever

Thank you Old Phuket and all the wonderful staff

Room Tip: Sino wing is much quiter, away from the main pool but has sea views.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

The old phuket is such a well kept resort Breakfast is awesome. Big room sizes.free shuttles out from surrounding restaurants and massage facilities are brilliant. Karon beach carries warnings of 'rip tides' and travel advisories sometimes state that this is not a safe swimming beach, but this is utter rot, especially if you are Australian or South African and are used to a few waves. The rip tide is a gentle pull and the waves aren't strong enough to even body board! There are tuk tuks and taxis available at all hours to transport you at minimal cost to other parts of the island, like Phuket town and the Banglar area. Highly recommended hotel. I will use them again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: 401 over look the pool
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

The old phuket is such a well kept resort across the road from Karon Beach. The food is average but there are plenty of alternatives around. Breakfast is actually pretty awesome. Big room sizes. Go for the deluxe pool access for a little added privacy.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed at the Old Phuket for 8 nights in September 2012. The hotel and the facilities were lovely and it wasn't to far from everything. There are lots of restaurants just outside the hotel which are quite good, although my husband and I both got sick (on seperate days) from the food at 2 of the restaurants. It's hard to predict though as I got sick from a drink that I had had at that restaurant before so maybe I got some bad ice in there the second time or something.

The staff at the hotel are all friendly and polite and the buffett breakfast is lovely. The beds are a little firm though and by the end of the week we were looking forward to a comfortable bed but the bathroom and general living area is well designed, clean and tidy.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

What an ideal place from which to explore Phuket. The hotel has been refurbed and modernised without losing character. A short walk to all amenities, the shops, restaurants and the beach and really easy to reach other attractions on the island due to great organization, free shuttles etc. from the hotel itself. Kids can wander around quite safely and the huge pool, grassy play area and close beach make it ideal for all ages.
The only downside in the three storey wing is that the baths are NOT ideal for older people,as you have to be quite gymnastic to get to them, to run them and to get in and out and if your blinds aren't perfectly arranged, you are in full view of the other rooms.
Staff is friendly and efficient, breakfasts are fabulous, surrounding restaurants and massage facilities are brilliant.
Karon beach carries warnings of 'rip tides' and travel advisories sometimes state that this is not a safe swimming beach, but this is utter rot, especially if you are Australian or South African and are used to a few waves. The rip tide is a gentle pull and the waves aren't strong enough to even body board!
There are tuk tuks and taxis available at all hours to transport you at minimal cost to other parts of the island, like Phuket town and the Banglar area.
Highly recommended hotel. I will use them again in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: Rooms with 'jacuzzis' as advertised are on ground level, right on the pool, so are subject t...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We stayed in the New wing on the 3rd floor. Room was large with a bath and a shower. We had a view of the Pool. Breakfast every morning was lovely and fresh.Eggs were cooked to your liking. Plenty of juice and breads. Hot and cold food. Staff very lovely and helpful. Room service was an issue, as it is not cooked on the premises. Our Pizza was not cooked and it was all cold by the time it arrived to our room. We used the My Time consultant to arrange all our tours, this made everything effortless. Would highly recommend Wicky as she was awesome and gave us great deals. Fantastic Gym and Pool area. Computers available with affordable internet connections. The local bars and restaurants were great and very well priced. The Karon area is less hectic than Patong and easy to get around.

Room Tip: Dont order room service, and if you have a sensitive tummy Dont eat rice with your meals. Do as much...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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George, South Africa
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Before I go any further, I would like everyone to know that I recon "attitude" plays a major role in life. We stayed in a beautifully decorated Sino Wing room. This room met all our expectations, but seeing that we were on a well deserved holiday we were out and about and the only time we were in our room was when we went to bed. The staff was all very friendly and helpfull. We thourougly enjoyed the buffet breakfasts. The gardens are very well kept and the swimming pools were sparkling. The free shullte service to Central Festival Mall as well as to the Weekend Market in Old Phuket Town came in very handy A day before we had to check out, there was a slight sewerage problem and without asking, the hotel mangement moved us to a fantastic Serene wing room with pool access - luxury galore. This hotel is walking distance from the beach and all other amenities. Therefore, if one's attitude is positive, any holiday will be amazing but Old Phuket Hotel will definately see us again !

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The Old Phuket
Address: 192/36 Karon Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#24 Family Hotel in Karon
#26 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Phuket 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Phuket - Karon Beach Resort is located in the central tranquil of Karon Beach, charming and beautiful with its spectacular view of swimming pool and hilly. ... more   less 
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