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“Honeymoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Old Phuket

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The Old Phuket
Ranked #26 of 132 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Randburg
1 review
“Honeymoon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

The Hotel was well situated to all amenities, and a stones throw to the beach. the staff bend over back ward to help and make sure you are comfortable. they offer free wifi in the reception which
is a bonus..

Room Tip: Terrace rooms in the sino wing are ideally located to the breakfast area and access to the beach
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

This short break was a birthday present for my husbands 63rd birthday.We were delighted with the welcome we received after 2 long flights from South Africa (via Dubai)
The hotel is siutated conveniently close to resturuants, massage parlours, shops offering laundry facilites - it was perfect. We were allocated a "garden cottage" in the Sino-Wing, with the quaint outside shower facility that still afforded us privacy.Shhets were changed every other day and 2 bottles of complimentary water were left in our room daily.
The buffet breakfast was sumptuous and served in a pleasant tropical undercover patio wuth a Koi fish pond.The staff were extremely friendly and helpful,
AS we were away from the main hotel building and the 2 swimming pool areas, we enjoyed the tranquility of our location.

Room Tip: The Sino wing offers peace and quiet and has a lovely patio with chairs, pot plants and an overall t...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Tyne and Wear
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

Very nice hotel in a great location . Short distance to the beech an a short walk to various restaurants .
BUT.. A strong word of warning if your expecting a cheap holiday in Thailand . Phuket in particular is pricey and the beech wasn't our favourite place as there was no toilet . We went to Goa last year and condolim beech was far superior to Karon.
In India for example we could eat out with drinks for the price of 2 beers in Thailand! We just felt ripped off for most of the holiday. Especially as most of our party of 8 had been several times before and were used to paying very little to eat and drink.Another change being the attitude of the Thai people . They were rude and grumpy .... No land of smiles here!.
Have to say though staff at the hotel were very nice.
To sum up .. Hotel &staff very good ... But take a fat wallet!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Beijing
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I got a Limited Time Offer rate for Deluxe Pool view with breakfast for a very attractive price and decided to stay for one night. Room was really spacious and green color of interior was calming. But it was really similar to serviced apartment somewhere in a business district of a big city – not a room of a holiday hotel. Bath was perfectly clean. But transparent walls of the bathroom were a little odd – anyone curious from the opposite block can see everything very clearly… Balcony is a very big plus by the evening. But the Pool view turned out to be a bad option after all. By afternoon pool was full of crying kids of different ages. I lived at second floor and I even can’t imagine what people on first floor felt like. Anyway, beach is just 5 minutes away. And very good Ging restaurant is just 10 meters from hotel gates. Breakfast was very nice, but nothing special to mention. Quite a mixed feelings – I would not stay there second time.

Room Tip: I would not recommend Sino wing, because rooms there looks quite outdated and they are much smaller...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bellbowrie
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Old Phuket is a very pleasant hotel in a good location. It's a few minutes walk to the beautiful Karon Beach, down a short street full of restaurants (some of which are owned by the hotel), massage shops ($12-15 for an hour's massage), clothing and other shops.
We booked a room in the Sino wing, but were given an "upgrade" to the Serene wing - after one night we asked to be moved to the Sino wing! Rooms in the Serene wing are large and rather soulless; 2 blocks facing each other across the pool area - zero privacy! Rooms in the older Sino wing are smaller, but with more character/ambience, and a nice private balcony. It also has its own pool and bar.
The buffet breakfast was super, with all kinds of food and plenty of it!
Staff were friendly and courteous, especially Maria, who I think was the one who organised a "get well" fruit-bowl to be sent to our room when I was laid up with a cold.
You can pay a lot more - and no doubt a lot less - for a hotel in Karon Beach, but for value for money the Old Phuket would be hard to beat.

Room Tip: Go for the Sino wing - the rooms are smaller, older, but have a much better "feel" to them...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Stayed from 30/3/2013..4nights.
2 adults 1 toddler (1 1/2 year old)

Pros

1. Nice spacious room & bathroom ( serene wing).
2. Quiet but not too quiet.
3. Friendly Staff
4. Short distance to beach restaurant & shopping area.
5. Beautiful surrounding.
6. Wonderful pool.
7. Family friendly.


Cons.
1. Bland buffet breakfast....Will get bored after a few days, They only make minor changes to
buffet table. Just 1 hot food station (eggs).
2. Some staff hardly understand english...not a major problem just a minor inconvenience.
3. No room service for ordering food. If you want something to eat during the day time then you must go to pool bar, order & bring the food yourself to the room.Pool bar closes at night.
4.Restaurant outside the hotel is quite expensive....150 bath for plain vegetarian fried rice.

Room Tip: I was given a choice between private jacuzzi room & pool view room. Pool view room at serene win...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

Very good hotel, excellent service and location.
Very friendly and helpful staff, clean and spacious bathroom.
No free Wifi in the rooms only in the reception area.
A good holliday hotel, recommended to anyone.

  • Stayed March 2013, 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 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#24 Family 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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