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Review of The Old Phuket

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The Old Phuket
Ranked #28 of 132 Hotels in Karon
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“Very good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stayed 8 nights at the Old Phuket. The grand 'old' lobby reception area is wonderful, and the large grounds are superbly maintained. A great location to be away from Patong but close enough to visit briefly! Only a few mins walk to the beach and some good restaurants and massage places immediately outside the gate. Choice of 2 pools within the hotel (the Serene Wing pool is amazing). Despite reading one or two unfavourable reviews we were very happy with our room in the Sino Wing (older wing). The buffet breakfast was fantastic each day. The hotel offers free shuttles to Patong and Phuket town (night market and Central Festival shopping centre) at various times. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Old Phuket.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2013

The Hotel: It was very, very clean. I loved the outdoor shower- what a great idea. The ambiance was like an old Portuguese Villa- very romantic but at the same time very kid friendly.

The Location: It was far enough from the hustle and bustle but close enough if want to get into the thick of it.

The Staff: All the staff were fantastic! Super efficient, super friendly. Child minding was awesome!

The Food: Buffet breakfast was great. There are heaps of restaurants just a couple of seconds away and they are not too bad either.

Will I return: I wanted a beach front property but this hotel made up for that. Stay in the Villas! they are much better and more private!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the serene wing for 8 nights, quite enjoyable. Nice clean rooms and the immediate area around the hotel is clean enough to go for a stroll. You only get hassled for a suit or tuk tuk a few times not 20 like seedy patong or Bangkok. Highly recommended. The tours desk situated in the hotel is very professional and knowledgable.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Very nice property. We were lucky to have stayed in the new wing. The rooms are spacious with a very large bathroom, one of the best I've seen so far. Both the balcony and pool side rooms have their benefits, hard to choose which I'd prefer more. Walking distance to the local market, a range of restaurants that serve both Thai and Western dishes and the beach. The staff were friendly and only on the odd occassion would I have an issue with the internet. My only concern is their 1 key policy per room. This does become a pain when traveling with friends or family members that wish to do things separately.

Room Tip: Young singles and couples definitely the new wing. Older couples or young families I would recommend...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Was there for 2 nights and really enjoyed it. Was in a deluxe superior room and the bathtub and shower were superb. Food was good. We ordered some soup but it took a bit of time to come and they 'double ordered' the meal. We had to due to the bad weather. We rented a bike and the hotel within minutes ensured that all was done. We used their airport transfers too which was reasonably prices for Phuket. Two different vehicles. Breakfast was nice.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We spend 7 nights at this delightful hotel in May. The hotel offers a great place to base yourself at in Phuket. It is a short walk to Karon beach and is on the route for the day-trip pickups. It is aso a short walk from many local eateries but not too close to make it noisy.
The hotel has a delightful feel, in the old Sino-Portugese style to be found in Phuket City and is not an old (decrepid) hotel. We even had a four-poster bed! (We stayed in the Sino Wing).
It has two pools although we only tried one of them. The staff were helpful (although 1 bad experience - with wrong directions given).
We were happy to find that the rooms are provided with umbrellas.

Room Tip: Sino wing for character. The olther wing has a pool directly up to your back verandah. Both good c...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

just spend 6 wonderful nights at this lovely hotel. We are returning guests and this time stayed in the Sino Wing, which we loved. Breakfast was great and the beach is just a short walk across the road. I had a birthday during our stay and was delighted that my special day was recognised with a cake!!! Looking forward to more holidays at The Old Phuket in the future when we are next in Karon.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Old Phuket

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
#25 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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