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“Relaxing holiday”
5 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
Hereford, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Relaxing holiday”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

we have just arrived home from a chilled out 9 nights at the old Phuket with my husband. We stayed in room 203 and had a private Jacuzzi in the sino wing. We are not big swimmers so the pool was not important to us. We were the only English people staying in the hotel, which did not bother us, but other people may find this a problem. The only complaint I would have is that the bathroom could do with some up dating, and you cannot put tissue down the toilet otherwise it will block. everything else was 100% and the hotel staff could not do enough for us

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

I recently stayed at the old phuket because I had conference in the Hilton next door. I found it very comfortable, with everything you would need. I had a Sino wing room, with a King bed. It's very spacious, but an oldish bathroom. The staff were very helpful and I used their shuttle bus to the night markets, which saved me some money!
It's a short 5min walk to restaurants, massages and the beautiful beach. There are also 2 pools in the resort for you to use.
Overall, my weeks stay was very comfortable. I wouldn't call it luxury, but it was more than what I needed, especially for half the price of the Hilton

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2013

We stayed here for five nights and found the hotel to be close enough to the beach without being too close. It was also a handy location for a walk into Karon, or around to Kata.

The room was comfortable, cool and well laid out (though I was a little perturbed by the toilet facing a big open window - thank goodness there were blinds!) and, as described, gave a good view of the pool.

We enjoyed our stay here, and the only reason that we have not given this five stars is that the quality and range of breakfast foods available varied greatly.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Very happy with the resort. Room with pool access would be the way to go.. Service and staff was excellent . Very helpful and very gracious with everything . Doing activities for the day and coming back to the resort with all the restaurant and your pampering 5 minutes from your room.. What more could you ask for !!

  • Stayed October 2013
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South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2013

Old Phuket hotel on Karon beach was a pleasant surprise 15 to 22 October. The hotel is clean, a large property Immaculately clean, a great breakfast, staff helpful, pool absolutley wonderful.
We stayed in the Serene wing and cannot fault the staff or amenities.
Hotel is situated in a perfect spot close to beach and restaurants.
Staff may battle to speak English but I battle to speak Thai??
A tip to eat authentic Thai food - Go out the back gate of hotel and turn left, walk about 80 meters and there is a small restaurant called KOI NOI (Opp Temple), fantastic food and great prices.
Thanks for a great stay.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Nice hotel, basic but large rooms. Breakfast is good. Staff battle to speak English. Check in took very long. Nasty smells in some places of the hotel. Old Phuket town is good for shopping. Karon beach is great fun. Too many rude Russian tourists for my liking.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Our stay at the hotel was so memorable, we have told all our friends and family to stay there as well, we took many photos and everyone wants to go to Phuket. We were very sad to leave and would dearly love to come back and stay with you again. Thank you so much for making our stay so enjoyable. We loved our room with the outside shower, that was different but we loved the idea. Breakfast was amazing, so much to choose from and delicious. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and we did not have to do anything, all was taken care of.
Thank you again and we will try to send some of our friends from Tasmania your way.
PS, next time we would like a room next to the pool.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 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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