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The Old Phuket
Ranked #33 of 136 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 2, 2014

Rooms where very clean and very nice people And they pout clean towels in room every day and the cleaners were very good to and would return and food was very good and good for the money hotel was kept clean 'the only thing would have like is a bar in hotel that you could sit and meet friends at before bed time

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

Very quiet secure location, considering the night life in the area. Brilliant staff, great breakfast with lots of choice. Very clean rooms, but tired and in need of renovation. The newer wing is more modern and would advise worth checking availability or which rooms are being offered before booking. Overall a great stay

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

I was travelling to attend my nieces wedding in Kata Beach.
The Old Phuket was a really nice place....However.
Unfortunately what I will remember was when the girl on "check in" realised that I was travelling alone.. (due to my travel partner unfortunately not being able to make the journey) ..I was advised by her that "If you bring a lady back to your room you will be charged 1000 baht...Not the sort of thing I wanted to hear really and I was offended by it. Despite the fact that I had paid for a double room....

The breakfast was brilliant, the room very dated but clean.

Having visited Phuket 12 years earlier,,, and having fond memories. Upon arrival I was amazed how it had changed...In my honest opinion it is now just like Blackpool in the sun, and I will not be going back.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed at The Old Phuket hotel sino wing for 10 day in January. Our room was on 3 floor and we had nice view on mountains. Service was good and unobstrusive. Staff very responsive. Location of hotel very great - 5 min. to the best beach, cafe, massage salons, shops and the most I like - that this hotel situtated little away from nosy street. One advice for the hotel administration - to renew towels, becouse they were a bit shabby and to make free wi-fi in the rooms. Thus we spent great time in the great hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

Stayed here for a week. Offered fruit juice and cold towel on arrival. Lovely pool access room, large clean and modern. Inclusive breakfast was extensive and of good quality. Friendly staff. Really can't fault this place. Will be returning soon!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

From the moment we arrived, which was about 1am after a very long day of travelling, we felt very welcome and happy that we had chosen The Old Phuket.
Upon our arrival by transfer from the airport, there was a staff member ready to collect our bags as soon as the car stopped. Check in was very easy, and we were taken to our room by the person who had collected our bags.
On entering our room, we were greeted with a beautifully decorated bed, towels made into 2 swans creating a loveheart, surrounded by rose petals shaped into a heart, as it was our honeymoon. They also supplied a bottle of champagne.

From there, the week was great. Breakfast each day was a buffet catering to a wide range of tastes. Everywhere you went the staff were very happy and helpful if you had any questions.
We learnt how to say "hello" (Sawatdee Kaa - girls,Sawatdee Krap - boys) and thankyou in Thai, and found this useful. The Thai people are grateful if you learn just these couple of phrases and use them.

We stayed in a Jacuzzi room, the one with a purple door, in the Sino Wing. It was right near the entry/exit into a street which had many restaurants, massage businesses, shops, etc. It is perfectly located, and even though it was a main thouroughfair for hotel guests, we didn't notice too many people coming and going past our room, it was still private.

There were constantly people working throughout the grounds to keep it neat and tidy.
Overall, it was a great experience and I would definately recommend staying here.

Hello = Sawa dee
Thank you (man says) = Kob Khun Krap
Thank you (woman says) = Kob Khun Ka
Basically women say "ka" at the end of a sentence
while men say "krap".

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed mid January with our family of five. Located well with restaurants, shops and markets right outside and beach access very easy. Disadvantages were no kids club and no wi-fi in rooms, you have to pay per day. We stayed in older sino wing ground floor rooms with little courtyard- these are great with outdoor showers and great for an afternoon drink in courtyard. The pool is lovely, though with building design only half the deck ever sees sun. This resort is for older couples or older families. Not many small kids or activities for them. Centara is better if you have smaller kids . Overall, lovely service, good location and a nice quiet holiday. Would recommend.

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Additional Information about 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:
#21 Family Hotel in Karon
#22 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#30 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range: $73 - $293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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