Having been promised a 4* hotel experience, I was already a bit cautious about this hotel based on previous reviews I had read. Some positive / some negative. I know everyone has different expectations and different experiences so I try to stay open minded when reviews are mixed (obviously if reviews are generally negative that brings up a red flag to stay away). As a result of the reviews I read I specifically asked to stay in the new wing of the hotel that had been built a few years back. On arrival the lobby was lovely, welcome drinks offered and check in smooth. As we were being shown to our room I could see that the hotel itself was in need of some TLC. Cracks in walls, chipped paint, general wear and tear that you would expect a 4* hotel to upkeep. Upon arriving at our room we were shown in an on first impressions all looks well. It was a large room with a big bed lovely bathroom. The cons of the room were the face that the floors had been painted white. Not a great colour as we could see many stain marks, yellow colour distortion, some red marks in the bathroom which my partner thought to be blood spots. It made the whole room feel a bit grimy and you did not feel comfortable walking without flipflops on. The balcony as well was very run down, chips in the concrete, but great view of the pool which was not kept as clean as it could have been. Great views of Karon beach and the jungle from the outside of our room door. Breakfast was disappointing. Not a big tasty selection. Hygiene standards need to be addressed as there were a lot of flies around the food, which is obviously expected in such a hot country but glass lids should have been used to cover bread and pastries, not big napkins which flies could easily get passed. The hotel was in a good location close to many restaurants and of course the beach which was just across the road. Karon beach was very dirty unfortunately. Lots of discarded items that ruined the beauty of the place. The hotel was fine for short time but definitely lacked that 4* luxury feel. I would give this a 3* experience.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Old Phuket Hotel Karon
- Old Phuket Karon
- Old Phuket Hotel Karon
- The Old Phuket Karon