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Marina Phuket Resort
Ranked #3 of 137 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 9, 2013

If you stay in Phuket, this is the place to stay. It is really like an oasis in Karon beach. Once you are on the property, you can't believe there is a lot going on right outside the resort. It's very peaceful and relaxing. The airport transfer is great, you have a private shuttle van.

Great rooms, gorgeous pool, awesome breakfast. All in all, a wonderful place to stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This hotel misses a number of basic things that a hotel in this price range should have: a bar, food service at the pool, SPA, gym, good restaurants, room service, etc.

So for USD 200 we got a very basic (small) room, in a nice park environment with close and direct access to the beach. The pool is nice, but rather small. Breakfast is OK. The nighbourhood is very touristy and not very appealing.
For USD 200 there is much nicer places in Phuket.

I will not recommend or return to this hotel.

Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
3  Thank BentOlufsen
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We loved our first stay at the Marina Phuket Resort in 2006 and this experience was even better. (Including the fact we got a return guest discount.). As noted in other reviews, the pool and many other areas were remodeled and these renovations just added to the ambience. The gardens and tropical pathways and walkways throughout the property give you a serene feeling and a kinship with all the nature around you. And yet you are only steps away from Karon Beach. We loved our Oceanview bungalow and its Thai style structure and furnishings. Yet very modern in terms of amenities including a big Apple TV screen with wireless keyboard and mouse...and of course...free WI-FI. Make sure you eat at their restaurant, "On the Rock." Excellent food (highly recommend the whole fish prepared to your liking) ...and fantastic view overlooking the beach and the Andaman Sea. A lovely and attentive staff rounded out this experience.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Mimi M
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

What a surprise when we arrived again in the "new" Marina Phuket Resort!
After 6 months of complete closure due to extensive reconstruction and renewal works, we received - as all the many times before - a hearty WELCOME in the new modern-Thai-styled open air Lobby or Reception respectively.
Still greater was the surprise when we saw the - also completely - new Pool Area. In no way to compare with the old on! Now essential larger, more beautiful and more inviting for relaxing hours or days than before. A powerful artificial waterfall, a "wet" Pool Bar and an intigrated Pool Jacuzzi, together with the luxurious plantation in and around the Pool Area, make this place to a real enjoying and recovering resort.
Including all the other advantages of the "Marina Phuket", like the only one time large and cultivated garden, the comfortable guest bungalows in an attractive Thai-style structure, the outstanding Restaurant "On the Rock" (make a reservation for an unforgettable candle light Dinner) with it's fantastic view over the Karon Beach and, not to forget, the well-trained, very friendly, attendive and charming "Marina" staff, give us always again the feeling of beeing in a Paradise on Earth.
February 2013
(2 retired Airline Crew Members and experienced travellers).

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank peter d
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Marina Phuket Resort are to be congratulated on their fast, efficient and profession on line booking system. So many hotels spend lots of money on advertising yet fall down by failing to reply promptly to reservation enquiries and, in some cases, fail to reply at all. This cannot be said about the Marina Phuket Resort. I have just booked two rooms there online for a 9 day stay in August. They replied to my opening query within minutes with a comprehensive report on all my questions. I was so impressed I immediately requested the reservation for the dates chosen and within minutes it was confirmed. In all the complete booking procedure including payment of the deposit and receipt for the deposit and details of their free airport pick up was finished within an hour. Famtastic service. Well done Marina Phuket Resort.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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6  Thank derryboy_13
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We stayed at Marina Phuket the first week of February. It was hard to leave! The resort looks like a piece of heaven: the garden is so beautiful! Never seen a place like that. It is like a jungle but without dangerous animals. We stayed in a seaview bungalow which aI think it's the best accomodation as it is near everything. The pool is lovely with water falling down high rocks and two jacuzzi areas. The pool toilets were spotless and brand new.
The breakfast buffet is very good. It starts at 6 a.m. until 11, so everyone has time enough to enjoy good food from Asian dim sum to English breakfast to European cheese and various kind of charcuterie and last but not least fresh fruit and juices.
We appreciated the direct access to the beach where, for a few bahts you can rent a beach umbrella, two sunbeds and a small table and sip a wonderful frozen coconut.
The hotel provides a very confortable transfer from and to the airport and a late check out on request.
A 5 star hotel!!
Thank you to all the staff for the perfect hospitality.

Room Tip: Choose the seaview bungalows! They are super!
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank LidiaRF
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

Loved this resort. Really great location. Right off the beach and right near Kata - shopping and restaurants. Staff we wonderful. The pool was a little cold, and shut down at 7pm!! I love a quiet resort but i kind of like late night swims. Breakfast was great. Stayed in jungle room, was a really nice room . Wish we were able to get an ocean view room.

Now for Phuket. Was a wonderful experience, gorgeous beaches and islands, we saw monkeys and starlight in the ocean, canoeing through hongs, and did a tour in the province above and went elephant trekking and zip lining. But the roads are TERRIFING - almost to the point of it kind of ruined my trip. The drivers are horrible - although i must say the transfer drivers from Marina were really great. Also some of the travel locations are super packed - Patong and James Bond Island - don't recommend James Bond Island. All it is a small island with shops on it and no room to walk becuase there is so many tourists. In phuket there is a lot of asking for money - a lot! Take a picture with your own camara of this and pay 200 baht. Some kid helped me in a cave find some bats - after paying to get into the cave - he asked for 200 baht - i gave him 20. And the town of Phuket not work going to. There is nothing there. We walked around the streets looking for shops and restaurants... not much at all! Took the local bus which was a nice experience, but should have just took the next bus straight back.

Phuket was a wonderful experience but wouldn't go back. Might recommend staying longer then a week in this province. :)

Room Tip: Ocean View Room - Book really really early. Jungle Room is really great - large, private, quiet an...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Marina Phuket Resort

Address: 47 Karon Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Karon
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
#6 Family Hotel in Karon
#6 Romantic Hotel in Karon
Price Range: $140 - $380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Marina Phuket Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Marina Phuket Resort is perched on a headland at southern end of Karon, among the finest of Phuket's famous west-coast beaches. The Deluxe Villas overlook the beach and the Andaman Sea. All guests have direct access to Karon Beach and can enjoy snorkeling right out front of the resort. ... more   less 
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