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“perfect little place and AMAZING value!!!”
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Chinotel Phuket
Ranked #13 of 89 Hotels in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“perfect little place and AMAZING value!!!”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Stayed here for one night en route to Phi Phi as our flight into Phuket arrived very late.
This was the pefect place for our stopover: - our room was a good size, immaculately presented, complimentary toiletries and bottled water all for an amazing amazing price.
THis place cannot beaten., if you are looking for a budget place to stay whilst in Phuket Town Stay here !

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

I stayed at the Chinotel for two nights and it was a pleasant stay. I booked online and unfortunately booked a double bed room. It was no problem to upgrade to a twin bed room once I got the hotel. The receptionist was really nice and her english was quite good (she was the only one though who spoke english and wasn't there 24/7). The room we had was quite far away from the wifi router and therefore we had to sit in the hallway if we wanted to go online.

The room was really clean and nicely decorated. The bathroom is spacious enough and clean as well.

The breakfast was probably the worst experience of my trip. You get a coupon for a little Thai restaurant next door and the only thing they offer is rice with toppings. The rice is full garlic and therefor not my kind of breakfast. The good thing is though that there is a seven eleven just around the corner.

The location is not the best in my opinion. It's right in Phuket Town and unfortunately there is not much to do there. If you want to party, you should probably stay at Patong and if you want a nice beach you should probably stay somewhere else as well. We booked the room because we wanted to explore Phuket and then go to the islands so therefore it was pretty close to the pier.

They have a bus station right outside and we paid 30 baht to go to Patong beach.

They also offer all kinds of trips and transfer services to different islands, the airport or for example Phang Nga Bay.

If I have a "stopover" in Phuket again I would probably stay there again. It was worth more than what I paid and therefore I was really happy. I would recommend the hotel if you really want to stay in Phuket Town!

Summary:

+ clean
+ friendly staff
+ bus station/seven eleven just around the corner

- location
- breakfast

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2013

very nice modern central city hotel. lovely clean new bathroom and very clean everywhere.

unfortunately your pleasant experience will be ruined if you have the miss fortune off meeting the young female receptionist. i can only presume she is a relative of the owners as she wouldnt last ten minutes in any other work place.i asked for her name so i could complain and she said 'female'?,she was rude and incompetent.

Room Tip: pay up front for anything in thailand, this will help with your travells... trust me.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Killeberg, Sweden
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182 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Chinotel is an oasis of calm in hectic ol' Phuket town. A charming alternative to the large 70's resorts, this modern guesthouse has a very personal feel despite all mod cons. The detail pics of Phuket landmarks and the outstanding service make up for the incredibly meaty breakfast pocket! We hired the scooter for the day and toured the island, well worth it.

Room Tip: The higher numbered floors are less prone to mosquitos.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2013

This place is nice clean with A/c in my room but I just paid 30 per day so it's fine very cool place, they rent motorbikes so is very handy, does not have lift but its ok I really like this place my room was incredible super clean and super comfortable. The guys in reception was really friendly and there is information in reception.

Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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San Francisco
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2013

Four of us stayed at Chinotel before a kayak expedition. It was clean and located right near the colorful central market. There was some noise from the produce trucks in the early morning, but not to an obnoxious level. The service was excellent. Our rooms were comfortable and clean. We were all very satisfied.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed here for 1 week, mid february 2013.
Bear in mind that we didn't like Phuket Town.

Things we liked about the hotel:
- Very stylish
- Neat and clean
- Bar fridge packed with drinks
- Kettle and mugs
- Big Bed
- Big windows and nice view

Things we didn't like:
- New towels stank like meat?
- Small room
- 5 flights of stairs without an elevator
- Two-faced staff
- Gross looking breakfast
- Expensive internet for Phuket Town prices

The vast majority of shops surrounding the hotel close before 8pm for some reason, and makes it seem like a ghost town.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Chinotel Phuket
Address: 133-135 Ranong Rd., Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town
Amenities:
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Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Phuket Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
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