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Sino Inn Phuket
Ranked #14 of 194 Phuket Town B&B and Inns
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Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

I arrived quite late and the taxi driver dropped me at their sister property by mistake. One of the staff DROVE me to there other property - incredibly helpful!! Nice place, quiet , clean and would recommend.

Not sure about the location as I didn't get a chance to have a look around!

Traveller tip: remember a towel and a lock!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
1  Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

I came across this place online and decided to stay seeing how cheap it was and how nice the rooms seemed. As well, the website shows instructions for a cheaper way to the hotel from the airport which came in handy.

Pros:
- Great price for a nice room
- Free stable Wifi
- Free sodas, coffees, instant noodles
- Provides bowls, plates and cutlery

Arrived at the room and it was more than decent for around 730 baht per night including tax. The room matched exactly with the pictures you see online although if you get closer, the details such as the floors and the sink may not look as nice. Nonetheless, still a terrific bargain and I highly doubt there are many places in Phuket town which can offer something at this price range. The room comes with free water and sodas as well as bowls and cutlery for late night take out food which came in very handy for both nights that I stayed in. The room also came with free noodles which was very thoughtful as most hotels cheap out on things like this. Wifi was free as well and it was fast and stable unlike many other hotels.

Cons:
- Had to walk 20+ minutes or so to nearest scooter rental place
- Located next to a bar with live music which can be noisy at night
- Staff did not understand much or any english.

Sino Inn is located around 15 - 20 minutes walking distance west of Old Town Phuket which is where restaurants cafes and touristy shops are. Its not far but its not exactly close either, so I would recommend renting a scooter if you can ride one. However, renting a scooter is somewhat farther past old town phuket which is inconvenient when you check out of the hotel and have to return it without your luggage. It was okay for me as I had a big backpack and no suitcases and was able to ride the scooter with the bag on but this might not be the case for most people. The hotel is also next to a live music bar which gets pretty loud actually but I didnt mind because the music was good and I'm a deep sleeper. Usually quiets down around 12:30 - 1. As well, the staff didn't quite understand english so don't ask them any touristy questions out of the basic check in-check out procedure. For example, they didnt seem to understand when I asked them what were the best places to see the sunrise and sunset.

Conclusion:
It's a great, honest and simple place to stay that wont be deceiving you with false pictures. Stay here if you don't need facilities like a pool or a gym room. The room is clean comfortable and cheap so stay here if you're on a budget and perhaps even if you're not.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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3  Thank Vince L
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

We had a stopover in Phuket before heading to Koh Phi Phi and stayed on the Sino Inn Hotel.
The hotel was very nice with very friendly staff. The room was clean big and bright with a big king size bed, It wasn't all that very pretty and had a bit of a utilitarian feel to it but it had everything we needed and was located very close to the old town (a few mins walk). Breakfast was served on an upper floor terrace and was pretty good with lots of variety, but juices were concentrates rather than fresh. We shared a taxi with another couple from the airport (650B), and were collected for ferry in the morning so the location turned out fine.
I wouldn't recommend a stopover in Phuket if you can avoid it but we did have a nice stroll around the old town and caught an indie market which was pretty cool too, so all in all Phuket town was better then I had expected.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank 2012Smithy
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Booked for 3 nights & stayed for 6. Clean, friendly comfortable & not expensive.

Great elevator that is quick & modern. Reception staff all lovely & helpful. Security guard at night was very efficient & helpful.

They have a coffee house which has an amazing waiter called Toto & make great coffee & light snacks.

Can't fault it, & highly recommend this great hotel.

Btw, I assure you that this is a genuine unbiased review.

Room Tip: Room at the rear was lovely & quiet, but heard no real traffic noise at anytime. Book it!
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

First time in Sino inn, the hotel is good and the price is ok. Wifi is great not like other hotel. Tv got a lot of channels, Few parking lot. Utensil and dishes are provided in the room, free MAMA (instant noodles) free coffee , free coca cola

Room Tip: If you show a business card, you will get the best price
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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1  Thank buncha p
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Sino Inn is a lovely little hotel, stayed there in April during Songran. It's quite cheap but it's very clean and modern. The staff were really helpful and there's a lovely coffee shop on the ground floor. The location whilst not obviously central is a few streets away from great restaurants and fantastic bars.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back look onto the hills :)
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

This is my second stay at Sino Inn Phuket. The room is spacious, clean and located right next to Swedish Consulate. The hotel is next to 7-11 on the same side and Family mart (also convenient store) on the other side. It has free Wifi and the signal was pretty strong.

For those of you who are traveling from the Airport, the girl at front desk told me that there're airport buses run from the airport and will stop right in front of the hotel. I think this is a perfect place for budget travelers. The only thing that bothered me was a car parking space which seem to be not enough and always full at night. However,it's ok to park around the hotel as it has security guard keeping an eye on it for your safety.

The coffee shop on ground floor just finished last month and you can have nice coffee there. They did a good job on decoration and I think tourists will love it especially if they love taking photos like I do. I am very happy with my stay at this hotel and I also feel safe around the area.

Please vote "helpful" for me if you find this review helpful. Thank you very much.

Room Tip: Ask for the room at the back of the hotel as the view is much nicer.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Sino Inn Phuket

Address: 25/54 Mae Luan Rd. | Talad Nuea, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in Phuket Town
Price Range: $17 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sino Inn Phuket 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sino Inn is a modern hostel located in Phuket town, only 45 minutes drive to Phuket International Airport, and just 10 minutes to Phuket's main shopping destinations. Its central location allows easy walking to many attractions in Phuket including old Phuket town. 24 private rooms with en-suite toilet and hot water showers are fully furnished and equipped with amenities such as air condition, minibar, TV with international channels, a balcony and free wi-fi to make your stay in Phuket town a comfortable and enjoyable. In addition, air-conditioned private room with two or four beds with shared bathroom are available. There is also a community area fully equipped with international television, a refrigerator, kitchen and sitting area. ... more   less 
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