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The Old Phuket
Ranked #29 of 130 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic holiday, thanks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

We were lucky enough to have booked a pool access room and then were upgraded to a larger room. Definitely recommend the pool access room as the way to go. Also enjoyed the breakfasts, nice variety each day. All the staff were very friendly and the rooms were clean and very comfortable. The beach was nice but quite a bit of rubbish so took the motorbike to Kata Beach 5 minutes away which was cleaner.

Room Tip: Book the pool access and ask about the 'Mytime' club. Also great value to hire motorbikes t...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

This is a nice hotel, ideal location to beach... friendly.... clean..and nearby to all tastes in resturants,,enjoyed my stay here.,if being picky they should have a resturant in the hotel at night, not just for breakfast...

Room Tip: we had the room with jacozzi, on balcony well worth the extra charge.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

We were moved to this hotel by Sawadee after insisting on moving from a very disappointing hotel.

We were impressed with this hotel and it fitted our criteria, which was for a relaxing, comfortable stay where we could laze by the pool, it is just a pity we were not there for the whole 5 days!!

We had a deluxe pool access room in the serene wing. The room itself was fairly basic but clean and comfortable. The unusual bathroom was actually quite nice to use, once we had closed the blind. We did enjoy the private balcony area with direct access to the pool and although there were people swimming up and down in front of us, it was perfectly OK and we had no thoughts about loss of privacy until we read the reveiws on this website. It was especially nice after a night out when the pool was lit up.

The hotel itself had lovely gardens etc and was very welcoming. It was in a good position in the resort with plenty of shops and restaurants just outside and perhaps 10 minutes walk to the main street.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

I did a lot of research on hotels in Phuket and ended up being very confused. We travelled at peak time so all hotels were expensive and we stayed for a week so we wanted to stay somewhere we would enjoy. I selected the Old Phuket on recommendation from our travel agent and reading the reviews here and we were really pleased with our choice.

We chose to stay in a Pool Access room in the Serene wing and were very happy with our choice. As we were staying for more than 5 nights we also have complimentary mini bar which was appreciated at the end of the day.

The rooms were large and clean and the cleaning during our stay was good too.

Some of the previous comments about privacy are fair with this room but you can get around it and for us this was not a problem. There are net curtains that can be pulled to prevent people seeing in during daylight hours. We spent a lot of time on our deck and around the pool and unless you had the doors of the room open or the blinds open then you could not see into the rooms.

We LOVED the pool. The temperature was perfect, there are plenty of loungers, the pool bar makes great cocktails and the lunch menu was just what we were after.

Breakfast offered a good choice of continental options, fruits, european options and hot options. I would recommend going earlier though because it gets very busy later on.

We used to hotel tour desk to arrange a driver to take us sightseeing around Phuket. The lady behind the desk was helpful and everything was arranged without a hitch.

The hotel offers a gym, DVD library, mini golf and massages but we did not use any of these.

There is a street right outside the hotel with restaurants, convenience stores, massage places, laundry places which was very convenient. We ate dinner most nights at one of these restaurants and you can get discount off food from some of the restaurants as a guest of The Old Phuket.

The beach is easy walking distance from the hotel as is the night market and many other restaurant options.

For massages I would recommend the very first place on the left as you walk out of the gate. The ladies are lovely and the massages were fabulous.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2012

Stayed for 2 nights in Karon to see something different from Patong. Peaceful area of Karon with handy street of restaurants around the corner. Read the other reviews and had to buy myself an upgrade from the Older style room to the Deluxe Pool View Room in the new wing. Unique Bathroom layout, the hotel offers nice little features like a golf putting green, table tennis table, library, and free DVD hire. Thank you reception managers for allowing us to take some pre-wedding photos at your fantastic resort which had beautiful surroundings! Much appreciated!

Room Tip: Will cost you 200 baht to get a tuk tuk/taxi to Dino Park and the city part of Karon. Try to exchang...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Old Phuket

Property: The Old Phuket
Address: 192/36 Karon Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#24 Family Hotel in Karon
#25 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price range (per night): $71 - $373
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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