The Old Phuket Karon Beach Resort

Phuket, Thailand

The hotel

Its name may suggest a hotel steeped in history, but The Old Phuket delivers both traditional Thailand and chic modernity in everything from its four dining venues to its choice of rooms. And it's all just moments from beautiful Karon Beach and a stroll from Aroona Karon's shopping and dining scene. You'll find heritage hints harking back to the spice trade days in the hotel's Sino Wing, with its rooftop pool featuring a children's pool (ideal when they're not enjoying their kids' club), and crisp white geometric minimalism in the Serene Wing, which frames a smart urban-style pool with little nooks for peaceful reflection.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Games Room
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in central Karon with Karon Beach just a short walk away. Patong Beach is 8 km away. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: approximately 50 minutes.

Hotel information

184 rooms split over two wings: the Sino Wing is influenced by Sino-Portuguese architechture and offers 88 rooms and the Serene Wing offers 96 rooms contemporary rooms designed for the modern day traveller. All rooms have a private balcony, air-conditioning, TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar* and safe. Sino Deluxe Rooms have a garden view, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Terrace Deluxe Rooms have a private furnished terrace and a garden view.

Spa Deluxe Rooms are like the Deluxe Rooms but with a Jacuzzi on a private balcony. Private Jaccuzzi Rooms are also available. 

Serene Wing:

Deluxe Pool View Rooms offer mountain or pool views.

Deluxe Pool Access Rooms are as above but offer pool access from a large terrace.

Deluxe Family Rooms are located on the 2nd-3rd floors and has a bunk bed, as well as 1 king-size or twin beds.

Shark Restaurant (daily buffet breakfast), Chili Restaurant (International and seafood), Bai Toey (à la carte Thai cuisine), Al Dente (à la carte Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner). KO-I Bar (Sino Wing), The Pool Bar (Serene Wing), Lobby Corner (selection of drinks) and Blue Cafe’ (bakery). Swimming pool with child pool. Fitness room. Massage by the pool* (Serene Wing). Kids' club. Table tennis. Games room. Room service*. Complimentary shuttle bus serivce to Patong, Phuket Town and the Weekend Market.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A week at The Old Phuket

Jul 9, 2019 ashishs4769

Great hotel property, location, and lovely attentive staff. Had a great stay! The property is amazingly located near the beach, and the hotel has it's own cafes/shopping/massage places leading to the beach which made it very convenient.
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Jul 8, 2019 davidjohnb115 Alphington

We stayed here with our three teenagers and they loved the hotel. The short walk to the beach is filled with great places to eat, shop and relax. The pool is shaded in the afternoon which we appreciated after a morning at the beach. Thanks for a memorable holiday.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Warning: violent security! Very nice hotel though...

Jul 6, 2019 DanSmith83 Bangkok, Thailand

I was a solo traveler here and the resort is mostly made up of families and couples. The security gate giving access to the beach were constantly stopping me to ask me for my room number and wanted me to produce my key when entering the hotel; whilst I saw couples and families walking in and out unchallenged all the time. One time, my room key was… Read more
I was a solo traveler here and the resort is mostly made up of families and couples. The security gate giving access to the beach were constantly stopping me to ask me for my room number and wanted me to produce my key when entering the hotel; whilst I saw couples and families walking in and out unchallenged all the time. One time, my room key was at the bottom of my rucksack and I was in a hurry, so I told security my room number and that I saw him this morning and said sawatdii ‘hello’ (I’m over 6ft and have a big beard, I thought he might remember me). The security guard got very violent, very quickly and pushed me and put his fists up to fight me. I believe in taking security seriously, but this was way over the top. I produced my key, after being grabbed and pushed a few times buy the guy, and reported it to the front desk who smiled and said they would ask the security guard what happened - like I was lying about it. This is a beautiful hotel, but this experience would make me not recommend this place to anyone, especially solo travelers; and I was disappointed with the reaction of the staff at the desk. Read less
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Jul 5, 2019 uniquetome Cape Town Central, South Africa

We have returned on the 30/06/2019 home after a week at he Old Phuket hotel. It was my first trip to Thailand. We arrived just after 13H00 we were greeted at reception with a refreshing drink, The check in process was only at 14H00. Be that as it may we had to wait till then but the wait was worth it as the Hotel was magnificent as we walked… Read more
We have returned on the 30/06/2019 home after a week at he Old Phuket hotel. It was my first trip to Thailand. We arrived just after 13H00 we were greeted at reception with a refreshing drink, The check in process was only at 14H00. Be that as it may we had to wait till then but the wait was worth it as the Hotel was magnificent as we walked around till we checked in and that was quick and easy. The room was lovely. Being my wife’s 50th Birthday this was nice and special as the room was clean and spacious. We loved the pool on level 3 as it was very private and modest. The hotel located right across the beach with awesome restaurants and shops in between also the Staff was so friendly. On her Birthday 25/06/2019 we went Island hopping and we came back. We were both taken back by the Awesome surprise waiting for her in the room. So a big thank you for the management and staff of The Old Phuket in Karon on ending my wife's special day with an Awesome surprise when she walked in the hotel room door waiting for her was a birthday cake with the Words" Happy Birthday From The Old Phuket" I highly recommend this hotel to all coming on vacation to your Beautiful country as well as people still wanting to go to Phuket I want to say once again say a big thank you the staff at the Hotel for making it a Pleasant time for us. They really made Our stay Special. May their establishment go from strength to strength. Read less
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Jul 5, 2019 Shadene H

The Old Phuket Hotel is an absolute gem of a place on Karon beach. It is perfectly situated near an array of restaurants and some wonderful night life. The staff is exceptionally accommodating and always smiling. The rooms are clean, spacious and always neatly tided by friendly housekeeping staff. The pools are absolutely beautiful! As are the… Read more
The Old Phuket Hotel is an absolute gem of a place on Karon beach. It is perfectly situated near an array of restaurants and some wonderful night life. The staff is exceptionally accommodating and always smiling. The rooms are clean, spacious and always neatly tided by friendly housekeeping staff. The pools are absolutely beautiful! As are the other facilities such as the gym, kids room and library. The in house breakfast caters many different cuisines from around the world. Overall an outstanding hotel, with excellent staff and facilities. Would definitely stay there again! Read less