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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (958)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice and quiet and very clean

Jan 10, 2020 HelenOSullivanFiries

Loved staying here....the staff were super happy and friendly.right across the road from the beach. Just around the corner is a fab bar joined onto a gym (porky gym) run by fabulous people and the best strawberry daiquiris in the world!!!! They go out of their way to help and have the craic too!!!!!
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Jan 3, 2020 oliverbL8835VE

Let’s just start out with the room our first room had a non working shower and and ac that dripped all over the place flooding our room. After we told them they said they would upgrade us so we got to the room and it was in no way an upgrade. Breakfast was not very good the same undercooked bacon everyday and toaster that burned the bread. And to… Read more
Let’s just start out with the room our first room had a non working shower and and ac that dripped all over the place flooding our room. After we told them they said they would upgrade us so we got to the room and it was in no way an upgrade. Breakfast was not very good the same undercooked bacon everyday and toaster that burned the bread. And to top it off we were checking out and we didn’t have all three of the room cards, PLASTIC ROOM CARDS, they wouldn’t let us check out causing us to be late to the airport. I would not recommend this hotel. Read less
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Jan 1, 2020 colleend895 Western Cape, South Africa

Nice hotel very close to the beach front. Staff quite pleasant. Cleanliness a bit of an issue but acceptable. Very good breakfast with loads of variety. Restaurant staff amazing! You are spoilt for choice when it comes to meal times. A short walk down the side road has you confused as to where you want to eat. Gina's is awesome. Large… Read more
Nice hotel very close to the beach front. Staff quite pleasant. Cleanliness a bit of an issue but acceptable. Very good breakfast with loads of variety. Restaurant staff amazing! You are spoilt for choice when it comes to meal times. A short walk down the side road has you confused as to where you want to eat. Gina's is awesome. Large portion size and price very good. Read less
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Dec 31, 2019 hurricanes93 Milton, Canada

Beautiful hotel spacious rooms we had a walk in pool room staff is very friendly pool is awesome hotel had a breakfast buffet very good very close to restaurants and local shops they also had a travel excursion desk which was very helpful .
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and lovely Hotel

Dec 18, 2019 SteveS1127 Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

The Hotel was in a great location, just a short walk to the beach. The closest restaurants where just a couple of minutes away and the main resort was a 10 minute walk. The pool access room was really nice and spacious and it was great to be able to open the patio doors and go straight into the pool. The breakfast buffet had a great selection… Read more
The Hotel was in a great location, just a short walk to the beach. The closest restaurants where just a couple of minutes away and the main resort was a 10 minute walk. The pool access room was really nice and spacious and it was great to be able to open the patio doors and go straight into the pool. The breakfast buffet had a great selection of both Western and Asian food and the pool bar had a great selection to have during the day. The hotel rooms and were kept clean and tidy at all times, and there were staff constantly cleaning the outside areas of the hotel to keep them clean and tidy as well. All of the staff we met were very friendly and polite. Read less