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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Sep 20, 2019 RevnedCO Denver, Colorado

Location is great, very friendly staff, easy access to beach and Main Street with so many restaurants, shops and whatever you need. I hope I’m able to come back and stay again. Room was clean, outdoor shower was fantastic, and everyone so lovely! I kept food out of my room, and had no problems with ants or any bugs. Often the front gate was fine… Read more
Location is great, very friendly staff, easy access to beach and Main Street with so many restaurants, shops and whatever you need. I hope I’m able to come back and stay again. Room was clean, outdoor shower was fantastic, and everyone so lovely! I kept food out of my room, and had no problems with ants or any bugs. Often the front gate was fine with a hello, but coming back from the beach, you have to show your card...there is a sign that even says so. I was a solo traveler and had to show every time from beach area...that made me feel more secure bc they aren’t letting just anyone thru. I’m sure they don’t get a lot of solo travelers. Most people head to the 7-11 type store for rations, but there is a Tesco that is closer, has more selections and better prices. Read less
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Sep 19, 2019 brimble1 Sydney, Australia

We have just stayed seven nights at the old Phuket .we bought a package through Groupon so had some great inclusions,breakfast daily,four free cocktails at poolbar,four foot massages,free transfers airport both ways also at the hotel you can book weekend markets,trip to Patong,&atrip to festival shops.we had a large room with tea,coffee making… Read more
We have just stayed seven nights at the old Phuket .we bought a package through Groupon so had some great inclusions,breakfast daily,four free cocktails at poolbar,four foot massages,free transfers airport both ways also at the hotel you can book weekend markets,trip to Patong,&atrip to festival shops.we had a large room with tea,coffee making facilities and daily water.the cleaners did a good job keeping the room well presented every day all staff were friendly and helpful you only had to ask &they did there best for you.breakfast was buffet style with plenty of choice.this is our third time staying &iam sure we will be going back soon .thanks for looking after us . Read less
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Sep 15, 2019 JulesMc68 Blackpool, United Kingdom

We stayed 3 nights in total at The Old Phuket. Good clean and spacious accommodation. We were upgraded from a standard room to a little cottage Room 111. Great big bath, hot shower(outside), room safe, tv, wifi, little patio/garden. The swimming pool is just 100 metres away, some rooms open on to it. The long beautiful beach is also just 100… Read more
We stayed 3 nights in total at The Old Phuket. Good clean and spacious accommodation. We were upgraded from a standard room to a little cottage Room 111. Great big bath, hot shower(outside), room safe, tv, wifi, little patio/garden. The swimming pool is just 100 metres away, some rooms open on to it. The long beautiful beach is also just 100 metres in other direction. We enjoyed a lovely american buffet breakfast each day. The staff are all very welcoming and friendly. Definately would returnnif visiting area again. **** Read less
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Sep 4, 2019 DayTrip52201330012

Beautiful hotel inside and out.Easy to get food from the restaurants along the beach.Staff friendly though there is a language barrier-they understand little English.The only problem is that they have only one hotel shuttle which operates on certain days and only take a minimum of twelve and does one way trips only.
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Sep 1, 2019 NewlywedsSa

We stayed at Old Phuket from 27 Aug to 02 Sep. We booked a pool access room which was amazing. Staff are super friendly, room cleaning everyday,including bottled water, clean towels and glasses. Plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. Great selection of foods for breakfast from breads, croissant, pastries, your choice of eggs, bacon, Thai food and… Read more
We stayed at Old Phuket from 27 Aug to 02 Sep. We booked a pool access room which was amazing. Staff are super friendly, room cleaning everyday,including bottled water, clean towels and glasses. Plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. Great selection of foods for breakfast from breads, croissant, pastries, your choice of eggs, bacon, Thai food and fruits. Tour information also very helpful. Scooter hire available on site. I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely book at the Old Phuket again! Read less