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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May 22, 2019 Justin C

Fantastic resort the staff are so nice, always making sure your enjoying your stay, if you have any queries they will help with a smile. Facilities are amazing streching from the service to the next level breakfast, not to mention the pools, yoga, cooking classes and everything in between. Location is perfect with a beach just across the road,… Read more
Fantastic resort the staff are so nice, always making sure your enjoying your stay, if you have any queries they will help with a smile. Facilities are amazing streching from the service to the next level breakfast, not to mention the pools, yoga, cooking classes and everything in between. Location is perfect with a beach just across the road, massages, food, money exchange, transport the list just goes on. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent Location, Brilliant Hotel, Fantastic Rooms

May 19, 2019 PauloB_Tewkesbury Tewkesbury, United Kingdom

We had a "swim up" room in the Serene Wing which was fantastic. The beds were lovely, the room spacious and the bathroom brilliantly designed. The breakfasts were to a very good standard, especially the egg counter. All staff were lovely and attentive. The restaurants in the road to the beach were lovely, especially Karlsson, Chili and Butterfly.… Read more
We had a "swim up" room in the Serene Wing which was fantastic. The beds were lovely, the room spacious and the bathroom brilliantly designed. The breakfasts were to a very good standard, especially the egg counter. All staff were lovely and attentive. The restaurants in the road to the beach were lovely, especially Karlsson, Chili and Butterfly. Highly recommended Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating great place to stay in

May 7, 2019 busisiwek2016 Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

stayed at Old Phuket for 6 nights loved every minute of it. the Hotel is located closed to the beach, shops, restaurants etc. The room and the bathroom was spacious and well organised. Breakfast serve buffet had a large variety to choose from
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, terrible bed

May 2, 2019 sheila g Warwickshire, United Kingdom

We stayed in a room with a private jacuzzi. The jacuzzi was a concrete square bath with no incorporated seating - not comfy or big enough for 2 people. The worst thing was the mattress which was really hard. We didnt sleep properly all week and woke up with back ache everyday. We did inform the hotel but they didnt respond. The standard of the… Read more
We stayed in a room with a private jacuzzi. The jacuzzi was a concrete square bath with no incorporated seating - not comfy or big enough for 2 people. The worst thing was the mattress which was really hard. We didnt sleep properly all week and woke up with back ache everyday. We did inform the hotel but they didnt respond. The standard of the food was average. The main pool area was really nice with many shaded areas and the perfect pool temperature. The location of the hotel is really good. You can walk out the front onto the high street or walk out the back onto a selection of restaurants, shops and parlours. The beach is a minute away. Overall we wouldn’t return due to the bed and the general lack of comfort of this hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A phone 📞 call would of been nice ☹️

Apr 25, 2019 TraceyT1103

Stayed at old Phuket for 7 nights,location was great hotel nice but our room needed some TLC. On the Tuesday Evening just be for we was going for dinner, my partner opened his suitcase to look for a watch that he had brought in Bangkok for our son as he wanted to send him a photo of it. My partners suitcase was messed up and there was no watch. He… Read more
Stayed at old Phuket for 7 nights,location was great hotel nice but our room needed some TLC. On the Tuesday Evening just be for we was going for dinner, my partner opened his suitcase to look for a watch that he had brought in Bangkok for our son as he wanted to send him a photo of it. My partners suitcase was messed up and there was no watch. He emptied case out over floor it wasn’t in there, so he emptied my case out and there the watch was in the middle of my clothes. When he opened the box the watch strap had been broken in half and some of the links missing. We reported to a young guy on reception I left my phone number he said, the manager had been notified of and he was on duty till 10.30 and would ring me. This was on the Tuesday we departed on the Friday and I didn’t Evan have as much as a apology 😒 and to top it all when we returned home a pair of sunglasses 🕶 that was in the zip of my case had gone missing and some make up, so I won’t be returning to old Phuket. Read less