There are a wide variety of hotels in Phuket, and it is very
important to decide before travelling exactly what you expect from
your holiday and stay on this beautiful island.
It is true that
Phuket is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in the
world, but it is rapidly expanding into much more than just a
quiet beach spot.
With so many different beaches available, and
with so many different categories of hotels, we sincerely hope
that the following will be of some use.
The hotels detailed below
range from some of the most expensive to some of the cheapest, in
no particular order.
At many of the hotels we review below, there
are links that offer you some of the best rates on the internet,
with secure and instant reservations.
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The Laguna Phuket
The Laguna Phuket, comprises of 5 different excellent
International hotels, a golf resort, and a few shops and
The hotels are the infamous Banyan Tree, Sheraton
Laguna (member of Starwood's The Luxury Collection), the
Dusit Laguna Phuket, the Laguna Beach Resort, and the more
moderately priced Allamanda.
The Laguna is an excellent choice if
you are travelling with family, with many different activities to
occupy your and the children's time. The enclosed environment of
the Laguna ensures the utmost privacy and security.
Laguna also offers some of the best meeting and convention
facilities in Thailand, with activities such as "Quest" which is
the much sought after management training course (the physical and
outdoor variety), an enormous Marquee facility that houses the
larger functions, and the knowledge that you are just far enough
away from the main night spots to ensure everyone gets to the
meeting on time, yet close enough, when you have decided that
enough is enough and its time to party.
The golf course is
world class standard and only a five minute buggy ride from any of
the hotels in the Laguna. Which brings us nicely back to your most
difficult decision which hotel to opt for?
Banyan Tree - this
hotel is famous, not only for the International standard golf
course that sits right outside the reception, nor the award
winning spa that offers you an amazing assortment of relaxing and
invigorating treatments, nor even the multitude of famous guests
such as Jean Claude Van Damne, Claudia Sheffer, too mention but a
few, but also the fact that the exclusive bungalows are all very
private and are all self contained. You enjoy this private
surrounding with the luxury of your own pool, room service that
can be cooked in front of you, during a romantic dinner for two,
and a numerous amount of other tantalizing choices that could
leave you with one enormous problem; Will you ever leave?!
Allamanda - is a unique property, that offers some very
unusual accommodation. There are duplexes, 2 and 3 bedroom
apartments or rooms, in fact this is much more of a condotel style
property that really wants you to feel as if you are
home away from home. It is again a great place for
families, and the hotel does offer a numerous amount of
activities for children including an all important baby
sitting service. This is also the cheaper of the five
properties in the Laguna, offering some excellent rates.
Dusit Laguna - The
Dusit Laguna Phuket Resort & Spa was the first hotel at the
Laguna to open. It is also one of the few which sits directly on
the beach. The hotel offers modern high quality accommodation in a
very spacious setting that allows guests to quite easily forget
that it actually has over X number of rooms. The gardens are well
manicured and the pool a relaxing environment to spend hours
dozing or reading a good book. While this hotel is part of the
Laguna it feels very much like a stand alone property, and its
spaciousness and convenience makes it feel very intimate. For
those looking to truly escape the
Dusit Laguna Phuket Resort & Spa offers guests the Angsana
Spa, which has a whole range of treatments and special programmes
to choose from. See pictures, special rates etc from the
Dusit Laguna Phuket Resort & Spa.
Sheraton Laguna - this
hotel is part of Starwood's The Luxury Collection, which means
that it is the highest quality of Sheraton hotels. Also being part
of the Starwood Group means that you can earn points if you are a
member of its Preferred Guest programme. The hotel is well
appointed with new spa facilities that comes from the experienced
Banyan Tree. It is probably the most popular among large
convention/incentive and meeting business and has all the
facilities that you will ever need.
Laguna Beach Resort -
previously the Laguna Beach Club, is an award winning hotel. It is
very private and those that have stayed there say that it may well
be the best in the Laguna (Banyan Tree would disagree of course!).
Not being quite as large as other properties it allows you to fall
into a feeling of quiet relaxation and the hotel prides itself on
its immaculate personalised service.
A small and peaceful beach area only 15 minutes or so
from Patong Beach. Great place for families or people
looking for a quiet relaxing holiday as the waves are
not rough and the quiet environment makes for a great
Kamala Bay Terrace Resort - lovely little hotel, that is the
only international hotel on this quiet strip of beach. The rooms
are built up on the hill, and the hotel offers wonderful views of
the sparkling Andaman Sea. Special rates, pictures and online
reservations available at:
Kamala Bay Terrace Resort Phuket.
beach is the busiest of all the beaches in Phuket, and is located
where all the shops and infamous bars are. So, if you are looking for a
beautiful beach, and want to be right in the midst of all the
action during the day as well as the night, then this is your
Amari Coral Beach Resort - Located at the end of Patong Beach
which leads to Karon, Kata beaches etc. Full review to come soon.
See pictures, special rates and make online reservations for this
Millennium Resort Patong Phuket: If you choose to stay in the
Patong area of Phuket, whether with family, friends, alone or for
business then there are few better hotels than the
Millennium Resort Patong Phuket, we just wish it would
change the name of its wings. Read also: Our
Review of the Millennium Resort Patong Phuket.
Novotel Coralia Phuket: Is right on the corner of Patong
Beach, close to the excellent collection of restaurants likes Baan
Rim Pa etc. It is up on a hill and offers some splendid views of the
beach and sunset. Although not directly on the beach they do have
three different swimming pools on different levels that run into
each other, and is only a 5 minute buggy ride to the beach. This
is a great hotel for families as they do offer some wonderful
activities. See pictures, information, special rates and online
reservations. Special rates, pictures and online reservations are
available for the
Novotel Coralia Phuket.
Impiana Phuket Cabana Resort - This lovely hotel features only
80 chalet-styled cottages. It is the only hotel in Patong that is
directly on the beach. Very closely located to all the nightlife
and shopping. A nice quiet hotel with a luxurious feel to it. One
of the more expensive in the Patong area.
See pictures, check rates and availability.
Baan Sukhothai - This well kept secret is again a small property.
It is located in Soi Bagna, where all the nightlife is, and does
not have any beach front, but it is only a quick 4 minutes walk to
the beach. From the outside, this hotel does not look very
special, however once inside it is pleasantly surprising! It is set
out with small villas that comprise of 3 bedrooms. Each has its
own living area and separated bedroom. The bathrooms are quite
large (long) with a separate shower and bathtub in each of the
villa style rooms. There is a small relaxing swimming pool as
well. This hotel also offers very reasonable rates from 1,500 up
depending on the season.
Check availability and rates at this hotel (opens in a new window).
The Club Andaman - They offer exceptionally good rates, and
the location is wonderful, as it is just across the road from the
beach. They offer traditional hotel style rooms and also
bungalows. The gardens and pool are lovely, and really help to
create a relaxed resort atmosphere.
Holiday Inn Phuket - This hotel is located at the far end of
Patong Beach away from the majority of bars and shops, it is a
nice mid market hotel, with excellent facilities for kids.
Including, there own private sanctuary within your room that
comprises of bunk beds, computer games, television, and a curtain
not allowing parents in !! Great hotel for families, and is
popular with the German market.
Special Rates, Pictures and Reservations for the Holiday Inn
Thara Hotel - is located opposite the
Cabana. It is much more of a budget property and is ideal for
singles or couples.
CN Bungalows - There is cheap, and then
there is cheap. At THB 850 a night, you will get a bed, en suite
bathroom, in a nice clean yet very simple room. This is not really
a bungalow, more of a small budget hotel without swimming pool. We
have stayed here and were happy with it. It is located just off
the infamous Soi Bagnal. We do not recommend this hotel for
Nakalay Beach / Bay
This beach or bay only has
the one hotel. The beach itself is great, but swimming in the
ocean can be a little difficult, as there are a lot of stones.
Having said this, it is still a great destination only 15 minutes
by car from Patong, and with great facilities including one of the
biggest swimming pools in Asia.
The Thavorn Beach Village -
This luxurious hotel is a very impressive property with Thai style
Villas (4 rooms one villa/2 floors) surrounding the pool and
giving direct access from the balcony on the ground floor. The
rooms also extend up the hill, and offer stunning views of the sea
and Patong in the close distance. Each room has a large bathroom
with separate shower, separate toilet and bathtub; there is also a
Jacuzzi bath on each of the balconies. They have an excellent Thai
restaurant and a fully equipped spa and fitness centre. That is
the luxurious side to the hotel, they also have bungalows which
are for the more budget conscious and a lot more basic but still
Found between Patong and Kata
Beaches, Karon Beach runs along the coast road. It is a nice wide
beach but some may say a little bare as it lacks the backdrop of
lush green trees where the road can be found. We also feel
strongly that bridges should be built over the road from the
hotels to the beach. The road is not large, just two lanes, but it
is long and straight, and cars as well as bikes do travel at quite
high speeds at times, which can be a danger for those not paying
Central Village Karon Village - Review to come soon.
See more of this hotel with pictures, special rates and online
Central Waterfront Suites - Review to come soon.
See more of this hotel with pictures, special rates and online
Here you break away from the
hectic world of Patong and can sit back and pretty much relax. The
waves and current are a little stronger here than elsewhere so
watch out, but they are still safe.
The Boathouse Phuket -
This hotel claims to have the best wine cellar in Phuket, and is
equally famous for its excellent food. The hotel was one of the
first in Asia to personalise beach service, offering cold towels
to guests who were enjoying the beach. If you would like an
unpretentious hotel, where the food, ambiance, and service is good
then this is a great choice.
The Kata Beach Hotel - next door
to the Boathouse, a lovely hotel of a larger scale, and they have
a very nice swimming pool. Great choice.
Some of the
less well known beaches are becoming more and more popular with
the JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa opening towards the North West
of the Island and many other properties finding their own idyllic
spot of paradise.
Best Western Premier Bangtao Beach Resort - Full review to
See pictures, special rates and online reservations.
Layan Phuket - Review to come soon, however clients who have
stayed at this hotel said that they were extremely impressed and
that they can recommend it to anyone. They said that the hotels
beach is more of a small estuary but just five minutes walk from
the hotel and they said the beach is excellent. Special rates,
pictures and online reservations available at
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa - Review
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