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The Old Phuket - Karon Beach Resort

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

we stayed at this hotel in april 2018 and on arrival we were upgraded from a simo deluxe to a room in the serene wing as a honeymoon upgrade.. the room was very spacious overlooking the pool.. spotless and an amazing bathroom, the hotel is less than 5 minutes walk to the beach and there are a few bars/ restaurants and shops on route.. we ate in most of them as it was to warm to walk to town.. great hotel and location , super staff, overall great place ..

We stayed for 8 nights with a room in the Sino wing. Room was ok, not luxury but met our needs. Breakfast was generally good although not a huge choice. The location is excellent, just outside the hotel is a range of restaurants, shops and also plenty of places to get a massage! The beach is just across the road and is beautiful. The pool on the third floor of th Sino wing was quiet most days so could always get loungers when we stopped for a swim later in the day. Only downside is the WiFi is very poor.

We went to the Phuket and stayed at the Old Phuket hotel for our main visit to Thailand in April 2018. The old Phuket Hotel was certainly colonial in structure and with air conditioning only in the rooms which were larger than normal. The WIFI and safety deposit box were free. However it was only really bed and breakfast with no other place on the hotel to eat except at the pool areas. There were 2 pools with a limited amount of sun beds. However just outside the hotel on the way to the beach (300 yards to walk to a public beach) there were a multitude amount of bars, restaurants, mini-markets , shops and massage places. This was obviously what you were supposed to use instead of the normal all inclusive hotels we have been used to where there were restaurants on site and themed ones. These were very good and we ate out there most nights. Happy hour prices were in effect for alcohol but wine per bottle is costly. Outside the hotel towards the beach there was a long corniche with stacks of stalls selling all sorts of merchandise (including masses of tee shirts) and eating restaurants. This was a plus for the area as you are not stuck in the hotel area and could walk extensively along the corniche. The beach when you walked there from the hotel was very long with very soft sand. Beach beds were available with cushioned mats for 200 Baht a pair all day. (Approx £5). Excellent value. The beach does go out deeply after a time and there are warnings for rip tides etc if you were caught in one. Tuk Tuk and taxi transport is the norm with a trip to Patong (main area here) about 400 Baht (approx £10). Service at the hotel was satisfactory although we seemed to get the maid for our room at 4.00pm each day and in house calls for things to be done could take more than 1 hour. Washing could be given in at the hotel to do but just outside are many local versions with a kilo washed for approx. 40 baht (£1) We used it and no problems . Even in early April we have a few thunderstorms and rain but nothing that stopped you sun bathing the rest of the time. Plenty of sun lotion needed as sun was hot. If you looking for an all inclusive 5 star hotel European style the this hotel would not fit it. However with its charm it grows on you and it’s ground are spacious and well kept. However remember the eating out all the time after breakfast for main meals and no recognised bar on the site to sit down and relax in the late afternoon except by the pool side. Bar meals were available for purchase at the pool side. Towel could be changed every day (both room and pool) if you wanted. No deposit for pool towels either as these were distributed by the house maids. As stated we were slightly disappointed by some things not being available at the hotel but it does grow on you.

The Old Phuket is a really great place to stay when spending a week by the beach. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable, with modern furnishings. There are two pools also, it's nice to have the choice; we preferred the Koi Pool as it was a little quieter. The breakfast was also very good, with a nice variation of dishes from day to day. Only issue with this place is undoubtedly the reception staff. We had a problem with our bathroom twice during our stay, upon calling them they said they would send somebody right away. Another phone call and three hours later, somebody eventually showed up.

We went to Thailand for our 30th wedding anniversary and this was the last place on our trip so we were looking forward to it and boy we were not disappointed. The hotel was wonderful and the first impressions were WOW it's very much as the brochure had said and with the apps like trip adviser thought able to do a little research before you go these days. The room was one with a pool view and was more than big enough the bathroom was fantastic with a massive bath and a shower that was a power shower and it had the rain forest head above that and with out being a power shower the rainforest head came with some force as well it was wonderful. The bed was a big queen sized bed and very comfy there was all that you expect these days in a hotel the room was cleans every day with clean towels and also clean beach off pool towels provided daily as well. You got free water every day two bottles per room and coffee and tea as required. The breakfast was amazing every thing you can think of from British to European and thia food available and as much as you could eat a fantastic egg station offering all the fresh cooked egg options you could think of and they were constantly round refilling your tea or coffee cups. The staff throughout the whole hotel were wonderful people and helpful above and beyond what they needed to be I would certainly go back again or recommend this hotel to any one. There was plenty of eating places just outside the hotel grounds but which I think were all vetted by the hotel as you we given vouchers for money off for at least five or six of the outlets and the food in them all was amazing and great value for money and once you get there you will see what I mean about them all being vetted by the hotel as the street there on is called the old phuket hotel at the very start of it. There is 24 hour security on and they check your staying there before your allowed in so it's best to have your room key on you but they very quickly learn your face and it's a very safe feel to it hope this helps please feel free if you have any questions of I'm able to I will help were possible

This was our second stay at this hotel. The room is lovely clean and well maintained. The cleaners were good and all staff friendly and polite when you meet them. We stayed in the wing with the koi pool. The Pool is lovely the only draw back is the noise from the huge extractor fan on top of the building. Its very noisy when it is on. The buffet breakfast was beautiful something for everyone great choice. All in all an excellent stay

Really enjoyed The Old Phuket... stayed in the Jacuzzi room, Japanese Jacuzzi was outside the front and the rain shower was out the back. Cute room, with enough space and the bathroom was kept clean and tidy. Breakfast was great.. always enough variety of hot and cold food and staples such as toast and cornflakes. The only thing we didn’t use were the pools... everyone reserves the the pool chairs with the towels and there’s not much room to sit. Pools aren’t very big.. but other than this, everything else was great! Check in and check out was easy, and the upkeep of the room was fantastic. Enjoyed the beach just a short distance away from our room, and we received lots of dinner, coffee and cake and massage vouchers as a summer promotion.

Stayed here for seven nights in March we were upgraded to a jacuzzi room on arrival which was quite nice, the room we were given was huge with an outside shower and large inside bathroom, the bed was very comfy and the air con worked well but as in other reviews was a bit loud. The hotel itself is very nice and the staff were helpful in our opinion. Located a minutes walk from a nice beach where you can always rent a sunbed for the day (£2) with plenty of bars and restaurants and the hotel is very fortunate to have a small parade of excellent bars and restaurants right outside the gate to the beach. The three crowns merits a mention here and the massage parlour just outside the gate is good too. Breakfast was good with quite a selection, but when we travel to the orient, so to speak, we never even lift the lids of the hot trays as it will always lead to disappointment so why bother? Yoghurt, fruit and a croissant always works for me with maybe an egg on toast, fish soup for breakfast, I think not! You will never get a decent sausage or bacon here so no point in complaining about it! Overall a nice hotel in a good location.

We stayed last year in pool access room and it was great we were very happy. We booked again in November 2017 to have 3 pool access rooms for our family to stay from March 25th 2018 for eight nights. The hotel told us at time of booking they could not allocate us rooms at that time, but promised they would do their best to give us pool access rooms overlooking pool with sunshine. We have been put in pool access room with no sun and cement wall as our view. We are so so angry, disappointed and now would not recommend hotel.....service is poor poor. We have arrived from staying at Empress Hotel Chiang mai where service was just excellent, couldnt do enough for us

We stayed in the older Sino wing and I’m very glad I did I loved the Portuguese building. The hotel room was very big with a lovely balcony. The bed was very comfortable. We had a lovely surprise in our room when we checked in. Staff were friendly and helpful throughout the hotel. Breakfast was delicious and had a huge range. The minibar was very cheap compared to other hotels we stayed in around Thailand. The hotel is in an ideal location venture out from both entrance/exit points and it’s ideally situated opposite the beach. Check out was swift and friendly. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Phuket/Karon area. Thank you for a great stay.

192/36 Karon Rd., Karon Beach Karon Phuket

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 2 outdoor pools

The Old Phuket - Karon Beach Resort places you within a 10-minute stroll of Karon Temple and Karon Market. This 184-room, 4-star resort welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, 4 restaurants, and a 24-hour fitness center. In the mountains, it's also near Big Buddha and Chalong Temple.


Enjoy dining at Shark Restaurant, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


All of The Old Phuket - Karon Beach Resort's 184 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes are also available.

Property features

At The Old Phuket - Karon Beach Resort, guests enjoy 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle during limited hours for THB 800 per vehicle one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and an arcade/game room.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1977 reviews