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Recommend good hotel Karon Beach area

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Recommend good hotel Karon Beach area

We want to stay in Phuket at one of the beach resorts. i.e. Karon Beach area.

Please recommend a good hotel with great facilites and with restaurants close by as we do not want to eat at the hotel every night as we will be there for 2 weeks.

We aim to go in Mid october.

Thank you for your assistance.

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1. Re: Recommend good hotel Karon Beach area

Hi Kindra....We stayed @ Horizon Beach Karon resort for a week a couple of years ago....The Horizon was nice,the breakfast was superb....

Karon area was just a bit too quiet for us...Only our opinion....

Anyway,it depends on your budget and your requirements..??...ie:direct beach front...??

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2. Re: Recommend good hotel Karon Beach area

Yes depends if you want to be 'on the beach' or are happy to walk to the beach. Karon Beach Resort at the south end is quite good and close to places to eat, bars, shops etc

Centara Grand on the beach at north end is very large resort style but further from restaurants etc.

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3. Re: Recommend good hotel Karon Beach area

Just finished staying at Hilton Arcadia and was very pleased with it. You can walk 10 minutes to the LEFT out of the hotel toward Kata to many restaurants (our fav was Talay Restaurant!) or walk 10 minutes to the RIGHT out of the hotel to Old Phuket strip of massage places and restaurants (our fav was Butterfly Bistro when we needed something other than Thai food... Master Hands for Sports Massage).

Some people complained about the Hilton because of the walk, but after the giant thai meals, it was nice to 'walk it off' at night. But we enjoy walking and not everyone does. We live in Australia where it's a 10-15 minute walk to everything so we didn't notice the distance being a problem.

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4. Re: Recommend good hotel Karon Beach area

Take a look at the Centara Resort in Karon good location everything on your doorstep and 5 mins to the beach.

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5. Re: Recommend good hotel Karon Beach area

Hi Kindra - We can highly recommend the Old Phuket Hotel in Karon Beach. We have stayed there three times, have recommended to plenty with always good feedback.

Depending on your budget - the Deluxe Pool Access is fantastic. The room itself it large, open, well furnished and very clean. There is also a 'bench' spa seat which is great - just a step of the verandah. We have also stayed in a Jacuzzi room - the outdoor shower is a nice touch, the room and bathroom and roomy enough with Thai style furnishings. There is a courtyard at the front (private) where the jacuzzi is - lovely spot only down side is how long it took to fill the jacuzzi.

The Hotel is situated across the road from the beach. There are plenty of good restaurants just outside the restaurant - Ging and Bai Toey are two of my favs we only ate at the hotel for breakfast.

Happy to provide more info if it sounds like what you're looking for....

Enjoy - we love Karon. This year we're off to see Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai - still wishing I could include a few days at Karon at the end.

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6. Re: Recommend good hotel Karon Beach area

Thank you all for your comments. I do appreciate them and will bear it all in mind when I make my booking. Thanks again

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7. Re: Recommend good hotel Karon Beach area

HI Kindra - we also recommend Centara Karon Resort in the heart of Karon (not to be confused with Centara Grand nearby) for an excellent base with lovely facilities and great staff. Location suited all our needs and Karon at night has plenty of eateries and market on Tues and Sat nights at Karon temple. Beach an easy walk, and Patong only 10 minutes away by taxi or tuk tuk if you want more. Kata not far away either, so really Karon is an ideal location. Brekkie at Centara Karon is great, good selection of foods and we enjoyed it. Some folks moan that it is same same every day, but they do vary the menu, and some things are just standard brekkie foods, why are people surprised to see them most days? Fruit is also seasonal, so go with the flow..... Pools are fabulous and there are so many other facilites and it is a quiet oasis inside the gates, with everything you want or need outside the gates.... need I say more? We love the beach at Karon, it is beautiful, and saw 3 stingrays playing in the waves at the northern end last year, which just made our day. Have a wonderful holiday wherever you decide to stay.

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