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BEST WESTERN Phuket Ocean Resort
Ranked #41 of 132 Hotels in Karon
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
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“Worth the money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

We got a room on top floor with a spacious balcony and amazing sea view. Swimming pool was very nice as well as buffet breakfast. Definitely worth the money (we stayed during off season). Front desk staff could be more fluent in English though.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

I rate this as "very good"; despite the awkward design of the hotel, it is very cheap for the good room quality and other amenities.

When I say awkward, you'd think of most hotels as more of less a series of floors straight up like a normal building. Think of this hotel as being on more of a slant, where you have to climb many stairs and it isn't very handicap accessible (If that's something you need). However, the ocean view from many of the rooms is great, especially with the orange hues of sunrise and sunset.

The check-in process for the hotel is simple. The first room we were given had a maintenance issue with the showerhead, so they moved us to another room. The organization of the rooms felt awkward due to the design of the hotel, so make sure you orient yourself when you're first escorted to your room. The room is clean and comfy, the bathroom (well, the one in the second room...) was decent and reasonably well-stocked with amenities. The ocean view looking past Karon beach is very good. This area, being more of a family-oriented beach, doesn't have much of a nightlife, if you're looking for that. Also beware of the overcharging tuktuk stand in front of the hotel...make sure you're up to speed on your haggling skills. Oh, and the wireless is relatively decent here.

I will have to give a special thumbs-up for the breakfast. Although there is a minor issue with houseflies if you sit too close to the view, the breakfast is incredibly well stocked with all kinds of food. I was particularly impressed and I wished I took pictures of the breakfast area, which is also tastefully decorated.

I'll definitely stay here again if I'm coming to Phuket. The price point is cheap; despite my minor gripes, it's solid compared to what you receive in return.

Room Tip: Ask for an ocean view...not a "partial" ocean view. You'll know what I mean when you...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brockville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

I went here in September and found myself in Thailand during their rainy season. Despite the not ideal conditions, the hotel was very accomodating. The restaurant had a really nice selection, the pools were always open, and the front desk people were very helpful on setting up day tours and suggestions on things to do. The view from my room was spectacular, and I was only a short walk from Karon beach. I would definitely come back to this hotel again.

Room Tip: Definitely make sure you get a room facing straight onto the beach. The ones from the side don't...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Patong, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We stayed here in May 2014 and we really enjoyed it. When we first got there they put us on the fourth floor which was not good for me as i had a sore leg by the time we got to the fourth floor I was exhaused and told the porter who said to let reception know in the morning and they would change our room. Next morning we were shifted to near the restuarant was. Very nice room comfy bed (which is amazing for Thailand) and the rooms were made up every morning. The breakfast was just lovely good variety and friendly staff. Would I go there again yes.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

I went to the resort by myself. It's a ideal place to escape. 3 pools open 24hrs, clean and beautiful, nice staff greeting you all the time. although the resort is not by the beach, but you can still have a good view of the ocean in the balcony if you stay at higher floors. breakfast is really good with a lot of choices, but the quality is not that good. But, worth the money. I stayed in room 3111, which is really noisy,so be sure to tell the front desk if you want a quiet room. BTW if you want a taxi from the hotel you should book early.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Very nice and comfortable place to stay. Great sunset views from the rooms overlooking karon lake, karon beach and the andaman sea. Nice breakfast spread with lots of options before you step out to explore the sights and sounds of phuket. Very friendly staff.
Our visit coincided with the Thai festival 'Loi Krathong'.... BEAUTIFUL!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Geelong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

staff very helpful and friendly, service good. Easy access though too many stairs ... We found we were unable to cope with so many and were moved to first floor no problem. Close to the beach, markets and shops.

Room Tip: If you have knee or leg problems its ground or 1st floor for you. There is a lift BUT many stairs to...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: BEST WESTERN Phuket Ocean Resort
Address: 562 Patak Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#24 Spa Hotel in Karon
#38 Family Hotel in Karon
#43 Romantic Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Phuket Ocean Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 180
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort is one of the best-valued vacation resorts in Phuket. The resort is situated at Karon beach on the hillside among the coconut groves overlooking Karon beach and Karon lagoon. We offer luxurious accommodations amid a lavish setting. You will truly enjoy seeing the sunset beyond Karon lagoon and walking along the beautiful fine sand beach of Karon beach. Resign yourself to the comfort of an exclusively appointed hillside resort. ... more   less 
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