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“Third time back, nice resort, good location out of the hustle & sleaze”

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Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort
Ranked #36 of 135 Hotels in Karon
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Third time back, nice resort, good location out of the hustle & sleaze. Great for families, affordable with great service. Excellent breakfast included, good friendly service from all staff. Foyer 24 hour free coffee machine and computers a great initiative. Also now has free wifi all all guest rooms. Convenient location a couple of minutes from beach, close to great restaurants like Karon Seafood and Two Chefs. We will be going back again.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Finally got of the plane couldn't wait to have a nice cool shower, finally got to our room after having to walk all my bags up to the room which was up the very top, cause the elevator broke. Then a storm came we had no warning of what it could of been like but my room flooded! Breakfast their were lovely! Amazing actually. And their food for tea was very ordinary not much Thai food. People there were nice and inviting. Didn't enjoy the fact I was an hours drive from everything exciting and I found the beach very DIRTY! Lots of rubbish.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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1  Thank Taleesha
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We got a great deal at this hotel. Upgraded to a deluxe room which was lovely. Freezing cold air con (love it!), the biggest bed I've ever seen (very comfy), a little private balcony with lagoon views and a table and chairs, small fridge with two bottles of free water each morning, bathroom was good but the tub/shower was a little difficult to get into after a few cocktails! (the tub is very deep), staff are friendly, breakfast was delish (cereals, toast, croissants, spreads, eggs, baked beans, fruits, fried rice, curry, donuts, coffee, tea, soft drink, ice tea and more.), we had room service dinner one night which was good quality (great satay chicken), low noise, we only heard people walking past while talking loudly when in the bathroom, inroom safe, lots of space. A+ accom.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Tashlynr
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Reviewed 21 July 2014

Old Hotel and definitely in need of updating. Rooms are very small and you have to climb into a high bath if you want to shower. Towels were old and grey. Breakfast was okay, choice was good but not appealing. The gardens were beautiful and there is a choice of pools which was good. The green frog was the best local restaurant and always full. Definitely wouldn't stay here again

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank missyflyer
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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
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2  Thank SlavkaO O
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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.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank TheJawsman
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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.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort

Address: 562 Patak Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand (Formerly BEST WESTERN Phuket Ocean Resort)
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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:
#23 Spa Hotel in Karon
#34 Luxury Hotel in Karon
#38 Family Hotel in Karon
#43 Romantic Hotel in Karon
Price Range: £36 - £109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Phuket Ocean Resort 4*
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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