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The Old Phuket
Ranked #28 of 135 Hotels in Karon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We had the pool access room was fantastic. The girls looking after our rooms were on top of the cleaning everyday, you would go for a walk around and come back to a fresh clean room by 10 am...Only minutes away from Karon beach, shop outside the resort was great and very handy! Sometime a little hard for them to understanding English in the hotel. But overall had a fantastic stay and would go back again some day.

Room Tip: poolside rooms
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

Well situated, three minutes to the beach and very close to restaurants and cafes.
The beds were firm and very high quality - the same feel as my top of the line IKEA mattress.
The staff are friendly - though some of their English can be a challenge. I bought the most expensive WiFi which was "unlimited" - in distinction to the middle level "log on log off". I found I had to log on 4 times on an average day. I wondered if they had given me the wrong one, but I knew that it would not be easy to explain the problem at the desk.
The breakfasts are ample and high quality.
The Thai cooking class in the Shark restaurant is expensive and not good value.
Go for the barely more expensive, but 10 times the value, of the day out trip "Phuket Thai Cookery school" where you get recipe cards and a glorious setting.

The water placed beside the kettle is free. The water in the fridge attracts a charge.
I was in the old wing - which was stylish. The 3rd floor swimming pool was a great place on a hot day. Dominated by Russian travellers, who have their very own idea of fashion.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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1  Thank SvenSydney
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Our third stay at this resort and it doesn't get any better. The pool access rooms are a true delight and the girls looking after our rooms were fantastic as always. Shops, markets at your door step and only a 3 minute walk to the beach if you feel like leaving the great pool area. I read some of the reviews and am amazed of what people expect for their $$. Free Wi Fi would be nice but hey we are on holiday so who really cares. Back again in September and really looking forward to our pool access room again.

Room Tip: Pay the little bit extra for the pool access rooms in the Serene Wing.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Shane5155
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

The Old Phuket is the very good hotel. Room servise is good and stuff is polite. There is a free transfer from hotel to shopping malls and the city.
This is the very good place for families and groups who look for calm and pleasant holiday.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Vladimir Z
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

This is our first time staying at the Old Phuket hotel and it has been truly a waste of hard earned cash and valuable leave.

The use of the english language by reception staff is extremely limited. Guest requests seems to be to much of an effort and are met with an unfriendly dismissive response. Breakfast is terrible, tasteless, and is served outside. Not a great thing to have the most important meal of the day in the Thailand heat. The hotel lacks a proper gym and again not air conditioned. The standard of this hotel is by far not a 4 star rating, in my opinion this is not even a 3 star.

Rooms are not serviced well and lacks the finer finishes which tells a guest that your are welcome and you are in Thailand

I will never recommend this place to anybody and will vote with my feet.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
1  Thank Phuket123
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

How this hotel comes up as a 4star hotel is amazing! The service was terrible all around the clock.
No room service after 10pm ?!
Room cleaning service was slow, and I liked to be around to make sure they didnt take any of my stuff.
The buffet breakfast was undercooked and bad tasting.
The security with there little gate on wheels, was a total waste of time! they where constantly asleep and I constantly moved it my self or jumped over it.
The reception staff seem friendly at first but turned out to be unhelpful and gave me the wrong information.
Gave me the wrong international phone call rates, which lead to massive phone charge.
If you wanted wi fi in your room you have to pay more! (remember this is a 4 start hotel)
The wi fi was constantly logging out and not signing back in, and was super slow.
All in all I thought this hotel was a total WASTE of money!!
I will never ever be back!
And will never recommend this hotel to ANYONE!!

I hope you all read this and take your bussiness else where, plenty of hotels in phuket! don't waste your time with the 'Old Phuket hotel'!

Room Tip: Dont book at the "old phuket "
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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2  Thank MitchBali514
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The accommodation and service was tremendous for the cost. Rooms serviced very well and facilities and staff excellent. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Nice restaurants toward the beach side if you don't want to walk down the main streets, pool is interesting probably a bit of a gimmick having back doors open into the water...overall a very enjoyable place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about The Old Phuket

Address: 192/36 Karon Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#22 Romantic Hotel in Karon
#24 Family Hotel in Karon
#26 Luxury Hotel in Karon
Price Range: £29 - £167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Old Phuket 4*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Old Phuket - Karon Beach Resort is located in the central tranquil of Karon Beach, charming and beautiful with its spectacular view of swimming pool and hilly. ... more   less 
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