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Phuket Island View
Ranked #73 of 134 Hotels in Karon
Derby, England
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
Reviewed 25 October 2012 via mobile

Phuket island view

We stayed at Phuket island view for one night before our journey out to ko phi phi. We wanted somewhere reasonably priced and pleasant. We paid only £30 for the room from hotels.com.

It cost 750 baht in a taxi from Phuket airport and it was approximately an hour drive. Upon arrival we were handed a cold drink at reception and we were checked in quickly. Our bags were taken to the room and after a quick change we were soon in one of the pools.

The pools were lovely and it was fairly quiet. We enjoyed a pleasant swim. Our room was comfortable and well equipped. We had complimentary toiletries and a balcony.

The beach is just over the road although it seemed quite busy but looked lovely for swimming. There are several shops and a mini market around the corner which we bought drinks from to have on our balcony.

We ate at the hotel's restaurant which sadly we do not recommend!! We were looking at the menu for several minutes before someone actually came over to seat us. It took a while before our order was taken and we ordered two small beers, two starters and two mains. Our drinks came out and were wrong but we let it pass. Then we waited a while and they tried to serve the food for the people next to us to us. They received one of their mains then they brought out my main leaving my rice on the next table. Confused as I was expecting my starter we sent it back. They then left my food on the side, served the table next to us then brought out my main and a few minutes later my other half's food. They then brought over the rice for mine which was by this time cold and had spent ten minutes either sat on the table next to us or on the side! Needless to say I asked if I could have it warm! They then took the rice away and reheated it and then asked if we wanted our starters as well to which we obviously said no!
We were told by a member of staff that they were sorry but they were two members of staff down. That would have been fair enough had there not only been four tables occupied at the time!! And more staff than that!! Not a good experience.

Thankfully breakfast was much better and there was plenty of choice - toast, cooked breakfast, cereals, fruit, yoghurt and Asian food. It was very pleasant.

Overall it is very good value for the price, but avoid the restaurant in the evening!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2012

I remember my journey. Well, it is very wonderful. I am very impressive with Phuket. Do ya know it. It seems to be a Pearl of Thailand South with white sand, golden light .Romatic. I love it. I’m gonna look at pictures in Phuket Island. I never forget that beautiful time. ^^

Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Nice, France
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 August 2012

We spent 5 days with my family there. Nice resort, great breakfast even thought it's almost always the same food, my kids enjoyed the 3 swimming pools. We had a new bungalow, was nice but the private jacuzzi didn't work. The only negative point concerns the employees at the lobby. They have the thai smile but you can't help feeling it's completely fake!!!
Otherwise, nice place bcs very close to the beautiful beach of karon. But if you want to go to the shops or restaurants, rent a motorbike!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2012

The hotel is amazing - Has a real Thai theme going on - different pools for different things so big pool for chatting, small for quiet and other small for kids and familes - rooms are amazing - hotel should be a 4*±.. Anyone who is moaning about the hotel for the price per night must be crazy and not well travelled. In an amazing location and I stayed alone for 3 nights and never felt safer.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2012

This is a nice place if your on a budget, located right across the road from the beach. We had a room on the 2nd floor and it was clean and a decent size. Bathroom could have done with a stronger mould killer but it wasn't too bad. The day bed in the room near the window was awesome to catch some sun in the privacy of your own room in the airconditioning.

Breakfast selection was good, nice to have your eggs done how every you like. Although dont leave it too late or you will miss out on some hot stuff. The hotel resturant out the front is not too shabby, we ate there on a couple of occassions. We got a pizza to eat in our room and did have to laugh as the 'surpreme' had the toppings seperate on each piece eg: mushrooms on one, olives on another etc. Pricing was reasonable considering, there are cheaper places within walkin distance.

We must give thanks to the pool manager, he was so nice and suggested things for us to do whilst we were there. He even gave us tips like to take the local bus into Phukettown to save on taxi or tuktuks The swim up bar does need to be open later as we found it did close way too early.

Scooter hire was very decent and we were happy with the bike & easy of hire. Handy tip - give it back with a full tank, and you wont have any hassles. We clocked up lots of miles on ours and the tires were nearly bald when we gave it back, but as it had a full tank they didn't say a thing.
Apon check out we didnt get any nasty surprises with extras on the bill either.

Overall we enjoyed our stay and would happily stay here again

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2012

We stayed here for four nughts in August at the end of a backpacking trip in Thailand. The rooms represent good value for money, and although dated, are kept very clean.

This hotel is popular with Russian package tourists..

If you are looking for luxury, go elsewhere, but for this price point, it is about as good as you will find in Phuket.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2012

We had a couple of stays here and also with lots of friends and family with kids.

rooms were mostly good even standard and superior. One of the standards had a bed that a child had obviously pee'd in and the reaction from the staff was the cover the mattress with blanket but not change it (they said management would not allow them to do anything for standard rooms).

Hotel facilities are nice, nice pools, nice location to beach and a good restaurant and massage place.

But anything you ask for out of what you get seems to be an issue. We did book a double room but got twins. This happened to a lots of our friends.
We tried to get my elderly mother closer to the ground floor as she had fallen in her bathroom but we were told "no" (once we complained to management it changed but we had to wait)
Rooms can be noisy as there is a night club next door - rooms 201,301 can we very very noisy.

This place could be good but just be aware of the service (mystery charges for a teaspoon missing - even though pretty obvious room service took it after an in room meal).

Ask for anything special on your booking and you are likely not to get it. They don't even look (so adjoining rooms, double rooms, twin rooms or lower floor - its just luck go the draw at check in).

Good luck - you could have a great stay or you might not - throw the dice :-)

  • Stayed February 2012
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Property: Phuket Island View
Address: 144 Karon Road | Karon Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Karon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Phuket Island View 3.5*
Number of rooms: 197
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