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“Nice hotel shame about the neighbours”
Review of Chinotel Phuket

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Chinotel Phuket
Ranked #12 of 89 Hotels in Phuket Town
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice hotel shame about the neighbours”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

This is a clean, friendly, very presentable hotel - we used it as a stop over before taking the ferry to Phi Phi, and for c£20 you can't complain.
What you can bemoan is the fact that the municipal market is next door and seems to work all night long. It wasn't deafening but for more than one night I would hesitate to recommend that you stay here.
For our purposes - fine

Room Tip: If possible get a room at the back
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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69 reviews
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Room was nicely decorated, clean with good shower room.
Great location, central to great restaurants, market and local attractions.
Staff were friendly and helpful - no problem to add another night's stay until the next day when we were asked to change rooms - unnecessary hassle.

Overall a good stay and would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

Squeaky clean hotel in heart of Phuket town, next to the market. Did an overnight here, then a couple of days. We spent one day exploring the old town, and another seeing the island, always happy to return to our pleasant, well-air conditioned room. Wi-fi worked in room, and it had all normal amenities. Staff very helpful. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

This hotel is in a good central location and very affordable. Rooms are clean, roomy and well appointed with fridge, a/c, flat screen TV, with a kettle and WI-FI is good. Breakfast was not included in our rate. Staff is very helpful and friendly. We had a great massage close by at N & Friends Massage & Spa. The 7/Eleven store is only a few doors away and restaurants are close by. The only downside to Chinotel is that the entrance is down a laneway opposite the fresh food market so sometimes the lane can be a little smelly, however we did not notice this while in the hotel, as the market seems to keep the lane washed daily.

Room Tip: Higher floors have no outside noise
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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cairns
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

This hotel is great for the price. The best budget option in Phuket Town for sure. Super fast wifi and good, clean and modern rooms with TV and fridge for 890 baht a night. The staff are very helpful and the location is fairly central. Would defiantly stay here again next time we are in town.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2013

Really great value hotel, with TV, private bath etc. Breakfast not really worth it, but can't complain at this price. Friendly enough staff, and a good location if you are staying in phuket city. Would stay again. Overall nothing really special, but good value and a comfortable stay. Would recommend.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

This hotel is a bargain at £17 a night, however, the bed might as well be a slab of concrete - there was no give in the mattress at all! If you just want somewhere to crash for one night its not bad, but we stayed for 2 nights, and its just awful. The hotel is beautifully decorated and looks very modern, but there's no comfort here anywhere in any form!

The hotel is down a rather iffy back street near to a huge market and the smell is absolutely vile. It drifts into the hotel and all the corridors stink like a mixture of durian, fish, and general filth and excrement. There is also no lift, and I was on the fourth floor and had to trail a suitcase up and down the stairs as well as go up and down three flights of stairs every time I went for a cigarette.

The rooms are small, even by Asian hotel standards, and well equipped except for the concrete bed. They provide you with bottled water in your room however it did not taste good and I was not convinced it was actually bottled water so I did not drink it.

On a note unrelated to the hotel itself I found the area very iffy and did not feel overly safe at all, its in the heart of old phuket down, not a resorty area and is where the locals live, its extremely rough around the edges. There are one of two really good eats near by which was the only redeeming factor! The staff are very good but its just rubbish I dont know how it got a trip advisor excellence award.

Would absolutely no way stay here again, but good value for money!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Chinotel Phuket
Address: 133-135 Ranong Rd., Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Phuket Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 24
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