Stayed here for 1nights in June 2013 as we wanted to go ko phi phi and had missed the last ferry at 3pm, our flight got in too late for it. Found this place in the lonely planet book, we wanted somewhere cheap that we could stay for one night and then catch the ferry the next morning, it's not too far from the port and its right in the centre of phuket town. Phuket town it's not a pretty place, after dark there are cockroaches running along the street everywhere. I wouldn't want to spend much time there. As for the accommodation the rooms were huge (the biggest rooms of our trip so far). We were on the first floor, no balcony, basic but that's reflected by the price, it is budget accommodation. There is a choice of rooms, you can have a fan room with a double bed or for a bit more you can get an air con room with twin beds. We had a fan and air con in our room, the air con was a bit noisy but it was fine. When we arrived we asked the owner about booking the first boat in the morning for ko phi phi, she spoke good English and arranged our boat tickets and transfer to the port (580 baths return including transfers), at the airport desk beforehand they were telling us they could arrange this and we would get free pick up from our hotel to the port but telling us it was 1000 baht return. The lady at the airport desk also told us it would be the same price at the port. Don't buy your boat tickets at the airport desk, no matter how helpful they seem, they are making a huge commission.
Maybe the owner bought our tickets at a local rate or something but it was almost half the price. We didn't have long left in Thailand so we were spending one night in ko phi phi and then were returning for one night in phuket before getting our international flight. As we were coming back to phuket we asked the lady owner if we could leave our suitcases and just take smaller bags to ko phi phi, she said this was okay. When we returned from ko phi phi we were picked up as promised and taken back to d'corner. We asked the owner about arranging a taxi to the airport the following morning at 6am, she said she would drive us there and charged us 600 baht (the airport is about 1hour drive). This was a bit pricey but there was 2 of us to share it and she had saved us money on our boat trips. When we were staying in patong earlier on our trip they charged us 700 baht from the hotel to the airport and its the same distance. Everything is so much more expensive in patong than phuket town cause it must more touristy. At 6am she was ready and waiting for us. Overall this accommodation was very good and I would stay here again. It's helpful that the owner speaks English as a lot of places we stayed they don't and its very difficult trying to explain what you need.
The "cook" restaurant is around the corner from this guesthouse and it was the best meal we had in Thailand.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With 12 rooms, this property contains all the amenities. There is fan or air condition, desk, with bathroom attach, free wireless in each of the hotel's well-equipped rooms. For the comfort and convenience of guests, you'll also find free Wi-Fi in every rooms. Convenient location, a dedicated staff and first-rate facilities make this hotel a favorite among travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- D's Corner & Guesthouse Phuket/Phuket Town