44 Best Hotels in Phuket, Phuket and the Andaman Coast

Allamanda Laguna Phuket

$ | 29 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Rd., Phuket, 83110, Thailand

Unlike the other resorts in the area, this property sits on the lagoon instead of the beach, and therefore offers lower rates; you definitely get more bang for your buck here. Suites come in various configurations (one or two bedrooms), but all have kitchenettes. Shuttle boats between the resort and the beach run every 30 minutes from 8 to 5. The scenic trip across the lagoon takes approximately 10 minutes.

Pros

  • <PRO>good choice of rooms with different amenities</PRO>
  • <PRO>shuttle boat service</PRO>
  • <PRO>relaxing setting</PRO>

Cons

  • <CON>away from the beach</CON>
  • <CON>not ideal for families</CON>
  • <CON>can get busy</CON>
29 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Rd., Phuket, 83110, Thailand
076-362700
hotel Details
131 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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Amanpuri Resort

$$$$ | Pansea Beach, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, 83000, Thailand Fodor's Choice

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more sparklingly dignified hotel in Thailand—nor one quite as expensive. (The nightly rate for the largest of the villas is more than $8,000!) There are two palm-shaded restaurants overlooking the blue-tiled swimming pool, and the reception area, with beautifully polished teak floors, is completely open in the dry season so that you can enjoy the ocean breezes. Choose between rooms in secluded hillside pavilions or immense villas with a private pool. Pavilion prices differ according to the view offered; villas have between two and six bedrooms. The split-level bar has stunning sunset views.

Pros

  • Private beach
  • Great sunsets
  • So much luxury

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Too isolated for some
  • Service can be apathetic at times
Pansea Beach, Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket, 83000, Thailand
076-324333
hotel Details
71 villas
Rate Includes: All-Inclusive

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Andaman Bangtao Bay Resort

$ | 82/9 Moo 3, Cherngtalay, Bang Thao Beach, Thailand

It's not opulent, but this small, friendly, and wonderfully situated resort offers comfortable rooms only 20 meters from the beach, with nice en suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, satellite TV, and beachfront patios. The location is a bit out of the way, which allows guests the opportunity to take a break from the busier parts of Bangtao Beach and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings—although it also means ordering tuk-tuks to go into town. The resort's restaurant serves delicious Thai specialties as well as seafood and fish barbecues. Overall, a pleasant atmosphere and lovely sea views.

Pros

  • Peaceful location
  • Friendly service
  • Good restaurant

Cons

  • Beach is not that great
  • Pool very small
  • A little pricey for what you get
82/9 Moo 3, Cherngtalay, Bang Thao Beach, Thailand
081-599–7889
hotel Details
8 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Angsana Laguna Phuket

$$$ | 10 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road Cherngtalay, Thalang, 83110, Thailand

Set on Bang Thao Beach, this resort is stylish and contemporary with tastefully decorated rooms and suites that all have either garden, lagoon, pool, or ocean views. A massive free-form swimming pool meanders throughout the resort, and there are six restaurants to choose from. Daily activities are offered to occupy guests, there is a kids club, and the on-site Angsana Spa offers fantastic rejuvenating treatments. Free shuttle bus and boat around Laguna Phuket.

Pros

  • There is a free shuttle bus/boat around the property
  • Great spa
  • Tranquil setting

Cons

  • Some accommodations are far from the beach
  • Loud music from the on-site beach club
  • Resort is huge
10 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Road Cherngtalay, Thalang, 83110, Thailand
076-324101
hotel Details
371 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Avantika

$$$$ | 4/1 Thaweewong Rd., Patong, 83150, Thailand

The south end of Patong is a little quieter than the rest, and several "boutique" hotels have sprung up in recent years, and this one, across the road from the beach, has some elegant rooms. Although somewhat pricey, the rooms are decked out with four-poster beds, and other features in dark woods, and white linens. Rooms on the fourth floor have the best sea views.

Pros

  • <PRO>refreshing sea views from some rooms</PRO>
  • <PRO>next to beach</PRO>
  • <PRO>laid-back vibe</PRO>

Cons

  • <CON>pricey</CON>
  • <CON>unremarkable</CON>
  • <CON>small pool</CON>
4/1 Thaweewong Rd., Patong, 83150, Thailand
076-292801 to 05
hotel Details
31 rooms
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted

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Baan Ar-Jor

$$$ | 102 Thepkrasatree Rd, Mai Khao, Mueang Phuket, Thalang, 83110, Thailand

A stay in this gorgeous heritage home, lovingly decorated with family heirlooms and and artifacts from the Peranakan period, will give you a taste of Phuket as it was in the 1930s. Each of the 7 rooms and 1 suite has a full modern bathroom. The Toh-Daeng restaurant sources its ingredients from farmers and fishermen in the surrounding community, and serves local Southern Thai specialities. There's a free shuttle to/from Mai Khao Beach at 4 pm, picking up at 6 pm.

Pros

  • Comfortable beds
  • Great restaurant
  • Historic decor

Cons

  • A wonderful experience but not luxe
  • Rooms on the small side
  • Remote location
102 Thepkrasatree Rd, Mai Khao, Mueang Phuket, Thalang, 83110, Thailand
062-459--8889
hotel Details
7 rooms, 1 suite
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Baan Chaba

$ | 95/3 Moo 3, Phuket, 83120, Thailand

If you're looking for a bungalow or hotel on the beach, you'll find several options at the north end of Kamala (none of which have views of the beach, and some of which are absurdly priced). This one has newly designed concrete, tile, and wood rooms with nicer trimmings than the others. Each bungalow has a balcony, and a number of renovated rooms now feature air-conditioning and hot water. There is no restaurant at the resort, but you'll find plenty of beachside options just a few feet away.

Pros

  • <PRO>spacious bungalows</PRO>
  • <PRO>reasonable rates</PRO>

Cons

  • <CON>not beachfront</CON>
  • <CON>lacks amenities</CON>
95/3 Moo 3, Phuket, 83120, Thailand
076-279158
hotel Details
8 bungalows
Rate Includes: No meals, No credit cards

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Banyan Tree Phuket

$$$$ | 33 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Rd., Phuket, 83110, Thailand Fodor's Choice

Of the quintet of resorts on Laguna Beach, this is the most exclusive—and expensive. Each of the secluded villas has a bathroom as big as the bedroom, as well as an outdoor shower. The king-size bed is on a raised platform so that you can gaze out onto your garden and teak floors and locally woven fabrics remind you that you are in Thailand. The most expensive villas have their own private pools. Rejuvenating treatments in the spa include traditional herbal massages. This is the place to head for when you're looking for a bit of pampering.

Pros

  • Peaceful setting
  • Great spa
  • Children's programs

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Not much else nearby
  • Resort is huge
33 Moo 4, Srisoonthorn Rd., Phuket, 83110, Thailand
076-372400
hotel Details
123 villas
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Casa Blanca

$$ | 26 Phuket Rd., Phuket, 83000, Thailand

One of the best among a string of boutique bed-and-breakfasts in the charming Sino-Colonial Old Town, Casa Blanca is comprised of 17 tasteful rooms with either garden courtyard views or a small balcony looking out onto the street. The hotel's proximity to the trendier areas makes it an ideal base for those wishing to explore the buzz and charm of Phuket Town. The friendly staff are keen to ensure that your stay is comfortable and enjoyable, and little touches like handmade soaps elevate this place out of the ordinary.

Pros

  • Good location
  • Swimming pool
  • Historic building with lots of charm

Cons

  • Breakfast not included
  • Hot water access erratic
  • Far from the beach
26 Phuket Rd., Phuket, 83000, Thailand
076-219019
hotel Details
17 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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COMO Point Yamu

$$$$ | 225 Moo 7, Paklok, Talang, Thalang, 83110, Thailand Fodor's Choice

From the moment you enter the vast, open lobby, it's obvious that a great deal of care has gone into every aspect of this stunningly situated, modern hotel. Indeed, it is difficult to leave the hotel when every whim is catered to, from swimming and spas to bike trips and fine restaurants. Kids are kept busy with a wide variety of activities, while the spacious rooms and expansive views let the adults relax in style.

Pros

  • Playful minimalist design
  • Luxury rooms, most with plunge pools
  • Service levels are extraordinary

Cons

  • Isolated
  • No direct beach access
  • Expensive airport transfers
225 Moo 7, Paklok, Talang, Thalang, 83110, Thailand
076-360100
hotel Details
106 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Fantasy Hill Bungalows

$ | 8/1 Karon Rd., Karon Beach, 83100, Thailand

On a hill between the two beach areas of Kata and Karon, these well-situated accommodations are a great value. The bungalows are basic but clean, and all rooms have balconies that overlook a garden courtyard area. Some of the rooms are a little dated and on the small side, but they are good for the price.

Pros

  • Garden courtyard
  • Balconies
  • Good location

Cons

  • Few amenities
  • Not all rooms have air-conditioning
  • Breakfast is extra
8/1 Karon Rd., Karon Beach, 83100, Thailand
076-330106
hotel Details
18 rooms, 6 bungalows
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort

$$$ | 198/8-9 Thaweewong Rd, Patong, 83150, Thailand

Located across from Patong Beach, this stylish and contemporary resort has a bit of everything, including five restaurants, a bar, a kids club, a playground, a swimming pool, and more. There are plenty of activities to keep guests occupied, and it's within walking distance to the entertainment district of Bangla Road. 

FunDee Boutique Hotel

$ | 232/3-4 Phung Muang Sai Gor Rd., Patong, Thailand

In the heart of Patong and close to all the action, the FunDee is a good budget option for this bustling area. The rooms are large and clean with touches of art deco styling, and the service is superior to what one would expect for this category of hotel.

Pros

  • Central but quiet location
  • Reliable Wi-Fi
  • Friendly service

Cons

  • Bit of a trek to the beach (10 minutes)
  • Only one elevator
  • No views
232/3-4 Phung Muang Sai Gor Rd., Patong, Thailand
076-366780
hotel Details
36 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Holiday Inn Resort Phuket

$$ | 52 Thaweewong Rd., Patong, 83150, Thailand

This stylish, modern hotel exudes the kind of sophistication that most people would never imagine possible from a Holiday Inn or from Patong in general. The hotel has two wings. In the main wing the superior rooms above the terrace are the nicest. A colorful hallway leads to the Kids' Suites, which have bunk beds and PlayStations in the children's room; Family Suites are larger—a king-size parents' room is connected to a pirate-themed kids' room that has two separate beds. The hotel has two activities centers for kids (featuring Thai culture and arts-and-crafts classes), as well as a children's pool with a waterfall. The Busakorn wing has a separate reception area, Thai-style, peaked-roof rooms, and an adults-only swimming pool surrounded by Singha and elephant sculptures and fountains. The main swimming pool, like the rest of the resort, is across the road from the beach but is buffered from the street by an Italian café, which is a great place to watch the sun set.

Pros

  • Central location
  • Children's programs
  • Next to beach

Cons

  • Central location also means it can be noisy
  • Family atmosphere not ideal for everyone
  • Large complex
52 Thaweewong Rd., Patong, 83150, Thailand
076-370200
hotel Details
405 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort

$$$ | 16/12 Moo 6 Kamala, Amphur Kathu, Kamala Beach, 83150, Thailand

On the tropical hillside at Kamala Bay, these spacious, contemporary rooms and suites all have private balconies with spectacular sea views. The hotel also has three restaurants, a bar, spa, a kids' club, a dive center, a fitness center, and the largest seafront infinity pool in Phuket.

Impiana Resort Patong

$$ | 41 Taweewong Rd., Patong, 83150, Thailand

This hotel's chief attraction is its unbeatable location, right in the middle of the city yet facing the beach. Towering flower displays stand in the lobby, where Buddhist Thai art adorns the walls and large sliding glass doors exit to the beachside bar and adjacent pool. Among the hotel's other highlights are travel services, a reputable dive shop, a highly rated restaurant, and a cigar/tapas bar, La Salsa, with pictures of Che smoking stogies and Fidel hamming it up with Hemingway. The spa has glass doors and windows, so you can enjoy the beach views while receiving treatments or massages.

Pros

  • Beachfront spa
  • Good restaurant and bar
  • Best location in Patong

Cons

  • Busy beach road traffic
  • Not all rooms have a view
  • Beach fills up
41 Taweewong Rd., Patong, 83150, Thailand
076-340138
hotel Details
68 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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In On the Beach

$ | Moo 1, Patak Rd., Karon Beach, 83100, Thailand

This hotel way at the north end of Karon is literally on the beach, with great sea views from many of the rooms, which are decorated in a modern, functional style. The hotel is a little pricey for what it offers, but it should perfectly suit those who want to get away from it all. It's a quick walk from here to the rest of the sprawl of Karon Beach.

Pros

  • Beach location
  • Quiet
  • Nice swimming pool

Cons

  • Slightly removed from center of town
  • Ground-floor rooms lack some privacy
  • Noisy air-conditioning
Moo 1, Patak Rd., Karon Beach, 83100, Thailand
076-398220 up to 24
hotel Details
30 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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J. W. Marriott Resort & Spa

$$$ | 231 Moo 3, Phuket, 83110, Thailand Fodor's Choice

Far from the crowds, this secluded resort is on a vast stretch of sand and has spotlessly clean, luxurious rooms with impeccable classic Thai design. The service levels meet expected Marriott levels, and the restaurants offer a great selection of Western and Thai favorites, with the added bonus of an on-site cooking school.

Pros

  • Long and quiet beach
  • Thai-style rooms
  • A wide range of amenities

Cons

  • Not much else around
  • May be too isolated for some
  • Surf sometimes too rough for swimming
231 Moo 3, Phuket, 83110, Thailand
076-338000
hotel Details
265 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Katathani Phuket Beach Resort

$$ | 14 Kata Noi Rd., Kata Beach, 83100, Thailand

This long, sprawling lodge fronts most of the Kata Noi Beach, which tends to keep nonguests away and leave nearly 1 km (½ mile) of smooth sand delightfully peaceful. Glass-walled suites in the Thani wing have some of the best ocean views on the island. You can shower and watch the sun set at the same time through huge bathroom windows. Regular rooms (if you can call them that) in the Buri wing are very tastefully furnished, with all the bells and whistles you'd expect in this price range (some look out to the pool, others the ocean). The same group also has the exclusive Shore resort right next door for those seeking a more intimate experience.

Pros

  • Many pools, including ones for kids
  • Fabulous views
  • Spacious, well-kept grounds

Cons

  • Large and rather impersonal touch
  • The food is average
  • In-room Wi-Fi extra charge
14 Kata Noi Rd., Kata Beach, 83100, Thailand
076-330124 up to 26
hotel Details
479 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Le Meridien

$$ | 29 Soi Karon Nui, Karon Beach, 83100, Thailand

Between Patong and Karon Beach, this sprawling resort has more bars, cafés, and restaurants than in many small towns, while the range of outdoor diversions—everything from tennis to water skiing—means you never have to leave the property. There are hundreds of guests at any given time, yet the resort never feels too crowded, thanks to its thoughtful design. Two huge wings are where you'll find the sumptuous rooms, which are furnished in teak and rattan. Most have sea views; others overlook the pair of large pools.

Pros

  • Large swimming pool
  • Excellent activities
  • Private beach

Cons

  • Too big for some
  • Not all rooms have a view
29 Soi Karon Nui, Karon Beach, 83100, Thailand
076-370100
hotel Details
470 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Marina Phuket Resort

$$$$ | 47 Karon Rd., Karon Beach, 83100, Thailand

This surprisingly quiet option has luxury cottages that stretch over the lush hillside that separates Karon from Kata Beach---those higher on the hill are the quietest. Best of all, Marina Cottage has its own beach access, keeping the hordes at bay. Half the jungle rooms around the pool have all the latest high-tech amenities, including minicomputers and DVD players; note that some older rooms don't have certain amenities, like TVs.

Pros

  • Good location
  • Private beach and nice pool
  • Free airport shuttle

Cons

  • Difference in amenities between rooms
  • Pool closes after sunset
  • No hotel loungers on beach
47 Karon Rd., Karon Beach, 83100, Thailand
076-330625
hotel Details
89 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Metropole

$ | 1 Montri Rd., Phuket, 83000, Thailand

The grand old Metropole—the town's first luxury hotel—has a shuttle service to the closest beaches, so you can stay in town and commute to the sea. The advantages are not only cheaper accommodations, but the opportunity to visit more than just one beach. Rooms are bright, with windows that let in a lot of sun. A spacious lounge is a cool retreat during the day, and the karaoke bar can be fun at night. The hotel's handsome Chinese restaurant serves great dim sum. For Western food, try the Metropole Café.

Pros

  • Shuttle service to beaches
  • Decent food
  • Reasonable rates

Cons

  • Busy with large tour groups
  • A little run-down
  • Impersonal
1 Montri Rd., Phuket, 83000, Thailand
076-215050
hotel Details
26 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Movenpick Resort and Spa

$$$ | 509 Patak Rd., Karon Beach, 83100, Thailand

This resort takes great pride in its service levels, with polite, knowledgeable, and informative staff. Six types of rooms include two-bedroom family villas, rooftop villas that have penthouse salas, and poolside villas with deck chairs. Live Thai music greets you as you enter an expansive lobby lavishly decorated with Thai art, and the beautifully landscaped grounds include a scuba diving center, a spa, and a dining "square" by the water where there are many different cuisines offered. The main pool has a domed, thatched-roof platform within the water.

Pros

  • Beachfront location
  • So many facilities
  • Close to Karon Town

Cons

  • Slight package-tour feel
  • Same spaces could use an upgrade
  • Very complex
509 Patak Rd., Karon Beach, 83100, Thailand
076-396139
hotel Details
175 rooms, 159 suites
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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PapaCrab Boutique Guesthouse

$ | 93/5 Moo 3, Kamala Beach, Thailand

This small, friendly, family-run boutique guesthouse is in a quiet spot near town, on the quieter south end of Kamala Beach. Stone walls and a water feature set the tone outside. Owners Charly and Koong, a former interior designer, have created a modern concrete design in the lobby. The 10 rooms are functional, if a little small, but for the price it is a great budget option. Only 50 meters from the beach.

Pros

  • Excellent price for what is offered
  • Good service
  • Just off the beach

Cons

  • Not great views
  • Patchy Wi-Fi
  • Rooms are on the small side
93/5 Moo 3, Kamala Beach, Thailand
084-744–0482
hotel Details
10 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Pearl Hotel

$ | 42 Montri Rd., Phuket, 83000, Thailand

For a less expensive option, this is a comfortable, convenient hotel in the center of Phuket Town, though it's a little tired around the edges. The top-floor Chinese restaurant has lovely views. The ground-floor café doubles as a nightclub with live music. There's also live music—anything from old waltzes to contemporary country tunes—in the cocktail lounge.

Pros

  • Convenient location
  • Shuttle service
  • Great live music

Cons

  • Needs renovation
  • Basic
  • Can be noisy
42 Montri Rd., Phuket, 83000, Thailand
076-211044
hotel Details
212 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Phuket Orchid Resort

$ | 34 Luang Pohchuan Rd., Karon Beach, 83100, Thailand

Though this resort is slightly inland, the beach is a short walk away and the lack of a beachfront brings the rates down considerably (though this also makes it very popular). A hodgepodge of Thai, Khmer, and Chinese architecture and design flourishes are everywhere, even in the sprawling pool and surrounding patios. And yes, lots of orchids are sprinkled around the main lobby. Some rooms have direct pool access. If you want a no-smoking room, be sure to ask when booking.

Pros

  • Interesting design influences including Khmer and Chinese
  • Great pool
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • Make sure to ask for a no-smoking room
  • Not on beach
  • Only partly renovated
34 Luang Pohchuan Rd., Karon Beach, 83100, Thailand
076-396519
hotel Details
525 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Red Planet Phuket Hotel

$ | 56 Raj, Uthit 200 Pee Rd., Karon Beach, 83150, Thailand

This convenient, practical budget option has a great location, well-trained staff, and immaculate rooms. Everything has been pared down to give a minimalist feel. There is a decent restaurant on-site, offering international and local dishes.

Pros

  • Immaculate
  • Good value
  • Lots of breakfast options

Cons

  • No pool
  • Small rooms
  • No direct beach access
56 Raj, Uthit 200 Pee Rd., Karon Beach, 83150, Thailand
26-135888
hotel Details
60 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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Roost Glamping

$$ | 87/70 Rawai, Nai Harn, 83130, Thailand

Surrounded by landscaped gardens, this eco-friendly boutique retreat has an infinity pool and tents with either queen or single beds, a choice of air-conditioning or fan, and free Wi-Fi. Weekly activities include a dedicated movie night with roasted marshmallows and a fire show. There's a restaurant and bar on-site.

Pros

  • Tents are basic but comfy
  • Stunning location
  • Clean facilities

Cons

  • Limited dining options
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Remote
87/70 Rawai, Nai Harn, 83130, Thailand
076-602133
hotel Details
22 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Royal Phuket City Hotel

$$ | 154 Phang Nga Rd., Phuket, 83000, Thailand

This is arguably Phuket Town's best address, with rooms that are spacious and contemporary. The hotel exemplifies art deco chic, and the staff is attentive, professional, and courteous. The large Club Asia health club is popular with locals. The top-floor Thai Thai Room has outdoor seating and great views; the Cappuccino 154 deli on the ground floor caters its baked goods to other coffee shops around town.

Pros

  • Large rooms
  • Good gym
  • Conference center

Cons

  • Some rooms lack views
  • In-room Wi-Fi is extra
  • A little short on personality
154 Phang Nga Rd., Phuket, 83000, Thailand
076-233333
hotel Details
251 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Sawasdee Village

$$ | 38 Katekwan Rd., Kata Beach, Thailand

A few minutes' walk from Kata Beach, this resort comprises a spacious garden with four large swimming pools, lush greenery, beautiful stone-carved fountains, and a complex of villas and rooms designed and decorated in a Thai–Moroccan style. Two-story, luxury villas have exclusive access to two pools. The service is impeccable and the restaurant is decent. There are poolside and garden rooms; the former are preferable.

Pros

  • Attentive staff
  • Good dining

Cons

  • 10 minutes from Kata Beach
  • Rooms on the small side
  • Mosquitoes
38 Katekwan Rd., Kata Beach, Thailand
076-330870 up to 71
hotel Details
40 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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