The best hotels in Phuket: my selection price-rating-quality

Another selection of hotels by the beaches (Kata Noi,Kata, Karon, Patong, Kamala, Bang Tao, Surin, Knighton) to help those who go to Phuket. Of course, there are hundreds of times more hotels, and these are the ones that seemed to me most suitable based on the reviews and prices. If you can recommend something on Phuket, write, pliz, in the comments. Also there is such an option for those who have come for a long time and are going to look for a house - rent a hotel in Phuket Town, and not somewhere in the beach area, then it will be cheaper and perhaps even more convenient, since this is the center of the island. True, it is necessary shoot a biketo get to the right areas.

Also on the blog there are 2 more selections of hotels on Samui: hotels on main beaches (Lamai, Chaweng, Jong Mon, Bo Phut, Maenam, Bang Po), and hotels with private beaches. The latter are usually quite expensive.

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Hotels on Kata Noi Beach

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Briefly about the beach

The map of the island shows that Kata Noi isPhuket’s westernmost beach. All these beaches are connected by the road number 4233, and only near Kata Noi, it steeply goes to the mountains, and a narrow secondary road leads to the beach, which ends in a dead end. Kata Noi is hidden in a cozy place surrounded by mountains, far from noisy tourist clusters, the airport, large hypermarkets and ports.

The length of Kata Noi beach is a little lesskilometers, and the width at different times of the day varies from 50 to 70 meters. Moreover, its central part remains almost unchanged even at the peaks of ebb and flow. The steep slope of the coast continues under water, so that the depth “along the chest” in a person with an average height is already 10–15 meters from the coast. Kata Noe has very fine sand, light yellow, almost white in color, and an excellent entrance to the sea, without stones and corals.

We can say that Kata Noi is the ruby ​​islandPhuket As for the location, and in terms of housing and prices on the beach. There are no isolated cheap private houses on the beach, either in the first or in the second line. Here there are only luxury segment hotels and expensive resorts. The entire infrastructure of Kata Noi is aimed at serving tourists with a good income, so prices for massage therapists, food, cafes and souvenirs are higher here than in any other place in Phuket, and worn backpackers wander here only to look at the beach and go further .

Read more about Kata Noe with photos and description.


Katanoi Pavilion

Despite the elitism, at Kata Noe you can find a relatively inexpensive hotel within 1,500 baht. For example hotel Katanoi Pavilion by Amorn

. He is not the most convenient approach to the beach -it turns out that you have to go around, or go through the territory of Katathani Phuket Beach Resort (8,000 baht per day), but the extra five minutes of walking did not harm anyone. The hotel has a safe, ironing board, library, and good soundproofing of rooms. Of the negative: not the most friendly staff, some shortcomings in the water supply and serviceability of the hotel equipment. And my advice is - if you decide to settle at Kata Noe, then rent a transport. It is quite expensive to live without renting a car without leaving Kata Noy.

More expensive

Katanoi Resort

Spending about 2500 baht per room, you can move into Katanoi Resort

. The hotel is located a little further from the coast thanKatanoi Pavilion by Amorn, but it does not play a special role, except that a walk to the beach will be two minutes longer. Kata Noi Beach is small, so all hotels are located close to the water. A hotel with a view from the window to the sea will cost much more, so in my opinion you should not waste money The Katanoi Resort has a nice pool, spacious rooms, a safe, decent speed WiFi, a fresh interior, friendly staff, but with a bit of lame English.

Here are direct links to these hotels in RoomGuru service: Katanoi Resort

and Katanoi Pavilion by Amorn


Hotels on Kata Beach

Briefly about the beach

Kata Beach is located on the northern edge of the westernthe coast of Phuket Island, between the beaches of Karon and Kata Noi. Two large island roads 4233 and 4028 pass through the territory of the Kata village of the same name, between which the main infrastructure facilities of this area are located. The path from Kata Beach to the airport will take about 40 minutes by car without traffic. There are no large buildings and transportation hubs, as well as no large hypermarkets. But there is a parking place for boatmen, with whom you can negotiate a boat trip.

Kata Beach is about one and a half kilometers away.fine, pleasant and white sand, with a width of 30 meters in the south, up to 90 meters in the north. The depth of the sea to Kata is relatively large, the slope of the coast allows you to break away from the bottom already 20 meters from the beach, and the sea recedes by 7-10 meters at low tide. There are no stones, no corals on the beach, and the only unpleasant place is the stinky river in the north of Kata, along which one of the two possible passes to the beach runs. Kata Beach is considered the most suitable and comfortable for families with children.

Somehow, the owners of the hotel Kata Beach Resort

managed to grab a piece of land is not perpendicularbeach, as is customary in most resorts, and in parallel. Therefore, almost the entire first line of the beach, this is one hotel, bypassing which there are only two roads that can be reached by Kata. The second line also consists of hotels and resorts of different levels, and in general, the entire infrastructure of the village is sharpened for normal, daily living for both tourists and locals.

Read more about Kata with photos and descriptions.


Beach Breeze Guesthouse

If you have to think about saving, pay attention to Beach Breeze Guesthouse

. Despite the numbers are not the first freshness,remoteness from the sea and complaints of guests for dampness, the hotel still has a lot of advantages, in addition to the price. It is located directly opposite the walkway to Kata Beach, and is located just ten minutes walk from Karon Beach. The hotel’s restaurant offers Russian cuisine, and there is a minimarket and exchange office not far from Beach Breeze Guesthouse. Price for accommodation - from 1,500 baht, depending on the season. It is a worthy combination of price and quality.

More expensive

Kata Beach Resort And Spa

If you are ready to give three times more, then you are on the road to Kata Beach Resort And Spa

, the same monopolist hotel that occupies90% of the first line at Kata Beach. The most positive reviews: attentive staff, beautifully decorated inner area, comfortable and clean rooms, wonderful Swedish breakfasts, live music, a lot of services for recreation and tourism. The main part of the hotel guests are Europeans, Americans and wealthy compatriots, which has a positive effect on the comfort of rest.

Here are direct links to these hotels in RoomGuru service: Beach Breeze Guesthouse

and Kata Beach Resort And Spa


Hotels on Karon Beach

Briefly about the beach

The third largest beach in Phuket,which is located along road 4233 on the west coast. The distance between the asphalt and the beach does not exceed 50 meters and is an open space with bushes, grass and parking for cars. The airport is about 40 minutes away by car, and the nearest Big Ci supermarket can be found on the nearby Patong beach. The beach infrastructure consists of hotels, rare shops, travel agencies, cafes, restaurants, a reservoir, two public parks and several vacant lots. Compared to many beaches in Phuket, here it’s somehow a bit dull.

The main feature of Karon Beach is “singing” sand. In fact, it just creaks under your feet with a sound that resembles the creaking of snow. In combination with almost white color and fine grain, it leaves an unusual and pleasant impression when walking barefoot. The beach is wide, from 30 to 70 meters, in two places cut by small rivers. It is characterized by a lack of vegetation, with the exception of those sections of Karon, which pass by parks, and in the southern part of the beach. Clean entry into the sea, without stones and algae, ebbs have little effect on depth. Due to the large amount of open space, the general feeling of the beach is uncomfortable.

All infrastructure is focused on touristswho come for a short time. From here and the set of services presented on Karon, and their cost. Massage, pharmacies, cafes, small shops, souvenir shops and other, not the most useful institutions in everyday life. The beach is constantly patrolled by hawkers. All buildings and facilities near the beach are located behind the road. These are mainly large hotels, resorts and guesthouses. However, despite the neighborhood of such giants of the hotel business as Hilton, on Karon Beach there is an opportunity to move into an inexpensive guest house of 350 baht per day.

Read more about Caron with photos and descriptions.


Karon Nin Apartments

But if we are not talking about housing for childless and carefree backpackers, but about relatively inexpensive, but comfortable accommodation in a decent hotel, I recommend that you pay attention to Nin Apartments

. Budget hotel, with a convenient locationnear the sea, with really spacious rooms and friendly owner. In addition to the usual refrigerator and TV, the room is a microwave oven, and on the table - a lamp and writing materials. Free wifi with decent speed, nice and helpful staff.

More expensive

Karon Andaman Seaview Hotel

More expensive can be considered an option with the hotel Andaman Seaview Hotel Karon Beach

. Excellent location of the hotel near the beach, onThe beach has a rocky area where you can snark. The hotel has a large swimming pool, and for fans there are rooms with a private pool on the balcony. All rooms overlook the sea, so there is no chance to live for two weeks overlooking the wall of the neighboring hotel. Decent breakfast and polite, helpful staff, but with some difficulty in communicating in English.

Here are direct links to these hotels in RoomGuru service: Nin Apartments

and Andaman Seaview Hotel Karon Beach


Hotels in Patong Beach

Briefly about the beach

Patong - party beach number 1 on the island of Phuket. Choosing him for a holiday, do not forget about this characteristic and do not say later that I did not warn. In the area of ​​Patong Beach is one of the largest and most densely populated areas of the island. Many roads, buildings, markets, shops, banks and ATMs, travel agencies and hotels of different levels. Bars, restaurants, large hypermarkets, two piers, relative proximity to the airport, a chic beach and incredible popularity among young people make Patong the informal capital of entertainment on Phuket Island. It is always noisy here, life is always in full swing, and there are a lot of young and drunk people around.

The beach itself takes about 4 km of the coast, but onlythree of them - this is the main part of Patong. Then follow the rocks, the scattering of stones in the water near which it is pleasant to practice snorkeling. Further, to the end of the bay there are sandy short stretches, opposite the small resorts, which are also considered Patong. The width of the beach varies from 5 meters at high tide to 50 meters at low tide at different parts of the coastline. The sand on the beach is fine, fluffy, with a small admixture of shells and needles from trees growing along Patong. The bottom slope is optimal for a pleasant swim, the depth is already reached 15-20 meters from the water's edge. The water in the sea is slightly muddy, with admixture of sand; this is clearly seen from satellite images of Yandex Maps.

The entire first line of Patong is hotels. As well as his second, and third, and fourth lines. Patong occupies one of the first places in Phuket by the number of hotels, apartments and guesthouses. Even on the rocks separating the main Patong and its northern appendix managed to build hotels. Summing up, I tell you that Patong is a tourist paradise for those who enjoy cheerful company and noisy neighborhood. The choice of housing here is presented for any budget, it remains only to open RoomGuru and choose what you like.

Read more about Patong with photos and descriptions.


Asialoop Guesthouse

In order not to suffer for a long time with a choice, start with inexpensive Sharaya Patong Hotel

. Value for money quality in my opinionperfect, happy location of the hotel close to Patong beach and the main get-together. Despite the price tag, it is served by polite, hospitable staff, clean rooms and a luxury bonus - a rooftop swimming pool. Of the minuses: sometimes at the reception there may be an administrator who has difficulty working with online booking, there is no elevator on the roof, and under the windows at night there are sound music with powerful acoustics and Thai pop music.

More expensive

Patong Phuket Graceland Resort

Of the hotels with a price tag of 2,000 to 4,000 baht, I would stay at Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa

. What good is this hotel? Walking access to Patong Beach, though not new, but really spacious rooms, several pools for any mood, beautiful well-kept hotel grounds, walking access to the crowded Bangla Road, a great pool for children, complimentary work of the chef, delicious breakfasts with a large selection of what You can eat. And polite staff, of course)

Here are direct links to these hotels in RoomGuru service: Sharaya Patong Hotel

and Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa


Hotels on Kamala Beach

Briefly about the beach

The big lively village of Kamala is hidden inbay with the same beach surrounded by mountains. The entire horizontal space between the two passes of the road 4233 is occupied by the buildings of both the tourist segment and the private houses of the local residents. Previously, not the most popular corner of Phuket, Kamala has not yet been mastered (read - not built up by hotels) to the end and in some places it sparkles with balustrades of wastelands. Infrastructure Kamala Village is focused on tourists and locals. There are no Tesco Lotus and BigCy hypermarkets, but smaller branches have been built instead.

All two kilometers of Kamala Beach, covered almostwhite, granular as sugar sand and a width of about 20 meters, can be divided into three parts: south, center and north. The south is a dirty fishing corner, the center is a great beach, the north is an uncrowded beach along the wastelands. The south is shallow and rocky, the center has a relatively deep sea with a clean bottom, and in the north - underwater reefs and high waves, especially in windy weather. Kamala today is a full-fledged tourist resort, so on the coast there are all the attributes for a beach holiday, from sun beds to aquabikes.

If you run your eyes along the coastlineKamala, the sequence of objects on the beach will be approximately like this: a resort, a wasteland, a drainage system, another wasteland, a resort, a hotel, a hotel, a drainage system, a wasteland, a bridge, the end of the beach. As I said, Kamala is not fully mastered. You can choose a place to stay between hotels, guesthouses and private houses, depending on the length of your stay. The main attraction of Kamala, where buses bring package tourists, is the entertainment center Phuket FantaSea, in Russian reads like Phuket Fantasy.

Read more about Kamala with photos and descriptions.


Kamala village

Thai Kamala Village

refers to budget hotels with goodthe location is its main plus, which compensates for minor staff mistakes and shortcomings of the old rooms. Thai Kamala Village is located on the first line, almost in the middle of Kamala Beach, with walking distance to the sea, close to decent cafes and restaurants serving Thai cuisine. The hotel has a polite and Thai smiling staff, who often disappears from the reception and is not always ready to pick up your belongings upon arrival. But there is free WiFi, reasonable prices for cocktails and a comfortable family holiday.

More expensive

Kamala Layalina Hotel

Wabi-Sabi Layalina X’Clusive Beachfront Boutique Resort Phuket

. The hotel has a convenient location, has its owngood restaurant, as well as good catering establishments within walking distance of Layalina Hotel Phuket. The hotel has cozy rooms where thorough cleaning is done daily, beautiful balconies and terraces. By the way, for breakfast you do not have to go down to the restaurant hall - at your request, you can have breakfast on your terrace. Some products are not included in the price of breakfast, and if you order something with bacon or egg, then with a checkout you will include them in an additional account.

Here are direct links to these hotels in RoomGuru service: Thai Kamala Village

and Wabi-Sabi Layalina X’Clusive Beachfront Boutique Resort Phuket


Hotels on Bang Tao Beach

Briefly about the beach

Great place for a long stay,One of the two beaches on the west coast of Phuket, which is located in a valley, and not fenced off by mountains, the longest beach on the island is what Bang Tao is. The infrastructure around the beach is focused on meeting the needs of tourists, longsters and locals. Bang Tao is located close to the airport and 30 km from Phuket Town. Here a large number of shops of different levels are concentrated, the tourist sector is developed and a large number of resorts are built, in which houses are rented at reasonable prices.

About seven kilometers of loose yellow-gray sand30-40 meters wide stretched between two rocky capes from south to north. In the afternoon you can take refuge in the shade of coniferous trees, and in the evening get aesthetic pleasure from the sunset. Unlike the popular resorts of Samui and Krabi, on Phuket the sun sets not at the mainland or neighboring islands, but at sea. So the sunsets on Phuket are the most beautiful. Bang Tao beach is uncrowded, quiet and very beautiful, with a smooth slope of the shore and a sandy clean bottom.

The main life is concentrated in the south of Bang Tao, wherefacilities with services for tourists, cafes and restaurants are concentrated. The middle of the beach in the first and second line is occupied by large hotels in the luxury segment, and resorts, some of which are located around lakes and reservoirs of the valley. The northern part is more deserted and not mastered by either hoteliers or locals. The first line of Bang Tao is occupied for the most part by very expensive villas.

Learn more about Bang Tao with photos and descriptions.


Bang tao one-d house

Inexpensive to live a couple of weeks at Bang Tao can be inOne D House - a great, cozy place for a relaxing holiday from the bustle of the world. Nearby there is everything you need for relaxation and comfortable rest: restaurants, shops, massage parlies 5 minutes walk from the hotel reception. The One D House has a pleasant, friendly staff. In the rooms they bring fruit for breakfast as a surprise from the restaurant, without any complaints they do the cleaning of rooms and do not take someone else’s. The room has all the necessary appliances, including a kettle, but the pedestrian accessibility of the beach is most pleasing.

More expensive

Bang tao Sunwing Resort

Expensive to live a couple of weeks can be at Sunwing Resort & Spa Bangtao Beach

. The price is justified by the fact that it is wonderfulFamily hotel, with an excellent children's room, where, upon your request, you will be provided with a folding play-cot and a highchair. The hotel has several swimming pools, including children’s, as well as a free children's menu. Before Sunwing Resort & Spa Bangtao Beach constantly clean the beach, and the inner area - well-groomed and beautiful palm grove.

Here are direct links to these hotels in RoomGuru service: One d house

and Sunwing Resort & Spa Bangtao Beach


Surin Beach Hotels

Briefly about the beach

The compact, 800-meter Surin is located betweentwo large beaches Kamala and Bang Tao, somewhat apart from the main road 4233. The bay with a 40-meter-wide beach stretches from the cape to the cape and is a rather cozy, but damnly popular place among tourists. Infrastructure Surin is far from ideal, and mainly offers services and amenities for tourists. If you are not going to settle here for a long time, then the existing institutions and a large parking lot near the beach will be more than enough for a good rest. The nearest hypermarket to Surin is located on nearby Bang Tao, the airport and Phuket Town are about 30-40 minutes away by Songteo.

The width of Surin beach varies from 40 meters to peaktide, up to 60 meters at peak tide. Partially, the beach is hidden under the shade of rare trees, and most of the shady area is occupied by sun loungers. Before the military junta cleared the beaches of Phuket from the "beach mafia", illegal dealers and arbitrarily erected cafes - chaise lounges occupied almost the entire beach space; they were placed from a cliff in the south to a cliff in the north in 4-5 rows. Now it has become freer, and the local small business does not interfere with walking on soft sand. The slope of the coast on Surin is relatively steep, the depth of the sea does not increase sharply.

The main buildings of Surin Beach are 200meters from the sea, behind the road. For the most part, these are small buildings: cafes, restaurants, shops, Internet cafes and travel agencies. There are several large hotels and practically no private houses for rent. And for some reason between the road and the sea, they still left a huge wasteland, which is also a park. A stadium is being built nearby, there is an old Buddhist temple and ample parking for transport of tourists, who did not settle in Surin hotels and come from other areas of Phuket.

Learn more about Surin with photos and descriptions.


Surin Malee Hotel

If, however, consider Surin as a residence for the holidays, then read reviews about the cozy and quiet hotel Malee Hotel

. Clean, spacious rooms with large balconies,mini-bar and a minimum set of home appliances. The restaurant is a great chef, and the prices are quite reasonable, breakfast is included in the price. Nice, clean pool on site. Malee Hotel is located like all hotels in Surin - at a distance of 200 meters from the beach, but in the center of the resort area. Nearby there are a lot of shops, makashny series, fruit market, massage and bars.

More expensive

Surin manathai

And higher class - Manathai Surin Phuket Resort

clean stylish hotel with lots of choiceproducts for breakfast, not just the usual for Thailand sausages and eggs. The hotel is located close to the sea, has its own stretch of beach with free sun beds for hotel guests. Polite staff, clean rooms, cozy interior decoration.

Here are direct links to these hotels in RoomGuru service: Malee Hotel

and Manathai Surin Phuket Resort


Hotels on Knighton Beach

Briefly about the beach

Not the smallest beach in Phuket, but the mostsmall in the north west coast. On this side of the island there are two mountains, about 250-300 meters high, at the base of which there is a very small flat land area where infrastructure objects of the Knighton beach are located. Between the mountains there passes the only road of 4018 of secondary importance. The distance to the airport is about 8 km, the distance to the bridge connecting the mainland with Phuket is about 30 km, and to Phuket Town is also 30 km.

The beach is a strip of sand a little long.less than 1 km, and a width of 30 meters at peak tide, up to 50-70 at peak tide. The sand on Knighton Beach is coarse, dark yellow in color and creaks just like on Karon. Due to its size, sand quickly settles in the surf and the sea almost always has a pleasant transparency. It should be noted that, because of its shallow water, Knighton does not suffer from the waves and stormy seas. Casuarinas are planted along the beach, which give a good shade, but only until noon. Like all beaches facing west, Naithon lacks natural sources of shadow. The slope of the bottom is gently sloping, the increase in depth is long, and at low tide the sea goes far from the coast.

Along all of Nyton there is a road 4018, whichthen lifts you up the hill and leads you to a nearby beach. Between the road and the sea there are no multi-storey capital buildings, there are only rare cafes and bars made of lightweight materials and canopies. In the area of ​​Knighton Beach there are several large hotels occupying the entire second line. In principle, this does not limit you in choosing; hotels offer several types of accommodation, from luxury apartments to bungalows. But if you want, if you go deeper, you can find detached cheap guesthouses.

Learn more about Knighton with photos and descriptions.


Naithon Beach Mansion

I recommend them cheap Naithon Beach Mansion

. Great masseurs, modest breakfast“American-style”, in-room safe, steady and powerful WiFi in the entire mini-hotel, where there are only 12 rooms in the entire building. Suddenly, the presence of a sink and outlet on the balcony was convenient. Clean rooms, close proximity to the sea. There is a problem with parking, but motorbikes abound. By the way, they can be rented in the airport area, because on Knighton prices are higher.

More expensive

Naithon Beach Resort

More expensive hotel - Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Resort

. Nice restaurant with an excellent chef, hotelwith spacious rooms, friendly staff. A deep pool, where you do not have to stand up to the waist in the water, a good playroom for children and a gym 24 hours a day. The beach starts right outside the hotel’s gates, and moving around the hotel’s territory will be provided by staff on electric vehicles.
Does the hotel come at a cheaper price, for example, on Agoda, Ostrovka and others. It happens often.

Here are direct links to these hotels in RoomGuru service: Naithon Beach Mansion

and Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon Beach Resort


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