Accommodation in Phuket

The most important decision for your Phuket holiday - where to stay. We hope in this section we can point you towards the accommodation that will suit you best. You can read all about Phuket's various holiday areas on our resort towns page. That should help you decide which area of Phuket is best for you. On this page we will cover the best hotels in those areas.

Phuket has a wide variety of accommodation and there is so much competition that there are plenty of bargains to be found. For the budget traveler there are hostels and guesthouses. At the top end of the market are some of the highest rated hotels in Asia.

Booking

Most of the year there is plenty of accommodation available in Phuket. If you are coming at the height of the high season around Christmas to February then it is definitely a good idea to book accommodation in advance. Most hotels will be fully booked for this period and you will have to search a long way from the beach and action before you find a room.

For those looking for budget accommodation, outside peak season, you should have no problem finding a room on arrival although you may need to traipse around a little. Remember do not ask a tuk-tuk or taxi driver for a recommendation as they will just take you somewhere that pays them commission.

For those looking for mid-range to top-range accommodation it makes sense to book in advance. The room rates available to tour companies and internet booking agencies are better than you will be offered if you just walk in off the street. If you are not booking your holiday as a package then book your hotel rooms through one of the internet booking agencies. We are happy to recommend Agoda as a reliable internet booking agent.

Agoda

Agoda are one of the top international hotel booking agencies. They are particularly strong in Asia and Thailand with offices in Bangkok and Singapore. They have a reputation for reliable service and their prices are very competitive. They also give reward points for every booking. These points can be reclaimed for further discounts on future bookings so they are an especially good choice if you travel often but still a good deal if you only use them once.



Budget Accommodation

There are lots of guesthouses in the tourist towns. Just walk around the side streets and you will see them everywhere. Generally speaking the further from the beach you go, the cheaper the rooms.

In Patong, you can find guesthouses along many of the side streets. Lots of the restaurants also have rooms to rent upstairs. Just look for the signs. For a central location, try Soi Viking off Bangla Road or Soi Sansabai. Go further back to Soi Baanzai & Nanai Road and there are lots of cheap rooms to be found. Clean air-con rooms are available from 400-baht a night in the low season and from 800-baht a night high season.

Here are some cheap Hotels / Guesthouses that are good value:
Patong Beach
Lamai Apartments (2 stars)
Lamai Guesthouse (2 stars)
Lamai Inn (2 stars)
Patong Beach Lodge Hotel (3 stars)
Royal Crown Resort & Spa (3 stars)
Tiger Inn Hotel (2.5 stars)
The Birdcage Patong GuestHouse (3 star)
Karon Beach
Karon Living Room (3 star)
Malai House Hotel (3 star)
Phuket Heritage Hotel (3 star)
Sugar Palm Karon (3 star)
Kata Beach
Sugar Palm Resort (3 star)
The Beach Boutique Hotel (3 star)

Phuket Town also has some cheap hostels and guesthouses. Phuket Backpacker Hostel on Ranong Road is a newly refurbished establishment offering clean rooms at budget prices aimed at the backpacker market. For something with a bit of character, try one of the guesthouses on Thalang Road built in the Sino-Portuguese style of old Phuket Town.

There is an international youth hostel in Chalong on Chao Fa West Road about two kilometers from Chalong Circle. Nearby is the well-regarded Shanti Lodge. Good quality, family run budget accommodation that even boasts a swimming pool. The problem is the location is a bit remote.

An alternative budget accommodation option is camping. You could try Phuket Camping for a very different experience camping on a hill with views over Phuket Town and out to sea.

Mid to High Range

There are lots of quality mid range hotels in Phuket. Prices range from 1500 to 10,000 baht a night. These hotels include facilities such as quality serviced rooms, en-suite bathroom, swimming pool, restaurant & bar. Just choose your location and do a hotel search for your price range.

Here are a few recommendations:
Patong Beach
Andaman Beach Club Resort (4 star)
Baan Laimai Beach Resort (3 star)
Baan Yin Dee Hotel (5 star)
Burasari Hotel (4 star)
Deevana Resort & Spa (4 star)
Horizon Beach Resort (4 star)
Impiana Phuket Cabana (4 star)
Millennium Resort (5 star)
Patong Beach Hotel (4 star)
Patong Paragon Hotel (4 1/2 star)
Rayaburi Hotel Patong (4 star)
Royal Palms Hotel (4 star)
La Flora Resort (5 star)
Salathai Resort Hotel (3 star)
Thara Patong Beach Resort (4 star)
Karon Beach
Andaman Seaview Hotel (4 1/2 star)
Baan Karonburi Resort (3 star)
Karon Beach Resort (4 star)
Karon Sea Sands Resort (3 1/2 star)
Movenpick Resort and Spa (5 star)
Woraburi Phuket Resort & Spa (4 star)
Kata Beach
Aspasia Hotel (5 star)
Kata Beach Resort (4 star)
Mom Tri's Boathouse (5 star)
Sawasdee Village Hotel (4 star)
Kata Noi Beach
Kata Thani Hotel (5 star)
Mom Tri's Villa Royale (5 star)
Phuket Town
Pearl Hotel (3 star)
Royal Phuket City Hotel (3 star)
Sino House Hotel (3 star)
The Taste Phuket Hotel (3 star)
Other Beaches
Indigo Pearl Hotel (5 Star) Nai Yang Beach
Laguna Beach Resort (5 star) Bang Tao Beach
Mangosteen Resort & Spa (5 Star) Rawai Beach
Naithonburi Beach Resort (4 Star) Nai Thon Beach
Outrigger Serenity Terrace (5 Star) Rawai Beach
The Royal Phuket Yacht Club (5 Star) Nai Harn Beach
Twin Palms (5 star) Surin Beach

There are so many hotels to choose from that you should take your time to search for the one that suits you best.

Top Range

So you really want to spoil yourself? Phuket has some truly indulgent hotels. There is the new and quite exceptional Sri Panwa that has already entertained a few heads of state. Perhaps you would prefer to mingle with the VIPs and celebrities on Amanpuri's private beach.

Check out the following:

Bang Tao Beach
Banyan Tree (5 Star)- Laguna
Dusit Laguna (5 star) - Laguna
The Residence Hotel (5 Star)

Others
Amanpuri(5 Star) - Pansea Beach
Pavilions (5 Star) - Layan Beach
Sri Panwa Hotel (5 Star) - Cape Panwa
Trisara (5 Star) - north of Bang Tao Beach
Mai Khao Beach
Anantara Phuket Resort (5 star)
JW Marriott Resort & Spa (5 Star)

 

Wishlists

Looking for something particular? Perhaps you will find it in one of the lists below.

Hotels With Self Contained Apartments

Some people like to have their own living space with all the comforts of home. So how about a serviced apartment with its own living room and kitchen?

Our top 5 picks:
Byd Lofts Apartment Hotel (5 star) Patong Beach
Outrigger Laguna Phuket (5 star) Bang Tao Beach
Laguna Holiday Club Phuket (4 star) Bang Tao Beach
Bel Air Resort & Spa (4 Star) - Cape Panwa
The Bell Pool Villa Resort (4 Star) - Kamala Beach
Hotels for Families

If you are bringing the kids, you will not have a good time unless the kids have a good time. You need to choose the right hotel.

Our top 5 picks:
Laguna Beach Resort
-(5 Star) Laguna, Bang Tao Beach
Most of the Laguna hotels are good for kids
Talay Karon Beach Resort - (4 Star) Karon Beach
Kamala Beach Resort Phuket (4 Star) Kamala Beach
Bel Air Resort & Spa (4 Star) - Cape Panwa
Movenpick Resort & Spa - (5 Star) Karon Beach
Beachfront Hotels

There is something special about stepping out of your hotel and straight on to the beach. No roads to cross.

Our top 5 picks:
La Flora Resort (5 star) Patong Beach
Centara Grand Beach Resort (5 star) Karon Beach
Kata Thani Hotel (5 star) Kata Noi Beach
Andaman White Beach Resort (4 Star) Nai Thorn Beach
The Surin Phuket Hotel (5 Star) Pansea Beach
Island Getaways

Yes we know Phuket is an island, but it is a big, developed island. We are talking about the sort of small islands where you really feel like you have escaped from the world.

Our top 5 picks:
Paradise Koh Yao Noi (4 Star)
Coral Island Resort (3 Star)
Racha Hotel (5 Star)
Elixir Resort, Koh Yao Yai (4 star)
Ban Raya (3.5 Star)

 

Long Term

If you are planning a long stay then see the article below about finding long-term rentals.

How to Rent Property in Phuket - A look at the long-term property rental market in Phuket.

 

 




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