Phuket Hotels & Bungalows Recommendations
Bungalows near the Phuket Airport:
None of these places have much to offer in the immediate area, but if you're just looking for a nice place to stay that's near the airport either right before your trip with us or right after, here are some options:
The Garden Cottages offer a very nice setting, clean air conditioned rooms, with hot showers and a very good restaurant.
A small bungalow operation with a nice view of a rice paddy, the Chez Charly Bungalows offer everything that the others do. They don't have a restaurant. This is one of the classier places near the airport.
The Discovery Resort offers very basic accommodations. The rooms are clean, air conditioned, have hot showers, and there is a restaurant during the high season (November through April). This is a small family-owned establishment with no website. We can make a reservation for you if you wish.
Not all beach areas in Phuket are over-done. Nai Yang Beach is fairly quiet as it Mai Khao Beach. Both offer a wide variety of accommodation and dining options.
Mid to Upscale Accommodations:
Karon Sea Sands Resort and Spa is just across the beach road from Karon Beach. With landscaped gardens and conveniently close to bustling entertainment centers, Karon Sea Sands Resort is the perfect place to stay for those who desire a touch of luxury and accessibility to everything that the Phuket beach scene has to offer.
Karon Sea Sands Resort & Spa is designed to provide guests with the finest service and facilities. Guest can make use of four excellent Food & Beverage outlets, state of the art fitness center & Spa facilities. Plus, every Friday night is Curry Night. A wonderful variety of Indian food is available at a very reasonable price. The owner's family runs a couple of the best Indian restaurants in Phuket. They've got a stellar reputation for delightfully tasty Indian cuisine.
If you want a bit of nightlife, but don't want to be right in the middle of it, you can stay at the Baan Orchid Guesthouse and Legends Sports Bar. Located on a side road in Patong, Baan Orchid Guesthouse is fairly quiet and within walking distance to the beach. They serve great food and their sports bar has several big-screen TVs with a variety of sports on at all times.
The Sino House in Phuket Town offers very nice accommodations, a spa and plenty of amenities. There are plenty of restaurants nearby. This place is fairly classy with Sino-Portuguese influences.
Phuket Town Budget: (yet charming architecture, temples, and the variety of food)
If you're looking for a basic room, the On On Hotel in Phuket Town and the Talang Guesthouse in town are both nice options. The On On doesn't take reservations, but the Talang Guesthouse does. Both of these places are very basic, but clean. They are also both in nice centralized locations with plenty of restaurants and shops nearby.
The On On Hotel is at 19 Thanon Phang Nga Road. Their telephone number is +66(0)76 211.154. Rooms start at under US$10. There is an internet cafe in this colonial-style 1920s building.
The Thalang Guesthouse is at 37 Thanon Talang. Their telephone number is +66(0)76 214.225. Rooms are US$5 to US$10.
For something quite nice and yet inexpensive, there's the 99 Oldtown Boutique Guesthouse. Besides being in a good location, the rooms are tastful and clean.
Phuket Town Upscale:
If you’d like a bit more upscale, the Royal Phuket City Hotel is nice.
Kata Beach Upscale:
If you're looking for a much more upscale room that’s fairly close to a beach, check out the Sawasdee Village. This place is very classy and within easy walking distance to Kata Beach.
Chalong Bay area:
Pier 42 is an exceptional and intimate 24 room boutique resort & Spa distinguished by first rate service & our eclectic style which features renovated hardwood floors, retro furniture + contemporary urban design. Pier 42 was constructed to be as eco-friendly as possible. "We have minimized its’ impact on the environment by re-using, recycling & sourcing locally produced materials. All hardwoods used have been reclaimed & renovated. Our retro style encaustic tiles are manufactured locally and the spa & bath products are organically grown and produced by the non-profit Abhaibhubejhr Foundation."
Phang Nga Town:
The most pleasant place to stay in Phang Nga Town is just outside of town on the road to the Manora Park. The Manora Garden bungalows are clean, quiet, artsy, and the owners are extremely helpful and friendly. This is our favorite place to stay in Phang Nga Town by far.
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