Where to Stay in Phuket Town
Editor's Guide to Recommended Hotels in Phuket City
Phuket Town itself is not as frequented by visitors to the island as the west coast holiday spots. It nevertheless has many attractive and historical streets in its Old Town that certainly merit a visit for their distinctive Sino-Portuguese colonial-style shops and houses.
Phuket Town’s nightlife is not as wild as Patong’s or Kata’s but it does have a few nooks and crannies worth checking out in the form of music cafés and local clubs. Just outside town you’ll find three large shopping centres, the largest being Central Festival Phuket with several floors of retail, restaurants and a multi-screen SFX Coliseum Cinema.
- Rafting & Elephant Trekking
- Cruise on the June Bahtra to Phang Nga Bay
- Phi Phi Island by Speedboat
- Phuket Fantasea Show
- 4 in 1 Safari with Junk Cruise
- Phang Nga by speed boat + Canoe
- Bamboo Rafting or River Canoeing + Elephant Trekking + Elephant Bathing
- Krabi Highlights by Speedboat
- Khaosok Discovery (Canoe)
- Hong by Starlight with John Gray Sea Canoe
This is a boutique serviced apartment and hotel with just 57 guestrooms and is designed in modern Thai style with 34sqm Deluxe Rooms, 40sqm Deluxe Pool Access Rooms, 80sqm Executive Suites – each air conditioned and with cable on flat-screen TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, private balcony, Wi-Fi and internet, and mini-bar. Hotel facilities include parking, reading area, and an outdoor swimming pool. Located in the northern part of town phu-ke-ta is handy for golfers and shoppers.
Chic, new and trendsetting, Phuket Town’s Chinotel is one of the premium places to stay when visiting this provincial capital. Located right downtown near the fresh market, guests are surrounded by living history. With modern Chinese design and layout, Chinotel boasts 24 rooms, each with state-of-the-art amenities such as flat-screen LCD TVs with 90 cable channels, air conditioning, high-speed Wi-Fi internet access, complimentary drinking water and more. Make Chinotel the ideal base for you to explore Phuket’s atmospheric and historical Old Town.
Colourful, fun and engaging, Dara Hotel is the ideal spot for shopping enthusiasts as it is diagonally opposite Central Festival Phuket and close to Big C and Tesco Lotus. Centrally located it’s also a good golf destination. Choose between Standard Studio or Junior Suite or even One-Bedroom Suite or the Honeymoon Suite – all brilliantly and cheerfully coloured and fitted out. Facilities include a saltwater swimming pool, a poolside bar and restaurant with plenty of groovy parties, meeting rooms and more. Think outside the box with Dara.
The Point Condominium
Ideal for a longer stay in Phuket Town, the Point is a deluxe serviced apartments project complete with full amenities located on the Bypass Road opposite Big C hypermarket. The Point has a swimming pool, fitness room, garden, lifts, restaurant, ample parking space and garage, security, playground and rooms are fully furnished and feature a fully equipped kitchen, TV and air conditioning. The central location means that The Point is within walking distance of several shopping hubs, an international hospital, noted restaurants and much more.
Conveniently located, I-Pavilion is great for exploring the historic part of Phuket’s Old Town. The hotel has 199 rooms with categories being Standard, Superior and Suites ranging in size from 24sqm to 56sqm. You’ll find a fully stocked mini-bar, individually controlled air conditioning, a safety deposit box and cable TV in your room as well as Wi-Fi accessibility. Enjoy the fifth floor swimming pool with its great ambience and views – and there’s also meeting facilities for up to 60 pax.
This high-rise hotel is distinctive in the heart of Phuket Town with its rooftop swimming pool, well-recognised restaurants and popular fitness club as well as a spa. Royal Phuket City comprises 251 rooms and suites ranging in size from the 30sqm Superior Rooms to the generous Executive (75sqm) and Presidential (125sqm) suites. Rooms feature Wi-Fi access, security box, air conditioning all with fabulous city views. The hotel is popular with conference goers and features five gathering rooms with modern facilities. Its four restaurants serve a smorgasbord of dishes, covering lunchtime buffets, Chinese, Thai and international dishes as well as patisserie products. Read More...
Samkong Place is elegantly designed in Sino-Portuguese style and is located in a residential area in Phuket Town. All 30 rooms feature private balconies, individually controlled air conditioning, flat-screen TV, complimentary daily drinking water, Wi-Fi, and security box. Room types are Oriental Superior and Breeze Superior and both are spacious, with modern designs and guests have limited daily free Wi-Fi. Samkong Place is centrally located and convenient for Phuket Town Centre and nearby Tesco Lotus as well as many nearby restaurants. Read More...