20 Great Hotels in Phuket We Tried and Loved

20 Great Hotels in Phuket We Tried and Loved
20 Great Hotels in Phuket We Tried and Loved
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20 Great Hotels in Phuket

Here are the 20 best hotels we tried in Phuket. We personally stayed and enjoyed all these resorts and would recommend any without hesitation. Staying at a hotel is fully part of your holiday, so it should be an experience and a memory in itself, a memory you will bring back home as much as the beach or the food. These hotels might not appear cheap but all have personality and all were a great experience. The hotels below are not the only ones we tried of course, we sure did try a lot, but we started with the resorts we liked most and sorted them by alphabetical order for now đŸ™‚


Amari Phuket (Patong Beach)

Amari Phuket Resort

Amari Phuket is one of these rare resorts in Phuket having a very unique location on Patong Beach while having their own small sandy cove and a unique view on the entire bay with all sea facing rooms! Read more


Banyan Tree Resort (Bang Tao Beach)

Banyan Tree Phuket on Bangtao beach is the most luxurious of the five resorts nestled in the Laguna Complex. Open since almost two decades, Banyan Tree is still recognized as one of the ultimate resort experience in Asia. Read more…


Kalima Resort (Kalim Beach near Patong)

Kalima Resort is a recent hotel with an amazing panoramic view on the immense bay of Patong Beach, built on a green hill near Kalim Beach in Phuket. With such unique location, guests can enjoy the views but also a strategic location within minutes to Patong Beach without any of the traffic inconvenience or when driving north, reach the beautiful Kamala, Laem Singh and Surin Beach. Read more


Katathani Beach Resort

Katathani Phuket Beach Resort is a great and yet affordable hotel located on Kata Noi, one of the most beautiful beaches in the south of Phuket. Built along a 450 meters sandy beach, this large but very well designed hotel can afford to offer a surprisingly large amount of rooms with real sea views. Read more

Holiday Inn Phuket Resort (Patong Beach)

Holiday Inn Phuket is a success story since a very long time, and their team makes sure it stays this way. Many might not associate the brand ‘Holiday Inn’ with ‘Luxury Island Resort’, so you might be in for a surprise. The location is great if you want to get the best of both faces of Patong: the beach and the city with its shopping and famous nightlife. And yet once in the resort, it is surprisingly quiet. Read more


Hyatt Regency Phuket

Hyatt Regency Phuket

Hyatt Regency Phuket is a superb 5 star resort recently built on a hillside of Kamala, overlooking Rayee Beach which is located just a little south of the main Kamala beach, and therefore far from any crowd. This exclusive 190 rooms resort offers splendid sea views from almost every balcony and obviously the higher the room, the better the view! Read more


Le Meridien Phuket Resort (Karon Noi Beach)

Part of the “Best Beaches of Phuket‘ collection, here is one more inaccessible beach only for the use of a hotel’s guests. Not well known from most tourists, it happens to have the nicest sand and most amazing blue sea on the island, and it is not even far Patong Beach. This is the nest of Le Meridien Phuket. Read more


Maikhao Dream Resort

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Maikhao Dream Resort is one of the great hotels we experienced in Phuket. However, Maikhao Dream is not a resort for everyone. It is in the north part of the island where the beach is all yours, it is very exclusive which makes it rather expensive and it comes only with 2 or 3 bedroom villas. This is the perfect hideaway for a group of friends or 3 couples who want to travel together and share their holiday in style. Read more

Novotel Phuket Resort (Patong Beach)

Novotel Phuket Resort at the northern end of Patong Beach offers sea views not many hotels in Patong can afford. Designed with typical Thai roofs over an imposing lobby, palm trees and greenery everywhere around three huge cascading pools, the resort is a small Thai oasis in a frantic town. Read more


Phuket Marriott Nai Yang Resort

Phuket Marriott Resort Nai Yang

Phuket Marriott Resort Nai Yang is a new hotel in a unique place on the northern west coast of Phuket near the Sirinath National Park. The hotel has a lot of great features and so many qualities we did have lot to enjoy and discover during our 3-day stay. Read more

Pullman Arcadia Naithon

Pullman Arcadia Naithon Resort
Pullman Phuket Arcadia Naithon is a superb new resort located on the still peaceful Naithon beach, a surprisingly beautiful beach away from any main road on the upper west coast of Phuket. The hotel is far from the usual crowds but not isolated and near a less known local life, making it an interesting starting point to enjoy what Phuket has to offer if you are not a party goer. Read more

Renaissance Phuket (Mai Khao Beach)

Forget crowded beaches and tourist frenzy! Despite the common belief that Phuket is a busy tourist island, there are some striking beaches you won’t have to share with anyone but your own shadow! Among the best hotels in Phuket is the superb Renaissance Phuket on Mai Khao beach. Read more


Sala Phuket Resort (Mai Khao Beach)

Sala Phuket Resort on Mai Khao Beach is one of our favourite resorts in Phuket, but it is not a hotel to please everyone. Sala Phuket is really a romantic resort for couples and it does not come cheap either but still is affordable. Read more


Six Senses Hideway Yao Noi (Koh Yao Noi)

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Six Senses Hideaway Yao Noi on Koh Yao Island is not your usual ‘Phuket Resort’, it is a destination in itself. Especially designed for romantic couples in search of an escape from the stress of the big city, this is a perfect hideaway to spend few days before moving to the fun of Phuket Island… Read more


The Shore at Katathani

The Shore at Katathani

The Shore at Katathani is one of the most exclusive hotels on Phuket, probably one of our best experience on the island. The hotel combines effortlessly all the ingredients for a perfect escape: a location right on a beach, villas with jaw dropping views, genuinely caring staff, an excellent restaurant, a good spa and countless small details that makes the difference between just a regular ‘hotel stay’ and a truly unforgettable holiday.The location is obviously what impresses first, right on and above the secluded beach of Kata Noi, a superb white sandy bay that has remained unspoiled because it’s not on any main road. Read more

The Racha Resort (Racha Island)

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The Racha is a small luxury hideaway on an island near another island, twelve miles south of Phuket to be exact. Once in a while, even people living in Phuket need to get away from it all and find another little piece of paradise. Read more


Trisara Villas (near Naithon Beach)

Secluded and luxurious, Trisara is one of the ultimate romantic resorts and best hotel in Phuket. I know, I mostly have romantic resorts in my blog, but isn’t it one of the best way to enjoy such a tropical paradise? Read more


Twinpalms Phuket (Surin Beach)

Not many hotels in Phuket have set the trend for other hotels to follow, but Twinpalms is one of them. Creative and original in many ways, Twinpalms doesn’t have beachfront access, doesn’t have sea view and is not cheap either. But from the opening day, it was an instant success. Read more


Villa Royale (Kata Noi Beach)

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We stayed several times at very unique Villa Royale in Kata Noi Beach. The concept is very original as part of the hotel was actually a privately owned house and each suite is different. One even comes with its own wine cellar. In addition, Villa Royale features one of the best and Most Romantic Restaurants in Phuket. Read more


Westin Siray Bay Resort (Koh Sirey)

I never thought I would be standing in a trendy beach resort of Phuket while looking at Phuket Island. Westin Siray Bay Resort is a new hotel built on a hillside of Koh Sirey, a tiny island on the east coast of Phuket. From your balcony at night you will be surprised how close the city lights of Phuket Town are! Read more

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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world in my 20s and never stopped until I finally settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 23 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run 2 blogs: Phuket101.net and BangkokUndercover.com, I also manage 30 online travel guides in Asia and beyond, including Phuket.com, Bangkok.com and Bali-Indonesia.com