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Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town Review


Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town is the latest luxury hotel to open on the Island, with an excellent location and a short distance from the lovely streets of Old Phuket Town. The hotel is just next to the iconic clock circle, and the building itself is well known by locals and long-time residents as it used to be, the old Metropole Hotel. The hotel is 4-star, but it feels like a 5-star as we were pleasantly surprised and genuinely impressed with the new design, layout and atmosphere.

Courtyard by Marriott-Hotel Phuket Town

If, like us, you knew what the Metropole hotel used to look like, the renovation is jaw-dropping. The lobby is bright and spacious, with high ceilings supported by columns. The surrounding walking gallery on the second floor overlooks the lobby and its beautiful sculptures and sitting area. The chandeliers add to the majestuous impression. The reception faces the large entrance, and as you walk through this new lobby, the legendary Thai hospitality of the friendly team will instantly make you feel like a VIP.


The rooms

The surprise continues as you enter your room; it is as elegant as the reception area. The bedroom is bright and white, beautifully decorated in a modern minimalist style and with an excellent lighting design. A large window offers a view of the clock circle below and the eclectic roofs of the shophouses around it.

The bed is large and super comfortable, and the TV facing is very oversized. There are plenty of plugs to charge your equipment, no desk but the small table is comfortable to work.

The bathroom is equally attractive, vast and bright, with a shower but no bathtub. You can find the usual amenities in such a hotel: bathrobes, toothbrushes and toilet kits, lotions and delicate scented shower gels and shampoo.


The restaurants


Krua Talad Yai

Krua Talad Yai, the main restaurant, is located on the third floor and serves Thai and international food all day long, a buffet and a la carte. This immense but welcoming restaurant is where you will enjoy an impressive breakfast buffet, superbly presented.

The hotel is 600 metres from the old streets, so it may be good to treat yourself to a fancy breakfast before starting your exploration day. Guests can sit indoors or on the small terrace overlooking the clock circle. Open from 6.30 am to 10 pm.


Talung Lounge

Talung Lounge is a cocktail bar next to the reception, open from 10 am to 10 pm. It’s a nice cosy area where you can wait for friends, have a business conversation, wait for your taxi or even work on your laptop if you feel too lonely in your room.


Ko Lae Pool Bar

Ko Lae Pool Bar is a casual open-air restaurant where you can have drinks, lunch or even dinner if you want to take full advantage of your day by the pool. Open 10 am to 10 pm.

Facilities

The hotel comes with a large open-air swimming pool on the 6th floor, with large loungers in the shade and fun sofas in the water.

A well-equipped fitness centre opens from 7 am to 8 pm.

What’s around the hotel?

Most importantly, the old streets of Phuket Town are just 600 metres away, a mere 8-minute walk, including the Sunday Walking Street Market. Just around the hotel are several excellent local Thai restaurants, such as Mee Ton Poe and Som Chit, both famous for their Hokkien noodles. Don’t miss the sweet shop nearby called Wanlamun!

Hok Nguan Kong Shrine

Hok Nguan Kong shrine is just across the circle.

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Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town Info

Location: Phuket Town
Address: 1 Soi Surin, Tambon Talat Yai, Muang, Phuket 83000
Phone: 076 643 555
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CourtyardbyMarriottPhuketTown/
Bookings: see the rates

Factsheet

Range: 4-Star Hotel
Swimming pool: 1
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance from city centre: 600 m (8 minutes walk)
Distance from the airport: 33 km
Distance to Patong Beach: 15 km


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More reading

Phuket Town – A Walking Guide to Old Phuket Town

Phuket Sunday Walking Street Market

PHUKET CITY


Willy Thuan
https://www.phuket101.net/
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 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 Phuket101.net and manage large international online travel guides.