Novotel Phuket Resort Review
Novotel Phuket Resort at the northern end of Patong Beach offers sea views, which not many hotels in Patong can afford. The hotel is designed with typical Thai roofs over an imposing lobby, palm trees and greenery everywhere around three huge cascading pools. The resort is a small oasis in a frantic town. You can laze around the pools or walk down the beach just across the road. This part of the beach is less crowded and often more beautiful than other parts, and you can enjoy beach activities or massages.
Novotel Phuket Resort features three restaurants; ‘Rueng Thai’ serves traditional Thai Cuisine while the ‘Old Fisherman’, you guessed it, is an open-air seafood restaurant. The ‘Coffee House’ is where your breakfast will be served as well as evening theme buffets. Don’t be shy on the rock lobsters, the steamed fish or the giant prawns!
If you stay for a while, you can find other dining alternatives nearby. Go for local food or even try the food stalls by the road; it can be a lot of fun, or go overboard and treat yourself at the excellent Sea Salt Lounge.
End your lazy day at ‘The Hourglass’ by the lobby, a cosy bar with some cool music and a glass of wine, or enjoy the lobby’s amazing views of Patong bay beyond the pools.
Nightlife and shopping are not within walking distance but getting to the famous Bangla Walking Street, the hot street of Patong and Jungceylon shopping mall is just a few minute tuk-tuk or taxi ride. Don’t worry; there are always taxis standing by.
The spa is large and has a good range of treatments. Try it at least once, as a spa treatment is genuinely part of a holiday in Phuket. The best is still a good traditional Thai massage in the open-air salas near the pool, such a sweet treat after a hot day at the beach. A small fitness room is available with a trainer; kids are welcome with a small kids club.
Novotel Phuket Resort offers three room types: Superior, Deluxe and Family Suites; most have been refurbished with an excellent modern Thai style. Rooms are not very large by Phuket standards but have all the convenience you can expect from a four-star international resort, and the views from the balconies are beautiful.
The hotel grounds and some venues could do with a new design, but the location, the large pools and frequent special offers make it a great value. The main point of the Novotel is all about the beach at an affordable price, so look at the current rates of Novotel Phuket Resort.
Novotel Phuket Resort Info
Location: Patong Beach
Address: 282 Phrabarami Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Phone: 076 342 777
Open: 24 hours
Check-in: 2 pm – Check-out: 12 noon
Bookings: see the rates
Swimming pools: 1 three tiers pool
Restaurants and bars: 3
Distance to the beach: across the street
Distance from Novotel Phuket Resort to Phuket airport: 35 km
Distance from Novotel Phuket Resort to Phuket Town: 13 km
Distance from Novotel Phuket Resort to Patong Center: 1.7 km
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