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Phuket Hotels in 2024

How to find the right hotel in Phuket?

Finding the right hotel in Phuket can be a challenging task, and getting the right place in the right location if you have never been to Phuket before can be daunting as it can, and will, impact your holidays entirely. So there are four things to sort out before you start:

    • When will you come
    • Where will you stay
    • What kind of traveller are you?
    • How much do you want to spend

4 Steps to finding the right hotel in Phuket:

When is the best time to visit Phuket? When is the low season, the high season and the peak season?

Which beach is best for you? Busy or quiet? Close to party and shopping or long quiet stretches of sand?


Are you here to party? to explore? on honeymoon or with your kids and family?


If you travel with a small budget, this section has budget hotels, hostels and apartments.

FIRST: When do you plan to visit Phuket?

  1. During the high season (December to April), the south of Phuket is very busy, so if you want to party and don’t mind busy beaches and resort towns: go south; if you prefer a quieter atmosphere, stay north.
  2. During the low season, the north will be very quiet, and the beaches will often look neglected. Beaches in the south will be quieter than in the high season and, therefore, will feel lively without being crowded.
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SECOND: Where should you book your hotel in Phuket?

Phuket beaches by populationEach beach has its unique character and atmosphere. The beach, the sand, the setting and the facilities: restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and how busy the beach is. And there are some beautiful heritage hotels in Phuket Town too! Picking the right location in Phuket for your hotel is one of the most important decisions you must make.

The beaches in the south of Phuket are the most beautiful, with white sand and shallow waters, but they can become crowded in the high season: Patong, Kata, Karon, Nai Harn and even Kamala beaches.

The beaches in the north are always more peaceful. The sand is a little less soft and the water less shallow, but they are still wonderful beaches. The more you go north, the quieter they will be: Bang Tao starts to be popular but is still long enough not to feel crowded. Mai Khao is very quiet and has five or six superb hotels. Nai Yang and Naithon are superb but underrated beaches near the airport.

Phuket Town is popular for its old streets lined with Sino-Portuguese shophouses. You will find a few heritage hotels and a lot of small guesthouses. Note that Phuket Town is far from swimmable beaches, maybe 10 kilometres.

Because choosing the right location is so important for a great holiday, we dedicated an entire, easy-to-read page about it:

Phuket Best Hotels
Here are the best hotels in Phuket we loved the most. We stayed and enjoyed them all and would recommend any without hesitation. Selecting a great hotel in Phuket is part of your holiday and will be a memory you will bring back home ... Read More

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THIRD: What kind of traveller are you?

Everyone is different and wants the best hotel to fit their personal preference and lifestyle. Luckily, Phuket can truly fit everyone’s style, and hotels are often dedicated to families, couples, honeymooners, groups of friends, party-goers and solo travellers.


FOURTH: What is your budget?

Phuket has an incredibly wide range of hotels, from luxury resorts to hostels, guesthouses and vacation rentals. If you travel on a budget, here are some great value-for-money hotels in Phuket that won’t break the bank.

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Baan Laimai Beach Resort and Spa Phuket

Baan Laimai Beach Resort Phuket

Baan Laimai Beach Resort and Spa is a long-established and very popular hotel on the beach road of the popular ... Read More
Dewa Phuket Resort and Villas

Dewa Phuket Resort and Villas

Dewa Phuket Review Dewa Phuket Resort and Villas is a luxury hotel located in the tranquil area of Nai Yang ... Read More
Amari Phuket

Amari Phuket

Amari Phuket is a resort with a unique location on Patong Beach. The hotel has a private beach, a fantastic ... Read More
Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort in Phuket, Thailand

Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort & Spa

The Novotel Phuket Kata Avista Resort & Spa is a beautiful resort located near the heart of Kata Beach, on ... Read More
The SIS Kata hotel

The SIS Kata

The SIS Kata (which means Stay In Style) is a 4-star hotel with 124 rooms and suites, an immense rooftop ... Read More
Hotel Verdigris in Phuket Town

Hotel Verdigris in Phuket Town

Hotel Verdigris is an amazing gem with a great location on Yaowarat Road in Old Phuket Town. The hotel is ... Read More
Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket on Bang Tao Beach

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket

Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket is a beautiful classic hotel in Bang Tao Beach, in a prime location on the west ... Read More
Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town

Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town

Courtyard by Marriott Phuket Town is the latest luxury hotel to open on the Island, with an excellent location and ... Read More
The Memory at On On Hotel in Phuket Town

The Memory at On On Hotel in Phuket Town

The Memory at On On Hotel is undoubtedly the most iconic and best-known heritage hotel on Phuket Island, and this ... Read More
Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket

Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort is a resort with many qualities to please travellers, across the street ... Read More
Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach Resort

Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach

Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach combines many features for a great holiday if you are searching for reasonable mid-range accommodation in ... Read More
Burasari Phuket

Burasari Phuket

Burasari Phuket has always been a popular hotel, with great features for travellers looking for really convenient accommodation in Patong ... Read More

New Hotel Reviews on Phuket 101

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