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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

Find the best location for you

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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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The Surface Rooftop Bar at La Flora Hotel in Patong

The Surface rooftop bar at La Flora Hotel in Patong Beach is one of the few rooftops in Phuket, but ... Read More
Little Nyonya Hotel

Little Nyonya Hotel

Little Nyonya is a small hotel located on the outskirts of Phuket Town. While it is modest and a little ... Read More
Impiana Phuket Resort

Impiana Resort Patong Phuket

Impiana Resort Patong Phuket is a relatively small hotel blessed with a unique location in Patong Beach, right between the ... Read More
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The Westin Siray Bay Resort

The Westin Siray Bay Resort is a 5-star hotel built on the hillside of Koh Sirey, a tiny island on ... Read More
Novotel Phuket Rsort

Novotel Phuket Resort

Novotel Phuket Resort at the northern end of Patong Beach offers sea views, which not many hotels in Patong can ... Read More
Mom Tri's Villa Royale

Mom Tri’s Kitchen Phuket and Mom Tri’s Villa Royale

A hotel and a restaurant on Kata Noi Beach Mom Tri's Villa Royale is not just your regular hotel in ... Read More
Aspasia Kata Beach Resort Apartment in  Phuket

Aspasia Kata Beach Resort Apartment in Phuket

How is Aspasia Phuket? Aspasia Phuket Resort is a green oasis hidden above the fast-developing Kata Beach. With a unique ... Read More
Maikhao Dream Hotel in Phuket

Maikhao Dream Villa Resort Phuket

Maikhao Dream Villa Resort is a great hotel we had the chance to experience in Phuket, but this is not ... Read More
The Kee Resort Phuket

The Kee Resort and Spa Phuket

The Kee Resort and Spa Phuket is probably one of the best-located hotels in Patong Beach if you want to ... Read More
Swissôtel Resort Phuket Patong Beach

Swissôtel Resort Phuket Patong Beach

Swissôtel Resort Phuket Patong Beach is a great hotel in a great location if you can’t afford a hotel on ... Read More

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