Phuket Hotels - Jamie's Recommendations

On Jamie's Phuket Blog, you can find details of some recommended hotels on the 3 main beaches (Patong, Karon and Kata) and also hotels which are away from the crowds in quieter areas of Phuket. Yes, there are lots of quiet areas .. it's kind of the main point of this blog to show that there's more to Phuket than just a few busy beaches! Phuket is a big island (bigger than most people realise), and it's worth spending some time to research the best hotels and the right location for you. I've been living in Phuket since 1999, so I hope the information on this blog is useful for you :) Feel free to leave comments or ask questions on the Phuket Blog Facebook Page.

Phuket Hotels - Where to Book Online?

I recommend looking for information and to check for available Phuket hotels at The rates are good, there are thousands of hotel reviews and the website is very easy to use. I use it myself for our holiday hotel bookings. Agoda is also very good for last minute bookings and also has a rewards program - bookings and reviews earn you points which add up to discounts on future bookings. If you book and pay for your hotel through Agoda can you leave a review on the site. I trust these reviews more than TripAdvisor where anyone can log in and review a hotel or attraction (even if they have not been there!). Another option is to check Hotels Combined which searches many booking sites to find the best quote.

Want the very best hotels in Phuket? There are some pages on the blog about that ...

Top 10 Phuket Hotels 2016
Top Family Hotels
Top Luxury Hotels
Top Romantic Hotels

Some hotels are on more than one of the lists above. I tend to update the Top 10 now and then. And they're not all expensive 5 star resorts - quite a mix of styles and budgets. Below are hotels that have been featured on the blog over the years. Some of these were written many years ago, so I do do suggest checking the reviews on Agoda to get a more recent idea of quality!

Jamie's Phuket Hotel Recommendations

Karon Beach

Mandarava Resort
Centara Grand Beach Resort
Old Phuket Hotel
Phuket Orchid Resort
Phuket Island View
Le Meridien Beach Resort
Pacific Club Resort
Boomerang Village Resort
Marina Phuket Resort
Karon Princess Resort
Karon Beach Hotels - Full List at

Kata Beach

Katathani Resort
Avista Resort
Mom Tri's Villa Royale
Sawasdee Village
Kata Palm Resort
Ibis Kata Hotel
CC Blooms Hotel
Kata Beach Hotels - Full List at

Patong Beach

Amari Coral Beach Resort
La Flora Resort
The Kee Resort and Spa
Yorkshire Hotel and Spa
Aspery Hotel
Burasari Resort
Graceland Resort
Merlin Beach Resort
Baan Yin Dee Resort
Tri Trang Beach Resort
Patong Beach Hotels - Full List at

North Phuket (Kamala, Surin, Bang Tao, Naithon, Airport, Mai Khao beaches)

Holiday Inn
The Surin Resort
Sala Phuket
Dusit Thani Laguna
The Slate Resort
Phuket Airport Hotel
Nai Yang Beach Resort
Naithonburi Resort
Seaside Cottages
Bang Tao Beach Hotels
Surin Beach Hotels
Mai Khao Beach Hotels
Kamala Beach Hotels

South Phuket (Cape Panwa, Rawai, Naiharn, Raya Island)

Cape Panwa Hotel
The Racha Resort
Baan Krating Jungle Beach
Panwa Beach Resort
All Seasons Resort
Cape Panwa Hotels
Rawai Beach Hotels

Phuket Town

Not next to the beach, but if you want a taste of the real Phuket or want to see some of Phuket's biggest festivals, or like a bit of history and culture, then Phuket Town is worth a look for a hotel - maybe not for your whole holiday, but for a bit of balance. I like Phuket Town .. actually it's my favourite part of Phuket!

My suggestions for Hotels in Phuket Town
Full List of Phuket Town Hotels (agoda)
Full List of Phuket Hotels at

Khao Lak Hotels

While Khao Lak is not part of Phuket (it's in Phang Nga province), it's not far away, about 70km north of Phuket airport, which is the nearest airport to Khao Lak, so basically we can consider Khao Lak hotels as being part of "greater" Phuket, since the whole region is serviced by Phuket Airport. Khao Lak is very quiet, there are a lot of very nice hotels on the beach, there is very little in the way of nightlife, a good place to just relax. It's also within easy reach of Khao Sok national park and Phang Nga Bay.

The Sarojin 5 star resort
Khao Lak Hotels - Full List at
Cliff and River Jungle Resort (Khao Sok National Park)

More Phuket hotel suggestions to be blogged as time goes by... Please note that this is a blog, and some of the hotel reviews were made years ago - things can change. For most hotels you can find hundreds of new guest reviews at the Agoda site, made by people who have stayed at these hotels recently, well worth checking the reviews! If you have a question about Phuket hotels, please do ask on my Phuket Blog Facebook Page. I will try to answer! See you in Phuket!