Old Phuket Karon Beach lobby exterior at night

The Old Phuket

Phuket - Thailand


This charming LGBT-owned resort offers the very best in Thai hospitality, in a quiet location opposite Karon Beach.

Choose between two different styles of accommodation: the Sino Wing is inspired by the historic Sino-Portuguese architecture of Phuket Town, while the Serene Wing has been designed in a more contemporary style.

Days here can be spent relaxing by the pool with a nicely chilled cocktail, soaking up the rays on the beach or exploring your stunning surroundings. The Old Phuket has acquired a loyal following amongst UK travellers, and it won’t take you long to understand why.

Inclusive Retreats Rating

4 stars

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£679 from

Per Person

Free Nights Available!

Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 7 nights, departing in June 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.


  • LGBT-owned hotel with positive inclusion policies
  • Wonderful quiet location opposite Karon Beach
  • Choice of styles: contemporary style in the Serene Wing or Sino-Portuguese architecture of the Sino Wing
  • Outdoor pool with loungers and bar service
  • Four restaurant options

Image Gallery

View through Old Phuket Karon Beach hotel's sino wing terrace deluxe room
Old Phuket Karon Beach hotel's sino wing terrace deluxe room exterior
Old Phuket Karon Beach sino wing terrace deluxe, with four poster bed
Old Phuket Karon Beach hotel sino wing deluxe room green desk
Old Phuket Karon Beach hotel's serene wing outdoor pool, with view towards hills
Old Phuket Karon Beach serene wing deluxe pool view twin
Old Phuket Karon Beach deluxe pool access king bedroom
Old Phuket Karon Beach hotel serene wing exterior lit at night by outside pool
Old Phuket Karon Beach hotel grand entrance with three receptionists behind the welcome desk
Old Phuket Karon Beach fitness centre gym with cross trainer and running machine
Old Phuket Karon Beach chili restaurant exterior at night

Nearby Attractions

The hotel is just across the road from Karon Beach, one of the longest and most photogenic in Phuket. There are also plenty of shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance.

The wild nightlife of Patong is a few miles further up the coast, while the island’s more cultured capital, Phuket Town, is about a 30-minute drive away. The beautiful Sino-Portuguese architecture is a reminder of Phuket’s rich history as a former trading hub.

Popular boat excursions from Phuket include the islands of Koh Phi Phi and Koh Yao Noi, and the warm waters of the Andaman Sea are perfect for diving and snorkelling.


There are 184 rooms split between the two wings, all with a private balcony or terrace, satellite TV, mini bar, safe and tea/coffee making facilities.

Some of the rooms in the Sino Wing have an outdoor Jacuzzi on their balcony, while the more modern Serene Wing includes Deluxe Pool Access rooms where you can step straight into the pool from your terrace.

Buffet breakfast is served daily at the Shark restaurant, next to the pool. The seafront Chili restaurant serves international cuisine and seafood specialities, while Al Dente is a contemporary Italian affair and Bai Toey offers a tasty Thai menu. You can also grab a snack at one of the pool bars, or a coffee and a pastry at the Blue Café. Facilities on offer include fitness equipment, a library, children’s pool and kids’ room with games. The hotel also offers a poolside massage service.

Amenities & Activities

  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Laundry Service
  • Fitness Centre
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Massage
  • Library
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool

Historic Phuket

Phuket rose to prominence during the colonial period, when the European powers were keen to exploit the island’s rich tin deposits. The Chinese merchants who grew rich on tin mining built the beautiful shophouses that you can see today in Phuket Town, exhibiting a European-influenced style that has come to be known as Sino-Portuguese. The Sino Wing of The Old Phuket is a tribute to this era.

Sino Wing Office Bicycle

How to get here...


The easiest way to get to the resort is by flying direct from London to Bangkok with British Airways, Thai Airways or EVA Air, followed by an onward flight to Phuket. Flight time is approximately 14 hours including connections.

airport transfer

The hotel is next to Karon Beach on the west coast of the island, around 50 minutes’ drive from Phuket airport.

car hire

Hiring a car gives you the freedom to explore away from the tourist trail, and it’s also safer than hiring a scooter. The Old Phuket offers free parking to hotel guests.

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The Old Phuket

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Travel Information

Flight time

14 hours

Transfer time

50 minutes

Time difference

+7 hours (GMT)

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Average Weather

  • Jan 27°
  • Feb 28°
  • Mar 30°
  • Apr 31°
  • May 30°
  • Jun 30°
  • Jul 30°
  • Aug 30°
  • Sep 29°
  • Oct 29°
  • Nov 28°
  • Dec 26°

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