The Old Phuket
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Old Phuket Karon
The Old Phuket is tired,run down and in need of maintenence. The rooms are large ,Queensize bed,day bed,single. the whole room is painted white including the floor -which makes it difficult to clean as the floor and walls are grubby . The towels and linen are a delicate shade of grey and stained . The only room make up is the beds made -the bathroom has not been cleaned in 5 days . The staff are offhand and unhelpful at reception .The breakfast buffet is ok if you get there early before the food has been sitting for 4 hours or so . .Pity the fruit wasn't fresh and more variety ..
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Our bus from our guesthouse arrived on time and we got dropped outside a hotel to await our bigger bus that we believed was an all night one so we could sleep. However like most things so far not much is what it seems. So we get on the bus at 10.30 pm , Soph pops a diazepam, we huddle under our blankets and doze off. The bus stopped around midnight …
The touts assured us that the bus was coming in five minutes. Two hours later we heard it barreling down Highway 402 on the way to Phuket. The journey takes four hours and costs just thirty rands. An hour down the road we stopped at Takupa a nondescript town. "Sto fy min" the conductor announced. It turned out to be thirty minutes. As I walked aimlessly around the bus station and food hall I bumped into a ...
... such as lots of sunbeds, watersports and longtail boats for hire.
Kata Main Beach
The pleasant bay of Kata, just a few minutes south of Karon Beach, entices and charms many visitors with its white sands and clear waters. Very popular with families, Kata is an all-round favorite due to its spectacular palm-lined beach, great restaurants, lively but not raucous nightlife and varied accommodation options - all close ...
... and so they all went to bed halfway through the film. I decided that I HAD to see all of it, so I ended up staying up till 1.30, praying for it to finish! I was the last person to go to bed and it was pitch black when I entered the dorm! I couldn't see anything so ended up having to put the light on which woke some people up! oopsie!!!! But I was glad to finally go to bed and excited for the next day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...
... and said that there are accidents every day on the Patong Road involving motor scooters.
Tourists and Thais alike ride around on motor scooters - often without helmets. It is not uncommon to see 3 or 4 people on a motor scooter, or women with a couple of children running them to school or home again, riders using their mobile phones whilst weaving in and out of the traffic - it is easy to see how accidents could happen.
We have seen quite a bit of ...