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 …
... gets out to Dubbo for Easter.
Its warm again, breakfast out of the way, a few of us have quick dip and then we spread out, Genelle & Pauline off to drop laundry in, Mark and I off to try and procure the last of our DVD list, and Dale stays to mind the pool - somebody has to do it.
Then Genelle and Pauline head off to get nails their done, so, not to be outdone I go to the same place, Tower Massage, and get a pedicure (200 baht $6). Look, ...
... while the lovely Apple tidied our rooms. She's such a treasure. I went for a swim while Paul vegged in the room for an hour or so, then we decided to head to the night markets in Phuket town this evening....until I rang the concierge to book the taxi. I asked what was at the markets..." Oh, everything!" Just food or other stuff? "Oh yes food, cat, dog, snake, turtle, CD, DVD, sunglass..." Now, it may be just me, but I lost ALL interest in the ...
Happy St Paddy's Day Everyone! We didn't see any green beer here on our travels today (another lovely beach day), but I am sure there were celebrations back home...even on a Sunday!
Back in January, I started this blog with an entry commenting on the wait time to get this adventure started....back at the office I had a countdown clock on my PC screen that had been counting ...
... 10minutess, he didn't charge us for the calls.
The food here was delicious wherever we ate and it felt really authentic. Malaysia's population is a mix of Chinese, Indian and Malay and this was reflected in the food - no 'western' food here bar the odd pizzeria and one KFC and Starbucks which we did visit several times for a decent coffee - even though I was going to boycott them for not paying taxes in the UK!!