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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Day 14: After finally arriving in Phuket at around 5.30pm we caught a shuttle bus into town which we thought would take 30mins or so from the airport. 2 and a half hours later we finally arrived at what we thought was going to be our normal 3 star hotel but turned out to be a pretty decent resort which was definitely one of the best we have stayed …
We booked a trip for about 30 bucks yesterday, and headed off after stuffing our faces with chicken strips, mash potato and guava juice at breakfast. It was overcast when we left the hotel but by the time we got to the dock it was already boiling!! We sped out on our speedboat for the bumpy journey, and got to monkey beach where we got to feed them. Next stop was at phi phi island, very early lunch cause of the low tide (don't know why ...
... 80-100 baht $3 per kg to wash and iron) - sounds like a rough day eh!
We belt over Kathu hill towards Phuket Town, toot the horn at the Buddhist shrine to make sure we get the blessing to survive the downhill slalom of traffic and arrive in a street that looks bare except for about 5 tuk tuk drivers. I reckon the hotel blokes are on a kickback to phone ahead and tell them how many potential victims are on the way. As we get out, the tuk tuk drivers swarm like flies to a ...
... Our final stop was a beautiful beach area, as soon as we arrived the rain started, it was a cold rain like we have at home . We jumped in the water to try and stay warm. I have never seen it rain so hard, and it rained and rained and rained. We finally worked up enough courage to get out of the water.....it was so cold. What a day. We rode home soaking wet, the best part of the day was the hot shower waiting for us at the hotel. What an ...
... up by narrowing our search to Chalong and checking out a few places near the pier. Chalong doesn't have a beach so to speak but it's where our sailing course would start and finish so it seemed like as good a place as any to start the search. The second place we tried, could not have been more up Sarah's street, and I have to admit it is pretty special. I won't go into detail here as I'm sure that Sarah will wax lyrical about it in our next installment, but save to say, ...