Thavorn Grand Plaza Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThavorn Grand Plaza Hotel Phuket Town
Big rooms, clean, staff helpful. As a party of 7 we stayed in Dorm room and deluxe double with an extra bed. This hotel is ageing, but gracefully. Facilities are good, location in Phuket town fine. We would happily stay here again.
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