Finding Phuket Hotels


Planning your vacation trip to Phuket should involve hotel booking. Making hotel reservations is more convenient than spending time in Phuket driving around and looking for a vacant place to stay. Of course, there are many hotels to choose from, like Banyan Tree Phuket or Holiday Inn (Patong). However, the large number of accomodations is enough to confuse you on which one you should choose. The first thing to do is narrow down your search.

Most travelers would simply want a nice bed, decent bathroom, and a cozy room. Only a fraction of tourists look for luxury accommodations and fine facilities. Most would be all right with average facilities. Budget travelers would not mind losing all the luxury amenities, as long as they are assured that they will have a comfortable stay.

It's not difficult to look for hotels in Phuket. You can simply go online and search for accommodations or hotels in Phuket. There are an awesome number of options, from cheap dwellings to expensive hotel rooms. Consider your budget first before making reservations.

Luxury accommodations like Chandara Resort & Spa and Andara Resort & Villas are for those with enough money to burn. Take note that one hotel and resort are nearby others as well. For instance, Banyan Tree Phuket resort is surrounded by Kris Resort, Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort & Villas, Dusit Thani Laguna Hotel, Pai Tan Villas, and a few more.

Major hotels in Phuket may be part of the famous hotel chains in Asia. For instance, Banyan Tree Bangkok and Phuket are part of the same company that has accommodations in China, Indonesia, and Maldives. Such luxurious hotel chains are known for their lavish facilities and high price.

If luxury resorts and hotels are out of your budget, you may consider Patong Premier Resort, Karon Sea Sands Resort, Kamala Dreams, Coral Island Resort, and so on. Budget accommodations may be much less expensive than luxury ones, but you can still expect nice facilities. Many tourists are after budget hotels, especially during the peak season, like December and January. To avoid the crowd, make sure that you make plan your trip early and make reservations ahead of time.

Be cautious about the tap water in Phuket. Although a few accommodations treat their water supply, many don't. Hence, tap water is usually not clean. If you are not sure whether the hotel's water is filtered, ask a staff, or simply buy bottled water. Many hotels offer bottled water for free.

Wifi access is available in most hotels now, for those who like to update their Twitter or Facebook accounts, and post pictures of their trip. However, internet speed may be unreliable in some accommodations. If you are taking your laptop or tablet PC with you, ask the hotel reservations staff regarding their Wifi internet service. Is it free or do you have to pay for it? Is it available in all rooms or in just some areas?