Novotel Phuket Karon Beach

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Our review of the Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa in Phuket Thailand. This is one of the best family hotels in Phuket, and has a kids club and excellent activities.

This is a hotel with a wow factor! After enjoying 3 days at Novotel Surin Beach we moved on to Novotel Karon beach, still on the island of Phuket, Thailand. Surin was superb, but Karon took hospitality to the next level.

Everything we loved about Novotel Surin Beach was still there, but Novotel Phuket Karon Beach took everything a step or two further.

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa, the flagship of the chain, delivers fun and relaxation in equal measure and is perfect for energetic families or for those looking to relax.

We were guests of Novotel on this trip and it was a real pleasure to test out their beautiful hotels.

All views are our own, we are never under any pressure to write positive reviews.

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beautiful, stylish, relaxing and spotlessly clean. Novotel Puket Karon Beach Resort and Spa.

The Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa provides 7 room types to suit your budget and party size.

There are 3 beautiful pools, one aimed particularly at children with a water slide and daily activities.

Kids World, adjacent to this pool offers stellar entertainment for the kids and is by no means purely a baby-sitting service.

My boys, age 10 and 12 loved it! 

The hotel also boasts the lovely Balance Spa where we enjoyed a 90 minute couples massage and a reasonably well-equipped fitness centre.

Here we took part in an hour-long Thai boxing class with a brilliant young instructor.

It was fun for adults and kids and we genuinely learned about the sport.

There were 5 dining areas serving Asian and international dishes within the resort.

The poolside dining area offers themed dining experiences, the Tai restaurant offers fine dining.

A rooftop bar with tapas menu has recently been added and we enjoyed expansive and diverse buffet breakfasts.

Our room was divine and overall Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa created a lasting good impression on us. 

The hotel is located directly opposite Karon Beach at the quieter north end and from the road is visually impressive.

Mature tropical gardens and meticulous plant maintenance complete the package. 

We are well accustomed to top-end and luxury hotels through my husband’s career as a 5 star chef and through our 12 years of professional travel blogging. This hotel was good, very good.

What was Superb at Novotel Phuket Karon Beach

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Kids Pool Kids Club
One of 3, the children’s pool is quiet by night. Kids Club is to the right of the pool and offers superb activities.

As mentioned above, this hotel has a lot of plus points. The areas below were where we felt it really shone.

From the Moment We Checked in, They Made the Kids Feel Special

Before we even reached our rooms we were accosted by superheroes. The kids’ entertainment crew are absolutely superb at Novotel Karon Beach. Spiderman dropped by Tai restaurant for dinner too!
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The best kids’ activity we’ve ever seen, zorbing on the kids’ pool.
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Ariel from the front desk and the welcome the boys received in our room. Kids’ bedding, cuddly toys, sweets, crafts, fruit and games. It was a welcome that will be very hard to beat.
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The gorgeous kids’ club staff and a young chef helping my two chef’s kids knock up a rather good pizza lunch.
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This just speaks for itself! How cool?

Our Room With Plunge Pool at Novotel Karon Beach

Spacious, comfortable, cool and stylish. We couldn’t fault our rooms with private plunge pool. Ideal for a long stay, this premium apartment has a private seating area outside and easy pool access.

The apartment was well equipped with everything you could need and provided bath, shower and twin basins along with clean white robes, towels toiletries and slippers.

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Food and Dining at Novotel  Phuket Karon Beach, Thailand

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Crab cakes scented with lemon grass in Thai restaurant Karon Beach.

We sampled the buffet breakfast, of course, lunch by the pool in the form of pad Thai and pizza and a fine dining dinner at Tai Restaurant. All were good and well presented.

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Delicious welcome drinks at Tai.

Other Facilities at Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort and Spa

We had opportunity to experience the spa and Thai boxing classes in the fitness suite. Other activities, such as pool-side yoga, volley ball and aquaerobics were on offer around the clock.

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The spa was everything it should be at Novotel Karon Beach.

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Contact and Information

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Sunrise at the main pool at Novotel Karon Beach.

As always, what makes a hotel is its staff. That goes for hotels of all standards.

We’d like to give a particular mention to the kids club and front desk staff at Novotel Karon, they went above and beyond every step of the way. Thanks guys!

Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort & Spa

568 Patak Rd,

Karon Muang,

83100 Phuket

Tel:  +66 76 358 666
Fax:  +66 (0) 76 358 645

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Alyson Long
Alyson Long is a British medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. A former Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital she started in website creation and travel writing in 2011. Alyson is a full-time blogger and travel writer, a published author, and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years of full-time travel, plus a separate 12 month gap year, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this world travel site. Today Alyson still travels extensively to update this site and continue her mission to visit every country, but she's often at home on her farm in Australia.

8 thoughts on “Novotel Phuket Karon Beach”

  1. Hi. Thank you for writing this great article. We are going to Phuket over Xmas with a 1 year old and 5 year old, this hotel sounds perfect.

    That said I can’t find this Novotel anymore? Do u know if it has changed owners?


  2. We don’t generally do big, luxury hotels but this does look amazing. Worth going for the food!

  3. Looks Great. We have always done budget style accommodation in Phuket, but this is making me think I will do some luxury next time we are in town.

    Love Phuket 🙂


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