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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The Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Resort 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 learnt about the sport. There are 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 4 years of professional travel blogging. This hotel was good, very good.
What was Superb at Novotel Phuket Karon Beach
A 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
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.
Food and Dining at Novotel Phuket Karon Beach, Thailand
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.
Other Facilities at Novotel Phuket Karon Beach
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.
Novotel Phuket Karon Beach Contact and Information
As always, what makes a hotel is its staff. That goes for hotels of al standards. We’d like to give a paticular 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,
Tel: +66 76 358 666
Fax: +66 (0) 76 358 645
Email: [email protected]
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