Where to stay in Phuket with both affordable and expensive options

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If you want to escape the hustle and bustle and chaos of the city centre, but don’t want to sacrifice for the comfort of city life, then North Patong and South Patong are ideal choices. 

Patong Beach is within easy reach. In addition, it allows you to easily go to more beautiful beaches, such as Karon and Kata in the south, or Kamala and Lamsin in the south. As the most tourist attraction part of Phuket, it can sometimes become very crowded and overwhelmed. The traffic is very heavy during peak hours. 

Recommended hotel 


Sea Sun Sand Resort & Spa Clean and tidy place with delicious breakfast. If possible, book a room on the top floor with a balcony overlooking the sea. 

The Bliss Hotel: An ideal place for couples and families, it has a beachfront location, very close to shops and entertainment, but away from the hustle and bustle of Bangla Road. 


Nap Patong Hotel: A classy place with comfortable rooms and comfortable beds. Nap staff are very friendly. 

Kalima Resort & Spa: This 5-star hotel is just 2 kilometers from the city center and offers excellent facilities, from outdoor pools to indoor gyms and spas. 

Singles and Party Lovers: Central Patong 

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There is no doubt that Central Patong is the center of all of Phuket’s nightlife and is the busiest area in Phuket. 

It is located right in the center of Patong Beach, the closest to Bangla Road, the party center of Phuket, and one of the craziest streets in Thailand.  It is a soft street during the day, and at night it turns into a carnival of neon bars, deafening music, and cheap wine. It is also the center of Phuket’s adult entertainment industry.  If you want to relax and have fun every night, there is no better place to stay. 

There are many shopping options in the area, from street stalls selling food and tourist products to large shopping centres.  As the hub of all activities in Phuket, Central Patong is the loudest and busiest place in Phuket. The dirty quotient at Bangla Road is very prominent on your face. There are prostitution posters and commercials for sex shows. 

Recommended hotels 


Swiss Palm Beach Hotel: Swiss Palm Beach Hotel is a place that makes you feel at home and is very popular with families. This is a spacious apartment-style hotel with a small, clean pool, perfect for children to play with. 

Patong Beach Hotel: Close to the beach, shops and entertainment, but still sufficiently isolated. Also, great staff!  


Millennium Resort: Excellent location, close to Bangla Road, Jungceylon shopping centre, bars and many good restaurants. 

Holiday Inn Resort : One of the best accommodations in Patong, the hotel is well equipped with suites, a poolside bar, a lovely pool, and a delicious breakfast. 


To help you understand the sheer number of options available, we provide a brief introduction guide for each popular destination. Look at the advantages and disadvantages of each method above, the type of travellers they are most suitable for, the facilities available and the environment you may encounter, which will help you decide where to live in Phuket.

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