Phuket sports some exceptionally reasonable rates for luxury hotels so it’s well worth opting for a four star establishment for your next break on the island. You’ll be treated to a slice of luxury and relaxation without too much strain being put on your bank balance. Apparent differences between four star Phuket hotels and their lower starred counterparts are usually in room size, quality and breadth of facilities, and occasionally location.
There are plenty of four star hotels to be found in Phuket – over 200, in fact – so you’ll be able to find something suitable regardless of which neighbourhood you’d like to stay in. The tourist areas of Phuket Town and Patong inevitably have a wide array of options, but you’ll also find plenty of establishments in quieter areas and even on the beach, in neighbourhoods like Surin, Karon and Kata beaches as well as in the beautiful Cape Panwa and Sirinat National Park.
International chains such as Hilton, Moevenpick and Marriott, amongst others, manage a number of four-star resorts on the island alongside a wide selection of boutique hotels as well. When you opt for a 4 star hotel in Phuket, one of the most noticeable upgrades is room size – often they enjoy over 40 square metres of living space. Suites, cottages and villas are often available as alternatives to standard rooms as well if you choose to upgrade.
The facilities in Phuket’s four star hotels are extensive and of high quality. Multiple swimming pools, onsite restaurants, buffet breakfasts, a concierge service and fitness centres are common, while some establishments also benefit from specialist amenities like full-service spas and private access to the beach. If you fancy a spot of golf during your stay, be sure to choose a four-star hotel near the Laguna golf course area in Kamala, for instance.
Due to the extensive selection of onsite facilities, four-star hotels are particularly valuable to visitors wanting to spend time away from the hustle and bustle next to the beautiful beaches and sparkling blue waters of Phuket. Often, four-star resorts have enough amenities to ensure that you don’t need to leave the resort for eating, drinking and activities, which can’t always be said of lower-starred establishments.