Archive for the 'Accommodation' Category

Jul 09 2013

Review: Friendship Beach Resort, Phuket

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Let the crab-hunting begin. Friendship Beach at low tide.

Friendship Beach Resort on Rawai beach is mainly a retreat for wellness seekers but it also welcomes anyone looking for a peaceful place to stay on Phuket with some added comforts. As its name suggests, this small resort is a friendly place that offers — for Phuket — reasonable value for beachfront accommodation. Found three … read the full post

Jun 10 2013

Review: The Memory at On On Hotel, Phuket

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From just plain shabby to shabby-chic: On On's lobby area.

Open since 1929, the On On Hotel is Phuket’s oldest hotel and for the past few decades it was known for having cheap but dismal backpacker rooms. But extensive renovations have changed all that. A flophouse no more, the On On has blossomed into a bright, stylish midrange hotel in Phuket Town. Found in Phuket … read the full post

Feb 25 2013

Review: Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel, Phuket Town

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The lobby: inviting and cool.

Found on Phuket Road near the Old Town streets of Phuket Town, Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel offers a good base for exploring the area’s restored Sino-Portuguese buildings and sampling some of Phuket’s tastiest and best-value local food. Its rather grand lobby with a chandelier is a cool and tranquil retreat from the motorbike-clogged street out … read the full post

Oct 29 2012

Review: Tenta Nakara luxury tent resort, Phuket

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A peek inside the 2-bedroom tent.

Tenta Nakara on Naka Yai Island is a resort that truly earns its ‘eco’ badge. Found just 15 minutes by boat off the east coast of Phuket, Tenta Nakara has 16 tents set in a serene jungle-meets-the-beach setting. Open since 2008, the resort occupies a stretch of white-sand beach on Naka Yai’s east side, with … read the full post