Plain and long-running
It’s nothing fancy, but the rooms at Benjamin are sufficiently comfy and great value given their location on the beach.
Though they’re looking a bit smudgy and dusty in places, it’s safe to say they are probably the best value rooms at this price and location in all of Phuket. While the rooms are as plain as it gets, they are at least air-con and have TV and a mini-fridge. The bathrooms all have tubs and hot water, although taller travellers will have to stoop to shower. Most rooms have huge balconies and you pay extra for one with a full sea view — we don’t think it’s worth the 600 baht extra in high season though. The best view of all is from the rooftop terrace where you can chill out with a drink and order a meal from the on-site restaurant. They’ll also serve you breakfast in your room if you arrange it ahead of time. Benjamin Resorts accepts email bookings but fills up very fast during the high season. The reception staff told us it’s best just to book on arrival, so be sure to have a back-up plan.
Address: 83 Moo 3, Kamala Beach
T: (076) 385 145-7, (084) 190 6848 ;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º16'47.79" E, 7º57'0.96" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room|
|500 baht||600 baht|
|Superior double room|
|700 baht||1,200 baht|
Lana Willocks is a freelance writer from Canada based in Phuket. Her love affair with Thailand began on a university exchange programme in Bangkok, then she returned to Phuket on the auspicious date of 9-9-1999 and never left.
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