The Marina Phuket Resort has been around for quite a long time. Not sure exactly when it opened, but it's been in Phuket longer than me! It's one of those hotels that somehow manages to combine a secluded feel and a central location, sitting on the headland at the far south end of Karon Beach
with beach access down some stairs at the "On The Rock" restaurant, unspoiled sea views and yet if you walk out of the main entrance you are in the busy Kata Center area with lots of shops and restaurants. I've been inside several times to see customers or to visit the restaurant - there is a webcam installed at the restaurant - see here: Karon Beach Phuket Webcam
... so you can get a good idea of the view. the rooms are past the restaurant over the sea and the rocks. This end of Karon is decent for snorkeling, and I've dived there too. It's also only about 10 minutes walk to the sands at Kata Beach
from the resort.
Marina Phuket Resort - Booking & Information Links
• Marina Phuket Resort - Rates and Reservations at HotelsCombined.com
• Karon Beach Hotels at Agoda.com
• Kata Beach Hotels at Agoda.com
Reviews on TripAdvisor are almost all positive, I do see some things about rooms being a bit old, but there are different kinds of room with Seaview or "Jungle View" - the grounds of the hotel are well kept and very green and jungly. The reviews were good enough to put Marina Phuket Resort into the Top 10 Phuket Hotels
list that I wrote in 2008. The resort was fully renovated during the summer of 2012.
Marina Phuket Resort - Photos
Phuket Hotels - More Info & Online Booking
• Jamie's Phuket Hotel Recommendations
• Top 10 Phuket Hotels 2016
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