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    Location 4.42 /10

    On the northern end of Karon Beach, the second most frequented beach in Phuket after Patong. Phuket Town, on the east coast, is 12.5 miles away; the airport is around 25 miles north (around 45 minutes by car).

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    The Felix Karon Phuket offers a total of 121 rooms -45 superior of entry level standard, 68 deluxe and 8 suites. Their prices vary slightly according to the location (sea view, pool view or garden view). The superior and deluxe rooms (the first ones with shower only, the second ones with bathtub) offer a beautiful area and most of the usual equipment. The deluxe rooms, more numerous but more expensive, also benefit from a nice dark wood floor covering and from a real effort for the decoration (wooden objects on the walls, colourful fabrics on the beds). A rare particularity in Phuket: the use of safes in the rooms requires the payment of a fee.

    Overview 6.95 /10

    The Felix Karon is a curious complex built in 1992 and extended in 1996, where the different whitewashed buildings styled with red roofs (all on three floors) seem to have been adjusted one to the other in a totally anarchic way, without a central plan nor circulation scheme. The comment also applies to the architecture, with bits and pieces, and to the interior decoration of the hotel, which mingles materials that do not have any relations one with the other. However, the impression of a labyrinth built over the years is not bad, with a find here and there as the second swimming pool installed upstairs, overlooking the first one.

    Food and drink 6.45 /10

    Nothing very special: a restaurant, the View Point (so called because of its a bit overrated "panorama" of Karon Beach and a coffee-shop, the Lagoon Cafe, are offered to the guests of the Felix Karon, with a very ordinary mix of international classics, a bit of seafood and basic Thai cuisine. Sufficient for urgencies, but there is nothing to be amazed at...

    Beach 7.70 /10

    Although you have to cross a very busy road and walk for a few minutes, the very nice beach of Karon constitutes one of the assets of the hotel. Vaster than that of Patong and especially less heavily taken over by the seaside business, Karon beach offers more relaxation possibilities. The very good quality water of the Andaman Sea, with a satisfactory level, will also satisfy swimming lovers.

    To know

    Although gastronomy is not the strength of the Felix Karon, you can find an interest in its restaurant, the View Point, thanks to the Philippine orchestra available six evenings per week in high season (winter months). A karaoke takes place as well in the evening in the lobby lounge. Diving courses for beginners are offered free of charge at the swimming pool.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Car park
    • Handicap access
    • Restaurant
    • Internet access
    • Spa

      massage, beauty salon, sauna

    • Swimming pool
    • Sports equipment

      tennis, sports

    • Whirlpool bath

    advantage

    • Two good size swimming pools.
    • The architecture, if you have a good sense of humour...

    disadvantages

    • Virtually no sports and organised activities.
    • A very busy road to cross to access the beach.
    • The architecture, if you do not have a good sense of humour...

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