Phuket is on everyone’s list of destinations, with such a great city vibe and so many things to do.
Whether it’s the incredible beaches, island-hopping opportunities, the charming Phuket Old Town – or the ever popular Patong Beach area with the massive jungceylon shopping mall, exciting nightlife of Bangla road and fantastic restaurants…
Patong Beach might be one of the prime locations to base yourself at, since it’s places you almost in the middle of Phuket, which makes everything around this island more accessible.
Here’s one secret, you don’t need to pay more to stay somewhere truly awesome in Phuket – you just have to know where to look!
So, what would you say to an affordable hotel that gives you a little luxury under $50, and it’s within walking distance to the prime spots?
It doesn’t get better than the 11 hotels we’ve found – enjoy!
Note: The prices reflected below are the low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. Sweet and secluded bliss – Deevana Patong Resort & Spa
The Deevana Patong Resort & Spa is located just 10 minutes from the beach but is quiet enough to make you feel like you are in your own private paradise. Don’t worry though, if you want to enjoy the bustle of the town (Jungceylon Mall/Bangla Road area) then the shuttle bus will have you there in minutes.
It’s hard to decide our favourite thing about this resort, the beautiful and tranquil gardens or the attentive staff – maybe the best thing is that you get them both!
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As you wander through the gardens, admiring the towering sunflowers and palm trees you will discover the three swimming pools. Pick a quiet spot for an afternoon nap or swim up to the pool bar if you want to get the party started.
Deevana Patong Resort & Spa is the perfect blend of traditional and modern with authentic, dark wood buildings and fresh, bright interiors. (We like the special touches at the Deevana Patong Resort & Spa, check out the towel art!)
Make the most of your exotic surroundings with a garden view room (there’s even one with a private jacuzzi, pure bliss!) You don’t have to go far for great food and coffee at the funky on site cafe.
PS: There’s a great onsite spa if you’d love some extra pampering!
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2. Rejuvenate your heart, soul and body at the rooftop infinity pool – The Gig Hotel
Luxury is about the small touches and you will find them all at the Gig hotel. This hotel has it all, great staff, decor and facilities. The rooms are spacious and beautifully decorated with ornate sculptures and a balcony or terrace in the superior rooms.
Do you like to keep in shape? The highlight of the Gig Hotel is the outstanding gym and sauna. The gym is well equipped and has a lively atmosphere with views of the pool and bar.
What better way to cool off after a workout than in the spectacular rooftop pool? Enjoy a panoramic view of the city while enjoying total relaxation. The living wall of plants on the rooftop terrace will make you forget that you are so close to the busy nightlife of Bangla road, just a few minutes away.
If you can drag yourself away from the gym and rooftop views then Patong Beach, Jungceylon Mall and Bangla Road is just a few minutes walk away!
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3. Giving luxury a funky fresh look – Lub D Patong
Ever heard the term ‘minimalist luxury’? No, that’s because we just invented it! Forget old-fashioned style, Lub D Patong introduces a totally refreshing concept.
While Lub D Patong is a hostel, it has great hotel-worthy rooms and everything you could ever need – and all with a young, fresh and bright vibe.
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What would make your holiday extra special? A beer and a game on the football table, a Pacman videogame, Netflix or a pool table? Lub D Patong has them all!
Maybe you are inspired by the Muay Thai in Phuket. Lub D Patong has a training area and equipment, punch bags and even a ring so you can practice your moves.
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If you would prefer a quieter activity then you can chill out on a comfy beanbag in the TV room. Or just relax in the hammock on your private balcony.
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The pool is just as cool as the hotel, right next to the bar, and with see through glass sides. Make the most of a great underwater photo opportunity!
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Patong beach and Jungceylon are just a 10 minute walk away, but with so many activities at the hotel, we don’t know why you would ever need to leave.
Lub D Patong has a great restaurant on site, but there are plenty of other options just minutes away.
4. A precious jewel in the crown of Phuket – Emerald Terrace Resort
There is something special about the Emerald Terrace Resort, tucked away in tropical jungle backdrop yet still part of the vibrant town.
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If you want your own slice of luxury then an Emerald Terrace studio apartment is for you. A beautiful room with bathroom, kitchenette, living area and balcony – perfect for longer stays.
A kitchenette fully stocked with utensils means you can cook whenever you want, but there are still plenty of great food spots to try nearby.
Take in the sights and stretch your legs with a 15 minute walk to the beach – or just hop on the free shuttle bus!
Emerald Terrace Resort isn’t just luxurious, it’s unusual and unique. The harmony between wood, stone and steel architecture is really a sight to behold. You feel at one with nature yet can still gaze across the entire town sprawling below.
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Relax by the pool with the soothing sound of the pool waterfall or work up a sweat in the state of the art gym.
Emerald Terrace resort is perfect for solo travellers wanting to treat themselves, couples wanting some private space, or families who want a bit of luxury away from the centre of town.
5. Luxury fit for a King – Patong Resort Hotel
When you arrive at Patong Resort Hotel you might think you are at the wrong place – surely this is a 5-star expensive hotel? A giant immaculate white hotel with a massive pool surrounded by palm trees!
The hotel is traditional luxury at its finest, with high ceilings, marble floors and rich furnishings throughout.
Just look at the restaurant, it is like a giant banqueting hall. We love the displays of fresh flowers throughout the hotel, it makes this place extra special.
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Breakfast at the Patong Resort Hotel will be the highlight of your day, with a vast buffet breakfast with freshly baked food and fruits. You have to visit the friendly staff at the egg station too!
After your breakfast feast it’s time for a dip in the pool, with lifeguards patrolling you know you are always safe. If you want to take it easy then the jacuzzi might be more your style.
If you’re hankering to get out, walk 5 minutes to Patong Beach or 8 minutes to while Jungceylon Mall.
When it comes to luxury and location you can’t find anywhere better than Patong Resort Hotel.
6. Authentic and superior Thai experience – Nipa Resort
It might look like a beautiful temple from the outside but Nipa Resort is just the perfect example of traditional Thai luxury.
The Thai theme continues throughout the resort, with beautiful dark wood, traditional sculptures and some delicious Thai dishes in the restaurant.
The location is perfect for those wanting somewhere a little quieter yet still close enough to local amenities.
You will be so relaxed at Nipa Resort that you won’t want to walk anywhere, so take the shuttle to the beach or the centre of town for an adventure.
The spacious rooms and balconies all overlook the turquoise swimming pool, which is especially pretty when lit up at night.
Thailand is known for elephants but you don’t expect to see them squirting water into your swimming pool (don’t worry they aren’t real!).
To enjoy the full experience make sure that you try a spa treatment. Whether it’s a massage, or a nail treatment or just a session in the jacuzzi – you deserve a treat.
7. Shout out from the rooftops – The Paripas Resort
The Paripas Resort is a new hotel, bringing affordable luxury into the 21st century with a fresh, clean look.
The rooms are modern and well-designed with comfy seating and plenty of space to relax.
You don’t have to settle with just one swimming pool at Paripas Resort. Take a leisurely swim at ground level in the main pool and if you want to feel the heat then make your way to the rooftop.
The rooftop terrace is where it all happens – soak up the sun, enjoy the views and cool off in the infinity pool. If this isn’t luxury, then we don’t know what is.
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Relax on the rooftop with a cocktail as the sunsets before heading out to explore the local nightlife.
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Paripas not only offers great facilities and location (16 minutes from Jungceylon!) but also amazingly friendly and helpful staff. They will make you feel like Royalty!
8. A hidden oasis in the heart of Patong – Tropica Bungalow Hotel
Imagine a hotel with a rich traditional design and luxurious interior, with a funky twist…well that’s the Tropica Bungalow Hotel.
You can’t miss the Thai theme throughout this hotel, from the impressive building designs right down to the ornately carved headboards on the bed.
Don’t expect old style luxury though, there is an exciting tropical theme with bright colours, lights and vivid green plants. It’s quirky and you will love it.
When it comes to location you can’t ask for more, just a few steps from the beachfront and a few minutes from the excitement of Bangla road.
You could spend you entire trip without leaving the hotel, lounging by the pool, exploring the tropical gardens and feasting in the restaurant.
Make the most of the quiet and sit out on the lobby terrace with a good book from the library. You will lose track of time in your own daydreams at the Tropica Bungalow Resort.
If you can splurge a little more, try the Deluxe Honeymoon room!
9. Welcome to wonderland – Pimnara Boutique Hotel
Stepping into Pimnara Boutique Hotel is like walking into a fairytale. You are surrounded by weird, wonderful and outrageous decoration, and it’s truly unique!
The hotel was designed by 11 Thai artists, and the results are incredible – everywhere you look will blow your mind.
The rooms each have a totally different theme, and even the standard rooms without a window are cleverly designed to be filled with light.
You can sample the delicious Italian food at the Dwine Restaurant or simply step outside of the lobby to explore the restaurants and shopping in Jungceylon Mall.
If you need a break from all the excitement, then the serene white sandy beach at Patong is just an 8 minute stroll away.
The Pimnara Boutique hotel offers an experience like no other, living the life of luxury in your own unique art gallery.
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10. Bring out your inner artist – Mazi Design Hotel by Kalima
You don’t need to be an art critic to appreciate the awesome stylish decor at the Mazi Design by Kalima. Everywhere you look you are faced with a handpainted mural or modern sculpture.
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The hotel is super clean and modern with plenty of quirky touches that you just have to take photos of. We don’t want to spoil it but imagine sitting on a stool shaped like a gargoyle head.
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The unique features continue into the spacious rooms, which appear even bigger due to the glass wall between the shower and bedroom.
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The artwork and sculptures continue down by the swimming pool. Try to get a sunbed in the grotto under the waterfall and avoid the heat of the day.
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The Mazi Design hotel is near the Malin Plaza which has lots of delicious food options including plenty of halal restaurants – you will never be hungry!
The joys of Patong beach are just a 6 minute walk away or take the shuttle bus and do some shopping at Jungceylon Mall.
This is luxury for the super stylish – a feast for the eyes!
11. The perfect romantic getaway – Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort
The Baan Yin Dee ticks all the boxes for a luxurious and romantic stay in the ideal Phuket location. Relax and enjoy the secluded privacy of the resort or get out and explore.
Surrounded by the lush green scenery you might forget how close you are to a vibrant town. This resort really is designed for total luxury and relaxation.
The pool at Baan Yin Dee resort is cleverly designed, with sections cascading into each other and filling the main pool – a constant soothing water feature.
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Many rooms have terraces that face the pool so you don’t ever have to look away from the beautiful blue water.
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The restaurant offers both Thai and Western dishes with outstanding views over Patong beach.