Guest friendly hotels Phuket general information: Every year, I visit many guest friendly hotels in Phuket, speak to staff/owners and take new pics.
The centre of Phuket nightlife is Patong and its (in)famous Bangla road, where most beer bars and the biggest clubs are concentrated. Many hotels in Phuket and Patong do not allow unregistered guests and bar girls to visit you in your hotel room or charge a joiner fee. Most of the best guest friendly hotels in Phuket are located in Patong and Bangla road areas.
Guest friendly hotels Phuket 2023 update
The tourists are back and the bars are open till morning but, as I mentioned before, many hotels started charging joiner fees again. I never add hotels with temporarily waived restrictions and joiner fees. It’s not worth the risk. I’ll keep on my list only hotels that were guest friendly before the pandemic, they are guest friendly now, and most probably, they’ll stay guest friendly in the future.
It looks like Swissotel Resort is permanently closed but I finally found another 5-star guest friendly hotel in Phuket, close to Bangla – Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong. Palmyra Patong Resort was guest friendly in the last few years but I’ll check their policy again soon.
There are also two new budget options very close to Banlga Road – Capricorn Village and Sari Boutique Hotel.
Last year’s update: It was my first trip after the border reopening and I shared a lot of new information. Acca Patong is open again but Hemingways silk hotel is closed.
I had great stays at Holiday Inn Resort and The Lantern Resort Patong. Holiday Inn Express Patong is also guest friendly and a good value for money option. Check my other post for my latest reviews of the best guest friendly hotels in Patong. Below is the updated list of all guest friendly hotels in Phuket/Patong. I removed some permanently closed hotels. Some hotels are temporarily closed but plenty of other options.
Guest friendly hotels Phuket important updates from previous years: Poppa Palace Hotel and R mar resort are not guest friendly anymore. They started to charge a 500 baht joiner fee. ST rooms are available in Bangla go go bar area for 600 baht. Patong rose guesthouse now charges 300 baht for joiners.
For Patong bar girls prices, go go bars in Patong and other girls-related information, you can check my post Patong bar girls.
Top guest friendly hotels Phuket
I made a new post only for the best guest friendly hotels in Patong. See the top 10 guest friendly hotels Patong – reviews, pros, cons and tips.
Guest friendly hotels Phuket – Patong map
1-9 – top guest friendly hotels Phuket-Patong; A-R – more guest friendly hotels Phuket-Patong; B – Bangla Road; C – Christin massage (the most famous soapy massage in Phuket)
Top guest friendly hotels Phuket – Patong
1. The Yorkshire Hotel *** $26+
2. The Lantern Resort Patong **** $49+
3. The Gig Hotel **** $33+
4. C&N Hotel *** $29+
5. Summer Breeze Hotel *** $20+
6. Patong Hemingway’s Hotel *** $28+
7. Tiras Patong Beach Hotel *** $35+
8. Orchid Resortel *** $33+
9. Holiday Inn Resort Phuket **** $116+
0. BYD Lofts Boutique Hotel & Serviced Apartment **** $106+
More guest friendly hotels Phuket – Patong
Homm Bliss Southbeach Patong **** $86+
It’s located on the beach road, south of the Holiday Inn resort but there is not enough place on the map to show the exact location.
Pros: It’s a great place and one of the few 4-star guest friendly hotels in Patong. It’s located on the quieter side of the beach road. Not the best location for Bangla road; it’s a twelve-minute walk to go there. The Otop beer bar area is closer, only seven minutes walk to go there.
The rooms are cozy and very clean, with comfortable beds, flat TVs, an in-room safe and a sea view. Separate bathrooms and toilets and they are spotlessly clean. The hotel has a nice pool area. Tasty western-style breakfast but you have to pay extra if you bring your overnight guest to eat with you. The staff are helpful and speak very good English.
Cons: it’s a bit far from Bangla road. You have to pay for your visitor’s breakfast if you bring her to eat with you.
A. Amata Patong *** $30+
Pros: Amata Patong has a great location. Five-minute walk to Bangla road and the beach. Christin massage is right across the street. Even the cheapest rooms (see the pic) are nice and clean. Excellent swimming pool. Friendly staff.
Cons: Only one guest at a time is free of charge. +500 baht for two guests at the same time.
B. The Expat Hotel *** $33+
Pros: The Expat hotel has a great location on a quiet soi, right across Bangla road. It has a big clean swimming pool and a lively sports bar with a pool table. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are small, although everything necessary is provided – efficient aircon, TV, in-room safe and fridge. They also have balconies with a nice pool view. It’s a very guest friendly place.
Cons: Tiny rooms and the beds are a bit hard.
C. Absolute Bangla Suites **** $70+
Pros: It’s located on a small dead-end soi In the middle of Bangla, so it’s the best location for party-goers. The rooms are spacious and clean with comfortable beds. They also have a kitchenette, living room, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Very nice rooftop swimming pool with a bar. The front desk staff are friendly.
Cons: The rooms at the front can be noisy at night.
D. Capricorn Village *** $21+
Capricorn Village is newly renovated and close to Bangla. It has a small swimming pool.
E. Aspery Hotel *** $20+
It’s a very nice hotel and you can read my full Aspery hotel review on my guest friendly hotels Patong post.
F. The Lokal Hotel Phuket *** $30+
The Lokal Hotel is the former K-Hotel and everything looks great. I plan to stay there early next year, so the full review is coming next winter. It’s very close to the action with an excellent swimming pool but the rooms are quiet.
G. Acca Patong *** $20+
Pros: Acca Patong has a very good location. Five-minute walk to Bangla Road and a ten-minute walk to the beach. Big, clean rooms with led TV and good wi-fi. Clean bathrooms. Excellent room rates, good for a budget stay. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Cons: The facilities are basic and no swimming pool.
H. P.S Hotel ** $28+
PS Hotel is cheap with great Wi-Fi and very close to Bangla. However, the place is not for light sleepers. If you book a room on a higher floor the rooms are less noisy.
I. The Patong Center Hotel *** $22+
The Patong Center hotel has a great location on a small quiet soi. The rooms are good value for money and have comfortable beds.
J. Casa Jip Guesthouse ** $16+
Casa Jip is a budget guest friendly guest house with basic facilities and quiet rooms. It has a strategic location between Bangla and Otop beer bar area if you plan to visit both places. Moreover, Christin soapy massage is right across the road.
K. Sari Boutique Hotel *** $24+
Sari Boutique is a new budget hotel close to Bangla. It’s only a few minutes walk to get there.
L. Lamai Hotel ** $16+
Lamai Hotel is cheap and basic in a great location right across Christin Massage. However, the rooms are dated.
M. Boomerang Inn *** $18+
Boomerang Inn has a quiet location but is not far from the beach and Bangla Road. It has good-sized rooms with balconies and a small but nice swimming pool. The owners and staff are very nice.
N. Safari Beach Hotel *** $56+
Safari Beach Hotel is for partygoers as Bangla Road is right around the corner and the beach is across the street. Moreover, there is a very good swimming pool and the rooms are nice. However, some rooms are noisy and the hotel is not for early-to-bed people.
O. Orange Hotel ** $29+
Orange Hotel is cheap but the rooms are nice, clean and quiet. It’s within walking distance to the beach and bars.
P. Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong ***** $106+
Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong is probably the only 5-star guest friendly hotel in Patong, within walking distance to Bangla Road. It’s less than ten minutes walk to go there.
The hotel has huge and stylish rooms with comfy beds. There are also a big and clean swimming pool and a great gym.
Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong guest friendly policy: “Free of charge for visitors and they must present ID card to the front desk team upon arrival.”
Q. Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach *** $66+
Holiday Inn Express is located on the same Soi as Hotel Indigo but much closer to the beach. The hotel has good-sized rooms with walk-in showers and a nice swimming pool.
Holiday Inn Express Phuket guest friendly policy: “The visitor (unregistered) is able to join in your room without charge but our staff should keep an ID card before getting to the room.”
R. Tropica Bungalow Hotel *** $42+
Tropica Bungalow Beach Hotel has a great location right across from the beach and Bangla Road is around the corner. It’s a party location and some rooms can be noisy at night. The rooms are not small and the staff are great. There is also a nice swimming pool.
Guest friendly policy: “Dear Sir in case you book the room for 2 adults you can bring 1 guest for free, please.”
The Charm Resort Phuket **** $65+
The Charm is an excellent resort with a huge swimming pool but far from Bangla. It’s a 20-minute walk or have to use a taxi.
The Charm Resort Phuket guest friendly policy: “As a consequence of this, we respectfully request a proper registration of your overnight guest together with his or her valid I.D. card, which will be returned upon checking out & kindly note that the overnight guest will not be charged.”
Guest friendly hotels Phuket – Patong with joiner fee
Phuket has a lot of hotels that are not guest friendly. Below is the list of some hotels with joiner fees close to Bangla Road.
- R Mar Resort and Spa changed their guest friendly policy probably dozen times in the last few years. If you are lucky you can bring guests free of charge. If not, you have to pay a 500 baht joiner fee. It depends on the season, staff on duty, etc.
- Sleep With Me Hotel Design Hotel at Patong is another hotel with a complicated and constantly changing joiner policy. You may get lucky to have a free-of-charge guest promo or maybe not. According to their policy, they’ve always charged for joiners (500-1000 baht) except in covid times and sometimes in low season.
- The Bloc Hotel has a joiner fee: “It cost THB 500 per person per time.”
- Hotel Clover Patong had a 1000 baht joiner fee but they reduced it to 500 baht: “The extra person charge is THB 500 per day.”
- Deevana Patong Resort and Spa is not guest friendly: “We will charge THB 1,000 net per night but you are not able to change the lady during your stay. Best regards, Kotchaporn”
- Paripas Patong Resort has a joiner fee: “Yes, our joiner policy, we charge 500 baht per person per time.”
- Kudo Hotel is free for shot-time guests but they charge a lot for overnight visitors: “A charge for a non-registered fee of THB 1,500 per person will be applied in case of staying overnight. For security reasons, non-registered guests will be asked to leave their ID cards or identification papers at our reception desk.”
- The Royal Paradise Hotel & Spa is a nice recently renovated hotel, close to Bangla but they charge for visitors: “Please be informed that the hotel’s policy will charge overnight guests 1,000 THB/person/night, excluded breakfast and hotel facility use.”
Top guest friendly hotels Phuket – Karon Beach
Bamboo House Phuket Hotel *** $41+ (closed)
Excellent guest friendly hotel right in the middle of everything. Close to restaurants, bars and nightlife but set back from the road and a quiet place to relax. The beach is a 3-minute walk from the end of the street. The pool is small but nice. The rooms are big with bamboo decorations, comfy beds, safe and clean bathrooms with hot showers. Free and fast wi-fi, even a built-in apple computer that you can easily link to the TV to surf the web. Friendly reception staff.
Karon Sunshine Guesthouse & Bar ** $16+
The Karon Sunshine Guesthouse is a pleasant family-run establishment and the best budget option. The location is excellent, on a side street off the main road and very central. The hotel is close to bars, restaurants, shops and the beach is about five minutes away. The rooms are basic but large and clean with king-size beds, flat screen TV, aircon and fast and free wi-fi. Two complimentary bottles of water daily. Free shower gel and shampoo. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful.