We have reviewed hotels in Phuket, Thailand with the best club or executive lounges, to help you decide on the best choice if travelling as a couple, a family or as a single business traveller. By reviewing each of these club lounges, in turn, I conclude which hotel club lounge comes in at the top and which hotel I would select as having the best club lounge in Phuket.
Phuket is a quick one-hour-ish flight southwest of Bangkok, if you only plan to overnight in Bangkok on your way to Phuket, we have reviewed the best hotel club lounges in Bangkok.
Phuket is Thailand’s largest island and offers dozens of beautiful hotels and resorts set on soft, white sand beaches. High season in Phuket runs from October through April. The best areas to stay in Phuket are Patong where you will find Marmite-style raucous nightlife which you will either love or hate. You can choose from the two beach areas on Phuket’s west coast, lively Karan and more family-friendly Kata. Kata Beach is a palm tree-lined white sand beach that’s fringed with great restaurants and lively nightlife. It’s split into two halves; closer to Karon is Kata Noi, while Kata Yai is the prettier section where you’ll find resorts and more luxurious places to eat and drink. Travel to Bangtao for a six-kilometre stretch of soft white sand and crystal clear water or try Kamala, a fishing village surrounded by steep jungle-packed hills and one of the most beautiful places in Phuket.
Luxury hotels in Phuket, Thailand include Amanpuri by Aman resorts, Anantara Layan Phuket Resort, Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, Banyan Tree Phuket, Layan Residences by Anantara, Rosewood Phuket and Trisara along with numerous Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott Bonvoy properties including Westin Siray Bay: (No lounge, but Platinum Marriott Bonvoy members received 2 complimentary drinks vouchers per night) Le Méridien (No lounge, but platinum Marriott Bonvoy members receive 2 complimentary drinks per room per night at the beach bar) and Hilton and IHG properties.
Of note, the JW Marriott on Phuket does not have a club lounge but Platinum Marriott Bonvoy members get a 20% discount in breakfast buffet if it is not included in the room rate but if you book via our luxury travel concierge you will automatically get extra free benefits here (no matter of your Bonvoy status) and at other hotels including free breakfast, room upgrades and more.
Wherever you decide to stay, Phuket, or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts and free perks at hotels including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, Marriott and more at no extra cost.
I have compiled a list below containing the club lounges available across luxury hotels in Phuket. I list the lounges in Phuket that I consider to be the best of the best. I will be reviewing each of these hotel club lounges in detail in turn, so that you know what you will get if you book a room with club lounge access, or get upgraded to a club lounge for free because of your loyalty status.
1. InterContinental Phuket Resort
The InterContinental Phuket has one of the best club lounges on the island of Phuket. It is brand new and the hotel is now accepting reservations.
InterContinental Phuket Resort features stunning vistas of the sparkling Andaman Sea and white sand of Kamala Beach. Each of the 221 exquisite rooms and villas is a meticulously curated and blends Thai tradition with contemporary design. Locally inspired culinary delights, holistic wellness journeys and bespoke excursions all combine to offer a unique Phuket experience.
InterContinental Phuket Resort is located on Kamala Beach, between Millionaire’s Mile and the Amanpuri headland, one of the island’s most popular destinations and perfect for travellers looking for a relaxing and luxurious getaway.
This well-enclosed bay and fishing village situated off the west coast of Thailand in the Andaman Sea, is surrounded by forested hills and is one of the most beautiful places in Phuket. Kamala Beach is known for its expansive white sands and crystal clear waters, providing travellers with the choice of both tranquillity and exclusivity with easy access to Phuket’s vibrant nightlife, with the popular Patong Town just a short drive away, as well as the Phuket International Airport.
The InterContinental Phuket Resort will be the sixth IHG property in the Greater Phuket area, and the 19th IHG property in Thailand. It comprises of a mix of villas and hotel rooms, with unobstructed views of the glittering Andaman Sea and surrounded by forests of pine trees.
Guests will have direct beach access, experience an exquisite gastronomic adventure with the resort’s F&B offerings, as well as enjoy breath-taking views from the swimming pool, an uncompromising spa, the Club InterContinental, the Fitness Centre and Kids’ Club. Designed as a complete leisure destination, the resort is also for honeymoons as well as families with kids, and has an exceptional ability to cater to weddings and meeting functions.
Club InterContinental offers a brilliant club lounge with its own private pool, personalized butler and concierge service, complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and sunset cocktails & canapés, located right on the beach.
he 24/7 Club InterContinental lounge is very chic and you can enjoy the complimentary food and drink along with a selection of daily local and international newspapers and lifestyle publications.
Club guests can indulge in a range of complimentary food and beverage options: gourmet breakfast in the lounge, light refreshments, such as coffees, teas, soft drinks, mineral water, juices and snacks, then afternoon tea and evening cocktails and canapés in the lounge with lots and lots of delicious canapés. The evening buffet is lots of small dishes.
Book ANY InterContinental via our luxury travel concierge to get the following FREE benefits* as well as your usual IHG loyalty points and status benefits:
Guaranteed late check out (until 4pm)
Complimentary breakfast for two at the hotel restaurant daily
Value-added amenity, specific to hotel ($100 value per stay)
Upgrade to next available room category ( subject to availability on arrival)
Free wi-fi on unlimited devices
Turn down service as appropriate by brand
Handwritten, personalized welcome card
Bottled water, fresh fruit and snacks in room upon arrival.
2. Hyatt Regency Phuket Resort
Hyatt Regency Phuket (pictured above) offers beautiful views overlooking Kamala Cove at the southern end of Kamala Beach and is situated on a steep jungle-covered hillside, which is a good and a bad thing. It is hard work walking up the hill but this climb is also good exercise! If you wait for the golf buggy to ferry you about the resort, the wait can be lengthy. The Hyatt Regency Phuket is around half an hour’s drive ($25 in a taxi) ride from Phuket International Airport (HKT).
It is also worth noting that the Hyatt Regency Phuket is not directly situated on a beach. Whilst you have wonderful pools at this Hyatt, you need to take the minibus to the beach so it is no convenient if you have kids and want to paddle. By contrast, the Grand Hyatt Bali, which features in our best club lounges in Bali, is a similar price in both cash and in World of Hyatt points and is right on the beach.
The 201 rooms at Hyatt Regency Phuket are nicely furnished with different layouts. Each one has a balcony or a terrace which is extremely private and most have unobstructed views of the glittering Andaman Sea and its spectacular tropical sunsets. There are also 40 rooms with outdoor private plunge pools or Jacuzzis and all rooms have marble bathrooms featuring a dual basin and a separate toilet.
One of the best things about this property is the amazing Regency Club lounge which is considered by many to be the best Regency Club in the world and well worth paying to upgrade in either points or miles. If you are a Globalist you get this lounge access for free.
It is a large club lounge and has a beautiful private and exclusive infinity pool for club guests overlooking the bay. You can laze with a complimentary cocktail and take in the view as the sunsets over this private club pool!
Within this club lounge, you get complimentary breakfast with both hot and cold items and made-to-order eggs and omelettes. Evening hors d’ oeuvres changes every day and there is enough food to piece together a full meal. There is a chef station outside serving hot food which is generally rice and rotating dishes such as Thai chicken curry or various meat. There is a small selection of western desserts. With the evening hors d’ oeuvres, the spirits, wine and beer are also free.
It is worth mentioning that the buffet breakfast at the Pool House is excellent and better than the breakfast in the club lounge, with a good selection of international hot and cold items and juices. If you are a Globalist, this breakfast is complimentary and is a better choice than the club lounge breakfast, otherwise, it costs around $20pp if it is not included in your rate.
The Hyatt Regency has the largest pool in all of Phuket, surrounded by loungers or comfy cabanas overlooking the sea. There is also a spa and an unimpressive fitness centre along with free fast wi-fi and a Camp Hyatt Kids Club for children 4-12. A shuttle will take you to the nearby beaches of Kamala and Patong for a small fee, the latter can be very lively. It is worth booking an excursion to James Bond Island if you are a fan.
As mentioned above, the one thing that this hotel is missing is a beach. Kamala beach is a reasonable non-private beach within walking distance from the hotel but as there is no sidewalk along the road and motorbikes fly along the road at great speed so it is not an easy walk. Alternatively, the hotel has a shuttle to take you there a few times per day.
The Hyatt Regency Phuket is a Category 3 World of Hyatt Property, requiring just 12,000 points per night. Hyatt is a 1:1 transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards card. This card earns an amazing sign-up bonus. Currently you get 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months after account opening, so you would get 4 nights at the Hyatt Regency Phuket for free, by signing up for this Chase Ultimate Rewards card.
Book the rest of your stay at the Hyatt Regency Phuket (around $200-$300/nt) with our luxury travel concierge and you will get the following FREE benefits* as well as your usual World Of Hyatt points and status benefits:
Daily full breakfast for 2 per room
100 USD property credit per stay
Early check-in and later check out priority
Room upgrade priority.
3. Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort
Book a Club rooms, One-Bedroom Suite oe a Two-Bedroom Villa at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort and you get access to the Voyager 47 Club Lounge.
The Voyager 47 Club golden-thatched bungalow sits as a separate building on the edge of the lagoon and is open daily from 7 am to 10 pm. It can be only accessed only by guests of the Club Rooms, One-Bedroom Suites and Two-Bedroom Villas.
The stylish and contemporary lounge offers outdoor alfresco tables and chairs as well as indoor, air-conditioned seating. Relax on sofas indoors or lounge alfresco on the terrace which is the perfect vantage point to enjoy the breathtaking, panoramic view of the tropical lagoon.
Breakfast is an array of fruit, cereal, pastries, and hot Asian specialities, along with an à la carte breakfast menu of European favourites like eggs to order and omelettes. Cool soft drinks fill the chiller and there is plenty of tea and coffee.
In the afternoon you can enjoy tea, coffee, soft drinks cakes, pastries and sandwiches. In the evening you can indulge in excellent cocktails, beer, wine and Asian or European canapes by the Executive Chef.
Free benefits at Voyager 47 Club Lounge include:
Personalized guest reception and check-in
A la carte Club breakfast from 7 am to 10:30 am
All-day non-alcoholic beverages, tea and coffee
Light snacks from 2:30 pm to 5 pm
Daily evening cocktails with Chef Roberto’s personally crafted tasting plates from 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Wireless internet throughout the resort
4. Novotel Phuket Vintage Park
Novotel Phuket Vintage Park is just a 3-minute walk to the bustling Patong Beach. Novotel Phuket Vintage Park Resort offers stylish air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and a private balcony overlooking the spacious pool. Guests can indulge in soothing massage treatments or stay active at the small gym.
The Novotel Phuket Vintage Park is definitely one of the best hotels in Patong (Phuket) with a very large open lobby, a lovely pool with pool bar and free towels that is very pretty and brightly lit at night. It is a very family friendly hotel and in the holidays the hotel was mainly occupied by young families. Rooms are large and breakfast is excellent with a huge cold buffer plus egg and bacon options as well as Thai curries first thing!
A huge advantage of the hotel is that it is very quiet at night even though it is right in the centre of things and less than 10 minutes walk from Bangla Road and only 5 minutes walk to the beach. The other advantage is the “Le Club” club lounge which is open daily from 8:30 – 22:30 and gives you the following benefits:
Private check in and check out
Welcome drink upon arrival
Early check-in and/or Late check out until 17h00 (upon availability and your elites status)
Air conditioned waiting area
Free Wi-fi and Internet Corner
Daily Snack Buffet from 18h00-19h00
One time complimentary drink (per person, per stay)
Happy Hours from 17h00-19h00 in our Le Club Lounge
Complimentary one time 15 minutes Massage (per person per stay at In Balance Spa, continued massage at special price)
Personalized assistance from our Guest Relation Team
5. Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket
Centara Grand Beach Resort Phuket is part of a Thai owned and operated brand and takes its design influences from the Sino-Portugese shops and houses which are main features of Phuket Old Town.
This 262 resort is situated at the quieter end of Karon Beach in Phuket, the hotel is ideal for relaxing but also exploring the nearby resort town.
Check-in is in the beautiful lobby area, with a cooling drink. Electric buggies are used to navigate the resort and to move luggage around the grounds.
Luxurious villas are the top rooms in the resort and are hidden in the private east side of the hotel with their own private entrance and grounds and you have their own pool. If you are not staying in a villa you will be in one of the rooms, all of which feature a balcony or terrace. Rooms can sleep two adults and most take two adults and two children or you can book a larger family room or a Jacuzzi suite.
The restaurant has a great selection at breakfast as long as you don’t mind a queue, European food in addition to Thai and Chinese Asian dishes. The hotel also has a spa, gym and a beachside restaurant called The Cove, with international and Asian food.
If you book into the villa you have access to the hotel’s club lounge, where you can enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea and free evening cocktails.
7. Swissotel Phuket Patong
Swissotel Phuket Patong is steps from Patong Beach and is situated at nice prominent location in Patong, with modern rooms with 32-inch flat-screen TVs. It houses Phuket’s only Hard Rock Café, a spa and a rooftop pool with stunning sunset views.
On the 7th floor sits Swissotel Phuket Patong’s executive club “Swiss Lounge” which includes a round of signature cocktails, all day canapés and a pool table. The lounge itself is urban in style with not much of a view and no pool.
*benefits offered were correct as of 2019 but may be amended at the hotel’s discretion.
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