On On hotel Phuket's first hotel The On On hotel was the first hotel to open in Phuket and it's still there on it's original site on Phang Nga road in Phuket old town. The hotel had run in to disrepair but has been completely renovated and restored and is now branded as "The Memory at On On." The restoration is in keeping with the rest of Phuket Old Town which has undergone extensive gentrification with many of the old Sino-Portuguese buildings being renovated. Phuket Town is now the happening place to be for trendy young Thais. Phuket town is also becoming a popular mini break destination for tourists from Thailand's neighboring countries. The town, which has no beach, provides an alternative holiday experience, away from the usual resorts on the coast. "On On" comes from the Chinese word Un Un, which means ‘Happiness for all Visitors.’ A nice thing about Phuket Town is how pleasant it is to walk around. Attractions within walking distance of the On On hotel include the Thai Hua Museum, Baan Chinpracha and the Jui Tui Shrine. Plus Thalang road and soi Romanee. New restaurants, bars and cafes are popping up all the time and it seems like a new piece of street art gets painted on a wall every week. The history of the On On Hotel The On On hotel opened its doors for the first time in 1929. It was build under supervision of a architect from Penang. It was perfectly placed for merchants in Phuket during the island's tin mining boom, well before tourists arrived. As the tin mining trade diminished and tourism because the main industry in Phuket, more hotels opened, mostly on Phuket's west coast. Phuket town became the municipal centre of the island, and tourists had no reason to visit. Just a
On On hotel Phuket’s first hotel The On On hotel was the first hotel to open in Phuket and it’s still there on it’s original site on Phang Nga road in Phuket old town. The hotel had run in to disrepair but has been completely renovated and restored and is now branded as “The Memory at
Ao Chalong hotels Where to stay in Chalong bay If you are coming to Phuket primarily to dive then Chalong bay is the perfect place to stay as most Phuket local dive boats depart daily from Chalong pier. Ao Chalong lacks a nice beach so it's not the place for a beach vacation. But if you'll be on the dive boat all day and just need a nice dinner and a few beers at night then staying in Chalong is ideal. Orange Pier GH For accommodation there are plenty budget places and a few nicer hotels resorts. Here are a few that we recommend. These are all close enough to the pier that you can walk there. Pier 42, a stylish boutique hotel with a small poolVery convenient for everything. Next to the pier, almost opposite a 7 Eleven, close to dive shops, bars and restaurants.It has a nice little cafe for coffee in the morning.It has an attached spa for massage and general pampering.Orange Pier Guesthouse. Closest to the pier, the sea view rooms look out to the bay.This hotel can be a little noisy in the mornings as all the tourist buses arrive to drop off day trippers.7 Eleven below.Taxi rank belowChalong Sea Breeze. Clean, modern rooms down a side street but still close to everything. Chalong facilities Chalong bay is the Phukets dive shop hub so you can find all your diving needs here including equipment sales and servicing. There is a 7 Eleven under the Orange Pier guesthouse for all your essentials and a couple of ATM's. Motorbike taxi's can also be hired from this area. If you walk up Sunrise road to the roundabout (referred to at Chalong circle or Hayaek Chalong) an turn right you will find banks, more shops and a local market.
Ao Chalong hotels Where to stay in Chalong bay If you are coming to Phuket primarily to dive then Chalong bay is the perfect place to stay as most Phuket local dive boats depart daily from Chalong pier. Ao Chalong lacks a nice beach so it’s not the place for a beach vacation. But if you’ll