ThailandPhuket $$$$$ Close To Beach Wheelchair Friendly

Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort: Review

A family-oriented resort with several room types including bunk beds, toys and free activities for kids. Board games, PlayStations, and DVD players can even be brought to certain room types on request. The fun continues outside with 2 waterslides, an action-packed kids club and an in-house ice cream parlor/milkshake bar. Parents can relax by the pool and take advantage of 2-for-1 cocktails at happy hour while the kids' club runs activities like treasure hunts and dress-up parties.

Within walking distance are several classy restaurants, boutique clothing stores, and the serene Surin Beach. Unlike some beaches on Phuket, Surin is not overrun with tourists, jet skis and street vendors. Instead, enjoy the simplicity of snorkelling, sunbaking, or kayaking as you truly unwind on a well-deserved relaxing vacation.

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4 star Hotel


$$$$$Rates start at $120-$199 per night


Close To Beach
  • 254 Rooms
  • Chain: Novotel
  • Rewards: ALL – Accor Live Limitless
  • Airport transfer available (charged)
  • Free on-site parking
  • Breakfast included (based on room package)
  • All ages welcome
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Opened 2016
  • Last renovated 2018
  • Check-in 2:00PM
  • Check-out 12:00AM


Main entranceMain entrance
Children's area in restaurantChildren's area in restaurant
Entrance & Lobby
Pool with waterslidesPool with waterslides
Lagoon poolLagoon pool
Hotel pools

Internet & Tech

  • Wifi access: Free (all guests)
  • Wifi strength: Strong
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Power outlets: Convenient (local input)
  • Printer: Free (Lobby)
  • In-room safe: 13 inch laptop friendly
  • HDMI input in TV
  • In-room music player: Wired only


  • Very good bed comfort
  • Air conditioning
  • Good soundproofing
  • Very dark window coverings
  • Satellite Smart TV
  • Medium size in-room safe
  • Paid minibar
  • Mini fridge
  • Kettle
  • Complimentary coffee & tea
  • Pod coffee machine
  • Rain shower head
  • Alarm Clock
  • Interconnected rooms

Room types:

Superior King/Twin 32 sqm
1 king or 2 single

Entry level room with small balcony and work desk.

Family Fun Pool View Room 32 sqm
1 king + 2 bunk beds

Family friendly room with teddies and activity books for kids and a balcony with views over the pool and gardens.

Family Fun Poolside Junior Suite 32 sqm
1 king bed + 2 bunk beds

Ground floor rooms with a private poolside terrace and deck chairs. Complimentary teddies and pizza decorating class for kids.

King Suite 56 sqm
1 king bed + 2 sofa beds

1-bedroom suite with separate living area and small balcony.

Family Fun Pool View Suite 56 sqm
1 king + 2 bunk beds

1-bedroom suite with separate living area containing bunk beds and a large balcony overlooking the pool. Complimentary family bike ride and pizza decorating class for kids.

Paradise King Suite Poolside 56 sqm
1 king + 1 sofa bed

1-bedroom suite with separate living area located on the ground floor. Private poolside terrace with deck chairs.

Robinson 2 Bedroom family suite 88 sqm
1 king + 2 single + 1 sofa bed

Master bedroom with king bed, second bedroom with twin beds, and separate living area. Each room has its own TV.

Lounge areaLounge area
Poolside accessPoolside access
Paradise king suite poolside


  • Outdoor pools: 3
  • Poolside Bar
  • Swim-up Pool Bar
  • Waterslide
  • Spa services
  • Kids club
  • Kids playground
  • Kids playroom
  • Free daily activities
  • Bar
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Tour & activity desk
  • Manicured gardens
Spa tableSpa table
Scented oil optionsScented oil options
Popsicle hotlinePopsicle hotline
Spa & Popsicle hotline

Food & Drink

  • Very good food quality
  • Very good food service
  • Room service available
  • Gluten friendly
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Wheat-free options
  • Soy milk available
  • Restaurants nearby: Several


$$$$$Asia Alive
Thai, International

Buffet breakfast restaurant also serving international buffet for lunch and dinner. Location of the 3-course set “fire and ice” menu where all dishes and drinks are either served in flames or frosty dry ice.

6:30am-11pm, 7 days
$$$$$Champions Bar & Grill

A classic American-style sports bar serving pub grub like burgers, steak, and chicken wings with live games screening on the TVs. Extensive cocktail menu and daily happy hour.

10am-11pm, 7 days
$$$$$Tai Sushi Bar

Handmade sushi, sashimi, and maki served at an open bar.

12pm-10pm, 7 days
$$$$$Joe Kool’s Grill
Thai, International

Poolside restaurant serving local classics like spring rolls, salads, and curries as well as international favourites like nachos and pizza. Food and drinks can be served at poolside deck chairs. 2-for-1 Happy Hour daily from 5pm -7pm (drinks only).

10am-7pm, 7 days
$$$$$Ocean’s Restaurant
Thai, Asian

Thai-Asian fusion restaurant serving dishes made from fresh ingredients from local markets.

12pm-11pm, 7 days
$$$$$Wow Cow
Ice cream

Ice cream parlour and milkshake bar with over 30 ice cream flavours and a few liqueurs for the adults.

12pm-11pm, 7 days
Buffet breakfast at Asia Alive - continental itemsBuffet breakfast at Asia Alive - continental items
Buffet breakfast at Asia AliveBuffet breakfast at Asia Alive
Pineapple fried rice at Tai Sushi BarPineapple fried rice at Tai Sushi Bar
Nachos at Joe Kool's GrillNachos at Joe Kool's Grill
Joe Kool's GrillJoe Kool's Grill
Cocktails at Champions Bar & GrillCocktails at Champions Bar & Grill
Tai Sushi Bar dining areaTai Sushi Bar dining area
Food & drink around the hotel
Caipirinha rum cocktailCaipirinha rum cocktail
El diablo nachosEl diablo nachos
Sashimi in the mistSashimi in the mist
Molotov sushiMolotov sushi
El nino tequila cocktailEl nino tequila cocktail
Chocolate fondueChocolate fondue
Milky way cocktailMilky way cocktail
Fire & ice dinner at Asia Alive

What's Nearby

Surin Beach


Escape the throngs of party-goers at Patong beach and enjoy the serenity of Surin, one of Phuket’s most beautiful beaches. You won’t find any motorboats, jet skis, or extreme watersports here. Instead, there’s the simplicity of swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, and enjoying the sun.

Map... Get walking directions... Full attraction details...

Soi Bangla (Bangla Road)


The centre of Phuket’s nightlife scene lined with restaurants, bars, and nightclubs. Closed to vehicular traffic after sunset when pumping music kicks off and neon lights blaze. Street vendors selling clothes, jewellery and imitation designer items can be pushy so don’t be afraid to say a firm ‘no’.

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Jungceylon Shopping Centre

Shopping Mall

Phuket’s largest shopping mall open from 11am each day. Many international fashion brands and local artisan stores selling jewellery, clothing, souvenirs and electronics. The mall features a cinema and plenty of cafes, fast food and restaurants in an open courtyard setting.

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Chalong Bay Rum Distillery


A fully functioning rum distillery with a cocktail bar and restaurant. Most popular for its rum tasting and distillery tour which runs every hour from 2pm – 6pm. The tour includes a free cocktail, rum tasting and a detailed explanation of the fascinating distillery process covering everything from sourcing sugar cane to adding flavouring and labelling bottles. Cocktail workshops also available.

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Big Buddha


A 45m-high Buddha statue with 360-degree views from its hilltop vantage point. The statue’s construction of concrete, jade and marble glistens in the sunlight and can be seen from most of the island, even as far away as Phuket Town and Karon Beach.

Map... Get driving directions... Full attraction details...

Phuket Old Town


The historical center of Phuket lined with brightly coloured buildings, budget accommodation, bars, restaurants and night market stalls. Narrow alleyways are best explored on foot, to admire vibrant wall murals, local shops and quirky cafes.

Map... Get directions... Full attraction details...

Waves crashing on the rocksWaves crashing on the rocks
Palm trees along Surin BeachPalm trees along Surin Beach
Surin Beach, facing northSurin Beach, facing north
Surin Beach, facing southSurin Beach, facing south
Surin Beach


Best Parts:
  • Family friendly rooms and activities.
  • Location. Walking distance to the serene Surin Beach.
  • Popsicle hotline. Dedicated phone by the second pool to call for a free popsicle.
Could Be Better:
  • Waterslides. Near swim-up pool bar and poolside restaurant detracts from relaxing atmosphere.
  • Casual restaurant atmosphere. With little variety.
  • Lagoon Pool. Not maintained as well as the main pool.
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Contact Details

Novotel Phuket Surin Beach Resort

106/27 Moo 3, Cherngtalay, Talang, Surin Beach, 83110 Phuket, Thailand



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