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How to find out which Phuket hotels are legal

The crackdown on illegal hotels in Phuket began last year, and the amnesty ended on Jan 31, but how does anyone know which hotels in Phuket are legally registered? Read on to find out...

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Sunday 12 March 2017, 09:00AM


QUESTION

I have read a lot about the crackdown on illegal hotels in Phuket and I’ll be coming back to Phuket soon on another holiday. Last month I read the Governor’s comments that the “illegal hotels” will not be getting any support from the government, but I have not heard anything about this since.

Hence my question is how can I find out which places for rent are legally registered as hotels?

Any help would be much appreciated, as I just want to do the right thing.

– TC, British Columbia

 

ANSWER

Anyone who wants to find out which hotels in Phuket are legally registered can call our office directly at 076-224822. Our office is open 8:40am to 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

A printed list is available, but applications to be issued a copy of the list must be made in writing and submitted in person at our office. The list is not available online and is in Thai language only.

In fact, The Phuket News are the first people to ask for this list*. We may have this in English later, but right now our system is all in Thai and we do not have the translators needed to reproduce the list in English.

Right now (as of Tuesday, March 7, 2017), there are only 430 hotels in Phuket that have legally registered. These legal hotels together offer a total of 46,681 accommodation rooms on the island.

A total of 226 of these registered hotels are in Muang District, which encompasses Phuket Town, Kata, Karon, Wichit, Chalong, Rawai and Nai Harn.

A further 164 of these hotels are in Kathu District, which includes Patong.

The remaining 40 legally registered hotels are in Thalang District, which covers the northern half of the island.

I hope that in the future all hotels that have been operating illegally in breach of the Hotel Act become registered. If they do our office can lend them much support.

Also if all hotels in Phuket are legal, it would make Phuket look much better in terms of tourism.

– Thawornwat Khongkaew, Chief Administrative Officer (Palad), Phuket Provincial Office.

 

* See the images in the photo gallery for the full list in Thai.

 

 

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Kurt | 29 April 2017 - 13:12:06

Are all the hotels/accommodations on Phuket legal now?
I travel(ed) a lot.
I never did check out anywhere in the world or hotels/guesthouses are legal or not.
I expect them to be legal. To make that sure is a government job.
As a guest I don't need to check out or accommodation is legal. 
That is 'work', and I am not allowed to do government works in Thailand.

No where in other...

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Eagle | 14 March 2017 - 17:24:18

Goofy,i know you will never give up on this one,so i will explain it one last time for you.Mal..wrote:It is just like the Thai Immigration website.So,at this point there is no mention of Phuket Immigration website,only Thai Immigration .Because i could not believe that it is only in thai,i checked the website:Thaiimigration.net.This website was in thai and english.So,I wrote to Mal..that this site...

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malczx7r | 14 March 2017 - 17:02:18

I suppose the bit i missed out was also, we know there are illegal hotels here because we read the PN or PG, who would check to see what hotel was illegal and which is legal before booking when you are coming here.
The blindingly obvious thing is, if the officials know which hotels are legal, then any hotel not on the list is illegal? Why not shut those down, they have all the information , or am...

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Rorii | 14 March 2017 - 15:07:00

Eagle, one of us is indeed stupid, with a capital "S", read the first part of malczx7r's comment, then use that to understand the second part, you idiots who take part of a comment, out of context, then comment are indeed stupid. You must be one of those fools who read the end of a novel, without understand the full contents.

He in fact likened the Phuket Immigration site to the &...

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Eagle | 14 March 2017 - 14:35:11

Rorii,are you that stupid or are you only pretending it.malczx7r wrote in his first comment:It is just like the thai immigration website,in thai only!So i responded to it,and the apology in my next comment was only because he was talking about the Phuket Immigration website.Seems like malczx7r did understand it,as you can see in his 2, comment.So,who is the Goofy now?

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Kurt | 14 March 2017 - 13:59:56

Is it not funny that a Immigration website ( Immigration dept is for servicing foreigners, it get paid well for it by foreigners)is just in thai language only?
Many of us speak thai, but master the written thai official matters is different cake. Right?
Even many thai have problems with reading their own language as I experienced.
Show a thai friend a official thai government document, ask him/...

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Rorii | 13 March 2017 - 18:59:29

Goofy, you certainly didn't make it clear, in fact you even apologized, malczx7r's original post was querying why the list wasn't in English.

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Eagle | 13 March 2017 - 17:53:32

Goofy,i was referring to the immigration office website and not to the article!

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Rorii | 13 March 2017 - 17:12:55

Eagle, are you saying the article is incorrect "A printed list is available, but applications to be issued a copy of the list must be made in writing and submitted in person at our office. The list is not available online and is in Thai language only."

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Eagle | 13 March 2017 - 15:07:38

malczx7r,sorry didnt know you was looking for the phuket immigration site,but it is not different from other sites like:www.thaiimigration.net or www.immigration.go.th.And you are right the phuket immigration site is currently only in thai.

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