Short and to the point, if you are going to old Phuket Town to shop, sight see, watch authentic Thai Muay kick boxing or go to the Old Phuket Day Market, all of which are well worth doing, I suggest you shop for a decent hotel on Agoda. com and not do what I did which was to book a room at the Pearl Hotel; its a dump. For $42 per night, I’m just not even going to get into the details, worst bed I’ve ever slept on, stains on walls, carpet that had to be 35 years old and it looked so shabby and no secure safe in the room. I changed and lost money after one night because no refund. Agoda has many options, many for less money and I can assure you that most are nicer. Just pick a newer hotel and you should be fine.