282 Pharabamee Road, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
I spent the weekend at the Novotel Phuket and enjoyed it. It's in Patong, but at the quieter end so the resort still feels private and peaceful. My room was very nice with a soft bed and balcony from where I could see the beach. The selection of English channels was disappointing, but free WiFi kind of makes up for it.
The pool pool area is great with three levels of pools that all flow into each other. Maybe it's because it's low season still, but it wasn't very crowded.
There's a free shuttle bus that takes you to Jungceylon Mall in downtown Patong for cheap shopping, massages, beer and all that, but the last one is at 4pm. It would be nice if it ran later, but a tuk-tuk will take you back for 150 B.