88/6, Moo 3, Kamala Beach Road, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Anytime we have visitors who want to go to Phuket we end up staying at the Palms. The two bedroom suites are perfect for hanging out at the beach by day and visiting with friends and family in the evening.
The suites have a fully stocked kitchen so you could cook if you wanted to, but we usually just get take-away from one of the authentic Thai restaurants on the main road through Kamala (my fave. is called "Duck Spicy") then eat at the dining table in the room. The free WiFi is a nice touch, too.
On my most recent stay we upgraded to the ground level rooms with direct pool access right from the balcony - the kids loved it!
Do note that, like most hotels in Phuket, they have an over-priced and mandatory gala dinner on Christmas and New Year.