Phuket shophouses adapted to bed-and-breakfasts are beautiful but not full of tourists...yet

From The Juice Squeezer: "If you are looking for an alternative to the crowded thai beaches full of tourists, Phuket town is the right place where to go.  I was looking for a destination for a short weekend and a friend of mine suggested me to go to Phuket.  At the beginning I was a little bit skeptical, but then I received a sms with the name of a beautiful place to stay: Phuket346.  A small contemporary art gallery / café/ guest room with only 3 rooms, located in the heart of the old town of Phuket.  A single Sino Portuguese shophouse was transformed from a private house into a new concept of hospitality. In particular this street (soi) preserves the essence of old Phuket, the majority of the shophouses are been restored and transformed into bar, small café and guesthouse. The originally structure of the building has been preserved such as the original water pound, the mid building opening to the sky and the depth of up to 25 meters.  However the first night due to an unexpected event we stayed at Casa104.  Casa104 is another historical shophouse exquisitely renovated into a bistro, guesthouse."  Full post with image gallery here.