04-01-2014 04:58:59, Seattle, WA
|“Luxurious stay in Patong”
If you want to stay in the heart of Patong, you won't find a nicer place than BYD. Excellent service, high tech, modern, clean place with plenty of room for comfort. Also very nice that they pick you up from the airport which is about 45 min away from the hotel.
We are currently staying at BYD on the 5th floor and it's set on a nice quiet street convenient to taxi and laundry services.
Car services through BYD are a bit expensive, try using the taxi service right next door to the BYD building that is across the street from the main building with the restaurant.
Beach is within walking distance, but keep in mind Patong Beach is crowded. If you are visiting Phuket for nightlife and convenient access to activities and the city, this is the only place I would stay. If you are looking for quiet beach time, I would look into something like Le Meridien which has it's own private beach but is away from the city area.
All in all, if being close to the action is what you want, and you're looking for high end, BYD is the place to stay!
04-01-2014 04:56:30, Singapore
The decision to head to Phuket for a holiday for last minute so finding a hotel was quite a challenge. We were lucky to chance upon BYD Lofts and they had 1 last 2 bedroom apartment left. We read the excellent reviews that were given by all and we were sold! We had a bad experience with the van driver whom we booked from the airport and this did not help as we were already delayed in Singapore due to a technical glitch. So arriving some 3 hours later than originally scheduled was dampening all 3 kids mood including me. When we arrived, we were a bit skeptical - basically because surrounding areas were still under construction. But after being shown to our room everything bad was completely forgotten. We ooohed & ahhhed at the space and the decor. We loved the hospitality and the helpfulness of the staff, especially Nate - she was great and such a great help! My only gripe was that the master bathroom had no doors and that there was a lack of rails to hang wet clothes or swimming costumes in the bathroom and on the balcony. But that aside, we loved the place, the convenience - it was near this fantastic seafood restaurant called Friendly Seafood located just along the main road. The food was good and cheap. With wine connection just downstairs and the vouchers that BYD Lofts gave, we enjoyed many a bottle of wines and cheese & meat platters. I've have been recommending BYD to friends and will not hesitate to stay here again. My teenage kids all didn't want to leave and wanted to just stay on. Maybe the only thing that could be improved would be the breakfast spread. After 4 days, we got a bit tired of the food but that was a small thing that we can overlook. The kitchen aircon vent decided to leak on the last day of our stay and the engineers could not do anything about it. So we had to have the aircon off in the kitchen & living - thankfully it was cool enough.
On the whole, great job on keeping such a fantastic establishment in Phuket. I hope you continue to maintain this level of standard in the years to come! Thank you again for the hospitality extended to us!
|“An Oasis in The Middle of Chaos”
I've visited Phuket many times, and have always avoided Patong because it seems quite noisy and congested with people. After reading the reviews of BYD Lofts, I decided to give the area a chance, and I couldn't have been happier with my decision. The hotel is set right off the main street, so I had all the convenience with none of the chaos. The beach is about a 5 minute walk, the breakfast is amazing, the staff is accommodating and friendly, the rooms are modern and clean, and the hotel has an in-house wine shop! What more could anyone ask for!? Hats off to the proprietors of this fine establishment.
31-12-2013 02:53:18, Dunbarton
|“It was fantastic..”
I stayed at BYD Lofts for 15 nights and highly recommend staying here. Clean, modern apartments with good facilities and friendly helpful staff.
Situated in a quiet location, one block off the main road. Close to the beach.
Laundry, 24hour convenience store and pharmacy close by.
I had no problems at all during my stay. I expected it to be good after reading reviews before I chose to stay here, and all expectations were met. The staff appear intent on ensuring your stay is hassle free and that their hotel, restaurant and facilities are maintained to a very high standard. I like the way Harry keeps things running smoothly.
I stayed in S202 in the building opposite the reception. The room was excellent. Bright, clean contemporary apartment with quality fittings throughout. Very comfy bed. The room was well cleaned daily, with towels, fresh fruit and bottled water provided.
I extended my holiday by a few days and was upgraded to a larger suite on floor three of the main building. This room was spectacular and although the furniture and fittings appeared slightly more worn than my previous room the set-up was really superb.
The food in the BYD restaurant was the best I had during my time in Patong. I had my lunch and dinner here on a few occasions and was very impressed with everything I chose. In the evening the restaurant had a very relaxed friendly atmosphere. On a couple of occasions they had live music and that was very good too.
I had dinner in my room with friends on one occasion and again the food was great and the service superb. A friend who had dinner with me also commented on the food.
My room rate included breakfast which was fine, a good buffet selection and made-to-order omelettes, bacon etc. And fresh fruit juice, coffee or tea.
The restaurant staff were always very nice, they genuinely appeared to be interested in how your holiday was going and were always friendly and polite. Thanks especially to James, Jessica, Janet and Nicole.
Overall I am delighted I decided to stay at BYD Lofts. I loved it here. Everyone from reception staff to the room maids were very friendly and helpful.
I intent to travel to Phuket again. I'm not desperate to be based in Patong, but most likely will go there so I can stay in BDY Lofts.
28-12-2013 01:43:25, Orlando, Florida
|“Excellent Upscale Hotel in Patong, Phuket”
This was my first visit to Phuket and choose this hotel based on all the positive reviews it had received. I stayed at BYD Lofts for 8 wonderful nights in early November. The minute I arrived at the hotel I was treated like royalty by their courteous staff. Upon arrival I was offered a complementary cocktail which great after travelling for 25 hours. The staff knew me by name immediately and did for the duration of my trip. All the staff members were amazingly attentive and always smiling. Due to work, I spend more time in Hotels than I spend at home, and BYD Lofts felt like a home away from home. The rooms were modern and large, and very well maintained. The balconies are nice for morning tea, and a great place to relax in the evenings. Breakfast was excellent every day. The staff greeted me every morning by name and were always quite enthusiastic and always smiling. The restaurant managed to always remembered what I would order on a daily basis, and service was always prompt. I am looking forward to my next trip and have already recommended this hotel to my colleagues and friends. A credit to management and staff.
The hotel itself is located in a small quiet alley. The location is ideal due to its closeness to the beach, 5 min walk. Bangla and Jungceylon 12 min.