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04-01-2014 04:58:59, Seattle, WA
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“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!
31-12-2013 02:53:18, Dunbarton
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“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
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“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.
25-12-2013 23:27:39,
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“Boutique luxury in the heart of Patong”

From the outset, BYD offered plenty of enticements. A better rate for booking early and a minimum of 5 nights. (We were lucky enough to receive the better rate for the whole of our stay, despite butting up against the more expensive Christmas period. A few quick emails between the hotel and I saw it get sorted.) Free Wi-Fi and free transfer from the airport in a Mercedes-Benz CLS (which wasn't actually there, turns out the driver was late, more on that later).

The hotel was pretty darn good; definitely a serviced apartment vibe compared to a full service hotel, but the rooms are much bigger, well appointed and reasonably maintained. You could still order food and drink to the pool like a resort and the restaurant and bar were top notch.

Whilst initially not believing me that their driver wasn't at the airport (language difficulty) to pick me up, they asked me to wait until the hotel manager had a chance to debrief the driver. But a few days later they made good and offered the CLS to take us back to the airport free of charge.

100m from the beach, 300m from party central on Bangla Rd, I wouldn't hesitate recommending this hotel to anyone wishing to stay in Patong. The BVLGARI amenities pack was a nice touch too.
Sascha K
23-12-2013 23:07:50,
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“Excellent hotel, great staff and facilities!”

We had a wonderful week at BYD. In the middle of it all with all the amenities of a boutique hotel... Will be back soon, recommend the stylish bar for happy hours, too, amazing cocktails and easy crowd to mingle
20-12-2013 06:11:05, Gypsum, Colorado
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“A calm sanctuary in a central location!”

BYD offers all of the excitement of the popular Patong area, with its many shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, and great beaches, without all of the noise of the busy main roads. Located just a block and a half from the beach on a quiet side street, BYD has spacious, contemporary design apartments, with fully equipped kitchens, wonderful marble bathrooms with rainforest showers, bedrooms, living rooms and balconies. Housekeeping at a very high standard keeps the rooms clean and well stocked. Friendly staff at the front desk ensure that any issues are promptly resolved. The breakfasts, included in our rental rate, featured a delicious assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables, in a relaxed and spacious setting - we often lingered with our tea for several hours in the morning, while we read, wrote or chatted - a great start to an enjoyable day! We stayed at BYD for six nights, and we found that it felt like a calm sanctuary at the end of our busy days of sightseeing and beach-going. We'd be happy to stay at BYD again!
17-12-2013 04:49:26,
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“Very well located hotel, best services, clean and very nice rooms.”

If I have the chance to visit again Phucket, that would be the preferred hotel for our holiday. Everything was perfect, room, food and services. Every day cleaning, the staff helps you all the time you have questions or enquiries.
12-12-2013 02:02:59,
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“It was a great stay 10 out of 10”

Love the hotel great location staff was one of the best miss them looking forward to my next stay there food excellent cocktails awesome great value for money please try thanks to everybody there for making us so welcome will be back Steve and Dora
Lim G
12-12-2013 02:01:15,
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“Wonderful stay”

My family and I had an enjoyable and wonderful stay at BYD Loft during first week of December 2013. We were welcomed by the friendly and helpful staff. Very spacious and comfortable hotel room.Very impressed that the staff of the hotel had prepared an memorble birthday surprise for my son on his birthday with beautiful balloons and delicious cake.. Thanks for making our stay a wonderful and memorable one.
19-11-2013 02:45:39,
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“I'm coming back..”

I am convinced that this is where I will stay every time I go to Phuket. While the service was great and the room clean and well equipped, what makes Byd Lofts perfect is the location. It is minutes away from Patong beach, close enough for you to feel the pulse of Patong, but manages to keep you away from the hectic, crowded, noisy Patong as you sip your morning coffee at the breakfast table. It is absolutely the ideal place to stay in Patong.
04-11-2013 09:34:28, Roving
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“Excellent Choice in Patong Beach”

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a trip to Phuket. Location is great - close enough to centre of Patong to get there easily and far enough away to not be too noisy / rowdy. Local area has plenty facilities / restaurants etc. nearby.
Apartments are generally excellent. Clean, spacious, good facilities.
Staff are very friendly and helpful - they have a good service mentality, which makes for a good experience.
Minor quibble about the quality and stability of the Wi-fi, but it didn't detract from overall experience and my whole family really enjoyed the stay here.
08-10-2013 04:52:48,
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“What can I say? The best stay!”

The staff was friendly, room was big, bright, clean and comfy. The location near the beach was a big plus. Lots of nice restaurants were nearby within walking distance. When we were visiting, the weather was great, definitely a sweet trip away from the snow in my home town. Great times spent there. Will visit again next time. Recommend!
02-10-2013 23:10:33, Darwin
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“Keeps Getting Better #3”

We once again had the pleasure of staying at BYD Lofts, this time for 8 weeks and there is really not much more we can say that has not already been said in our previous reviews. The staff are professional, the apartments modern, it is a home away from home for us. Nothing was too much trouble. If you need something for your room or yourselves, just ask and the staff are onto it.
A credit to the management and all staff.
Looking forward to our next visit.
Charlie X
05-09-2013 06:12:54, NSW
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Just spent 4 nights at the BYD Lofts this hotel is 5 Star all the way,a big Thankyou to all the staff for the service and prompt attention to detail.Location perfect 5 mins away from all the noise short walk to beach and the breakfast and all food great.They will even make up cocktail if not on list.This is the first time to Phuket bye bye Bali as we thought Bali was WOW the new WOW is now BYD Lofts Phuket. Thankyou Charlie & Grace Xuereb Sydney
abdulaziz k
27-08-2013 22:58:53,
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“I like it”

Its very good hotel , I liked so much also my family like this hotel , clean rooms , white colour bedroom , modern tolit , friendly staff , very good for big families , I will booking this hotel again .
Andrew M
14-08-2013 05:32:23, Swansea
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“Top Class”

This place really is worth spending the money on. My Grand Deluxe room was just beautiful - extremely well-appointed and very comfortable. The room was serviced to a very high standard each day and all the staff I met were both helpful and friendly. You couldn't ask for a nicer group of people to deal with.
I booked directly with the hotel and so was picked up from the airport by their convertible Mercedes. That was a lovely way to start the holiday. Breakfast was part of the deal and that was delicious and plentiful. I had one evening meal in the hotel and that was really nice too. Well priced as well. The pool is small but I had it to myself on more than one occasion. It's beautifully peaceful up there.
I don't usually spend much time writing reviews but felt I had to spread the word about this place. The views from the rooms are not the best but that really is the only downside about BYD Lofts. There are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants around and busy nightlife hotspots are just a short walk away.
Book to stay here and you will not regret it. Thanks to all the staff who helped to make my stay very enjoyable indeed.
olivier m
29-07-2013 03:41:39,
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“one of the best location in Patong”

staff is great, apartment is great, really nothing bad to say except that this place was perfect for our vacations. not in the noisy center, 5 minutes from the beach, 15 minutes from this crazy good.local sea food market.
23-07-2013 01:55:53, Singapore
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“As everyone' excellent!”

Just came back from a 5 night stay at BYD Lofts (couple and a 15 month baby). The staff did everything they could to make our stay comfortable (special thanks to Kek from the frontdesk, Luck from housekeeping). And the ladies at the breakfast were lovely...taking care of our kiddo, entertaining him and making small chat with him.

The location is in a quieter and saner side of Patong. And if one craves the insanity, it is only a 12 min walk away! As for the rooms, they are exactly how you see them on the website - very modern and comfortable. Room service is super quick (never took more than 10 min) and delicious.

This is the only place in Phuket I am staying in the future!
23-07-2013 01:43:15,
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“Serenity amidst a sea of activity”

My wife, 2 boys and I recently stayed at BYD Lofts for 3 nights and had a fantastic time. The penthouse room was exactly as described and breakfast was always a treat. The staff were all friendly and nothing was ever too much trouble - from umbrellas to booking activities. We would definitely recommend staying at BYD Lofts.
Katie B
23-07-2013 01:41:59, Boise, Idaho
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“The best 3 night stay”

We stayed at BYD Lofts for three nights and had the best stay ever! This hotel really was an oasis in the busy Patong area. We were warmly greeted by the hotel staff and it honestly seemed like they were expecting our arrival at that time.
We booked the pool access apartment and were so impressed with the accomodations. We ate at the hotel every night as the food was exceptional. Honestly, I would not stay anywhere else in Phuket. I felt as though I were staying with friends that had my best interest at heart. Hands down, this is a winner and for a first time traveler I appreciated the cleanliness, professionalism, attention to detail and assistance finding our way around Phuket. Thank you so much to your phenomenal staff!
23-07-2013 00:22:16, Brighton
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“Finally a stay at BYD Lofts”

Finally and after years of reading the great reviews on tripadvisor, we have eventually stayed at BYD Lofts. Our stay from the 27th June to the 1st July 2013 was an excellent short stay. Having a penthouse room S501 across the road did at first put me off having to think of crossing the road to access the pool,restaurant and pool amenities was no big deal. It sits in a nice fairly quite street laundry service next door food shops,massage & hairdressing all a stones throw away. Easy access to everything even O-top markets wasn,t that long a walk for us.

To all the great BYD team who do there job so well thank you for a memorable stay. Even enjoyed the Mercedes Benz to take us down to the O-top markets for a cheap 200 baht one day. Our apartment spacious and furnished nicely made us felt like we where at home. Having never stayed at such a small complex like BYD Loft we did feel like the breakfast was limited to choice but could not complain about the spread anyway. The only thing my daughter missed was a gym. So we would have no hesitation in recommending this place to anyone.
19-06-2013 23:31:48,
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We had a lovely stay at Byd Loft. Staff are very friendly and made us feel very comfortable. Location is very good and Indian restaurant Tantra is walking distance. We were very impressed with service of all staff specially Lek and Ayup. Restaurant should introduce some vegetarian options like baked beans etc. Swimming pool is very clean - Sandip Bajaj, Kolkata, India
19-06-2013 23:31:05,
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“Great Place”

We enjoyed our four days in a nice grand deluxe apartment. The room was nice and clean and well appointed to even fit more then the two of us. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was great to stroll around outside in the evening times. Food however was not too much of our liking but perhaps its just us. Overall however we can certainly recommend the hotel to travelers trying to see something new in Patpong.
Ainil I
17-06-2013 03:47:33, Shah Alam
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“Worth the money”

We had a wonderful 5 nights stay at BYD Lofts. It has a modern interior design, spacious, friendly and helpful staffs. Most importantly, it is a perfect location in the area of patong beach where food, shops are easily accessible. For those who are looking for halal food, the Kusuma seafood restaurant is just 3-5 minutes away from this apartment. We will definitely stay here again smilie
17-06-2013 03:36:08,
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“Excellent cleanliness”

We stayed for 2 nights at 2 bedroom suite. We have our own private lift to our room. The suite is so white with nice furniture and kitchen equipment. Laundry service is just next door, very good service. Staff are so friendly. It's so nice to come back to a clean room after the hustle and bustle of Patong city. The apartment is surrounded by eating place. Bakery is just across the street. Jungceylon mall is 15 minutes walk.
11-06-2013 23:49:09,
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“Friendly staff, modern rooms, delicious food.”

I stayed at BYD Lofts with my fiancé for 9 nights and it was a fantastic experience.

The rooms were cleaned daily, the mini bar and restaurant services were affordable, the staff are helpful and friendly. Best of all was the location - away from the hustle and bustle of Patong but close enough to walk down to Bangala Road.

We only had one issue — there were cockroaches in the bathroom. However this seemed to be an issue more so with the whole of Patong than anything else.
11-06-2013 23:48:15, Wales
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“Great stay, high standard, well situated apartment.”

Stayed for one week middle of May with my wife. Booked directly with BYD lofts website after trying all the usual holiday sites. Alex answered all emails, hassle free and very courteous and professional at all times, kept us well informed and quick replies if we had any questions.
With the booking you get a free pick-up from the airport, so when we arrived the majority of people on our and other flights jostled for taxis just outside the arrivals hall, up pulled our Mercedes CLS. As we sat in the back our driver Win (hopefully spelt correctly) presented us with cold bottles of water and flannels for a refresh, a nice touch.
Journey from airport to Patong takes between 40 and 60 minutes depending on traffic. The apartment block is very modern in style e.g. glass floor in reception and stairs up to the first floor, a large waterfall/water feature at the front of the hotel, local Thai contemporary art decorated the walls. Rooms and corridors were bright and not the normal brown wooden decor as seen in many Thai hotels.
On arrival at the apartments we were presented with a cooling welcome drink, during our effortless check-in our bags were taken up to the room ahead of us. We were shown to our room on the second floor in the main building; the staff spent 5 minutes going over the room detail, electronic lights, TV, air con functionality etc.
The hotel has a lift, the corridors are very wide should you need wheelchair access etc. Walking distance is about 10 minutes to the beach and 15 minutes to the main nightlife (Bangela Road).
During our stay all the staff were professional, courteous and friendly at all times, it was a pleasure.
So in summary our stay and the apartment was an excellent standard and value for money and we were not disappointed, we would not hesitate to recommend to anyone and when we go back to Patong this is where we will stay.
Please keep in mind that May is a quieter time in Thailand so when reading our review the area is generally quieter and rates are lower than high season. BYD is pricey for Thailand and yes you can get cheaper and will not appeal to some people, however you get what you pay for and you will not be disappointed with BYD.
Only one very minor point about our apartment, there was no kettle and us Brits like our cup of tea. The coffee maker is just not up to the job, but really a minor point - LOL.
11-06-2013 23:14:36,
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“Loved every minute of my stay at BYD lofts”

Great experience with helpful happy staff, and a great location.
Was a pleasure from first arriving at the airport and being transferred with there Mercedes convertible to being shown my penthouse style room.

Rooms were above my expectations and very well fitted out with all the comforts

Costs are a little pricey but well worth it

Thank you BYD lofts I will be back
11-06-2013 23:13:27, Orange County
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“Relaxing Piece of Paradise”

BYD Lofts are beautiful...better than I expected in the photos from their website! We stayed for 3 weeks and was very comfortable with most everything. We did think about staying at another resort/apt on a smaller part of Phuket, but after checking out what was a available in Kata we decided to stay at BYD Lofts in Patong. Our room was perfect with a king size bed which was so cozy, and plenty of pillows! They are located off the busy streets of Patong so it was easy to relax and enjoy dinner or drinks in their restaurant/lounge. All the employees were amazing at customer service and had smiles on their faces all the time. I love that they had a car available to take you anywhere in Patong for 200 baht. Loves the personal touches in the room too, like fresh fruit, bath robes, internet, safe box, toiletries, blackout curtains, large towels and big tv. The pool is small and you lose sun by lunchtime and there is no gym. They compensate by having an agreement with the hotel across the street so you can use the gym for 100 baht each visit and use of the pool. However, I was told not to take BYD towels over their due to management at the other hotel complaining but when I asked for a pool towel at the hotel, they refused to give me one.....hmmm, very confused. Food was delicious at BYD, especially the Thai beef salad and sesame tuna. A couple suggestions for BYD: add skim or soy milk to breakfast bar, way too much vinegar used in water for poached eggs...over kill! I ordered a yummy chocolate mouse with whipped cream after dinner. I was so surprised the whipped cream came from a can and not homemade..Also some of their other dinner dishes have fish/crab that are canned and not fresh so if this is a pet peeve for you, I suggesting asking if it's fresh or canned. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay! BYD was very clean, inviting and worth checking out..
14-05-2013 01:49:34,
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“The best place to stay in Patong”

This is an excellent boutique hotel located at the quite area of Patong. However, everything is also very near by including the beach(5 minutes walk), restaurants, bars and shops. We were greeted with friendly smile by May, as she is such a sweet lady when we checked in. The room we had was at the ground floor but the room was so spacious, clean with modern design. In addition, the kitchen was really wonderful and the full size refrigerator was also really great to store the food and wines. There was just only a small issue when I opened the microwave, I found a plate of old burned food inside which was left by the previous customer. The breakfast was one of the best I have had in Patong hotel with plenty of selections. The wine shop is also really great with plenty of reasonable selection of wines. We'll definitely stay in BYD again when we come back to Patong.
09-05-2013 02:03:03, cambridgeshire
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“Very nice 1 of the best in phuket .”

Well what can I say . Me and my family stayed here for 12 nights in April . We have eaten in the restaurant many time in the past over the last 3 years it has all ways been very good food with good service . So this time we decided to stay in the Hotel we had a very large room . With a large bathroom and a huge balcony It was an ideal room for a family . We used the roof top pool most days very handy for our 8 year old son . With a very good view of patong from the pool area . Patong beech is only a 5 min walk from the hotel . The hotel is only a 10 min walk from the one and only bangla road . We used the restaurant daily as over the past 3 years very good food with good service . The only thing we found the could be better was the fact the we only had 1 room card . We did ask at the front desc for a 2 nd but it was a no . We will be back at the byd later this year
30-04-2013 02:58:14,
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“Hideway in the hustle and bustle”

We stayed in the Lofts in March. It is a really good place to stay in Patong center without any disturbance of the hustle and bustle of the city. Personnel are really friendly and the rooms are clean and well maintained. If you have any problem it will be fixed suddenly. Only critic: If you ask for a second coffee in the morning at the good included breakfast you will be charged.
We had a great week there.
Will come back!
30-04-2013 02:57:31, Virginia
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“good property”

We stayed here for 3 nights, renting two apartments on the top floor, one with 24-hour-a-day pool access. We were greeted with cool drinks & leis around the neck. A good breakfast buffet was included each day in the charming indoor-outdoor dining room. Nice touches throughout. The cooks custom-made stir-fried veges for us each morning. Service was friendly. Ample storage space throughout the apartments & gorgeous patio with comfy chairs & table. Kitchen was stylish, with fridge, freezer, microwave, espresso machine, dishes & glasses & a sink, with countertop & stools. Internet was spotty, going in and out. Pool is small. The bathroom is adequate, if small. There were a separate bedroom, bathroom, kitchen & living room. Art throughout was beautiful. The lobby is small but nice. On a quiet street, a plus in crazy, noisy, busy Patong. Beds were pretty comfortable. I'd have liked a couple of luggage racks, but we didn't find any, so we used couch space for one bag & put the other on a chaise longue. There were real plants in the apartment (orchids). Fresh fruit plate included at arrival. No fitness center. We didn't eat in the restaurant except for breakfast.
28-04-2013 10:35:49,
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Classy Apartments....really modern and contemporory, Amazing Staff....always willing to help, Gr8 Food...., Lovely Location......not so far from the beach and still very close to all the happenings...well the place to be at in patong...
28-04-2013 10:28:50,
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Have just had another return trip to Byd Lofts, Phuket . Love it! Apartments are to die for, staff are the friendliest I've ever known and it is just such a pleasure to stay there. Thanks to one and all for making our holiday so enjoyable
28-04-2013 10:26:02,
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“Service is excellent . Is has 3 bedroom is better, and Breakfast choice of style is not much!”

There has 2 bedroom for my family, and we can cooking midnight snack in the kitchen, also for us to wash the dishes. Location is very convenient, no matter to the beach or a food shop. All staff is very helpful and very nice, especially Auyd. I highly recommend !
11-04-2013 22:39:52, NYC & HK
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“BYD Lofts- perfect place to stay while in Patong, Phuket”

This was our 3rd time visiting Phuket, and our first stay at the BYD lofts. As American's living in Hong Kong, Phuket is our go-to-place for a quick last minute getaway from the hustle & bustle of HK. Their loft apartments were spectacular and the perfect place to stay in Patong. The hotel's lofts was very spacious, clean and modern - with all the amenities i would need. Just remember to bring a brush/comb, toothpaste and a toothbrush smilie They staff was very friendly, helpful and spoke good english.

They offered a delicious and hearty free breakfast buffet, and from what i ordered - all their food was quite tasty and of good quality, although a slight bit pricey when compared to the neighboring local restaurants - which is to be expected. It was nice to have a more upscale delicious meal at our hotel, when we got tired of slumming around the local spots. Good to note that they have a great wine shop in their lobby that serves up Italian worthy meats & cheese platters, at a very reasonable price ($10usd)....great place to meet up with friends or have that midnight snack with wine, before heading off to bed.

The location is in a quiet street, 2 blocks from the ocean, just as you enter Patong's beach area (North side). Its close enough to walk to all the partying and excitement of Patong's bar scene areas, but far enough to not run into those crowds if you don't wish to. It's about 15 streets away from Patong's red light district area. Its the perfect place for couples to reconnect, and for families to stay with their kids. I don't think i'll ever chose another hotel in Patong/Phuket again smilie
11-04-2013 22:38:55,
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“Chic elegant in Patong”

Beatific uncluttered elegance and sharp design features for all details in this hotel make for a very comfortable stay. A reasonable modern style bistro with wine shop on the premises. Good cocktails & friendly service. A little corner of modern clean Patong at the north end of the beach.
11-04-2013 03:11:10,
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“Stay here!”

2nd stay at BYD. Excellent location and facilities. Apartments are modern, spacious and clean. Great sound system too!
Nice little boutique pool which was never busy during our stay.

What BYD can do better......

Change the music played in the restaurant. This is the exact same CD as 14 months ago!

A greater variety for breakfast..

Don't watch the cook grab handfulls of bacon with his bare hands and then put into buffet to serve! No joke, it was filthy to watch him do it.

Will be back and recommend to others.
29-03-2013 05:22:46, Markham
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“A touch of respite from the din and the noise”

Modern, clean, sleek...the exact opposite of the neighbourhood and general chaos of the overall area. When you come inside and the rooms especially, you can feel the transformation...almost an insulation from the feel of everything outdoors.

There are a few things that I'm not a fan of....the views consist of other close by buildings and alleyways, and there are glass floors and glass stairs in the lobby running up to the second floor....I'm having a hard time with them sober, I'd be afraid to walk them drunk!

Had the buffet breakfast this morning, that was a little weird. Lots of lunch foods available, probably about half of it would have been better for lunch....and eggs are made to order so plan ahead if you want to eat everything at the same time. Not bad food though.

The location is awesome....a 5 minute walk to a good beach which in Patong is not bad at all. The hotels I saw that were on the main road right across from the beach did not look anywhere near as nice as this one.

This is a boutique hotel so almost no amenities....tiny rooftop pool, nice indoor/outdoor restaurant, and a wine shop on site, but otherwise it's all about the rooms and location and it scores well in those areas.
25-03-2013 04:24:06,
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“BYD Lofts exceeded our expectations, a stunning establishment serviced by caring, professional staff!”

This is our third trip to fabulous Phuket, a real celebration this time as our daughter married there on March 10. I cannot stress enough how amazing our stay was at BYD. Located in very close proximity to the hub of Phuket but tucked away from the bustle. In fact had other wedding guests staying at other places and they were envious! Transport organised to and from airport, our greeting on arrival warm and friendly and just the little personal touches just made our stay unforgetable. Celebrated my birthday during my stay, arrived home to a bottle of champers and a personalised cake, so sweet. Alex also provided us with the use of two Mercedes to transport the bride and wedding party to the venue on the day gratis! Located ground level is a fabulous restaurant and a Wine bar where you can purchase some pretty good vino....have travelled reasonably extensively ( mostly Asia) and this place has left an indelible memory in our heart.....had other family stay there as well and they were also very happy. We cannot fault one aspect of this establishment, highly recommend to anyone you will not be disappointed. We booked the deluxe 100 sq metre apartment and just loved the space......nothing was too much trouble for staff we had a slight leak from aircon first day fixed within minutes of calling desk.....we much preferred the apartment scenario rather than a hotel room...will be telling my friends back home how superb BYD is....Thanks so much to all staff at BYD am missing you all we will definitely be back.....our score 11 out of 10! One very classy, professional place well done to all concerned you should be proud !
Tamami O
14-03-2013 23:17:09, Tokyo
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We stayed at this hotel this February in 2013. It is so cool and very nice! It is very close to the beach and the park in front of the beach is quite pretty. You can go shopping,eat anyfood and spend a great night easily . The staff members are really friendly and kind. We could enjoy ourselves at this hotel. It was excellent!!! Thank you!
27-02-2013 03:17:45,
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“Un havre de paix extraordinaire”

Un peu en retrait de la foulle et du bruit de patong BYD est tout simplement "the place to stay in!!!" Tout y est beau reposant et le restaurant un delice!! Don t miss it!!
If being home away from home is what you look for then BYD is made for you!! My partner and i spent 5 days there and we were in heaven, gorgeous splendid peaceful( yes !!! Peaceful in patong is possible: BYD!) and the food!!! Hummmmm don t miss it!!
11-02-2013 02:06:36,
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“Fantastic hotel. Best in Patong.”

My girlfriend and I stayed two nights here in January, 2013. We were collected from the airport by a Mercedes and driver Milo - an excellent employee who instantly made us feel welcome. Rooms were great - far superior to any others we stayed in during our time in Thailand. Staff were attentive and personable - called to offer fresh towels, lifts to the airport etc. Would recommend to anyone.
Kenneth C
11-02-2013 02:04:51,
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“Service Apartment / Boutique Hotel”

The location is walking distance from beach, restaurants and nightlife in Patong while still being located in a more quiet part of Patong. Room layout is great and the mini kitchen is great for staying in. Staff was friendly and prices are reasonable. Food including breakfast was great as well. Would recommend it to friends.
05-02-2013 02:23:41, Darwin
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“Keeps getting better #2”

My partner and I stayed for 18 nights over the Christmas / New Year period, this was our 3rd stay at BYD and it again was a fabulous experience. We stayed in an apartment away from the main building but all services were available to us. From day one on arriving at the airport nothing was any trouble for the management and staff, all professional, efficient and friendly. We have written two previous reviews and there is not much more we can say about this establishment, if you get the chance, stay a few nights for a top shelf experience. 100+ out of 100. There worst part is leaving BYD Lofts.
05-02-2013 02:18:31,
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“Overall , probably the best furnished appartments in Patong .”

Pick up limousine service from airport was highly efficient and comfortable and reception was welcoming and helpful . I stayed over 14 nights and experienced rooms on either side of the building . My first room was spacious and had fully modern furniture and kitchen equipment to a high and tasteful standard . My pool access room whilst smaller was similarly equipped but was more overlooked by the appartments opposite which was a negative . Its certainly more private on one side of the building than the other . Location is ideal as its slightly away from the busier streets and the rooftop pool is charming and usually empty . I had a late checkout at 4.30 , usually its 1pm but after an initial wrangle about being charged £130 for an extra 3.5 hours they provided it for free after a management consultation . I would stay here again.
05-02-2013 02:17:46,
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“Excellent 4 star hotel for the value with great food as well.”

BYD exceeded my expectations both timesi stayed there. The staff was friendly and and very helpful with every request. The reviews on the quality of the food in there restraint where dead on, it was very good and relatively inexpensive. Location was very good for Patong with only a 3 block walk to beach and about 5-6 for the party road of Bangala. If you have the means I highly recommend it, it's so choice! Enjoy your stay!

P.S. for a great scuba live aboard trip check out "the Junk" for its great look and very professional staff! 5 stars all the way and the departure peri is very close to BYD Lofts!
31-01-2013 03:05:46,
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“Clean, safe, and convienent”

The hotel staff was very welcoming. We received a complimentary drink at check-in and were shown to our room. It was large, clean and very modern. It takes about 5 minutes to walk to all the action and the beach. I did not see one place I'd have rather have stayed in. We met people from all over the world and the common language is English. My only downside of this hotel was that I didn't think the front desk staff understood or spoke English very well. It was difficult to communicate. Even with that, it's still the best place to stay!
29-01-2013 02:14:35,
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“Fantastic Find!”

We stayed at BYD Lofts in Patong and it DID NOT disappoint.

We were in a Deluxe Suite which was very well appointed. All of the facilities and amenities are new and worked properly.

The bedroom and living space were well sized for 2 people and could easily accommodate a family of 4 (2 kids, 2 adults).

The kitchen was excellent with a frige, freezer, microwave and electric range. They provide dishes, stemware, barware and cookware.

BYD is convenient located to all the major attractions in Patong Beach. The beach is a 5-7 minute walk. Bangla Street - where the nightlife and bars take place in the area - is about a 10 minute walk. There are 2-3 laundry services nearby. And, just on the adjacent street there are several options for you to eat excellent Thai food with the locals (Linda's Seafood is superb!) as well as other tourists.

The service at BYD is excellent! All requests were handled promptly and with a smile. An added plus: just about everyone can speak conversational English.

The local restaurant is also quite good if you long for a taste of some western food (e.g., fries, pizza, pasta, etc.).

The property is also "guest friendly."

All in all I would highly recommend this place and would absolutely return on my next visit to Phuket.
25-01-2013 00:46:32,
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“Everything i expected and more!”

Great place with beautiful pool and close to the beach and all the action, also the restaurant downstairs is fantastic! Would recomend this place to anyone thinking of staying in Patong. Upon my arrival i was upgraded free of charge to a huge serviced apartment!! i recommend using the airport transfer service.. well worth the extra $10
23-01-2013 23:17:22,
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“Modern, chic apartment with Excellent service”

We stay at BYD Loft on our last 2 nights on our Honeymoon. We were greeted by the friendly staff and had a free complimentary upgrade to Grand Deluxe room, WOW!! My wife loved the room, it was very modern with a lot of space, reminds us of home. BYD Loft is convenient and walking distance to shopping centers, markets and the Patong night life.
We had breakfast every morning which was very good and dinner on our last night was excellent.
Their staffs were very friendly, helpful and professional. Ayub & Nate at the front desk & Enrique & Justin at the bar.
We really enjoy our stay and would definitely stay again next time we are in Patong.
Also, our flight was later that evening and we had to checked out at 12pm. BYD staffs was willing to mind our luggages till 6pm whilst we did some last minute shopping and had our massages.
19-01-2013 10:50:03,
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“Really well priced for top quality apartment”

We stayed here in Feb 2012. Best place in Patong by far. It's not a resort but it's a huge fully functional apartment which is something straight out of New York.
Really isn't that expensive when you consider how huge the rooms are, how safe and luxurious and fitted out with everything you could ask for.
If I ever return to Patong I'll always go with BYD. The restaurant is quite tasty too. The pool is basically deserted so you have time to splash around by yourself.
22-10-2012 01:25:59,
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“It Just Gets Better”

We stayed at BYD Lofts for 3 weeks in September / October this year and after our visit last year it just gets better. Last year it was amazing, this year, double that. All staff were friendly and professional especially the front desk, porters and drivers, the restaurant and pool are tops.
The apartments are modern & roomy, close to shops, restaurants, the beach and Bangla Road is a short walk away.
Thoroughly recommend BYD Lofts to all.
We are going back for Christmas / New Year.
19-10-2012 02:29:01, BUSSELTON
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“Beautiful apartments - Home away from home”

The BYD loft apartments were fantastic. Great location - quiet street but close to everything. My daughter and I travelled together. She really appreciated the free wifi in the rooms. The apartment was spotless and very roomy and comfortable. I could quite happily move in on a permanent basis. The staff were lovely and the few meals we had in the restaurant were good. Will definitely stay here again when we go to Phuket.
11-10-2012 21:25:45, Burlington, VT
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“Excellent Stay in Phuket”

If you're looking to stay at a chic, stylish, modern, well run property in Patong look no further. Large, spacious, well appointed suites, include sitting area, kitchen along with bedroom and bathroom. Design is tasteful, hotel is well located on a quiet side street away from the busier streets, yet a very easy walk to the beach and a short walk or taxi ride to most of Patong. Staff very friendly and helpful. Will definitely return.
11-10-2012 05:18:26, glasgow scotland
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“Beautiful Hotel /Apts & Staff Fantastic”

My husband and I have just returned from our stay at the B.Y.D. this being our eighth time holidaying in Patong,and this Hotel is tops. The apts have been finished to a very very high standard,nothing anyone could or should have complaints about, we had a minor hiccup at the beginning of our stay,but Femke the General Manager had it sorted out very quickly to our delight,also Mr.De.Beers. the Managing Director on hand every day and so friendly,approachable to everyone,all of the Staff very very helpful,courteous to all guests nothing was to much trouble. Restaurant,service,menus, breakfast etc SUPERB !! I would definately recommend this Hotel to anyone going to Patong,the best we have stayed in,and will definately return in the future,rest assured what you see in the photographs is what you get in this Hotel.
Derek L
11-10-2012 05:11:41, Portland, Oregon
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“Great apartment!”

This hotel was a pleasant surprise. We got a free upgrade and it was great. Huge space, clean, modern furnishings, full kitchen! On a quiet side street but still only a few minutes from the beach. It's on the northern end of the beach, probably about a 15 min walk from all the craziness and nonsense on the other end of the beach, but that was fine with us. We would definitely stay again.
Eddy B
11-10-2012 05:10:02, Johannesburg
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As a Honeymoon couple travelling from South Africa, and on our first trip to Thailand, this was the first stop of our trip. We stayed here for 6 nights at the end of Aug 2012, and we can both highly recommend it. We would definitely be keen to come back.

The pro's are:
- Bright, clean, light, airy
- Stylish, modern, upmarket, mirrors everywhere
- Spacious, well layed-out, good design
- Well fitted, couches, flatscreens, bedside lamps, amazing cupboards, and safe, etc.
- Excellent shower, great toilet
- The air-cons are well positioned and work excellently
- Extremely friendly and helpful staff. Baw and Ryan were absolutely superb.
- 10 minute walk from Junceylon Shopping Centre and Bangla Road where all the action is.
- 5 minute walk from the beach
- Quiet and tranquil, so falling asleep is easy at any time of day
- Pick up from airport was great, on arrival at reception we received flower necklaces, refreshment towels and fruit drinks
- Room was wonderfully decorated for Honeymoon. Lovely touch!
- Best value for money, try book in advance
- We always looked forward to coming home to our apartment after a long day out venturing about and touring

The flipside (To be honest these are probably all negligible):
- The T.V in our room was fuzzy (we didn't care because we didn't watch t.v. much on this trip anyway and when we did, we watched in the lounge)
- The pressure of the shower could have been slightly more powerful
- The room is quite light still when all the lights are switched off and the curtains are drawn, but also negligible.
- Safe positioned a bit too low on the ground for me, would be better if at waist level or slightly higher.
- The breakfast was good, not overly amazing or anything, could improve.
- No view of the sea, but we knew this beforehand so no complaints.
- No bath, but we also knew this beforehand.

Patong is definitely the place to stay in if you come to Phuket. If we came back, we would stay here again, and BYD Lofts is the perfect 'non-resort& #039; choice. My advice would be not to stay in Karon, Kata or Kammala. Patong is the place to be and where it's all at.
11-10-2012 05:08:14,
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This was my third stay at BYD Lofts and it is still an excellent hotel. I stayed on the first floor of the main building. I would recommend getting a higher floor - the view from my bedroom was partly obscured by the power transformer in the street outside. Otherwise it was a great room, and I enjoyed having a coffee on my spacious balcony in the morning. The staff is extremely friendly and courteous. I still like the location, it's nice and quiet. The walk to Bangla and Jungceylon is 10 minutes, and the walk to the beach is about the same. I recommend breakfast in the breakfast restaurant.
09-10-2012 02:08:07,
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“Beautiful apartments in Patong”

Just returned from a week in Patong. Was greeted at the airport bupy a pleasant driver and given a free upgrade in a Mercedes CLK for the trip back to Patong.

Let me get one thing clear - I dont think i ever would return to Patong simply due to the tackiness of all the main streets and being acosted for crappy suits, dvds or tuk tuks, along with drunk aussies and russians everywhere. The main beach was also filthy littered with bottles, plastic bags and yes even condoms. However, BYD lofts was a sanctuary from all the chaos that is Patong and I woukd return to the hotel without a doubt. It was off the main strip about a 10 min walk to the main nightclub area and less than 5min walk to the beach. Never swam at the beach once but walkimg along it was a preferable route to walk into town to avoid the hassling along the way in the streets.

The apartments were beautiful - spacious, modern and clean - A real home away from home in a quiet street away from the trash of patong. The rooftop pool was lovely and had sun all morning til about 2.30pm. Spent a lot of time here and quite often had it to ourselves. The staff at the restaurant and reception were all friendly and happy to assist with any request/query.
28-09-2012 01:17:28,
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“Great loft in a great location”

This beautifull and fashion appartment is very well located from a walking distance to many restaurants, town center, shops and beach. The staff is nice and is always ready to serve the clients. The area is very quiet at night... except the air conditiong located in the balcony which is very very noisy.... So i had to switch it off during the night to be able to sleep. I put a score of 4/5 for this. Nevertheless, i recommend this hotel.
Yasmin M
20-09-2012 03:34:37,
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“A little piece of luxury that kept me calm…”

Visiting Patong for Songkran in April with my partner & three children, our BYD apartment was my luxurious sanity for a week. We LOVE the hustle & bustle of Patong, but taking the children, ages 22months, 3 & 9, with us for the first time pushed the limits for being able to relax. BYD Lofts is in a perfect position to explore Patong & then head 'home' for some R&R. And that is exactly how it felt for us, like a little home for a week… with the added benefits of an absolute luxurious feel, beautiful staff who were so welcoming & loving to our children (the 9 year old even sleep-walked to reception one night, thank GOODNESS he was returned to our room by the desk staff!!), gorgeous fairies who cleaned the apartment & delicious food available from the restaurant.

Considering our stay was shortened by one night due to a Tsunami alert (but we scored a stamp in our passports from Malaysia!) & we also felt the earthquake in Thailand that week… my nerves were frayed. Relaxing in our BYD apartment seriously kept me sane! smilie

We simply can not fault our stay with BYD Lofts and look forward, every day, to being able to return again soon. Thank you! smilie
Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
20-09-2012 02:38:51,
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Stayed for two weeks in june/july 2012, and loved it! Beautiful rooms, excellent service and great location. The restaurant had great food, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Will go back as soon as possible! Don't have a single negative thing to say about this hotel.
11-09-2012 06:18:45,
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“Great apartments, very modern and great service”

Stayed here for a week in July in a one bed deluxe apartment. It was very modern and spacious and well designed with quality appliances. The apartments are in a very quiet street but still not far from main areas. All staff were great. The restaurant/ bar was great. All of the meals I had were very good and staff were very friendly. Also Justin the bartender made same great cocktails. Overall great experience and would will definitely stay here again and recommend.
11-09-2012 06:17:20,
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“Modern in the heart of poverty”

Nice apt to end our holiday.. Close to town.. Verymodern .... Quick service when air con broke down at 11pm.. Nothing too much trouble.. Transport at your door... Walk to restaurants and shops.. Excellent full English breakfast next door
10-09-2012 03:28:11,
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“All good except for a couple of points.”

Everything is great but when it comes to wifi, you can't trust it. Tried to reply some work mails but it takes forever to send.
The coffee machine was impressive until I realised that it doesn't work properly. Took me 10min to make a cup of coffee. The sound was as if it was dispensing but nothing came out of it. And only decaf was provided!
Johan D
10-09-2012 03:25:11,
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“Wow - this boutique hotel truly blew me away”

I've been to Patong - Phuket 8 times, but this was my first time staying at BYD Lofts. We stayed here for 8 nights . As all the other reviews have said many times, can't say enough great things about this hotel.
Our room was very spacious , modern, spotless clean and extremely comfortable with a big full equipped kitchen, the bathroom was also good with a hand held shower and a rain shower, which is excellent as many hotels only have hand held showers, and an oversized terrace with nice terrace furniture.

The service from all parts of the hotel ( airport transfers by their brand new Mercedes Benz CLS , front desk, restaurant, housekeeping) was outstanding.
They even noticed my wife's birthday the day after we checked in, and sent 2 glasses of champagne to our room !! Truly going above and beyond.... We had dinner in the BYD Bar & Bistro a few nights, and the food was top notch. I could tell that many of the guests at this hotel were return guests, which is always a good sign!!

The hotel's location was great, just 5 minutes walking distance to the beach, bars and restaurants . We hired a motorbike from across the road and were able to zip into town on the scooter in 2-3 mins (you can also walk), and ride around to all the beaches during the day. The hotel roof pool is very nice and relaxing to read a good book , absolutely love Patong and I love the BYD Lofts Hotel, a big thank you to Hans & Alex and all the staff, keep up this great place, would love to return. we recommend this place to all our friends and family and to all of you readers ! Just go there !!!
10-09-2012 03:13:25, Brasschaat
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“Visit of BYDlofts”

Thuis is the third time we vivisted BYDLofts because de quality of the rooms is great and the restaurant / bar is very beautiful and serve good food and drinks. We come back. Only problem is the airco on the terrace near the bedroom and makes a lot of noise.
07-09-2012 03:13:56, Huntsville
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“Anytime again, very nice stay!”

Very nice & modern apartment hotel, close to Patong Beach, shopping & Nightlife area. Hotel is located in a side street, so quite location. Very friendly staff. Stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment with pool access and had a full equiped kitchen and huge balcony. No complains at all, highly recommend this hotel and coming back very soon too!!
07-09-2012 01:08:00,
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“Very impressive!”

Highly recommend this place. Very clean and luxurious rooms, friendly and helpful staff and a great location! Will definatly stay there again
06-09-2012 23:03:42,
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“Great room and staff!”

tayed here from 8 - 12 July 2012, Room B301..Byd Lofts is one of the reason,if not,the main reason it made my holiday at Patong..the room is great,clean,spacious and beautiful..the staff was good,always smiling but didnt interact much with them since i only sat at the lobby once waiting for pickup..Ayub helped me explain the amenities in the room and Milo was very friendly with us,joked and have little chat with us as well..and the driver,Aron(not sure if i spelled it correctly) who fetched us from the airport too helped us on what to do in Phuket..and i think i bumped into the owner Alex a couple of times at the lobby and we just smiled at each other,not sure if its was him..haha

I definitely recommend anyone to stay in BYD Lofts because its worth the stay and i myself definitely would want to stay there again..thanks BYD Lofts!!
06-09-2012 23:02:07, Orange County, CA
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“The only place to stay...”

Reading the many reviews, what can I really say. My friend and I rented a two bedroom suite...couple of crazy guys from California...not many of our kind that far away for sure. We were on a four country asian tour so stopping in Thailand was a must see. Depending on what you are there four, 5 days seemed like plenty...not sure we could have survived much more.

Everything at BYD was modern, clean, Mini bar prices are very reasonable, staff was great, bar and resturant are great. I got to sit and talk with one of the owners Hans a few mornings after some long nights, great guy and knows how to run an operation. As others have said, this really is an ideal location in that the beach is to the left and the crowded bars to the right. This puts you in a nice quiet location that is kept clean and free of distractions. If you have not been to Phuket, this is the place to stay so you can relax from all the action. I really liked a cute girl named Amy in the bar...great smile and On at the front desk...but really, everyone was as cool as could be and always nice and polite. Chi is the hotel driver and this guy took us all over the place at very reasonable prices...always there, good guy, and helped make it a good trip.

Writing about Phuket is a whole other blog for sure. Interesting place to party, hit the beach, and more women than you could ever imagine...could not imagine high season! We went and watched some Thai boxing and also went a place called Fantasea...I would say the Fantasea show is a must, book the VIP dinner and get there a little earlier than they say as this is like a small theme park. Nice show with magic and will not believe how big the place is.

If you go, BYD is an excellent choice and you won't be disappointed. Thanks again to Hans for being a cool guy to talk with every morning and his great staff.
06-09-2012 22:59:49,
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“Perfect Stay”

BYD Lofts was the perfect place to stay! The staff were incredibly helpful and friendy, and the room was spacious and impeccably clean. It is located in patong town a 2 minute walk from the beach and right next to shopping and a ton of food options. The hotel restaurant was amazing and inexpensive, though its western fare is a bit pricier. The suite we stayed in had thick curtains that blocked light and most of the noise, and the showers were great. Not to mention is is a bargain! I had one of the best travel experiences here and it was also one of the cheapest. I cannot emphasize enough how great the service was! They helped me with everything - lent me a converter, held my bags 8 hours after I checked out (and they let me check out late), gave directions, extra towels, etc. Stay there if you get the chance!
Ameettaapp M
10-08-2012 03:41:44,
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“BYD lofts really understand what "Boutique " means.”

Before I start my review I would like to say that the one's who wrote a negative or unsatisfied review about this excellent place are probably very unhappy people in their life's ! and will complain always and anywhere

I'm coming already more then 10 years to Patong and as being an hotelier by myself, owning 18 ( 4 & 5 star ) Boutique hotels and resorts around the world , ( a shame not yet in Phuket ) but I can tell you what Guest satisfaction is and means
and this they understand this very well at the BYD Lofts.

That's the reason why I only want to stay at the BYD Lofts, I can tell you siriously about the quality and the service that the BYD Lofts provide you and what you get for what you pay deserves all respect.

This is my 10th. or 11th. Stay in the past 5 years at the BYD Lofts and I can guarantee you that you not will be disappointed with this property ! This boutique hotel is a very nice, clean and great place, very close to the beach so please stop with writing this negative nonsense !

My wife and myself just had a another 2 week stay again at the BYD Lofts, and with their very committed staff we had a perfect holiday once more . Thailand is well known for the special service given to their guests, but BYD Lofts took this to a new level. Every of our needs is always met and mostly even exceeded, both by the owners and their staff.

The rooms are well appointed and large, with nice modern furniture, large kitchens and specious balconies. The dining at their beautiful restaurant is a great pleasure. Any of the preceding reviewers that complained about this hotel ...are UNREALISTIC.

BYD Lofts is an inexpensive place to stay if you compare to what you would pay for the same quality, service and style anywhere in the world !

Stay there, and you will likely find yourself a big fan of what the BYD Lofts have to offer you ! once again as an hotelier I highly recommend this place to all and everyone !
09-08-2012 23:57:17, Northampton
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“Top class”

I have been coming down to Phuket for more than 12 years and have always stayed in hotels but decided to make a change on this trip and try a serviced apartment. The BYD Lofts has all the amenities I need, yet rooms you would dream of in a hotel. The BYD is a very special experience , and lives up to its number one rating on Trip Advisor. The location is perfect, being close enough to all the action yet in its own little Oasis location. The rooms are spacious and classily furnished to a very high degree, and have many little, but important touches which pushes this "BYD brand" above most hotels. Which hotels amongst other things provide a coffee capsule machine, a very modern kitchenette and large TV and sound system? It is clear they have thought of everything in the design and set up of this top class experience. Before I came I read one negative report about the staff which I now cannot believe because in every aspect I have found all the staff to be very courteous, friendly and efficient and of course smiling. Also the BYD restaurant is a real find and a definite place to visit even if your not a resident. Sophisticated high quality food puts it right up there with the top of the best eating establishments in Patong, but also has an ambience and atmosphere that sets it a apart. The menu is uncluttered but has a comprehensive choice that should appeal to all palettes. I have to say, after this more flexible experience I will find it hard to return to the normal hotel set up. Thank you for a memorable experience.
06-08-2012 17:54:16, Dunedin
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“Excellent stay. We will be back”

We stayed 5 nights and enjoyed every minute. The apartments are light, bright and modern. Large 42 inch TV with loads of channels. The staff were very friendly and were happy to assist with anything that I required at a very quick speed. We have been to Phuket 4 times now and will definitely return to BYD Lofts.
Iain F
06-08-2012 17:39:55, Doha
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“Great place to stay if you need some extra space.”

Stayed here twice for a total of 6 nights in the last two weeks. Great spacious rooms with nice bathrooms, good very comfortable big beds, nice lounge with large leather modular sofas, decent kitchen and large balcony.

Small but more than adequate roof top pool, friendly and accommodating staff. I was here on business so needed a bit of extra space to get some work done. I will certainly be staying here again next time I visit this part of the world, business of leisure. The rooms are contemporary in a light and airy environment with very good A/C that keeps them nice and cool.

There had been a mistake in the booking (all my fault, and had been booked through a third party web site), and I turned up after the booking date as I had got he dates wrong, as I had been there the previous week, the manager amended the booking and there was no charge which was very good of them as the two nights booking had already passed and I had not shown up as I had got my dates wrong.

I should have rightfully, and would have been willing to pay again for my stay. Thanks for that Alex.

All in all a very good place to stay if you want 100m sq of good quality space for the price of a normal decent quality hotel room. Both rooms were also nice and quiet.

Thanks to all the staff at BYD. I will defiantly be back.
05-08-2012 19:28:02,
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“What a beautiful value place”

I stayed at this beautiful place 1 week and I can't belwive for the value what I got. Staff were friendly professional and the rooms are so clean. Location is ok about 15 minutes walk to night life and approx 5 minutes walk to beach
05-08-2012 13:12:53,
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Since my first stay at BYD Loft in February 2012, I would say that the stay is so Unforgettable! It spurred me to go again in Match. This is such a wonderful place to stay at. It always make my stay so comforting and relaxed. The service staffs are so friendly and helpful. I'm so proud to recommend this place to my friends knowing that they wouldn't fall short of their standards.
michael p
05-08-2012 01:31:08, Vail, Colorado
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“Very comfortable stay”

The apartments are new and very comfortable. It's a 15 minute walk to Bangla Rd and 5 minutes to the beach. They do not charge for bringing a girl although they do for more than 1 if they stay overnight. I loved the modern feel and the cleanliness of the unit. I look forward to my next stay.
05-08-2012 01:28:40, Hong Kong
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“Good location, good service, big room and Nice staff!!!”

THe byd have a good location , that is the heart of patong. we easy to access to shopping center and night life. Also, go to the beach is only few mins by walk. THe staff of the hotel is nice, room also extremely big, overall is very good.
04-08-2012 10:32:46,
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“lovely stay”

we stayed 2 nights at BYD LOFTS, in start of our 3 weeks holiday. Its amazing place. we had a 100m2 apartment
and all was very clean og shining, in black, white, and red..
We got the breakfast delivery, to the balcony, and it was very good.
The restaurant made delicious dinner and good wine list too.
All the staff is fantastic and smiling.
Just wish we have booked more days.
But we come back in august/september
James C
04-08-2012 09:02:32,
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“Very enjoyable stay - highly recommended”

We stayed in the 2 bedroom penthouse and found it comfortable and modern. The staff were friendly and very helpful and the hotel was within walking distance to many restaurants, bars and the beach. I would stay here again and recommend to others to test.
Chance C
02-08-2012 17:33:29, Temple, Texas
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“Best hotel in Patong!!”

I stayed at BYD for 6 nights in April 2012. My first thought of this hotel was WOW, this place is nice!!!! Everything looked new and was good condition (ie. bed, couch etc) and my room was spotless. Just a short walk to Bangla Rd and the beach. The staff was very friendly and made sure that I had everything that I needed. When I chose to not get turn down service one day, the front desk called just take make sure this was not a mistake and asked if I needed towels or the fridge re-stocked. Cant say enough good things about this hotel. It may be a little on the pricey side (at least for Thailand, this is cheap for what you get when compared to the states) but the money is well spent. I will be returning to Thailand in a couple months and plan on staying at BYD lofts again!
02-08-2012 17:30:39, Wakefield
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“great place, location and staff”

stayed here for a couple of nights on a recent business trip, booked due to Tripadvisor rating. Wasn't disapointed and would recommend for all families, couples and business travellors. 5 mins to beach and 10 mins to Bangla Road, great location. Nice bar with great staff and the breakfast is very good. Would definatly stay again.
Baby Belleke
01-08-2012 17:46:59, Brussel
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“super holiday”

BYD lofts is the max for a super holiday ! Everything was very luxury and thats what the perfect holiday must be ! The staff is the best and the food and drinks were delicious .. We sure come back to this 'super' place 2 B for a great holiday in Phuket !
Stephen W
01-08-2012 17:44:27, Grafton
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We did a lot of research before deciding on BYD. We were not dissapointed. The rooms were spacious, well equiped, spotlessly clean with every mod con anyone would need. The staff were lovely in every department always smiling and very obliging. The restaurant was first class. BYD was perfectly located for us as we all were able to walk within minutes to our various adventures. Having older children with us wanting to party a few times we felt safe in our location. The shop keepers in our street were also very friendly, which also made us feel special. Telling all our friends how perfect BYD Lofts are.

Highly recommend BYD. Hope to return some day.
Tiger Woods Marcus
01-08-2012 17:39:53,
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“Great place to be”

Perfect rooms, very good service and very kind staff !! Also the bar is the place to be.
Johan M
01-08-2012 03:36:03, Antwerp
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“My family surely like to go back...”

Since I stayed here alone in November 2011, I came back this month with my family and friends. I was surprised to discover the reaction of my wife, daughter and friends about their stay in this heavenly place. All of them confirmed me their great admiration for BYD. My daughter and her friend were staying together in a 100 m2 loft, they enjoyed it from the first minute they checked-in. My wife, our friends and I booked a two-room appt on the third floor, very spacious and high comfort. The big terrace was our favourite spot in day and night time.
We also enjoyed breakfast, set menu or à la carte, and dinner time in the BYD restaurant at the ground floor. The choice of different international cuisine dishes are broad, delightfull and served with professionalism and lots of smiles. A wonderful team !! All dishes and wines are served at reasonable prices.
After dinner you can always join a great mood at the bar, linked to the restaurant.
And if not yet ready for bed, enjoy sitting your front terrace and give a blink of an eye to your neighbours, they surely respond it with a big smile!!
Thanks again to management and staff for 200% taking care of us. We love you all!!
Big kiss!
Alison C
01-08-2012 03:33:24, Fraserburgh
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On arrival we were presented with a welcome drink and cold towels to freshen up. Check-in was quick and simple. We stayed in the building opposite the reception but this was not a problem as it was manned during the day and had a security entry at night. The rooms were very modern, spacious and had all the mod cons (coffee machine, iPod docking station with surround sound and many more). We ate in the restaurant 3 out of the 4 nights we were there because it was so good. The staff were friendly and attentive and the room always spotless clean. It is close to the beach and shops but is very quiet at night so you get a good sleep. I would stay there again if I went back to Patong, what more can I say.
01-08-2012 03:25:09,
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“Thanks for all your help”

I didn't actually stay at BYD lofts but I did have a reservation during Apr 12 to 15 and there was a warning of tsunami on Apr 11 in the afternoon. I decided to cancel my booking as I have a little baby with.
I called the hotel and talked to a guy who I guess was a manager. He was very helpful and reasonable. He agreed my cancellation without charges. Really appreciated that.
Although I didn't make it this time, I'm so sure that BYD lofts will be my choice in the future trip in Phuket.
Again, thanks for your understanding.
01-08-2012 03:06:51, Gold Coast
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Just returned from 3 weeks in Patong, our 15th trip there. We stayed in a Grand Deluxe apartment (100sqm) at BYD Lofts.
The location is excellent being close to everything but not on a main road. The apt was a pleasure to come home to each day and the staff were excellent. Fabulous large balcony, and even a comfy foam matress topper upon request! The large double shower was heaven compared to some we have had in the past. We normally visit in the low season but this year had to go in March so the rates were a bit higher than we normally pay but it was certainly worth the extra money for the comfort we experienced. We don't usually eat at hotel restaurants but this one was really reasonably priced, great little bar and even a wine shop with wholesale prices (which we frequenly used). Would like to thank Hans, who was always around and happy to chat with the guests, Alex & the lovely staff. Nothing was ever too much trouble for them. Well Done!!
Only downside was the free wi-fi was very unpredictable and a little inconvenient at times, talking to family back home (skype or FaceTime)was often impossible. Having said that, the one minus certainly did not detract from our overall satisfaction.
Lynda & Rob Clay
31-07-2012 17:34:44,
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“3rd visit - great place to stay”

Been here 3 times now, always a great experience. Rooms large, clean and very well kitted out. staff extremely helpful, food great. Location is also spot on, close to beach and easy walking to restaurants and bars etc. highly recommend
Kia 0508
30-07-2012 03:36:02,
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“Excellent definantly coming back”

Couldn't of picked a better place. Felt like we were at home. It was our honeymoon and as soon as we got there we felt special. Bed arranged with roses and towels made into swans. Amazing. Excellent service always willing to help. Room service everyday. Excellent restaurant. Wish we didn't have to leave.
Gordon Gecko
28-07-2012 18:36:22,
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“Recommended in Patong”

Stayed at BYD for 2 nights, the apartment was huge with separate kitchen, lounge and bedroom. Decoration was spot on, modern and fresh yet very comfortable. Could easily spend hours in the apartment just relaxing and watching the huge flat screen tv, reading etc. We also used the pool on the roof which although small was great for a refreshing dip if you don't want to go all the way to the beach.

Location wise BYD lofts is ok but not great, taxi driver from the airport didn't know where it was and even with the address couldn't find it so we had to call a couple of times and get directions from the very helpful reception staff.

Basically if you don't want to stay in (and pay for) a resort style hotel and don't mind not being right on the beach I can easily recommend BYD.
25-07-2012 21:29:09,
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“Love it!!!”

BYD had made my stay at Phuket so enjoyable. The rooms are so comfortable and well-furnished. The staffs are friendly and very helpful. They are always very prompt with their service.
The location of the hotel is close to Patong beach and the shopping area. There are also night street food just around the corner.
I would definately stay with them again.
23-07-2012 22:25:23,
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“Great value for money, high quality product in perfect location.”

Spacious apartment with smart and tasteful designed, Furniture, fridge, TV, bed and shower all top quality. We loved the huge balcony around the whole apartment where you can have a nice breakfast with the whole family or a cold drink after a day on the beach. Location is walking distance from the beach but also close to many restaurants and bars in Patong.

I was with my kids and my parents, so from 3 years oldd to over seventy and they all loved it. We will go back for sure.
23-07-2012 01:35:06,
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“Great place”

The room is amazing, and so are the restaurant and service. It is also well located in the center of Patong (4 min from beach). That said, I have to add that I am not a big fan of Patong.
23-07-2012 01:33:03,
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“BYD Lofts is the perfect place for leisure.”

Let me start by saying that from the moment you arrive, you really do feel a personal touch because the staff is excellent. And I could talk all day about the location. BYD Lofts is located on a quite road which a 5 minutes walk to Patong Beach and a 10 minute walk to everything else! If you value a combination of both high quality accommodations and privacy, then in my opinion, if you're planning to stay in Patong there is no other choice. Go and enjoy this wonderful place, because my wife and I always do!
20-07-2012 02:54:26,
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“Extremely nice and modern hotel with great staff and impeccable service”

I stayed here for one week and must say I was very pleased. While not an inexpensive hotel, it was definitely work it. The staff was professional and friendly, cleaning was spotless, and the very modern design and decor was great. I did not try the restaurant except for breakfast, but I really liked the semi-open air feel of the restaurant. The rooftop swimming pool was nice but perhaps a tad small, but this was the only thing that was not perfect. Will definitely return.
06-11-2011 06:12:00,
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“Excellent stylish hotel. i am sure my next visit to phuket i will stay BYD loft again. i highly recommended all my friends.”

Thanks BYD . friendly and excellent service front reception, very friendly and warm boss don't forget the nice driver cab driver . Mr chai. thanks so much and i am sure will visit phuket very soon.
23-07-2011 07:00:00,
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“best place I've stayed in Thailand yet”

lovely staff, clean and safe environment, prices unbeatable!!!
21-06-2011 07:00:00,
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I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you and your wonderful staff for looking after me during my stay in what I think is perhaps the best hotel in Phuket.

I have been visiting here for more than 10 years and have stayed at many of the hotel such as the Marriot, Holiday Inn, Racha and more often the Banthai. What I have found here is the same 5 star standards and actually the luxury suite apartment is better than any room I have had at any hotel.

What you have created with the staff and the team culture is quite unique. The way that the staff work so hard and dedicated to their jobs is also inspirational. Some hotels have staff who try to avoid work and do little for the guests and are quite lazy- but the dedicated way that your team go about their job it is almost like they are looking after their own home- its very inspirational and a pleasure to see them so happy also.

Many thanks for such a wonderful stay and for your help in extending it

Very Kind and Best Wishes
27-04-2011 04:55:00,
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"A wonderful second home"

The large modern suites were a welcome break from a typical hotel room.Tastefully furnished with huge leather sofas..a real home from home.within easy walking distance to the beach, Soi Bangla and surrounded by restaurants and massage shops.the BYD bar and bistro was a great place to meet people and enjoy good food.The friendly staff always greet you with a smile and were very helpful.Highly recommended for a luxurious holiday.
02-04-2011 09:22:00,
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I visited the Restaurant at Christmas and was amazed at the quality of the Food and the fresh ingredients and the wine which was some of the best I have seen in Phuket- Wine Connections is next door with many special offers. The staff were friendly and very attentive and it had a 5 Star appearance with a very relaxed atmosphere...which is not an easy thing to create but requires a lot of professional hard work....a great place

I was so impressed by the Restaurant (especially when they gave me a 10% discount card) that I have booked an apartment and plan to stay for 6 really is a 5 Start experience at a very reasonable rate and Alex and his team really do make you feel welcome.

Best wishes

13-01-2011 03:00:00,
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“excellent”, my first time in a serviced apartment. Was very impressed with the space and location. The apartment s are pretty new and the staff very friendly and helpful. My daughter left her luggage key at home and they broke the lock for us. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff members.
14-09-2010 07:00:00,
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Ridiculously stylish rooms!

I was travelling with a group of 4 friends and we shared a 2-bedroom apartment. The apartment exceeded our expectations in terms of space, style and the quality of the furnishings and appliances. We thoroughly enjoyed our 4-night stay at the property!
calvin N.
21-08-2010 07:00:00,
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Clean and big!

Staff performance was great, they're attentive and welcome to serve you anything at anytime. Rooms are huge and have a very modern feel to it. Large balcony which overlooks the other building of BYD and the street. Almost private pool; didn't see anyone using it everytime i swam. Rented a car and the hotel didnt charge me any service fee, only the rental company charges.
paul C.
12-08-2010 07:00:00,
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A taste of Expat living

Excellent location away from the hustle and bustle of Patong. Excellent cheap places to eat within walking distance. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are huge and well fitted out. We could easily live here. We felt like expats more than tourists. Very enjoyable but always to short a stay. We will love to be back again.
14-07-2010 09:00:00,
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“BYD Why would you stay anywhere else”

We recently stayed a total of 30 nights at BYD and we could not have been happier with our decision. From day one when the arranged new taxi picked us up at the airport the service was fantastic. Nothing was to much trouble for all the staff. The maids were so friendly and did a great job. The front desk girls were so friendly and they spoke really good english. We met the owners and the manager who were never to busy to stop for a chat or to ask if everything was going well.
The wine collection shop was a added bonus. Reasonably priced wine and you could have it delivered to your table in the resturant. How good was the resturant? The staff were so efficient and friendly and they also spoke good english.
The location was so central for us. Just of the main street but not to far to walk to the beach or into the main entertainment areas. Just next door was a great sandwich shop and also a lovely lady called Tip who did our laundry.
We cant wait until next year when we return hopefully for a longer period of time.
Thank you to all at BYD
03-06-2010 06:03:00,
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“We will certainly return; great hotel.”

First of all, I read the two reviews that gave a 2 star rating; I think these reviewers must have stayed at a different establishment ... clearly those reviews did not describe the BYD Lofts where we stayed. We had a one-BR flat. It was perfect. The photos truly depict our apt, #302. Huge balcony, large kitchen -- we did not cook, but the space was nice. The wireless was a little shaky, but when we called, the attendant came right up and got us on a reliable wireless. The staff were always smiling and always helpful. Some reviews indicated there was no restaurant, but there is now. We just had breakfast (which was perfect at B250); the menu looked excellent, but we can eat in very nice restaurants at home, so we opted for the more authentic street cafe a block away (Friendly's) where we ate each night. I would certainly recommend this hotel/apt to anyone and will definitely return here. A note: if you're looking for the beautiful Phuket beach scenes, Patong might be your place. But, if you're looking for an endless assortment of restaurants and shops and nightlife, go here; you can take day trips to the idyllic spots and return to Patong for the evening.

Oh yeah, the rooftop pool was perfect...
sarah H.
14-05-2010 07:00:00,
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byd lofts

the apartment was amazing!. room was veyr clean and more than big enough. we stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment between 4 people and it was great. spacious living room and kitchen with two huge bedrooms and barhrooms. nice outdoor setting area aswell. staff very friendly and helpful. close to everything too. would definitly stay here again smilie
daniel E.
17-03-2010 05:00:00,
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Good stuff

Right in Patong and close to the beach, just a two minute walk the hotel location is quite practical. The staff were really nice, polite and spoke good English. The rooms were really nice and modernly equipped, nice kitchen, two televisions, free wifi. Maybe the bathroom was a bit small and the bed made squeaking noises. I would definitely go back.
06-03-2010 05:00:00,
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“A hidden Gem”

BYD lofts are truly a real gem and the best place i have ever stayed on any holiday break. From the moment we entered the reception area the staff gave us their undivided attention. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment which was furnished to a very high standard. The hip and trendy aspect certainly applies here. All the rooms are very spacious along with the huge balcony. The cleaning staff ensured all was kept to a high standard on a daily basis. Bath robes, slippers and fantastic beach towels were provided. The roof top pool area is very nice and a great place to relax.
Again as in previous reviews I would recommend the sandwich shop a few doors away, they have a great choice of freshly made snacks and the staff are lovely. the laundry service next to the sandwich shop is also very good and easily located. The beach and night life is within easy working distance.
An Agoda Traveler
02-01-2010 06:00:00,
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“excellent hotel!”

I loved this hotel and the maids did a fabulous job cleaning the loft every day. Value for money was excellent for a higher end hotel. Most of my trip the 'agoda' booked discount rooms were rooms with bad views, or less than premium, but BYD was perfect. The rooms look like just in the promotion ads/pics. Dual A/C, high end lighting, nice bed, etc. The staff were excellent and quite helpful/friendly. I would definitely book here again in the future.
29-12-2009 10:00:00,
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“coolest spot in Patong - with added WOW factor”

I have stayed here twice now - once back in January 2009 and now again in December. The hotel is superb, the rooms are really fantastic and staying here makes you feel like you have got the coolest apartment ever. They come complete with 42 inch plasma, funky furniture and all mod cons. The bathroom is to die for - although I recommend asking for a bathroom with a bath (these also have showers too) if you fancy a lazy soak.

Btw I had some friends pop in before a night out and they were amazed at how chic and cool the place is - and I felt quite proud of my stylish apartment (now, how often has that happened in a holiday hotel?).

The staff are excellent and v friendly. The hotel restaurant is now owned separately (which is why the room service menu has to be paid for in cash) and is again really excellent and the food is very tasty and not too expensive. I recommend the Thai menu and the European dishes - particularly the half roast chicken and chips only 250 baht...

The location is excellent, in a quiet side street about ten mins walk from the major shops - but this is a huge advantage in noisy Patong and makes for a much more relaxing stay. As other reviewers have pointed out there is everything you need within a minutes walk (up market spas, good massage, fab coffee shops and a superb open air restaurant area).

The rooftop pool is v cool too and, of course, the beach is about 3-5 mins away...

I'd recommend the BYD Lofts to everyone who fancies a Phuket holiday with style and comfort...
An Agoda Traveler
23-12-2009 05:00:00,
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“Great location and nice rooms”

The hotel rooms are very comfortable and nicing designed. Big flat screen TV in the living room area. very big kitchen. Nice and freindly staff. The resturant downstairs is wonderful. Some of the best food in Phuket. You can rent motorbikes from Elite Asia with insurance and will be delivered to the hotel.
Johnny U
17-12-2009 07:00:00,
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Great location and nice rooms

The hotel rooms are very comfortable and nicing designed. Big flat screen TV in the living room area. very big kitchen. Nice and freindly staff. The resturant downstairs is wonderful. Some of the best food in Phuket. You can rent motorbikes from Elite Asia with insurance and will be delivered to the hotel.
02-12-2009 05:00:00,
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“An Exceptional Property in Phuket”

This is my 3rd tripadvisor review for a Phuket property; though I have stayed in many more including Royal Paradise, the Holiday Inn and other major chains on the island. BYD Lofts is now by far my preferred choice (as a busines/ leisure traveller).

I stayed on the 3rd floor in a one bedroom apartment. It was airy, spacious, chic and extremely well designed. Furthermore it was comfortable and functionable i.e. style never came at the expense of substance. I had some business guests visit and all were understandably impressed.

To reiterate what others have said, its a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 10-15 minute walk to Bangla road. There are several open court restaurants a 3 minute walk away where you can get fresh local food for around $5. The restaurant on the ground floor is owned independently by a Belgium couple Jean Pierre and Bridgette (?); I didn't have the opportunity to eat there though reports from other guests were positive. I did have some drinks there (twice) and prices were reasonable and appropriate for the venue.

I was welcommed on arrival with a cool towel and fresh orange juice from the Manager Peter, a lovely chap. Other staff were outstanding. For example, I spilt a beer on the kitchen floor one night and used the tea towel to clean it up. My tailor was visiting 5 minutes after and I was a bit embarrassed so I hid the towel near the a/c unit around the back of the wrap around balcony. I forgot about it and then remembered the next day expecting a 90% chance the staff had missed it (it was well hidden). But no, the towel was gone and a freshly scented one was in my kitchen drawer. It wasn't a purposeful test of housekeeping though I was suitably impressed.

I went to the pool area one day (on 4F) and it was georgeous and the water was warm, though I didn't get the chance to swim. If I had been there on holiday undoubtably I would have used it a lot; it had a cool waterfall that helped you feel a million miles away from the madness of Phuket. BTW, no problems with noise during day or at night as the hotel is in a cool sidestreet.

One problem was the hotel directory advised that breakfast was available in the restaurant from 6.30am though this is no longer the case. However the Sandwich Shop is around a 60m walk away; its full of expats and served great coffee and breakfast and of course sandwiches at good prices and open from 8am.

By room, the bathroom was oustanding with a funky chef's kitchen door to the entrance, an outstanding rain and front shower etc etc; you couldn't get a better bathroom. The bedroom had a decent bed, ample storage space, private safe and desk well positioned for me to leave my laptop (free fast wifi on-site). The lounge area felt like home and open designed to the kitchen - about 90 tv channels IIRC (maybe 60 were Thai). The kitchen was sumptuous. Again I didn't have the chance to cook though as an ex-restauranteur I checked and all the gadgets were there. The balcony was large and outstanding. I worried about privacy given some past comments on tripadvisor though personally I found the outlook charming.

All in all, an outstanding property and now my preferred choice in Phuket. I have previously used tripadvisor a lot in selecting properties and am grateful for others' contributions; I hope this report is satisfactory. You can read my other reviews but to summarise it you need a cheap good value place then go to Kelly's Hotel; if you need romantic beachfront accommodation then I can recommend Baan Norbert; if you need a business residence or simply crave the best of European design, then choose BYD. It's not cheap, but I found it great value.

Last comment; I went to Phuket to research dental tourists who have work done there motivated by time or cost savings for example. I'm a University researcher and would love to hear from you if either you've been there or considering going there for dental treatment. Regards, Pete.
01-11-2009 06:00:00,
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“Home away from Home, at BYD Lofts”

Just came back from a wonderful 4D/3N stay at BYD Lofts.
As there were 5 of us, we had chosen a 2-bedroom apartment with an extra bed for our stay at BYD Lofts.
Upon our arrival, we were greeted with Peter, the Operations Manager personally, coupled with welcome drinks for all of us. It was indeed a delightful gesture by the management.
Similarly, we were very pleased with the apartment. The apartment is exactly the same as what you will see from the photos; large, modern furnishing and spotlessly clean.
The swimming pool, located at the top floor, is elegant and nice.
You can also get local Thai snacks and dinner within a short walk from the apartment, at the Patong Food Park, with both roadside vendors and restaurants. There are also 24hrs convenience stores, 7-11, Family Mart within walking distance.
Patong Beach is only 5mins walk away.
The only downside though, is that it is about 10-15mins walk to Soi Bangla/ Jungceylon. However, if you prefer quieter location away from the scene, this place would suit you fine as well.
Thanks, BYD Lofts, for giving us beautiful memories of our trip to Phuket.
Agoda Traveler
22-10-2009 11:00:00,
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Very happy with the BYD Loft apartments. Very modern well equipped apartments, although there is no breakfast provided, the kitchen is very well equipped and we prepared our own breakfast each day.The apartments are down a small quiet street within walking distance to all shops, restaurants and the Patong beach. Would recommend the BYD Lofts to any guests who require acomodation with space, modern fittings and fixtures, it is a very nice facility
17-10-2009 07:00:00,
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“A chic, relaxing and modern appartment hotel.”

On arriving in Patong with no reservations we were completely at the hands of a local taxi driver who dropped us off in a street with a few hotels. Looking around us, we discovered a really modern hotel with a chic restaurant and bar below and decided that although it wasn't the cheapest it was definitely affordable for a few nights (about 3600 Baht per night). We were shown a stunnning appartment, with a balcony, direct access to the pool, king size bed and a gorgeous bathroom with walk-in shower. We really enjoyed staying here as the rooftop pool was fantastic and practically empty most of the time. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. We ate in the restaurant attached to the hotel (Chez Pierre) owned by friendly Belgians and thought the food was very good. Try the Sate or the fish specials. There is also a coffee shop where you can have a good latte, muffin or bagel and free internet if you eat there. BYD Lofts was central, about a 10 minute walk from the Jung Ceylon shopping mall and the beach. I would recommend it if you love something quiet, chic and modern. We would definitely stay there again.
Agoda Traveler
12-10-2009 06:15:00,
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“A rainy weekend in an excellent room”

I stayed for 3 nights in August, it rained much of the time so I spent a little more time in the room that I'd intended. Fortunately, the room exceeded expectations - roomy, modern features, well equipped. There were cold towels, fresh juice and a basket of fruit awaiting me in the room when I arrived, and cute towel folded animals on the bed. The loft suite comprised a small entrance lobby, sitting area with flat screen TV & surround sound system, kitchenette area with centre island, built-in fridge, storage, microwave and boiled water dispenser (kind-of super kettle); a bedroom with a glass desk (and see-through swivel chair) and mirrored wardrobes, and a modern bathroom with dual head shower. The bedroom and sitting areas had modern, upscale occasional furniture, with locally painted modern art on the walls. Oh, and there was a nice balcony which I didn't use much as it was mainly raining. I loved it.
The hotel had a reasonable collection of movies for rent (inexpensive). I didn't try the bar or the restaurant, preferring to try a variety of local restaurants, cafes and street stalls. 2 minutes from the hotel is a covered market of street food stalls and restaurants along Thanon Ratuthit Songrpoipi. Had excellent food on the beach which is 5 minutes (by foot) from the hotel. Bangla St is a 10 minute walk. I enjoyed both the Simon Cabaret (ladyboy cabaret!) and Muay Thai at the Bangla Stadium. This was my first trip to Phuket, and I arranged airport pick-up and drop-off through the hotel, which was convenient and worked out OK. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere that also afforded me privacy when I wanted it.
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