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05-11-2013 04:37:41, Dubai
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“Modern rooms, impeccable service”

The rooms were designed beautifully with a spacious, and open layout. Everywhere light shone in from the floor to ceiling windows spanning alongside one wall. The amenities were modern, clean and presented with great taste. I enjoyed my time there and the great people at the front desk who were kind, warm and welcoming.
04-11-2013 09:26:42, Abu Dhabi
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“Thank you Hans”

The hotel is new, stylish and clean. I loved it and I can't imagine staying anywhere else in Phuket. The architect and designer of this hotel deserve our admiration. The hotel does not have a spa or fitness center but the beauty, spaciousness and comfort of the apartments more than make it up. The swimming pool is small but lovely. The breakfast was delicious. For lunch and dinner, you may want to eat outside.
The hotel is located in a nice and quite small alley that is a five minutes walk from Patong Beach. The Bangla Road (for nightlife) is fifteen minutes walk or five minutes by taxi. The one-way taxi fare is 200 Bahts.
There is construction in the alley where the hotel is located but that is not a problem at all since the hotel has sound-proof windows.
House keeping does a good job cleaning the rooms on a daily basis.
The only issue that I faced was with the Thai junior and middle managers. They were so inflexible. No matter what I would ask, the answer would be no. For instance, the hotel provides you with 4 delicious coffee capsules on a daily basis. If you consume them and need a 5th, they would say you need to pay 40 Baht for every additional capsule. If your airplane is taking off later during the day, they will not extend complimentary late check-out even when the hotel occupancy is not 100%. They will even lie and tell you to leave at 12 as a customer has booked your room. They are short-sighted and do their best to ensure you will never be back.
Luckily for us, the hotel owner, Hans, is often at the hotel. He is a true gentleman and a professional hotelier. He is someone I could communicate with. He is understanding and reasonable and thinks "win-win&quo t;. Thank you Hans.
One more tip: Avoid making any commitment to any tailor in Phuket. This will end up consuming a lot of your holiday time in terms of fittings and going back and forth.
In summary, I fully recommend this hotel. This is a classy property and I wouldn't stay anywhere else in Phuket.
14-08-2013 05:36:56, Dubai
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“Just Wonderful”

We have just got back home after staying for 2 weeks in BYD Lofts. We booked direct with the hotel and stayed in a Grand Deluxe room in the main building. The room was exceptionally comfortable with all mod cons and has been tastefully furnished and decorated. It was lovely having our kitchenette (although only used for storing drinks and water) it would have been quite possible to prepare snacks as there is a full size fridge and freezer. We made use of the coffee maker each morning which was an added bonus (coffee pods provided). The first class wi-fi which enabled us to access our ipad and phones etc was a real bonus for us. My husband has to keep track of his emails while on vacation, so this would be an ideal place for the business traveller. The room was serviced to a very high standard every day with plenty of clean towels (including beach towels). Our room had an iron and ironing board in the closet (which I didn't use!) The swimming pool area is a little on the small side, but very nicely organised. The couple of times I went up there alone while my husband did some emails I did manage to get a bed, but the hotel wasn't full.
The staff were friendly and helpful and always greeted us with a smile. The breakfast was good with enough choice. The semi open air eating area/bar is particularly pleasant and we had several meals in the evening here also. The food is very good and reasonably priced.
The hotel is literally a 5 minute walk to Patong beach, but that 5 minutes is enough to be back from the hustle and bustle that is Patong !
All in all, a magnificent stay. We would definitely return if we go back to Phuket.
SteveJ J
02-08-2013 04:37:09, Dubai
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“7 times to Patong and best hotel yet”

Stayed at the BYD Lofts the last couple of weeks and we have to say after 7 visits to Patong this hotel is well worth booking. Rooms are large and well kept, the staff are friendly and very helpful and the food was above par for Patong. Thanks to Harry and his staff for looking after us. From being picked up in the Mercedes from the airport till we left again was a holiday to remember. Anyone going back to Patong or visiting for the first time could not go wrong by using BYD lofts as a base to explore. In the words of Arnie. ''We will be back''
30-07-2013 23:08:18, Al Ain
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“Probably the best hotel I have stayed in”

I am currently working in the Dubai area, so I know a thing or two about 7-star hotels. While BYD is not a 7-star hotel, I believe it has the feel of one. I felt welcomed the moment I got there. The one-bedroom apartment I was in, was immaculate. They are located near the beach, so once you settle in, you can just go. Also, within walking distance, are many dining establishments on a very lively street in case you don't want to take advantage of BYD's restaurant. As for the price, BYD was a little pricier than others in the area, but I got what I paid for. The worst part of my stay, was that I did not stay longer.
I will be bringing my family next time.
28-05-2013 04:32:45, Dubai
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“4 days chilling!”

I went to Phuket with the sole purpose of chilling and relaxing - basically, to do nothing! Having been to Phuket many times before, and stayed at a number of places in Patong and also Surin, I decided to go for something different. Having cancelled two earlier trips in Aug12 and Feb13, this trip was overdue! I decided to 'pamper' ; myself and also find somewhere less busy than the major hotels in town.

BYD was a great choice! The room was superb, the staff were all very friendly and cheerful. Service was excellent and the flexibility of the kitchen second to none - I lived in Thailand for 8 years previously and know what I like to eat, and much of this was not on the (undertsandably) 'westernised& ;#039; menu. Khun Sim made sure that very dish I asked for was delivered in a matter of minutes - and the taste was good, traditional and spicy!

I would say this is a great place for singles or couples who want to chill, have a little bit of luxury and also (if you want it) the madness of Patong just close by, but far enough away that it is not seen or heard when you are on your balcony sipping an ice cold beer! I will be back, and next time I am taking my fiancee too!
31-01-2013 02:42:54, Dubai
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“Awesome stay”

Awesome hotel with clean facilities. The staff was responsive and most helpful. Good location with the shopping mall (Jungceylon) and the beach a walk away. Hated the incessant noise due to construction in the neighborhood. And, there was a minor fire in the hotel which made us run for cover in our night dresses. Fortunately, it was just a minor incident.
28-01-2013 03:10:31, Dubai
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“Best of two worlds”

Staying in BYD was a great experience. The brand new accomodations have great decoration and good are very comfortable and clean. The best of the hotel is its location: while sitting on a silent and undisturbed area, BYD is walking distance from the Patong Beach and from good nightlife. The staff is also very friendly and the food options of their menu are very good.
Bill C
22-10-2012 01:29:40, Dubai,
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Excellent maintained property and the staff could not be faulted in any way. From the moment I arrived antil the day I left the hotel looked after me to a very high level. The property is located in a quiet soi but close enough to restaurants and shopping. Will stay there again without hesitation.

Only critisism is that there is only one elevator which the staff use also. Can be a lengthy delay at certain cleaning times
graham c
12-10-2012 03:31:22, Dubai
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“Fantastic stay in Phuket”

My wife and i have just returned from a 17 night vacation in Phuket. Having been to Phuket previously, but not for some time. I studied many of the reviews from other hotels and decided to go for BYD Lofts. I made the right choice, believe the previous reviews, all the staff were absolutely fantastic from Management to the front desk, resturant and cleaning staff a true TEAM. My advice, look no further, the rooms, location, food all to a very high standard. Gets mine and my wife's vote for No 1, will most definetly stay again. Thanks for a great vacation.
11-10-2012 21:18:58, Abu Dhabi
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“BYD Lofts,perfect combination of Home and Hotel”

My brother and I stayed at BYD Lofts between the 3rd-9th Sept 2012 in the penthouse apartment and felt very at home with all the convenience of a very good hotel.The apartment is tastefully furnished and well maintained.Room service is prompt and reasonably priced.And staff very responsive to any request.The free airport pick up in the BYD Mercs was a great start to our vacation.

Excellent location ,5 min walk from the beach and 10 min walk from the nightlife,on a very pleasant,clean and quiet street with all the conveniences at hand.Excellent security without being intrusive and feedom to invite guest back to our apartment without being treated like errant school boys.

BYD was as much a part of our vacation as the wonderful Thai hospitality and look forward to our next visit.

Lee J
09-10-2012 02:13:52, Dubai
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My 3rd stay at BYD and it was even better than before, with the addition of the apartments over the road (where we stayed). I had concerns that with the additional property, they wouldn't be finished to such a high standard as the main building, but this certainly was not the case. They have continued the very high standard of finishing over the road too. It almost feel like a private road now, and for me the best location in Patong.

I can't say any more, with the addition of direct flights to Phuket to Emirate's portfolio soon, I will be back often.
Mohamed M
20-09-2012 03:53:53, Dubai
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Nice hotel, nice people. I really enjoyed the stay and the people and working were very helpful and cooperative. I really enjoyed my stay with my friend and would recommend this hotel for my other friend. I would also go back to the same hotel on my next trip.
Rick S
07-08-2012 10:47:12, Dubai
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“Number one place to stay Patong”

Title says it all...stay anywhere else and you will be missing out. Your own apartment 5 minute walk from the beach, 10 minute walk to Bangla Rd, best food in town and great staff. Close enough to all the action but quiet enough if you need a night off. Wouldn't want to stay anywhere else when in Patong.
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