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Richsydney11
26-11-2013 22:37:51, Sydney
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5
“Superb !”

Beautiful modern high end accommodation . Large apartment , immaculate presentation with everything you could want .Great location close to the heart of patong beach but very quiet. Great service. Breakfast and meals very good . Definetly recommend to anyone wanting an alternative to the large scale hotels .
Roger C
05-11-2013 04:41:19, Melbourne
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5
“Love this place!”

Ok, for some strange reason I am usually suspicious of the number 1 rated hotels on trip advisor. I guess i assume a conspiracy has taken place and somehow they have "bought" ; their way to the top.
During a recent business trip to Bangkok I found myself with a free weekend and Having never been to Phuket I decided at the last minute to head down there for the weekend. I knew nothing of Phuket but had heard of patong beach so used trip advisor to find accommodation in that area.
BYD Lofts kept coming as number 1 and the prices were very reasonable. As my visit was only for 2 nights I decided why not and booked a 1 bedroom king apartment.
I have to say from the minute I arrived by taxi I was treated like royalty, even by name immediately. The room was exceptional - looked brand new - with everything I could possibly hope for.
The espresso machine and free capsules were a bonus and the fridge was stocked with everything. The location was excellent, a quiet street close to the beach with only a 5 minute walk to Bangla st.
I plan to return to patong beach in the future with my family and wont bother looking anywhere else, BYD is fantastic!!!!
Ross M
05-11-2013 04:38:34, Townsville
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5
“Glad we chose BYD”

We picked BYD off Trip Advisor. We stayed for 10 days. The weather initially was fairly ordinary so we were really pleased we chose to stay at BYD apartments. The room was spacious and well appointed. The hotel is not on the beach but is only 5 minutes walk. 10 minutes to icons like the Aussie Bar and 20 minutes walk to the major shopping centre.
If I went to Patong Beach I would definitely stay at BYD again. The restaurant staff were extremely friendly particularly James, Tiffany and Nicole. Couldn't fault others also but can't recall all their names. Reception staff very friendly and efficient. Wine shop in building well priced and other needs such as laundry just outside the front door.
Well worth your consideration. Would have appreciated an in house gym. If there was one, we didn't find it...
Paul M
05-11-2013 04:36:49, Perth
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5
“byd lofts patong”


i have stayed in many hotels in phuket all claiming to be 4 star or higher and at last i have found one. byd lofts is great, the service of the staff is exceptional nothing is too much trouble. they make you feel like part of their family. the rooms are 5 star, comfortable beds and pillows to die for. i didn't want to write this review as the more people that find this place will make it harder for me to book next year. so i booked for next year the day i got home.
CPHW_SYD
04-11-2013 09:32:10, Sydney
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5
“The service made the difference”

BYD Lofts were not my first choice but after receiving very poor service from a larger nearby designer hotel I cancelled and book last minute with BYD. From the moment the car collected us at the airport the service provided by the staff at BYD was excellent. BYD is located in a quiet Soi with very little traffic so it made for a peaceful break, the downside for me was the hotel pool, being a smaller rooftop pool it's not the same as what you get at bigger resorts but that would be the only drawback - the beach is only a 5 min walk away and plenty of space to swim there. I don't usually eat too often in the hotel restaurants where I stay but ended up having a meal there at least once a day - food was good and service was their normal top rate.
Stewart2012_1
21-10-2013 07:30:29, Canberra
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5
“Fantastic find in Phuket”

Found BYD Loft Apartments after searching thousands of accom options on various sites. Loved our choice.
Excellent service from the staff, wonderfully comfortable (best beds and pillows ever) and clean facilities and beautiful modern fit out. Had a number of meals in the restaurant and was very surprised when having missed dinner one night the chef was happy to keep the kitchen open a bit longer so we could eat after getting home late (11pm). We only had two nights here, but would definitely return and stay longer if we are ever in Phuket again, and definitely recommend to all our friends and trip advisor readers.
Willow W
17-10-2013 05:10:46, Sydney
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5
“Amazing Time”

My partner and I stayed at the BYD Lofts in Patong two weeks ago. It was a beautiful property which had outstanding staff and excellent facilities. When we arrived at the Lofts we were given a complementary cocktail and lucky for us we were UPGRADED to a larger apartment. The staff were excellent and helped us with everything we needed. When we entred our room we were blown away and the cleanliness and layout of their rooms. We LOVED the giant pillows as they were soooo comfortable! It was clear that they have put a lot of thought in the design and layout of these lofts inorder to maximise comfort for their customers. We ate dinner at the restuarant and once again couldn't believe 1. How delicious the food was and 2. The reasonable pricing of our meals and drinks. Next time we visit Thailand there is no better place to stay then at BYD Lofts.
Thank you for an amazing experience.
huanglatte
02-10-2013 04:31:20, Brisbane
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5
“wonderful”

Staffs were so nice, and the service was so awesome.
the best thing was the distance from the BYD to patong beach and the town were respectively 7 and 10minutes...
because we got 9 people, we choose 2 2-bedroom apartments.
Apartments located in different floor, so it's a pity....
however, we enjoyed equipment of the apartment, like oven, micro-wave, glasses....and the corner location.... because of the corner location, the apartment got a lot of sunshine every morning...
we cooked for us one night, enjoying home-made foods with friends.
a lot of experience in the BYD was unique!
Shane K
28-09-2013 00:31:59, Melbourne
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5
“"Heaven In Paradise"”

We have just returned from a 12 night stay at this fabulous establishment. Over the years we have visited Patong on numerous occasions staying in many different hotels and resorts yet none of them in our opinion comes anywhere near the luxury we experienced at BYD Lofts. The 100sqm Deluxe Apartment was fantastic, the restaurant food was delicious as were the offerings from the Wine Connection, however the finest thing this place has to offer is their magnificently courteous and friendly staff. From the moment we were collected from the airport in the Mercedes, greeted upon arrival and every moment in between they could not have been more accommodating and everything was done with a smile. A credit to Hans & Alex, keep up the great work. We will be back.
Malcolm T
25-09-2013 06:38:30, Murwillumbah, New South Wales
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5
“Words fail me - there are not enough superlatives to describe this establishment”

We are not resort people & enjoy boutique hotels and the BYD Lofts is the best that we have ever stayed in. We're a gay couple who've had problems with non-gay friendly accommodation before - but not at BYD Lofts. From the Cleaners and the pool man to the manager, all staff were kind, helpful and courteous which shows evidence of good training by the owner. The accommodation could not be faulted, it is clean and very comfortable. We could relax watching the Aussie football on the Australian Network channel. We feel that Australian businesses could learn a few customer service tips from the management & staff at BYD Lofts. The included breakfast was fast, friendly and delicious and it's in a vey quiet part of Patong within walking distance of shopping and the hot spots. But don't tell anyone, we want to keep this gem to ourselves.
Aceim101
14-09-2013 06:39:10, Coolangatta
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5
“The best”

The BYD lofts are fantastic the restaurant and wine bar are superb the rooms are the best I have ever stayed in. After our 5th visit in 5 years the staff are like family to us . Thank you to Hans, Alex and their staff. Cheers Kerry
GTVPerth
13-09-2013 06:58:11, Perth
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5
“Still Perfect”

I spent another week here recently and it really is the perfect place stay. If it was anything less I wouldn't take the time to write this review. The rooms are immaculate, the bar and restaurant are great and all of the staff are so friendly and helpful. I don't know what else to say except you wont be disappointed.
Karen T
13-09-2013 06:55:45, Ashmore
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5
“Excellent”

Wonderful from start to finish.Having recently returned from our holiday where we had a 2 bedroom apartment beautiful decor and all mod cons,the most comfortable beds and pillows that have ever had any hotel and quite impressed with the artwork in the apartment and around the hotel..All staff were outstanding though On at reception and Tiffany in the restaurant were our favourites that could not do enough for us especially when we all came down with " Thai Belly". Great location in a nice quiet street though 5 minute walking distance to beach and night life.Highly recommend BYD Lofts.Also great wine bar to have a nice cold bottle with cold cut platter after a day out.
Asha M
13-09-2013 06:54:32, Cairns
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5
“Absolutely Amazing!”

This was our first time to Phuket and what an amazing experience it was! Thank you so very much to all the staff for everything they did!
From the moment we got picked up from the airport the service was excellent. The apartments are luxury and in prime location! There is not a single thing I would fault with Byd lofts! We will definitely be returning again very soon!
Thanks,
Asha
Frank B
05-09-2013 06:10:30, Melbourne
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5
“Outstanding”

Byd Lofts has everything you could possibly want in a luxury boutique hotel. Stayed in the 100 sq metre grand deluxe room after being given a free upgrade. The room itself is massive with a stylish modern touch. It truely feels like staying in a luxury apartment instead of just a hotel room. The restaurant offers a good selection of food at a reasonable price. The rooftop pool is small but is more than adequate and offers great views over the nearby hills. The staff are always smiling and friendly and go out of their way to help in organising tours etc. Overall, a fantastic experience and I would not hesitate to stay here again.
Robert S
05-09-2013 06:09:30, Sydney
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5
“Kudos to BYD Lofts”

Having stayed at "The Lofts" on numerous occasions now one really pay kudos where it is due. To be totally honest I can't fault the culture of this fine establishment. From the front office, to management, housekeeping and everyone employed where the dominant feature is customer service.

Having visited Patong Beach for over 15 years now many may not be aware that the BYD Bar & Bistro is one of the best dining experiences in Phuket (and very affordable). The array of selections from classic Thai to European - can cause confusion when deciding what to order. This would explain why, one should come back for more. Also, an impressive selection of wines from all over the planet.

The rooms are spacious and totally focused on the guest offering the highest schedule of finish where you are simply immerse oneself in total luxury.

Some friends also stayed for the first time at the BYD Lofts and have already booked again - so it's just not me.

Kudos to Alex and Hans - your collective energies into the BYD Lofts makes it a stand - out!
Frank B
30-08-2013 00:12:26, Melbourne,
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5
“Outstanding”

Byd Lofts has everything you could possibly want in a luxury boutique hotel. Stayed in the 100 sq metre grand deluxe room after being given a free upgrade. The room itself is massive with a stylish modern touch. It truely feels like staying in a luxury apartment instead of just a hotel room. The restaurant offers a good selection of food at a reasonable price. The rooftop pool is small but is more than adequate and offers great views over the nearby hills. The staff are always smiling and friendly and go out of their way to help in organising tours etc. Overall, a fantastic experience and I would not hesitate to stay here again.
Robert S
30-08-2013 00:11:43, Sydney
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5
“Kudos to BYD Lofts”

Having stayed at "The Lofts" on numerous occasions now one really pay kudos where it is due. To be totally honest I can't fault the culture of this fine establishment. From the front office, to management, housekeeping and everyone employed where the dominant feature is customer service.

Having visited Patong Beach for over 15 years now many may not be aware that the BYD Bar & Bistro is one of the best dining experiences in Phuket (and very affordable). The array of selections from classic Thai to European - can cause confusion when deciding what to order. This would explain why, one should come back for more. Also, an impressive selection of wines from all over the planet.

The rooms are spacious and totally focused on the guest offering the highest schedule of finish where you are simply immerse oneself in total luxury.

Some friends also stayed for the first time at the BYD Lofts and have already booked again - so it's just not me.

Kudos to Alex and Hans - your collective energies into the BYD Lofts makes it a stand - out!
Joe G
27-08-2013 22:59:44, Adelaide
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5
“BYD - The Real Deal....”

Finally, a property that lives up to it's website photo gallery... I'm a frequent traveller and from my observations,properties rarely appear as they look in professional website photos but I found BYD Lofts truly remarkable. The rooms are stylish and modern, amenities in perfect working order, supported by quality housekeeping. And I'm yet to mention the awesome bath towels, premium bed linen and pillows for a sleep made in heaven.
Commendations to BYD Management...staff at this property are friendly helpful and happy....., happy because they must enjoy their work environment. Special mention to Alex Bressers who can't do enough for you, Nate and Kek. You guys are now considered my friends...thank you for your warm hospitality.
Byd Lofts is a 15 minute walk to Jungceylon Shopping precinct and Bangla Road, for those wanting access to nightlife, yet nestled in a quiet location so a great sleep always awaits you.
Breakfast is served with a smile and freshly cooked to your liking. If there were a drawback, it would have to be the small swimming pool and limited sun lounges and pool area but with so many positives,its no surprise why this property is a TripAdvisor award winner....Congrats!
To management and staff, thank you for delivering on your promises...I enjoyed my stay and willl see you again in the near future, I recommend BYD Lofts to friends, family and anyone who is looking for a qualty establishment and a memorable stay.
Moving forward, I wish you the best of luck. Joe G. Australia
Jacquuelineg
14-08-2013 23:44:21, Melbourne
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5
“stylish and treny hideaway yet so close”

Trendy designer apartments with quality fittings, located in a quiet street yet within walking distance to all your needs. Entertainment, tours, shops, restaurants, patong beach the list goes on.
We booked the Grand Deluxe which was over 100 square metres of comfortable luxury. Apartment was well equipment with 2 large screen TVs entertainment unit which included ipod dock, home theatre, surround system, free hi-speed wifi, large kitchen if you prefer to cook yourself or for long stays. The king bed was one of the most comfortable beds we slept in considering we have stayed in 6 star properties. Staff were excellent, very helpful, friendly and quick! The BYD restaurant food was fantastic for lunch and dinner, great selection of wine and prices. Only con was the breakfast was limited in terms of variety but that was understandable because BYD is a boutique apartment and not a large resort. In saying that the food was always fresh and not just sitting there.
BYD was like being at home yet away from home, perfect comfort!
Kay A
10-08-2013 01:27:49, Gold Coast,
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4
“Good location Great Staff Comfortable Apartment”

Thank you BYD for great service. Would definitely recommend this hotel. Staff at this hotel always smiling and helpful, nothing too much trouble. Great food with good choices and prices. Happy hour twice per night at bar. Beach 5 min walk one direction and markets and nightlife of Patong 5 mins in other direction. Laundry opposite. Apartment had everything you needed although ironing board and iron would have been a bonus. We stayed 5 nights and felt like family. Tiffany was a standout as was pregnant receptionist but all staff were excellent. Also special mention to taxi driver Mario ph: 084 6905589 who was very obliging and can organise tours at great rates.
NatureBoy2011
05-08-2013 03:01:14, Adelaide
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5
“Georgeous”

We stayed here with our 1 year old daughter for 12 nights and it couldn't have been more perfect. The kitchenette allowed us to clean & prepare bottles and food in our room, which would have been a pain in a hotel with no such facilities. Staff always accommodated our needs and adored our daughter who we nicknamed 'Queen' as she was treated like one everywhere we went in Patong! The room was impeccably clean and very light and modern. The bed was comfy and huge! Our daughter slept well in the cot provided. The bedroom could be closed off with sliding doors which helped our baby stay asleep during her day naps.A/c facilities worked brilliantly. The swimming pool wasn't great for us as it does not cater for young children.

We will be staying here again- worth every cent. We usually travel on a budget of $20-$60 a night throughout Asia but decided to treat ourselves (plus never having travelled with our baby before) and don't regret the decision to stay somewhere a bit more luxurious.
Raymond Y
05-08-2013 02:57:07, Melbourne
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5
“Excellent hotel & location”

Beautiful apartment,modern with all the facilities and very big rooms and kitchen was fantastic,with a coffee machine -a bonus.Service and staff were excellent,all spoke good English and very helpful.I am definately going back to BYD.thank you for the great service.
ginadale
30-07-2013 23:11:09, perth
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5
We recently stayed for 9 notes in a one bedroom deluxe apartment. This is our third time ay Byd and it is still one of the best places we have stayed.
We celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary which they provided a lovely bottle of sparkling wine and decorated our bed with rose petals with no 9 and sculpted the towels into swans which was lovely surprise.
My husband also celebrated his birthday which BYD provided a nice vanilla cake but the biggest surprise was one of the lovely reception ladies brought in the cake along with some of the other staff and sang happy birthday, it was a really nice touch.
As everyone has already mentioned the staff are super friendly, the airport transfer in the merc made you feel rather special and the apartment are superb.
Would highly recommend and will stay here when we visit patong again.
Rebecca H
30-07-2013 23:09:50, Sydney
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5
“Wonderful hotel”

I recently stayed 7 nights at BYD Lofts in Patong. Excellent facilites - the rooms are just how they look on the website. Around a 5 minute stroll to the beach, and about 15 minutes to walk to the main shopping area/shopping centre. Ate a couple of meals at the hotel restaurant - food was of a high standard. Reception were able to assist with booking day trips etc (I took a thai cooking class which was excellent). Very friendly and efficient staff - would definitely stay there again.
Kathymac05
04-07-2013 07:55:59, Mooloolaba
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5
“Awesome apartments with fantastic & friendly Staff”

From the time we were picked up by the complimentary BYD loft apartment limo at the airport, we were made to feel special by the proprietors & the wonderful staff at this fabulous establishment. Our apartment was spacious, clean & soon became our home away from home. The very modern restaurant always served sumptuous meals & many fun times were shared around the BYD bar during happy hours. We would recommend the BYD Loft Apartments to anyone wishing to have an exceptionally good value holiday & look forward to returning there in the future.
Loomypop
25-06-2013 03:44:09, Sydney
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5
“Affordable Luxury and Style amidst The Maddening Crowd”

Within the hustle and bustle of Patong lies an oasis of style, chic and luxurious calm where for less time than you wished you had more of, you can enjoy for a very reasonable fee, not a room but a home, vibrant modern and upmarket...and why not? Surely you deserve it? For me and my partner, it was 4 days in a luxury 100 sq meter top floor abode with private access to the pool that belonged to us from 8 PM onward. Truly a Lifestyle (for 4 days, at least) of the rich and famous!A great stay that becomes an experience and makes you yearn for more...We shall be back!
ShoelessJoe73
19-06-2013 23:29:57, Melbourne
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4
“Service beyond the call”

Was about to give this place an average, as initially the service wasn't great ie. I repeatedly received overtures about a 600 baht taxi ride to Phuket town from the guy at reception. Come on...I know everyone is out to make buck in Thailand but get one of the taxi drivers on the street to make those overtures. Don't cheapen the hotel and insult the intelligence of guests by offering it at reception. That being said, the apartment was almost perfect (bit quick on the trigger regarding charging the mini bar but as mentioned everyone's trying to make a buck). What was outstanding, however, was service beyond the call of duty. Was in a rush to get way and left my mobile phone and charger. The guy at reception (the same guy offering the taxi service) raced up the road on his scooter and handed it to me just before I caught the bus. Would have been screwed without my phone. Can't thank you enough. Recommend the place and will be back.
GTVPerth
17-06-2013 03:40:06, Perth
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5
“Deservedly Number 1”

Just returned from my 4th stay at BYD and it was great to see all of the staff's friendly faces. Even though I hadn't stayed for over a year the staff greeted me like a long lost friend and the new staff were just as friendly and keen to make sure everything was perfect. The rooms are spacious, spotless and perfectly maintained. The service at the bar and in the restaurant is still excellent as is the food. Don't miss the extra happy hour at the bar for guests at 7pm! If you want top quality accommodation, a great location and top service you wont be disappointed here.
Peter_Durant
28-05-2013 04:26:42, Melbourne
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5
“Best Choice I've Ever Made”

We arrived late on a Sunday night, but the hotel staff was waiting and ready for us!
As soon as we walked in, I could tell it was going to be a nice stay!
Our suite had a very specious living area and European-style kitchen, a hugh balcony, bedroom and bathroom.
Other reviewers have mentioned the comfort of the bed -- it was truly one of the most comfortable beds we've slept in!

Each day we had breakfast in BYD Lofts Bar and Bistro and one night we had dinner at the Restaurant; we had excellent meals both times. The BYD Bar & Bistro was one of our favorite dinners, Very delicious.

The location was perfect. Fortunately in a quiet part of Patong Beach , it was only a 5 minute walk to the Famous Patong Beach, Bars, restaurants and shopping ares, and 10 -15 minutes to Bangla road.
The concierge was helpful advice on what to do and where to go and would always give us an idea of how much Tuk Tuk and Taxi fares should cost, so we weren't overcharged. The staff had plenty of recommendations on things to see and places to go, which was helpful given our limited planning!

Other nice touches include a fresh bowl of fruit on our arrival, cold towel and welcome drink. The pool is small but up on the roof, very nice and offers a good view of the city.

We would absolutely stay here again if we are in Phuket .

Thank you to all the lovely staff who took great care of us while we stayed.
Brissie-based
09-05-2013 02:23:12, Brisbane
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5
“3 weeks of relaxing”

We stayed for 3 weeks in April. We had the pool access one bed apartment. Its furnished very well and being an apartment it was so convenient to have a full sized fridge as well as coffee machine etc. The coffee supplied for the machine was excellent.
My concern when we booked was that it had no view. However we found an excellent lunch spot on the beach about 5 minutes walk away and there are beach restaurants also about 5 minutes away that are terrific places to have drinks. dinner and watch the sunset. So not having a view wasn't as big a deal as I thought.
The staff are great and I've never had better service.
I'll agree with everyone else and say breakfast is a bit limited but nice. Also as a note to Alex - get the chefs to drain the poached eggs before putting them on the toast. Every time we ordered poached eggs the toast was soggy and unpleasant.
There is a great massage place about 3 doors away - Health Land and we had massages most days. Dropped the laundry in at the same time - so cheap.
So all in all a great break.
Lisa T
30-04-2013 03:01:17, Gold Coast, Queensland
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5
“Absolutely FANTASTIC!”

Not only is BYD worthy of a great review, it's so important to let everyone know about this hidden treasure in patong. The building is only about 100m from the beach and about a 15min easy walk to Bangla road.
The apartment was extremely modern with state of the art electronics and appliances, everything is in 'as new' condition and the housekeeping was impeccable.
The restaurant downstairs was fantastic and whilst the buffet breakfast may be a little limited, it is delicious and understandable considering it is a boutique and not overcrowded hotel. We indulged in dinner downstairs on a few occasions and were nothing short of impressed.
The staff... Nothing was a trouble and English was well spoken by all staff. They were extremely accommodating and answered every request.

Full credit to the management of this venue... It was an absolute pleasure to be your guests. Thank you to you and your staff for such wonderful hospitality.

It's no surprise why BYD is #1 in Patong!!
SheldaM
28-04-2013 10:31:17, Perth
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5
“BYD Delivered Yet Again”

We were back in Phuket for Songkran and stayed at BYD again. Have lost count as to the number of times we have stayed at this gorgeous place & each time seems to be better than the previous stay. Alex & his team are constantly improving things and just when you think it can't get any better....guess what? It does!
It was great seeing the same familiar faces. Was like coming home. Thanks for the fantastic time Alex. See you again in September.
825Lisam
28-04-2013 10:25:00, Melbourne
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4
“Good accommodation in a quiet location in Patong”

My husband and I stayed here recently for 4 nights and we were pleased with the standard of the accommodation.

The apartment was very modern and clean and it felt good to be able to spread out rather than being stuck in a small hotel room. We liked the coffee machine and we rented some DVDs from the reception too which offered alternative evening entertainment.

We enjoyed the breakfast on offer and ate in the restaurant frequently during our stay. The only criticism would be that neither of us could sleep very well- we think that this was due to the noise level of the air conditioning combined with a very firm mattress.

Overall, BYD lofts offers a high standard of accommodation which is definitely unique for Patong!
Stebbenator
11-04-2013 03:12:47, Adelaide
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5
“Excellent”

This is my second time at BYD, first time in 2011...apartment 65m2, this time offered upgrade to 100m2. Absolutely delighted with our room....it was in main building on the same floor as the pool, we had to ourselves most of the time. The wifi connection has vastly improved. The cleaning was done efficiently and mostly same time...no problems this time with fresh towels, although had to ask them to empty kitchen bin which was overlooked once, not a big deal. Our safe decided not to work and they immediately replaced it. The staff are always very friendly. The breakfast has changed to a buffet, which is still nice but not a huge variety and can get a little boring after a week. Location is fantastic, 2 mins from the beach and within walking distance to restaurants. If you are game, hire a scooter from the shop just across the road, we paid 150 thb a day. I will definitely return to stay at BYD again. So far, I have stayed at Amari Coral Beach and B-Lay Tong and BYD is my favourite!
odin749
11-04-2013 03:05:10, Melbourne
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5
“Fantastic Modern Apartments near the heart of Patong”

I stayed at BYD for the Easter Weekend. It was a fantastic trip for me and my Girlfriend.

I have had ~8 trips to Patong in the last 2 years staying in 12 different hotels, and BYD is clearly in the top 2. The room at 100sqm is large and well decorated. I had a very comfortable sleep and there was no external noise at any time during our stay.

We got the mercades to pick us up from the airport for 1400 bhat it was well worth it and exactly what we needed after a long flight.

BYD lofts are in a back street at the northern end of Patong just of Rat-u-thit rd, about a 10 minute walk from Bangla (heart of the nightlife), there is no external view from the property due to its location it is rather boxed in around other apartments / hotels.

The staff were all friendly and pleasant to me and my girlfriend (a big difference than my previous stay in Patong at the Royal Paradise hotel) and I would happily stay there again.

BYD lofts is a little on the pricey side and you really are paying for the quality of the room.
TheScout
28-03-2013 06:00:24, Melbourne
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5
“Beautiful boutique experience”

BYD lofts offers a 5* accommodation and service in a good location in Patong, close to the beach and action - but far enough away also.

The restaurant offers great food and the bar a full wine list and some interesting beers.

My friends and I had the use of a number of rooms during our stay, each room was superbly fitted and finished to a high standard. The rooms are all a good size with good cooking facilities and balconies.

The pool are is small, although inviting.

The other recent reviews, all reflect our experience.
Jenny755
25-03-2013 04:36:24, Sydney
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5
“Somewhere to relax in Phuket”

We enjoyed our stay, found the service and staff outstanding. Being in the travel industry I have stayed at many hotels over the years and found the service first class at BYD loft . From the moment we arrived at the airport with the transfer service delivered by Milo to the check in staff that greeted us and the cleanliness of the apartment made it an enjoyable holiday. We arranged some day use which was lovely on our way back from Ko Samui, it was nice to be able to do some last minute shopping, relax and freshen up before flying back to Sydney. Yes we would love to stay again. Regards Jenny & Terry Pendlebury
Alex r
25-03-2013 04:30:48, Salzburg
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5
“One of the best Apartments in Padong !”

we found the BYD Lofts great, the only things that not so good:
No Gym :-((( for Apartments like this price selection, a must have is a Gym
The Pool is to small and its close at 8pm ???
and we get only one key for 3 people, thats verry bad !!!!
but the people are verry friendly....
The whole Padong its to expensive, so you pay European price for Thailand Standart....
I think 3 Years more and only Russian people are in Padong and the other Beaches around,
after the Russians, no other People come to Padong :-(((
In a few years, nobody went to Thailand, when Burma open and the other destinations are safe,
its the end for Thailands Tourismes.......
Mark P
14-03-2013 23:18:12, Perth
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5
“Wonderful Experience”

This being my second stop at BYD and not my last. The staff were very good and polite and i wanted
for nothing. The room was very clean and very modern. I loved my stay here nad would reccommend BYD lofts. the location was good close to all but far enough away. Breakfast included was a bonus and enjoyed the evening meal at the restaurant. Will see you soon.
Michael G
27-02-2013 03:16:12, Sydney
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5
“All Round Class”

Stayed here for 7 nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Class staff service from Day 1 to Day 7, a perfect balance of being given space and privacy yet attending to our daily needs. More than helpful when wanting to arrange transport, tours, suits etc. Stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment and the room was immaculate in condition and very spacious and modern. Any problems we encountered were fixed immediately without fail. Restaurant downstairs was impressive with a mix of modern and thai cuisine and staff were outstanding there also. Loved the location as it was close to the action while being out of the hustle and bustle of Bangla at the same time. Very well run hotel and will be a return customer and recommend to future travellers
Melbhawk
27-02-2013 03:13:20, Melbourne
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5
“Awesome”

There is nothing negative that I can say about BYD Lofts, its staff and management. We had a few very minor issues with our room however these were rectified within in minutes! (literally) of us reporting the problem. Nothing was too much trouble and the apartment was spotlessly clean and beautifully maintained. The restaurant provides outstanding quality food at very reasonable prices and I can personally say that there isn't a bad thing on the menu - we ate there 9 out of the 10 nights we stayed. They also have a good wine and imported bear list. One tip - reserve a table if you want a particular seat or have a big group. On Valentines Day we saw at least 20 people turned away. The rooftop pool is a little small but it was refreshingly cool after swimming in tepid Patong beach and there was always room when we went up there. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else than at BYD lofts on my future visits to Patong.
Leo H
13-02-2013 20:20:41, Melbourne
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5
“What an experience!”

This hotel is 5 star all the way, with customer service that is an example for others to strive for!

I have stayed in Patong before and highly recommend BYD Lofts to all those looking a for hotel there, I now won’t go anywhere else. I was greeted upon arrival in Patong by their driver who showed us to their Mercedes Benz where chilled towels and water awaited us. The fantastic driver then introduced us to Phuket on the trip to the hotel. What a nice touch

We were greeted by the doormen and reception staff in the most professional and friendly manner and promptly shown to our suite, which we lucky enough to have upgraded!
The suite itself was beautifully appointed, with the linens & facilities etc, all 5 star which we loved. The hotel itself is ideally situated in a quiet street, within minutes of the beach, bars, restaurants and shopping area.

We had room service on several occasions and the food choice, taste, freshness and service was impeccable. The on-site restaurant is also very nice and is good value for money, as is their wine bar.

I really can't say enough - from providing directions to local attractions/restaurants - to keeping extra luggage for us while we travelled to other areas of Thailand, even finding our things waiting for us in our suite when we returned to our "home away from home" .

There is also a beautiful pool which we wish we had more time to enjoy. I will definitely stay with BYD Lofts on our next trip to Phuket and will recommend it to anyone!

We can’t wait to get back there, thank you!
Leo & Carol
C_B_Sydney_40
12-02-2013 22:01:28, Sydney
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5
“Well worth a stay”

The quality of this property is high. The room / apartment was very comfortable and relaxing. Bed and lounge comfy, kitchen quite practical for snack making. The breakfast food range was a little small and could use a bit of improvement but the breakfast area is really pleasant to sit in. Staff were friendly and helpful. Patong itself is a little bit of a party zone for western mid-life crisis train wreck males and bogans - so this hotel is recommended to those who would prefer to see Patong but be in a more civilised spot a little further away from that type of carry on. I would recommend BYD to others.
Raelene R
07-02-2013 22:43:29, Sydney, New South Wales
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5
“My favourite place in the whole world.”

I don't even know where to begin. this place is absolutely amazing in every aspect. the furniture, the spacious rooms, the staff (Milo was our favourite) , the food, just everything! They got everything right..I mean I don't even have one bad thing to say at all! They were just SO welcoming and the rooms, my god they were great. Me and my boyfriend are actually going through depression coming back to Australia! Seriously, you can't go anywhere else! This place is just beyond any of my expectations.
boocock_cj
05-02-2013 02:19:32, Melbourne
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5
“Modern, clean & great staff”

Stayed here from 26th December till he 31st December. From the moment we were picked up from the airport to the day we were dropped off at our next stop I couldn't have asked for anything better. The staff, I cannot speak highly enough of ALL of them, they were friendly, helpful & always had a smile on their faces.
The rooms were very modern, clean & were very big. I admit the pool isn't massive but it's a very nice setup on the rooftop. We will be coming here again but will be bringing the kids along this time. Couldn't thank everyone there enough for our perfect stay in patong.

Cheers Sean keenan
AlexD63
01-02-2013 00:27:09, Sydney
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“Peaceful Patong”

We have just returned from a 14 night stay at BYD in Patong. This is a very nice boutique Hotel. Staff, Rooms etc were all as expected and as described by other reviewers and we would definitely stay here again. It is far enough away from the noisy part but near enough to still be able to get to the beach and main parts easily on foot.
The breakfast was a little disappointing but adequate: I think they could be a little more imaginative or perhaps offer an A la Carte menu....
I would also ask them to think about a small kids menu offer....although they were super friendly to us and my five year old son i don't think they have thought about the children.....perhaps they don't have too many families with young kids staying.
Overall the whole family had a very nice stay. Thank you to Hans and the BYD team
ron t
01-02-2013 00:25:54, Sydney
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5
“Stayed twice now Great location Luv it”

Have been lucky to stay there twice now and as returning guest the experience was just as great as the first. Most central location, excellent and most helpful staff always wanting to help with directions and transport. Its quiet and away from the noise and only one street from the main road, 15 minutes to Bangla Rd and 5 minutes to the beach. The rooms are first class spacious with great air conditioning and very modern with all the features of home. PS if you like hamburgers go to Roscoes just out on the main road they are the best.
jessica9199
01-02-2013 00:18:43, Sydney
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5
“Great location, AMAZING service!”

Possibly the best service I have ever received at a hotel. Expedia stuffed up our booking and Femke, the General Manager, handled the situation flawlessly. All staff were attentive and friendly and the room was modern and comfortable, with a huge, wrap around balcony. A great location in Phuket - just close enough to the action, without ping pongs flying past your face smilie Wes and I will be back.
Mark G
31-01-2013 02:55:51, Newcastle
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5
“Outstanding ...........”

I stayed the BYDLOFTS in Patong. This is a first class resort in every way. I really do not know where to start with my compliments.
The transfer from the airport in a new Mercedes Benz was a great start – the front of house were outstanding (the old staying (“first impression last “) is so true. I was upgraded to an outstanding apartment – I’m sure the best in Patong. The roof top pool was intermit and just the right size.
I got sick and was taken to hospital for two days both Harry (Executive Manager) and Ned (Head of House - Reception) -took me to the hospital, returned the next day, looked after me in every respect – I have stayed in many places around the world and you always take comments on Trip Advisor as a just one person opinion – But please try this place for yourself you will be so surprised.
The staff at BYD lofts will be friends for life………………… …. Mark G
Graeme B
31-01-2013 02:52:45, Melbourne
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“Quiet and spacious with friendly staff”

We are a gay couple who really enjoyed our stay. Staff and management were very friendly and cooperative. We were, for example, freely provided with ice and lime from the bar to take to our room for gin and tonics on the balcony. Rooms were spotless. The restaurant served good food. The hotel is on a quiet corner just a short stroll to the beach and whatever nightlife you seek. The only disappointing feature is the smallness of the pool that was filled with grim-faced tourists from the same nation when we visited. Anyhow the nearby beach is alluring and fun.
Jan B
31-01-2013 02:48:32, Melbourne
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5
“Review of BYD Loft apartments”

Very nice and modern hotel. The apartment was very modern and spacious and fitted out to a vey high spec. The happy hour cocktails at the restaurant were really cheap ( two for one offer worked out to be AUD $3 each) and the staff were not stingy with the alcohol. They make the best pina colada ever. As we were celebrating our 32 wedding anniversary we had a bottle of champaige waiting in our room and rose pettals on the bed ( nice touch) . Staff were all really great and very heplful and would go out of their way. The place was close to the beach about 500 meters, very quiet area at night and still not far from all the action at Bangler Road. Great eating at the restaurant at the hotel or just around the courner at numerous eating places. Great food and very clean and fresh. I have been to Thailand for work and pleasure 10 times and I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone.
jessiemax
30-01-2013 01:26:43, Sydney
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5
“Lovely apartments”

Our stay at Aloft was great. Transfer from the Airport in the Mercedes was a nice way to start We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment which was large, good balcony, comfortable beds, and nice design. Lots of really nice touches. Staff are lovely and very helpful. Great wine bar with the most exceptional service. The lady was amazing with her attentiveness without being over the top.

I did find that some taxi drivers didn't know where it was, but take a card from reception when you leave and that solves the issue. Easy walk to the beach etc. Tucked away off the main road but its quieter that way. My only suggestion would be to have operating instructions for the kitchen appliances. I have a capsule coffee machine but couldn't work this one out. Also the kettle is different and finally worked out how to use it. I am sure staff would show you how to use them but I didn't want to bother them with minor things!

Would definitely stay again, and loved how clean it was. Thank you for having us!
Rick c
29-01-2013 02:15:22, Brisbane
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5
“BYD Lofts”

This was my 5th stay with BYD lofts for both Family vacation and Business Meetings. As usual, Alex and Hans managed all details of our stay quickly and professionally. Their Limo airport transfer is a great way to start any vacation and the first class on site Restaurant always has great food. The staff are exceptionally helpful and are able to offer any advise on attractions to visit or locations of services,,,I would recomend staying tin the larger 100 sq metre rooms. They are spacious and well furnished...Highly recommended all round.
Marz13
23-01-2013 23:16:38, Melbourne
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5
“Fantastic”

BYD Lofts, i would highly recommend this accommodation. The apartments are clean, bright, roomy and well serviced on a day to day basis, they have thought of everything you could need in an apartment on a holiday. The staff are very pleasant on every level, from front reception, the restaurant staff, the wine shop attendant and the staff that serviced our apartment. Nothing was a bother to the staff for any request we put in, excellent service. The location was superb for us, in walking distance of everything we needed in Patong, shopping, restaurants and the beach. We had a 2 bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor (room 305, with a corner balcony) with a street view and one floor down from the roof top pool on the 4th floor. The pool is small but it does not get crowded and found it relaxing with the waterfall feature. If i ever have the pleasure of returning to Patong, i would not hesitate to stay at BYD Lofts again, it was fantastic as we traveled as a group of adult friends and it seriously meet all our requirements. One very satisfied group of friends who had a fantastic holiday.
Leanne080
23-01-2013 01:51:38, Melbourne
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5
“Great Place”

Stayed at the Byd Lofts with 4 friends great hotel staff very friendly stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment rooms are big nice furniture very modern had a wonderful time would recommend to anyone looking for a great place to stay.
castledawson
22-01-2013 09:57:32, melbourne
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5
“very modern yet homely .”

Stayed 9 nights. Had the best time from the minute we arrived until we departed shared room 305 double,with my wife and3 friends, i wont bore you with detail so dont waste time, just book, you will have the most wonderful time .Thanks to the great staff and managers who made our stay ,hope to see you all next year .
ps have been to many hotels in patong this is the best
Trudi G
21-01-2013 09:56:53, Coolum, Queensland
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“Totally Recommend BYD Lofts”

We stayed for 2 weeks in early Oct 2012 at the BYD Lofts and found it both relaxing and very enjoyable we would totally recommend this place and would stay here again in the future.
Although only 5 minutes walk to the beach and 10 min to the famous Bangla Rd it was in a very quiet and low traffic area.
Our deluxe room was very modern and spacious and cleaned on a daily bases any small issues we may have had eg: power going out, no pool towels the staff were very friendly,efficient and dealt with them straight away.
My only negative would be the small pool area and if there are a lot of people in residence then it would pay to get there early to claim a seat as there are only 6 sun lounges and not a lot of room to move, but hey you can always head down the beach if it becomes too much of an issue.
I would suggest organising a car to pick you up from the airport when you first arrive and if your lucky they may upgrade you to a very comfortable mercedes.
The restaurent was a little hit and miss we had a few lovely meals and even though we would order the same thing it was not as good a little dissapointing but maybe like a lot of places it could depend on what chef is on.
We highly recommend and hope you enjoy your stay as much as we did.
KandSBaylis
19-01-2013 10:48:15, Busselton
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5
“Quite simply the best accomodation in Patong.....”

We stayed at the BYD Lofts for 10 nights – 01/10/2012 to 11/10/2012. Having stayed in Phuket a number of times previously we wanted somewhere more suited to family accommodation as we were travelling with 3 children (13, 12 & 7). The decision to stay at BYD Lofts was made purely as a result of the fabulous Trip Advisor reviews.

The rooms are modern, offer an amazing amount of space (and storage).and are immaculately maintained and serviced. The 2 bedroom Grand Deluxe Apartment we stayed in (Room 305) had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a spacious living area incorporating a kitchen and a balcony that wrapped around our entire apartment. BYD Lofts have a range of apartment sizes that suit individual travellers or families. The promotion pictures shown of these apartments, on the website, is exactly what you get!

The property is located in a quiet soi, without all the noise and congestion, and its position is perfect with Patong Beach a 3 minute walk away, 5 minutes to Bangla Road and Jungceylon and the Otop Markets (one of our favourite hang outs) only a 15 minute walk.

We enjoyed breakfast each morning in the restaurant but didn’t utilise it for lunch and dinner as there are so many great eating places in Phuket. Having travelled to Phuket previously we wanted to return to our favourite places and discover new places as well. The breakfast choices were great although the children soon got tired of the same thing every morning. Our only suggestion would be to provide a buffet style breakfast which would allow more choice and variety if you are on an extended stay at BYD Lofts. The other suggestion would be to supply water to guests with meals. We dine out regularly, both at home and overseas, and haven’t encountered a restaurant that doesn’t provide water free of charge, especially given that it’s an open air restaurant in a hot and humid climate.

Each and every staff member are warm, respectful and helpful, which is an endearing trait of all Thai people and the level of service they provide is outstanding. The personal touch management and staff have when interacting with guests is so much better than the other large beach resorts in Phuket where there is little personal attention.

We would recommend BYD Lofts to anyone and when returning to Phuket will book again. It is an outstanding property and the staff are a testament to true hospitality!
Michelle
28-10-2012 10:35:43, Melbourne
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5
Definitely recommended !

The place is amazing, service is top notch and the workers are probably some of the best people you'll ever meet, they're so friendly and bubbly and very easy to get along with.
The apartment was very clean and we even had one of our rooms upgraded for free when we arrived.
If I ever get the chance to go back to Thailand again I would definitely come back to this place, it's right in the middle of everything!

Thankyou for the amazing experience.
MCoia
22-10-2012 01:32:06, Melbourne
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5
“Fantastic stay!”

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the BYD Lofts. The location is perfect, close to the main area without all the noise and congestion.

All staff were friendly, helpful and very kind to us all (family with a four year old child). Our room was excellent (very clean and comfortable and lovely decor) and we would recommend the rooms with the private entrance to the pool.

We also made use of the free internet connection (very useful!). The restaurant was lovely with reasonable prices.

My only suggestion to BYD would be to set up a small gym to add to its appeal.

When we return to Phuket we will definitely stay again!!!
Gavin B
19-10-2012 02:30:15, Goulburn
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5
“An awesome palce to stay & conveniently located”

My family and I recently travelled to Thailand and we could not be happier with our stay at the BYD Lofts Botique Hotel & Serviced Apartments. From the moment that we arrived we received 5 star treatment, this was shown in how the staff treated us and their extra care for our 11 year old son. We booked through an external website and not through the hotel which generated some confussion for us but the management, Alex and Femke, of the BYD Lofts went above and beyond to resolve this confussion and ensure our stay at the hotel was amazing.

Hotel
The BYD is a new stylish hotel and every room is modern and welcoming. The hotel and rooms are immaculately maintained by staff on a daily basis. The restaurant has a wide variety of Western, European and Thai meals to suit everyone, even our fussy son! The facilities at the BYD were amazing including a strong WiFi connection, transfer service which included a limousine service and a roof top pool. The BYD is set off the main road in a lane which helps to buffer it from traffic noise and loud music.

Location
The hotel is located within 5 minutes of the main Patong shopping area and Bangla Road.

Staff
All of the staff were warm, respectful and helpful, which is an endearing trait of all Thai people, but the staff at the BYD were also friendly and approachable and offered assistance and advice on a wide variety of areas both relating to the hotel and touring around the island of Phuket.

We have travelled to Thailand on a number of occasions, this was the first time with our son, and I can honestly say that the BYD Lofts is the one of best places we have stayed at and is suitable for anyone!
Rory T
12-10-2012 23:31:49, Perth
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5
I had an excellent 1 week stay.We stayed in a 2bed 2bath apartment and found the service and the friendliness of the staff to be excellent.The food was very pleasant and the unit was well located and spotless.All the staff made us feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble.I have already recommended to friends.
AndrewC70
12-10-2012 03:38:57, Melbourne
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4
“Clean Modern Spacious Apartment”

BYD Lofts is a great little hotel/serviced apartment on the outskirts of Patong Beach. Rooms are quite large, spacious and modernly furnished. Rooms have flat panel TV's with blu-ray player and surround sound. Hotel restaurant is very clean with good food - never had a problem with their food in all the times I have stayed at BYD.

The staff provide excellent service and are all very friendly

The beach is around 200 meters away, an easy 5 minute walk. There are also a few restaurants and cafes close by. Bangla Rd and Jungceylon Shopping Mall are a walkable 20 minutes away but with the humid weather you will probably prefer to take a taxi/tuk-tuk.

Byd has a small rooftop swimming pool but does not have a spa or fitness center.

Having stayed at BYD 5 times over the past 2 years, I highly recommend this hotel.
Barb S
12-10-2012 03:37:48, Queensland
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5
“Awesome”

Stayed at BYD Lofts four 4 nights Aug/Sept 2012. Really comfortable, modern and quiet. The staff were awesome - made you feel like family. Highly recommend and would rebook there at a drop of a hat. Everyone went out of their way to make our short stay the best, so helpful and friendly. Loved it...............
Sam L
11-10-2012 21:22:50, Canberra
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5
“Brilliant - top marks”

This was by far the best hotel I've seen in Patong. Fitted out to an extremely high standard, with beautiful furnishings. It's so nice you almost don't want to leave the rooms! Great espresso machine in each room. HUGE comfortable bed, and the most stylish light fittings and bathroom I've ever seen in a hotel. Private balcony and loads of space. Brilliant rooms. Exactly what I wanted. More expensive than other places, but absolutely and completely worth every cent.
The staff are really helpful and polite - nothing is too much trouble. The barman in particular was brilliant, and helped me invent a new cocktail to go on the hotel menu! I'd deinitely recommend this hotel to every traveller looking for somewhere central in Patong. Brilliant.
Charles S
11-10-2012 05:14:18, Brisbane
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“EVEN BETTER Than Expected…EXCEPTIONAL Staff, Service and Restaurant”

BYD Lofts was yet another property chosen by my wife, due to reviews here on TripAdvisor, for us to stay during our extended overseas holiday out of Australia. Yet again, our expectations were exceeded.

The driver from BYD Lofts was waiting for us upon our arrival at Phuket Airport as arranged in advance, with chilled water in the car for us, and “chilling” music playing on the drive to Patong (this genre of music was playing every time we dined in the restaurant at BYD Lofts, and just always seemed to add to the sense of calm and relaxation we felt throughout our stay at BYD Lofts).

Our one bedroom apartment was more spacious and a little “lighter and brighter” than we expected (though the pictures on the internet do provide an accurate reflection of the rooms and property generally), was spotlessly clean, and very well serviced throughout our five night stay.

We had no complaints whatsoever with the comfort of the bed, and the linen and pillows were clean, nice, and of high quality.


The location of BYD Lofts was perfect for us for this stay in Phuket (we usually stay at Kata Noi, but chose to stay at Patong for the first time since 1998), being an easy ten minute walk (or less) from the north end of Patong Beach, and far enough from Bangla Road to be away from the crowds and noise, but another easy walk if we did want to go there.

The friendliness of the staff at BYD Lofts, and the level of service they provide are outstanding…even by Thai standards. All of the staff went out of their way to greet us personally every time we entered the lobby or the restaurant, and knew our preferences for water and wine by the third time we dined in the restaurant.

Next time we go to Phuket and decide to stay at Patong instead of Kata Noi, we will stay at BYD Lofts.
johnbevD
11-10-2012 05:10:56, Perth
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“A pleasant change from resort style hotels”

We were looking for something different than the usual resort hotel and were pleasantly surprised. One of the few hotel web sites that actually have photos that reflect what you are getting. We stayed for 9 nights and would definitely stay again as it felt like being in your own house. We started the holiday off on the right foot by organising our transport through the hotel. No hassle with the taxi gestapo. Made our own breakfast out on the balcony, what a relaxing way to start the day. All the people in the area were so friendly it made it seem like a friendly village lifestyle. To top it off they have a cheap wine shop/bar. Highly recommended, friendly service, close to the beach.
AussieCowboy
09-10-2012 02:20:18, Byron Bay
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“Spectacular”

It is well located between the main drag and the beach, and although it is in the heart of Patong, being in a quiet side street it is shielded somewhat from the crazy crowded main road.

Designed and managed by a pair of Dutchmen, the interior decor is superb, and every detail is attended to with quality and class. We booked a one bedroom apartment on the fifth floor of the new building. The lift opened to our apartment alone... lots of glass and mirror, big sliding doors out onto the balcony, electrically operated blinds, twin showers, ducted aircon, a big orchid plant, two big flat screen TV´s were some of the features of this spectacular hotel.

The restaurant was just as good, serving clean quality food at a reasonable price, and great design and decor.

We arrived at the hotel by car. Due to all the one way streets it was a bit hard to find, but they made up for that by allowing me to park my car right in front of the door.

If you´re arriving by plane they have two Mercedes (one a convertible) ready to pick you up for Bt1200 (US$40). Our apartment worked out at about US$100 per day. Considering the level I thought this was very reasonable. If this is within you´re price range, look no further.
graySydney
09-10-2012 02:14:55, Sydney
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“2nd Time Around”

My wife and I come to the Phuket area each year for 10 nights and go to 3 dfifferent areas, the last being Patong (mainly for shopping). Last year we spent 3 nights at BYD and discovered all the good things that have been written by others. The best thing about BYD is that in Patong it is a haven from the hustle and bustle. Quiet, friendly and with just the right amount of oppulence that lets everyone feel comfortable.
This year we again spent 3 nights and decided to upgrade to a larger deluxe suite in the main building. It was a great room but as a couple we found the extra space wasnt necessary as the standard deluxe is more than big enough. The restaurant is more expensive than others in the area but it has a lovely relaxed atmosphere and the food is very good. We spent the last afternoon in the restaurant, waiting for the hire car to the airport and chilling out on cocktails and nibbles.
If you want that special place at the end of a hard days shopping or nights entertainment, this is the place.
Mal M
09-10-2012 02:05:28, Melbourne
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“First class quality from beginning to end.”

Our pleasant experience with BYD Lofts began in the planning stages and I was impressed with Alex's prompt and courteous response to my enquiries and endless questions. We were traveling with 5 kids and nothing was too much trouble. We were then greeted on our arrival by friendly and attentive staff who looked after us throughout the duration of our stay and waved us off as we left. We had 2 rooms and would have loved an interconnecting door so my wife and I didn't have to sleep in different apartments; Alex has said this will be fixed for our next visit! The apartments were very spacious and nicely maintained but it was the central location to the beach and main Patong street that was the most appealing to us. We felt at home at BYD Lofts and were very happy with our choice.
Teo_teonada
28-09-2012 01:22:46, Melbourne, Victoria
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5
“room in heaven*****”

5-star hotel as comfortable as one could then even this. lm visit this hotel 6 times hotel.No need to go anywhere else because here everything you wish% 100servise%100 happy %100 holiday %100 clean %100 so friendly & helpful%100.BYD Lofts one adress lux comfort that you can install your dreams....
Martin4368
28-09-2012 01:21:42, Perth,
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“Absolute Gem”

Recently spent a week in this superb boutique hotel, from the moment you get picked up from the airport in there Mercedes Benz the incredible service commences. The restaurant is to die for,some of the finest food I have ever eaten in Thailand, good and prepared to very high standards, and reasonable priced. The rooms are very well appointed and of a high standard, serviced daily.Centrally located in Patong, walking distance to everything. The beach, restaurants,nightlife all just minutes away. The most pleasing aspect of BYD Loft is the staff some of the best you will encounter in Thailand. We cannot wait to get back there that is for sure.
instyle11
28-09-2012 01:20:58, Adelaide
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“Staff make you feel special”

Coming home to BYD Lofts each day was lovely - the staff were so friendly & helpful. Our apartment was so roomy, quiet & comfortable. Very close by are ATMs, Family Marts, laundry service directly opposite main entrance, plenty of good places to eat, Beautyland just across street etc.
jonno22
28-09-2012 01:18:52, Sydney
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“Great apartment!”

Stayed in July,loved the place! Liked the balconey,the plentyful supply of large towels,the restaurant,the friendliness & location.I am only a coal miner( no degree) I I had no trouble operating the coffee machine(no I don't have one at home). Hey ,I guess if you can't boil water (to make tea),it may be difficult for you.I ate local,cheap, just around the corner also at the retaurant downstairs(loved the style) selection of wines & food good.
I did'nt think it so far off the main road,should be able to hit it with a rock.Close enough to the beach as well, you can google all this but get out & explore. I could reccomend this Hotel/apartment whole heartedly,I would certainly stay again.
1 tip for the management, even though a laundry service is only accross the street,a washing machine or a laundry room would be an asset.
Quynh N
20-09-2012 03:55:15, Sydney
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“Ultra modern apartments !!!”

We booked 4 loft apartments for our family holiday in Phuket and we could not be more pleased with them! BYD Lofts self service apartments are value for money, ultra modern and very spacious! We were given apartments so close together so we felt like we were in a big home walking between apartments/rooms! We loved the decor and design of the apartments - very nice!!! The staff were very helpful and friendly .... I even watched the housekeepers clean the adjacent apartments across the road and they were so meticulous and thorough - great job!!!
It's not right on the Patong Beach strip but within walking distance. Food stalls and 7/11 are just around the corner!!!
We will be back!!!
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality !!!
Robert S
20-09-2012 03:53:10, Sydney
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“Just keeps getting better .....”

Just completed yet another wonderful holiday in Patong Beach where for the second time I stayed at the BYD Lofts for three weeks - given I've visited Phuket for fourteen straight years I believe I am more than qualified to pass judgement. The formula at the BYD Lofts is very simple - it is built on one word .... excellence!

From when you are collected at the airport in the latest Mercedes to being greeted at reception (which takes no time to book in) to being escorted to your room - it is all about smiles, courtesy and outstanding customer experience.

The apartments are simply outstanding - cutting edge and five star! This is what differs BYD Lofts from the other resorts as living in a spacious 1 bedroom apartment with a lounge and kitchen and spacious balcony is so much better than having your bed as focal point in a room where you have to go outside to clear ones mind. At the BYD Lofts nothing compares to what they have to offer as it is a pleasure to sometimes just hang around the apartment and relax reading a book whilst chilling out.

I simply can't compliment the staff enough they are outstanding to the extent that we are all friends which is what makes staying there such a pleasurable experience.

Already when I returned I booked for another month over Christmas and New Year and I'm counting down the days until we all get to say hello (Sawasdee) again.
Shel12310
20-09-2012 03:50:58, Perth
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5
“Excellence Yet Again!”

We have stayed at BYD many times & each time is better than the last stay. From the moment we stepped into the lobby, the beautiful smiles and the instant recognition from staff made us feel so welcomed.
The BYD apartments, service, food and general hospitality has never faltered, it just gets better.
We chose to stay at BYD not only for the obvious but also for the great location. It is within walking distance to everything and yet far enough away from the hustle and bustle.
The BYD experience should be tried by all as it provides luxury even if you are on a budget! What more can one ask for. Thanks again Alex & staff.
Debbie D
20-09-2012 03:50:00, Perth
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5
“Excellent”

Stayed at BYD Lofts last week for 2 nights . BYD Lofts are situated down a quiet small street off the main road, so away from all the noise at night and street vendors during the day, but close to the beach. The apartments come in different sizes depending on what you require or how many people you have staying. They all have a kitchen, dining and lounge room, open plan design with adjoining bedroom/bedrooms and bathroom. Very modern clean decor throughout and individually hand painted artwork in the main living area and bedroom. The moment you enter the apartment it has that real "Wow" factor that I must admit caught me by surprise. I have stayed in many hotels and sometimes the photos can be somewhat different to the real thing but this apatment was just like what you see on their website. The staff, like most places where very friendly, but BYD staff all seemed to be proud of their work and most of all, their hotel. With a up market restaurant and bar downstairs, private pool on the roof, wine cellar, huge clean rooms, free internet, courtesy driver and great location, I'm not sure there's much else you could possibly want!
rooms, very clean with all the facilities. Staff - Extremely polite and willing to help. Special mention for Harry (Exec Manager) who truly understands customer servicing. All in all, totally worth it. Make your stay at Patong even more special by staying at BYD!!!
Debbie
Just4me2020
20-09-2012 03:48:32, Sydney
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“WOW - what a place to say!”

From the time I was greeted at Phuket Airport by Milo, BYD Loft’s driver, to the time he drove me back to the airport 10 days later I felt spoilt and indulged. All the staff were friendly and efficient, the apartment was like the photos and more. I will be back – soon I hope!
Neil M
20-09-2012 03:47:40, Sydney
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5
“BYD Lofts ... Truly Impressive”

I stayed at BYD Lofts for 3 nights on my way hoe from exploring southern China. I'd found it on line and selected from a few photos and value for money. On arrival every expectation I had was exceeded!

The ultra modern decor was amazing, very functional and the rooms spacious, with every possible mod-con available and working. The balcony gave a view to a quiet street and was a relaxing spot. Staff showed the best of Thai qualities..friendly, warm, efficient and so polite and helpful. Well presented.

Location was about 15 minutes from Bangla Street and a block from the beach. This area was very clean, modern and above all allowed a quiet night sleep.

The hotel upgraded my airport drive from a Honda tro Mercedes 500 and made me feel like a king.

Overall, I would unhestitatingly recommend BYD for either single, couple or a family stays and will be returning myself next chance I get!
Peter D
20-09-2012 03:36:48, Melbourne
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5
“Welcome to Paradice”

I stayed at BYD Lofts last week for 3 nights and loved it so much I extended my stay after having already paid for flights and another hotel in Thailand for the following 2 nights. BYD Lofts are situated down a quiet small street off the main road, so away from all the noise at night and street vendors during the day, but close to the beach. The apartments come in different sizes depending on what you require or how many people you have staying. They all have a kitchen, dining and lounge room, open plan design with adjoining bedroom/bedrooms and bathroom. Very modern clean decor throughout and individually hand painted artwork in the main living area and bedroom. The moment you enter the apartment it has that real "Wow" factor that I must admit caught me by surprise. I have stayed in many hotels and sometimes the photos can be somewhat different to the real thing but this apatment was just like what you see on their website. The staff, like most places where very friendly, but BYD staff all seemed to be proud of their work and most of all, their hotel.
With a up market restaurant and bar downstairs, private pool on the roof, wine cellar, huge clean rooms, free internet, courtesy driver and great location, I'm not sure there's much else you could possibly want!
It was all I wanted, hence the fact I decided extend my stay longer, just lucky for me they had the room.
Glenn S
20-09-2012 02:40:39, Sydney
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5
“Fantastic”

Booked this hotel for 4 nights when we visited Patong at the end of July 2012 based on the reviews on trip advisor. I have to say that we were not disappointed. Firstly we arrange pick up at the airport, we arrived to one of the staff holding our name on a card. He said he needed to go get the car. What arrived was a Mercedes with cold towels and water for us which was great after a long trip. When we arrived at the Hotel the staff told us that they had upgraded our room to a deluxe executive suite. The room looked amazing, full kitchen, King Size bed, Leather lounge, big plasma screen TV with surround sound, great balcony and a upmarket bathroom with full bath and rainwater shower plus free WiFi. The room was very clean and quiet, we could not hear any noise at night or during the day. The staff were all exceptional with their customer service and even came out to farewell us when we left. This is truly one, of if not the best hotel I have stayed at. Very comfortable with great customer service. Will be definately staying here again when I visit Patong in the future A++++++++
Elise F
11-09-2012 06:20:47, Canberra
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5
“Beautiful BYD”

This place was one of three that I stayed in whilst in Phuket and I believe it was the best! While the other places I stayed were good BYD just went above and beyond (for example giving me a gorgeous decorated birthday cake for my birthday)! The staff were amazing, the room was so modern and beautiful I didn't want to leave. Bangala road and the beach were within a very easy walk but were also a good distance away so you could relax and be away from the crowds. Also the cleanliness was unmatched by any place I have ever stayed (including Australia) on a daily basis staff would be always cleaning every area of the hotel. I have and will recomend this to friends and is also top of the list for my accomodation for next time.
Richard T
10-09-2012 03:31:49, Sydney
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“One of the better places”

I stayed for 5 days at BYD lofts. I found the apartment to be very clean and furniture to be nice. The ensuite bathroom was good as well as the air con system. Nothing like coming home after a hot day and having the air con on. The staff where friendly and helpful as well as the surrounding businesses (laundry and massage shops) which were true professionals. Located off the main road which is good for noise distractions. Would definately stay again on our next stay in Patong. Thanks BYD
intikuma
10-09-2012 03:26:24, western australia
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5
“A beautiful place to escape the madness of Patong”

I wasn't particularly thrilled with Patong but staying at BYD Lofts was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The apartment was exactly what we were expecting - modern furnishing, large, clean, had everything we wanted and even though it was in Patong, it was not close to the busiest part but was only a 5 min walk to the main drag. The staff were extremely friendly, helpful and professional, and I cannot fault anything about our stay there. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants some affordable luxury! We also hired a car through reception and parking there was not a problem.
maybebaby45
10-09-2012 03:21:27, Melbourne
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5
“BYD Lofts reach 'lofty' heights of excellence”

My wife and I stayed for 7 nights in a one bedroom apartment in June 2012 and were absolutely
delighted with everything.The apartment was very modern/ contempory even with beautiful
abstract art pieces adorning the walls-nice touch! Staff were extremely friendly and helpful- special mention to chef 'Daniel' ; and staff who serve magnificient Thai and international cuisine and
very reasonably priced in a lovely environment/vibe.Would not hesitate to recommend and we
will stay there again on our next visit. Max&Jane (Australia)
Phoebe C
07-09-2012 02:53:28, Broadbeach
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5
“Amazing rooms, food, service”

Stayed at BYD Lofts for one night and was very sad to leave!
Was the best accommodated hotel we stayed in for our whole trip.
Spacious, modern, comfortable huge rooms! Amazing service and our food was incredible.
If you don't mind a 15-20 minute walk into the heart of Patong or taking a Tuk Tuk I would definitely recommend it!
Perfect for couples and friends and family
Jan281255100
07-09-2012 01:16:11, Melbourne
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5
“Fabulous stay to BVD Lofts”

We stayed for one week at The BVD Lofts, Patong and loved the accomodation. We had a beautiful one bedroom appartment which had a large luxurious bathroom, full size kitchen and lovely lounge. Wonderfully large floor to ceiling windows, large balcony with fully opening doors out to a dining area. Contemporary design, with a welcoming restaurant and bar at ground level. All the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Location 3 minutes from the beach and walking distance to the action of Patong, yet in a quiet and pretty street environment. Would definitely return here and highly recommend this accomodation.
Matthew D
06-09-2012 23:00:54, Sydney, New South Wales
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“Super Great Service and Super Place To Stay!!”

I stayed with a mate at BYD Lofts late June 2012. I have to say that these serviced apartments really exceeded my expectations. The rooms are clean, the pool is a little oasis on the roof, the food is great and most of all the bill was not too high.

BYD were very accommodating setting up a second bed in the apartment for my mate for an additional fee. The walk to the beach is not too far (also near the Gay/Lesbian beach) and there are some excellent places to eat nearby too.

If you are looking for a clean & tidy apartment in the hustle of Patong but far enough away not to be noisy you cannot get better than BYD.

Apartments are so much better than big hotel chains and BYD really proves this correct.

I normally stay at another great serviced apartment in Kamala although I now believe BYD is the place for me in Phuket.

A big thank-you to the staff at BYD, thank-you for making our stay so easy and enjoyable.

Cheers
Train000
06-09-2012 22:55:47,
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5
“Luxery apartments”

We stayed here for 4 nights in may 2012 and would have been quiet happy to move in permanently. Im not a fan of Phuket but should you find yourself here then this is a great place to stay. We paid roughly $110 per night inc. breakfast for 2 people in the smallest apartment. However we were upgraded to a larger apartment which was extremely modern and like the best ever inner city apartment you could dream of. Very clean and very vogue. Staff were very helpful. Breakfast was just fantastic and very few 5 star restaurants offer such great meals.
The hotel is about 2 blocks back from the water so if you want beach views then this probably isnt the place for you. There is a great night market in the alley/street behind BYD which has some great cheap eats and Patong shopping centre and all the attractions are only a 15 minute walk.
Great hotel/apartments.
Robert W
10-08-2012 00:14:15, Hallidays Point
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5
“First class all the way”

This was my second visit to BYD lofts and although its been 5yrs, absolutely nothing had deminished in service or quality of room. I stayed in a single bedroom unit (suitable for 2 adults) and it wanted for nothing. I'm a coffee lover and knew their kitchens were equiped with Nespresso machines (same as home), So I travelled with my own coffee flavour and had my fix everyday. Its the little things that make the difference from a good time to a great memory and one that will make me return again. A big thanks to all the staff as there were no outstanding ones, just everyone. From the pool man to the manager who personally returned a computor memory stick to me (that I carelessly left in the room) whilst I awaited my hire car return trip to the airport.
Sunnyperth6
10-08-2012 00:11:36, Perth
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5
“Excellent as always !!”

I'm a avid traveler and quiet picky but being now for the 3rd time back to the BYD Lofts and as ever we are never dissapointed.
Its the perfect spot to sit back and unwind, very clean rooms, full kitchens, beautiful bathrooms and a nice swimming pool on the roof top.

The owners Hans & Alex cannot do enough for you, nothing is too much trouble. It really is without doubt a jewel in Patong Beach and just within 5 minutes walking distance to the Famous Patong Beach. Keep up the good work Hans & Alex and all the staff, cant wait to come back soon ! and I really want to recommend the BYD Lofts to all and every one !!
trevor c
10-08-2012 00:08:09, Adelaide
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4
“Home away from home....”

I had very high expectations from all the reviews i had read before coming to B.Y.D Lofts.And i was not disappointed, very fast check in and smiles all round. I had booked the 100sm apartment and it was everything i had hoped for, very modern and very clean.The prices of the restaurants were very reasonable, only ate there twice because there are so many good places near. This is my 4th trip to Phuket and i will be back to B.Y.D. Thank you for a grate holiday. See you next time.
Keith M
10-08-2012 00:03:09, Adelaide
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5
“A jewel in Patong”

We stayed in BYD Loft apartments for one night, but we would have loved to have stayed a bit longer. The grand deluxe two bedroom apt is sensational. Lots of room, modern and stylish furnishings and close to the main strip of shops, bars and restaurants. The staff are VERY attentive and friendly, a credit to the establishment. Thanks for a short, yet memorable stay.
AllanoBrisbane
07-08-2012 10:50:47, Brisbane
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5
“Genuine 5 star apartment .”

Stayed 7 nights and in the new building and was blown away with the quality of the unit.
The staff were friendly and the restaurant very good though a little exy.The location is tops with great sea food cafes and massage and far enough from the night clubs for peace and quiet.
Only a 5minute walk to the beach,the room has no outlook however this is more than compensated with the positives.
BYD lofts is for me undoubtedly the best value referral I have experienced via Trip Advisor.
Thank you.
drbenhanson
07-08-2012 10:50:05, sydney
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5
“Oasis in a sea of filth and rip offs”

Thanks tripadvisor for steering me towards byd loft apartments after a disatrous checkin at another hotel (the royal paradise or 'helladise&# 039smilie. Every aspect of byd lofts is wonderful including the restaurant with the elegant dining prepared by Daniel the dashing Danish chef. Happy hour at 10 pm is a must. Clean and functioning rooms with impressive artwork and free fast wifi add to the all round inclusions at this small boutique hotel. I stayed in one of the 100 sq metre 1 bedroom apartments and it felt like home away from home. Don't stay anywhere else in Patong.
Catherine L
07-08-2012 10:46:27, Brisbane
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5
“OUTSTANDING SERVICED APARTMENTS - 5 STAR ACCOMMODATION”

My husband and I have just returned from a 12 night stay at BYD Lofts. We can honestly say this has been one of the best holidays we have had in many years. Firstly, the accommodation is of very high standard, rooms are exceptional - very chic and modern, serviced daily, free wi-fi, ipod docking station, 2 large flat screen tvs. The staff at BYD Lofts can not do enough to assist you they are always smiling, very friendly and always up for a quick joke - this is certainly one of the reasons we enjoyed our stay. The dining experience was certainly 5 star - breakfast is fresh and plentyful, the head chef Daniel was always popping out to ensure you enjoyed your meal and dining experience. The dinner menu changes frequently so you can have an array of choices. Loved the Pizza and Pasta!! Location is great, rooms are quiet with blockout curtains, only 10mins from shopping and 5mins to the Beach. The quiet street outside BYD Lofts offers laundry, massages, all tours/scooter hire, hairdressers - Reception can also organise all of this. Both owners Alex and Hans are on hand nearly every day to make sure you are enjoying your stay and are more than willing to assist in any manner - both extremley helpful. We absolutely recommend you stay at BYD Lofts and when you do you will understand why they are No.1 in Patong. Make sure you get Milo to pick you up in the Mercedes when you arrive, beautiful drive from the airport - enjoyed the cool towels and cold bottled water.
kate_ob7
06-08-2012 17:55:15, Varsity Lakes
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5
“Five star!!! We will be back”

We have just returned from a 10 night stay at BYD Lofts and we can't say enough good things about it! Our accommodation was first class - for a couple coming from the Gold Coast in Queensland - we have never staying in a place that was so clean and well looked after. Modern amenities, friendly staff and so close to all of the action but still far enough away to not be bothered by the noise. The restaurant at the hotel was amazing!! We dined here most night and Daniel the head chef - made sure our meals were perfect and they were. 5 star!! You must get Milo to collect you from the airport from the brand new Mercedes Sedan - for approx $30 aud. The wine bar, the cocktails, the music - everything was more than you would ever expect. DONT STAY ANYWARE ELSE!!! It definitely deserves its number one rating for Patong beach. We are already planning our next stay. From 401B John and Wendy Hart
Peter D
06-08-2012 17:50:30, Melbourne
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5
“BYD stands for-Beyond Your Dreams”

I stayed at BYD Lofts in April 2012 in a 100sq Apartment and it's got to be the most impressive Apartments available in Patong.
The moment you walk in the room you feel like this is going to be a great holiday. Awesome is the only word to describe the Apartments, as I was shown through my apartment I was just thrilled with everything I was seeing. Everything is so "big", big lounge suite, big bed, big plasma, big kitchen, bedroom and bathroom!! It even had a big outside balcony and dining setting for breakfast or dinner and drinks.
The whole place was spotlessly clean and had really nice touches like towels folded up into the shape of little elephants sitting on the bed. It's the extra little details along with the big details that set this place apart from other hotels I've stayed in.
There was a private pool on the roof with a view, very secluded, and if you're like me, feel like reading a good book there are big lounges to lay on in between jumping in to cool off for a quick dip.
The entire hotel looks clean, brand new and has that "Chic" factor they claim in their advertisement, from the front desk to the restaurant and bar it's all very impressive.
So if you're dreaming of a great Asian holiday in Patong, this place may well make your holiday become Beyond Your Dreams!

It certainly did for me!!

Thank you to Alex and all his staff, great people, great business.
Boiaboiawaga
06-08-2012 17:46:41, Mackay
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5
“This place is first class - don't bother looking elsewhere”

Just had three nights in BYD lofts and will definitely return.

All of the rave reviews on TripAdvisor are justified by the quality of this establishment.

Check in was prompt and the "WOW" factor is evident as soon as you enter your room.

I stayed in a one bedroom apartment (S402) in the annex opposite the main building. The cleanliness of the apartment and the quality of the fitout is first class, and the owners and their staff can be justifiably proud

Two large flat screen TV's, a quality bed with quality linen, bathroom fittings that you'd expect in a five star hotel, a magnificently appointed kitchen... the list is endless. In room wifi was secure and fast.

Some reviewers comment on the distance to Jungceylon / Bangla, but my experience is that it is an enoyable 15 minute walk. if you don't want to walk to Jungceylon / Bangla, then BYD makes their hotel cars (two late model Mercedes) available for the trip at THB 200 (AUD $7) which is the same price as getting a Tuk Tuk.

The walk to the beach is 5 minutes

Ate at the in house restaurant on two out of three nights (the advertised special - three courses THB 599 (AUD $22)) and was not disappointed. Although a little more expensive than some "street" ; restaurants, the ambience of the BYD restaurant and the quality of the food makes up for the price difference.

The set breakfast (THB 299 - AUD $11) is substantial and represents excellent value

BYD is set in a quite area approximately 80 metres from Rat - U - Thit Rd. There are no noisy clubs / bars nearby, so sleep is not interrupted

Just next to the annex building is a laundry / travel agency that offers washing services at THB 50 (AUD $1.60) per kilo. I had a number of loads of washing done here and the clothes were ready in less than 12 hours and were returned in perfect condition

Every once in a while you come across a quality establishment such as this. Any future stays on Phuket will be here
Damien4111
06-08-2012 17:45:32, Brisbane
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5
“Best suites in Phuket”

Superb fittings, spacious, clean and very very modern apartments.

They are tucked away in a side street, a little bit away from the main street of Bangala Road, but that in itself is an asset to many.

The beach is only a short 5 minute stroll, there is a small pool, but nothing to rave about.

We opted for the 1 bedroom, a little more than a lead in studio, but we liked it, we like the extra space that they provide.

Everything was very much deluxe, from the furniture to the quality towels, beach/pools included.

Very clean and just fantastic, there are just too many things to mention and all quality.
Adnan B
06-08-2012 17:42:19, Brisbane
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5
“The Best Apartments in Patong - by far!! Fantastic staff, immaculate apartments and delicious food!”

First time in Phuket and we couldn't believe our luck to come across BYD Lofts!! Fantastic service, immaculate apartments and never ending smiles from all the staff made our experience at Patong, Phuket unforgettable! I guess the only 'minus' and that's of course, if it can be called minus are couple extra kilos gained from delicious food made by professional European chef in BYD Lofts Restaurant downstairs. What we miss the most is that extra mile always provided to make our experience at BYD Lofts the Best ever! We are extremely proud and confident to say - not 4 to 5 or 5 service but DIAMOND Service!! It doesn't get better than this!! Rest assured, we will be coming back to Phuket for many more times but one thing we know for sure - it will always start with BYD Lofts!!
Smiths0n
06-08-2012 17:41:22, Surfers Paradise
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5
Stayed with our family in two rooms for 3-4 weeks in Grand Deluxe Apartment with Pool Access and Deluxe Apartment. We hardly stayed in our deluxe apartment, because the grand deluxe with pool access was more convenient and bigger!
Service was excellent, as well as the facilities. Very helpful and nice staff. Great experience.
Especially liked the pool on the top floor.
Restaurant on the first floor looked nice but the food was bit overpriced for the quality: very mild.
Definitely good place to stay.
cf1992
04-08-2012 08:56:25, Sydney
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5
“AMAZING!!!!!”

My partner and i stayed at the BYD lofts for 2 nights in February 2012. I cannot say a bad thing about these apartments they really are outstanding and impressive , the food was amazing , the accommodation and the grounds are immaculate and i would recommend anyone going to Patong to stay here. The staff are excellent and we enjoyed every minute of our stay and didn't want to leave. We will definitely be back !!
Shel12310
02-08-2012 02:44:41, Perth
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5
“Amazing Stay....”

Thanks Alex & team for a great stay as always. The apartments are gorgeous, the beds very comfortable.
Nothing was too much trouble, as the staff were only too happy to assist with any request.
It did not matter how early or late in the day, the staff always had a beautiful friendly smile. They took the time to have a chat and a laugh. Always polite.
Food at BYD is second to none. Great breakfasts. Loved happy hour as we got to chat with fellow BYD holiday makers who also raved about the staff and the service. And of course, the bar staff, again, were a delight.

Well done. We will and are recommending BYD to anyone who wants a great place to stay in Patong.
cptblack
02-08-2012 02:43:45, Perth
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5
“Just great!”

I hate clichés. But Home Away from Home - is the minimum I can say about Loft. Ultra-Modern design, clean, all amenities under one roof including wine shop, very helpful staff not looking in your hands for tips but eagerly want to help. This trip has offered much more than we expected - from King's sister funeral (even Bangla Rd was closed for mourning) to tsunami and Songkramp Festival on last days. And every time we have great support, advise and help from Loft. My favorite - Mercedes coupé on price of tuk-tuk!! Price? It's cheaper than my rent in Perth overcrowded CBD. Place? It’s quiet street 15 minutes walk to Bangla and 5 minutes away from beach.
Thanks Alex! We are looking forward to see you again soon.
925Archer
02-08-2012 02:42:33, Perth
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“Great hotel and location”

We stayed three nights at BYD in March 2012 and loved every minute! The location is great, walking distance to the beach, night-life etc, but tucked away from the crowds and street noise. Rooms are beautifully appointed, spacious, clean. The coffee machine was such a bonus in the morning! We stayed on the fourth floor, with a private pool access; highly recommended. Staff were very helpful (especially Milo!) and the restaurant and bar were great (they make excellent cocktails, and the late happy hour was a perfect way to end each day)
Tara T
01-08-2012 17:42:30, Sydney
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5
“Loved every minute of our stay”

BYD Lofts lived up to all the reviews and more. For the moment you arrive you are made welcome. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment and could not fault it. The decor is amazing, the quality of furnishing and finishes. We stayed for 15 days and i wish it could have been longer.

Everything about this place screams luxury and i would not hesitate to come back again
Coll271254
01-08-2012 17:41:35, melbourne
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5
“apartment style accommodation”

Thanks Alex and Jaan for a wonderful couple of days, you should be very proud of the way you run this hotel, your staff are second to none as absolutely nothing was too much trouble. From the moment we got into the "merc" we were given cold water and cold refreshing towels which was exactly what you need when arriving for the first time. Apartment was exceptional, spacious, well laid out and oh so clean. Your staff were fantastic even asking how I was feeling after being ill, it just seemed everyone cared, even the lady across the street who did our laundry would wave and say hello everytime she saw us.
I would recommend this without hesitation.
Many thanks once again you two have done yourselves proud.
Colleen and Rod
Colinmc400
31-07-2012 17:31:35, Perth
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“Just what i like in a hotel.”

Just back from 7 nights at the BYD Lofts, booked as a result of the reviews here. We had a rental car from the airport and the first try at finding the place was a little tricky, but aim for the Andaman Beach suites and you'll be right. Please note that if the first time we went to take our car into the street the building is on, a guy manning a booth at the side of the entrance told us we needed to pay to park. When i suggested he jump in the car and come and discuss it with the hotel, he waved us on.

We arrived early in the morning and while i knew we would not get access to our room, the front office staff were most polite about it and immediately took and stored our luggage. The room itself was a nice size, very clean and modern and the bed fitted me just right. The shower was roomy and had the advantage of 2 shower heads, which was nice. The kitchen area covered everythng we wanted, which was breakfast only really for us and a fridge for the beer!! As mentioned before the pool area is small, but we never had a problem with a bed, each day we used it late iin the afternoon.

The location suited us just right, being close to the beach and just on the edge of the noisy area and we were never disturbed by outside noise. There are plenty of bars and eating places close by and we did use the hotel restaurant one night. It did appear expensive after a few days of 40 baht green curries in the local cafe's, but the service was good and it was easy to roll into bed after.

Service was always very polite in the hotel and we really have no complaints at all. If you really want to nit pick and this may be important to someone, then we found the water in the kitchen sink not hot enough for washing up an dout A/C unit would not switch off on the thermostat, so it could get a bit chilly, but it was nice to be able to jump under the covers and warm up.

All round very good and i would go back.
Garyn Liz
31-07-2012 17:26:04, Brisbane
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5
“Best Place to Stay in Patong”

We had only 2 nights in Patong ; and we picked the BEST place to stay in Patong - The staff at BYD Lofts are amazing- so kind and helpful. We had trouble with the door key and the lock , and the staff could not get it fixed fast enough . The suite was just great - clean, big and comfortable -althought the air con seemed to be having trouble cooling the rooms- but that was the only minus. The Lofts are within walking distance of everything in Patong so that was another bonus. This really is a great place to stay They even organised our taxi transfer - Hello Mr Chai- thanks for your help too
Chris W
30-07-2012 03:29:41, Sydney
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“Very good”

Very stylish, comfortable and spacious rooms, a pleasure to stay in - and a place I would very happily stay in on my next visit to Patong.
My only quibbles - 1) hearing running water noises coming from the bathroom in the room next door, and 2) the sewerage smell that one of my travelling companions had in his room.
Apart from that, very good!
Vanessa V
30-07-2012 03:25:19, Sydney
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“great location, fantastic staff and great hotel!!”

My husband and I spent 5days at BYD lofts and what a great experience. We were suppose to be picked up in a Honda civic but were given an upgrade in a Mercedes which was a great surprise. Milo our driver was so friendly and took care of us. They gave us nice cold towels and cold water once we got in the car!!

We arrived 2 hours early but they were more than happy to check us in early. Front desk were friendly and very helpful.

We got the 1 bedroom apartment. The room was beautiful!! very modern which we liked, great sorround sound system so good for those who have an iPhone or iPod. If you are a couple only staying for a short while I wouldn't recommend having the 1bedroom apartment we found we never used the kitchen as we were out most of the time. Its great for families though has everything that you need to keep you comfortable.

Only thing I didn't enjoy was breakfast it was very plain, no big deal though as the rest of there food is great!! They make the best cocktails as well so make sure you get in on happy hour!

Also we could hear people walking up and down our hallway so the rooms arent very sound proof but didnt bother as.

Location is good as well, as its far enough from the hustle and bustle of Patong night life but only a 5min walk to the beach. We really enjoyed our stay here and would def go back again. Highly recommend staying here.
MRC69
28-07-2012 18:40:57, Perth
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“R & M”

Just returned from our stay with BYD had 5 nights in a ground floor apartment with a lovely courtyard it had a spacious lounge and kitchen and seperate bedroom with en-suite bathroom lovely fittings and fixtures, we returned for our last three days before flying home and was given a first floor apartment again beautifully appointed with all the same type of furniture and fittings slightly differnt lay-out great we loved staying there. The staff were very professional and nothing was to much trouble for them from the reception to the restaurant and bar all were lovely we had many a fun night chatting to other guest and staff around the bar of an evening and not fogetting our kind management friends Hans and Alex and Jay thanks guys we had a wonderful time and hope to see you very soon
Cheers......
Jennit56
28-07-2012 18:37:39, Perth
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5
“Excellent location, spacious clean apartments and friendly staff.”

Great location, far enough away from the main crowded Patong area, only a 5 min walk to beach, the staff are helpful, friendly and very efficient. We booked a 1 bedroom grande deluxe apartment and was upgraded to a 2 bedroom for our 2 week stay at Patong Beach. The apartment is spacious and decorated very modern and very clean. Will definitely recommend to other friends and would stay here again next time in Patong. Next door to BYD is a wine store, excellent clean friendly massage (Heartland Massage) a little Sandwiche Shoppe, yummy breakfast, drinks, coffee and lunch. Highly recommend this hotel, facilities, food and service.
Andrew S
26-07-2012 00:23:54, Melbourne
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5
I had a quick 2 night stay at the BYD lofts after a few days prior at the Marriot in Surin.

I can honestly say that the BYD was one of the nicest hotels I've stayed at. Stylish, funky, and fantastic facilities in the room. The top of the line sound system provided us with some solid pre drinking sounds before we hit the debortuary of Patong! The staff were also extremely helpful, and spoke perfect english. I also hit the hotel restaurant a few times, and must say that it was also some of the best food I ate during my Thailand tour. Well played all around!!
sonitalaportuguesa
25-07-2012 09:15:44, Sydney
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5
“Lifestyle you deserve!”

We have just returned from a 12 nights at the BYD Lofts and had a superb time.
From the moment we arrived we knew we had made the right choice.
The aspects of the hotel that made it so special for us were as follows: the wonderful relaxed atmosphere that we expected of the hotel which is driven by the " understated but extremely effective and professionalism of the management and their staff at the BYD Lofts " ! attentive and friendly staff at the reception, bar, restaurant, and housekeeping, thank you for making our holiday memorable !
the Bar & Bistro restaurant - we ate in the restaurant numerous times and always had brilliant food and wine's on very reasonable prices.
We gave the European menu a miss because we like to sample the food of the region.
The Thai food was one of the best we have eaten and their breakfast let you going on for the whole day !
The rooms were superb, specious, clean with big flatscreen TV's - iPod Station Surround sound system, you don't want to leave, some times we just stay " at home " in the evening as it was so nice relaxing like being at home, having a nice glass of wine on our specious balcony with some friends that came over and were also very impressed !
We visited many other hotels in the past year in Patong Beach and we believed none of them came that close to the atmosphere of the BYD Lofts, no wonder that they are that high ranked in Patong Beach, for me they are also "The number 1 " Thank you BYD to make our holiday so wonderful and we really highly recommend this place, it's a livestyle you deserve !!.
Auztraveller
25-07-2012 04:41:06,
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“Wow finally a hotel that understands customer service AAAA++++++”


Stayed here 4 days and all i can say is WoW I wish I did not have to leave.i have been to thailand many times and i have to say this hotel was the best in patong by far with the friendly greeting when we arrived by the front desk staff member Nate she was outstanding she was so helpfull and not rude at all this is somthing that is hard to find in patong .
The rooms were flawless and the staff were exceptional if your going to stay in patong this is your place. I can not fault this hotel at all I just wish i had known about it before !!
Highly recommend this hotel smilie
Lex33
25-07-2012 04:39:14, Canberra
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5
“Great property”

BYD Lofts are great apartments, we had a one bedroom 80sq and found it to be spacious, immacualtely clean and in a good location. I would definitely recommend and would stay again if i ever had any intention of returning to Patong beach (which i don't, didn't really like it). But if BYD Lofts were located in other cities/countries I would definitely stay with them again. They were great. Oh and our driver to and from airport, was absolutely lovely, probably the highlight of a trip :-) Feel bad that i can't remember his name but he definitely deserves a pay rise !!!!
Bernie M
25-07-2012 02:01:29, Rockhampton
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5
Happy Hour at the Bar

Enjoyed a 3 night holiday with my wife and 3 adult daughters in a 2 bedroom apartment. First impressions on arrival at the apartments was very good. Very friendly staff to greet us who were happy to talk to us while we completed check-in procedure. All room facilities were of high standard and housekeeping was prompt, friendly and efficient. Restaurant and bar staff were also very friendly and we enjoyed fantastic food and service. Had one very long night at the bar; stayed well past the end of Happy Hour, encouraged by friendly barmen who had to suffer endless photo oportunities. Wife and daughters had too many cocktails and started siging along with the band (I of course was quite sober). Management took the time to talk to us and made us feel welcome. Would love to have stayed longer.
Wayn C
24-07-2012 20:31:47, sydney
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5
“What a pleasure to arrive @ the BYD Lofts agian !!”

We visited the BYD Lofts for the 3rd time in January 2012 and stayed 10 days (wish I could of stayed longer). The warm welcome we received upon arrival made us feel like we had come home. The staff here are fabulous, friendly and always smiling and it is clearly evident that they are proud of what they are doing, the staff and management have my utmost respect!
The rooms are designed very well and are very spacious and equipped with modern amenities and everything you could possibly need.

We had the latest flat screen TV in our living area and bedroom which had free internet on it. We had a very cool new coffee machine, which was great to wake up to and have a coffee on the balcony.

The rooms are very clean and it is so easy to sit back and relax in them and forget that you are even in Patong as you feel very at home. The rooms are cleaned daily and seriously cannot be faulted !! There is also free wifi in all the rooms, this was a bonus for keeping in touch with my family.

The restaurant and bar had a very relaxed vibe about it; and the staff here again are fantastic. The quality of food is superb and the cocktails were delicious! Once again BYD has lived up to my high hopes and expectations without seeming to even make an effort! If you don't want to be caught in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Patong, but still like to wander down into the hustle occasionally, then this is the place for you.
diron5
23-07-2012 04:30:53, Canberra
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5
“Fantastic place to stay...”

We stayed for 5 nights in July 2011 with 2 other couples. This place is fantastic, there is everything you could possibly want. We each had a 1 bedroom (100SQ.M) apartment & all 3 were slightly different, beautifully furnished, spacious and spotlessly clean.
Everything to do with this place is to a very high standard - the staff, the service, the food, the decor.
Upon coming or going the staff were always friendly & polite, they were extremely helpful with any enquiry or request.
IT IS about a 10-15 minute walk up to Bangla Road/ Junceylon Mall and about a further 10 minutes to the O Top Markets BUT it doesn't seem that far as there is always something to stop and look at and you can always catch a tuk tuk.
Being slightly further away from Bangla road means less noise at night.
The pool is slightly small but has a great view of Patong.
The restaraunt was great for breakfast and we also had a delicious lunch there too (beautiful and relaxing atmosphere).
There are plenty of massage places, nail saloons and laundries in the same street for great prices.
This was our 6th trip to Patong and our 1st with BYD Lofts, if you want something less like a hotel with more space & staff genuinely interested in wanting you to enjoy your stay then this is the place.
I highly recommend BYD to everyone I can't say one negative word about it.
Robert S
23-07-2012 04:29:08, Sydney
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5
“WOW Factor + + + much more!”

Been visiting Patong for the last twelve years and always stayed at a different hotel until a new management arrived and everyone decided to look for a new home. So I booked at the BYD Lofts thinking that it can't look as good as it does in the photos - how wrong was I it was even better. From the moment when I was picked up at the airport to when I checked - out the total experience well and truly exceeded my expectations. The staff are in a word outstanding. From the front desk to the cleaning staff to the restaurant staff - what a standard they set. The room was spectacular and modern with every modern convenience. Great location the Soi has plenty to offer and an easy walk to Patong Beach and Bangla Road.

The restaurant is sensational - a brilliant selection on the menu from Thai to tapas and the decor and surrounds are like being in a spa.The BYD Lofts ticked every box on my wish list so whilst there I booked in for another two visits as I didn't want to miss out. My only regret is that I didn't know about the BYD Lofts earlier - thankfully I do now smilie Thanks again - Robert.
VickyMcKenzie
08-01-2012 06:00:00, Melbourne
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5
“Fantastic family accommodation”

We recently returned from a terrific holiday to Phuket staying in a 2bdrm apartment at BYD Lofts and Apartments and I can't recommend this accommodation enough. It far exceeded my expectations in every way. We stayed with our two children (8 & 5 yrs) and couldn't have felt more welcome. The location was absolutely perfect, right in the hussle and bustle of Patong without it encroaching on where we were staying. When we tired of the mayhem outside we could retire back to our apartment and have all the luxuries of home, and more. When we tired of the beach with the heat, the vendors and the salt water we would return to the shade and cool of the rooftop pool where you can even get drink service. The apartment was decked out so beautifully and we were pleased to find it had block out curtains throughout so the kids could sleep at any time of the day or night without the bother of light and somehow they have managed to have cut out all the noise outside aswell. The staff were all friendly and helpful and I think this accommodation is magnificent value for money. I would definately stay here again and will definately recommend this place to anyone that is intending a trip to Patong. We had been looking at staying in Kata or Karon but think we had a far better holiday staying here in Patong at BYD, we had everything! Oh, and the artwork on the walls is amazing.
Peter_Durant
23-12-2011 05:05:24, Melbourne
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5
Once again I stayed at BYD Loft's in Patong in October 2011 and struggle to find a reason why not to book there again for my next holiday. I love Patong but what makes so good is staying at BYD Lofts. The Apartments and whole hotel is a nice mixture of trendy modern taste with the luxury you'd expect from a 5 star hotel. Other than the beautiful spacious apartments which consist of a large living room, kitchen and bedroom, the bathrooms have generous size showers, bath tubs and vanity units.
The apartments are cleaned, replenished and refreshed everyday by what sometimes seems a team of lady's with expert precision. The staff from the front desk, restaurant and bar are always happy to acknowledge you and greet you with a warm genuine smile and are only too pleased to help if it's needed.
Big screen plasma with DVD players and surround sound, private pool on the roof, a balcony with every apartment to enjoy a cold beveridge late in the day, just a magic place to stay and I for one wouldn't stay anywhere else.
packmeup
13-12-2011 04:12:00, Melbourne
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5
“Awesome!”
Absolutely loved BYD lofts. Amazing location and room. Absolutely modern and first class. We stayed for our honeymoon and loved it. The Nespresso machine in our 1 br 80 sqm apartment was a delight to wake up to every morning. The bustle of town and the beach only a few minutes away, yet amazing thai food on your door step. A retreat in the middle of the city. LOVED BYD smilie and were treated with lots of kindness as it was our honeymoon. Thanks to all the staff for making it an excellent experience.
Atsani B
30-11-2011 06:35:00, Melbourne
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5
“A Well Deserved Numero Uno”

We had the pleasure to stay at BYD for just over a week in their new Penthouse 2 BR suite. Whilst it was brand new and hence had some teething issues (private lift did not go all the up to suite, faint smell of fresh paint), these were negligible issues incomparable to the overall amazing time we had. The pool, the bar, the breakfast and especially the staff were top notch. However the main feature was our over sized suite. Our room was state-of-the-art, with three huge internet flat screen TVs, contemporary minimalist design living room and kitchen (with coffee maker), floor to ceiling windows and massive king size beds with very fine linen. I could only be so lucky if I can always call this home. The complementary Wifi and optional pickup with their Mercedes CLS were also classy touches and duly appreciated. This place made is extra hard for us to leave Phuket. We had a great time, and would find it challenging to find a better place to stay when on our next visit.
STICKS123
10-11-2011 06:24:00, Melbourne
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5
“fantastic service byd lofts patong”

Stayed Byd lofts september and then returned October 2011, first stay was 11 days, room 102 was fantastic, I only used the kitchen once, everything worked ok, then I ate street food available at the end of the little soi, after attending the vegetarian festival and staying in phuket town, i returned to byd lofts and stayed an additional seven days in a poolside room which was very convenient to the excellent small pool on the top floor. From the girls in the cocktail bar, to the counter service girls to the cleaning staff, all were excellent, On the lady on the service counter, Nicole in the bar area all did a great job, and made my stay exceptional.
Mathew O
30-10-2011 07:09:05, Melbourne
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5
“Put simply, perfect”

I chose to stay at Byd Lofts because of the unbelievably good feedback others have provided about it. That feedback is entirely justified. If anything, it was better than expected. The room I stayed in was the "1BR Grand Deluxe 100sqm". It was enormous, beautifully laid out, featured the best TV/DVD/Surround Sound set up I have ever seen in a hotel (including 5* hotels) and had a large balcony for good measure. I have not been more impressed with a room. The location is also good. Close to the beach yet at the quieter end of the tourist strip, which provided some relief from the chaos (albeit enjoyable chaos) of the Bangla Road precinct. Byd Lofts also has an impressive pool area on the top floor, which unfortunately I didn't discover until half way through my week long stay. Lastly, the service was excellent, from the reception desk, to the restaurant to the in-room service. Whilst I was in Phuket, I met an amazing local randomly on the street. That person ended up spending much time with me at Byd. The staff never questioned me about this or made me feel uncomfortable at all (not that I should be, the person wasn't an escort)! But their courtesy and politeness was noted and appreciated. Cannot recommend Byd Lofts highly enough, stay there! PS: It was cheap too, somehow I got the room for AUD 130 a night, must have been a low season special or something!
Jack B
29-09-2011 07:34:00, Sidney
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5
“BYD Lofts in September 2011”

My family and I stay at BYD loft in mid September and we had a great time.Very Quite and only 300 Baht to the action or 10 minute walk. We will go back there again for sure great place to relax.
Cameron M
12-09-2011 07:28:00, Brisbane
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5
“Fantastic!”

I've stayed at the BYD lofts on 2 occasions now, and wouldn't stay anywhere else in Patong. It's close enough to the action, yet far enough away that you don't feel crowded either.

Staff: The hotel staff are always very friendly and efficient. Always greeted with a smile, and will go out of their way to help you. One of the great parts of this hotel.

Rooms: The rooms are amazing-another great feature of this hotel. Always clean, stylish, and plenty of room. Housekeeping is excellent, and with the free wifi the hotel has all of the amenities you could need.

F & B: Very reasonable, and delicious as always.

Overall: As an international airline pilot, I stay in many hotels worldwide and this place is truly a fantastic hotel. Service is second to none, and very friendly. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.

Room Tip: The 80sqm and the 100sqm are amazing!
DarwinBeeTee
09-09-2011 02:55:00, Darwin
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5
“Total Excellence”

My partner and I stayed here for 5 weeks and the standard of service and accommodation provided was the best we have encountered in our 30+ years of visiting Thailand.
Management, Front of House, Restaurant, Housekeeping & Maintenance staff made us feel as if they were all working just for us. Nothing was any trouble at all. BYD Lofts has a friendly family feel.
We had a large apartment that was very well equiped and spacious, kitchen, lounge/TV room, bedroom plus large en-suite bathroom. We also had a dining area for four on the large balcony. We really could have stayed in rather than go out. We even had our own private entrance to the rooftop pool.
The location of BYD is excellent, close to many restaurants and the beach, all less than a 10 minute stroll at the most and all the night time excitement of Bangla Road is just 15-20 minutes away. It's perfectly located.
There was nothing we did not like about BYD and they get 10 out of 10 for the service and facilities provided and the professional, warm and friendly manner in which they operate.
If there was one thing we did not like it was that we finally had to leave. Can't wait for our next visit.
Archie1965
23-08-2011 08:30:00, Melbourne
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5
Having stayed at the BYD Lofts twice now I would not hesitate to highly recommend this establishment. In fact while waiting for one of my tourist taxis to take me to an Island a young couple came in looking for a nice place to stay (they obviously booked another place online and were shocked at how bad some places are). They were somewhat hesitant due to the price of the 100m sq room, I told them to check it out as they wouldn't be disappointed and if I could afford it as a solo traveler then surely as a couple they could. Well, the smile on their faces when they came back down was priceless. If you want luxury without the price tag and prefer an apartment as opposed to a hotel room then just check the pics on web site. You won't be sorry. I plan on being a repeat visitor !!
Andy H
18-08-2011 07:30:00, Brisbane
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5
“I found it excellent and will return without fail.”

The accommation was fantastic, very modern design spacious and fully equipted with everything I could have needed. The staff were friendly and very helpful and nothing was to much trouble. The location is within walking distance to all the sights and action of Patong, but in a quiet area where one can relax when needed. I would not hesitate to recommend BYD Lofts, cant wait to be back.
RAVCO
08-08-2011 06:25:00,
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5
“Absolutely A1 ..Way beyond our expectations”

Great location , friendly staff , excellent food, a place you can really call home on a holiday. The apartments are really 5 star + and super clean and chic. All modern amenities and loved the open plan restaurant and bar. Had some great evenings . Thank you to the management , all your staff for making our stay one of the best we have ever experieced ... anywhere! Quiet but still so close to all the excitement of Patong.
DangerousD68
16-07-2011 07:00:00, Melbourne
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5
“Outstanding Place To Stay”
We had a 160m room for a family of four. BYD is very clean and fresh, and the staff very polite and helpful. It was a pleasure to come back to our spacious apartment after a long day of activities and have a refreshing dip in the roof top pool. Situated in a nice quiet street, BYD is a short stroll to the beach, Bangla Rd, markets, etc. If you don't feel like going out to eat, the restaurant downstairs is very reasonably priced and serves great quality food. I definitely recommend BYD and would stay here again.
Mr187
25-06-2011 07:00:00, Sidney
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5
“Home away from home, wouldn't want to stay anywhere else...”

I was searching for a 2 bedroom apartment online for my short break in Phuket. Having stayed in a lot of places in Australia and across Europe, I developed expectations which aren't easily met.
I don't mind spending the extra money, as long as it gets me what I paid for.
BYD Lofts 2 bedroom apartment did just that. And more !
Clean, modern and specious premises, together with superb food, prompt and efficient service and most importantly friendliest staff I have EVER came across, have now made BYD Lofts the only place I will stay at when I go to Phuket.
From the moment I made the reservation, till the time I checked out, the level of communication and efficiency of their service was above expectations.
I have no hesitation recommending this place to anyone, from a single traveller to a family, looking to spend their time in Phuket in style & comfort.
Peter Durant
19-06-2011 11:25:00,
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5
"I love BYD Lofts I've stayed there so many times, it's like my home away from home!"

I tell all my friends about BYD Lofts and I think I've stayed there about 8 or 9 times now. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the food from either room service or from the restaurant is fantastic. I prefer an apartment to a hotel room where all you get is a bed and a TV and feel the need to be out somewhere else. The apartment give you enough room where you can sit back on the lounge and enjoy watching a movie or read a book out on the balcony. The bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and the decor throughout the apartment is modern and tasteful.
Noons77
02-04-2011 04:44:00, Sydney
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5
“Accommodating, friendly, helpful.......highly recommended”

We spent 2 weeks at BYD lofts and are full of praise for of this amazing place.....the accommodation was spacious, clean, presentable and for us as a young family very comfortable.
The facilities are great, from the quiet relaxing rooftop pool, to the restaurant situated downstairs.

The staff are always at hand with any requests and always greeting you with a warm friendly smile, which is not often the case in large hotels.

We will def be back and will recommend this to anyone interested in staying in Patong.

Lastly, dont forget to try the scrumptious mussels on a Fri or Sat and the impressive and reasonably priced cocktail menu........thanks for the memories BYD!
WHO1961
07-07-2010 07:00:00,
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5
Amazing 5 star Apartment at 2 star prices”


Decided to come to Phuket at the very last minute to grab some rays away from a cold Ozzie winter.

Grabbed a deal at agoda.com and was amazed that I could get this hotel for $90.00 aus .( per room) per night when most sites advertised around $200.00 per night.

Now hotels and resorts are cheap in Thailand 24/7 but most are old, unkept,unloved and over rated.

I have to say in all honesty BYD Lofts is one of the best value for money Hotels i have stayed in any where in the Wolrd. I stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment with private lift, 105 cm LCD , 24 hour maid service, 2 shower head shower, robes, slippers, beach towels, mini bar, free water, cofee, free wi-fi, kitchen,dvd, i-pod docking station etc etc.

The fittings are 5 star and not 3rd rate as most 3/4 star hotels in Thailand use. The kitchen had all European fititngs such as Smeg cookers and Smeg Fridge.

The hotel has a World class Restaurant with 2 star prices. The wine list is World class and there is a Wine shop attached to the hotel.

The pool is a roof top lap pool but is very private and comfortable. The beach is 5 minute walk and only 2 blocks from Bangla Road and Jung Ceylon Shopping Center.

The staff are some of the best i have come across in Thailand, not pushy, honest and most speak very good English.

I would not hesiate to recommend BYD Lofts and i will stay here when ever i visit Phuket.

There is only one down side and this is nothing to do with the Hotel. Patong is looking very tired, dirty and a lot sleezier then normal. The touts are out in force and beware of European backpackers on motorbikes trying to sell you any thing from Time Share to Suits. They don't like being told NO and they can get quite agressive when asked to go away. The Thai Tourist Police need to look at this issue as i don't come on hoilday to be confronted by agressive penniless desperate backpackers.

The plus of staying at BYD Lofts is that its away from the tourist end of Patong and the surrounding Sois are clean, quite and backpacker free.

Don't let the Bangla Road touts upset your travel plans as BYD Lofts is agreat HQ to have a great Thai Hoilday.
alisaperth
08-06-2010 08:14:00, Perth
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“Loved BYD! will come again next year”

We loved BYD lofts apartments very much, we liked the idea of having our own kitchen to make breakfast and heat up snacks in the microwave etc. The apartment is very spacious neat and cosy, the cleaning staff were the best I have ever incountered very friendly and did a fantastic job we left them a tip and a thankyou note. The Reception Staff were fabulous especially Nate she was so lovely and always smiling and ready to help with anything. We met one of the Managers Alex who was very lovely man always checked we were taken care of and always willing for a chat. Alex and Peter also own the BYD Condos across the road and are in the process of building new apartments which will be open in November/December. There are so many restaurants to choose from in walking distance, the Patong Food Park (nice and cheap) at the end of the laneway if you like your seafood fresh still flapping in a tank you can choose your own. Nicky's Handlebars across the road on Rat u thit rd good food and reasonable prices if you have kids nice pizzas and french fries. The BYD bistro downstairs was very nice not to expensive lovely food and Happy Hour is two for one cocktails and beers. And for us ladies don't go past Beauty Land down the laneway 2 floors of haircare, face,body and makeup products (very cheap!!!). Olay,Garnier,Nivea,Neutro gena,Wella,Schwartzkopf,M abeleine,Loreal and mens product as well. We recomend BYD lofts for singles, couples and families looking for a near new very clean and comfortable place to call home while in Phuket we will be back next year for sure.
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