14-08-2013 05:31:24, Hua Hin
|“BYD Lofts Revisited”
This is my second review of BYD Lofts, the last being in October 2011. See link below:
http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g29793 0-d642305-r119089695-BYD_ Lofts_Boutique_Hotel_Serv iced_Apartments-Patong_Ph uket.html
The studio rooms across the road from the main building are now completed, more on them later.
This time I had one night in the 1bedroom apartment in the main building, and 4 nights in the newly finished studios.
So what has changed at BYD Lofts? Only the new rooms. The levels of service, appointments in the rooms, cleanliness, professionalism of the staff, welcome of the staff, restaurant (food, service, choice and price) all remain absolutely superb.
Of note, considering the highly transitory work force that comprises the Thai hospitality industry, were many of the same faces from October 2011, indicating a happy and stable staff. This is paramount in providing a high level of service and welcome.
Things I noticed this time that were not so apparent last time were the time taken by the cleaning staff in the rooms, and the level of supervision. Having moved out of the 1 bedroom apartment in the main building on my second day, to a room straight across into a studio room I noted the staff enter and clean my recently vacated room. They were in there an hour, and ensured the room was spotless for the next guests. Also that linen and towels seem to be changed out (old for new stock) regularly, and the date of the new items is sewn on the tag. (Ok so I notice things... it doesn't really make me OCD.)
The new Studios would be my choice of stay in the future. Smaller than the one bedroom units, they none the less have separate bedrooms from the lounge, the same high level of fit out and comfort, and to my mind are a more practical and useable space. Unless you really need a large room for ball room dancing or the like, the Studios are damn near perfect for a single or couple visitor.
The downside: BYD Lofts continues to receive excellent reviews and is only a smallish boutique hotel. As such even in the wet/off season rooms are in high demand and it will pay to book well in advance to secure a room. Get in early.
My thanks and best wishes to BYD Lofts for another great stay, and I hope you have room for me again in the future!
23-07-2013 01:50:15, Phuket
|“Great Stay, Great Place , Great Price”
We stayed at BYD Loft for the second time and as the first it did not dissapoint. The rooms are large with living, kitchen and balcony area. Everything is clean with staff on hand to address any issues. The food in the restaurant is fantastic......we ate most of our daily meals there ! Will be back again......
04-07-2013 07:56:57, Phuket
|“Really lives up to its reputation”
Winner of a Tripadvisors 2013 travellers choice award so I though it has to be good and I was right. Everything I am about to say has been said many times before.
We got a free upgrade upon arrival and the room was superb. Two huge flatscreen TV's, surround sound, fully equipped kitchen with stove, over and refrigerator. The bed and the pillows just swallowed you up. The bathroom had a huge tub and a great power shower.
The bar and restaurant downstairs is excellent and the staff could not be more helpful. If you want to go anywhere in Patong, the hotels Mercedes will take you anywhere for 200bht. That is the same price as a Tuk Tuk!
The hotel is located on a quiet street yet all the madness of Patong is an easy walk or a quick ride in the Merc.
I will definitely be staying at BYD again and again.
11-04-2013 22:41:29, Bangkok
I have been staying at BYD Patong many times over the last few years, and have always been met by a very friendly and professional staff. Rooms are clean and spacious. I will come back at any time. It is central and only a very short walk to the beach. I can recommend this to anyone.
01-02-2013 00:24:22, Phuket
|“Wonderful BYD Patong”
This hotel was nothing short of first class, from check in to check out your every need is all ready thought of in the service and the amenities and anything that the management and staff had not considered beforehand was provided with a flourish and a smile when asked.
It has undoubtably the finest food available in many of the bars and restaurants around Patong and this was evident in the number of people dining in the stylish restaurant in the evenings. It was full to capacity and for those who are more comfortable at the bar as myself and my fellow travellers were well the service extended to there as well in the form of Tina and the team who were more then obliging in bar and food service.
For me , I have been spoiled in BYD and now have no other choice but to make it my hotel of choice when I visit again.
01-02-2013 00:16:18, Bangkok
|“Convenient location, awesome service”
Stayed at BYD Lofts for 4 nights after seeing it on a previous trip. The location is perfectly located in a quiet street away from the noise of the beach area but only a short walk there. The rooms were excellent, clean and very practical and the service was outstanding. We always had smiles and greetings from the staff that felt very genuine which made us happy to be staying there. Will definitely be staying there again for future trips to Patong and would recommend it to anyone as a great alternative to the normal "resort" ; style accommodation.
31-01-2013 02:54:10, Bangkok
|“Favorite hotel in Patong!”
This is a wonderful hotel located in the "center" ; of Patong, not far from the beach or nightlife. The rooms are huge and spacious with great kitchen, rain shower bathroom and balconies. Even better is the restaurant downstairs and the Wine Connection store right in the same building. It's easy to get around and the staff are very helpful and friendly, there isn't anything to worry about once you are here .. just check-in and experience first-class the whole time! I prefer the 100 sqm rooms but you can't beat the experience of staying in the BYD Lofts!! The internet is free and dependable, it was an easy place to enjoy Phuket but also get some work done if needed! Have fun!
19-10-2012 02:28:12, Bangkok
|“Brilliant! Strongly recommend this place.”
We chose BYD Lofts due to the wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor. The reviews are accurate. This is a brilliant place with great service. You can sense the personal attention in the service provided. The room was spacious and clean. Great location as well.
The room we chose came with a very nice bedroom, comfortable living room and spacious kitchen. The balcony was more than what we had expected but the view wasnt that great. The wind made up for it though.
1. Beyond excellent service before we arrived from Alex.
2. Unbelievably great service when we were there
4. Good location
5. Decent breakfast
1. Parking is difficult
2. View from balcony was not that great
3. Blackout for about 1 hour on one of the nights that affected a few buildings
4. Pool was small
Overall, highly recommended! Alex has done a great job.
12-10-2012 03:36:52, Chiang Mai
|“Night with style”
Very comfortable stylish destination in Patong. Good price for that comfort. It is quiet near to many day & night locations. Nice to relax with a "partner&quo t; after a holy night!! Even for a longer stay recommended. Taxis, Tuk-Tuks directly to catch up in front.
10-08-2012 00:10:30, Phuket
This was the first stop of three hotels in Phuket. Arrived late Sunday night & checked out the following Friday. We had arranged to be picked up in a Mercedes from the airport, Milo (hotel driver) was waiting when we went through customs. The rooms are very modern and clean, although the bed may have been a tad too hard(no complaints here though) loved the half price cocktails @ 10pm chatting to the bar staff.
Breakfast after 5 days became repetitive.
The pool was nice to relax and read a book while taking in the rays as i didn't enjoy Patong Beach.
The location is just off a busy road, close to ATM's & about 15 mins walk to Jungceylon which is a major food & shopping centre.
This is value for money and staff are very friendly.
BYD Lofts is no 5 star hotel nor does it pretend to be. For Patong Beach, a hotel of this quality would be rare.
06-08-2012 17:56:44, Bangkok
|“BYD Lofts is one of the finest places we ever stayed”
My friend and I are in our early 30's and stayed in BYD Lofts end of May for 7 days.
Our first amazing impression we got on the airport, we booked their private Limousine Brand new Mercedes Benz CLS Class, ( I think it's the only one on the Island ) ! Their driver was waiting for us with 2 nice cold bottles of water and Cold towels, ready for the trip to Patong Beach.
Check-in was very fast, with a cold fresh fruit drink and we were showing our room by one of the receptionists and get an explanation about most of the room facilities.
We stayed in a Grand Deluxe with Pool access. The room was very comfortable and very spacious. A over sized balcony with a table and chairs.
Great bathroom, Flat screen TV's, Surround sound system connected to a Ipod-Iphone docking station and free internet.
Great bar & Restaurant on the ground floor, rooftop swimming pool. The Front Office manager will organise any activities during your stay. She booked a Day trip to PiPi Island and
James Bond Island, thank you Kek and Nate !
A great vay of food, all fresh and well cooked! and a Wine Connection bottle shop on the ground floor with very reasonable prices for their wines from 299 Baht ......
The location is just within 5 minutes walking distance to the beach of Patong, bars and shopping area ! It is about a 5-10 minute walk to the city centre, For us the location was great as it was quite and central for shopping and dining options.
The service was fantastic! The staff were very helpful, friendly and the hotel Manager introduced himself to us and you would always see him walking around overlooking the daily operations.
I loved everything about the BYD Lofts and I will definelty stay there again. This hotel is a great balace of relaxation and indulgence. There are a range of age groups that stay so this place has something for everyone!
Last but not least, the staff are exceptionally helpful & friendly .... nothing was too much trouble.
I will recommend the BYD Lofts to all and every one !
Kuhn Tom T
02-08-2012 02:46:28, Phuket
|“Do not look any further!”
Being a returning guest for years, one could argue my comments are bias. However, I would argue that simply because I am a returning guest, it just goes to show how incredibly satisfied I am with everything this boutique hotel / serviced appartments have to offer, including it's magnificent kind, warm, friendly and ever so service minded staff all have to offer!
If you are one who appreciates thought through interior design as well as gadgets, do not look further. This IS the place to go. I promise you, satisfaction is guaranteed!
29-07-2012 23:30:36, Bangkok
|“My holidays with friends at BYD Loft”
last month i had a good time at BYd Loft,a exclusive boutique hotel located near patong beach.i went for 2 weeks to be away from Bangkok. i choose Byd Loft because my friends recommended me .i didn't regret to choose this hotel.i had a very nice stay.
since when i landed to Phuket i felt different,the driver from the hotel was waiting for me with Mercedes, with 2 cold bottles of water and a cold towel,which was really refreshing. when i did my check in, the staff was very friendly and they were waiting for a welcome drink made from exotics fruits.
during my days at BYD Loft they guide where i could spend my time,they advised me some activities around the hotel. they gave a good attention and we felt so important.
my experiences at the hotel was one of the best in my life. i am back in Bangkok now and i miss my holidays. i am waiting to be away from Bangkok to return to Byd Loft
17-10-2011 07:00:44, Bangkok
|“Stay here and you will never want to leave!”
Everything about this place is WOW~~!! Living in Bangkok, I have to opportunity to spend many weekends a year in Phuket and trust me, I've tried every level of hotel on the island. From the super-cheap $20 per night to the luxury beachfront hotels. BYD Lofts hits the sweet spot like no other hotel on the island. The rooms are huge, well-maintained, clean, and the housekeeping staff is really pleasant and efficient. I especially love the big kitchen and the outside balcony, but the TV system is great with dock for iPod and the beds are comfortable with lots of pillows! The shower is pretty cool too, with the rain-style showerheads.
Other pluses are the great staff especially at reception, but also in the restaurant, everyone is friendly here. The food is good with some good options, and if you get a coupon book when you check-in you can take advantage and get some some deals on food and drinks. The wine shop downstairs couldn't be better located, and the little sandwich shop up the street is the best on the island, been going there long before I found BYD. Also, the swimming pool is small but fun, just remember that the sun gets blocked out by a high-rise around 2pm. Also to add, the safe is great since it fits a macbook easily, not really that I worry about that since the security is quite good. Free coffee/tea, but go buy water nearby, and nicely stocked fridge without outrageous mini-bar prices.
Couple of negatives: no a/c in the bathroom so have to keep the doors open after showers etc, I like how they provide slippers but don't like how they seem to wash them (ie. not new ones each time), still a little expensive during high season but watch for deals on booking sites and you can find 4 nights for the price of 3, or free upgrades, that sort of thing.
One last note, the last time I booked I requested a specific room number since I liked the room from my previous stay, but I was wrong about the number (bad memory you know). However, even before I arrived the management went back to the system to double-check, and moved my reservation to the right room. Nice personal touch.
Can't wait to get back! Thanks BYD Lofts!
Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
01-08-2011 07:00:00, Phuket
|“Cozy little apartment”
Very nicely decorated rooms, a little bit of a hiccup at the time of check in. But everything was quickly sorted. Great location, within walking distance to the beach and a shopping mall. The usual massage parlors, thai restaurants and bars along the road. There seems to be a little lack of staff but not really a big deal.