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12-12-2013 01:57:38, Oxford, England
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We chose this accomodation largely due to the ratings and reviews on here and also its ideal location 5 minutes from beach and 10 minutes from nightlife. We were not disappointed! We were upgraded on arrival to a large apartment in the main building. The apartment was spacious, modern and with every convenience provided. The bar and restaurant were excellent - we ate breakfast every morning there and were often provided with complimentary dim sum extras and we never missed the guest happy hour for cocktails before dinner. We had dinner there every night except one and enjoyed delicious food from the varied menu. The pool area is on the roof and although small, is beautifully designed and relaxing. The staff at BYD Lofts were brilliant - so helpful and friendly throughout our 8 night stay. In particular: I want to mention Ayub, Nate, James, Enrique, Justin and Jay who all made us feel so welcome. We didn't want to leave and will definitely return to BYD next time we visit Patong.
19-11-2013 02:54:00, argyll
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“Nice Welcome”

We enjoyed the welcome of a flower garland and complimentary drink as we booked into BYD Lofts. The Pool Access suite was fantastic - top quality fittings and appliances! Well worth paying the extra for this apartment as it was stunning and we could use the pool 24 hours a day!
Located in a quiet area but not too far away from the buzz of Patong Beach. Laundry just across the road and lots to see and do around about. Breakfasts were lovely with a wide selection. Cannot praise the staff enough as they certainly went above the call of duty to assist and ensure guests have a great stay. Would recommend these beautiful apartments to anyone looking to stay in a quality place but also away from the noise of the main drag.

We ate in Number 6 which is just off Banga Street - highly recommended and very reasonably priced!
04-10-2013 00:23:38, London
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“Luxurious Serviced Apartments – Close To The Beach”

We stayed in the one-bedroom grand deluxe apartment for three nights. The room was large and well-appointed with a large balcony. Very comfortable bed with full kitchen and minibar. Very nice buffet included. We walked to Bangla Road in about 15 minutes. The beach is five minutes away. Very friendly staff and everything worked very well. We enjoyed the experience and would stay here again.
Robert P
09-09-2013 03:41:14, Manchester, England
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“Fantastic Experience”

Well where do I start ! I have stayed at many hotels and resorts around the world , and seriously could not find a fault with BYD Lofts Hotel Phuket, And I assure you I am fussy, from the moment I landed at Phuket they had Mercedes Benz parked outside to greet me with a very nice happy driver, arrival at the hotel several staff their to greet you and make you feel very welcome, while you check in your bags are taken to the room, you receive a very refreshing cool drink and cold towel to freshen yourself, I was then taken to my room and shown around, spotlessly clean and have everything I needed.
The whole staff at the hotel could not have done enough for me, whether it would be a drink, food, a taxi nothing was to much trouble
The location was also very nice for me as I don't really like to be in thick of night-life or busy town area, but with 5 mins walking you could be where ever you need to be, I used to walk to the beach in 5 mins. The personal touch at this hotel must be experienced as I received this the bottom to top level, and needless to say because there is so many places and things to do and see from this Island I have rebooked to return in 6 months to continue my experience of the hotel and Phuket.
One more thing the bed mattress was wonderful to sleep on
21-08-2013 06:24:44, london
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“Just Excellent”

I was extremely pleased with my whole experience in staying with BYD Lofts. This boutique hotel has every going for it. It could quite easily be a 4* boutique hotel in Chelsea London. The restaurant is really excellent and offers just wonderful meals. It has a top class kitchen which you can see where they serve from. Gleamingly clean and professionally run by very capable cooks. I am impress as I expect any visitor would be.

From beginning to end this Hotel offers a top class service. All the staff are there for your service and you will be made most welcome and comfortable. I must say this is a very well managed hotel. I paid a bit extra for the Mercedes pick up at the airport as I did not want to be dropped off half way by the usual taxi drivers and be sold other packages etc. This way your driven direct to the hotel by the hotels driver. I was impressed that I could connect to the wi fi in the car to keep tap on my share prices. Impressive indeed.

The bar is really smart. Again something from Chelsea. The rooms are great, breakfasts excellent. I just cannot fault this hotel in the slightest. I think they got it all right. I got to tick all the boxes. I am told this is the best hotel in Phuket. I would have to agree. You could not want for more. They got it all. This hotel comes highly recommended. Its in a nice street. Five minutes to the beach one way and fives mintues to Bangla. Yet walk around the corner and you have all the food stalls and bar after bar. Stay here and you will not be disappointed. Some people complain about hard beds...I loved it...Don`t expect a soft one. This hotel cannot be faulted, simple.
Sandeep S
23-07-2013 02:12:31, Southampton
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“Best Hotel in Patong by a country mile!!”

What a fantastic hotel this is.
Arrived at airport and had a lovely chap awaiting us. Told us to wait a couple mins whilst he went and fetched the car (Merc CLS) I requested for this and paid 1400THB normal taxi is around 800-1200 depending on who u get so probably worth it. Sat in luxury offered us a cold towel and a cold water which was just wat we needed. The airport is approx an hour drive from the airport but you will not notice with the scenic route taken!
On arrival we were swiftly checked in and as it was my wifes 30th we were given a 1 bed apartment on the gith floor just opposite reception.
ROOM: Absolutely fantastic ever amenity u need and looks like a sleek city flat. Ours had a kitchen, lounge, bedroom and balcony.
LOCATION: 5 min walk from Patong beach 7-10 min walk from Bangla road and if u rent a scooter you can go anyhere you like. We travelled to the Tiger Kingdom and Elephant Trekking place all by scooter!

HAPPY HOUR: 7-8pm everyday & 10-11pm - great Mojitos, we got carried away lol!!

ROOFTOP POOL - Lovely peacful and clean

Overall an outstanding place to stay will defo return again in the future


21-05-2013 01:49:05, Leeds
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“consistently fantastic place”

I have stayed several times at byd lofts and it is the only place I would ever stay in phuket. It is consistently friendly, efficient, clean to the point of being a perfect place to stay. It gives the feel of a family home but with a five star luxury. The bar is great and food of a high standard and reasonably priced. I have stayed there several times and will do again. MD
21-05-2013 01:43:38, London
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“Loved this place”

I didn't know what to expect when my partner booked this accommodation but I was pleasantly surprised. Very modern, clean, well located and I would definitely stay here again. Breakfast was ok too. Didn't get a chance to use the rooftop pool but it looked lush. The manager upgraded us to a suite which was very kind of her so it was even better than we'd anticipated.
09-05-2013 02:29:25, Richmond-upon-Thames
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“Amazing Modern Apartment”

Myself, my partner and our friend stayed at this excellent locations of Songkran (April 2013) in a two double bedroom apartment with en suites.

The facilities are great, the apartment can't be faulted and the staff are friendly and helpful. Only issue was the wifi was a bit flakey at times but there was plenty of free wifi nearby.

I will be booking to go back next Songkran as I believe this must be the best place to stay in Patong with a great location (walking distance to main strip, beach etc).

Thanks for an amazing stay.
30-04-2013 03:03:29, London
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“Excellent choice if you like things clean, modern and stylish”

We booked a 2 bedroom apartment. The apartment was big and spacious with a huge balcony and very modern inside. Hotel pool is small but nice, restaurant and bar downstairs was also very nice and popular. The whole place has a very boutique feel. Set far enough away from the main centres and Bangla Road to be peaceful but can easily walk less than 10 minutes to get there or jump in a cheap taxi if you want to go and party. We stayed during Songkran and this area was also pretty dry for the whole time. Price compare to most places in Patong was more but you do get what you pay for. Taxis quite often didn't know the hotel but we got what seemed like a tour of Patong one night for about 200 Baht because of it - TIP: Give them the address of the larger hotel next door Andaman Beach Suites as they seem to know this one. The only negative was the the wifi. It worked but was quite slow and could be temperamental. Not enough to put me off going back though.
25-03-2013 04:34:08, Jersey
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This place is okay but if you have travelled a lot you will not be blown away. They picked me up from the airport which was very convenient and then put me up in an apartment opposite the main hotel for the first night, unfortunately had to move to another building - still across the road from the main hotel, but also at the back of the building. This was a noticeably smaller apartment and one in which the TV did not work. Bar was okay to eat or drink at, and staff in all areas very pleasant. Please be aware the hotel has no views. Personally whilst the staff were excellent if I was staying in Patong or close again would book a room with a beach view. Also the place seemed to shut up room service wise at 11pm.
06-03-2013 04:23:20, London
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This is our second stay at this aparthotel. I can honestly say it gets better and better. For example, today for my birthday I found a beautiful iced cake and some champagne in the lounge and ALL the staff, from cleaners to reception to bar staff have all gone out of their way to wish me happy birthday.

The place is spotless - I watched as the whole bar and restaurant area was thoroughly cleaned, from windows to all shelves, bottles removed, during the afternoon quiet time.

The food is consistently good and the atmosphere in the bar is at times a quiet oasis and at others a lively meeting place with fab musical entertainment. I love wine and always enjoy sitting at the bar sipping a delicious Sauvignon blanc - the wine list is impressive, with wines from all over the world to choose from.

Patong is a bit of a mad resort with something for everyone, literally. However, BYD Lofts is a bit special and to be honest I am hesitant to post this on trip advisor in case it becomes so popular that we can't get booked in next year!
30-01-2013 01:24:42, London
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“Awesome oasis of coolness”

Very cool room, amazing shower, bath, balcony. Great staff - they made space directly outside to park the car), good cocktails at the bar. Good food. We only stayed one night but wish it could have been longer. Excellent place all round.
martin v
18-01-2013 02:20:27, London
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“martin.v.BYD Lofts”

The accomodation, staff, management and attention to detail cannot be faulted. I have stayed in five star hotels that are not as good.Location is good, beach 4mins stroll, money exchange 1min. Restaurant serves good food and bar area is relaxing with a good choice of wines.I have been going to Patong for the last twelve years, this would be up there with the best. Cannot comment on the spa or gym as i did not use them.
Keith R
18-01-2013 02:19:28, London
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“Top place to stay.”

First time stay at Hotel, previously stayed at Ban Yin Dee some years ago and antipated very good standard of hotel. We were not dissapointed. Lovely room, B302, plenty of room and very modern. Bar exellent and furnishishings etc very smart. We did not attend Gym or Spa but sure very acceptable. Good location, short walk from excellent beach, other restaurants and bars in short walking distance. Major plus for any hotel is having good staff, BYD staff very effecient and friendly. I can not speak more highly of them.
I will be going back.
roy c
22-10-2012 01:30:41, Frinton-On-Sea
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“Excellent stay at BYD”

First class . Could not have been any better. Accomodation and service excellent. Beautiful apartments and very friendly staff. We also really liked the bar area and the very good restaurant with good food at reasonable prices. I would recommend to anyone wanting to stay in Phuket. Great location also.
19-10-2012 02:31:08, London
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“Great place to stay in! Love it”

Absolutely loved this hotel/service apartment! The room was very spacious and clean with mordern deco - it even comes with a balcony and kitchen!

The location is great, not on the main road so it's not super noisy but still within walking distance to the main road and beach.

There are also food stands right outside the hotel, so dinner is easily solved!
19-10-2012 02:26:35, London
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“Could not be any better!”

After a 10 night stay in Phuket I am glad to say that this is by far the best hotel I have stayed in a very long time and here are the reasons why:
- The staff here are helpful, friendly and most of all they pursue everything in a highly professional manner.
- The apartment itself was incredibly designed for a truly comfortable homely feeling stay. The bed is by far the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in personally. I found it difficult to wake up most days smilie
- The restaurant inside for me had the best tasting food in all of Patong and I tried quite a few restaurants over all but I kept coming back to BYD Restaurant because they always delivered.
- BYD is located perfectly so that yoou only walk for about 3 minutes to the wonderful Patong beach and a short 5 minutes to the main night life spot Bangla Road and Jungceylon shopping centre which is a great shopping spot.

Overall I would recommend BYD Lofts to everyone visiting Phuket because they will guarantee you a fantastic stay which you will never forget. I am already thinking of booking my next stay very soon!
Matty c
11-10-2012 21:21:03, london
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“Great stay”

I stayed for a weekend in September, Great location in a quiet soi. everything is nearby (well patong is small any how) Room decor very funky loved the sound system. on and such a huge balcony.
Had a meal in the restaurant to, which was great. Plus a great selection of wines. They even had a wine shop,
All of the staff are great and friendly. And the pick up in a Merc was the cream on the cake.
Plus the driver i cant remember his name was the best.
Will stay again for my next visit to Patong. This place rocks.
09-10-2012 02:10:12, Leeds
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“5* Luxury and World Class Service”

Conveniently located with a 2 minute walk to the beach and 5/10 minutes walk to the Jungceylon shopping centre and bar areas.

The apartments are amazing quality, very clean and allow you to relax and enjoy your holiday. Housekeeping will ensure the room is cleaned every day and do an amazing job.

The area is very elegantly designed and the staff give 100% customer service. The food was great and the cocktails were even better. The staff are always willing to assist in any enquiry and make you feel welcome.

I have stayed in various 4/5* hotels in Patong and BYD is the best!!
10-09-2012 03:12:10, Edinburgh
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“THE place to stay in Patong”

My wife and I have been to Phuket and Patong several times. We normally stay in a decent quality hotel. This time, we opted for an apartment at BYD Lofts. Put simply, THE best place we have stayed at on Phuket. Spacious rooms, quality fittings and furniture, very clean and very competitive prices in comparison to hotels. We stayed 8 nights. The food in the bistro was of such a high quality we ate there 6 nights which is a first for us as we like to try different places and a reason why we never book all inclusive holidays. The staff at BYD are superb and are all, without exception well trained and friendly contributing to a relaxed atmosphere. I can't commend the staff highly enough. The location of BYD is good also with a 5 minute walk to the beach and a 10 minute walk to Bangla Road. Located on side street so quiet at night but shops, bars etc 100 yards away. The owners Alex and Hans who are also very pleasant, have created a superb facility at BYD. They clearly have an eye for detail and have formed a first class team of staff they can be proud of. Finally, I normally can't be bothered writing reviews, but BYD impressed me so much, I felt compelled to recommend BYD to anyone staying on Phuket.
Callum & Margaret, Edinburgh, Scotland.
07-08-2012 10:48:08, London
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My girlfriend and I stayed 8 nights there and we were instantly impressed apon our arrival!!...The service was fantastic and towards the end the staff and us became very good night we stayed away and the next day they were all asking we were? The restaurant is fabulous!!...we had a lot of room service!!...Definitely highly recommend this establishment to everyone!!!....Beautiful spacious apartment!!!!...although a gym would have made it even more fantastic!!!
02-08-2012 17:38:27, Newbury, Berks
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“Amazing stay!!”

Just got home from 23 nights at BYD lofts.
On arrival my expectations were high due to the good reviews on here and the photos on the hotel website. I can say however that my expectations were exceeded in everyway possible!

The apartments are amazing, they are exactly like the 360 images on the hotel site, well equiped and definately make a home away from home.

Internet in the hotel is fast, and a desk is provided in the rooms so you can work from the rooms if required.

Housekeeping, the service from all the housekeeping staff was excellent, they clean everyday up to 4pm, and would even be aware that i was still in my room and would not call until 3:15 /3:30 to clean my room, even without a do not disturb sign outside my room.

Reception staff, Thailand is called the land of smiles and a "geniune&quo t; hello or goodbye with a smile was made every time i came in or left the hotel. Check in and check out was fast and easy and the recotion staff were quick to answer any questions etc.

Food / restaurant - room service in the rooms is quick and to a high standard. The food and service in the restaurant / ar in superb. They have thai and western cusine on offer, with a good choice of wines too. Most days they would have a special set menu, where you could have all 3 courses or pick which courses you wanted. These set menus were good value (700 baht normally) and the food was simply sublime! I often stick to what i know when selecting food, so i found the set menus a good way to try new things and as not let down once!

Overall, i can't recomend this hotel enough, i have stayed in patong on over 10 occasions and this is my favorite bar none!

Every member of staff i had contact with was proffesional and seemed to really enjoy thier
Job, from the guys outside, to reception staff, to bar/restaurant staff, to housekeeping and even the hanndyman went the extra mile to make sure my ipod got the best sound settings through the 5.1 speaker system in the apartment!

If your looking for a place to stay in patong, BYD lofts will not let you down.
01-08-2012 17:38:20, St Albans
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“Had a wonderful time”

Had a wonderful 10 Days in BYD Lofts Apartments. The one bedroomed apartment we stayed in was very spacious and very clean and is 5 mins walk for Patong Beach and 10 mins walk from Bang La Road (two of our favourite places in phuket).
The serviced apartments are exactly as you see them in their promotional video/pics on their website.
The staff were also wonderful and always helpful.
In the last few years we had stayed at the bigger hotels/resorts but We will definitely be returning to BYD Lofts again next year and we will also be recommending these apartments to friends and colleagues.

---- Del & Doricell Hinds. St Albans. UK
Stuart N
01-08-2012 03:16:33, Stratford upon Avon
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“A great experience!”

I travelled to Phuket with a group of friends and we were booked into the BYD Lofts for the duration of our stay. It was excellent! The accommodation was very modern, very well designed, spacious and comfortable and located on a quiet back road.

The staff were helpful, friendly and courteous.

Added to this the location was excellent with easy access to the beach, the town centre, excellent local restaurants and an excellent massage centre ('Health Land Massage'smilie, just 50 metres away.
31-07-2012 17:28:26, Manchester
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“Modern building with excellent quality rooms”

Stayed here fro 7 nights.
Rooms were modern and furninshed to a high standard.
Extremely comfrotable beds.
All the latrst computer/digital devices.
Particularly liked the LCD TV which was hooked up to surround sound system and had 84 channels. Good when relaxing and sheltering from the heat outside.
Well located only a short walk from the beach.
My only complaint is too many mirrors - could do without the full length mirror facing the toilet!
Luke W
30-07-2012 03:28:45, Nottingham
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“3 Nights at BYD Lofts - AMAZING”

I recently stayed at the BYD Lofts for 3 nights, and i have to say it was the nicest apartment i have ever stayed in in my life.

The staff were so welcoming, it was the cleanest place i came across in Thailand, and my whole experience here was perfect.

The shower, was hands down the best shower i had ever been in. Its so close to the local town and beach, and the swimming pool on the roof is top notch.

10/10 !!
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28-07-2012 18:55:07, Leeds Yorkshire
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“Excellent Patong Property”

This hotel has to be one the hidden gems of Patong Beach. The facilities and room space are excellent. I stayed for 6 nights in a one bedroom apartment and was totally blown away in respect of the room standard and fittings.

I emailed the hotel in advance and arranged for a transfer from the airport, the email was responsed to quickly and efficient with a choice of a standard car fro 900Bht or a top or the range mercedes for 1200bht. I chose the mercedes and wasnt dissapointed, the driver was waiting outside with a name sign. He went to collect the car and brought it over from the car park, he took care of my suitcase and in the back of the car was 2 bottles of very chilled water and a very refreshing cold towel, an excellent refreshing was to start the journeyto Patong. The transfer took about 50 mins due to the heavy traffic.

On arrival at the hotel i was greeted with a refreshing fruit drink, another cold towel and checked into my room which was located accross the streetin the annexe building. This was very modern, had a coded door access after about 10pm. The room was well appointed with a large kitchen, a living area and the through double doors a very large bed with a small compact bathroom. The room also had a balcony with access from the lounge and the bedroom. Two large flatscreen TV with surround sound system ..Totally 5* standard

I used the pool a couple of times which was compact and like other reviewers have commented looses the sun around 2.30pm. yes the pool is small but it nice to have a refreshing dip without having to trail the 5 minute walk to the beach.

The restaurant is good with a great choice of menu, both Thai and European selections alongside a small bar area. The barman Ronnie was such a character with loads of enthusiasm. One small critique, the hotel charges bht300 for a full breakfast which was excellent standard, however it only includes one very small cup of coffee, i would have prefered an unlimited coffee or pot of coffee, just a small niggle but would be a welcome addition.

The location of the hotel is approx 5 mins walk from the beach and about 10/15 mins walk to the main centre of Patong, you have a choice of using a local TUKTUK (not receomended) or the hote does offer a car service for 200bht to anywhere in the resort.

The hotel totally deserves its number one rating on tripadvisor and would totally return again
John S
28-07-2012 18:44:13, London
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“Unique Boutique - BYD Lofts.”

I'm a avid traveler and our stay at the BYD LOFS, which is a modern and sophisticate Boutique hotel with a unique style, is memorable . Located at Patong Beach. One of the most attractive places on the whole Phuket Island for me. our room was 100 Sqm, well appointed, clean and modern. The staff from housekeeping, Reception and restaurant were amazing friendly and service orientated. Easy access to shopping centers and attractive cultural places. 5 minutes walking distance to the amazing paradise of Patong Beach.

At evening time we enjoined a great time in our Bistro restaurant with an excellent food and wine at a very reasonable price.

We count with all the facilitiesthat you might need to have an unforgettable experience in Patong beach, I absolute will recommend BYD Lofts to all my friends and family !! and I will absolute return here on my next visit at Patong Beach !
Callum &amp; Margaret
19-07-2012 03:33:01, Edinburgh
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Just back from Thailand. Thanks for a first class and five star stay!!
I cannot recommend BYD Lofts highly enough to anyone considering staying there or looking for top quality accomodation on Phuket at competitive price. Room quality, atmosphere, food, location, cleanliness, facilities and staff all exceptional. Thank you.
PS - missing you already Harry !
05-12-2011 08:44:17, Poole
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This is the second time I have stayed at the BYD Lofts. The first in a studio and the second in a one bed apartment. They are very stylish and have all the features and many more you would like in your own home. Each time I have gone home with a few new ideas! There are so many nice touches where no expense has been spared.
The technology is well catered for with satellite TV and internet TV with access to all channels including UTube and those residing Web based. iPhone dock intrigues and you can drive from the TV screen itself.
You forget you are in a hotel which is how I like it, but should you wish the staff and services are first class. I agree the pool isn't great but for me the beach is 5 mins walk and one of the best features of Patong.
i didn't find noise an issue and the double gazing seems to block out all street noise although it is in a quiet area anyway. It is however only 15 mins walk from the main entertainments area of Bangla Road.
I have no doubt some would find it pricey but I like my holidays to be luxurious and this fits the bill perfectly.
20-11-2011 04:57:00, Edinburgh
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“Excellent Value and Comfort”

I had an enjoyable stay at BYD recently.
These new apartments are modern, spacious, well-furnished, and clean and offer excellent value in Patong. The small rooftop pool can be relaxing if you are lucky enough to have it to yourself and the bar/restaurant is well served by attentive staff and offers a good selection of food and drinks.
The location is excellent. A short stroll from the beach (head to the north end if you wish to find a slightly quieter spot) and there are many good restaurants and bars just a short distance away.
The reviews here in general, offer an accurate picture of BYD Lofts and I would certainly stay here again if the opportunity arose.
03-03-2010 09:00:00, Wales
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“BYD Lofts live up to the hype?”

We stayed at the lofts for 10 nights in room 105 which was a 2 bed apartment over looking the steet. On arrival we were greeted by the receptionist who quickly goot us booked in while this was happening we were given a welcome drink and a cold cloth to help us cool down.
We were then shown to our apartment, wow it really does live up to the hype, I really can't find anything neggative to say. The apartment scores 10 out of 10 in every area, fitting were top notch. Three of us stayed in the apartment and I must say there was more than enough room for everyone, even the balcony was huge. Every member of staff we dealt with went out of thier way to make sure our stay was brilliant. The cleaning staff kept the apartment looking A1 through out our stay. If you are thinking of booking these apartment do it they are the best I have stayed in any were in the world. Like others have said the sandwich shop just doen the road is first class and the laundry shop next door also did a great job on all our clothes. Any questions please ask.
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