|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.