|“coolest spot in Patong - with added WOW factor”
I have stayed here twice now - once back in January 2009 and now again in December. The hotel is superb, the rooms are really fantastic and staying here makes you feel like you have got the coolest apartment ever. They come complete with 42 inch plasma, funky furniture and all mod cons. The bathroom is to die for - although I recommend asking for a bathroom with a bath (these also have showers too) if you fancy a lazy soak.
Btw I had some friends pop in before a night out and they were amazed at how chic and cool the place is - and I felt quite proud of my stylish apartment (now, how often has that happened in a holiday hotel?).
The staff are excellent and v friendly. The hotel restaurant is now owned separately (which is why the room service menu has to be paid for in cash) and is again really excellent and the food is very tasty and not too expensive. I recommend the Thai menu and the European dishes - particularly the half roast chicken and chips only 250 baht...
The location is excellent, in a quiet side street about ten mins walk from the major shops - but this is a huge advantage in noisy Patong and makes for a much more relaxing stay. As other reviewers have pointed out there is everything you need within a minutes walk (up market spas, good massage, fab coffee shops and a superb open air restaurant area).
The rooftop pool is v cool too and, of course, the beach is about 3-5 mins away...
I'd recommend the BYD Lofts to everyone who fancies a Phuket holiday with style and comfort...