|“A rainy weekend in an excellent room”
I stayed for 3 nights in August, it rained much of the time so I spent a little more time in the room that I'd intended. Fortunately, the room exceeded expectations - roomy, modern features, well equipped. There were cold towels, fresh juice and a basket of fruit awaiting me in the room when I arrived, and cute towel folded animals on the bed. The loft suite comprised a small entrance lobby, sitting area with flat screen TV & surround sound system, kitchenette area with centre island, built-in fridge, storage, microwave and boiled water dispenser (kind-of super kettle); a bedroom with a glass desk (and see-through swivel chair) and mirrored wardrobes, and a modern bathroom with dual head shower. The bedroom and sitting areas had modern, upscale occasional furniture, with locally painted modern art on the walls. Oh, and there was a nice balcony which I didn't use much as it was mainly raining. I loved it.
The hotel had a reasonable collection of movies for rent (inexpensive). I didn't try the bar or the restaurant, preferring to try a variety of local restaurants, cafes and street stalls. 2 minutes from the hotel is a covered market of street food stalls and restaurants along Thanon Ratuthit Songrpoipi. Had excellent food on the beach which is 5 minutes (by foot) from the hotel. Bangla St is a 10 minute walk. I enjoyed both the Simon Cabaret (ladyboy cabaret!) and Muay Thai at the Bangla Stadium. This was my first trip to Phuket, and I arranged airport pick-up and drop-off through the hotel, which was convenient and worked out OK. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere that also afforded me privacy when I wanted it.