30-10-2011 07:09:05, Melbourne
|“Put simply, perfect”
I chose to stay at Byd Lofts because of the unbelievably good feedback others have provided about it. That feedback is entirely justified. If anything, it was better than expected. The room I stayed in was the "1BR Grand Deluxe 100sqm". It was enormous, beautifully laid out, featured the best TV/DVD/Surround Sound set up I have ever seen in a hotel (including 5* hotels) and had a large balcony for good measure. I have not been more impressed with a room. The location is also good. Close to the beach yet at the quieter end of the tourist strip, which provided some relief from the chaos (albeit enjoyable chaos) of the Bangla Road precinct. Byd Lofts also has an impressive pool area on the top floor, which unfortunately I didn't discover until half way through my week long stay. Lastly, the service was excellent, from the reception desk, to the restaurant to the in-room service. Whilst I was in Phuket, I met an amazing local randomly on the street. That person ended up spending much time with me at Byd. The staff never questioned me about this or made me feel uncomfortable at all (not that I should be, the person wasn't an escort)! But their courtesy and politeness was noted and appreciated. Cannot recommend Byd Lofts highly enough, stay there! PS: It was cheap too, somehow I got the room for AUD 130 a night, must have been a low season special or something!