26-07-2012 00:22:23, San Francisco
|“What a fantastic place to stay. My new favorite!”
I stayed recently at BYD Lofts based on recommendations from Trip Advisor as well as another message board. I must say, i was not disappointed!
I booked directly with the hotel and worked with Alex who was very professional and was very quick to respond to my email inquiries. We booked the 160 square meter, two-bedroom apartment. It includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The downside was that one of the bedrooms did not have a TV. No big deal but would have been nice to have a TV there. The bathroom amenities were outstanding and the bedrooms were big with patio doors that opened to the wrap-around patio.
The apartment included a living room with built-in Bose sound system and iPod dock, large couch along with a large flat TV screen and working desk. Perfect place to chill! The kitchen was complete with stove, refrigerator and microwave. The dining room included a table and four chairs.
The wrap-around patio was the icing on the cake. The patio wrapped around the entire apartment which was pretty neat and included lighting as well as a table and chairs.
BYD Lofts is about a 15 minute walk to Bangla Rd. so it's not too far to walk and the walk is rather enjoyable as you get to see a bit more of Patong than you would flying by in a Tuk Tuk. I loved everything about this hotel from the staff, the food, the drinks, the amenities, the roof top pool. But as with everything, there were some cons.
The rooftop pool is great and quiet. But, the sun disappears behind the large hotel next door by around 3 pm. The internet left a little something to be desired. We were without Internet/WiFi access in our room for over two days. When you're paying this much money for a room, I would at least expect reliable Internet access. I was almost forced to go next door to buy Internet access but it finally started working again, although very spotty. Please fix this next time!
The only other thing to not was the beds were hard. However, I have found this with most hotels in Phuket so maybe that's just the way it is.
Over all, I will definitely be staying here at this hotel next time I'm in Patong. Thank you BYD for a great experience!