28-07-2012 18:55:07, Leeds Yorkshire
|“Excellent Patong Property”
This hotel has to be one the hidden gems of Patong Beach. The facilities and room space are excellent. I stayed for 6 nights in a one bedroom apartment and was totally blown away in respect of the room standard and fittings.
I emailed the hotel in advance and arranged for a transfer from the airport, the email was responsed to quickly and efficient with a choice of a standard car fro 900Bht or a top or the range mercedes for 1200bht. I chose the mercedes and wasnt dissapointed, the driver was waiting outside with a name sign. He went to collect the car and brought it over from the car park, he took care of my suitcase and in the back of the car was 2 bottles of very chilled water and a very refreshing cold towel, an excellent refreshing was to start the journeyto Patong. The transfer took about 50 mins due to the heavy traffic.
On arrival at the hotel i was greeted with a refreshing fruit drink, another cold towel and checked into my room which was located accross the streetin the annexe building. This was very modern, had a coded door access after about 10pm. The room was well appointed with a large kitchen, a living area and the through double doors a very large bed with a small compact bathroom. The room also had a balcony with access from the lounge and the bedroom. Two large flatscreen TV with surround sound system ..Totally 5* standard
I used the pool a couple of times which was compact and like other reviewers have commented looses the sun around 2.30pm. yes the pool is small but it nice to have a refreshing dip without having to trail the 5 minute walk to the beach.
The restaurant is good with a great choice of menu, both Thai and European selections alongside a small bar area. The barman Ronnie was such a character with loads of enthusiasm. One small critique, the hotel charges bht300 for a full breakfast which was excellent standard, however it only includes one very small cup of coffee, i would have prefered an unlimited coffee or pot of coffee, just a small niggle but would be a welcome addition.
The location of the hotel is approx 5 mins walk from the beach and about 10/15 mins walk to the main centre of Patong, you have a choice of using a local TUKTUK (not receomended) or the hote does offer a car service for 200bht to anywhere in the resort.
The hotel totally deserves its number one rating on tripadvisor and would totally return again