12-10-2012 23:33:43, Auckland
We have just returned from 12 nights at BYD Lofts and would be happy to recommended these apartments to anyone.
2 bedroom apartment in the main block was huge - perfect for two adults and 2 teenagers as there was plenty of space for everyone to chill. Obviously with teenagers we made good use of the free wifi.
Apartment was beautifully appointed, clean and cool. Great to come home to after a hot day, but we also sat on the huge balcony everyday in the warm Thailand weather. Cleaned efficiently everyday. Dry pool towels provided immediately on request. Beds comfortable which is not always the case in Thailand. Really enjoyed the nespresso machine! Milk, bread etc available from 7/11 2 minutes away if you want to make your own breakfasts. Pool is small but lovely and cool. We never had a problem getting loungers but I expect it is busy in high season.
Staff mainly very friendly, especially Harry and Michael.
BYD Lofts is located in a quiet street off the main drag but there was still plenty of daily life to watch going by when we sat on the deck with a drink in hand! Street swept daily with lots of planter boxes and greenery. Overheard a group of tourists strolling the neighbourhood say that the street was so nice it should have been the main street.
Excellent food stalls 50 metres away. Highly recommend No 8 Burger Bar. Food really was some of the best we had for only a couple of dollars. Nice people running it, can't do enough for you. Try the green curry and papaya salad from the cart next door. Also recommend 'Health Life' massage a couple of doors down for massages and pedicures. We also used the tailor right next door.
It might be a seem a little more expensive compared to other accomodation but it was worth every penny. So much better than a standard hotel room especially if you are travelling with family.. Just wish they had a 3 bredroom unit so we could come back with the oldies.
We will definately be back to BYD Lofts