03-04-2013 22:35:52, Atlanta, GA
|I am writing this review having spent the past 7 nights at BYD Lofts in an immaculate, modern, and wonder 2 BR/2.5 BA apartment. This is one review I could not wait to write because BYD Lofts is THE place to stay in Patong if you are looking for a blend of luxury, fun, relative quiet (as quiet as you can get in Patong!), service, and quality.
I enjoy perusing TripAdvisor and other reviews before selecting a property such as BYD Lofts, especially when I have not traveled to areas before. BYD Lofts deserves it's high TripAdvisor ranking. I can only summarize my thoughts regarding some negative reviews by saying that I am 100% certain should guests make management aware of any issues, a major effort will be undertaken to ensure any problems are resolved.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to say how wonderful the area outside of Phuket is – there is so much to see, and the beauty of what Thailand is known for can easily be found just a short distance from the chaotic area of Patong. As tourists, we sometimes forget that those who are doing their best to accommodate us in a hospitable manner are doing so to earn a living – I would like to say that in Thailand and in other similar countries, while gratuities are not always expected or necessary, I think we should all put ourselves in the shoes of those looking after us and realize how much we have to be thankful for and show appreciation accordingly. Those of us who are fortunate enough to be able to stay in properties such as BYD Lofts certainly will not miss a few bhats while at the same time showing appreciation to those people who are looking after us. I know this is an aside to the review, but one that has been on my mind throughout the week as I encountered many service-level employees in the Patong/Phuket area.
Thanks to BYD Lofts and the incredible management team and staff for a memorable, unique working holiday. The hospitality, accommodations, food, and overall levels of service have been overwhelming. I look forward to visiting again in the future. BYD Lofts is the best of the best, hands down all things considered.
Kob kun krab.