11-06-2013 23:13:27, Orange County
|“Relaxing Piece of Paradise”
BYD Lofts are beautiful...better than I expected in the photos from their website! We stayed for 3 weeks and was very comfortable with most everything. We did think about staying at another resort/apt on a smaller part of Phuket, but after checking out what was a available in Kata we decided to stay at BYD Lofts in Patong. Our room was perfect with a king size bed which was so cozy, and plenty of pillows! They are located off the busy streets of Patong so it was easy to relax and enjoy dinner or drinks in their restaurant/lounge. All the employees were amazing at customer service and had smiles on their faces all the time. I love that they had a car available to take you anywhere in Patong for 200 baht. Loves the personal touches in the room too, like fresh fruit, bath robes, internet, safe box, toiletries, blackout curtains, large towels and big tv. The pool is small and you lose sun by lunchtime and there is no gym. They compensate by having an agreement with the hotel across the street so you can use the gym for 100 baht each visit and use of the pool. However, I was told not to take BYD towels over their due to management at the other hotel complaining but when I asked for a pool towel at the hotel, they refused to give me one.....hmmm, very confused. Food was delicious at BYD, especially the Thai beef salad and sesame tuna. A couple suggestions for BYD: add skim or soy milk to breakfast bar, way too much vinegar used in water for poached eggs...over kill! I ordered a yummy chocolate mouse with whipped cream after dinner. I was so surprised the whipped cream came from a can and not homemade..Also some of their other dinner dishes have fish/crab that are canned and not fresh so if this is a pet peeve for you, I suggesting asking if it's fresh or canned. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay! BYD was very clean, inviting and worth checking out..