11-06-2013 23:48:15, Wales
|“Great stay, high standard, well situated apartment.”
Stayed for one week middle of May with my wife. Booked directly with BYD lofts website after trying all the usual holiday sites. Alex answered all emails, hassle free and very courteous and professional at all times, kept us well informed and quick replies if we had any questions.
With the booking you get a free pick-up from the airport, so when we arrived the majority of people on our and other flights jostled for taxis just outside the arrivals hall, up pulled our Mercedes CLS. As we sat in the back our driver Win (hopefully spelt correctly) presented us with cold bottles of water and flannels for a refresh, a nice touch.
Journey from airport to Patong takes between 40 and 60 minutes depending on traffic. The apartment block is very modern in style e.g. glass floor in reception and stairs up to the first floor, a large waterfall/water feature at the front of the hotel, local Thai contemporary art decorated the walls. Rooms and corridors were bright and not the normal brown wooden decor as seen in many Thai hotels.
On arrival at the apartments we were presented with a cooling welcome drink, during our effortless check-in our bags were taken up to the room ahead of us. We were shown to our room on the second floor in the main building; the staff spent 5 minutes going over the room detail, electronic lights, TV, air con functionality etc.
The hotel has a lift, the corridors are very wide should you need wheelchair access etc. Walking distance is about 10 minutes to the beach and 15 minutes to the main nightlife (Bangela Road).
During our stay all the staff were professional, courteous and friendly at all times, it was a pleasure.
So in summary our stay and the apartment was an excellent standard and value for money and we were not disappointed, we would not hesitate to recommend to anyone and when we go back to Patong this is where we will stay.
Please keep in mind that May is a quieter time in Thailand so when reading our review the area is generally quieter and rates are lower than high season. BYD is pricey for Thailand and yes you can get cheaper and will not appeal to some people, however you get what you pay for and you will not be disappointed with BYD.
Only one very minor point about our apartment, there was no kettle and us Brits like our cup of tea. The coffee maker is just not up to the job, but really a minor point - LOL.