14-10-2013 09:34:50, Boston, Massachusetts
|“Clean, spacious, modern! Friendly staff and quiet location.”
We stayed for 1 week in September 2013 in Room 401, one of the 2 penthouses with private pool access 8pm-8am. The splurge is worth it! After spending all day among the throngs of people in Patong, being able to relax privately poolside in the evening is great. The interior of the room was very spacious and clean. This unit had a large, very well equipped kitchen, a good stock of snacks/beverages, a large terrace with direct pool access, glass walls throughout, a large bedroom and comfortable bed, and a huge bathroom with a big bathtub that is separate from rain-shower shower! One of the minor complaints I have is that the door that separates that bathroom from the bedroom is made out of frosted glass. The toilet is immediately next to the door, which means if you have privacy issues with your roommate, this might cause some discomfort. The living room was fully equipped with cable, DVD player, surround sound system, and iPod dock. The free WiFi was a little on the slow side inside the room, but strong in the lobby and bar/restaurant area). We opted for the breakfast included option, and are so glad we did. The breakfast buffet is quite varied, and includes all the standard Western options (pancakes, eggs, bacon, croissants, etc.), plus many surprise local dishes like fried rice, noodles, etc. This is a secure hotel and doesn't possess any of the seedy elements that were obvious at many hotels in Patong. It is located in a relatively quiet area and is just a 5 minute walk from the beach, 10 minute walk to the lively Bangla street, and 5 minutes to the melange of markets, restaurants, bars, etc. of central Patong. The staff are wonderful, attentive, and speak English! This place clearly costs a little more than the average in this area of Phuket, but we thought it was well worth it. The hotel can also arrange for all of your excursions and transportation needs. We will recommend BYD Hotel to all our friends who plan a visit to Patong in Phuket!