We booked this hotel in December, 2010, for a 7 night stay in Feb., 2011. When we arrived, we were told that the hotel was overbooked and we should come back in 2 days. When we raised a stink, staff gave us the name of another hotel and said they would pay for the two days, then we could come back. We checked this hotel through Tripadvisor and discovered nothing but bad reviews. We given the name of a second hotel, but another Tripadvisor check yielded the same result as the first, all bad. Finally were given the name of a third hotel, the Akina, which had mixed reviews on Tripadvisor, but by this time we were fed up and drove to the other side of the island and checked in. To our delight, the Akina was wonderful, so we stayed the entire 7 days there, and By the Sea paid the bill. Because we were unable to stay at By The Sea, I cannot write a review of the property itself, however, because we were never notified of the overbook and had to move to another hotel, I cannot and will not recommend this hotel to anyone. If one still chooses to book there, by all means make sure you have a for confirmed room before you leave home, as you could be in for big surprise when you get there.
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- Also Known As:
- By The Sea Hotel Cape Panwa
- By The Sea Cape Panwa, Phuket