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Sinthavee Hotel
Ranked #71 of 88 Hotels in Phuket Town
Kuching, Malaysia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Worst”
Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

This is by far the worst hotel that I have been to in Phuket. The hotel looks so old & there is not enough space to park the car. In order to go the room, you have to climb one more floor to get to the elevator. Imagine if you have kids & lots of luggage. The room was awful, smelt weird & the bathroom was horrible. It gave me the creeps that I skipped bath at night. The furniture was dusty & the TV did not function at all. I will never come back to this hotel again & I don't recommend anyone to stay here.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

We arrived after booking the hotel on the back of the pics we had see on trip advisor but didn't read any reviews which was a MASSIVE mistake!! The hotel has obviously been very grand in its day but now it is just a rundown horrendous excuse for a hotel and if I am honest I think it may be more used as a brothel rather than a hotel now.

The hotel had this weird creepy feeling as soon as you walk in. We got the lift to our room and had to walk along the corridor past old shops and salons which have since been closed down and boarded up a long time ago. We opened the door to our room which was so dirty.

Bed linen was horrifically marked as were the towels in the bathroom, obv unchanged since the last occupant. The carpet was stained as were the walls??? As soon as we seen the state of the room we about turned and headed back to reception where we were given a refund no questions asked! They obv acknowledge how bad the place is!

Do yourself and your own sanity a favour by not going near this place!!!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

The price was right. The photos were nice. The location was perfect. Everything looked good. So we booked the hotel. When we arrived at the hotel we were amazed at the spacious entrance way, the comfortable cushioned couches in the lobby and the impressive grand staircase leading up to the rooms. WOW!

We were shown to our room. It was not as impressive, of course. However, it looked pretty clean. The bed was made. The refridgerator was humming. The air conditioning worked great. But the lampshade had sizable water stains and the room STANK with mildew. That musty smell never went away even after we tried to air out the room by opening the windows. We should have asked for another room. But we didn't.

We checked out the bathroom and was greeted by a TORN and MOLDY shower curtain. It was FILTHY!!! Check out the photo. Why, oh why, didn't we move?? Never again will we stay in this awful hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kansas City, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

At one time, this was probably a nice hotel but now it is amazing that this place is still open. It looks like maintenance has not been done for decades. In the room the locally made wooden box that is between the twin beds (with the light switches and a little flat top for personal stuff) was hanging from the wires. The handle on the refrigerator door was broken (and obviously had been for a long time). At the awful included breakfast (fried eggs that were stone cold, toast, rice, thin sliced canned ham and something that looked like coffee) there were three guests (besides the seven in my group). Since the hotel has 10 or ll stories of rooms, that does not indicate a very substantial occupancy. All the hotel shops are boarded up and unavailable. I see many reviewers call the place creepy. I had not really thought of it that way but I can surely see how that could be their impression. The good news is that the beds were ok and there was hot water in both the shower and the bathroom sink (not something we had in some other hotels we stopped at on our 5 day trip). If the price was 500 Baht (about $15) it would have been a good deal but at $50 it was overpriced for a Phuket town hotel far from the beach. A nice boutique hotel can be had for $30 right within an easy walk to Patong beach and this hotel is nowhere near a beach. The photos are VERY deceiving. They did have a person to deliver the bags to and from the room (he looked like he had worked there for at least 50 years but the bags got to the right place at the right time) and the bill was accurate.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 February 2013 via mobile

Oh, where to begin...This is a weird, weird hotel... I can't quite put my finger on it but it is kind of creepy, in a way that makes you amazed you are still alive in the morning. As we found ourselves back for a second night, it is starting to feel like the Hotel California.
We ended up here because it was the only "budget" hotel in Phuket that wasn't full. We paid $500 B. The staff are all very pleasant. The lobby is cavernous and devoid of human life. To get to the rooms, you walk down a large corridor that was once lined with shops, all of which are closed and empty. The elevator is scary and the lights that tell you what floor you are on short out. The carpets are filthy and stained and the hotel is massive and laid out in a confusing way. I do not believe the hotel owns a vacuum cleaner. The rooms have seen better days, the TV's don't work, some of the lights don't work, the floors are filthy' the windows are dirty BUT here is the weird thing... the bed sheets and bathrooms in both the rooms were surprisingly clean!
Upon our arrival on night two, I asked reception about the swimming pool that is pictured on Trip Advisor and other promotional photos, she laughed rather slyly, shook her head and said, "No. There is no pool here." Internet cost $50 B and the wi-fi works.
If the hotel stopped its false advertising (swimming pool, etc) and invested in some new carpet, paint, someone to service the elevator and a vacuum... it could actually be an okay place...

  • Stayed February 2013
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Reviewed 10 October 2012

This hotel is an a value for money. the cleanliness is taken care of and the service is amazing :-). the rooms are of good quality and the swimming pool is amazing. this is a place you should go to if ur in phuket town and its very close to the bus stops

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Luxembourg District, Luxembourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2012

Taxi drivers at the airport burst into uncontrolled laugh when they heard where are we heading. Well, after getting there we realised why. This place is weird.

The lobby looks OK (although quite deserted) then you go through empty corridors, pass locked shops and service points, avoid stains on the floors and get to the room, which luckily is not as scary as you would imagine after seeing the corridors.

On the plus side:
- clean bed & bathroom (although corridor stains affect the general cleanliness score)
- free water (if we understood the sign correctly)
- good A/C
- if you arrive late you can get a good night sleep and move on the next day, just make sure you get a good online deal and don't pay much

On the minus side:
- creepy, weird place with lots of empty rooms (there was a gazillion of keys waiting in the lobby)
- common areas need refurbishment real soon or in fact needed it 10 years ago
- the rooms need a small revamp too but not as badly as the rest
- no hot water, crappy TV
- you can smoke in rooms (and you can tell that without seeing an ashtray)

Reception sells tickets to the Ko Phi Phi ferry for 450 baht – it is less than the advertised prices on the pier but more than some other agencies can offer.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sinthavee Hotel
Address: 89 Phang-Nga Road, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town
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Ranked #71 of 88 Hotels in Phuket Town
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Hotel Class:2 star — Sinthavee Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 266
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