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“not recommendable” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Taste

The Taste
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The Taste
Ranked #70 of 83 Hotels in Phuket Town
Vienna, Austria
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64 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“not recommendable”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2006

We stayed in this hotel because we arrived quite late in Phuket city (after a long bus ride) and did not want to go to a beach straightly. The old name of the hotel is 'XVI' and is listed in the Lonely Planet travelguide.

I have contacted the hotel from the busstation per phone and was offered a room for 1500Baht without breakfast (the hotel was almost booked up). After a little bit of bargaining we got a room for 1300Baht breakfast included.

While checking in at the lobby things have changed. The price still was 1300Baht but no breakfast included and an extra 200B for breakfast...... I was to tired to leave.

The rooms: I would call them 'boutique-style' but run down already. Our small room had no windows and was on the ground level (don't go there if you are a claustrophobic!) The adjoining room was identical. As an alternative there should be some rooms with windows to the road, but the woman at the lobby told us, that it is too loud to sleep there.

The room has not been cleaned up properly, in the shower has been some mold, dust in every corner.

Breakfast was ok, but was no compensation for the other problems.

  • Stayed October 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Seattle, Washington
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113 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2006

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The Taste Phuket

16-18 Rassada Road, Tumbol Talad Nua,
Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand

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The Taste is the hotel formerly known as "The XVI" (in Lonely Planet). i asked and the hotel has not changed management but just names.A very non-descript entrance. you wouldn't even know there was a hotel. just maybe a bar. by the bar, though, there are some rooms off to the side and those are the rooms. there aren't very many rooms, but they're very well appointed. The space is spartan, concrete-box like, but at the same time, very luxurious. very good AC, good tv, rain shower head, vanity mirror, etc. also, was traveling w/ a friend and they only had a king bed for us.... we managed :)breakfast in morning was quite nice, though we had a plane to catch (and they knew this) and they were too slow to really let us get thru it. overall, staff was the best i'd experienced anywhere in my travels in SE Asia. fantastic, very attentive, very knowledgeable.

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Property: The Taste
Address: 16-18 Rassada Road | Tumbol Talad Nua, Muang, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
#10 Spa Hotel in Phuket Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Taste 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Taste Phuket Town
Taste Hotel Phuket Town
The Taste Phuket/Phuket Town

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