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“A tuk tuk ride away from paradise beach”
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Grand Orchid Inn
Ranked #112 of 337 Hotels in Patong
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Forget patong beach smells like sewer in afternoon.

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Take tuk tuk for 350B to paradise beach for day. Its secluded with excellent resturant same prices as in town. 100B gets u entrance and beach chair. Tuk tuk back is set at 400B waiting. Closes at 6:30

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

I stayed at the Grand Orchid Inn at the start of July 2013 and was presently surprised by my stay there. I stayed 6 nights here and it was a good stay throughout.

The Hotel is located on a side street in from the main Beach road in Patong and is in a really good area with a 3 minute walk to the beach and has plenty restaurants, bars and shops nearby. The side street (Soi Watthana) can sometimes be congested with food carts and other cars so a taxi may not be able to drop you right outside the door of the hotel due to this. A minor detail and for me this is just one of these quirky things I love about Thailand. If you plan to rent a car parking it nearby could be a problem however. The hotel is about a ten minute walk to the party street of Soi Bangla. The Tiger Disco on Soi Bangla is party central there.

I stayed on the ground floor and had quite a large room. The room had all the usual conveniences, a TV, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, air-con, a wardrobe, mini-safe and the bathroom was quite nice with the walk in rainfall shower a nice touch also. Tea and Coffee making facilities were also provided in the room. The bed was a large king-size and pretty comfortable. Housekeeping did their duties efficiently and kept the room tidy, provided clean towels daily and also changed the linen during my stay.

Security at the hotel was not a problem for me and there was always somebody at reception, it is not a big hotel and feels more like a large guest house. There did not appear to be lots of staff there and it looked like a family run business. There is a travel agent next door to the hotel and they were happy to help me with an issue I had with my airline booking.

A sad fact about Phuket is the taxi prices which are as expensive as in a western country. Tuk Tuk Taxis in Phuket are far more expensive than any other part of Thailand. I was charged 1,600bt to go from Beach Road to Karon View Point which is a lovely lookout viewpoint. The pricing of transport, taxis and tuk tuks is much more expensive than the rest of the country. The taxi from the airport to the Hotel was 800bt but was about a 45mins journey and compared to the tuk tuks was a good deal.

The high prices are quite annoying and if you want to thoroughly explore Phuket then my advice would be a rent a car, even only for 12 hours would cost less than the tuk tuks in Patong.

Finally I must say this is a nice hotel in Patong and I would consider staying here again. A tip, be sure to taste a Banana Pancake which several vendors sell along the Beach road I really recommend them.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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anycando, Owner at Grand Orchid Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2014

Thank you for your positive review and please next time allow us to negotiate rates for taxi or Tuk Tuk services for you

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Reviewed 8 November 2013

Booked for my parents after reading through the reviews. Excellent location and good clean room. Bare minimum staff. From Airport, one can take a minibus to directly near the hotel. Overall a good experience. Thanks Grand Orchard Inn.

Room Tip: Family Deluxe room with balcony
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank enigmaiyer
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

No regrets on choosing The Grand Orchid Inn during our stay in Patong, Phuket. Our room has been upgraded from deluxe room to family deluxe room for free on our arrival. It has a good location, walking distance to Patong beach and a few blocks away from night life and shopping stalls. They provide the basics, the rooms were clean, complimentary water on each day of your stay and the staffs are nice. Since price of rooms are affordable, no pools are expected. Exactly what was needed by our group during our stay in Phuket.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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8  Thank CarlotaJS
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

We stayed at the Grand Orchid during a two week tour of Thailand. Phuket is a fun place and if you are looking for a hotel that’s close to the beach and a 10 minute walk from the nightlife then this is a good hotel to use. The staff we great and assisted with all out our trip requests, and were always very willing to help with anything.
Overall a good hotel and would stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank TigEngland
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We had a wonderful experience at the Grand Orchid inn. The rooms were clean, staff was friendly and most of all the location was perfect. The hotel is close to the Beach and all night life, but was very quite at night. If your wanting a pool and ocean views this probably isn't the place for you, but for the price (cheap) we were very impressed! Definitely would stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

Best location! Close to the best, restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping. Public transport, taxis and tuk-tuks are right outside your door. It was cheap to stay here and the staff were really nice and helpful!

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Grand Orchid Inn

Address: 78 / 17 - 18 Soi Dr Wattana | Thaweewong Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#27 Best Value Hotel in Patong
#36 On the Beach Hotel in Patong
Price Range: £11 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Orchid Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOCATION - The Grand Orchid Inn is located at Patong Beach, steps away from the great white sand and blue turquoise waters of the Andaman sea, we are so close that we provide complimentary use of beach towels and children under 12 receive a free beach bucket and spade set. We are only a few minutes walk away from the famous nightlife of Bangla Road so you get the best of both worlds - day and night. We have family suites, family deluxe rooms and budget rooms to suit all tastes and free Wifi Internet available. ... more   less 
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