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“Millionaire's Hotel!”
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Kelly's Residency
Ranked #106 of 322 Hotels in Patong
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Millionaire's Hotel!”
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Well what can I say - we stayed here for 9 nights and on many a day we were the only guests, it was like we were millionaires in our own hotel!
We stayed in the Royal Penthouse Suite and it was fantastic value for money. The room is enormous with 2 balconies, 1 of the balconies has a sea view and the other has a view over the hills of Patong. The location of the hotel is at the top of a hill but you can walk to Jungceylon shopping mall within 10 minutes easy strolling, Bangla Road and the beach are within 15 minutes walking. I do recommend getting a tuk tuk back at night for 200 baht because the small hill can be tiring after a few beers!. We were the only guests around the pool on most of our days and we just stayed there! The pool is great and so refreshing in heat of Patong.
The staff were really friendly and during our stay we felt like a part of their family. So much so that they were offering us their food and Dan was discussing everything with us! Nothing was too much trouble and Dan would happily cook us food whenever we asked even offering us his mussels! The Kelly's breakfast is awesome and sets you up a treat for the day ahead.
The ONLY problem we had was that we blocked the toilet which was sorted out immediately but with Dans advice of flushing halfway through. Sorted!
Dan is a proper host and at times he felt like my Dad, his advice was duly taken and also some ignored (coconut oil). His stories will be remembered forever. Tan his wife is a lovely lady and together you gain a real "guest experience" unlike many hotels where you are only a room number.
The taxi pick up and drop off was excellent and well worth booking through the hotel no hassles and no scams!
If we ever return to Patong we will undoubtedly stop at Kelly's again. Thank you to Dan, Tan and family for a perfect stay. (Dan - I hope you enjoy your bracelet and it makes you laugh as much as we did with you through our stay) - Claire says " have lots of massages, go first class and remember you can't take it with you. xx

Room Tip: All rooms are great and kept really well - however the Penthouse suite was exceptional value for mon...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2012 via mobile

The place is nice and the owners and staff are great the rooms are so good clean and big size the location is however the draw back as its a big hike to go anywhere you would definitely need a scooter from this hotel and the price is ok

  • Stayed August 2011
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 8 May 2012

Read the reviews. Many guests, like us, have been to Kelly's before - that says it all. Is it the Hilton for the price of a park bench? No. Is it a damn good hotel for the money? Yes! Dan has been in the hotel business all his life and it shows. This place provides a room that is clean for a more than fair price in a good location. I don't know what people expect when they travel, but here we got more than we expected. You get to meet the owner in person so if there is something not quite right, he is there to solve the problem. On our travels we have stayed in Hotels with a lot more stars, for a lot more money and a lot more complaints.

Room Tip: If you are looking for the perfect hotel, maybe travelling is not your thing (^_^)
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 4 May 2012

Aloha Fellow travelers, I've stayed with Dan/Tan at Kelly's Hotel 4-5 times in the last 5 years being from Hawaii i have seen lots of hotels and traveled thru most of Phuket,this my friends is Value at its best,great rooms,staff that is so friendly, motor bikes for rent good prices, make this your choice and nothing but smiles will happen at Kelly's......Dan hope to see you soon Dave Wallace from Hawaii Five-0

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

Kelly's hotel is 15-20 minutes walk (depending on speed) from Patong beach, but the walk is an enjoyable one straight through the tourist hub of bars, restaurants, shops, etc. The hotel itself is located on a small hill in a quietish street removed from the noise, but within 2 minute's walk you reach the lively areas.
It has a nice, small/medium sized pool and a homely feel to the lobby, bar, entrance area. The bar and seating area opens out to the pool, providing a relaxing space. The owner / manager Dan is a real character, a big old-school Aussie with a colourful history. He enjoys having a chat with his customers and is proud of his menu. Their breakfast menu is awesome - traditional bacon, eggs, toast, etc. using quality ingredients plus an unusual offer of Salmon poached in milk served with lettuce and balsamic vinegar - yum! Cappucinno's are served with cinnamon on top and for lunch you can get a range of toasted sandwhiches. They don't do dinner and the menu variety is small, but extremely tasty.
Dan's wife Tan is also very friendly and helpful. Overall, they managed to provide a homely hotel with good service. The rooms are your standard hotel variety, but they are clean, modern and a reasonable size. The third floor and above offers sea views, although by this I mean views of the sea between buildings. Great value for money and a good place to stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
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kent
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 10 April 2012

if your looking for the hilton this is not it, if your looking for a friendly hotel with lovely good sized rooms then maybe it is for you but read on........if your easily offended by obscenities, don't have a chat with the owner Dan, as his aussie colloquialism's may not be for the faint hearted but by the time you have got to this point in your stay you are being treated as a friend rather than a faceless traveller as some hotels treat you, his language might not suggest this though !!
i booked in for 5 nights but loved the hospitality and the banter that i stayed for 3 weeks, dan and tan can't do enough for you, if there is anything you need to know or find out then they are the people to ask, your in a foreign country and local knowledge is valuable commodity and definitely take advantage of their airport pick up service it might cost you a extra couple of pounds but the last thing you need to start your holiday is to kidnapped at the airport !! this is a known scam as you will see on kelly's hotel website.
breakfast at kelly's has greatly improved since my visit, as i taught dan how to cook perfect fried onions ( no need to thank me dan, i can here the expletives from here !!) but on a serious note there isn't a better way to start the day in thailand than with a cup of british tea and fried brekkie being insulted by a aussie version of victor meldrew.
kelly's hotel is the perfect base for a holiday in patong, you are only minutes from anywhere but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of bangla road and the bars, if you still want to stay here after this review then maybe your mad but you will have a fantastic holiday in thailand, dan and tan are great hosts and kellys hotel will be your perfect choice.
send dan regards from the whinging pom or the round mound of sound or gay pom or the pommy c**t, whatever I'm remembered by !!! many thanks

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
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KellysOwner, Manager at Kelly's Residency, responded to this review, 19 April 2012
Thanks for review, seems like you really enjoyed yourself, and by reading this it looks your still enjoying yourself.

Thanks Dan.
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Rockingham, Australia
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

We stayed at Kellys for 7 nights in march.Our pick up and drop off at the airport was organised by Tan/Dan,and it was perfect.Our driver Koice was friendly and a very safe driver.

On arrival at Kellys we were met by Tan & Dan,who were extremely friendly and it was like being met by friends.Our room on the 4th floor was big & clean.The balcony which overlooked the views of patong and the Andaman sea was a real bonus.The short walk or TukTuk ride to the shops and beach created no problems to us.It was a pleasure to be a short distance away from the centre of town.

Kelly's Hotel is an absolute bargain.The prices you are quoted for rooms or the prices on the menu board are what you pay.No plus,plus (++) in the fine print,which equates to at least another 17% saving compared to some Hotels.

Tan & Dans service goes way above and beyond the call of duty.At 11am on Saturday,while having breakfast (yes breakfast at 11am served by Dan with no complaints) I mentioned I would like to go to a dentist during my stay.By 11:10 am Tan & Dan had a taxi & appointment at their dentist for me at 3pm that day.The taxi driver Sorn,was another very friendly and safe driver,who also took the time to come into the dentist and explain to them who I was and what I wanted done.The understanding and service made available to my wife was also outstanding (thanks for the tea).While staying at Kellys if you require a taxi or tour We highly recommend you use Dans recommendations and you will not go wrong.

All of Tan & Dans staff were excellent.If you have any complaints about bargain priced,10 star serviced KELLYS,YOU MUST BE JOKING.Hoping that we can return soon.Thanks for everything.

Room Tip: Lower floors for pool access,higher floors for views and breeze.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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KellysOwner, Manager at Kelly's Residency, responded to this review, 6 April 2012
Thanks for you review, excellently marked, and all the boxes ticked, fabulously done, the reviewer from heaven, come back any time, all of those people that make life a pleasure are welcome into our humble abode, thanks from Tan and Dan.
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Property: Kelly's Residency
Address: 47/1 Nanai Road | Patong Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand (Formerly Kelly's Hotel)
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #106 of 322 Hotels in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Kelly's Residency 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Previously known and popular Kelly's Hotel is now Kelly's Residency under the new professional management of Ananta Hospitality Management Co Ltd. 4Star rated Rooms at 2Star Rates. Our rooms are large and very high standard for the price range and all have large balconies,all have views over Patong and most have ocean views,large penthouses on top floor. Rooms are recently renovated by the new management and many new services and facilities are being added to make the stay at Kelly's be more enjoyable and comfortable, you will surely be pleased with improvement at your favorite Kelly's ... more   less 
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