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Kelly's Residency
Ranked #109 of 331 Hotels in Patong
Reviewed 8 July 2010

Had a great time at Kelly's, Tim - MANAGER, made us feel at home, nothing was too much trouble. nice and friendly, home away from home. would reccommend Kelly.s to anyone holidaying in phuket. very nice room at a great price. will be returning!!! Rooms very nice with with good facilities, hotel also offers internet use and can provided breakfast and light snaxs.. great!!! couldn't ask for better

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 June 2010

My girlfriend and I had the pleasure of staying at Kelly´s Hotel. And nothing beats this when talking value for money. Also Tim and his staff was the most helpfull and kind we have ever found on our 3 trips to Thailand.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank heinehot
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Reviewed 24 June 2010

Was fortunate to stay in the penthouse which had an adjoining penthouse with a door between the two which was great. Had great views out over the ocean from the balcony.
Tim the manager was always accomadating to our needs and we were able to watch the footy and the NBA finals sitting in the pool with bar service. What more could you want.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 June 2010

People say many things about Patong, but it's in my opinion a resort which is what you make of it. It certainly isn't what I once heard someone say "an open air brothel", though there's as much nightlife as you could wish for. Perhaps it's not for someone looking for a real ethnic experience, but even this you can find without looking too hard.

Patong, you can only be in Asia. The sights, the amazingly botched up electrical wiring on the streets (There's talk of burying the cables, but so far it's just talk), the sights and smells (most smells fantastic, the food and smell of incense - seriously), sometimes the smell is a bit more "authentic".
The nightlife? Well a lot has been said about the nightlife, but even bustling Bangla - you see familes wandering during early evening, taking in the atmosphere. It does have to be said though, in the very early hours, after say 1.30am, take a taxi and don't walk the streets, and definately keep away from the beach!
Otherwise, you're in for a shopping and sightseeing treat of all sorts. Patong isn't the very best family resort, but it has a bit of everything, and it's easy to strike out to say Kata beach to the south - or of course you could stay in Kata and visit Patong, your choice.

So setting the scene for Kellys Hotel. This I feel is a place where you can have a slightly different Patong experience than if you stayed nearer the beach or Bangla.
It's situated on a hill on Nanai Road. Now to some this could be a "slight" disadvantage, as it's a slightly longer walk to town. However we have to get this into perspective, it isn't THAT longer a walk, and you can pop through the air conditioned Yungceylon shopping centre.
That disadvantage is tempered by a big advantage - you are in a more ethnic "real" Patong. Nanai Road is in a gritty sort of way really attractive. It's undulating with surprises around every corner, it backs on to the jungle, and there are sights you just won't see elsewhere.

So the hotel, well it's a haven. Step inside, climb the front few steps, and you're welcomed. Even in the lower room I had, the views were great. Furnishing - can't complain at all, and the owner, you'll struggle not to get on with him.
Breakfast - well in party central, who makes it to breakfast lol. Seriously though, you don't have to go far to find something, and personally I liked to stroll into town and find a place serving, or better still, just find a stall selling fruit, cut in front of you. For those not as energetic, there's enough places literally on the doorstep.

All in all, Kellys has to be recommended as the place for the traveller who likes to "think that bit different", and doesn't necessarily follow the crowd. Hey it's near enough to the action, but not TOO near. It could never be called a faceless hotel chain, and once you stop here, well odds on you'll be counting down until the next time you can visit this exciting part of the world.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 19 June 2010

We had a wonderful stay at this hotel. Right from prompt and detailed mail replies to the taxi to drop us off at the airport. The rooms were very nicely done up and clean. Tim was very friendly and warm. Our children were interested in swimming and he said they could swim anytime as long as they weren't very noisy, especially in the night. And they did enjoy themselves thoroughly. We shifted to the penthouse (smaller one), which was amazing. Very spacious and great views. Breakfast was good, eggs and toast which was prepared there itself. They've outsourced the food from a restaurant nexdoor called 'Baan Nitra', where we had lunch the last day. It was absolutely delicious...especially the yellow curry with rice. Must must try! The location is good, 10-15 mins walk to the beach, with jungceylon (the mall) in between, clean family massage parlours all around, 7/11 close by. Would certainly recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 June 2010

Stayed at Kellys for a couple of weeks with friends, and I have to say we were all really impressed. Great rooms that had everything you could need and were kept brilliantly clean on a daily basis. The hotel staff, especially the owner Tim, were nothing short of fantastic, providing help and advice on whatever you asked, even if it wasn't bringing additional business to their hotel.
We also found that the general atmosphere at Kellys was really good, with lots of gatherings of people around the bar and pool with people from different walks of life.
You can also get breakfast all day, which is very good if you are a bit of a night owl!
Couldn't ask for more from a hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 June 2010

great location friendly staff very very good value for money.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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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 #109 of 331 Hotels in Patong
Price Range: £26 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Kelly's Residency 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Perfect hotel for your holidays in Phuket, be it with your family or special someone" 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. Compare to most hotels in Patong, our rooms are well appointed, spacious and comfortable for the price range and all have large balconies, all have views over Patong and most have ocean views, large Suite Room on the 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 favourite Kelly's Most of our guests feel like at home with the kind of warmth and essence of hospitality they experience at Kelly's with us ... more   less 
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