I stayed at the Viking with my wife in the month of July for three nights and I based my selection on the location of this property which seemed convenient. Or so I thought..
The rooms are spacious and the food at the restaurant is of good quality. But other then that we found the place to be very noisy, unattended most of the time with the staff apparently more interested in chatting among themselves as opposed to attending guests as it happened in all our previous trips to Thailand.
The rooms are indeed spacious but the air conditioner was not working properly and unable to control the airflow. We had to manually switch on and off the unit making it very uncomfortable during the night as it was either too hot or too cold. We reported this a few times but we were told that this was the same problem in all the rooms....
The curtain in the bathroom was also falling apart and we believe this is a clear sign of neglect.
In appearance the hotel looked clean but we were later contradicted after seeing a rat coming out of the open kitchen door on the side of the building where we parked our mopeds.
With the abundance of hotels and B&B in Patong it is not difficult to find a place to stay in a relatively low season and we believe that Viking is will not be able to attract returning guests on these basis.
We will certainly look at other places to stay in town next time we are around. Definitely not recommended
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have 22 beautiful & spacious rooms with all amenities you need. High standards of cleanliness are important to us. You will be very comfortable on the king-size bed with high quality mattress and a shower with hot and cold water. Our Standard rooms are large with king-size bed, cable TV, individual control air con, safety deposit box, telephone and mini bar. Moreover, we are located in the heart of the city just a short stroll away from the beautiful beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viking Residence Phuket/Patong