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“Great position, great service, fantastic staff.”
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Blue Ocean Resort
Ranked #45 of 328 Hotels in Patong
Reviewed 16 February 2011

We stayed at Blue Ocean Resort with our 2 year old grandson and family and cannot fault this hotel in any way. The deluxe rooms were very clean, and had everything you could ask for- beautiful comfy bed was one. The staff were excellent and just loved Tyler (our grandson). The position was fantastic as we didn't want to be near the noisy areas, and only a 5-10 minute walk to the beach. The management should be proud of this hotel and what they have achieved in such a short time. Your staff are very well trained, friendly and helpful. We will be back.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 February 2011

We stayed at the Blue Ocean Resort and loved it. We didn't love Patong (the touts ruin it) but we made the best of it at the Blue Ocean. The hotel itself is very clean, very modern, and very new. The room (Deluxe) wasn't as big as I thought it would be but still very spacious with a huge balcony. Not the best view in the world, but if you can snag a pool view, you won't be sorry because the pool is beautiful.

We loved the extra large bathroom, hot tub, and rain shower. The room was very modern and the beds were comfortable. Some reviewers had a problem with the service, but we only encountered smiles; everyone we dealt with was very pleasant and yes, they spoke English.

Breakfast was okay. We stayed at lesser hotels where eggs were made to order, whereas at the BOR, eggs were premade and served room temp :( Also, only on the first of four days did they serve bacon. All the rest of the days ham was served (yuck!). Don't even get me started on those little hot dogs that they call sausage (but that was everywhere in Thailand).

Finally, the location was perfect. Very close to the beach and all the hubbub, as well as all the essentials (travel agencies, 7-11, drug stores, laundry, restaurants, etc.).And with the exception of a nearby massage parlor and taxi/tuk tuk drivers, you can actually walk around near the BOC without being hassled to buy DVDs or a suit.

Though I wouldn't return to Patong, I can understand the attraction. If you do go, stay at the Blue Ocean.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank philly57
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Reviewed 31 January 2011

We stayed for 9 days in a deluxe room overlooking the pool & restaurant area. Very quiet and relaxing. Breakfast good and service excellent. Staff all very friendly and helpful. It is just 5 minutes level walk to the beach or town centre. We would definitely stay here again.
We met our family from Brisbane here --- they stayed in a poolside access room. This would be well worth the extra is you wanted to use the pool a lot.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2011

Every January me and my girlfriends will choose somewhere to go and put our tanning up to date, and by now we are used to the crowds and the crazyness it gets in the hotels at this time of the year. so imagine my surprise when we had someone accompanying and helping us with the luggages (we were 4 girls...u do the math) from the moment we stepped down the shuttle, until we were happily accomodated in our rooms. the staff was ever so helpful, telling us where to go, what to eat, what to see and all that. they booked our boat trip and elephant ride, only to have us change our minds for 3 times in 5 hours, and always with that niceness that you can only find in Thailand.
you can tell that the hotel is still new because the staff is not as experienced, but they made up for it in effort, not to mention that i never got the feeling of being just another customer, as it usually happens.
i definitely recommend this hotel for anyone planning to drop by Phuket, andif youre lucky, they will have one of the rooms with straight access to the pool available!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 January 2011

Me and my family stayed at Blue Ocean for 7 days and we all had a great experience. Thai service is definately unique and we felt it even more at this hotel.
It's also brand new and from what I saw around it's the prettiest one in the area.
Also the relationship between price and services offered , in comparison with the competitors, helped us to support our final choice.
Quality of service, quick response from the staff to our needs, location, decoration, and the food are the strenghts of Blue Ocean.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank MarianaNarciso
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Reviewed 19 January 2011

We stayed here only after our original hotel was overbooked (Andatel) and they drove over. The original hotel told us we (both couples) would have suites but really only one of us did. This was Andatel's fault, not Blue Ocean Resort's. The lady at the front desk of Blue Ocean Resort seemed arrogant upon check in and looked at us and our backpacks like we weren't meant to be there. She said SEVERAL times how much better this hotel was than what we paid for (she even told us in Baht what their usually clients pay) and how we were lucky to be there. It takes a lot to make me call someone arrogant (i'm from Beverly Hills after all) but even if we were of modest means it is NOT her place to treat us as if we should be staying at a "lesser" hotel. I was also caught of guard as "arrogant" is NOT a term I have used to describe any Thai person ever before. I also thought it was odd that she placed the room keys upside down on the counter and had us choose who got the suite. Especially after we expressed that we were both happy to have standards rooms and didn't care if anyone got the suite.
None-the-less the bellhops at Blue Ocean Resort were very nice as was the room service lady. Although I thought it was strange that they do not have a menu in the room but they come up and hand you the menu and stand there waiting for you to decide what you want on the spot. The room was very nice (a little cheesy due to overuse of blue lighting) but comfortable and spacious. The pool was beautiful. The man in charge of watching the bags (once you have checked out but not left Patong yet) was also very nice and took his job seriously. Overall I thought this place was a very good experience and most of the employees were excellent I just wish the arrogant lady at the front desk would fix that chip on her shoulder.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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2  Thank CandaceAntonia
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Reviewed 18 January 2011

There is so much to say about this hotel if i had all day it would take that long. My husband and I originally booked this hotel as just a stop over, but with the experience we had we ended up staying longer and totally enjoyed our stay, so much so that next year when returning we definitely will be coming here. We made some beautiful friendships that will be a lfe time memory for us and experienced being treated like Royalty.

The rooms are quite spacious and clean and quite surprising for the value of a nights stay. A lot more than you would probably expect. Quite lovely actually and plasma tv to boot, love seat , great beds, double showers and bath, great airconditioning, some rooms have a balcony and second sitting room. So worth it ! Great value for money ! Don't judge a book by it's cover though what you see in the foyer or from the outside of the building is not what is upstairs. The beds are so comfortable, and my husband has a bad back but never complained once about the bed. What was lovely as well was when our beds were made the house keeper out of towels decorated our bed with towels to make little elephants and spread petals of orchids and made love hearts out of them. You can even get a pool access room which is great to have the pool right at your feet. Not a large pool, but big enough to swim , lay in the sun and get a tan and just have a nice water melon shake from the bar a step away, and you do not even have to get up, they will get everything for you, believe me ! Your towel is even picked up and handed to you. The pool is clean and not crowded which is a good thing. EVERYTHING at this hotel takes a step beyond normal customer service.

My husband ended up in hospital with his back and the kindness of the staff truly showed its colors this particular day. We were offered three rides to the hotel by the hotel staff and then were driven free by the hotel to the hospital. One of the members of staff came to visit my husband at the hospital to check up on him, We were blown away by this ! We were later given flowers made by one of the staff's wives . It truly brought tears to your eyes. Every day they would ask how you are feeling if you were ill. They truly care about your well being, not like some hotels and i have stayed at some five stars which are so rude and arrogant. Even going shopping we were escorted and shown around by another member of staff who took time out of his own time to take us to the night markets and show us around phuket town. Even offered us lifts there on his and his wife's bike.

My husband is an extremely fussy traveller and has stayed in the most exclusive hotels all round the states etc. he said that he has never been treated as well as he was at this hotel and I too had the same experience. We were treated like a King & Queen and thats no exaggeration.

It might not have all the glitz and glamour as the larger hotels but what it lacks in this area it makes up in so many more areas.

The staff are truly amazing. The relationships you will gain and develop you will never forget. The kindness you are shown is just overwhelming and it will definitely soften your heart and make you love Thailand more and want to come back and definitely stay in this hotel. I know this is what it did to my husband.

You are waited on hand and foot, doors are opened for you, seats pulled out, you never have an empty coffee cup, you will be at the toaster and the staff will hold your plate and take your other to the table for you. You are greeted with a smile and even a thai language lesson.

The buffet breakfast is awesome, it ranges from your Asian spread on one side and then your continental / American on the other bacon, eggs, omelettes, baked beans, sausages, croissants, pastries, toast, cakes, yoghurt, fruit platters of all the wonderful thai fruits, Five different juices and ofcourse your coffee and tea.

The night staff including all the managers have a servants heart and they make sure you are looked after 100 % as well, even at 1030 pm they will still make you a later dinner !

When we left the hotel the staff bought us several gifts and exchanged details. We feel we have left a family behind and that is what it is. They make your stay so warm and wonderful you will always want to come back.

We know we will definitely be back here.


Liz & Chris Thurber
Melbourne, Australia

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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Address: 273 Rat-U-Thit Song Roi Pee Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#33 Luxury Hotel in Patong
#39 Romantic Hotel in Patong
#42 Family Hotel in Patong
Price Range: £25 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Ocean Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Ocean Resort is located at about 5 minutes walk to the Patong Beach, and about 10 Minutes to the main city center - Bangla Road, and the Popular Jungceylon Shopping Mall. It is just close enough to Patong's Main Charming Attractions, but far away enough from all the hassle and the noisy areas of Patong. Blue Ocean also offers excellent Indian Cuisines, as well as great delicious selections of Thai and European ones. Breakfast has a nice variety. High Speed Internet and Free Wifi can be enjoyed from the rooms as well as the Public Areas of the resort. ... more   less 
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