We didn't get off to a good start at the Phuket Tropical Inn. Our driver had a hard time finding it and we had to get help from some bike taxi drivers. I booked this hotel months ago based on Trip Advisor reviews which raved about Lindsay and the service he offered his guests. When we eventually got there after a stressful 4 hour transfer from our previous hotel, we arrived to a dark and locked hotel. Apparently most of Patong was blacked out. A young woman sitting outside told me they were closed. I told her we had booked but she still said they were closed. I then asked for Lindsay as I had booked with him and she told me he had gone to Chiang Mai. As I had my printed booking with me, she said we could go to our room and she would look into it in the morning. When she unlocked the office and went to get the key, the power came back on. Thank God for that!
Our room was huge, with a comfortable bed, but we didn't feel comfortable in it after our bad start. When we booked, we had breakfast included but that didn't eventuate as it turned out the receptionist also did the breakfasts and she didn't start until 9 am. As we had to go on a tour on the first morning and get to the airport the next morning, this was too late for us.
The receptionist gave us a hand drawn map for a shortcut down to the beach but unfortunately it lacked a bit of detail and stopped well before we got to the beach.
I'm sure Phuket Tropical Inn would have been OK if we hadn't gone there with the high expectations we had. It is out of the way and we wouldn't have chosen it except for the reviews it received when it was run by Lindsay and his partner.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BAAN SUK-KHO BOUTIQUE INN is created hotel with a difference with the other in Patong Beach. The city is full of natural attractions, entertainment , shopping malls, restaurants and boxing camp. A Stlye of BAAN SUK-KHO BOUTIQUE INN blended with modern and Oriental style. In order to meet the warmth. Safe and attentive service to guests. We are in the heart of Patong Take the time to 5 minutes to Patong Beach and 40 minutes from Phuket International Airport. With the intention of BAAN SUK-KHO BOUTIQUE INN makes guests feel like you was back at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baan Suk-Kho Boutique Inn Phuket/Patong