As expected before going there, the design of the hotel is impressive. Everything is related to high-end cars and motorcycles. All that creates a feeling for something different, never experienced before.
Anyway, when staying there for some time you start to see the drawbacks. The rooms are actually located in what looks like garage cells. That makes them quite dark with no windows at all since the only window is the wall with the door itself but the glass is half transparent so as you need to drop the curtains, there is no daylight from the outside.
The WC and the bathroom are separated into two cabins, located at the back of the room. The problem is that they have no ceiling and that creates a quite intimate atmosphere between you as a couple, when someone needs to do his big job in the toilet :)
There is almost no space inside the room to organize your luggage so expect the chaos coming within an hour after checking in.
There are also no shelves in the bathroom so you cannot take your shampoo, shower gel etc. with you inside.
The TV set is attached to the side wall and it has a limited rotation possibility so you need to watch it from an angle.
The air conditioning is blowing just above the bed, so your head can freeze while your body still sweats hot.
The pool is narrow and located in a way that it feels more like a decoration than a place you can use for swimming.
The staff is nice and helpful.
The breakfast takes place in the bar and it is good.
So to resume, the unique design of the hotel pays its price - it is good to see and experience but it is somehow done without the thought in mind that people will have to live there, even for several days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Nicky's Handlebar Hotel, we've taken extra care in giving each room its very own unique features and characteristics. On some, you'll find different painted themes while others have elaborate wall sculptures. Headboards, bathroom furnishings, and even the toilet are themed in a fashion that would appeal to bikers, as well as just about everybody else! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nicky's Handlebar Hotel Phuket/Patong