We booked this hotel on Agoda for about USD20/ room/ night, and would say that it is good value.
The whole building has a newly constructed feel to it. Our room had all the amenities you would expect of a hotel room - TV, kettle, bath towels. The biggest surprise was actually the one-door fridge! One would expect the short mini-bar type of fridge, but no, this was a proper fridge as though we would be cooking up a proper meal (of course, no stove was provided in the room).
The room and sheets are clean. There is hot water for the shower. The TV contains limited English-speaking channels, but that is not a problem. Why watch television in the room, when you're on an island holiday? Just a note, there are no elevators in the building, so do request for rooms in the first or second floors if your luggage is heavy.
The lobby/ common area has a pool table (no extra charge!), videos to watch, and many seats just to relax and chitchat. The hotel has a totally open door policy as there are no walls/ glass windows/ doors to speak of. Security does not seem to be an issue as there is always someone at the reception desk which overlooks the door that goes up to the rooms. The person at the reception is friendly and helpful, full of smiles.
Location-wise, it is a 10-minute walk to Jungceylon shopping mall. There are some eateries nearby, but overall, this area was quite quiet at night. The walk to Jungceylon mall was a dusty one as there are many buildings under construction in this area. The beach is about a 15 minute walk according to the reception, but it was not advisable to walk as the roads leading to the beach are dusty and do not qualify for a breezy walk.
Would recommend this place if you are looking to get away from the crowds and the noise of the main Patong nightlife area. Do print out a map of the hotel location, or at least a rough map of the area, to help your taxi driver. Many new hotels are emerging in this part of Patong beach as more and more development are heading inland and away from the beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Islanda Boutique Hotel, a peace of home in Patong, offers far more than holiday accommodation. Careful attention by the owner and staff ensures a totally relaxing holiday experience that will leave you lasting memories. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Islanda Boutique Hotel Phuket/Patong