We 3 couples had such a fun holiday in Patong that my memories of the hotel are becoming fonder. First the good points, the hotel is new so quite a modern design built to suit its steep block at the northern end of Patong Beach. It has great elevated views of the beach and Patong itself. Waking up to our first sunrise after arriving late at night was lovely. Not a busy part of town so no traffic noise. Excellent gym and table tennis room. Cocktail hour drinks overlooking Patong on a still, warm evening was beautiful. Shuttle bus good, only a 5 minute walk to the nice quieter end of the beach was great. Our rooms were clean and adequate. We believe we had 3 of the 5 best rooms in the hotel D203, D204 and D205. D201 and D202 would be even better than ours as slightly more private. The 5 rooms open directly onto a 25m private lap pool that became our loungeroom for the 3 groups to get together. There is a bit of walking involved getting from building to building but we black-banned the lifts as a way of working off the holiday indulgences. Well worth it. Tim owns a 6 person taxi outside the front door. We used him several times to get to attractions rather than going on the attraction's coach that takes forever doing hotel pick-ups & drop offs. Just negotiate a price with him once you know what the attraction charges. He is such a lovely man and really appreciated the business. His sister has a laundry just outside the hotel which we also used and were really happy with her service.
On the downside...... walls are very thin. We stayed during the low season and it was still very noisy with guests leaving early for flights or tours - not always the hotels fault - some guests have absolutely no regard for others! Rooms have a doorbell which sounds like it rings in yours for 3 rooms either side. It became a huge joke with us all poking our heads out at once. The construction finish is pretty ordinary but it's not your house so chill..... No drawers in the rooms is annoying and the wardrobe is very shallow. We didn't bothering unpacking. My biggest gripe is the breakfast which was boring and NO BACON. Yes that's correct, no bacon. Some 'ham' floating around in brine is not a substitute. Bread and jam selection for example was really poor. There was no comparision to other buffet breakfasts we have experienced whilst holidaying in Asia. Getting a table for 6 was a problem every day even though there was empty tables everywhere. The staff didn't seem to get that we wanted to sit together.
Would I recommend it, kind of. Not the best place to stay if you want to relax around the resort a lot, especially with young kids. Go to the Merlin Beach Resort for that - amazing huge pools and ahhhh the breakfast.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sea Sun Sand Resort & Spa is ideally located at the most beautiful & renowned Patong beach in Phuket. The Resort offers a relaxing atmosphere enjoying the panoramic scenery of Patong bay with its exquisite 250 deluxe rooms in harmoniously contemporary design with traditional Thai-inspired de´cor featuring four different types of stylish accommodation. Explore and fulfill your comfortable stay with our provided facilities, which include two trendy restaurants, outdoor swimming pools with amazing pool deck, round-shaped Jacuzzi, poolside & Sunset bars , Spa treatments, fitness room, reading corner, game room , shopping arcade and meeting facilities. ... more less
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- Sea Sun Sand Resort & Spa Phuket/Patong