Me and my wife went to thailand in Aug and stayed in Holiday inn express in phuket for 2 nights. This was a very special trip for both of us and thats why we were really selective in which hotel to stay in thailand. After a going through lot of reviews of different hotels we finally choose holiday inn express and booked it through our local travel agent.
We reached phuket on the 11th Aug at around 12 noon and our check in was smooth. Though we requested for a pool view room but it was not available during our check in so without delay we went for the room that was available at that moment and the view of it was also very pleasant. We got a mountain view room.
The entrance of the hotel is cozy and nice. Its really homely type and lobby and reception area is open which is unique. As it is an express hotel, you need to carry on your own baggage to the room but not to worry and they have trolley to carry on your stuffs :)
Pool area is great and they also have a small jacuzzi type pool behind the main pool. Its pool area is beautiful specially at night.
The rooms is quiet big with all the modern facilities that you need. Small stuffs like dental kit shampoo, soap, etc are not available in the room but all you need to do is just make a call to the reception and ask for those and you will instantly get those complementary.
The have flat TV and free wifi (though we did not use the wifi) and safety locker.
The washroom is also nice and have all required facilities.
Service of the hotel is also good. They are very prompt in their service and you do not have to wait too long to get your service done.
You can also take umbrellas and towels from the reception while going to the beach or outside and then again return them back. Umbrella is a must while going out as it often rains in phuket.
The complementary breakfast was ok for this express hotel. They had choice of breads, juices, and few main items. I would recommend to increase the number of main items by 2-3 if possible. But overall the breakfast is satisfactory. Specially they have the concept of take away if you are in a hurry which is an added advantage. Also the coffee/tea machine is amazing as you can choose different types of tea and coffee from it.
Location of the hotel is perfect as it is just 3-5 minutes walk to the main patong beach and also 15 minutes walk to major shopping complex "jungceylong mall" and the famous happening bangla road. Also lots of restaurants are available nearby the hotel.
Actually it is just the mini version of holiday inn hotel and you will not actually feel that you are in an express hotel. This hotel is definitely worth staying with the price that they offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Smart International Hotel in Phuket Patong Beach.Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central is the smart choice for savvy leisure travelers, providing a relaxed, affordable and hassle-free stay all the time. Located adjacent to Patong Beach, Phuket's most popular and well-developed beach, we are within walking distance to a hub of shopping, dining and entertainment options. We are just a short 45 minutes drive from Phuket International Airport and 15 minutes from Phuket Town.Kick-start your day with our Free "Express Start" Breakfast and stay connected with free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Enjoy our high-quality bedding, shower, balcony and swimming pool experience to recharge after a day of leisure activities. You can have a restful sleep on our comfy bed, away from the noise of Patong's nightlife.The hotel features 277 brand new rooms with easy access to the beach or laze by our pool for ultimate relaxation. Our rooms are well-designed for everything you need for a great stay. Have an invigorating shower with our high quality bathroom equipped with a 3-head massage showerhead and a restful night with international standard bedding including 200 thread count sheets, duvet, a choice of soft and firm pillows.The hotel is minutes away from some of the city’s most exciting retail and dining attractions, including Jungceylon Shopping Mall, Patong Promenade and Beach Road Shopping. Value added benefits include Express Breakfast & complimentary Internet in each room. Consider becoming a Priority Club Rewards member to earn points towards free hotel stays, retail certificates or airline mileage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central