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Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central
Ranked #18 of 328 Hotels in Patong
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Managed to secure 2 nights at this hotel under IHG points break promotion - 5000 points per night.

It's located near the Northern part of Patong. Easily reached from Phuket airport via 180 baht shuttle (use this if u wanna save some money on transport, taxis are 550 baht min i heard from airport to Patong). Short 10-15 min walk to Soi Bangla, where most of the night action is. Lots to see and do at the shops along the way to Soi Bangla.

As a Platinum IHG member, managed to secure early checkin (around 11am), late checkout (4pm) and room upgrade - stayed at 6303, overlooking the pool. Room was nicely furnished. Tiled floor which is good cause guests might be dripping water and sand from the swimming pool and beach.

This hotel is brand new, only about a year old i heard. The whole design has a very stylish, modern vibe to it. Being a Holiday Inn Express, they do they to do away with some frills, such as bell boys (you are offered airport-type trolleys to push ur luggages to the room, which is a brilliant concept). They also don't offer tiny bottles of shampoo and body wash. There's a big dispenser right next to the shower dispensing a liquid that can be used as both shampoo and body wash. Bring ur own if that doesn't appeal to you.

Pool towels are on loan from the front desk, which u can bring to the beach or use at the pool.

The breakfast buffet is not huge. But you can't really complain. The standard fare is there. For the two days i was there, there's porridge, fried rice, sausages, eggs, bread (white and wholemeal), selection of danishes/muffins/croissants, cereal with milk or soy, orange/apple/guava juice, coffee from a huge machine, and selection of tropical fruits (banana, watermelon, honeydew, pineapple). You can have a really good breakfast! And they also allow you to pack up some food to take to the beach or pool, even providing tiny carriers to put ur coffee cups and muffins. How's that for flexibility!

There's some minor pest problems, like ants at the coffee machine in the room, and mosquitoes. But that comes with the territory of a tropical country. After some feedback, the manager promised to tackle the ant problem. Mosquitoes, that's a bit hard. Use ur tracking skills to kill them haha.

Even though the hotel is new, they do have maintenance work ongoing. Drilling noises can be heard in the afternoons. I guess most of the guests will be at the beach at that time, but do take note if u wanna catch a nap. Perhaps have it at the pool area. The running water sounds from the water features do a good job to drown out the noises.

Will stay at this hotel again if i come back to Patong :)

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank emilia c
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DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Dear “emilia c”

We are really delighted you enjoyed your stay and enjoy the short availability of the points break program making the most from your loyalty point’s form our IHG Rewards Club program. Thank you for your spending time to make an extensive review of our hotel features and describing the room and offerings.

Our hotel concept is as you describe no frills for the adventurous and independent traveler. We offer everything you need and nothing you don’t.

Please let us know when you next come to Patong and do not hesitate to contact me directly to help you with the arrangements.

Stay Smart with us!

Sincere regards
Dominic

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Reviewed 21 November 2013

My partner & I stayed at this hotel for 3nights. Found no probs with the hotel, rooms or staff. Super fast wifi. Great rooms with comfortable bed and excellent choice of pillows. Bathroom was clean and especially loved the washing line in the shower. Breakfast had a great variety.
Staff were pleasant and very helpful. Taxi driver we had was nice, he took us to the big souvenier store then to the cashew nut farm. Even the guards were friendly.
2min walk to the beach, 10min to Bangla Road, 15min to Junceylon, 30sec walk to 7/11.

Will def stay at Holiday Inn Express if we're ever in Phuket again

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank Emily T
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DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Dear “Emily T”

Thank you for recognizing us for what we really drive for as a new hotel. We have a great location in Patong and aren’t our beds just for heavenly dreams… Our Soft and Firm pillows are as well loved feature and adding to the well-deserved sleeping experience on your holiday.

Stay Smart with us!

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Reviewed 20 November 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in this hotel after staying in the Anantara vacation club for 2 nights. Both my husband and I loved this budget hotel. First of all, it is really the price of a budget hotel but the facilities it provided were much more than usual budget chains. The pool was nice with great loungers. We loved the green beanbags by the massage pool (or children's pool). Breakfast was simple but adequate (would definitely get bored if stay for more than 3 nights). It was great that they had take away cups for you to take away coffee and tea to enjoy by the beach side! They provide free local newspaper and magazine in the breakfast room. You can rent beach towels and umbrella at the reception free of charge. (They allow you to take the beach towel out to the beach unlike some hotels which allow you to use at pool side only). The room was average in size, shame that they didn't have a tub. The bathroom was a bit small and can't fit 2 people together in the morning for washing up. You get a small balcony with a chair there.

It was walking distance (around 10-15 mins leisurable walk) to Jungcylon and only 2 mins walk to the beach. Must eat the Tony Zaw international pancake (hawker stall) just 1 street from the hotel (The banana nutella pancakes were addictive!!!). We had it twice during our stay!!!!

All in all, we had a great time in patong and with this hotel. Would definitely recommend to those looking for budget accommodation in patong!!!!!!

Room Tip: Avoid ground floor room as your view get blocked by bushes. Upper floors get a nice view of the pool...
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Dear “beeleeburu”

Thank you for taking the time to write a great and long review of our hotel and glad you both liked our hotel at an affordable price point. Grat value for money but being in a great location and having the facilities you need but not extra cost to pay for all the things you don’t need. The bean bags around the pool aren’t just super comfy and great for a quick nap or just relax.

The variety of food in Patong is just amazing you have from every food style to ambiance everything available. Great street hawkers with the carts. local restaurants and very nice dinning.

Stay Smart with us!

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Dominic

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Staff very friendly, hotel very clean, as well as very cool design. And conveniently located (in Patong beach, 2 min from beach and 3min from the shopping area) but out of the noisy Patong. I stayed here with my husband and 6mo baby for almost 1 week, and I will highly recommend this place. Definitely worth it!!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank eliseinsing
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DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Dear “elseinsing”

It was our pleasure to have you and your family with us to enjoy all the activities available in Patong but finding the peace and quiet in our hotel very conveniently located just across the beach. Close to everything but far enough away from the noise.

Please let us know when you are making yoru way back to us.

Stay Smart with us!

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Dominic

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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Holiday inn express is nice hotel in excellent location in almost 2 mins walking from famous patong beach ... This hotel is very suitable for the people search for for clean nice hotel in good location and the one searching for hotel for relaxation after long day in city tour and outdoor trip also near shopping area so no need to go anywhere tonight as you will find everything near to you if you stayed in this hotel .

limited choices In breakfast menu however it's good start for your day but they should increase the choices in breakfast buffet

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Amir H
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DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Dear “Amir H”

Thank you for your great review highlighting our great location. Yes we are not luxury but offer great value for money in a fantastic location. We include free WiFi and the Express breakfast Bar in the room rates that you can save money with us and spend it elsewhere to enjoy your holiday. No hefty room bills at check-out and the items we offer at the lobby bar are all reasonable priced.

Stay Smart with us!

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Good location, within walking distance to Jungceylon Mall and Bangla Road. I like the fact that it is adequately far from Bangla Road so the area appreared more peaceful and safe.
It is a very new hotel so ameneties like gym and swimming pool were excellent. There is a kid's pool as well. Breakfast spread was not wide enough but they allow take aways e.g. hot coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, muffins, fruits for guests on the go. Very convenient in my opinion.
Room was comfortable, spacious and clean.
Will stay here again if i go back to Phuket.
Oh and it's 5 minutes walk to the beach. Best location!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank nahs731
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DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2013

Dear “nah731”

Thank you for taking time to review our Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central. Our “grab & go” is really a hit with our guests. Take the coffee ith you and enjoy around the pool or back in your room. We provide takeaway boxes for the people in the rush to go on tours as well. We are a select service hotel which offers a modern experience in our new hotel with great value for money. Fantastic location in Patong, just over the road to the beach with multiple restaurants the closest just to the left of the entry with Mam Café serving local and international meals.

Stay Smart with us!

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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Stayed in Patong for 3 days and I'm glad I chose this hotel. Very convenient location, everything is either walkable or a tuk tuk ride away. The beach is really close, and there are many diving center offices close by. Its also close to a bunch of good restaurants, and shopping areas.

The hotel premises are quite clean and the pool is charming. The rooms offer stupendous value, and the bed's comfort is to die for. No latches for the bathroom, so it gets awkward when travelling with friends. Wi-Fi is decently quick and room service is prompt. Breakfast is also quite nice. Overall, this place offer serious bang for the buck.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank mathewjalencheril
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DominicEgger, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Dear “mathewjalencheril”

Great value for money, that is us!

Thank you for recognizing us for what we really drive for as a new hotel. We have a great location in Patong and aren’t our beds just for heavenly dreams… Our Soft and Firm pillows are as well a great feature and adding to the well-deserved sleeping experience on your holiday.

Stay Smart with us!

Sincere regards
Dominic

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Address: 8 Hatpatong Road, Patong Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Patong
#17 Romantic Hotel in Patong
#25 Family Hotel in Patong
Price Range: £41 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central 3.5*
Number of rooms: 277
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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