I stayed at the Banthai Beach Resort for 7 nights during my third trip to Phuket having previously stayed at the Holiday Inn. At check-in staff made it clear I had booked a room for one person and that guests needed to be checked-in with an additional fee payable, not that I had any intention of bringing back “guests”.
The hotel is situated right in the centre of Patong Beach, but set back enough so as to shield the property from any noise. Security guards were always positioned at the gate and the entrance. The pools and gardens are very nice and there were always plenty of un-reserved sun lounges.
I had a Deluxe pool access room on the ground floor. It was the first room as you enter the hotel, so I didn’t have far to walk, and had some privacy as it didn’t overlook the pool bar. The room was fairly ordinary. The furniture, fittings and tiling were cheap and made the room resemble a motel rather than a resort. The sink area is in the room rather than in the tiny bathroom, which only had the toilet and bath/shower. The screen in the bath was poorly designed so that the water from the shower always pooled and then dripped onto the floor. The room had an LCD TV with a good variety of cable channels. Complimentary thongs, WI-FI and a beach bag were provided. I found the room always had mosquitoes flying around after the air-conditioning had been off so I invested in a can of spray from the 7-11.
Breakfast was included and served the standard fare, although somewhat limited. With plenty of other options available, there were never more than 4 or 5 people in the hotel restaurant having dinner.
The resort is in a fantastic location and has a good pool area for those that want to spend time sunning themselves. The rooms however let the resort down and make it less than luxurious.
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- Also Known As:
- Banthai Beach Hotel Patong
- Banthai Beach Resort And Spa
- Banthai Beach Resort & Spa Phuket/Patong