I stayed at Banthai for 4 nights on my back to Australia from Cambodia. I chose a pool access room which, apart from the musty smell, was well appointed with free wi-fi access and all the inclusions you might expect. The breakfast is good. I found some of the reception staff to be not particularly helpful. The checkout procedure seems to take forever.
You could be very unlucky with your choice of room. The whole of Patong Beach is crawling with young, loud Aussies and Brits looking to get wasted. My room, 2117 was quiet but you could score a room near the pool bars which would be fatal. Ask for a room in one of the blocks away from what seems to be the main pool area to the right of reception.
Patong Beach is unbelievably ghastly with fat middle-aged male sex tourists trawling through the streets with young Thai girls by heir side. The beach is not that great and the shopping is focused on t-shirts, fake Calvin Klein underwear and sarongs.
I would still recommend the hotel as it seems one of the best ones in Patong but would urge discerning visitors to Phuket to consider an alternative area in which to stay. I certainly don't recommend Patong for families. Each to their own - Phuket is just not for me I discovered; others may find it differently.
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- Also Known As:
- Banthai Beach Hotel Patong
- Banthai Beach Resort And Spa
- Banthai Beach Resort & Spa Phuket/Patong