Me and my wife recently stayed in Le Tong hotel in Patong Beach for 5 nights. We arrived in Phuket in the middle of high season when demand for accommodation is high and supply of good quality rooms short so we were glad to find a room with decent location in Patong and had no choice but to take it. (we did consider Hilton resort for about GBP150 per night but the location did not suit us)
First of all, the room we stayed in was OK (just OK). Paid nearly GBP40.00 (USD80.00) per night per room and for Thailand it is not particulary cheap. We got a room on 4th floor and the only good thing about it was the view of the sea and the sunset.
Le Tong is a typically run down B&B that has not seen any kind of modernization or investment probably since the current owners bought it. The shower is OK with good pressure, however we did find army of small ants marching through our room at any time of the day (not very nice). All furniture is old. This is not a room to hang out - this is a room only to take the shower and to get sleep.
The owners (or the girls who run the place) are the most greedy people I met for long time. They will rip you off whenever they get a chance without any hesitation. they have no manners and no education how to run a business, all they see is a short term profits. why I am saying this and how did I find out? let me tell you. my wife is who is not thai understands and speaks thai fluently. the people who run the place did not know that however and so they spoke about us (in front of us) in thai on several occassions how to squezze more $$$ out of us, how to overcharge us, for example, when booking taxi with them, etc...
Final advice: do not be misled by their smiles when they talking to you - they are fake and their interstet is only how to get more money out of you.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Le Tong Beach hotel is located on the beautiful Patong beach, ten miles from downtown Phuket. Situated on a small hill at the north-most side of the beach, our guests will enjoy the quiet and peaceful nature of the area, while shimmering lights and excitement from Patong's center is only three minutes away. All rooms are fully furnished in elegant Northern Thai style, with air conditioning, hot shower, refrigerator, satellite television and most of all, a private balcony. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Tong Beach Patong
- Porter House Hotel Phuket/Patong