My fiancee and I had a tremendous 2 1/2 week stay in this hotel. We flew to Phuket on Christmas day, and were greeted and welcomed in typical Thai style by Moon, who is the receptionist, travel rep, and taxi service all in one. Moon told us a few things about Thailand, including current affairs. It was a lovely trip from the Airport to Patong Beach which took roughly 50 minutes (max, depending oin traffic). Once we got there we checked in, and the holiday started in a relaxed manner. Once in our room we found it just what we needed, a decent TV with English channels, a clean bathroom, a view on the street below, decent, clean, and sturdy beds, not the one's where you once lie down collapse on the ground, fresh towels, enough toilet paper to last couple of days, etc, etc, etc. Moon was just fantastic, in fact, if it hadn't been for her, our stay in Patong Beach wouldn't have been so wonderful. The 1st week was quite humid, with lots of Thunderstorms, and torrential downpours. What we found most useful was, that the location of the hotel offered the best place to start a day, mind the 3 talors in the street, + the Tuk Tuk drivers who ask you constantly, though they are very friendly in their manner. Every day your room would get cleaned, and fresh towels were left, too. Moon is an experienced travel guide, and will book you a trip a fraction of some other travel agencies in the area will. For instance we went to Coral Island for the day for a wee celebration, as we got engaged on our holiday. We went to Fantasea, an adventure park Thai style! Also we wnt to Phang Nang Bay and James Bond Island, all excursions were just breathtaking. All in all, we will certainly return to Patong one day and even make it here..... To eat we recommend Sabi Sabi, cheep and cheerful (good place to start off), though there are more expensive and extravaggant places to eat still paying much less than in Europe. Try and head for more remote beaches, but beware the Tuk Tuk drivers expect you to haggle with them, don't go with the 1st one, but they are not easy to haggle with, specially when they come with soppy stories, such as petrol prices too high, big family to feed etc.
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