Hubby is the one who is very eager to go to Thailand. His colleagues, who are Arabs like him, keep on raving about the beauty of the country so off we go.
We did not want to spend a big chunk of our travel budget on the hotel so after reading the positive reviews on Salathai, we decided to give it a go.
Details of our experience are as follows:
Pick up from the airport to the hotel and back - The hotel charges around 500 baht higher than the average taxi but we never regret requesting for this service. It's wonderful not to worry about finding a ride and know where your hotel is located. We just sat in the car, relaxed and enjoyed the greenery.
Hotel staff - They are all nice and accommodating. Always smiling.
Food and beverage - Loved the fresh juice. The breakfast is not excellent but for the price we paid for the hotel, we cannot complain. The only thing I noticed is that the amount of bacon/sausages that they cook for people staying in superior room is a lot less (2 pcs only) than the others - no idea if people who are staying in the deluxe room were given more or only the same as ours.
Location - Just perfect. It's around 5 mins away from the party scene in Bangla road and you can walk towards Phuket beach in 2 minutes. It's a pretty quiet hotel - you can almost feel that you are detached from the rest of the world.
Pool - Not that big but we enjoyed the dip because there were only few of us in it.
Shower - The water pressure is very strong, you would never want to leave the bathroom again.
Our room at the 3rd floor - We liked the view from the top. This is a big challenge for those who do not like to exercise because you have to take a flight of stairs all the way from the ground floor.
Ants - yes, there are ants in the room. For some reason, they refuse to leave despite my husband's attempts to annihilate them. Apart from the bacon/sausages issue, this is the only thing that we did not like in our 7 day stay at the hotel.
Over all - Highly recommended. Worth giving it a try. Whether you are a budget traveller or someone who wants to experience a luxurious holiday. Who needs to stay in a very fancy resort anyway when you can find everything in Salathai?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Salathai Resort's decor throughout reflects the Thai theme with clean simple lines that ensure relaxing ambiance with our 41 well-appointed guest rooms, outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, kids' pool, in-house restaurant & bar, tour desk, room service and Internet corner. Salathai Resort is your perfect choice for real relaxation during your wonderful vacation in Patong. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Salathai Hotel Patong
- Salathai Resort Patong
- Salathai Resort Phuket/Patong