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The Taste

16-18 Rassada Road | Tumbol Talad Nua, Muang, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
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Ranked #140 of 159 Hotels in Phuket Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2007
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Krungthep Mahanakorn
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266 reviews 266 reviews
95 hotel reviews
692 helpful votes 692 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We stayed at the Taste in 2006 just months after it opened and, like many other reviewers, found the decor to be its only merit. Judging from the pictures on its website, we had expected that this property under the same management as Sri Lanta would be a small boutique hotel in the heart of old Sino-Portuguese Phuket (perhaps the... More 

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Robertsdale
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

The hot food was a disappointment. the salad bar was great ,the cooks serving seemed to have a very relaxed Easy and informal in manner like take it or leave it you aready paid! so being local within 25 miles I'm warning anyone who mentions going there

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2009

We 'had to' go to Phuket to see friends and had decided to stay away from the big resort areas. While the location (in central Phuket Town) is great, the hotel was pretty basic and it had definitely nothing to do with the website. The main problem was the staff - nice, but absolutely not trained. Hardly any English was... More 

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SF
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2009

Their website makes the Taste to be some small boutique hotel. This is quite the opposite. "The piano bar" was a old grand piano sitting on a sad, stained shag carpet; while the bar itself is where you check in with about 5 bottles of booze and right next to the living room of the staff . We supposedly booked... More 

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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2008

We stayed here for one night on the way to Koh Lanta. Nothing else in the Lonely Planet appealed so we went for this. I left thinking that it was oerpriced. I think it is trying too hard. As noted in other reviews, it is very stylish. The lobby/bar area is all muted creams, chandeliers, white grand piano, low benches.... More 

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Melbourne
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2007

This is the most interesting hotel/B&B I have stayed in. The whole place is decorated in a very stylish fashion. The room itself was open plan so there was only a half wall dividing the bathroom and sleeping area. This style would work best for couples/close friends as there isn't a lot of privacy to get changed or go to... More 

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SF
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2007

After arriving at this hotel I discovered I had lost my passport. The lady at the front desk negotiated in Thai (which I do not speak) to help me recover it. Without her assistance my trip would have been ruined, and I would not have fallen in love, but that's another story...

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Vienna, Austria
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58 reviews 58 reviews
58 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2006

We stayed in this hotel because we arrived quite late in Phuket city (after a long bus ride) and did not want to go to a beach straightly. The old name of the hotel is 'XVI' and is listed in the Lonely Planet travelguide. I have contacted the hotel from the busstation per phone and was offered a room for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2006

website for hotel:--- full contact info (from website): The Taste Phuket 16-18 Rassada Road, Tumbol Talad Nua, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand Tel: --- Fax: --- review: The Taste is the hotel formerly known as "The XVI" (in Lonely Planet). i asked and the hotel has not changed management but just names.A very non-descript entrance. you wouldn't even know there was... More 

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