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The Expat Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   163 / 17 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
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Ranked #71 of 273 hotels in Patong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2010

Stayed here 3 - 18 June. To answer a few criticisms in earlier reviews - mostly from those several years old. "Pool was dirty and had insects" Pool was always spotlessly clean and clear. Serviced every morning. "Area around pool was overgrown and dirty". Always clean and NOT overgrown. "Ants and spiders in room". I saw one cockroach in two... More

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2010

I've been staying at the Expat since late 2006 and have enjoyed many days there. The recent upgrade to the hotels bar is amazing and the staff continues to be very good. The service level is excellent with the management and staff's main concern being customer satisfaction. My Thai wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stays. The hotel has an... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2010

I stayed at The Expat Hotel for 12 days in March and had an excellent time! The hotel is located on an unnamed Soi off Rat-U-Thit Road, just steps from Bangla Rd. and a short walk to the beach. The location is perfect; close enough to everything so you can walk and avoid the Tuk Tuk’s, but far enough back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2010

Stayed for 2 weeks at the Expat hotel with a friend. Location is perfect in a silent and quiet soi (street) just 2 minutes from Bangla road and all the nightlife. Still very quiet and the buzzing nightlife was heard from the hotel. It's a very friendly atmosphere around the pool and in the hotel bar. The breakfast and dinner... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2010

The Expat is a small 46-room low-rise hotel situated at the end of a long (unnamed) soi off Rath-u-Thit Road. The entry to the soi is immediately adjacent the Taipan Nightclub just north of the Rath-u-thit intersection with Bangla. The Expat describes itself as a budget hotel and “a quiet and tranquil oasis right in the heart of the pulsating... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2010

Booked two rooms, stayed 3 nights with a group of friends (3guys & 3girls) few days ago. Room size is OK for 3 person in each room, bed a little hard but clean enough, no amenities in bathroom but there's hot shower. A small pool but the water is milky. Quiet location with a min walk to the nightlife, shopping... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2009

if you are single guys looking for the typical Thai holiday this is the place for you!!Fantastic location, staff very friendly and helpfull. pool area is excellent, restaurant seves good cheap food, massage serice is sensational, laundry done the way mum does it and reasonable fees for bike hire.Cant speak highly enough for a budget hotel, if you dont like... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2009

Great hotel,i have stayed many times,short stagger back from soi bangla,the pool area is a great place to meet people from all over the world....very thai girl friendly.owners and staff take the time to make you feel very welcome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2009

I stayed there June 2009 for two weeks and have only good things to say about it. This hotel is ideal for single guys, groups of guys and mongerers in general. Very guest friendly. Guests have to leave ID at reception for security. This is not the hotel for you if you are looking for 5 star luxury as the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2009

If you stay here you should ask yourself whats your purpose of your Patong trip. If you here with your girlfriend/boyfriend/family I strongly recommend DON´T stay here. At Expat 80% stay with purpose to bring home thailady from Bangla Road, and everyting is OK with that from Hotel Management. There are thailadys everywhere, even in daytime,in pool etc etc So... More

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Address: 163 / 17 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Expat Hotel 3*
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The Expat Hotel is a quiet and tranquil oasis right in the heart of the pulsating nightlife of Patong Beach. We are located only a one- minute walk to Soi Bangla for bars and entertainment; two-minute walk to Jungceylon for a unique shopping experience; five-minute walk to the beach to enjoy the Andaman Sea. We have a large swimming pool, set in relaxing landscaped gardens, and a coffee shop/restaurant serving Western and Thai food at reasonable prices. There is also a Sports Bar showing live sports via satellite and playing classic rock music as well as a spa, sauna and massage on the premises. ... more   less 
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