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La Flora Resort Patong
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   39 Thaweewong Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #25 of 285 Hotels in Patong
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Brisbane, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

We stayed 2 nights in the seaview suite and 1 night in the loft villa with private pool. The service and location are fantastic. Staff are very friendly and professional. Breakfast assortment was well done. The chef does a fantastic job with the eggs.

I would have to agree with others though about privacy. I wouldn't stay in a direct access pool room because everyone can peer into your room from the pool and therefore you need to keep your net curtains closed all the time.

The same is to be said about the seaview suite, although the room is huge and the view is spectacular, if you have the net curtains open then everyone on the beach can look up into your room. You have to have the net curtains closed all the time, which defeats the purpose of having a seaview suite. It would be fantastic if they put in one way glass so you can have the curtains open to enjoy the view.

The loft villa with private pool was beautiful and we certainly took advantage of the pool.

A really nice touch was the bottle of champagne, bed decoration and cake, free of charge, because it was our wedding anniversary. This was a wonderful surprise.

Sunset on the roof was so relaxing.

The mattresses everywhere in Thailand are rock hard, obviously that's the way they like them but I prefer my pillowtop mattress at home - but that's just my personal preference. The pillows at La Flora were wonderfully soft.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

After a long winded process of reviews & pricing ect we decided to book the hotel for 8 nights. This was our first trip to Phukett and basically researched what we could about the Patong area and thought this place would suit us quite well. At first was a bit hesitant as it was very pricy compared to other resorts around the Patong area. The entrance into the hotel is real let down, basically if you blink you'll miss it! The lobby was small and again nothing spectacular. After checking in we were told our room wasn’t ready and after a long flight the last thing we wanted to do was wait around but it was only for half an hour so we didn’t make a fuss.

Location
This hotel is located smack bang in the middle of it all. Good location with good security.

Rooms
We booked the deluxe pool access room - as I wanted to just jump into the pool from our room at our leisure and get straight out in front of our room. How wrong were we. There were no steps from the pool back into your room so I had to swim right around 2 rooms up and walk past on the landing no bigger than 20cm past other guests room to get back to mine. The pool also had alot of mould on the tiles so we were reluctant to dunk our heads! No privacy at all! The floors in the room were continually gritty – we had to walk around with our thongs on in the room. The shower was mouldy and the toilet kept continually blocking. The air con was nice and cold and the control which turns lights on/off and air cons etc next to your bed is a nice touch. Our mini bar was only re stocked in the afternoon. It took forever to cool down – as the fridge never really got cold! We continually got woken up with doors being closed in the hallways – the seriously need the get catches on these doors as it honestly startles you awake! Also got woken up at 1am by 2 adults and a 3 year old child splashing about in the pool! Also the pool closes at 7pm of a night – which was disappointing!

Beach
Yes there is a beach behind the hotel – it is a homosexual beach, not that that bothered us. Continuous fire crackers going off which again jolted you from your sleep. We got stopped by the hotel security guards when we walked up from the beach – they didn’t realise we were guests. The security guards are at the back of the resort 24 hours a day which makes you feel a little more secure.

Service
The staff were good. The concierge we found was quite pushy! When we first arrived we went to the desk and asked for a map and some simple questions and he didn’t really give us the answers we were looking for instead said we should go to his mates tailor shop and get a suit (he would then get the commission). We did not book anything through the resort after this! After checking out they go and check your room to make sure you haven’t stolen anything! We found this quite unprofessional.

Restaurant/Bar
The rooftop bar was lovely! The staff were great and the meal was run out promptly. We were serenaded by a 2 piece band which was a lovely touch. The restaurant for breakfast was fine. Found the breakfast spread to be a little boring – but just depends on what your after. Ate lunch here as well found the prices quite reasonable.

Overall we paid quite a bit for our 8 night stay and we were very disappointed. We based our choice on the reviews it received from trip advisor and pictures we saw on their website. The pool access rooms in general are a waste of money! Now that we have been to Phukett there are plenty of other resorts way cheaper that looked a lot nicer. I still can’t understand why this resort keeps getting good reviews.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Great location with the nightlife at your doorstep, but so peaceful and quiet and right on the beach! Service was absolutely fantastic. Recommend the Orient Massage across the road too.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Having stayed at many hotels in Patonf and around Phuket the only thing in La Flora's favour is its location. The rooms are small, although reasonable well appointed, the pool access villa we had (as do all) has people swimming past youe room less than two metres away, the gym was under reconstruction which was not relayed to us at time of booking, and the beach access and 'private' part of it is bloody awful and dirty.

i do not understand why this place has good reviews and can only think that it because there are many Asian guests who are not used to large hotel rooms or peeople who genuinely have not stayed in superior accommodation.

There are many cheaper alternatives in Patong that are of a much higher standard and the three days that we stayed there made me miserable!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

La Flora Resort is a fantastic resort in the heart of Patong. We were extremely surprised at how quiet it was in our room despite it being several metres from Bangla Rd. If you want a resort handy to the beach (its right out the back door), markets and Bangla rd, then I would recommend staying here. They even set up the bed with flowers, gave us fruits, and a cake!!! The free mini bar was a great touch too!! Breakfast was also good! My partner loved that there was a control panel next to the bed that could turn on and off every light as well as the do not disturb sign. I also loved that they had a dvd player in the room as well as a movie drive with about 40 movies on it!!! Its great especially when you get sick (inevitable in Patong)!!! If I were going to stay in Patong again, I would definitely recommend La Flora!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

We stayed 4 nights at the private pool beach front villa. The hotel itself is a boutique hotel, excellently located and all amenities are at a very high standard. Breakfast is great and overall service is quite good. Our villa was at a very high standard too. Very big and a modern design.The only bothering point is that the beech is not part of the hotel and thus the front of our villa was partially blocked by local beach businesses (chairs and staff); so the beachfront aspect of the villa was not to the extend expected.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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12 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

We checked in for a night as we were returning from the The Racha and our flight was the next day. This hotel was highly recommended. It is nice, clean but quite small. If you're not coming from a big space and a view that is only limited to your visible eye, then this place is okay. The staff are friendly but a little daft at times. It is located very central in Patong and great if you would like to go out for a walk. It has direct access to the beach.

When we checked in, we were told and I quote, "Everything in the mini bar is free.... until you check out." One would have to be very careful how you interpret that sentence. Thank goodness we knew better and didn't take anything!

When we checked out, we were held up because "house keeping is checking your room". A boutique hotel of this standard would normally do it discreetly and courteously, often without the guests knowing.

What is most deceiving is their information on the website. It says that it is located 15 minutes from the airport. This is totally false as it is actually 55 minutes to the airport and this is my experience on a Sunday morning at 735am with little traffic.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 39 Thaweewong Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Romantic Hotel in Patong
#12 Spa Hotel in Patong
#13 Luxury Hotel in Patong
#32 Family Hotel in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — La Flora Resort Patong 4.5*
Number of rooms: 67
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Flora Resort Patong…Beachfront bliss embraces at your stay…Discover contemporary design, only a step to the beach, features truly relaxing Pool Villa, Pool Access, Surface Bar with panoramic views and indulge yourself throughout lifestyle entertainment in tropical paradise on Patong Beach. Just steps away from the pristine white sands of Phuket’s finest beach. ... more   less 
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