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“One of the BEST hotel i ever stayed in!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hemingways Hotel Patong Beach
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   188/17-20 Phangmuang Sai Kor Road (Sai Sam) | near Jungceylon Shopping Center, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #123 of 356 Patong B&B and Inns
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“One of the BEST hotel i ever stayed in!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Travel with my family for a 4 days trip to Phuket.
What can i say, Hemingway's Hotel is one of the BEST hotel i ever stayed in.
I had been to numerous countries and the service provided by Hemingway's Hotel is on par or even exceed a lot of 5 stars rated hotels.

Why did i say so?
All staffs in Hemingway's Hotel are really friendly, first impression is wonderful as the receptionist, she show us the way to the lift after checking us in.
And during the day, when they meet us, they will definitely greet us with a smile.
It happened that the safe deposit box in our room are facing some problem, the receptionist come to unlock our safe immediately once we informing them about this problem.
We really have a homely feel !

The management of this hotel also does take good care of their guests,
by providing free wifi that are of a superb speed (>1 MBps) and can be accessible in both our rooms in 2nd and 3rd floor.

The lobby have 2 computers which guest can use them for FREE of charge!
I am very glad and surprised to see this, hardly did i seen any hotel provide computers to be used FOC for hotel guest.
Those so called "business center" would really cost a fortune..
But not in Hemingway's Hotel..
A very wise move by the management.

As for the room, it is quite new in condition and everything is great with a flat screen tv with more than 20 channels!!

The only inconvenience is that the main road leading to this hotel is having some kind of renovation, so the whole road is basically in a sorry state, it would cause some trouble for pedestrian if it rains, but no big issue, we walk to the nearby shopping mall Jungceylon for both nights.

Highly recommended and really budget friendly!
Would definitely re-visit this hotel again without hesitation when we having vacaiton in Phuket in the near future!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelHemingways, General Manager at Hemingways Hotel Patong Beach, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Dear Noah_Sjz,
Thank you for one of the best review we have received. What can I say, The management and staff are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. As general manager I do use the reviews published by guests at my meeting with our staff, needless to say they were extremely pleased. Reviews such as your do motivate our staff. Just a small correct our free Wi-Fi is available in all our rooms and throughout the hotel. Our owners realized that not all our guests want to bring their laptop on holiday so they provided two free computer stations in the lobby. Actually there are 80 Channels on the TV's in the rooms. We have been informed that the drainage construction along the main road near the hotel will be completed soon.
Thanks once again for such a lovely review.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I stayed at Hemingways Hotel, Patong Beach for one month, June 6th to July 6th, 2013. The Hotel is characterized by superb service at all levels. The desk, housekeeping and dining room staff all have a very evident service orientation, and go the extra mile in every way to ensure guest comfort and convenience. This approach.to service begins at the top of the hotel's service pyramid. The General Manager, Victor Norman, and the owner, Stephen Pearce, attend at the hotel on a daily basis and have a hands-on personal style which both anticipates and reacts meaningfully to guest needs.

I was their guest during the monsoon rains of June, 2013, which,resulted in a municipal streets project causing a brief hotel power outage, totally out of the hands of Hemingways. On another day, the municipal project (now completed in the area of the hotel) caused an abnormal accumulation of water on the street.

In both instances, the owner attended at the hotel in a timely and responsive manner.. Without hesitation he and the General Manager offered, to move me and my gear to their sister hotel on Soi Sansabi, a couple of blocks away, in their personal vehicle.

Hemingway Hotel Patong Beach is ideally situated to access the main attractions of Patong Beach: Jungceylon, an enormous mall and entertainment center/restaurant complex. Bangla Road, the bars and clubs for which Patong is famous. And the beautiful beach itself. All are within a couple of minutes walk, as is Banzaan Public Market, where one can select the finest and freshest Andaman Sea seafood, and delicious Thai produce, which the food court on the market's second floor will prepare for you for a few baht. In spite of their proximity to the hotel, none of the nearby attractions cause any disturbance at the hotel itself; the sleeping environment is quiet and peaceful.

The hotel has an excellent restaurant itself. Carefully prepared Western and Thai dishes are available at almost any hour, and the prices are very reasonable for both food and drinks. The dining room staff speak both Thai and English. The staff are invariably cheerful, pleasant and service-oriented, most of them having gained wide hotel experience before beiing hand-picked by the owner and/or General Manager for Hemingways. The owner's Thai wife, Nuch, also has a lead role in staffing and management of the hotel, the influence of this classy and intelligent lady is evident in the quality observable in everything Hemingways does for their guests.

I plan to stay at the Hemingways Patong Beach Hotel again, in the autumn of 2013.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelHemingways, General Manager at Hemingways Hotel Patong Beach, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
Dear 9621 Vancouver,
Thank you so much for taking time to write such a nice review, it is really appreciated. The management and staff are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and will be returning soon to which we look forward with pleasure. Your review will help our staff to be more motivated also be more confident when they are speaking English. I am sure your review regarding our location will help others when reading this review.
Thank You
Regards
Victor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

I have just finished a 18 night holiday at this hotel with a large group of friends & can not praise them enough. From the high quality rooms, staff, management, restaurant & room service to the driver who collected us from & returned us to the airport. The owners are in the hotel on a daily basis & make you feel very welcome. A great experience at a very good price. I highly recommend this hotel to all.

Room Tip: I upgraded to a suite & the extra space was worth the extra cost
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelHemingways, General Manager at Hemingways Hotel Patong Beach, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Paul M,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for the hotel, The management and staff are pleased to note that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a great review which will help us motivate all of our staff to try even harder to please our guests.
Thank you once again
Regards
Victor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I have now stayed at this hotel on two occasions and really enjoyed the warmth and hospitality that Steve and Nuch afforded me. From the moment you arrive you are made to feel welcome and that nothing will be a problem during your stay. The bar/restaurant area is nice and comfortable, with tables outside to take in the ambience of street life in Phuket and prices are very reasonable, even by Thailand's standards! The rooms are clean and neat, with en-suite bathrooms and fit their purpose with a degree of comfort. The roof top pool and bar area is a welcome surprise in the middle of Patong and is an ideal location for sundowner's with friends. If you are looking for the perfect place for the Patong and Phuket experience and wish to save your money for the many attractions, you would do well to book a reasonably priced room at this hotel. I will be back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelHemingways, General Manager at Hemingways Hotel Patong Beach, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear NigelP12_12
Thank you for your review. It really is nice to have guests such as your self appreciate our service. Perhaps however its important at this stage to advise other readers that the pool you refer to is actual at our Patong Hemingway's Hotel, Which guests at Hemingway's Hotel are invited to use.
Thank you again for taking the time to write a review for the hotel.
Regards
Victor.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We booked to stay at Hemingway's Hotel in a superior double private although on check in were upgraded to a suite. Hemingway's hotel is the sister hotel to the slightly newer Patong Hemingway's Hotel and is located slightly further away from the madness of Soi Bangla, but still within easily walking distance even after the nightlife ends. The room was very well equipped with a big LCD TV, fridge, safe and although a small extra... a kettle, which is uncommon in Asia. The bed was the most comfortable we have had the pleasure to stay in on our big adventure and combined with the super powerful shower it was a fantastic place to drop our bags for a few weeks. Free use of the roof top swimming pool at the sister hotel only a 5 minute walk away is an easy stop off on the way to or from the beach. A good quality 3* hotel, we would definitely recommend Hemingway's to all other travellers.

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Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelHemingways, General Manager at Hemingways Hotel Patong Beach, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear RossandSonya,
Wonderful to read your review, we do try hard to please our guest and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Its really lovely to have guests who understand and appreciate our efforts. The staff were delighted to be shown your review which is a great motivation tool. Like many of our other guests you appreciate the little extra's that the hotels provides. The showers are fantastic which are often mentioned by people who stay with us. However I did get a compliant from the husband of a newly married couple who where on their honeymoon. He had problems getting his wife out of the shower which she enjoyed so much.
Thank you for your lovely review.
Regards
Victor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Hi. We had a very nice surprise. Great hotel. Reasonable price. Nice staff. Very helpfull. Clean room. Enough hot water. nice breakfast. Will most defiantly return and recommend. Thank you... Why do I need to write 200 letters ...???

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelHemingways, General Manager at Hemingways Hotel Patong Beach, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Suzzzzzzzz,
Thank you for taking the time to write the review it is very much appreciated. The management love feed back both bad and good from our guests. This helps us to make our guests enjoy their stay, by motivating the staff to do even better. So sorry about having the write more than 200 characters on trip advisor its something we do not have control over. But again thank you for you doing it. It helps other guests understand why you have given the rating which you.
Great thanks again.
Victor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I had hoped to get back in to the sister hotel Patong Hemingways but didnt realise just how busy Patong is at Songkran. Patong Hemingways was full up so the Manager drove us 300 meters to view Hemingways hotel, referred to by the manager as their budget hotel close to the center of Patong. The thought of staying in a budget hotel in Asia was not a happy thought. We need not have woried, the place was cosy, clean and well run by very nice and helpful staff. The rooms were tastefully decorated and they have the besy showers in town. There is no pool at this hotel but that is the only downer, only 3 minutes walk to our usual hotel, Patong Hemingways on Soi San Sabai, we were very happy to be invited to use the pool facilities there. Breakfast in the restaurant on the ground floor was very good and we only paid 150baht for it! This may be Hemingways budget hotel but apart from the price, you would not think so. Each and every staff member we encountered displayed a 'can do will do' attitude sometimes missing in the 3 star range of hotels. In all, we like the Hemingways hotels in Patong and will return in July. I hope the staff get to see our review, they deserve a mention.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelHemingways, General Manager at Hemingways Hotel Patong Beach, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear Ashpan,
How nice of you to give the hotel such a lovely review. Yes Songkran is Thailand's most popular festival. So sorry that you did not get to stay at Patong Hemingway's but as you say we are only minutes apart. Whilst we do not like to be thought off as a budget hotel as we provide many of the amenities sometimes not even found in a four star hotel. Thank you for your comment on our staff, we often us the reviews both good and bad to motivate them. They were so happy to see your comments. We look forward to next stay with us.
Regards
Victor
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Address: 188/17-20 Phangmuang Sai Kor Road (Sai Sam) | near Jungceylon Shopping Center, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #123 of 356 B&Bs / Inns in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hemingways Hotel Patong Beach 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel owners Steve and Nuch welcome you to Hemingway's, a contemporary, 3 star plus family owned hotel on the beautiful and exciting island of Phuket. The hotel is staffed by a well trained and charming team who are here to serve.The reception team will direct you to your room via the elevator. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated; they have all of the usual facilities, such as, Telephone, Safe deposit box, WI-FI, Cable TV, Mini bars are fully stocked and beverages are sold at bar prices, not hotel prices, tea making facilities and even room service.Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in the BAMBOO Restaurant and bar on the ground floor. The restaurant serves a fantastic selection of Thai food, Seafood and International food. Head chef is well known for his cooking style and his attention to detail in the preparation of the menu. ... more   less 
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