my wife and me love to have our holiday in Thailand, and every year or two we are back in Patong. Yes Patong is a busy area but with lots of places and beaches where there are almost no tourists.
We NEVER go for more then 3* because we do not like these posh style people around as since we both are full happines and energy ! :-)
This time we found the AtHome Hotel 2 through the web and thought we give it a try, because the stay per night was less then 16.00 euro including breakfast and it looked friendly to us.
We are always on the run and never spent any extra time accept sleeping, resting and having a shower in a hotel.
We prefer to spent all our money outside having fun and be indepentend :-)
well, we hired a taxi from the Phuket airport to Patong beach to AtHome Hotel 2. At this night it was raining like hell and our taxi driver was somewhat not alone (in his head), he was talking to him self all the time till we start getting worried if this driver was a good choice.
Anyway, we finally make it to Patong in one piece but it seems that nobody knows the hotel even if we are quite familiar with the area and we know the street name it was very hard to find the hotel. After making some rounds (20min) wi found what we are looking for.
The hotel is a part of a huge building opposite (about 100meters) another budget hotel, but this wasnt really a problem after all.
We checked in at the reception (if you can call it a reception) where the staff was acually sleeping until we wake them up... we said woo hoo... this is definitely a small hotel and originaly Thai style staff. (we loved it).
The check in was great and funny, the little tiny Thai reseptionist was taking our laguage upt to the second floor to our room, of course he had some droubles not to collapse since he was a mini version of a thai boy and our laguage was not so light...
The room are fine and spacious enough with A/C, TV, DVD player, free WIFI, shower and toilet a small balcony and a safe. The first impression of the room was not the best because the windows wasnt really cleaned for a long time but the rest was fine.
We stayed at AtHome Hotel 2 for 23 nights and we were very very happy to stayed there.
The staff was very very friendly and always happy 24h, Nana and Noi are 2 specials girls who will assist you with anything they can help you with. You can rent a scooter direct from the hotel from 250 to 450 baht a day (we arranged our scooter already before from a friend we rent a scooter the past years). Also they will get you a Tuk Tuk tgo go around for a good price, or even a Taxi to bring you back to the Airport.
The AtHome Hotel 2 is locaded at Nanai Road which is off the noise area from Patong, the beach is about 20min by foot but and only 3 min by scooter. Its recomended to hire a scooter if you are ok to drive at the left side and if your nervs are strong enought to deal with the local traffic (the faster the better), if you dont feel confident with driving a
scooter you will need to get a Tuk Tuk every day or walk if you love a walk in 38 degree :-0
Every wednesday and sunday there is a local market just 50 meters form the hotel with the typical stuff the sell every where in Phuket. The only problem for me was this bloody music they always start playing at around 2pm and you can hear in you room till about 11pm... its funny and a pain in your butt at the same time :-) but its ok lol...
Great budget hotel with lovely staff in a quiet area close enough to the sea. If you are spoiled with all in or 5* hotel and if yhou want to have a luxury stay in Patong you better dont book this hotel, BUT if you dont want to waste money just to have a perfect room and room service, and IF you prefer to use your money to spoil your self on holiday you MUST book AtHome Hotel 2 because there is nothing better/cheaper for about 16 euro a day to stay !!!
We will be back again and we say HELLO to Nana and Noi and all the other staff from AtHome Hotel 2 !
Lia & Gunti
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly hotel opening in Patong Beach Nanai Rd., decorated in Thai style. All rooms with balcony, refrigerator, hot/cold water, TV Cable, Bathroom, WiFi free, DVD Player. ... more less
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- Athome Hotel 2 Patong, Phuket