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“Paradise in Phuket!” 5 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Resort Phuket
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   52 Thaweewong Rd | Patong Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 278 Hotels in Patong
Maroochydore
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Paradise in Phuket!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2007

Thank you Holiday Inn Phuket you made our honeymoon!

We stayed from the 27th August to 4th September for 8 nights in a pool access busakorn villa. The service here was second to no other resort/hotel i have ever stayed in. The Thai people are so friendly, happy and always smiling. We were treated like royalty from the moment we were picked up from the airport with the hotels limozine transfer till the moment we checked out.

The rooms are amazing(very spacious), beds so comfy(even have a pillow menu) mini bar was complimentary which was even stocked up everyday with what ever we wanted.

Our room was serviced everyday and every night they came to turn down our beds and was left beautiful purple orchids and bottled water.

We tried most of the restraunts on site and had no complaints what so ever, very tasty, even had the chef come and greet us after our meal to make sure everything was ok

Security here is great 24/7, everyones vehicle is checked coming in which made us feel very safe.

Happy hour from 4 till 6 every afternoon at all the bars onsite. but i highly recommend the swim up bar at the busakorn pool.

If you are stuck like i was to decide on a hotel to stay at in Phuket then look no further i can almost guarantee that this hotel will not disapoint and the location is a definate bonus!

Thank you Holiday Inn

from Ben & Lisa

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Definatley having to leave
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2007

Did a lot of research before choosing this hotel and after seeing the reviews on Tripadvisor as well as the hotels own website, was adamant on staying here. Booked a Superior Room for myself and my wife through a travel agent but on reaching the hotel asked for an upgrade to Busakorn Villa Room...got it for only 1500 Baht per night. Great Deal!! the hotel is HUGE... great facilities great rooms. the busakorn has a lot of facilities like complimentary mini bar, seperate w/c and shower, dressing area, comfy beds with a "pillow selection menu"..talk about pampering...all other comforts such as robes, slippers, safe, iron/ ironing board, free mineral water, arrival drinks,day bed, a nice sized balcony..but the icing on the cake was the exclusive villa pool which is FABULOUS!!! breakfast is great, 2 mini marts where you can buy eatables etc. Everything in patong beach is closeby to the hotel such as beach, shopping, restaurants, money exchange, 711 stores and nightlife. didnt try the hotel restaurants for any meals other than breakfast (which was a grand buffet spread) but could tell that they were doing good business even off season. it rained while we were in phuket, but the hotel supplied umbrellas so we were good. the only flaw this hotel has is that due to it's size, it seems a bit impersonal..too many employees with too much to do and a lot of guests to take care of.. but that is understandable.... other than that nothing to complain about at all.. would recommend to everyone.

  • Liked — The entire hotel
  • Disliked — Leaving it
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Berwick
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2007

Whilst staying in Patong we ate at many eateries and found one of the best just opposite our hotel at the Otop Market. Situated opposite the Holiday Inns Buskakorn Wing is Kung Restaurant 237/1A6 OTOP Market. For cheap and authentic Thai food give Kungs a try and be greeted by three of the most lovely ladies in PHUKET.. We highly recommend it and so do many of the other people of whom we told Kungs about... By the way the Holiday Inn was a great insight into Patong Beach and a great place to stay...had a ball!! Wonderful people all the way, nothing was too much trouble and the children were well catered for..

  • Liked — central, cleanliness, friendliness
  • Disliked — wrongly informed about room size by travel agent, recommend 2 rooms for familes.
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2007

Stayed at HI from 20-31 Aug. We were in the normal wing, not Busakorn. The rooms were just excellent. We had two rooms with connecting door. Beds are just so comfortable and shower is great. We had one day when it rained all day but it was no problem as the rooms were just so good. Pool area at Busakorn wing is better but you are free to use it anyway and we did. Only thing you can't use is the sunbeds at Busakorn. Hotel is very well situated , has good security and friendly staff. I only gave it 4 stars simply becuase it did not have any sporting activities for adults, like pool volleyball which I like doing and last year I stopped in a better hotel (but more expensive) in Koh Samui. Holiday Inn Phukey was excellent and great value.

We did the PHI PHI speed boat trip. In my opinion this trip is more endurance than enjoyment. Water was fairly calm on our trip but we were still just smashed up and down all the way. If you are at the front of the boat then it is terrible. You are also inside the cabin for the whole trip until it stops so all you can see is your fellow passengers looking ill. It is also too noisy to speak.
When you do stop the views are beautiful. Not my idea of fun though.

My wife has a massage at the Spa in the Busakorn and said it was just great. If you want to take your partner for a romantic meal then try the Baan Rim Pa which is about 10 minutes away in a Tuk Tuk.

Bangla road was great and the Thai people were charming as usual. We love Thailand and will go back again. I would have no hesitation recommending the Holiday Inn Phuket.

  • Liked — Excellent room
  • Disliked — No sporting acivities for Adults
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2007

The Holiday Inn Phuket was fantastic. They overbooked so asked us to stay in the main hotel for the first night and would upgrade us to a Busakorn (their more upscale wing) villa (with swimming pool access) for the remainder of our stay. The room in the main hotel was already great. Spacious, well decorated, comfortable, it was more than we were expecting. We thought, if this is how good the main room is, how much better is the Busakorn room. The villa room was fantastic. Teakwood (or colored like teakwood) floors, refrigerators that were stocked with drinks that you preferred, and a sliding door that opened into your own beautiful pool (well, pool was shared with several other villas). I love the Holiday Inn Phuket, in Patong. I believe the rates were very reasonable - $100-150 for the villa per night.

  • Liked — Fantastic facilities and rooms
  • Disliked — One server in main hotel dining was rude. Front desk personnel tried to get additional fees from tourist activity group that they booked for us.
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Adelaide
1 review
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2007

We (2 adults and our 6yo daughter) spent 15 days in the Holiday Inn in July 2007. It was luxury plus at a very reasonable price.

We spent 10 nights in the Busakorn Wing Studio Room #1215. 2nd floor overlooking the fabulous pool. Ground floor rooms have a small wall (?1/2m) separating them from the pool surrounds - I felt they lacked a little privacy with the curtains open. Our room was great and spacious - kingsize bed with a sofa-bed.

We also spent a night in a Deluxe Sea/Pool View Room #272 on the 2nd floor of the Main Wing (ground and 1st Floor levels comprise the Seabreeze Café/breakfast area which extends to the Main Wing Pool surrounds). Huge room, well-appointed, 2 queen-size beds and complimentary mini-bar. Balcony overlooks the Main Wing Pool and Patong beach.

Then for 1 night we stayed in a Superior Room #210 on the 2nd floor of the Main Wing with a balcony overlooking beautiful gardens and the walkway between the two wings. The room was a bit smaller but large enough by any standard. This room came with 2 queen-size beds.

For the last 3 nights we asked for another Superior Room #281 with a kingsize bed and a very adequate sofa bed which would suit a child to late teens. This room over looked the Kids Club (gave our daughter a thrill), the 7/11 and the Burasari Hotel over the side road.

The price of rooms was very reasonable: through agoda.com - approx AUD110 (low season incl tax/service charge and breakfast) for a Main Wing Superior Room, approx AUD150 for a Busakorn Wing Studio Room, and approx AUD170 for a Main Wing Deluxe Seaview Room.

The hotel is in a really great location at the southern end of Thaweewong (Beach) Rd with an entrance on Beach Rd, an entrance on the side road - Ruamjai Road - (7/11 right here) and an entrance on Rat-U-Thit Rd directly opposite the OTOP markets.

It's 4 star, spotlessly clean, with every mod-con and truly magnificent grounds and pools. It has a great Kid's Club and kids/toddlers pools. There were many kids at the hotel (mainly Main Wing) but they were never a problem in any of the hotel areas. The staff were fantastically helpful, polite and all had good English.

The pools are beautiful. No problem for Main Wing guests to swim in the fabulous Busakorn Pool. Also we ate at both breakfast areas and both were superb. The Main Wing area had more room and a little more variety. We ate here often, even when we were in the Busakorn Wing.

We looked through a few other hotels - Patong Merlin, Banthai, Burasari, Grand Tropicana (being renovated), Baumanburi - but were so impressed with everything about the Holiday Inn, we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else when we return.

If you can afford it, you won't be disappointed. We will definitely stay in a Superior Room next time and spend the savings on shopping, tours and the great Thai food.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Moray
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2007

We thoroughly enjoyed our first stay in Thailand. This hotel was fantastic. We spent 5 nights in main wing which was nice then got an upgrade to Busakorn wing for 5 nights which was amazing. The pool was lovely and quiet with a friendly bar man catering for your every need - regular cooling cloths, fresh fruit and iced drinks. All staff were very friendly and would do anything for you. Breakfast was delicious with lots to choose from. There is a hotel nurse if needed.
We were glad to be on the 2nd floor in the Busakorn wing as the first floor rooms seemd to lack a little privacy.
We did alot in out 10 days including island tour, Gibbon Sanctuary, half day safari and all were well worth it. Tried to go to 'The Beach' island but waves too big so got full refund.
The massages are amazing - only £4 for an hour. We tried both the hotel and street massages and all were the same standard although the hotel does have some nice extra touches.
We would recommend 'Rock City' if you like rock music - the best steak we have ever had follwed by a variety of live bands to see you into the early hours. It was a good experience to get tailor made clothes for resonable prices. We will definately return to Thailand. I'm sure you will enjoy this hotel as much as we did.

  • Liked — extremely friendly and efficient staff
  • Disliked — no complaints at all
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 52 Thaweewong Rd | Patong Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Patong
#2 Spa Hotel in Patong
#2 Business Hotel in Patong
#3 Luxury Hotel in Patong
#3 Family Hotel in Patong
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Patong
#3 Romantic Hotel in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Resort Phuket 4*
Number of rooms: 400
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
“Patong’s best choice for Everyday Travelers”Holiday Inn Resort Phuket, perfectly located in the heart of Patong, Phuket’s most famous beach. Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is an oasis in the middle of Patong and is within walking distance to shopping, restaurants and night life and just steps away from the beach. 10 minutes away from Jungeceylon shopping center, Soi Bangla Nightlife, and Patong beach is just across the road.High speed internet is provided FREE of charge for hotels guests.Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is part of the world’s most recognized upper mid-scale brands, and it offers a fantastic choice with seven different room categories, separated in two distinctive wings. The contemporary-designed main wing is popular for its kids and family-friendly rooms and facilities. The resort is honored as a top 10 Family Resort in Asia by Tripadvisor. The Luxury Busakorn wing with Thai design offers spacious rooms with pool view or pool access in a tranquil pool and tropical garden environment appreciated by couples seeking a more intimate resort experience.Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is well-known for its excellent breakfast buffet and great value cuisine in the resort’s 4 restaurants. Holiday Inn Resort Phuket provides daily guest activities and dedicated kids facilities. A refreshing spa and several pools in tropical gardens give choices to relax or be active.At the heart of Patong, Holiday Inn Resort Phuket offers guests a warm Thai welcome, friendly service and total ease, simply Patong’s best Choice. ... more   less 
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