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“Great Location Terrific Value” 4 of 5 stars
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Absolute Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   42/1 Taveewong Road | Patong Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #195 of 278 Hotels in Patong
Melbourne Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great Location Terrific Value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2009

After reading some of the reviews on this resort we were very apprehensive before arriving, but we were both VERY surprised upon arrival, the room was VERY large and comfortable, no we did not have a view but considering what we paid on E Bay for a 6 night package we didn't expect the world like some of your reviewers .
Our room had a small kitchenette with a fridge which enabled us to make our own breakfasts and lunches when we wanted to, 63 TV channels to choose from and great A/Conditoning, the location was FANTASTIC, yes it is on a very busy corner but we never had any problems with noise and we were so close to everything, and the house cleaning staff and in fact all the staff were loverly and very helpful to us .
RE TIME SHARE As some of your reviewers have stated Absolute is a Time Share company which is very active in the streets with commission agents trying to get you to their selling seminars, we were never approached in the resort,but were approached in the street just like everyone else in Patong
In summery We both loved our stay at Absolute Sea Pearl and would have no problems going back or recommending this resort to our friends

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2009

Tis isn't too bad a place however it gets quite a bad name being connected with the "Absolute Time Share" outfit who operate a scam scratch and win on the Patong seafront area where commison based Outdoor contact persons"hastle tourists with "everyone a winner scratch off cards" to get you to the 90 minute (or three hour) high pressure presenatation.

Its a pity that they do this as the venue itself is quite good with reasonale facilites

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2008

We stayed at the Sea pearl Aug/Sept 08 and to our suprise we really enjoyed it. The room was huge as was the bed and very clean. TV channels were great and I liked that large fridge and kitchenette. The staff are really nice and the food and room service was good too. We have stayed at the blue marine each time as it has a view and a pool to die for and the sea pearl is no comparison but we still loved the location and the fact that we could walk anywhere. The pool is too cramped and not private enough but they have a free shuttle to their other resort around the corner which we could use any time. The beach is accross the road and the bus if you want to get to the supermarket or to other beaches.We didn't spend nearly as much money on TukTuks because everything is close at hand. We purchased our stay from ebay, so booked via email. Communication was excellent and they were there on time to pick us up from the airport. We are booked again for 3 weeks in May 09. Will upgrade to seaview room this time. We look forward to our next stay.

  • Liked — Location and size of the room
  • Disliked — pool
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2008

The hotels location is great, and the staff is very friendly. We moved to this hotel after being unhappy with another, and were very pleased with how accommodating they were. The restaurant is VERY reasonably priced, and the food it great. The rooms are huge, and the cleaning staff does a great job.

  • Liked — Staff, location, restaurant.
  • Disliked — Small pool.
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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San Francisco, CA
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2008

We came to Patong for the 2nd week of our honeymoon. We booked this hotel through my Aunt's timeshare company. Online it looked very nice. We arrived and were told we had a room with two twin beds. We explained that wasn't going to work and we are on our honeymoon. They had a wait 10 minutes while they pushed the two beds together and put a sheet over it. We had a very nice view of the building next door, literally could reach out and touch it from the balcony. Immediately we were approached by a staff member to give us a breakdown of the area. We thought this was great. Then the scam.... He explained that there was no breakfast around so we should set up a breakfast package through him. He also added our tour trips (boat trip to Phi Phi Island and the Fantasea Show) as well as an airport transfer upon departure. We had just arrived and had no idea what was around so we decided to go for the package for $400.00USD. The hotel wasn't too bad in terms of decor. The main problem is the fact that it's there main sales office for Vacation Shares, and you are constantly aware that they are pitching to some unsuspecting tourist which they've wrangled in off the street. Of course our 2nd to last day, we were bombarded with the same ridiculous presentation and pressure sales tactics. We explained from the beginning that we weren't interested. We were told it would only be an hour. Two hours later we had to get out, after we'd been telling them we were going to be late for an appointment. It was completely ridiculous and really ruined the experience. The Pool was pretty lame and small, the bar was unforgettable, and the breakfast was mediocre. I would never suggest this accommodation to anyone I like...

  • Liked — The one bell man Klod was wonderful and so was the maid service
  • Disliked — The constant sales pitching going on, you forget you are in a Hotel. Instead you are in a sales office.
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Grand Rapids, MI
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2008

Just a quick warning to those who are contemplating using this hotel/resort...

First, it is NOT better than the HOLIDAY INN PHUKET (my 1st stay in Phuket) but more importantly, they are running a HUGE SCAM on tourists, selling a time share agreement from 7600 USD to over 15000USD...

this is usually done by getting guests into the Absolute marketing wing, or done through scratch off cards on the streets of Patong...

again..BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE

You might find yourself out money, and kicking yourself the next day for being SCAMMED on your vacation..

jd

  • Liked — decent location in Patong and friendly front desk
  • Disliked — Scam being run by Absolute Co.
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 42/1 Taveewong Road | Patong Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Top resorts Hotel in Patong
#53 On the Beach Hotel in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Absolute Sea Pearl Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only steps from the white sandy beach of Patong and the sparking water of Andaman Sea - within a short walking distance to shopping paradise and entertainment centre. Stay in one of our spacious accommodations with an extensive range of in-room amenities. Enjoy our beachfront restaurant and open air terrace- serving seafood, steak and salad. Give yourself a treat at The Royal Spa with many heavenly wellness packages to choose from. ... more   less 
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