We were quite happy with the Sunset Beach Resort for our recent week at Phuket. It was clean, comfortable, friendly, had a beautiful pool area, great breakfasts and a regular convenient shuttle to Bangla Road, Patong. Even though the beach across the road was pretty lousy (rocky at low tide), we did prefer being just a little out of Patong for the peace and quiet. Anyone who has ventured into Patong at night will know what we mean.
The hotel's main entry is in a separate building on the beach road front which also houses reception desk, the main restaurant, a travel desk. A business cente and conference rooms are in the basement. Then out the back, you cross a narrow access laneway to a large U-shaped complex that surrounds the great pool systems. One higher spa pool, a kids pool and the main pool with the swim-up bar. Four waterfalls cascading down the two levels adds to the ambience. As well as guest rooms, the RHS building also has a kid's area, gym and spa.
Our room was #5206 - a deluxe pool view on the 2nd floor, RHS wing and just in front of the pool waterfalls. We would guess that the room had recently been refurbished? Both a large shower stall and a big tub in the bathroom. The bedroom had large bed, mini bar, security safe and plenty of cupboard space. Sliding glass doors open up on to a decent size balcony overlooking the pool. A couple of chairs, small coffee table and clothes drying racks were on the balcony.
We booked the hotel on their web site. Part of the deal was a free airport pick-up and a "set meal" dinner voucher for either of their two restaurants.
We also must mention the beautiful travel desk girl "Oi". Always friendly, helpful and always remembered our names - despite the fact that the hotel was completely booked out the whole time we were there!