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“Still a great all rounder.....” 4 of 5 stars
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The Expat Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   163 / 17 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #88 of 278 Hotels in Patong
4.0 of 5 stars 150 Reviews
Yinnar, Australia
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“Still a great all rounder.....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Back again for another taste of relaxation still great on site massage,still great staff,still great laundry service,still great food and beer might not be the cheapest but it has it all...ill be back

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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KingKlong, Manager at The Expat Hotel, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thank you for your review John. Happy guests is what we aim at. We look forward to your next visit.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

OMG honestly absolutely discusting !

Unless you opened ur wallet the staff did not want to know you let alone smile.

Dirty hotel and rooms... dity pool could not swim in it as it was green...

There are 2 expats one is hotel and other is guest house.. so be very careful.

Full of dirty old men slutting around with the beautiful thai women.

Thats all I have to say about this dive.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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KingKlong, Manager at The Expat Hotel, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Unbelievable review! We have a daily pool cleaning service and have not had a green swimming pool in a long, long time. As for the rest of the review, don't believe all you read!!

Our staff are an exceptionally friendly and happy team. As for the dirty old men, I feel that this is a very subjective view of guys having a holiday and having fun.

Sorry Leanne, we are a party hotel and obviously not for you.
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worcwester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I stayed here recently on my first trip to thailand. I found the hotel staff from check in (Anne) to check out to be very friendly and helpful. The bar manager (martin) and his staff (Lei, Ta, and all the staff) were always eager to make myself and other guest feel comfortable and welcome. I found the accomadations to be of great value and well located to the central bangala road area. It was remote enough to be a restful place. Also guest friendly. The food here was always excellent from breakfast to dinner. The next time I get to Phuket this is where I will stay! When I left I made sure to thank everyone from the cleaning staff to the cooks. Their employer has selected the perfect staff to make his patrons stay enjoyable.

Room Tip: if you can get a first floor off the pool you enjoy your own veranda
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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012 via mobile

This is my second stay in this hotel. The location is great as it is down a quiet soi which is mainly a motorbike parking area.
The hotel is situated around a pool and gardens. The restraunt has a good variety on the menu and the bar is fairly quiet but lots of fun.As for the rooms they are standard guesthouse with hard beds and all in one bathrooms. I stayed in a poolside room which was close to everything. As a solo traveller there were no guest fees and all were welcome with 24 hour security.
The manager Martin is English living for many years in Thailand and is a big help when looking for good value transport or bars that don't rip you off. Patong prices are rising quickly but the value at the expat is still good. A special mention about 2 of the reception girls Anne from the Philippines and Apple from Thailand. They were outstanding in every way including the email and phone responses. Thanks guys for a great time and see you when I come back soon

Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

I'v been to expat many times and it great! Great location, nice restaurant, pool with nice palm trees surrounding it and the beer garden is also very good. The staff have have always been nice exept 2 who quit working there a few years ago, the rooms are average in my opinion but its ok for me. This hotel attracts mainly single males but its good for couples and families aswell, many nice people from aussie and sweden stayes here, I hope to get a room in january.

Robert from sweden

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Thalang, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This Hotel was chosen because it has a Sports Bar and sponsors the local Patong Cricket Club. They offered us a reduction of about 100 Thai Baht per night, so the cost per night was 1,100THB.
There are two Bars/ Restaurant with good service and a very large space for entertaining. The`Sports Bar had sports on the screens all day. The Restaurant Bar closes at 11pm and The Sports Bar at 1am. There is a good size swimming pool and tables and chairs to sit around the pool. The area was often busy, mainly alot of Groups, and Aussies. A Friendly atmosphere.
The food served however was disappointing. A friend had just had fish & chips and said it was good. I ordered the same, but sadly the fish was uncooked on the inside.
The same friend found urine on his floor, when he checked in to his room. He was offered another room.
My room was very basic, with all the usual facilities, plus wi-fi and cleaned daily with fresh towels. But my overhead fan was visibly dirty and falling off the ceiling. I reported it and was attended to promptly, but no improvement.
The Hotel is located in a good area, a huge shopping Mall, with a large food hall within 5 mins walk. The night life is within minutes, a popular disco right at the corner and Bangla Street across the road. Also diagonally opposite is a very cheap but good restaurant serving good and freshy cooked Thai food. Further along the road, about 2o mins walk pas te shopping Mall is Shakers, which serve good Farang food, the ribs are excellent and eat as much as you like!
The hotel staff were nice and friendly, but room and food substandard for that price.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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KingKlong, Manager at The Expat Hotel, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Please accept our unreserved apologies for the urine on the floor. This must have been from the previous guest, but it was on the floor inside the clothes cupboard and was overlooked by the room maid, who didn't look inside the cupboard. We assure you that our rooms do not normally have urine on the floor and that we can understand your horror on finding something like that in one of our hotel rooms. However, the damage has been done and we can only express our embarrassment over this incident.
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I would like to thank the Expat for making my trip to Phuket a great experience. The Room was great, loved the shower, bed was comfortable. The staff were so friendly and helpful. Meals were good and the staff go out of their way to ensure the guests enjoy there stay. Also make a good coffee in the morning. I will certainly be staying at "The Expat" on my next visit to Patong Beach. Only thing i would suggest is maybe more than two pillows on the bed but that is really nit picking.... Great hotel, i will recommend to my friends

Room Tip: having stayed there now, not that there anything wrong with my room, but next time i will choose a p...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KingKlong, Manager at The Expat Hotel, responded to this review, September 21, 2012
Thank you Richard. It makes us at Expat feel good when guests enjoy their stay. Look forward to seeing you again.
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Address: 163 / 17 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#28 Spa Hotel in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Expat Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Expat Hotel is a quiet and tranquil oasis right in the heart of the pulsating nightlife of Patong Beach. We are located only a one- minute walk to Soi Bangla for bars and entertainment; two-minute walk to Jungceylon for a unique shopping experience; five-minute walk to the beach to enjoy the Andaman Sea. We have a large swimming pool, set in relaxing landscaped gardens, and a coffee shop/restaurant serving Western and Thai food at reasonable prices. There is also a Sports Bar showing live sports via satellite and playing classic rock music as well as a spa, sauna and massage on the premises. ... more   less 
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