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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 #69 of 261 hotels in Patong
Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
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“Like a second home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great Hotel and awesome staff.The Expat is like a second home.The rooms are always clean and comfortable and within a great location to all the attractions that Patong has to offer.The Expat is great for families,singles with children or solo travel.The pool is a great place to chill out and meet new friends and when the sun goes down meet them at the bar and have a few coldies.They have a BBQ night which is great and very affordable and the restaurant food is also good.When it comes to staying in Patong there is no place but the Expat.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Didnt stay here this trip but did spend a lot of time here, have stayed in the past.. This hotel is in a prime position close enough for everything but still quiet for a good night sleep. The coffee shop and sports bar are excellent and the expat staff are super friendly and accomadating.. Rooms are a little dated but are clean and big. Beds are lil hard but that's normal for Thailand. Pool area is excellent and have massage area too. I highly recommended this hotel and Im looking forward to staying here next time I'm in patong, well done to the crew at expat.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Stayed at the Expat for the 3rd time in 18 months. Amazingly friendly staff who are always willing to hep you out or to just have a chat. Very laid back environment whether you just start your day in the restaurant, or settle in the sports bar for the whole night. The Expat was also great enough to put on a great shindig for my friends 40th, a night where over 25 friends and family travelled form Australia to celebrate. I don't even need to consider any other hotel in Patong. This is home.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Kabul
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

I have been staying here for about 2 1/2 years now. After your first trip, they will all know your name. The rooms and the property are kept CLEAN. Pool has been crystal clear every time I have been down there. The kitchen is spotless and the food is good. Best coffe in Patong. Try the friday night BBQ. This Hotel is quiet and no joiner fees. However, it is only two minutes walk from Soi Bangla; all the live music and action that makes Patong what it is for nightlife. The Expat sports Bar is a great place to meet locals and vacationers from all over, They have an excellent music system with all the classic rock you know. Need sports? They got it, AFL,NRL,NFL, whatever. Martyn and all of the Expat girls know how to host a party. If you are interested in a day trip, they can help you sort that out as well. Apple helped me get me to a local dentist. Joe even gave me a ride. I believe the location makes this a safe place for single travelers ( ladies too ) as you will not have to walk back very far from the nightlife.
Yes ,they have a security guard nightly at reception.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Everything from check in to check out and all between my holiday8 night stay was great.....nothing seemed to be a problem there English was pretty good so comunicating wasn't a issue i know if i was to visit phuket again i know that this is the place i would stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Stayed for 9 nights in May and what a relaxing time it was. The staff were great, the food plentiful, the Spa centre relaxing and the overall feel of the place fun! The airport service is excellent. They also booked some tours for us. Everything went well.

Room Tip: Quiet room, maybe the ones away from pool. But if you want to be relaxed, short steps to the pool...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I have just come back from a 28 night stay at the ex-pat and have nothing but praise for the place and the people. The room although small was well maintained the noise wasn't too bad occasional noise but ok great food and drinks available. Anne from reception is great if you have any problems she will sort them out for you.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Expat Hotel

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:
#22 Spa Hotel in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Expat Hotel 3*
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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Also Known As:
Expat Hotel Patong
The Expat Hotel Patong, Phuket

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