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“quiet enough” 4 of 5 stars
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Salathai Resort
3.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   10 / 4 Sawatdirak Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #18 of 338 Patong B&B and Inns
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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“quiet enough”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2008

Nice small out of the way no noise etc all sum up Salathai.

It does nothing wrong and is a perfectly acceptable choice if you want close to beach but without going for one of the large chain hotels.

Staff were pleasant without being as friendly as you might expect in a Thai hotel.

Room large enough though I requested a double and was given a twin - but dark down my end of the hotel and with poorly fitted bathroom - reasonable so just creeps into the 4 by comparison with other hotels in the area.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2008

Stayed 3 nights at the Salathai resort with 3 other friends. My first impression was that despite the entrance being rather non-distinctive, once you stroll into the resort, you are completely cut off from the bustling street scene to a simple piece of haven.

The resort is situated at Patong Beach, not directly beachfront but it's an easy 5-10mins stroll to the beautiful beach and believe me, I have been to other main beaches on other islands and I was astounded by the clarity of the water and the fineness of the sand on Patong beach! No wonder it attracts so many tourists to Phuket.

Back to the resort, we stayed in 2 Deluxe rooms as they were the only ones available during my period of stay and the rooms were very spacious. You can comfortably add an extra bed and sleep 3 pax without feeling cluster-phobic. I particularly liked the big basin, big toilet and BIG bathtub fixtures in the bathroom. The Deluxe rooms are also situated on the ground level where you can just jump into the small but lovely pool right out of your own balcony. However, the granite used to line the edges of the pool are rather sharp so make sure you don't run and fall. Else I'm pretty sure you'll suffer a nasty wound.

The bed is comfortably firm and despite me sharing a King-sized bed with my friend, we did not felt disturbed by each other throughout the nights. The pillows however were very soft but it did ok.... did not gave us any stiff neck from the lack of support they are giving.

Service wise, the staff were efficient and rather friendly, but they did not exactly impressed me in any way. Whatever we requested, they provided but I swear there were 2 mornings when my room did not receive the wake-up call we requested while the other room did. So make sure you set your own alarms if you have an early start for the day.

Breakfast was great! Food is delicious although the buffet selection is quite basic. I particularly loved the potatoes! One incident however wasn't quite positive was that the front desk told us that the breakfast will commence at 6.30am and since we are visiting the Similan Islands departing at 6.30am, we decided to try our luck and have a quick breakfast. When we arrived at the dining area, we were informed by the F&B staff that breakfast will only start at 7am. We were quite upset about the wrong information given by the front desk but we managed to eat some croissants and bread and of course coffee before we departed for our day trip.

All in all, I will still recommend this resort to people simply because of it's accessibility and cleanliness. I would definitely choose to stay there again my next visit to lovely Phuket!

  • Liked — The Cleanliness of the property and the manageable size of it. You won't find a 100 other people walking around the resort at any time.
  • Disliked — Nothing at all! Maybe except for the sharp edges of the pool???
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

The Salathai offers standards that would put a 5 star hotel to shame. The staff were so helpful and courteous, nothing was too much trouble. The restaurant was fantastic with so many sea food choices from a display at the front, and the prices were so reasonable. It was so popular with both hotel guests and visitors from the street, that tables for dinner had be reserved for each night.
Transport to and from the airport was arranged by the hotel, and this was on time and at a respectable price.
The garden and pool is a little oasis of peace in a very busy town, away from the massage touts, indian tailors and tuk-tuk drivers. The pool is kept in excellent condition with plenty of sunbeds, and a little library of books left by previous guests.
It is situated at the quieter end of Patong, just a stone's throw from the beach, so that beach sunbeds are generally available at any time. If you didn't feel like walking in the evening, a tuk-tuk to the Bangla Road entertainment area costs just 200 baht, but it's only a ten minute walk anyway.

  • Liked — The staff
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2007

This hotel is an oasis amongst the bustle of busy Patong. I cannot find fault with this place at all.

The staff were excellent, friendly and courteous.

The restaurant was great, lovely food and really good value. Breakfast was fresh, and the choice was good.

The room was clean, well equipped (hairdryer, mini-bar, tea & coffee facilities etc) and made-up every day.

The pool area was lovely and kept spotlessly clean.

Well located - only about 30 seconds walk to the beach, near shops, restaurants and bars.

I would highly recommend Salathai to anyone going to stay in Patong beach

  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2007

We stayed in the hotel next door to the Salathai but we did use their restaurant quite a lot and it was really excellent particularly the fillet steak done medium on charcoal at only 350 bt it was half the price of the big outdoor restaurant down the front even the surf and turf was great. 10 out of 10 for cleanliness and value

Stayed August 2007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2007

We stayed three night at the Salathai Resort. We were happy with the hotel room and pool. We booked our accommadation direct with Kajohnsak (Ass Front Office) the day before. When we arrived at the resort what he said was included in our room rate was not the case. I found the reception staff not very helpful. The Food and Beverage staff were very good. It is a good hotel for location and price, but make sure if you book over the phone with the reception staff you get what is inlcuded in your room rate in writing.

  • Stayed April 2007
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 10 / 4 Sawatdirak Rd., Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 338 B&Bs / Inns in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Salathai Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Salathai Resort's decor throughout reflects the Thai theme with clean simple lines that ensure relaxing ambiance with our 41 well-appointed guest rooms, outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, kids' pool, in-house restaurant & bar, tour desk, room service and Internet corner. Salathai Resort is your perfect choice for real relaxation during your wonderful vacation in Patong. ... more   less 
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Salathai Hotel Patong
Salathai Resort Patong, Phuket

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