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By The Sea
Ranked #7 of 12 Hotels in Cape Panwa
Certificate of Excellence
Phuket, Thailand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great vacation)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Great hotel, very quiet an peacefull.. Personal is very responsive.. Nice continental breakfast.. Sea is 10 steps from the room with great view on Chalong.. A little bit far from civilisation, so all u need is a rented car or scooter and all Puket is at ur feet))

Room Tip: Superior bedroom
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Sergey S
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Very Good, Calm and nice resort with good service from the staff. The staff is friendly, helpful and smiling! Good place for a relaxing and laid back holiday!

We had come with a family and felt by the first look that it wouldnt be good and definitely doesnt look like 4star but the experience made us realize that the quality of the resort and stay was wonderful

Wish they had better exteriors and more frequent service to the city

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Sugandha V
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Selangor, Malaysia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2013

Very spacious, clean and comfortable room with excellent view. Able to see the Big Buddha from my seaview room. Staffs very friendly and efficient. Liked the hotel but not the location. Very far and expensive taxi fare when travelling.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank wkccgf
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Shanghai, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

i take my parents with me to Phuket. It is their first time here and they love it. the hotel has made their experience even better. It's quiet, clean, with beautiful room and awsome view from the balcany. Staff are pleasant and helpful. We love the breakfast place by the beach as well. It's great experience and we will come back for sure next time.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank phenix c
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Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

Positive: Perfect location by the sea, great pool for kids, beach restaurants close by with great food and low prices. Tsumani-safe location.Very calm and quiet.
Negative: Very isolated, and not a good idea to walk along the road where the hotel is, especially not with children. We stayed for 3 days, which was enough. Expensive hotel restaurant and bad service there. Staff did not understand much English. Terrible pillows, bring your own.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank palettkirurg
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ByTheSeaPhuket, General Manager at By The Sea, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear valued guests,

Thank you for taking the time to share such positive and constructive comments with us. we appreciate it when our guests make the effort to provide objective feedback, and it is great to note that, even in consideration of your comments, you enjoyed your stay with us. We regret that some of these factors had inconvenienced you as per your comments and thus made it less memorable than expected.

We place the patronage of our valued guests to the hotel in the highest regard, and your constructive and valued observations are being used to help us focus on operational matters to better service our guests needs in the future. I have personally studied your comments which have great merit and are already being addressed and rectified for future events.

Once again, thank you very much for your comments and we do apologize for inconvenience. We will improve our standard of service and customer care. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to allow us to show you the true side of By The Sea.


Sincerely Yours,
The Management of By The Sea
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Patong
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We cant complain about the hotel amenities, our room was large, clean and had a great view. However, the location is very far away from anything else, so getting a taxi is very expensive and you can't just go for a walk around the shops or anything like that. Would recommend it for families and honeymooners.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Catherine I
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Sydney, Australia
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

We had an excellent stay at By The Sea. Our deluxe room was extremely large plenty of room to spread out and the views from our bedroom and lounge were stunning!
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful.
There was only one option on site for food and we visited it on many occasions and would recommend the Thai dishes Western dishes not so good.
The other tip for beginners the rooms were self contained but reception holds all the dishes and utensils!

Room Tip: I would go the deluxe room for 4 or more people lots of room
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Pauline2079
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Additional Information about By The Sea

Property: By The Sea
Address: 7/6 Moo 6 Soi Bor-Rae | Sakdidech Road, Cape Panwa, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Cape Panwa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Cape Panwa
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Cape Panwa
#7 Romantic Hotel in Cape Panwa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — By The Sea 3.5*
Number of rooms: 36
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