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Rico's Hotel
Ranked #121 of 331 Hotels in Patong
Reviewed December 25, 2013

We booked this hotel through AirAsiaGo who are partnering with Expedia. We manage to get a good deal of flight and accommodation at Rico’s Hotel. We are a bit sceptical about the hotel as it was offered at quite low rate considering its location near to Bangla road. Anyway, we arrived at the hotel in early morning. We approached the front desk and they assisted us with keeping our luggage till the check in which is at 2pm. When we back after exploring the nearby places, our room were ready so we got into our rooms. The room is okay size and clean. We have requested for additional bed which has been arranged accordingly. It was FOC. There is a TV in the room with 85 channels catering to anyone from all parts of the world! There is a mini fridge, supply of mineral water, towels, toiletries and wardrobe to keep your clothes. There is a lift in this hotel. The toilet is on average size but it was clean. We didn’t spot any dirt anywhere although some part of the room looks a bit tired / old. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the whole hotel which was awesome! We had a little bit problem with the air conditioner however the staff attended to it promptly. They are friendly, helpful and were courteous throughout our stay there. The location of the hotel is fantastic as it is right off the Bangla road. You will need to walk about 1 minute to reach Bangla road. Although it is close to the nightlife, it is not noisy at night. This hotel is suitable for any age group. You can reach to Patong beach or Jung Ceylon shopping mall in few minutes’ walk. There a lots of restaurants nearby to cater to your taste bud, depending whether its local or international cuisine. Overall we are very happy with the hotel! Good job Rico’s Hotel!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Cammal K
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Location of the hotel = 10/10

Bang center of bangla road, Patong -- one of the most happening places in the town
Patong Beach is just < 100 mts away from the room at Rico's.
Shopping mall | Restaurants are < 50 mts away.
Airport is around 50kms away (taxi cost <700 bhat)

Hotel environment inside out = 9/10

Quite Neighbourhood, even though this hotel is bang center of the most happening place (Bangla street is a all nighter street where people throng till morning 5am)

Hotel is kept quite nice rooms were spacious and lounge is in the ground floor with LIFT facilities. (recommended for families and all aged people)

Hotel has FREE 24/7 15mbps WI-FI (very much necessary for skype calls back home!)

Staff is very friendly and helped us in getting us a free map of phuket and made sure we knew the key locations in patong region and phi phi islands (also arranged our cab back to the airport and also a day trip to phi phi islands for very competitive price than outside travel agents)

The room itself: 10/10

Was just as expected of a budget hotel, with 29" CRT tv (old fashioned but was fun)

Had a Small Fridge (with small freezer to make ice cubes!!)

3 bottles (600ml) of water everyday (one per person)

Three individual cots (its a 2 person room but since we had extra 1 person we had an extra cot. Surprise!!)

LOCKER facility! so that you can keep your valuables inside (guess this is a standard across all hotels in Thailand)

Shower was good with hot and cold water for bathing.

nice big wardrobe to keep our clothes

Dry cleaning facility for 60 bhat per 1 kg of clothes.

Airconditioned room with Remote

Best room for the price and really quite room for the kinda activity happening outside.

Overall = 9/10

Recommended for the above reasons and much more. Awesome place to stay

9/10 cos the price do not include breakfast (we generally used to get up around 11am cos of all nighter street walk and we use to have bread butter jam purchased from local super market {7/11})

Room Tip: our room number was 104 in 1st floor which was a delux room which was away from the road. very quite...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Eno C
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Reviewed September 13, 2013

Stayed here with my friends for 4 nights. Absolute WOW. This hotel truly has the shocked factor. I was amazed wit the services given was outstanding despite it is a 3 star Hotel. Location was perfect. near to the beach, clubs and shopping mall. Definitely a 'must go back' hotel. Hehe

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Raul J
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We were three friends staying for 14 nights at Ricos´s. We paid 200 Euros TOTAL for all three, including wi-fi...crazy when you get nice rooms, clean, great staff, nice owner, great location. We didn´t party that much even if the hotel is kind of a hotel where partypeoples live. Even though we didn´t party we liked it very much because of the location and the GREAT value.
Will visit again!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Philip A
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

When you want to stay in the centre of Patong close to the nightlife and the beach Rico's hotel is the best option.The location is perfect,the rooms are nice and staff is very helpfull.The beach is only 150 meters from the hotel so you don't need a tuk tuk or taxi to go around.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank 205chris40
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I still love my home away from home whenever I come to Phuket. Rico's hotel has once again never failed to provide me with my essential needs (airport transfer, elevator, free WIFI, laundry service, excellent daily housekeeping). Love the affordable rates and love the location most of all. As a frequent traveler who loves the entertainment and the nightlife, this hotel is perfect for me... :D

There's no such thing as sleeping early in Phuket, with all the entertainment just next door to the hotel, who can resist?! I know I couldn't! Besides, i can still sleep after enjoying the nightlife...hahahaha...

So for those of you loves to sleep, you can either wear ear-plugs, or sleep at 4am bcos thats when the entertainment ends. Just an early reminder to anyone who is a very light sleeper...

I'm coming back to Phuket again end of this year (and will always come back!), and Rico's is the place for me!!! :D

Room Tip: This hotel is for those who loves the nightlife and doesn't bother to sleep early.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank MAJORPAINE1510
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Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for three nights..the rooms were very nice. The two girls in reception during the day were very helpfull. But at night the girl on reception was useless and ignorant. Then i could not sleep as the nightclub across the road was blaring music until nearly 4 am. Then when i finally got some sleep the cleaners in the hotel would start work at 7:30 am and would make ridiculous and excessive noise while cleaning rooms. This included shouting down the hallway to one another and dragging furniture along the floor in the room above me!!! It sounded like i was sleeping in a fully operational building site!! So for 3 nights i only got a total of maybe 9 hours sleep!! Not to mention the odd cockroach here and there.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Address: 64/10-11 Soi Bangla Square, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Patong
Price Range: $23 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rico's Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 348
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