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Grand Orchid Inn
Ranked #151 of 322 Hotels in Patong
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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“Awesome for what we wanted!”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Best location! Close to the best, restaurants, bars, clubs, shopping. Public transport, taxis and tuk-tuks are right outside your door. It was cheap to stay here and the staff were really nice and helpful!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

What a great little place, we arrived there initially to stay for two days but within the same day of arriving extended it for the duration of our stay, we even got upgraded to a better room at no extra charge. Everything in the rooms are basic and simple for day to day living...so do not expect out of the ordinary luxury. It is just the perfect place to lay your head down. There is aircon, warm water(should you want it) and complimentary water daily. The service was immaculate and we enjoyed very good experiences with the hotel staff who are really friendly and helpful. Hotel is in on a great spot...close enough to get to the beach and madness of Bangla rd yet far enough to chill and rest peacefully.

Room Tip: rooms at lower levels are recommended as there is only stairs to get to higher levels and get a balc...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

We selected this hotel as it had good reviews and was in a good location and it did not dissapoint. What was especially nice is that it is set back off the main road so was very peaceful.

We arranged a couple of day trips with the travel agent that was attached to the hotel and found them to be very helpful.

A word of warning to single guys (or gals) booking this hotel. If you bring back 'a friend' for the night then the hotel will charge you a 500 baht surcharge for the pleasure, which is a bit cheeky. The way to get around this is to book the room for two people (same price) and then when you check in, you tell them that you'll be meeting your gf / bf later.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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anycando, Owner at Grand Orchid Inn, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
The Hotel Policy is NOT to charge for Overnight Guests - If you can provide us with the date and time of the incident we will investigate it and take disciplinary action

If you have the receipt we will refund the money and if you don't have a receipt please INSIST on one next time - you can contact me direct on email : Yonlada.collis@thegrandorchidinn.com
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Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

PROS:
- close to the beach (1 min walk) and awesome restaurants like the Sea Hag
- clean rooms
- I recommend staying in the deluxe rooms with balconies
- free beach towel rental
- free bottled water

CONS:
- no elevator; could be a challenge if you have tons of luggage and are staying on the 4th floor
- very hard mattress...took a few days to get accustomed to it
- 10 minute walk to the main bar area; 20 min walk to the paradise complex area (gay area)
- very far from the airport...a 700-800 baht 1-way trip

  • Stayed March 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Good location, close to food/markets/beach.

Stayed in two different rooms on two different occasions on the same trip. The first night we were in the cheapest rooms (Deluxe) aircon didn't work but couldn't turn off the lights without turning off the fan. Also the bathroom was flooded because there isn't enough of a slope in the shower. We were on the top floor so it was really nice and quiet.

The second time we stayed was awesome. We got upgraded to a room which was on the 3rd floor and it was really nice, everything worked fine as well. The only thing is that because it's close to everything it's a bit noisy at night, though not terrible.

The staff we all really lovely and we were allowed to check out and leave our bags in the foyer for a couple of hours instead of lugging them around everything.

Would stay again, but not in the cheaper rooms.

Room Tip: Higher up is quieter. On the 3rd floor you can still sometimes hear stuff from outside. Spend a b...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Pros:
Close to the beach and bangala rd
24h reception
Friendly staff
Clean room
Fridge
Safe
Good shower
Fresh sheets daily
Room sprayed with anti mosquito spray

Cons:
No windows in room
Slightly over priced

  • Stayed February 2013
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Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed four nights here recently and found it to be a pleasant experience. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the receptionist/manager (?) who speaks fairly good English with Thai accent. The room came with a small attached bathroom with powerful shower, with hot shower available, towel for two, soap and shampoo made available and replaced daily. Drinking water, coffee and tea replenished daily. There's an electronic safe that we made full use of, and a television set with lots of Thai channels but also has channels showing programs in Korean, Chinese, English, Russian and French.

There is wi-fi available but at where we were (4th floor), the signal was weak and intermittent. The room is cleaned daily.

I like its proximity to the beach and almost everything else is within walking distance...Bangla Road, street shopping, restaurants and fast-food joints. On the Soi (lane) where it is located, there are four or five massage places as well as restaurants. The only thing you have to do is smile and put up with people trying to get you into their restaurant/massage joint/shop. They may be aggressively promoting their outlet but please decline with manners. These people are just doing their job.

Next door is Scuba Cat, a PADI dive center that organises dive trips to sites around Phuket (I'll do a separate review for this) while just across is Elizabeth Motorcycle Rental and Tours. For Baht 300 and your passport, you could rent a motorbike (135cc) for a day, as long as you return it before 10pm. Give it a try. We thoroughly enjoyed our ride around Phuket. The guy who manages the place is very helpful in pointing at the map where and what you should go and see. Just be sure to fill up the first chance you get.

The day before you depart, please let the receptionist know of your flight's departure time so she could advise when you should depart Patong for the airport. She can make the arrangement for your transfer to the airport.

Would I return? Yes, I would. It was what I had expected for the price I paid. But be warned, there's no elevator/lift, nor is there a porter to help you with your luggage. So, try travel light if you plan to stay here.

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Grand Orchid Inn
Address: 78 / 17 - 18 Soi Dr Wattana | Thaweewong Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#29 Best Value Hotel in Patong
#43 On the Beach Hotel in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Grand Orchid Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LOCATION - The Grand Orchid Inn is located at Patong Beach, steps away from the great white sand and blue turquoise waters of the Andaman sea, we are so close that we provide complimentary use of beach towels and children under 12 receive a free beach bucket and spade set. We are only a few minutes walk away from the famous nightlife of Bangla Road so you get the best of both worlds - day and night. We have family suites, family deluxe rooms and budget rooms to suit all tastes and free Wifi Internet available. ... more   less 
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