I visited in August 2010 (can't select that far back from the TA list), so this review is a little dated being that it's now March 2012, but anyway...here goes.
Prices are great in the low season at about 500THB for a single room and shoot up considerably during the high season with the same room costing you about 800THB. I have travelled to Phuket only once during the busy time of year and won't do it again, (any time soon at least).
Rooms are very clean and tidy and well serviced with TV and plenty of channels to choose from, a mini-bar fridge and the usual, fairly ordinary Thai beds that are found throughout the island. No views to speak of at least from the back of the hotel but these rooms are quieter.
Everywhere I go in Patong there seems to be live music (which is fine if you're a night time person but I like to retire and rise early) and I find it incredibly annoying. Being a retired muso' myself, I couldn't be less interested. So...take a room at the back and up a few flights (be prepared to climb stairs as there is no elevator) and you'll get a much better night’s sleep.
Shakers Bar is directly downstairs (I've covered this place in another of my reviews), so you can't go wrong there if you want a fairly good value meal served to you by friendly staff.
The only negative of my time there was that they seemed to have daily problems with the water and I believe that this is fairly common throughout Thailand. On a few mornings I woke up to no water at all so I could not wash and I soon learned to keep a large supply of bottled water on-hand just in case. However, they always did their best to get the water up and running again so it was not a major inconvenience. I could only assume that this problem has been sorted out now. Let's hope.
In conclusion...great place, good location, clean rooms, cheap and far enough away from the rowdier part of Patong. I would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome Inn is a nice cozy hotel located at 400 meters from the beach in the heart of Patong. 10 minutes walk from Patong's night life.All rooms are air conditioned and have cable TV. Free internet available at the reception. Attached to the hotel is Shakers pub & restaurant who serves a wide range of international and Thai food. Friendly and helpful staff. Your well being is our concern. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Welcome Inn Patong, Phuket