A very Friendly and informative Guesthouse located within walking distance of Patong beach.
Upon arrival and throughout our stay we felt very welcomed and appreciated by the owner 'Mally', who without any hesitation, enlightened us with his seemingly endless knowledge of the wonders of Phuket Island. He is pleasantly truthful in his explanations of the 'ins and outs' of how Phuket works, not simply filtering through the finer highlights but additionally explaining alternative options (from off track locations to the not so pleasant 'goings on'!!). From such information we found some lovely, clean and surprisingly cheap restaurants, temples not so famously recognised and relaxing beach side bars, with minimal tourist invasion...bear in mind this is Phuket !!!
Situated away from the crowded 'hustle n bustle' of Patongs' infamous nightlife', one is almost ensured a good nights sleep. Simultaneously however its location sits within a forgiving proximity, which avoids the burden of that mammoth morning trek back to the beach (a very familiar reality for the usual price paid for such economical holiday residences).
The guesthouse offers generous sized accommodation at a surprisingly reasonable budget, especially considering its great location.The room in which I inhabited for 4 days was more than adequate. In terms of value for money, what Arhta offers; the rooms sheer size, the king size bed (changed for you daily,*noted due to lack of this facility in some Guesthouses of similar budget), ample storage, balcony and warm shower, highlights its superior quality as a Guesthouse. Simply put, these facilities cater for a range of budgets. One I believe should delight both that of vacationing couples and backpackers alike.
The immediate surroundings of Artha Guesthouse home both excellent quality and cheap food (Thai, Vietnamese and Western), additionally to cheaper alcohol (Grandma's Thai food, situated almost directly opposite Artha), where big bottles of local Thai beer cost less than that of the norm for a small bottle (in comparison to a beverage found in the main streets and bars).
Having spent 2 years living and travelling around Thailand, sampling many of the 'delights' this country has to offer (both high and low scale), I would have to say that Artha Guesthouse provided a fundamental base for one of the most enjoyable experiences I have so far encountered, as I continue to explore and uncover this countries many gems.
Simply.... thank you.
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