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“incredibly cheap and very convenient guesthouse” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Som Guesthouse
Ranked #161 of 397 Patong B&B and Inns
Dki Jakarta, null, Indonesia
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“incredibly cheap and very convenient guesthouse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

a strategic location in the middle of town but far enough away from patong beach, the inn's figure is very simple, consisting only of two-storey building and more like a guesthouse than a store building. I visited this inn for four days and costs only about $ 6 per day for each person (1 room 4 beds). with prices like that you get hot water shower, private bathroom, cozy beds,safetybox and all-round ikea furniture. morning meal is not available but the hot water for making tea and coffee are provided. too bad the service of the owner is very minimal, just to sleep and unwindm, I highly recommend this inn!.

pro : very cheap compared to what you get, very clean
cons : slightly away from the patong beach, service is less

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Makati, Philippines
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2012

Positives - Great price. Room and beds were clean. Towels were provided and changed every day. Hot water and toilet facilities worked well. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Travel agency was helpful for tours (and got us good prices!).

Negatives - Spotty internet. 1000 baht seems too much for a deposit for me

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank philwily
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kota kinabalu
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2012

This is my first trip to Phuket. Together with my brother and sister, after reading all nice reviews about Som Guesthouse, we decided to stay here. We stayed for 4 days 3 nites in Dec 2011. True enough, this place is clean and quiet. Return airport transport provided by Som Guesthouse, for the three of us, they charged THB$1,400.00. We took the earliest flight from Kuala Lumpur to Phuket, so, by the time we reach here, its quite early, not yet 9 am. Initially, we were thinking that maybe we just leave our bags here then check-in later since the check-in hour is at 12 noon, but to our surprise, Mr. Cha, the owner who handled our arrival, gave us a special service, he told us that we could check-in early and will still be charged the same one day rate. This is extremely wonderful of Mr. Cha, especially when we are still sleepy ourselves from having to wake up at 3 am in order to catch the earliest flight. Upon check-in, we paid full for 3 nites, with refundable deposit of THB$1,000.00. As for our room, it is located in a newly renovated building, with three single beds. Our room which is on the first floor is really clean, complete with air-con, water heater, and a small fridge that comes with a daily complimentary bottle of mineral water. As for entertainment and communication, there is a TV, DVD player and free WIFI. In order to borrow in-house DVD movies, maximum 2 DVDs allowed at one time, we paid non-refundable THB$100.00, of which after finished watching, we could switch to other available DVD movies. Also, a housekeeper will come in everyday to clean the room. In terms of convenience of location, this place is very strategic, within walking distance to Patong Beach, Jungceylon Mall, and Patong Foodpark plus secluded enough at nightime for a peaceful good night sleep.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank betholia
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Kagoshima, Japan
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36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

The place is really basic, but Som makes this Korean-runned guesthouse a lot more enjoyable. The stuff is really nice, and the place is comfortable. It is a little bit difficult to get there, so make sure to print directions in advance.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Paula O
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Anyang, South Korea
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2011

clean - every day
night - near by
beach - near by

last - value for money : best

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nandive
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

I have stayed here twice now, the last time being February 2011. place is always super clean excellent wife and the Korean owner is awesome. The price for 2 people in an air-conditioned room, with own bathroom TV and dvd player was $25 AUD a night. its close to the beach the best outdoor food area is down the road and not to close to the noisy Bangla road. I will always stay here on my trips to Patong

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lvlanda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2011

This August will be my 7th trip to stay in Som Guesthouse.

My very first time when I was in Phuket, I stayed in a high end hotel that cost me about US$200/ night and my personal belongings were stolen and service was terrible! I managed to find out Som through a very random check from the website. The Korean family that run this place was excellence and many thumbs up.

Both Mr Cha and his daughter, Mary will extend their arm to assist you if anytime you needed any advice or help. Their price is in fact cheaper then many others ranging from rooms, trips and even massage packages. You feel secure and safe at all times of the stays where no words can be describe.

My friends that I have recommended to stay in Som, have always return to Singapore praising and missing our Phuket stay.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Joanna T
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Additional Information about Som Guesthouse

Property: Som Guesthouse
Address: 52 / 14, Rat-U-Thit Rd. | Kathu, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #161 of 397 B&Bs / Inns in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All rooms have private toilet, air-condition, refrigerator, TV, DVD, Safety box, free wi-fi, hot shower. ... more   less 
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