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“Wonderful People!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Som Guesthouse
Ranked #172 of 396 Patong B&B and Inns
Seoul, South Korea
1 review
“Wonderful People!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

Stayed here the whole time I was in Phuket!
The rooms are nothing special but clean, with all the working necessities.
However, the family was so sweet! Helped us book all of our activities and even got us cheaper prices for every single one of them! SOOOO helpful and kind.
The father even personally drove us to the airport at the end of our trip.
Just amazingly sweet people!
(There is one Thai man that works there that can be grumpy but I only saw him twice. haha)
I actually did a blog review on my stay if you want to check it out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISP5PV7dtSs&feature=youtu.be

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank J0zzy
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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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Zurich, Switzerland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

If you want a cheap accommodation this is a good option: rooms are ok, clean, you get bottles of water and your towels are changed after you come back from the beach...

...BUT keep in mind that the walls have no anti-noise isolation: you can hear everything happening in the neighbours rooms: people talking, loud TV and even couples having sex...

If you are party animals and reading this: please RESPECT other people in the guesthouse who want to sleep! After 11pm you should WHISPER, not talk loudly like an idiot not knowing that there are other people who want to sleep. You can watch TV but at a minimum volume. Don't slam the door, close it gently. Don't walk up the stairs like an elephant, but walk silently. Thank you.

Me and my girlfriend are not party animals, but our room neighbours were. Some people just enter the guest house after midnight and speak loudly. They do not care about who wants to sleep. Some enter at 5am and begin to argue... this happens EVERY NIGHT.
Even with the ear plugs I was waked up several times. I slept very badly and I wish I would have spent more money and be somewhere else...

Nothing personal against the staff (family business: friendly people) but I cannot recommend this place to people like me, sensitive to noise and looking for a place where they can sleep well.

If you are a party animal, this is the perfect place, not far from Bangla and if you come back drunk, you will probably sleep well even if there is an earthquake.

If you are looking for a quite place and can afford a bit more, go e.g. to Boomerang Inn, you will get better sleep quality.

Suggestion for the staff: you should not be a police, I understand that. But maybe remove TV, so nobody will use it after 11pm and disturb who wants to sleep. Put a paper with some rules in every room.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Paolo B
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

the owner of som guesthouse is really friendly. Based on my experience, we got new room that always clean everyday.

The situation in this guesthouse so quiet even in front of this guesthouse so many shop that open until midnight.

Just walking around 1 km or 5 minutes, we can find patong beach. And don't worry for meal because so many shop and foodcourt near this guesthouse.

The location is really easy because we can see from main road.

Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Rasawulan
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hongkong
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is not big hotel but all the things could be find here was a good room, nice breakfast, super location. The location of Som guest House not too bad, i could take about some walk to come for swimming. They can organize and let us customize our tour easily but almost of tours for traveling around not too expensive

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank jing kiew b
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

Not a lot needs to be said about this place as it is that nice.
It is very clean, very cheap, has very helpful staff and has a great interior.
Easy to find using there instruction. A 10 min walk to the patong beach but i think this was a gd thing. Walking back to this place in the night i felt safe as it was well lit.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank abi o
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Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

Its the cheapest cleanest place to stay in Patong area, the Korean owners are very nice and helpful, you can actually set a budget and let them decide for you which tour you can join, the only thing is that since the bedrooms are separated by thin wall, sometimes we could hear people talking and laughing (if they're talking loudly), for a price as cheap as that, I'd recommend this place to everyone who have a tight budget ;)

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank BopplePrincess
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

A very average guesthouse but certainly good enough for backpackers looking to lay their head. Double room had en suite bathroom and the cleanliness was decent. Owners were friendly and helpful when needed. There is a small coffee shop attached and the office mainly deal with diving tours and equipment.

We actually hated the area of Patong Beach so it was nice to escape and make use of the satellite TV. Wish we hadn't bothered with visiting Phuket but this is nothing against the property. The location is very central but far enough from the nightclubs to avoid noise. They take 500 baht deposit for room key. Seemed rather high but you can't be too careful in Phuket I guess.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank DJS23
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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 #172 of 396 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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