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“Great place - shame about the staff”

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The Front Apartments
Ranked #237 of 412 Patong B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 1, 2012

We paid a bit more to have one of the two top apartments. On the 4th floor these have a truly spectacular view of the sea front from a large private balcony. We found the staff to be relatively polite until things went wrong two days before we were due to leave. A bedroom wall light fell to the floor and smashed. We assured the staff that neither of us was in the room when this breakage occurred. It was also apparent that the attachment point on the fitting was clearly damaged, nevertheless we were pressured into paying for the breakage. The staff threatened to call the local Police and warned that this would not be a good experience for us as Patong police had little patience in such situations. We decided to pay up on the basis that it was $25 and that we had come after all for a relaxing holiday.
On two separate occasions when it rained heavily water entered the bedroom of the apartment at the base of the sliding doors even though they were closed and locked.
Heavy applications of gap sealer on both sides of these doors were a clear indication of previous attempts to prevent inundations.
On our last day there was a large puddle of water visible on both sides of the double bed. The staff explained it by insisting that we must have left these doors open!
The first days were great in the apartment but the last two were very stressful for both of us.
The apartment itself was generally good and in a good location. Other visitors may have better luck with the fittings and the weather than we did.
Needless to say we won’t be back there.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

stayed at the front apart august3 to august18 2012 3th floor two bed rm two barth rm apartment what a great place to stay clean as a whistle staff1st class sitting on the balcony at any time watching phuket go by views along patong beach to die for lovely yellow saffron restaurant rightnext door breakfast 200baht firstclass taxiacross the rd top service the front apartments added two great holiday THANK YOU

Room Tip: room on level 3 has the best views lift works well
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank morrie s
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

well what can we say its got it all shopping +entertainment on your door step views to die for day +night been to patong a few times now stayed at the armari hotel which has lovely views sorry to say the front wins hands down the penthouse defo got our vote we` ll be back aug2013 go the jungle bar say hi to dom best sounds cold beer + get your washing done 1kg for only 50 bhat

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank jrwoods16
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Reviewed May 30, 2012

Booked two double bedroom apartments for four nights for two families (8 people). very nice location, convinient, very clean, reasonable service. the property is small with only 8 apts. There are only two double bedroom apts. and one them on 3rd floor has better view but is smaller with no dining table. This is a bit irritating since you pay same for both. overall nice experience.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank DG61
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

great location, walking distance to patong market, beach across the apartment. big clean rooms

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank shashamarissa
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Reviewed November 18, 2011

Great location on the seafront and a short walk to all the main entertainment and shopping. Well appointed rooms with two bedrooms, two shower/bathroom etc. Local bar for quiet late evening drinks. Great place to stay.

Room Tip: All seafront rooms but get higher floors for better view
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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4  Thank BASUK1997
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Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2016, traveled with friends
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Address: 32-38 Thaveewong Rd, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #237 of 412 B&Bs / Inns in Patong
Price Range: $25 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Front Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The front is one of the top hotel at Patong Beach. Featuring an outdoor pool facing the ocean, The Front hotel and apartments is just across the street from a peaceful spot on Patong Beach. It has a modern sea-facing room and free Wi-Fi ... more   less 
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