I would have rated one star, but the location and room size were good for the price. Other than that, this place fell well short of pulling off the "boutique" atmosphere they were shooting for. First came the 5 floor climb up very steep stairs, and the staff just watched me struggle with my bags, offering no help. The first night revealed several huge cockroaches and trails of ants all over. When I tried to shower, there was not enough water pressure to supply the fancy shower head that was installed. It was also poorly placed, so in order to position myself under the slow drizzle coming out, I had to lean over the back of the tub and against the wall. There seemed to be no way to plug the tub, so a bath was not an option. Even if I had plugged the tub, I'm sure it would have taken close to an hour to fill. Upon check out, I was informed I must pay 500 baht ($15) because the plastic key chain that drops in a slot in the room was cracked. I'm sure that it was cracked when it was given to me, and this is an outrageous price for a piece of plastic even if I was responsible. I tried to refuse the fee, and I was told they would call the police, tell my taxi driver not to take me to the airport, and report my passport number, so I would not be allowed to leave the country. Over a crappy piece of plastic! Beware of these scams of you visit.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Andaman The Front Apartments Hotel Patong
- The Front Apartments Patong, Phuket