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APK Resort & Spa
Ranked #267 of 327 Hotels in Patong
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“You've been warned!”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

To start off I did pay $31 SGD per night for a Friday-Sunday stay. That being said though I would have gladly spent it at another hotel. There is a reason they say " you get what you pay for". The reason I find the need to be so harsh, most sites advertise this hotel as a 3 star which I am sure it was when it was first opened but they should have been demoted to a 1 star.

Lets start with the Pros:

The hotel was only 2 blocks from the main drag of Bangala Road which was an easy 10 min stroll if you are taking your time. As for location it was very central and easy to get around. It was located down the road from a Family Mart that was 24hrs so was nice and easy to get snacks.

Internet that was decent only in the main lobby. They wanted 15$ a day for internet in your room! Sure I understand that price when internet was first invented but seriously!!! Sorry that rant snuck past me in the pros section. Moving on, building 2 had a pool table. The hotel has 2 pools but please refer to cons for pool details. 1 pool wasn't to bad, the hotel sits over it so its covered perfect if you are fair skinned do not like the sun.

Cons:
Hotel consist of 4 run down buildings, so make sure if you are part of a group you contact the hotel to let them know you want to be part of the same building. The hotel located next to a stream of stagnant water which has been filled with trash and sewage. It literally smelled of raw sewage all the time. The only way to escape it was to go into your room and close the door. The elevator is a death trap.It says 11 people max 750 Kilos but that is not true. We had 5 guys in the elevator and on the way down 2 guys and 2 petite girls got on and the elevator broke. Half way down from the second floor to the first it gave out and came crashing down. No one was hurt as it wasn't very high but def not fun. The staff had to come let us out out as the doors would not open for 5 mins. So the other option is stairs, no problem right. Nope!!! So usually when you walk up stairs there is a hand railing of some type or at least the wall next to the stairs is high enough...nope! You totally could fall over the side, if you have kids who like to run up and down the stairs, they better learn to fly just in case. The barrier for the stairs only went to my waist and I am not that tall. As stated earlier they have 2 pools the roof top pool is a joke. If you are accident prone not your pool. Do not bring your kids to either pools as there is no shallow end. There is a little railing that separates you to the 8 stories below. Many of the tiles of the pool are missing. If you are not careful it will snag your butt or your junk when trying to sit in the pool.

The price at the restaurant were crazy expensive!!! Of course that is relative but let me put that in perspective. I ordered a chicken and veggie dish with a beer 300 Baht!!!! That should have not cost me more than 120, 150 max! And frankly the food wasn't that great, average at best.

To sum things up, DO NOT STAY HERE. SAVE YOUR BAHT and spend it elsewhere. Its bad enough I thought " it cant be that bad" .....it can.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

I spent 4 nights here and found that it was a cheap hotel that provided much better expectations than in my own country (for the price). loction is good, food was a bit over priced for the area. the rooftop pool was great and the staff were ok. overall its a pretty average hotel for a good price

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

The staff at APK is very rude and unkind. The guard on night shift, who probably dreamt on being a police, should find a new job ASAP ZULU. The street this "hotel" is located on is a dusty hole, because off new pipe constructions, that never finishes. Don't stay here!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Booked a stay here for a family holiday. I don't normally write bad reviews but!! This hotel runs a scam on its linen. Provides dirty towels sheets etc and then try's to charge exorbitant price to replace old linen with new, saying you dirtied there linen. Tried to say I put red hair dye on a towel when I am a blonde. My daughter was in the lobby the previous day and said they used the same towel to charge someone else. Pool was sub standard and falling to bits with tiles falling off. Hotels right next door so much nicer for similar price. If you must stay book the more expensive room or don't bother.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Sandnessjoen, Norway
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

stayed her 4 years ago and the sevice as well as the hotell was fine and excelent...But now IT is NOT..elevator smells like urin and tobacco and that is just for a start on my story...asked for an extra keycard and they wanted 2000 bath in deposit for it..every other hotell make a new keycard and taks 100_200 baths for this service.so then we start with the roms...the showerhead squirtet water all over the the bathroom..and ther lived a big spider in the corner of the bathroom the shower curten was dirty and werey unappiling whent down and talked to the ladis in the lobby and they told me that this would be taken care of..BUT it dident..i came down the next day ask the same ladie if they could fix what they said they would do the day before and she looked at me like she dident now what i was talking about..their english is bad and they seemd wery anoyed when i talked to them..my brother that stayed at the same hotel but in another building had to have permission to go up to my room..WHY you ask .ho knows! and my brother was robbed while he was sleeping because the door dident lock it self as all the doors in all the hotells i have stayed in...and the lobby was unattended in the building he stayed in...i see that agoda givs this hotel 3 stars but i will phone them and ask them to revise it again...the cleaning in this hotell shows that the cleaning ladies are under paid and wery poor..they dont cange sheets every day and the floors are dirty ,I say THAT this hotell is not worth the money even if its ceap in the off season...the picture of this hotell on agoda tell lies .supirior room is a standar room when you arrive...

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

Hotel is 8 to 10 mins walk to the famous mall of Phuket and Phuket hospital and has many 7 eleven and 24 hours nearby. Hotel also offers bike on rent. Many day trip booking agents and dive shop are nearby.
Best hotel if you get at very nice price.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Phuket, Thailand
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

We stayed at the apk because it was recommended by our travel agent which we now see they are probably paid off for. The staff are dead on appalling the rudest desk staff I've come across and can hardly communicate in English some cannot at all!

The location is okay short walk to junglecyclon but the walk there is disgusting and dirty,

The bathroom floods brutally and the roof top with a pool is very unsafe if you are taking your family next to no barriers to protect you dropping the 8 floors and if there is one They are rotted through and wobble everywhere.

This hotel is very basic so if you are only here for a night or two and are just looking for a bed it's okay otherwise look elsewhere

  • Stayed February 2014
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Property: APK Resort & Spa
Address: 198 Pang-Muang, Soi Kor Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#77 Spa Hotel in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — APK Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 99
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