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Patong Hemingway's Hotel
Ranked #162 of 322 Hotels in Patong
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“great find”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

this hotel is clean and friendly. great location in a side street 5 minutes from the bedlam of bangla street. Given its proximity to the 'action' its surprisingly quiet.
Managed by a very nice expat Yorkshireman its very well maintained. Roof top bar is adequate but clean with a nice bar. Breakfasts are good.
In summary an excellent, good value, hotel with an excellent location

Room Tip: red hot bar at the corner of Bangla has great live music and atmosphere. Haggle with Taxi drivers...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Victor H, General Manager at Patong Hemingway's Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear JRMCG,
Thank you for your lovely review, the hotel is very lucky to be in its present location, so close to the shopping and nitelife but away from the noise. Many of our guests return to stay with us again, because there is no need for taxi or tut-tuts just a short walk back after a night out.
Regards Victor
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Patong Hemingway's is located in a back alley of Soi Sansabai, which makes it a little tough to find for taxi drivers but at the same time sets it back a bit from the main action, which gives you more peace and quiet. Within a 5-10 minutes walk, you can reach all major places of interest in Patong Beach (Jungceylon Shopping Centre, Bangle Road, the beach etc...).

Rooms are spacious, clean and equipped with safe deposit box and flat screen TV. There's a rooftop pool with bar and free towel service for all guests. Towels can also be borrowed free of charge for use at the beach.

The hotel's restaurant offers Western and Thai food in great quality at reasonable prices. Restaurant staff are very friendly and just plain fun. We didn't interact with the reception staff much.

For airport transfer, get a metered taxi from the airport to the hotel and have the driver give you their business card as airport transfer arranged by the hotel is way overpriced and the offers you get elsewhere in Patong aren't any better.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Victor H, General Manager at Patong Hemingway's Hotel, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Dear SandmanX,
Thank you for your very honest review, I am pleased to inform you and any future guests reading this, that at long last after all the paper work and visits to various government departments, we now do have a sign on Sansabai saying 25m with an arrow showing the direction to the hotel. which is not actually a back alley but a private road. Your comments are noted regarding the cost of the taxi compared with the hotel car, but we pride ourselves that the drivers are excellant and the cars used are new. But caution to the guests if you do decide to use a taxi, check for a meter in the cab and ensure you get agreement from the metered taxi that he will use the meter, We have had many guest upset when they arrive at the airport and the driver is demanding a 1,000 bahts or more. Our Chef is delighted by your comments on the food. Thank you.
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Victor
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

Victor,the Manager,and his team have got the formulae right - a comfortable modern hotel
situated near all the action at reasonable cost.
Restaurant choices povide Thai favourites and western dishes and the breakfast makes you feel at home.
As a single traveller I was Mother-Henned throughout my stay
The roof-top pool is an oasis of calm with a bar to help you cool off

Go book!

Room Tip: Rooms facing front offer more light
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Rod F
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Victor H, General Manager at Patong Hemingway's Hotel, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Cheers Rod F,
Thanks for the time taken to give the hotel a review We are all glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon.
Regards
Victor
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Perth, Western Australia
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We spent 5 nights here and found the hotel represented excellent value for money. Staff very friendly and helpful but the GM was particularly attentive to our requests and needs when we made the booking for which we were very grateful. Our room on the 6th floor was clean and well equipped and had a nice view. The bed was too hard for my comfort but the staff went to great trouble to overcome this problem and ensured we rested comfortably. The breakfast was excellent and we also ate in the restaurant every night but one. The meals were good quality and good value. The rooftop pool area was really nice and we spent most mornings reading and relaxing around the pool. The location was perfect for shopping. Jungceylon Shopping Centre was at the corner as was Bangla Road and the markets were at the end of the street in the opposite direction. The beach is a short stroll away at the end of Bangla Road. Although close to all the action we found it to be very quiet inside the hotel and in the pool area which was a haven to get back to after the noise and hustle and bustle of Patong. We have recommended this hotel to our friends and we would definitely stay again if in Patong.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Fleedom
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Victor H, Manager at Patong Hemingway's Hotel, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Dear Fleedom, May I congratulate you on a full and balance review of the hotel. Sorry about the mattress being too firm for you, I am most pleased that my staff assisted to overcome this problem for you. The management and staff are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Chef was very pleased that you enjoyed the meals in the restaurant. I think the hotel is very lucky with its location being quiet but close to the night life and shopping. we would love for you to come and stay with us again
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Victor
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Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights, on arrival check in ok, apart from the fact we were with a couple from the ferry who hadn't booked and they were quoted 1900 baht for a room when we pre-booked at 2900, slightly irritating!

Room ok, clean, no bed side tables though, literally looked like they'd been ripped away from the wall recently! Odd! The bathroom got flooded when u ran the shower too! We were also level 2 so could hear the noise from reception and restaurant, woken up quite a lot!

The breakfast was good, and the people who work in the restaurant were super friendly, which makes up for the lack of service at front desk! They seem to think everything is just funny! I once waited a good 5 minutes for the evening receptionist to get off the phone, what was obviously a personal call! It was to tell her my plug was stuck in the sink, she didn't understand so I took her to my room and showed her, apparently nothing could be done at 7pm, the next day it would be sorted, it wasn't though and I checked out with the bowl still full! I also had one night on my own, the room manual reads u can hire DVD players, so off I trot to get some things to watch only to be told no there aren't any to hire without any apology!

Also when I went to book a cab, which I knew shouldn't cost me much more than 500 baht they quoted 800, I was going half way towards the airport and the airport was 800 baht!

Despite these things the hotel is in a good location for all the amenities and our room was clean, just could do with some better reception service!

  • Stayed December 2012
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HotelHemingways, Manager at Patong Hemingway's Hotel, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Dear ihavehighstandards,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we of course apologize to you as you did not get the service you needed. Your review has been most useful as we have now tightened up our replacement of bedside table, which can be removed when our guest require extra bed to be placed in the room. We note that the in rooms on the lower floor you can hear a little noise from the restaurant below. If any guest requires a quiet room the hotel would be happy to arrange. As to the room prices, I would advise intending guests to book directly from the hotel's own website where we guarantee the lowest available rates.
Regards
Victor
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Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

Not the first time i stay here and defently nor the last time. Nice and helpfull staff clean and nice rooms. I the center of patong and still quiet. My best recoments. And they one of the best breakfast ever

  • Stayed November 2012
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Thank mrlau
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HotelHemingways, Manager at Patong Hemingway's Hotel, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Dear MrLau,
Thank you for your kind comments, the breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we do our best to try to meet the guests needs. The hotel is indeed fortunate to have a quiet location in the midst of a hectic party town.
Regards
Victor
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

1) Location is accessible to various popular places like Patong Beach, Jungceylon and Banzaan Fresh Market but the hotel is not visible from the Soi Sansabai main street and and only becomes apparent as you walked into the alley. The hotel is located at the back of ACCA hotel. Would suggest that the hotel management put up a signage at the main street so as to direct the guests to the hotel.

2) Service of the staff especially the service staff at the Mango Tree Restaurant is very friendly. But the receptionist (name: Kanyarat) who was on duty on the day of my arrival was very slack and unprofessional as she did not arrange for the driver to fetch us at the airport although instruction has been given by the GM, Victor to do so. I have feedback to Victor and am waiting for his explanation.

3) Good food quality and selection of breakfast.

4) Condition of the room is clean but the water drainage pipe in my toilet is not working well so we have to remove the shower drain cover when bathing so that the water will flow more smoothly.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank M_Chan2012
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HotelHemingways, Manager at Patong Hemingway's Hotel, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Dear M_Chan,
Thank you for your review, We do apologise for the inconvience caused by our failure to have the car meet your flight. Thanks to you we have improved not only the car reservation system but also the training of our front staff (reception). The high water pressure from the showers is lovely but you are correct in that the drainage is not adquate and we are working on a solution that makes everyone happy trying to keep the high pressure hotwater shower and for it to drain away quickly.
We actually did manage to erect a sign showing the location from the main street unfortunately do to restrictions of signage in the private road we had to remove it, however we will continue to process our application for approval.
Regards
Victor
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Property: Patong Hemingway's Hotel
Address: 179/95-98 Soi Sansabai | Patong Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#47 On the Beach Hotel in Patong
#52 Romantic Hotel in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Patong Hemingway's Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The owners Steve and Nuch welcome you to their second 3 star family owned hotel Patong Hemingway's, a contemporary Thai style hotel, on the beautiful and exciting island of Phuket. The hotel is staffed by a well trained and charming team who are here to serve.The reception team will direct you to your room via the elevator. The rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated; they have all of the usual facilities, such as, Telephone, Safe deposit box, WI-FI, Cable TV, Mini bars are fully stocked and beverages are sold at bar prices, not hotel prices, tea making facilities and even room service. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in the Mango Tree restaurant and bar on the ground floor. The restaurant serves a fantastic selection of Thai food, Seafood and International food. ... more   less 
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