Below are details from my trip. It includes information about the hotel and location, tours, and transportation information. It is very detailed as I love journaling my travels and providing details back on Trip Advisor! :) **
Airport: Upon your arrival to Phuket International Airport, you will complete an entry/departure card prior to arrival. It is important to keep your departure card with your passport until the day you depart. It may be a great idea to keep this card INSIDE your passport.
Taxis: There are many taxi companies outside the airport. As of April 2013, there are private taxis, shared taxis, and hotel taxis (if you prearranged). From my understanding, hotel taxis (approx. 1000 Baht), private taxis (approx. 800 Baht), and shared taxis (10 people per mini van-180 Baht per person). I took a shared taxi. On the way to the hotel, the taxi stopped at a tour place. It is optional to purchase tour packages at the place; however, we were glad we purchased at the stop since our flight arrived late that evening and wanted something to do the next morning.
Tour: There are so many types of tour packages from many places in Phuket. There are places on the street, in hotels, etc. to purchase packages. One of the tour packages we did during our stay was from ISLAND SAFARI COMPANY. It was a great tour they coordinated. It included water rafting, flying fox (aka zip lining), elephant trek (*bananas for the elephant can be purchased at the trek for 60 Baht for a bunch), monkey show, elephant show, and ATV riding. As with most packages, buffet lunch is included in the package. **Tip: Prices are negotiable. Remember, I’m a ‘Frugal Diva’ so everything is pretty much negotiable.
Hotel: Burasari Resort (Patong Beach) 18/110 Ruamjai Road
Burasari Resort Hotel is located off of one of the main streets of Patong Beach (Phuket), Thailand. The hotel resort has amenities that includes spa, pool (with a pool bar), and full breakfast (includes foods such as thai noodles, meat and meat mixed entrees, as well as tofu noodles and other veggie type of dishes. In addition, guests can order custom omlettes to include your choice of ingredients that are available. The breakfast was very good and in my opinion, very filling!
Room: The room we had was one of the Thai Elite rooms. The room was very spacious. It included two twin sized beds, large wall mounted flat screened tv, mini-fridge, bathroom, room safe, and sitting area. In addition, it also had a nice sized patio area with a flat bed/couch to lounge. Tip: The pool area of the hotel is very relaxing. If available, you may wish to request a room with a pool view.
Restaurants: With our hotel package, breakfast was included. The same restaurant that served breakfast also serve other meals. Please check out their afternoon/evening menu for further details. If the breakfast is good, I could only imagine how their other meals served during other hours taste! Also, ask the staff about the traditional dance that is performed at the restaurant during certain days/times.
Main street: The hotel is located near a main street (the street where the Hard Rock Café is located) with many shops, bars, and other city attractions. Some of the ‘main attractions’ can be reached (walking distance) in 15-20 minutes or you can take one of the awesomely decorated ‘taxis’ known as Tuk Tuks. There are several small, local based restaurants that serve great foods. If you are open-minded and adventurous, check out these restaurants.
I HIGHLY recommend this hotel for its location and its comfortable atmosphere. It is located next to a convenience store for ‘convenience’ if you forget some essential items. TIP/FYI: It was convenient to be able to go downstairs of the hotel (the inner part) to book return transportation to the airport (Phuket International Airport). The transportation was very budget-friendly and comfortable (transportation is provided in a passenger van). If you use this service, it may be beneficial to book prior to your departure (in my case, I booked at least 24 hours before my departure). This service was MUCH CHEAPER compared to the taxi services that are offered in the front of the hotel. But, again, it depends on what you are comfortable with and your budget.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A stylish, tranquil boutique resort in the best location only minutes from Patong's beach, shopping, and nightlife. Property features swim up bar, 2 pools & tour desk. Burasari offers 184 comfortable rooms including custom-designed Mood Collection Rooms and Pool Access Rooms, with air conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, free wireless internet and balcony. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Burasari Patong Hotel
- Burasari Hotel Patong
- Burasari Phuket
- Burasari Resort Phuket
- Burasari Resort Patong, Phuket