We stayed here at SeaView from July 14th - July 20th (6N/7D)
The property is good and bang opposite the beach. It is the last hotel on the road (if you don't count the ones atop the slope).
We had booked our travel through Cox&Kings India and our entire stay was already pre-paid for. The check-in was smooth, the only difficulty being we reached the hotel around 11am, but were given our room only at around 2pm. The hotel was definitely not full, they could've easily accommodated our request for an early check-in considering their customers would be tired after a 6-7 hour flight.
Other than this, our stay here was pleasant. The staff are extremely friendly and always with a smile. They are ready to assist and sort out any of your concerns. We were booked into a Superior room on the 2nd floor which had a nice view of the Pool and the sea beyond..the only glitch being a couple of coconut trees blocking the seaview slightly.
Food - Breakfast at the hotel had a good spread of Thai,Chinese & American fare coupled with fruits, juices, baked goodies and Icrecream too. We did not try the food for lunch or dinner as we went out for the same.
Room - Our superior room was spacious and clean and had all the relevant things like menu card, information booklet on the table. The bathroom was clean and had all the toiletries needed. The only problem was the shower knob which did not work and we had to tie it with a hand kerchief so that it would stay in place.The air-con was great and we had a pleasant sleep every night.
The pool is awesome and very clean and well maintained.
Restaurants - There are so many restaurants and pubs all along the road which is a few mins walk from the hotel, which caters to almost every cuisine you can find..including Indian food. There are carts selling street food - mainly seafood and non-veg which is a must try just for the experience.Subway,KFC,Burger King,Starbucks,Hard Rock Cafe,McD are all a 15-20 min walk away.
Beaches - The Patong Beach is more commercial and so there is always a moderate crowd here. You can try parasailing, water scooters, hire a catamaran too. Kata and Karon beaches are the 2 other important beaches your can visit.
Shopping - The Patong Market and roadside are filled with shops selling all kinds of stuff from clothes,hats,swim wear,fake watches,bags etc..you name it and you will find it here. The only drawback being, everything starts at 350TBH and you will need to bargain hard for anything less. The shopkeepers know very well that Indians will surely bargain, so they jack up the price.
Places to visit - The Phuket Fantasea show is certainly something you have to see. They have a dinner buffet too which is pre-dominantly Non-veg. So if you are a strict a vegetarian, you might have to stick to fresh salad and dessert. A trip to Phi Phi Islands and James Bond Island too is good-the bluish-green waters, snorkelling, canoeing, etc is enjoyable. Simon and Aphrodite cabarets are the 2 most famous ones in town - a visit to either of them is a good time pass. A half day city tour is good enough to see the most important places in this town. One thing to take care is to find out and compare the prices to each of these tourist spots from at least 2-3 of the tour operators and then confirm to the one who gives you the best discount. There are dozens and dozens of tour operators all along the road-who even give as much as 50% discount on these tours. The Jungceylon Mall, Lotus & Big C Supermarkets.
There are numerous massage parlours all around for a peaceful and relaxing massage.
Laundromats are also available every nook and corner.
Getting Around - A good 15-20 mins walk takes you to the Jungceylon Shopping Mall. There are numerous Tuk-Tuks, but the charges are a little high for a mere 5 minute ride. Its best to take the Tuk-Tuk if you are travelling a long distance. There are also bikes including Harleys and Ducatis and cars for rent. Town buses are also available once every 1/2 hour.
Weather - It was very hot and the beach wind makes it all the more sultry. A hat/cap/umbrella and a hand fan is a must to carry with you.
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- Also Known As:
- Seaview Hotel Patong
- Patong Seaview Hotel
- Seaview Patong Hotel Phuket