Stayed here for 5 nights in May 2013. Travelling with my wife so looking for a comfortable, clean hotel that has the usual amenities, as well as close enough to the main attractions in Patong and easily accesible.
Holiday Inn Express is located a little bit away from the nightlife of the infamous Bangla Road. However it is still walking distance - over the 4 days we stayed in Patong, we went to Bangla Road or further almost every day, and it is only a 5 minute stroll. This is a good distance that you are away from the noise and traffic, however still close enough that you can get to everything without needing a tuk tuk.
The resort itself is fantastic for the price. We stayed in a standard room, on the 4th floor overlooking the pool. Room is very clean and has it's own balcony overlooking the pool, and the mountains that surround Patong. Also handy for drying clothes out.
The bathroom is modern, with a large shower. Only a single sink (no his and hers), but plenty of ledge space for cosmetics. One thing to keep in mind is that the door to the shower, is also the door to the bathroom itself - it swings completely out to close the bathroom from the rest of the room.
Bed was a kingsize and very comfortable. The AC is a must in a climate like Thailand's (especially in monsoon season, when we went) and there were no complaints with how it ran. There is a large flatscreen tv, his and her robes and slippers, and a safe for valuables.
There is no restaurant at this Holiday Inn, however this is not a concern at all, as just a few minutes walk will bring you to Ratuthit Songroipi Road, which had plenty of restaurants and cafes to eat at. There is a buffet breakfast on site, which isn't expansive, however does have several choices, including cereals, several breads, eggs, sausages, baked beans as well as fresh fruits and juices.
There is a 24 hr gym on site which has a couple of treadmills, a cycle and some free weights. There is the main pool and a kiddie pool adjacent. There is also a reading room, which is an airconditioned room for relaxing.
Front desk service is very helpful; whether checking in late at night, asking for directions or recommendations for dinner options. When I asked about seeing a show on Bangla Road and how to go about booking it, one of the hotel staff actually walked me all the way down to Bangla Road! That's top service.
Overall, would definitely stay here again if travelling with my wife - it is more suited towards couples and families, as it is in a quieter part of town.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Smart International Hotel in Phuket Patong Beach.Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central is the smart choice for savvy leisure travelers, providing a relaxed, affordable and hassle-free stay all the time. Located adjacent to Patong Beach, Phuket's most popular and well-developed beach, we are within walking distance to a hub of shopping, dining and entertainment options. We are just a short 45 minutes drive from Phuket International Airport and 15 minutes from Phuket Town.Kick-start your day with our Free "Express Start" Breakfast and stay connected with free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Enjoy our high-quality bedding, shower, balcony and swimming pool experience to recharge after a day of leisure activities. You can have a restful sleep on our comfy bed, away from the noise of Patong's nightlife.The hotel features 277 brand new rooms with easy access to the beach or laze by our pool for ultimate relaxation. Our rooms are well-designed for everything you need for a great stay. Have an invigorating shower with our high quality bathroom equipped with a 3-head massage showerhead and a restful night with international standard bedding including 200 thread count sheets, duvet, a choice of soft and firm pillows.The hotel is minutes away from some of the city’s most exciting retail and dining attractions, including Jungceylon Shopping Mall, Patong Promenade and Beach Road Shopping. Value added benefits include Express Breakfast & complimentary Internet in each room. Consider becoming a Priority Club Rewards member to earn points towards free hotel stays, retail certificates or airline mileage. ... more less
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- Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central