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“Nice hotel, well located, pleasant staff”
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The Expat Hotel
Ranked #105 of 328 Hotels in Patong
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, well located, pleasant staff”
Reviewed February 11, 2012

For the cost of staying here, the location is perfect with very close access to a great beach, loads of beach restaurants and bars. Even though it's right at the center of the hustling and bustling area it is unbelievably quiet and is perfect for a relaxing break for a few days. The rooms are clean and the staff just great-always ready to help. It is not at the luxurious end of the scale, but for the amount of time you need to spend in the room it does the job. Wish we had a chance to stay a little longer.

Room Tip: Poolside balcony rooms...first come first serve. Need to book in advance
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2012

Stayed there with some friends for a few nights. The big plus of Expat hotel is its proximity to Bangla Road and all the nightlfe, if that is what you're here for. The hotel is clearly geared towards the male customer. Rooms are ok but don't expect too much. Bed are large and matresses firm. In my room, the safe did not work. Bathroom could have been cleaner. Everything else worked fine. I was unfortunate to arrive at the same time as a few other guests and the staff at the check in clearly struggled to manage. While the service was generally friendly and cheerful, food orders could sometimes take time. The Sports bar is nice for a pre-dinner drink or a nightcap.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

quiet location, 1min to beach and 30sec from bangla rd (where the party's always rockin). good restaurant with English chief, and the sports bar is great with many flat screen tv's for sports. they have a pool tournament every friday that lots of people show up for.

Room Tip: pool side rooms are easy to get to, but a little pricey if on a budget.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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KingKlong, Guest Relations Manager at The Expat Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2012
Dear Mr.Good,

Thank you for your review. We sincerely appreciate the time you spent reviewing our hotel and for staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.
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Phuket Town, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2012

This is the place to come to , i have been there every year for the last ten years or more and every time just had a ball ,its clean , quiet,and all the staff very helpful and has nice pool and food is very good .the owners are very nice people and always give you a very welcoming when you arrive .i am going there again in a few weeks time can"t wait ! go on have some of this you will love it !

Room Tip: ground floor is the best ! for me that is ! all rooms have there own charm .
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Karachi, Pakistan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2011

I stayed at Expat from December 22-29, 2011. I can safely say that given the price range, it is one of the best hotels I have stayed at. Let me mention below the pros and cons of the hotel.

Pros:
1) Great great location. You can easily walk to the beach, not to mention the markets, the malls and all the various parlors. And it is not on the main road, but down the street at around 1 minutes walk. So this means that the hotel is at a very convenient location, minus the high noise levels of the main road!

2) There is a great big bar with a cool atmosphere and a nice English bar manager. There is Satellite TV there as well, with all kinds of sports including Rugby.

3) The hotel has a swimming pool with a beautiful poolside area, where you can relax.

4) The rooms are clean, with air-conditioning, a mini-bar and clean toilets with hot water.

5) The owner is an English guy by the name of Paul who is married to a lovely Thai woman, Gim. They are both extremely friendly. Also the reservations manager, Aung, is a really nice, hospitable fellow. All of these people make sure that any complaint one might have is immediately rectified.

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1) The food at the hotel restaurant, though reasonable, is nothing special. Perhaps, that’s not a major gripe because all kinds of restaurants, Thai, Indian-Pakistani, Italian etc are at a maximum 2-3 minutes walk away.

To conclude, I would say that Expat is definitely the place to go. I look forward to returning next year. Great comfort at the right price!

Room Tip: Choose the deluxe rooms with a balcony
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 7, 2011

Furniture is rather old, rooms are dark and not cosy/ Water in the pool is milk. The hotel has a bar, and at night you could not sleep through noise. The prise is too high for conditions of this kind.
The Expat is good hotel for those who came to partying on Bangla and have sex with Thai "ladies of the night", but not for couples.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lancelin, Australia
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2011

Room 115 was good & clean, had AC & ceiling fan, mini bar fridge, hot water showers & TV and a very large bed for reasons you should already know. This place caters for the genteel gentlemen mainly but has a nice pool, reasonable restaurant and a pretty good open air sportsbar. Service was good but not great, staff were pretty friendly but without a lot of enthusiasm.The location is why I chose this place and it is quiet but only a very short stroll to the action of Bangla Road.

Room Tip: Ground floor around the pool is nice
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
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Property: The Expat Hotel
Address: 163 / 17 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#49 Spa Hotel in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Expat Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Expat Hotel is a quiet and tranquil oasis right in the heart of the pulsating nightlife of Patong Beach. We are located only a one- minute walk to Soi Bangla for bars and entertainment; two-minute walk to Jungceylon for a unique shopping experience; five-minute walk to the beach to enjoy the Andaman Sea. We have a large swimming pool, set in relaxing landscaped gardens, and a coffee shop/restaurant serving Western and Thai food at reasonable prices. There is also a Sports Bar showing live sports via satellite and playing classic rock music as well as a spa, sauna and massage on the premises. ... more   less 
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