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“If you want to stay at a construction site go here”

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Alfresco Phuket Hotel
Ranked #273 of 385 Hotels in Kathu
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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“If you want to stay at a construction site go here”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

Be warned the pictures on the website are dated. Returned 26 October 2013 after 3 weeks of climbing over slabs of concrete, wading through mud and avoiding, earth moving equipment being handled with no regard to the public. The place is a accident waiting to happen, whilst Jung Ceylon, would normally be an easy short walk, you are virtually guaranteed of an adventure just walking there, usually resulting in a mud bath at best. The only option is a ride into Patong on the Hotel supplied Tuk-Tuk which broke down due to the hammering it took over the road, or at the mercy of the Tuk-Tuk mafia camped opposite, who take advantage of the situation by overcharging, and not allowing outside drivers in.

It is a good hotel, but would strongly recommend not using it for around 6 months when the road-works should be finished.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

I found Alfresco since first day opening in last 3 years on 24 Dec ago but never have a chance to stay because it always full when am going to Phuket. I am glad to stay here this trip but only for 1 night my room was organized by the owner who is there to service the guess with his professional and friendly. My room is over that what I expected for 3 stars at bargain price as i found different promotion on Expedia always. Alfresco Suite is hug and nice decor, bed is so comfortable also sofa bed for small living area. I love the layout of bedroom that air condition is not close to bed, good LCD TV, Mini bar and down stair also have Family mart that very good. 24 hrs reception service they are friendly. Nearby hotel is big shopping mall call Jungcylon that not too far and hotel provide shuttle free of charge even to Patong Beach but you need to get back by yourself. Trust me for 3 stars hotel in Phuket those area which is not TOO busy like beachfront road Alfresco is the best of your choice. will be back again!!

Room Tip: swimming pool on the roof top, and book suite room
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We 3 friends went to Phuket for 5 days trip on Sep 5th,2013 and stayed Alfresco Hotel. Even we selected the Hotel based on Travel site reviews...

Pros :

Rooms Design - Modern Design with excellent lighting
Service : The rooms where kept very clean
Reception : They are friendly and adjustable
Swimming pool : Roof top - Small one but you will enjoy it.
Location : Near to Nightlife activity and Shopping Mall
Transportation : They have free tuk tuk service to Patong Beach and Mall

Cons

I have nothing much to say.. When we stayed there some road construction was going on .. It will be Okay now !!!

If you want see some nightlife and stay in the center of all the activity .It is idle place. Bit far from Karon and Kata Beach...

Overall experience was Excellent. I will recommend to people who is looking for some budget accommodation and Clean place!!

Room Tip: We traveled during off season. Take a Two wheeler taxi service opposite to the Hotel entrance in cas...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Was staying at this hotel for our trip for 4D3N. Did read up a most of the review here before we went over. BUT it is not as bad as some reviview had said. Thou the road was having construction wrk but is stil walkable.

Staff are very friendly and helpful. Room are more than we expect. Rm was vry spacious and it was clean. The transfer svc from airport to hotel was good. The guy was there the moment we step out of airport. For a SGD40+/night is definetly worth the price.

The staff name Ammy was really helpful since the day we check in til the day we check out. Did not regret booking this hotel. Will definetly go bck to tis hotel for my nxt visit. But of cause if u wan to b budget on hotel this is a gd choice. BUT of cause don't expect the same level from big hotels. We are satisfy with our stay in e hotel.

So for me and hubby find that those bad reviews about this hotel is not valid. Is really u get what u see......

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

During our arrival, there was a road construction along the street and very dusty but just temporary only. The hotel ambience and design was beautiful. The room (double single bed) and toilet are spacious too. Friendly staffs. Free WiFi every floor and there is a roof top swimming pool! Nice view from the top. Try to get the room not facing the road due to on going road construction but don't aspect a nice view cause there are many building beside it and blocking the scene. Very clean room and comfortable bed. The air-con might be a bit noisy during night time but no worry, it was freeze cold during night. The hotel provide free Tuk-Tuk service (one way going only) to the biggest shopping mall near by the hotel. You may need to get back yourself after your shopping spree but walking distance about 1.5KM. Near by the hotel got some convenience shops, restaurants and massage shops. If you choose to have some quiet stay which away from the noisy and busy Patong Town, this hotel is the best choice.

Room Tip: Avoid choosing the room facing the noisy road. Third floor corner room just the prefect floor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 20, 2013

Worst hotel experience ever. We were picked up at around 5:30 AM so it's presumed that we would have a room ready by then since we also requested for an early check-in. When we got there, the receptionist ("Ammy") rudely told us that we have to pay for an extra bed since we only booked for 2 persons but there were 3 of us . That wasn't a problem, we said we were willing to pay but then he said there was no room available and that we don't have a choice but to wait for more than 8 hours for an available room, he told us to just leave our baggage there and roam around. We were of course astounded by this. Who would ever want to waste 8 hours of their day waiting at the lobby of a hotel and how could they confirm pick up at 5:30am if there would be no available room for us? We asked for his manager since we wanted to cancel the booking or have this mess cleaned up. We also did not want to talk to the receptionist anymore because he was very unwelcoming and rude to us. But he said that the manager is not there and will only come in in the afternoon. We asked for him to contact the manager and let us talk to him over the phone but he said that it is "IMPOSSIBLE". And that was when we lost our patience and I couldn't help but give in to a short exchange of words. We left the hotel and just went around looking for another one.

We were told that this is a modus from some hotels there, they push on other visitors till they would want to cancel or book in another hotel since there would be no refund so that they could entertain new visitors and they'd earn double.

We were able to find another hotel and though this incident totally messed up our tour schedule and budget, we still enjoyed our stay.

Bottom line: Don't book in AL Fresco. There are so many other welcoming and well-serviced inexpensive hotels around the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

This was our first time going to phuket. It was a awesome experience. The hotel atmosphere was wonderful. It is very clean and the room service was good. Breakfast was quite difficult as we are islam..were afraid of what oil they use to cook..so we ate cereals and bread..but not to worry there were fried rice, mee, hot dog, fries, fruits etc. There is a roof top swimming pool too..it has a beautiful area to relax at..we love the hotel. go and have a stay at al fres co..i recommend it to you.:)

Room Tip: Take the highest floor it would be easier to go the swimming pool even though there is lift...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Alfresco Phuket Hotel
Address: 162/48-50, 162/58-59 Phung Muang Sai Kor Rd | Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#74 On the Beach Hotel in Kathu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Alfresco Phuket Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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