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5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Palm Retreat

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The Palm Retreat
Ranked #239 of 497 Kathu B&B and Inns
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Great hotel & great value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Two friends and myself stayed at the Palm Retreat in August and were not disappointed. We had originally booked a non refundable room for 3 nights, however as my friend became sick while on Phi Phi island we could not make the full duration.

Although thinking our money was gone, we decided to contact the hotel to see if a night could be waived. The hotel were excellent and due to our situation cancelled the 'non-refundable' nights we could not make.

As for the service and quality of the hotel it was 5 star at a 2 star price. Location is excellent also as it is in walking distance of the main town.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

This was the first of two places that we stayed at and it was also the best of the two.
The accommodation was clean and the staff were very friendly and also funny sometimes.

My other half made the booking and arranged it and I am grateful she chose such a relaxing hotel, which at the same time was near the great town with lots of life. The room had a tv with LOTS of channels and the bathroom was big and totally fresh and clean.

The only negative, but this is small, is that there was no elevator so we had to walk up to our room, but it was a little bit of exercise so ok.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Arezzo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed there 2 nights, wifi included and really fancy hotel!
The price was ridiculous !! the greatest hotel at the cheapest price!!
The staff was really really welcoming and friendly, they also offered us a juice as we arrived.
The position is great, on the main street of patong so near to everything!
The room are so fancy and clean...just beautiful!!
They also give you toothpaste and toothbrush, really incredible considering the extremely low price!
Definitely suggested!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

we were a group of students spending our holidays in thailand. we did not have a hotel booking for Phuket, and we were roaming around Patong looking or a room that fits our budget when we stumbled on to The Palm Retreat. We were greeted by smiling and friedly faces. Starting from the very first moment, the staff were happy to meet any of our wants as much as they could. We were treated very well, and we received a lot of help from both the senior management and the staff of the Palm Retreat. My friends and I had a great time in Phuket, and staying in this hotel made this holiday more memorable.
The hotel is located in a quite area, that is about 15 minutes walking distance from the famous Bangla road and Patong Beach. Furthermore, the hotel is surrounded by great food places, and many many markets. Ask any of the staff for help, and they would be more than happy to help.
We will definitely be back to Phuket again, and The Palm Retreat will be our first and only choice to stay.
Kudos to the staff and management of The Palm Retreat.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Gold Coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2012

We booked 2 days in this hotel but decided to extend our stay to 8 days because we found that the location is ideal, the beach is across the road, the shopping is next door. You are just a short stroll to the night life in Bungalla Rd. The room is very clean, the building is new, the staff are obliging. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

My wife and i just got back from a 10 day trip to Phuket where we stayed at The Palm Retreat. What it lacks in grandeur, it makes up in hospitality. The owner met us personally and the staff were incredibly sweet. Located in the heart of Patong Beach, we found it convienient to get anywhere we wanted by foot beit the beach or the shopping market next door. The room was just right for two people. Definitely a must visit for those who wish to be close to everything.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

We visited phuket for holidays and spend about 7 nights in this hotel and service was excellent. The hotel staff is really very friendly and know how to treat thier guest.

Room charges are very reasonable as compared to other such hotels with similar facilities. This is a guest friendly hotel and charge nothing if you bring an overnight guest with you.

I would definately recommend it if you are going to stay near Patong Beach, Bangla Road and Jungceylon Plaza. If its your first visit to Phuket then Mr. Prem Nathan (Hotel Management) can really be helpful to you,




Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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10 Thank EjazHussain
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Additional Information about The Palm Retreat

Property: The Palm Retreat
Address: 231-233 Palmsquare, Rat-U-Thit, Pee Road | Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #239 of 497 B&Bs / Inns in Kathu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Palm Retreat 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The PALM RETREAT is situated in the heart of Patong bay and the world famous beach. it is 5 minutes walking distance to the biggest shopping mall, The Jungceylon, and the night spot of Phuket, The Koi Bangla Street. Very convenient, clean surroundings, great hospitality and a peaceful environment without any bar/disco or a restaurant.."Home away from home" ... more   less 
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