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Palm View Resort
Ranked #2 of 4 Nong Pla Lai B&B and Inns
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“had high hopes.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

stayed here in april 2013 when song kran was on because this was far and away the best deal on agoda at the time as i hadnt booked anything for the last week of my holiday and nearly everything was sold out.

saw palm view had a big room with jacuzzi and it was about 35 pounds a night and looked nice on website so booked for 3 nights.

when we arrived you go into a small private gated development of private houses and through another set of gates to the property and onto a huge drive.

didnt take us long to work out that this wasnt a hotel but more like b&b in someones mansion.

got to our room and we basicly had the master bedroom of this huge house.2 small sofas huge bed,at least a 50 inch plasma with home cinema system huge and i mean huge balcony with swing chair.

back into the room you go through another door into this gigantic dressing room with 6 large built in wardrobes and a fridge.another 2 doors lead of to his and her bathrooms which are both huge and only differ with 1 having a large jacuzzi.

outside had a fabulous pool and the gardens were immaculate. also has a gym with various machines and table tennis.

breakfast was included in the price and you could get the usual breakfast stuff of tea coffee orange juice cereal and eggs or omelette slice of ham and frankfurter sausage.

negatives of palm view resort are location,if you dont have a car this place is no good to you as its about 6 km to the beach and shopping area.

the bedding,why have an amazing room where pillow cases duvet cover and sheets dont match and something my grandmother would be embarresed about.

when i booked this room it was the jacuzzi that made me book here or i would of chosen somewhere closer to the main area. low and behold first time we fill it up theres no hot water.with the 2 showers,2 sinks and a jacuzzi all we could get was cold water. not happy.day 2 and 3 we had hotwater to sinks and showers but not to the jacuzzi.i beleive the owners switched it off and wouldnt put it on.

before we found out we didnt have hot water we had a swim in the lovely pool and on going up to our room to get showered and changed we asked about eating there and we ordered tom yum soup chicken holy basil,chilli, and chicken with rice and some spring rolls and asked us what time we wanted to eat and we said 6pm. 6pm turned to 7pm and the food wasnt hot and just so so.dissapointing to say the least.

now for the worst part we booked for 3 nights and we never had our room cleaned while we were there.

after our first night we was out all day and evening and came back and noticed room hadnt been touched so girlfriend goes downstairs to see the owner and her exscuse was our room is so large they only clean that room every 2 days(not good enough) but we except as its 9.30pm.

next day we have breakfast and leave for the day and come back about 10.30pm and upon entering room we notice room hasnt been touched again so girlfriend calls down stairs and we get another exscuse of they only have 1 key for the room and we had it but the owner cooked us breakfast that morning and sat and watch us get into our car and drive off.

when we left all the bins in the room(4) were over flowing. not nice considering 2 of those bins were by the toilets.

couldnt understand why keep the property in pristine condition but dont clean our room for 3 days and it was the best most exspensive room in the house. makes no sense as all other reviews say how clean it is.

wouldnt return here evere again.has so much potential but lazy attitude.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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68 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Great clean rooms, it is a little bit out from patong beach but an easy walk with plenty of interesting people and sites on the way.
I'm glad we stayed here rather than the hustle of patong beach/Bangla road and we would of missed out on our sites on the enjoyable walk home.
We had other friends staying in patong beach in some flashy sterile apartment for 3 times the cost but I would much rather the homely feel and friendliness of palm beach resort.

If you don't like to walk its a 50 baht tuk tuk $1.50au to your door.
Food in the cafe down stairs is excellent and all the staff alway greet you with there beautiful smiles.
Great place I would stay here again if I come back.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Craig R
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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

Great budget accommodation in phuket. You get a swimming pool , a quiet room and friendly service here. More than you could ask for in this budget range! I was a it hesitant to book a "budget" place, but I was very pleasantly surprised. I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank D_Jac0bs
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

We stayed here 3 years ago and returned this year. This is a fantastic hotel the staff are wonderful and the rooms are very clean and spacious. We will return to Thailand and for sure we will request to stay here again . Thank you much x

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Debbie R
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

Excellent value for money long stay accommodation. You will need transport, although this can be hired via the resort. However for short term stays more staff are needed to compliment the facilities available.

Room Tip: All the rooms are large, we rented a 1 bedroom apartment for 2 months
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank John575
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

Stayed at the resort for 6 nights. Facilities are maintained very well and staff go out of their way to make you feel at home and ensure you are well looked after. Food is excellent - very good breakfast menu and they are happy to cook anything you ask for, even if it is not on the menu. Place is well situated and close to the main part of the town.

Some comments from other travelers were to choose a room not overlooking the street (avoiding traffic noise) - we found the rooms were very well insulated from sound once the doors were closed.

EXCELLENT AIR CONDITIONING!!!

When it was time to settle the bill, we were very pleased to find there were no hidden costs like with so many other hotels. Fantastic value for money!

Thank you for making our stay so comfortable.

Room Tip: Let them book your excursions - they were able to get us very good deals, and most of the time we pa...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank May C
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Additional Information about Palm View Resort

Property: Palm View Resort
Address: 47/7 Moo 4, Nong Pla Lai 20150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Chonburi Province > Nong Pla Lai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Nong Pla Lai
Number of rooms: 10

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