Wednesday, January 11, 2012

3 Hotels In 3 Nights (Phuket)

3 different hotels in 3 nights may sound crazy.. but that's exactly what I did!

It actially wasn't planned as such at first.. But due to some miscommunication to the other hotel I initially booked.. I was left with 2 nights with no rooms and the flight was in the evening!

A slight panic mode kicked in as that was a super peak period to travel to Phuket.

Went online, checked some hotel sites out. And most hotels had only 1 night available.

So that left not much choice but to book different hotels for each night. While I knew this would be a lil troublesome, but well I did something similar before in a few other trips!

And besides, I do love to hotel hop and try out different hotels.. especially so in Thailand, where the hotels are all usually above average!!

And so were these 3 that I stayed!!

The Album - the Cute hotel!!



The Ups: What I like about this hotel is the hotel lobby cum dining area (for breakfast). It has a very unique touch of its own with mini toys & stuff being displayed. 

They even have the board games for one to play, which I did after breakfast. 

And the location is a walking distance to all the happenings - restaurants, bars & beach of Patong!


They could do better: While the lobby exudes creativity, the room don't somehow share the same feeling.. though the sign boards, and even the telephone add to its cuteness. 


Kalim Place Hotel - the Sweet(est) hotel!!


The Ups: I was fortunate to have stayed in the suite of this hotel - which comes with a bedroom, living room & even kitchen & dining (more like a spacious 1 bedroom hotel). 

Owh and also a balcony to see the sunset at the sea! That was simply awesome!!

The staff here are the friendliest ever (and helpful too).. and made me feel so comfortable. 

Location wise - it's at the quiter beach of Kalim (just above Patong) - for those looking for a quieter beach. 



In addition, this hotel has bikes & cars for rent - which we did! The price was reasonable too! (THB 1200 for the Honda Jazz/ day). 

They could improve: Well being new, they still lack some facilities like swimming pool. And the hotel lack 'character' if one is looking for a uniquely designed hotel. 

The beach while quieter, but it's a lil rocky and not so suitable for swimming. But one can still watch a great sunset and laze on the beach!

The Belle Resort - the Chic hotel!!


The Ups: The most stylish hotel of them all has got to be this hotel. The room is beautiful though rather small. But it has everything one need. 

I love the design in the room, and how the bathroom and the bedroom is partitioned with just one glass panel. 

The pool maybe a lil small too, but if you are in a a small group, it's just nice (provided there aren't too many guests using it at that moment). And it comes with jacuzzi too. 

Owh, and location wise, this is of course, undeniably the best, as its located at just one of the lanes opposite the bustling Patong beach!

They could improve: On their service. While they are still friendly and all, but it can't compare to the other 2 hotels which are a lil more relaxed, and helpful. 

It's really a small difference actually, but for a frequent traveler to the land of smiles, that actually do make quite a difference.



There you have it, my stay in 3 different hotels in 3 nights in Phuket! Owh and if you ask me which hotel I'd go back to when I visit Phuket again... it could really be either one though higher chances of Kalim Place Hotel & The Belle Resort.. though I must add, I might just try another round of other boutique hotels!!! :)


Btw, here's the contacts in case you want to contact them during your stay in Phuket :)

The Album Hotel
Link: http://thealbumhotel.com/
Address: 29 Sawatdirak Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150 Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)76 297 023 

Kalim Place Hotel
Link: http://kalimplace.com/
Address: 322/3 Rd.Prabaramee, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket
Tel: 76-618089, 084-1984454 (Nongnut Thongyon)


The Belle Resort
Link: http://www.thebelleresort.com
Address: 104/31-33 Patong Beach, Soi Post Office (Pri-Sa-Nee), Thaweewong Road, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Tel: +66(0) 76-292782, +66(8) 9070-8383




5 comments:

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  2. We are planning to visit Phuket in mid-Oct.
    Thank you for posting.
    I've been looking at some of the posts on this website to get an idea about travel in Phuket for my next vacation.
    I think I'll stay here Surin Beach Hotel This hotel is very nice clean and the people are friendly. VERY nice hotel with helpful staff.
    And I really love white sand, crystal clear waters at Surin Beach too.
    Thank again.

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  3. Hey, it is a great post. Pictures especially first class. Wish you could make some Phuket trips and post pictures of Phi Phi Island or James Bond Island that would be cool

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