Burasari Phuket Review
Burasari Phuket has always been a popular hotel with great features for travellers looking for convenient accommodation in Patong Beach. While Burasari doesn’t have a sea view or beachfront access, it offers the right balance and great value for money in Phuket. We stayed there for a weekend and tried as many things as possible. We came unannounced and paid for our room, meals, drinks and spa treatments.
The Location in Patong Beach
Burasari Phuket is not a beachfront hotel, but the resort is close to the beach, just 100 meters, as you can see on the map lower on the page. It is also at an acceptable walking distance from the centre of Patong and the famous Bangla Road but stands in a much less hectic part of town. The nearby OTOP night market is also very convenient, famous for cheap local food and small casual shopping. If you feel like real shopping, Jungceylon shopping mall is not very far but requires a bit more walking (800 meters). If you feel like it, the famous Hard Rock Cafe and Hooters are just around the corner.
Burasari is a compact resort that uses the available space to accommodate more than 100 rooms, including pool access rooms. The overall design is pleasant, with high trees, lots of plants and lots of shades and two pools occupying the centre of each wing (there used to be only one wing) and a small but welcoming swim-up bar. The restaurant is cosy, and the spa is very inviting. You’ll find a friendly tour counter inside the resort who will be happy to help you book tours in Phuket or around.
There are eight room types to choose from at Burasari Phuket. We booked the ‘Elite Pool Access’ for about 5,000 baht, which we found well-priced. The room is not very large (40 sqm) but feels comfortable with a small sitting area near the bed, a working station and just enough plugs to charge your toys (no USB plugs). In front is a small terrace with a nice sunbed with white curtains, lots of plants and a couple of steps to walk directly into the swimming pool.
The room has a complimentary mini-bar, refilled daily (beers, soft drinks and water), which is a lovely touch. You’ll find the usual amenities, a 42″ flat-screen TV with lots of channels, a safe box, nice bathrobes, slippers to go around the hotel, a woven basket with beach towels you can use by the pool or even take to the beach, which is convenient. The bathtub is large and comfortable; remember to close your curtains at night, as people in the pool can see you.
Spa Burasari is much bigger inside than it looks, and the treatment rooms are beautiful. There are plenty of treatments to choose from, and they can customise them according to your requests. Spas are a great way to relieve work stress and jet lag, so you should consider getting treatment on your first days. Therapists are very skilled and always ensure that the pressure, temperature and ambience are right for you. It was a welcome afternoon break (a camera bag is much heavier than you think).
Kantok is the only restaurant at Burasari Resort Phuket, with a lovely shady outdoor terrace and an indoor area with air conditioning. While the restaurant is not very large, considering the 100 rooms of the hotel, the layout is attractive, with many plants and trees. The breakfast buffet is extensive, with many choices, but it can be a little crowded with some waiting time at cooking stations.
We also tried the Thai dinner with traditional Thai dance, but we better give this one a miss. Maybe it was an unlucky night, but we found that the two cooks for the many guests of the restaurant were surprisingly low. Despite our request, the dishes were slow, and the soups were bland and not spicy. The advertised traditional Thai dance was ok, and the costumes beautiful, but don’t expect a stage with a non-stop performance.
What’s around the hotel?
OTOP Night Market
Hard Rock Cafe
Overall Burasari Phuket is an excellent hotel if you want to be near the beach and the action but not too close to nightlife and shopping. Great design, good spa, comfortable room, friendly crew and most of all, you get all this at the right price.
Burasari Phuket Photos
Burasari Phuket Info
Location: Patong Beach
Address: 18/110 Ruamjai Road, Tambon Patong Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83150
Tel: 07629 2929
Hours: Open 24 hours
Bookings: see the rates
Swimming pools: 2
Restaurants and bars: 2
Distance to the beach: 150 m
Distance to Bangla Walking Street: 1.2 km
from the airport: 37 km
to Phuket Town: 15 km
to Patong City Center: 1 km
Map of Burasari Phuket