How is BYD Lofts Phuket?
BYD Lofts Boutique Hotel & Serviced Apartments in Patong Beach has so many good reviews on Trip Advisor and social media; we had to try it to see for ourselves. Let’s find out why this long-established hotel is so prevalent in Phuket and why so many readers of Phuket 101 talk so positively about it. BYD Lofts is not even located on the seafront so there must be something special about it, so what is it?
BYD Lofts Boutique Hotel Location
The hotel is at walking distance to one of the best parts of Patong beach. The neighbourhood is now pretty residential since the renovation, and it is now spotless and quiet. You will find a large seafood court nearby as well as many conveniences stores. From here you can easily walk to Bangla Road and Jungceylon shopping mall, so it’s quite a strategic location.
Overview of BYD Lofts
The hotel is about four times bigger than I remember it. We guess that the original building was so successful that management started to buy the nearby buildings to expand, with equal success. Each building is modern and spotless with a lot of artistic touches. BYD was into local art galleries in the past, so it’s somehow still in the spirit. The team at the reception is smiling and friendly, speaks very well English and made us feel home instantly. They’d remember our names during our stay (we paid for our stay and came unannounced if you ask).
The Rooms at BYD Lofts
The team took us to our deluxe room, which was in the building facing the main one. To our surprise, the room was big,100 sqm! It was an apartment with a large terrace. The hotel has an excellent design, with a kitchen counter and induction stove, large microwave, oversized sink and all the accessories you need for an extended stay. It comes with an espresso machine which is something I appreciate a lot. The apartment comes with two large flat-screen TVs and a great surround sound system.
Restaurant: BYD Bar & Bistro
The restaurant is well designed and serves all meals, from a 300 baht breakfast buffet to an excellent Thai and European lunch and dinner.
BYD Lofts features two pools on their rooftops. They are not very large and don’t offer exciting views, but they are convenient for a dip before dinner. We didn’t have time to try the spa.
Overall BYD Lofts is a great serviced apartment concept in an excellent location, just close enough to the nightlife without being loud, and still close enough to the beach. The price is right, the rooms and amenities are beyond expectations, and the team are super friendly. In case you wonder (because I asked myself that question) I was at no point encouraged to leave a comment on Trip Advisor. We also paid in full for our stay and came unannounced.
What we loved
- Large bright modern rooms
- Great kitchen area
- Espresso machine
- The team is amicable and helpful.
- Location: close enough and far enough!
What we didn’t
- There was no working table in our room.
- The pool area is relatively small.
BYD Lofts Info
Location: Patong Beach
Address: 5/28 Haad Patong, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150
Phone: 076 343 024
Open: 24 hours
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 1
Distance to the closest beach: 400 m
to Patong city centre: 1 km
from airport: 35 km
to Phuket Town: 12 km