Affordable hotel in a key location in Patong
DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort is a 4-star hotel with a golden location in Patong Beach. The place is perfect if you plan to maximise your holiday in Phuket by equally mixing beach time, party time and easy to access restaurants and endless shopping. The hotel, which was long known as Banthai Beach Resort, is across the street from a beautiful wide beach and just 500 metres from Bangla Walking Street, the heart of Patong nightlife.
DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort is a vast hotel with three wings, each built around a large swimming pool. Guests can enjoy two restaurants, two main bars and three swim-up bars, a bakery, and a fitness room. The decor is simple and elegant with an impressive lobby and well designed contemporary rooms to match the needs of all modern travellers, and at a very affordable rate.
All the rooms come with pool views but only a few have pool access, so we treated ourselves to a pool-access for a weekend in Patong. Stepping down anytime from your room right down into the warm water of the immense pool is as good as a holiday can be.
The pool access room we stayed at was modern and well designed, maybe a little small, but with all the amenities you can expect for an international brand such as Hilton. Just keep in mind that pool access rooms don’t come with a desk, so if you need one, you should book a superior room.
The bathroom deserves a special mention: the bathroom is bright, very spacious, and features a separate shower and a lovely bathtub, perfect for relaxing after a long day exploring the nearby islands or even just a day spent on the beach.
Restaurants and Bars
The Port is the main restaurant near the beach where you probably will enjoy your breakfast, but also lunch and dinner. The venue is bright and very welcoming, surrounded by tall coconut trees. If the weather allows, the roof retracts, and it adds a unique tropical touch to your breakfast. You feel like you are about to start a fantastic holiday in Thailand. However, if the temperature outside is too hot, guests can enjoy the indoor and air-conditioned room. The restaurant team is friendly and always helpful, making sure your meals go smoothly.
The hotel has no less than three vast swimming pools, each equipped with very inviting swim-up bars!
Blah Blah Bar is an iconic open-air square bar counter bar where guests can enjoy a vast array of drinks any time of the day. The location is by the street side and is perfect for enjoying a sunset drink, or have some fun after dinner and watch the world go by.
The fitness centre is well-equipped with treadmills, cross-trainers, sports machines and free weights.
Just across the street from the hotel, the beach is vast and superb, and the sea is clear and blue in high season. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available to rent for a small fee (loungers don’t belong to the hotel), and you can easily buy soft drinks, beers and fresh coconuts for the many small beach bars set along the beach.
If you feel like a little adrenaline rush, you can rent a jet ski or enjoy a short parasailing ride, but keep in mind that accidents are not unheard of.
DoubleTree by Hilton is one of the strategic hotels in Patong for those who want to have it all. Not only the hotel is surrounded by shops, clubs and restaurants, but the famous Bangla Walking Street is just 500 metres away.
DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket info
Location: Patong Beach
Address: 94 Thaweewong Rd, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150
Open: 24 hours
Phone: 076 340 850
Check-in: 3 pm – Check-out: 12 pm
Bookings and rates: see rates for DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket here
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