A good budget hotel near the beach
Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central is a good budget hotel in a strategic location in Patong Beach. This modern hotel is just a hundred meters from the beach, but it is also at walking distance from the heart of Patong and its buzzing nightlife and shopping.
Holiday Inn Express is modern and well designed, the right choice if you are travelling to Phuket on budget and prefer to be close to everything Patong has to offer. Staff is young, amicable and do their best to be helpful. Being able to accommodate the many nationalities visiting Patong on a budget is not a small challenge as we witnessed several times.
Holiday Inn Express is not very big nor fancy, but as you can expect with an international brand, the rooms are very well designed. The layout is functional with all the features needed by modern travellers.
The bedrooms are well lit, with lots of plugs, a small working table, balcony and a super comfortable bed. It comes with lots of room amenities: safe box, slippers, fridge, a large TV with plenty of international channels (it’s not often the case with budget hotels). There was no bathtub, unfortunately.
The hotel does have many facilities, and once you have seen all the shops and restaurants available all around, it makes sense. There are no fancy spas or restaurants here. Just a pool, a good buffet breakfast, a coffee shop and a fitness room.
If you arrive too early, as check-in is at 3 pm, we had time to enjoy the coffee shop ‘Coffee Club’ which is part of the hotel but an independent franchise serving a wide range of good food, coffees, drinks and cocktails. The beautiful blue pool is not very large and therefore gets busy very fast, so if it looks quiet, enjoy it as soon as you can.
What’s around the Hotel
You will be able to enjoy a lot of food, massage shops and light shopping in the direct vicinity of the hotel. There is also a Family Mart convenience store just next to the hotel so you can store some drinks and snack at a better price. As you can see on the map below, the beach is just 100 meters away.
Holiday Inn Express Phuket Patong Beach Central
Location: Patong Beach
Address: 8 Hatpatong Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150
Phone: 076 360 000
Open: 24 hours
Check-in time: check at 3 pm, check out at 12 pm
Parking: Large underground parking available
Rooms: 277 rooms (mostly non-smoking)
Swimming pools: 1
Restaurants and bars: 1
Distance to the beach: 100 m
to Patong City Center: 850 m
from airport: 36 km
to Phuket Town: 14 km