How is Holiday Inn Resort Phuket?
Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is a success story since a very long time, and the team makes sure it stays this way years after years. Overseas travellers don’t usually associate the brand ‘Holiday Inn’ with luxury island resorts, but here, they are in for a pleasant surprise. The location of the hotel is excellent if you want to get the best of many sides of Patong Beach: The beach, The city, The shopping and of course, the famous nightlife. And even though you are very close to the hectic life of Patong, the resort is surprisingly quiet.
But it takes more than an excellent location to get it right: many resorts along the beach road are not as popular. So let us go through what’s good, and what’s not.
What’s Good at Holiday Inn Phuket?
The location is strategical and unique. The hotel has three entrances: one facing the beach (you need to cross the street to reach the beach) and two are on the shopping streets. OTOP is a famous night bazaar just behind Holiday Inn, and on the side are Hooters and Hard Rock Cafe.
There are two wings to choose from: the ‘Main Wing’, quite traditional in design and the ‘Busakorn Wing’ more luxurious with a modern Thai feel to it.
You can enjoy 5 swimming pools: Two huge main pools, plus two smaller for the guests of pool access rooms, and another large one dedicated to kids! We always enjoyed the vast square Busakorn pool and its very attractive pool bar.
A great spa, but no need to go into details here, in this kind of resorts, spa are great but about all the same.
A dedicated kids club, a bit out of the main areas, so other guests will not be disturbed, and kids get tons with activities.
Four excellent restaurants, one of them, ‘Sam Steak House’, has made its name long ago for serving… well, great steaks! (and an excellent Irish coffee you should not underestimate if you need to drive!). All restaurants have well-supplied wine cellars. The breakfast is excellent, and if you are like us, it often defines how the day starts!
Pool access rooms are the best, tranquil and with a vast shared pool, not a ‘bathtub’. Most rooms are large and renovated regularly, nicely fitted with more amenities than you need.
We could go on and on, but one of the keys of Holiday Inn popularity is the staff, genuinely caring. Many of them have been there for a very long time. No surprise there seems to be so many returning guests
What’s not so hot?
Well, it was hard to find something wrong with Holiday Inn Phuket. If you are not a ‘Patong Beach‘ kind of person, you might find it a bit too central, and the beach is rather busy in Patong. The fitness is also quite small for a resort of this size.
So if your choice is to be in the centre of everything, you can’t find better than the Holiday Inn. This is not a sponsored story: we were not paid to write it, and we did stay there several times.
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Holiday Inn Phuket Info
Location: Patong Beach
Address: 52 Thawewong Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150
Phone: 076 370 200
Open: 24 hours
Check-in: 2 pm – Check-out: 12 noon
Rates: See here rates for Holiday Inn Phuket
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