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Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Review

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is an excellent hotel to get the best of many sides of Patong Beach: easy access to the beach across the street, shopping, dining and, of course, the famous nightlife. And even though you are very close to the hectic life of Patong, the resort is surprisingly quiet.

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket

Holiday Inn Phuket has been a success story for a long time, and the team ensures it stays this way year after year. Overseas travellers don’t usually associate the brand ‘Holiday Inn’ with luxury island resorts, but here, they are in for a pleasant surprise.

Holiday Inn Phuket

But it takes more than an excellent location to get it right in Phuket: many resorts along the beach road are not as popular. So let us go through what we liked.

What’s good at Holiday Inn Resort Phuket?

The Location

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket location is strategic and unique. The hotel has three entrances: one facing the beach (you must cross the street to reach the beach) and two on the shopping streets. OTOP is a famous night bazaar just behind Holiday Inn, and on the side are Hooters and Hard Rock Cafe.

Paring Beach Sign

The Resort

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.

You can enjoy five swimming pools: Two huge main pools, two smaller ones for the guests of pool access rooms, and another large one dedicated to kids! We always enjoyed the vast square Busakorn pool and its lovely pool bar.

Terrazzo at Holiday Inn Phuket

A great spa with a vast list of treatments, massages and facials.

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 perfect, 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.

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket

We could go on and on, but one of the keys to Holiday Inn Resort Phuket’s popularity is the staff, who is 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 relatively small for a resort of this size.

Busakorn Wing at Holiday Inn Phuket

So if your choice is to be in the centre of everything, you can’t find it better than the Holiday Inn.

Holiday Inn Resort Phuket Photos

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Holiday Inn Resort 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
Bookings: see the rates
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HolidayInnResortPhuket/


Range: 4-star
Swimming pools: 3 (960 sqm)
Restaurants and bars: 4
Distance to the Beach: across the street
from the airport: 36 km
to Phuket Town: 14 km
to Patong Center: 1.6 km

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Willy Thuan
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run Phuket101.net and manage large international online travel guides.