A good hotel in a great location
Hotel Indigo Phuket is a compact luxury hotel with a convenient location in Patong, just a short walk from the beach and from the famous Bangla Walking Street. The hotel is a 180 rooms L shaped building with a rooftop pool, plus a second pool for the exclusive use of the pool access rooms. It also a high satisfaction rating and positive reviews on social media.
This second option was the most attractive and we treated ourselves for a weekend in a pool access room, and it was definitely an excellent decision if you plan to discover Patong nightlife.
The room is not particularly large but well designed with a few touches of fun decorations, especially in the big bathroom. To be able to walk straight from our room down into the pool is what we enjoyed the most. We appreciated even more once we saw how crowded the rooftop pool was!
There are only 9 pool access rooms, so that part of Indigo was tranquil, 2 other couples only were enjoying the dedicated loungers of their small terrace. Each room has a very tiny terrace but you can walk across the water to enjoy one of the beach chairs set in the water. Very relaxing.
The room has a bathtub, an oversized sink and mirror with makeup lights, a big TV with lots of channels to choose from. There is a full mini-bar plus a good espresso machine with capsules, which is easy to use and tastes great (better than average). The bed is large and very comfortable, surrounded by many plugs! There is no real working area to set up your computer but a comfortable chair with a small table worked just as well.
As mentioned earlier, the rooftop pool is beautifully designed, with a swim-up bar on one edge. Unfortunately, because of this cool feature and because of the limited size of the wooden terrace, it gets full very fast. If you wish to reserve a lounger and spend some time in the sun, you better come early. The hotel provides a vast open area in the back in the case all the chairs are occupied, but it’s a bit too plain and too hot to be really attractive. As there was no lounger or even seats available up there, we retreated in the relative privacy on our room.
The Cloud Rooftop Pool Bar is open from 10 am to 7 pm. On the 4th floor, guests can find a superb fitness centre with floor to ceiling windows, offering views of Patong and even equipped with a Muay Thai ring.
The Butcher’s Garden is a vast restaurant with a large garden where you probably take your breakfast, and maybe lunch and dinner as well. We, of course, enjoyed the included breakfast buffet and we helped ourselves to a very large choice of dishes and treats, Asian and European.
Pots, Pints and Tikis is a bar opened in the evening, serving a good selection of tapas, pizzas, burgers and even Thai food, perfect to start the night before walking to Bangla Walking Street. Everybody knowns that you should never party on an empty stomach!
And if you prefer to stay around tonight, enjoy their many cocktails (350 baht), local draught beers (starting 100 baht) draught crafts beers (170 baht) and wine by the glass (starting 340 baht). Happy Hour is from 5 pm to 8 pm on selected drinks.
What’s around Indigo
Hotel Indigo is 400 m from the beach, just a 3 minutes walk, 750 m from Bangla Walking Street or 9 minutes walk, and 900 m to Jungceylon or 11 minutes walk. In addition, there are plenty of restaurants, seafood, bazaars and shops everywhere around.
The hotel is well designed and the team always very helpful. The concept is right and attractive, and the location is obviously the main selling point. There is not much view to enjoy from any of the rooms since the hotel in on the main road. The price is a little high but the details and location make up for it.
Hotel Indigo Phuket Info
Location: Patong Beach
Address: Rat U Thit 200 Pee Rd Patong Phuket, Phuket 83150
Open: 24 Hours
Phone: 076 609 99