Salathai Resort Phuket
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Salathai Resort Phuket Reviews
Cozy little resort Apr 02, 2008
If you are tired of the luxury type of hotel like Marriott or Hilton, then Salathai is definitely the one you should go for. We use to stay in Patong Beach Hotel in Phuket, is expensive and luxury but this time we like to try something different – something that is cheap, cozy and yet not too cheesy.
Salathai has a very good location. Surrounded by restaurants, hotels and it is only a 2 minutes walk to the beach. We walked to the mall, to the beach, to restaurants and the most happening road by night – the Bangla Road. When we are too tired of walking, a tuk tuk (local open-air taxi) is very easy to get and is very cheap. They are everyway, never worry if you ever get lost, a tuk tuk will bring you back to your hotel.
We were pleased that the staffs speak good English – they understood what we wanted and we have no problems at all. They even remembered our room number. We walked to the beach and decided to leave the room key at the reception. Upon arrival the hotel, the staff already has our key in hand!
The buffet breakfast is good. Not some cheesy continental breakfast…A mixture of Asian and Western dishes that suits everyone. I love the Asian food while Charlie loves the Western food; therefore we were very happy at breakfast.
All the rooms have pool view that surrounded by trees and orchid plants. The swimming pool is big and it looks clean. We didn’t use the pool because we would rather jump into the sea! We stayed at the deluxe room on the ground floor before we leave for Phi Phi Island. Unfortunately we couldn’t get the deluxe room again when we return from the island. The superior room is located on the 1st floor which is not bad at all. The only difference is deluxe room has a bath tub while superior only shower. What is worth mentioning is they have the most powerful shower head in the world! (Ok, maybe not in the world but at least we have never enjoyed a shower like that) We even cancelled one night in Phi Phi because we wanted to come back to Salathai so bad! We didn’t enjoy Phi Phi so much therefore we decided to cancel one night. If it is not because of Salathai was fully booked, we would have cancelled 2 nights! (I will write a detail review on our Phi Phi trip.) Charlie took a little longer time in the shower every day! The shower is powerful yet gentle on our body…
The resort is so well designed. The restaurant is at the front part of the hotel so you can watch people passing by when you enjoying your meal. The reception and the tour desk is behind the restaurant. There are 2 computers available for their guests as a business center. They offer free internet service which came as a surprise to us! Most of the luxury hotels we stayed, we will have to pay for a ridiculous price for internet. After the reception, you are totally in a different world! You will see a big swimming pool, surrounded by tress and plants. It totally shields you from the noise and the hectic traffic from the road. Is so peaceful…….
Overall, the resort is clean and comfortable. Definitely a great place to relax.
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Salathai Resort Phuket Overview
The Salathai Resort is only 45 minutes away from Phuket International Airport, 15 minutes from Phuket town, and 2 minutes from the gorgeous beach. The hotel is ideally located in the heart of Patong Beach, where white sands meet the turquoise Andaman Sea. Many recreational facilities such as golf courses, shopping centres and nightlife are within easy reach.
Built in 2000, accommodation in this 41-room club resort hotel is deliberately designed to suit every taste, with 4 different room types in the 3-storey contemporary Thai style buildings. Furthermore, the hotel offers guests facilities including a lobby, 24-hour reception, a hotel safe, a currency exchange service and room and laundry services.
All of the rooms face the open-air pool and their interior reflects Thai culture. Both twin and double beds are available in each room type. Guest rooms have a luxurious space with a balcony where guests can enjoy sunbathing in privacy. Furthermore, all the rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms with a shower and a bathtub, as well as a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/cable TV, Internet access, a minibar, a fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, centrally regulated air conditioning and a safe.
The hotel provides guests the following sport and entertainment facilities: a swimming pool with a children's pool, a Jacuzzi with high pressure massage jets, a magazine corner, sun decks and a poolside snack bar. The hotel also has a tour desk and a spa where guests can enjoy a signature massage. In addition, the hotel can offer guests banana boating, water skiing, jet skiing, motor boating, diving, wind surfing, sailing, canoeing, tennis, archery, horse riding, mountain biking, bowling, mini golf and golf as further activities at the resort. There is also an entertainment programme offered.
The hotel provides a breakfast buffet in high and peak seasons, and for the green season an a la carte menu is provided.
Salathai Resort Amenities