We stayed here for one night, before catching the ferry to Phi Phi the following morning. We caught a bus from phuket airport (85B) which took an hour to reach the Phuket Bus terminal. From here, it is only a five minute walk to Sunwest Guest House.Yes there are some dancing girl clubs around as another reviewer has mentioned, but the area did not feel unsafe or uneasy. 7-11 very close for ATM and snacks.
On arrival we checked in no problem, paid 200B key deposit. Got a double room on the fourth floor. Room was spacious, and had a fridge and TV. Nice clean bed linen and towels provided, and toiletries in the bathroom. Shower didn't have much power behind it, and looked a bit old, but worked fine. Lovely wallpaper on the walls and secure keyless entry to the room. My only gripe is that there wasn't much lighting in the room - only two bedside lamps for the whole room, which still left the room quite dark. It's the same down by the computers in the lobby - very weak spotlights on the ceiling.
Wifi is available (ask for the logon info from reception) but it's quite slow, in the end I gave up and used the computers that are in the lobby (super fast, and free!). Drinks and a few nibbles available for sale at reception, so you don't have to walk to the shop just for a bottle of water. There's also a guest kitchen where you can cook up your own meals.
The girl at reception was extremely helpful - she called our tour company twice for us when the taxi transfer to the ferry pier was nearly an hour late, and made sure we got off ok. She really couldn't have done more to help, she was fantastic. Also I saw another lady sweeping, watering plants, just generally taking care of the place, and it made it a really lovely stay. I would definitely stay here again.
- Also Known As:
- Sunwest GuestHouse Phuket/Phuket Town