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Anchalee Inn
Ranked #99 of 395 Patong B&B and Inns
Arizona
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“very disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

This is definitely not a 3 star hotel as designated on several travel web-sites like Expedia. Don't stay here if you want a good place to sleep, as many young people whose idea of a good time in Patong is to stay out drinking until 5 in the morning will wake you up when they stagger back to their rooms. The wi-fi never worked despite several complaints about this over several days. The pool and fitness facilities look as if they haven't been used in years. One room had a very poor A/C system and this reviewer was told to wait a while (a few hours?) after it was turned on for relief from the hot, humid weather of Phuket. An upgrade to a better room provided a balcony with a view of the next hotel--about 5 meters away--and another hotel either undergoing construction or demolition, not exactly worth a look. The hotel is about 20 minutes walk from the beach, which is average in Patong, though many hotels are closer. Maybe this was a good hotel 20 years ago, but it's not a pleasant place now.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank me46Arizona
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achl, Manager at Anchalee Inn, responded to this review, 22 February 2012
The hotel was built 8 years ago and renovated last year.
The beach is 350 mt walk, 200 bird flight.
Wi-fi has been working all the times as far as the provider is not off, which happens sometimes but usually for very short periods of times.
Hugly building next door? yes, that's unfortunately true. Temporarily, I hope.
Noisy young customers? I am very sorry for the inconvenience. Please note though that this is an individual choice rather than the hotel's policy.
Sauna, swimmimng pool and fitness are very much used by many customers.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

Have just returned home on 9th January, having spent 10 nights at this hotel, Had a wonderful, fantastic time. Here is my views on this lovely inn:-

1. Richard the manager, his wife and staff are the most genuine and lovely people you can meet, they make you feel at home with their hospitality, nothing is off any trouble, just ask if you need anything.

2. Check-in is very fast, safe is located at front desk, this is manned 24hrs, which means it is very safe. These staff are most helpful.

3. Rooms, these are spotless, hot water at all times. very.very comfortable king size bed, change of towels daily ,these were made into animals by the maids,(these girls do a fantastic job, when you see some of the rooms they have to attempt to clean, oh dear) bathroom cosmectics replaced daily. kettle, dvd, television with english programmes. Don't understand what some people complain and want for the price of the room.

4. Food and Bar, the food is one of the best, if not the best restuarants in Patong, and the prices are very reasonable The bar has everything anyone could want. The bar staff can mix anything that you want, also give you some nice surprise cocktails. There is also a pool table free of charge.

5. Pool and Gym are also very good.

6. Internet is also free of charge, you only need to get both passwords and you can use it, in your room
never had any problems with the connection, worked a treat.

7. Location is great, close to beach, bars and shopping.

I must also add, it was my birthday when we were there, Richards wife gave me everything possible for gifts, drinks, champagne, shots, chocolate, flowers and a beautiful necklace, lovely lady.
I could go on and on about this lovely wee hotel, very glad we found it, give it a try, I would not listen to these negative reviews people write, for the price you pay - fantastic. We are hoping to go back in June to visit Richard and his wife, she is a beautiful person, their two little girls are smashing too, also his staff, so, roll on June, for both myself and husband.
Richard, wife and staff - keep up the good work, it is fantastic

Room Tip: De-luxe rooms are better, standard rooms don't have windows
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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15 Thank elliemaeScotland
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2011

If you like to enjoy with your family your holiday in a clean, convenient, cheap and safe hotel, this is the place.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms have balcony; good for my married son. Family room can accomodate my remaining entir...
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank Rajendra K
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Turin, Italy
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2011

I booked the hotel trough the website and i really like the place because of the friendly atmosphere and the very close to the beach still nested away from the chaos.
I suggest it for the families and young couples.

Room Tip: Higher floors are the best
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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14 Thank Rino S
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2011

Wehad booked in to this hotel for 9 nights (and prepaid) but left after one sleepless night, partly due to the hotel and partly due to Patong. The hotel entrance and reception is a bar/ restaurant and whe we arrived it smelled of curry and beer. The bedroom was small and slightly worn and the toilet/shower was tiny with the shower over the loo!! The view from the tiny balcony wa of the main road and thousands of elecrtical cables which you could almost reach out and touch! After a sleepless night of the bar being below us and open'till 1.00am, the busy main road and the walls being so thin you could hear the person next door's every move (even though he was not really noisy), we checked out, lost our money and moved to an excellent hotel in Karon Beach 3 miles out of smelly Patong.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank sandgrownun18
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achl, Owner at Anchalee Inn, responded to this review, 13 December 2011
Lot of things to learn from reviews, but I have the duty to object to your comments, because:

The cheaper of the others hotel which you reviewed costs more than three time this one.
Where you expecting the same facilities here?

The Hotel is called “Anchalee INN”. Would have we called it “Anchalee Tropical Jungle Resort” or “Anchalee Paradise of Peace and Perfection” we would have mislead readers. While instead, although the place is clean, comfortable and near to the beach, we still are a “Inn”, a simple downtown budget hotel with a restaurant on the ground floor. That’s a Inn. All online information, descriptions, pictures and reviews, pretty nicely describe the place as such. You know it because you did choose it yourself. Thus your “TIP” should rather be: “…. better research your destination”. It seems you ended up in the wrong place, and in fact you changed town the next day. We did not cheat you nor mistreated you, nor given you anything else than what you booked for. That’s why I am arguing with your review which is undeservedly rude.

Your room was 4 x 5 metres, which makes 20 m2. If that’s too small we also have rooms 35 and 45 m2 big, but those cost more, of course. Electrical cables looks pretty much the same all over Thailand, including in Karon Beach, 3 miles from here. Main road view is because we are on the main road. You could have asked for pool view instead, much quieter. And a crowded restaurant at dinner time which smells curry and food, does not leave me horrified, nor make me understand something should be improved. Actually … yummy!

I am sorry you did not like our place and even more sorry you left before time, but at the same time it should be clarified that were your wrong expectations which were deceived, while the hotel did you nothing wrong. Is it not?
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Additional Information about Anchalee Inn

Property: Anchalee Inn
Address: 271 Ratuthit 200 Pee Road | Patong Beach, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #99 of 395 B&Bs / Inns in Patong
Price range (per night): ₹ 1,281 - ₹ 3,168
Hotel Class:3 star — Anchalee Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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