Don’t get me wrong, from my experience the Ban Thai is a nice, comfortable and safe hotel.
But I felt this hotel just lacked that special something and I was a little underwhelmed when my girlfiend and I stayed there for 10 days in April 2012.
Located right in the heart of Patong, but setback enough from the main strip to avoid the noise of Singha-fuelled revellers, the hotel is clean and modern and boasts three large pool areas.
Each pool has its own characteristics and swim-up bar – with drinks at reasonable prices – local beers are about 100-150 baht and there’s an extensive cocktail list that average about 200 baht (plus tax and service charges).
You’ll get your grog for about a quarter of that at 7-11 or from street vendors, but if you take on board the service and paying for the privilege, you are still getting a pretty good deal by western standards.
As others before me have posted, on check-in we were welcomed with a refresher towel and exotic cool drink, while hotel staff prepared our room (we stayed in a superior room).
The third floor room was modern and clean, although the bath looked a little worse for wear and needed a good scrub.
The staff were friendly, their service was prompt and it usually came with a customary Thai smile.
There were a few minor cons that kept the hotel from being an absolute winner including:
*Our room was modern, but a little plain – we had issues with our sink and the water temperature in the shower went from icy to boiling hot;
*The TV in our room was super touchy – it was overly complicated and was a pain to use;
*Using the internet was highly overpriced – it cost about 150 baht for an hour – when most hotels are free.
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- Also Known As:
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