Guest friendly hotels Patong 2017 update: All the information below is first-hand from my last trip to Patong in 2017. I visited many hotels, spoke to staff/owners and took new pics. New high-resolution photos added.
What’s new in 2017? There are still no 5-star guest friendly hotels in Patong within walking distance to Bangla road. They don’t allow visitors or charge high joiner fees: 1000-2000+ baht. Almost all 4-star hotels in the area are not guest friendly too. The Royal Paradise hotel is not guest friendly anymore. It was guest friendly at the time of my visit but I received a new email from the staff. They charge 1000 baht joiner fee. Byd Lofts (number 0 on the map) is the only option for a 4-star guest friendly hotel in Patong, close to Bangla. One excellent mid-range hotel almost at the Patong beach and very close to Bangla road – Ella Bed hotel, number 7 below. I would add Coconut village resort to the mid-range hotels list but the hotel was fully booked at the time of my visit and I couldn’t take new photos. They don’t charge joiner fees anymore if you book a room for two people, info from the reception. I found an excellent cheap option, close to the action – Hacienda Resort, number 8 on my list below.
All best guest friendly hotels Patong below are located within walking distance to Bangla road, the center of Phuket’s nightlife and Patong beach. Many hotels in Patong are not guest friendly. Some hotels charge a high joiner fee or have a strict “no guests allowed” policy. The location is also very important in Patong. There is a tuk tuk mafia and the tuk tuks charge 200 or more baht even for a short distance. To avoid disappointment, follow the two golden rules:
- Always book a room for two people.
- Make sure your guest has an ID.
Top 10 guest friendly hotels Patong
0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 – guest friendly hotels Patong; B – beer bars; G – go-go bars
Cheap and mid-range guest friendly hotels Patong
1. Summer Breeze Hotel $26+
Summer Breeze hotel is one of my favourite hotels and one of the best guest friendly hotels in Patong, for sure. I stayed there in 2015. Top hotel and great value for money. Two minute walk to Bangla road and beer bars and ten minute walk to the beach. Big and clean rooms with comfortable beds and desk. Clean bathrooms and showers with hot water and good water pressure. The aircon works really well. Free wi-fi. In room safe, mini bar and LCD TV. Very good food at the restaurant and excellent breakfast. Incredibly helpful staff and friendly owner. The staff cleans the rooms quickly when you leave the room.
No lift. No swimming pool.
No lift, so avoid the higher floors. The staff speak good English and know everything in the area. They can help you with the activities you like. The hotel offers same day laundry service. You can rent a motorbike direct from the hotel and avoid the scam.
2. R Mar Resort and Spa $56+
R Mar Resort has a very good location. Five minute walk to Bangla road and ten minute walk to the beach. Rooms are huge and clean with mini bar, desk and free wi-fi. Clean bathrooms. The pool is fantastic – huge, clean and excellent for swimming. Probably the best swimming pool from all guest friendly hotels Patong. There is also a good bar area. The buffet breakfast is very good, an excellent choice of western and Asian food. Very friendly and helpful staff.
Not enough plug sockets to charge up your stuff.
The deluxe rooms facing the pool area are great. Unplug the kettle to have an extra plug socket for your stuff. There is a shuttle bus to Patong beach every hour. Very good massage places and laundry service nearby.
3. The Yorkshire Hotel $32+
I stayed twice at The Yorkshire Hotel. Excellent location right opposite the Bangla road and nightlife, five minute walk to the beach and Jungceylon shopping mall is just around the corner. ATMs and money exchanges nearby. The deluxe rooms are amazing – newly renovated, big, clean and nice decorated with safe, lcd tv and mini bar. The aircon is good and quiet and the wi-fi has a good speed. Efficient staff and manager. Very nice outdoor swimming pool and great sauna. Superb restaurant with great food. Fully equipped gym.
Standard rooms are too small. Food prices are a bit high.
Book a deluxe room. Try the full English breakfast.
4. Patong Hemingway’s Hotel $28+
I stayed once at Patong Hemingway’s hotel. Guest friendly hotel centrally located in the heart of Patong. Walking distance to everywhere, no need to use the overpriced tuk tuks. Just a few minute walk from Bangla Road nightlife, Jungceylon shopping mall and the beach but far enough from the noise. Plenty of eating places nearby. Spacious and clean rooms with large bathrooms, free wi-fi, lcd tv, cold minibar and safe. Good aircon and hot shower with good pressure. Nice rooftop pool and bar. The downstairs restaurant has a great range of thai and western food and drinks at very reasonable prices. Friendly and helpful staff.
Limited parking place
Three hotels have very similar names. Check the hotel name and the location in advance. Great city view from the rooftop bar.
5. Hemingways Silk Hotel $25+
Hemingway’s Silk hotel is a very good new hotel (built 2014) in Patong. Probably the newest from all guest friendly hotels Patong. Good value for money. Good location. Only five minute walk to Bangla Road and nightlife but far enough away from the noise. Ten minute walk to the beach. Everything is new. Huge, clean rooms and comfortable beds. Good and free wi-fi, lcd tv and in room safe. The blinds are perfect for day sleepers. Large and clean bathrooms with great showers. Nice pool and rooftop bar. Very friendly and helpful staff.
The food at the restaurant is ok but not great.
Rooms at the back are more spacious. You can rent a bike right opposite the hotel. There’s also a 7/11 across the road and good massage parlour close to the hotel.
6. C&N Hotel $27+
No swimming pool.
7. Ella Bed Hotel $32+
It’s for sure one of the few guest friendly hotels in Patong very close to Patong beach. The beach is right across the road. Five minute walk to Bangla road. New modern rooms with minimal design, flat tv, good wi-fi and clean bathrooms. Private entrance with a keycard.
Steep stairs and no elevator. The hotels has 4 floors.
8. Hacienda Phuket $12+
Probably the best cheap option for a guest friendly hotel in Patong. The high season rates are not much higher. Unbeatable location on a quiet soi right opposite the Bangla road. The rooms are not small with clean bathrooms, desk, flat TV and Wi-Fi. Nice alley with palm trees in front of the rooms.
9.@White Patong Hotel $21+
I stayed once at @White Patong Hotel. One of the cheapest options on the guest friendly hotels Patong list. Top location right opposite the eastern end of Bangla road. Five minute walk to the beach and Jungceylon shopping center is just next door. Nice and good sized rooms with comfy beds, good aircon, safe, fridge and LCD TVs. Rooms are quiet, despite the traffic outside. The free wi-fi is outstanding. Clean bathrooms. Showers with hot water and good water pressure. Great food at the lobby restaurant.
Basic hotel. No lift.
Ask for a lower floor if climbing steps is a problem. Some front rooms can be a little noisy but have nice view of the street. The back rooms are quiet but no view.
Luxury guest friendly hotels Patong
Number 0 on the map.
It’s hard to find a luxury guest friendly hotel in Patong within walking distance to Bangla road. The only exception is BYD Lofts Boutique Hotel. The hotel has only 4 stars but it’s more like a 5-star hotel. It’s not cheap but you really get what you pay for. The hotel is located far enough away from the noise of the nightlife, but only a fifteen minute walk from Bangla road. Five minute walk to Patong beach. Very comfortable, modern, spotlessly clean and well-furnished apartments with huge and comfortable beds. Fully equipped kitchens and large balconies. Beautiful bathrooms with powerful walk-in shower. Fridge, coffee machine, safe, DVD player, smart TVs, fast and free wi-fi. Nice rooftop pool. Great breakfast. Polite and friendly staff and owner.
All apartments are great. Try the in-room oil massage. There are gyms, pharmacies, tailors, laundries, massage places and 7/11 store all within two minute walk.
Aspery Hotel $26+
I removed the hotel from the top 10 guest friendly hotels Patong list as it is a bit far from Bangla road (10 minute walk).
The hotel is very guest friendly. You can bring as many girls as you want free of charge. Two girls in the same time, no problem! Located on a quiet soi. Five minute walk to the beach. Nice, clean rooms with new furniture, clean bathrooms, aircon, led TV, in room safe, excellent Wi-Fi. Nice rooftop pool. Friendly and helpful staff.
10 minute walk to Bangla road
See also a map of all known guest friendly hotels in Patong.
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