Thavorn Grand Plaza Hotel
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We have stayed in quite a few hotels on this trip - some unexpected such as our forced stay in Singapore at the Crown Plaza (really nice) - others planned and paid for in advance. I guess that since we're a family of 8 we haven't wanted to pay for five star accommodation so have tended to use hostels and smaller hotels.
We stayed at the …
We had an early start on the journey home, travelling to the Ferry in the ute, much to their delight Ella and Sonja had to sit in the back on top of the luggage. A different ferry this time, we all could have sat and sun bathed on the roof but it was just way too hot! There was no docking in PhiPhi though, we had to transfer to another boat mid- …
... the west coast as our base. Many of the buildings in the old town are in the sino-Portuguese style with pretty facades that are lit up in different colours in the evening. The old town had a nice mix of cafés, bars, and markets and a bohemian artsy feel to it. It was also a convenient base from which to explore some of the rest of the island. We caught the bus to Wat chalong and hiked up a steep hill to the Big Buhda which stands proudly ...
... a restaurant. $3 can buy you basil chicken, cashew chicken, green or red curry, massaman curry or any type of thai noodle dish you could want. We haven’t gotten sick once yet, despite the scarey places we have eaten at the road side stalls. It is always an amusing waiting game for a few hours after eating to see how we will go :) All part of the fun right?
We found our favourite place in Phuket on our last day there. Id read about a certain beach ...
... community. I felt privileged to be able to take a first-hand look at how these fishermen spend their days.
Next, I got to ride an ox while Casey and two other travelers from London were in the cart being pulled by the ox. It was a rather bumpy ride, and we did not move very fast or go very far. But, it still was an experience!
Deeper into the jungle, we hiked until we got a waterfall. On the way to the waterfall we ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThavorn Grand Plaza Hotel Phuket Town
Big rooms, clean, staff helpful. As a party of 7 we stayed in Dorm room and deluxe double with an extra bed. This hotel is ageing, but gracefully. Facilities are good, location in Phuket town fine. We would happily stay here again.
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