Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort
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Not much to say about Phuket really, as we had gone there for a much needed break after the Indochina loop and also to catch up on the blog which was weeks behind. We had managed to blag a poolside villa in Patong Beach for the princely sum of $91 a night, a very small price to pay for some much needed luxury and a decent bed with TWO pillows at …
We set out from the hotel at 0600 in the dark, aware that we would be overtaken by the sun en route to Britain.... The flight home was generally uneventful. We had the pleasant surprise of "winning" $120 at Singapore airport and only having 40mins between flights to spend it! The tiny, elderly oriental lady who was pushing me about in my wheelchair lead us straight to the liquor store whereby ...
... left into Rat-u-Thit Rd, walked back and stopped at tour desk to organise minibus for airport. Luckily we did cause Alex had the wrong hotel listed on our tours for the next 2 days. So fixed that, then walked back and chilled at hotel for the rest of he afternoon.
Went to movies in the afternoon "Jack the Giant Slayer"
... time, but thanks to the helpful staff at our hotel who got on the phone, we found out we weren't actually getting picked up until 3.30pm. Not a problem really. We had access to the swimming pool, sun beds, a bar or in my case a nice shady place to sit and read (well actually I kept dosing off due to a late night before). This first bus turned up on time at 3.30pm, taking us to the train station in Nakhon Pathom. The journey only took an hour and a half but it ...
... Jack". The entry to the hongs for the most part required us to lie flat while going through the "cave" to the interior opening of the hong island. Of course, they time this to be at low tide ... if one were to dally too long inside, they would have to wait until the following day to get out since the rising tide makes the ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Baan Yin Dee Boutique Resort Patong
What more could I possibly add to the review of Jan. 9th?! We spent an entire week here after traveling around Thailand and it was the rest we needed. We got there a day earlier than expected (called ahead first) and lucky to get the only room available (deluxe). We were amazed by the sheer size of it and couldn't imagine what awaited us the next day when we were to checked in to the Senior Suite.
We arrived New Year's eve from Hong Kong to Baan Yin Dee. It was our first time to Phuket and as the taxi from the airport came up over the hill to patong, my partner and I became incredibly nervous...patong is like a miniature new york city on the beach. There is a lot to do, but it's loud and not very relaxing. We passed through the southern end of patong and drove up the hill to Baan Yin Dee. As soon as we pulled up, I breathed a sigh of relief. The hotel is beautiful and serene. It's close enough to the action to make it convenient to great restaurants and shopping, but far enough away to make you feel like you're on vacation.
I just completed a stay at Baan Yin Dee this week, and I have to say, I was quite impressed overall with the resort and the rooms.
OK but not great
This small resort is located on a main road which gets a fair amount of noise day and night from trucks, cement mixers and other vehicles. All rooms experience this noise, especially the more expensive rooms.
The service was average and food at the restaurant adequate but meagre and uninspiring. The staff at the resort seemed disinterested and most speak little English.
The pools are very nice but underheated compared to other hotels. Some of the furniture/fittings were in need of repair.
The location is elevated with quite spectacular views of Patong Beach.
On arrival at the hotel, I was greeted with the usual outstanding level of Thai hospitality.
We stayed at Baan Yin Dee for a week in August 2005, had 2 junior suit rooms (1 for me and the wife the other for the 2 kids).
We stayed at the Baan Yin Dee for 5 nights at the start of July and had a most relaxing holiday. Although it only has 21 rooms / suites the amenities on offer are superb and our room (204) was spacious and had everything we could need. The bath was the largest we have ever been in together and the decor and cleanliness could not be faulted. The staff were all very efficient and friendly.
Great Place to stay
I stayed at this hotel for three days in February 2005. It is a wonderful hotel with lots of charm and a great staff. I stayed in one of the larger rooms and it was very nice. The bed was large and very comfortable and the bathroom was spacious with a large tub. There is a nice resteraunt at the front of the hotel with a good wine list and great food. It is located a few miles from downown patong, a privat car is provided to transport guests to town at any time. If you are looking for a quite botique hotel, I highly recomend this hotel.
My partner and I decided to have a break in Thailand in September 2004. We were going to be away for 8 nights and decided to have 4 nights in Kata Noi in 5 star luxury and then to move on to the livelier area of Patong. After a lot of searching we decided to stay at the Baan Yin Dee Boutique Hotel. It looked fabulous from its website .... located close to the beach on a hillside with breathtaking views over Patong Bay. With just 20 rooms we thought the experience would be more intimate and personal.
I found this hotel surfing the net. My partner & I are not overly rich but we love to travel and we like to stay in small boutique type hotels. Most of them especially in Mexico and the States are just too expensive for us. In Asia and Indonesia this is not the case. Also we Australian and New Zealand travellers have different opinions and attitudes to travelling as opposed to Americans. This hotel was a great find. It is up on a hill away from the main town but with views overlooking the beach. The hotel offers a car service down to the beach but you have to find your own way back. Our room was sensational with a beautiful terrace which you could access the swimming pool from. Wow! Beautiful teak furniture and marble sunken bath. Just a nice quiet, intimate hotel with superb decor and landscaping. Most of the guests were European. I can't really do the place justice so look on their website to see photos. Really cheap too. We didn't like Phuket that much. Very expensive for shopping compared to Bangkok. There are better beaches in Thailand than the main beach at Phuket.