Sunset Beach Resort
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We arrived on a sunny Friday morning into the island of Phuket and were immediately greeted with "you want tuk tuk I do good price my friend" by the hordes of awaiting locals outside the airport. Luckily we had pre booked a coach and over tired from 24 hours of travel and not sleeping at Singapore airport we …
We stayed at the sunset beach resort on the northern end of patong beach for 5 nights.
Sawwadi Ka!! Well we are here in Phuket, when we got here yesterday we were very tired so we accepted a room that wasn't meant to be our so we could go straight to bed, had been up since 4 and didn't get much sleep again, I think probably because I was being bitten by a mossie for a couple of hours. I now have 6 rather horrible looking bites, Tom …
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To say that our stay at the Sunset Beach Resort was amazing would be a serious understatement. Rarely does a resort live up to the hype surrounding it the way this one did. Between the always-friendly staff, the delicious free breakfast buffet, and the beautiful open-air cafe feel of its dining area this resort tempts you to stay put and spend your day lounging by the pool sipping a pina colada our of a fresh coconut. However, the proximity to beautiful Patong beach and Phuket's famed Bangla Road (shops and bars galore) is enough to beckon you to go exploring, which is easy to do when you rent a moped from the resort for an astonishingly cheap $10 per day! Not only would I recommend this resort to anyone visiting Phuket for the first time, but I also plan to stay here again when I make my way back to the breathtaking "land of smiles."
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSunset Beach Resort Patong
Historical Traveler Reviews Sunset Beach Resort Patong
First of all let me say the staff were fabulous. Breakfast included was great and I never tired of it in 11 days. Pool was lovely. Location not bad, though if I was right near the road I might think otherwise. On the down side the beds were like rocks. The rooms were basic...no frills at all and that is in a junior suite. Having said that, with a small child it didn't matter too much. I think it is good value for money...fairly inexpensive and certainly adequate. The restaurant food was great, no complaints at all and I think between us we must have tried most of the dishes.
We arrived at the Sunset Beach Resort on the 3rd of January for a 9 night stay. We were taken to our room (superior sea view) which was above the reception area of the hotel. Our room was overlooking the road and the beach....the road was very busy and noisy. We found there were two sections of the hotel-the section we were in (similar to motel standard), and another resort style section that surrounded the pool. The buildings were separated by a small carpark.
My Friend and I travelled to Phuket for the first time in May'05, we were not sure where to stay so the Travel Agent recommended the Sunset Beach Resort as it was within our budget. The travel agent had not stayed there so she could not rate it but it looked nice enough on the brochure. When we got to our hotel we were not overly impressed, but once we walked from the lobby to the main hotel complex we thought it was wonderful. It was nice that is was offset from the main road, our room was nice and clean we had a pool view room ( the pool was great and clean) and because we on the 3rd floor we got a view of the ocean aswell. The staff were nice and very helpful always acknowledging you, the food was good and pretty resonably priced and so was the alcohol. You also had a laundry aound the corner from the hotel which was very cheap. Even though the resort is not directly in Patong we didnt mind and they had a car leaivng from the hotel every 30 mins and even if you were late getting home you got a tuk tuk back which was cheap anway. In the end i could go on and on but I really have no complaints at all. Hopefully it will be as good as it was back in 05 as we are staying there again in Feb of this year (2007) and . Cant Wait!
Booked thru the dive centre, mid-range option. Liked the idea of being away from hectic Patong, too busy with my daily dive trips anyways.
I stayed here for 7 nights in early August, as part of a Creative Holidays package deal. Given the number of people I saw on the plane and at the hotel (with their little grey folders), it was obviously a popular package. If it wasn't for the fact the package was such a great deal, I would never ordinarily have considered staying at the Sunset Beach Resort. The hotel's website claims it is in North Patong but it is actually in Kalim Bay - a good 15 to 20 minute walk to Soi Bangla.
I stayed here for 2 nights with 4 others in Nov 06 and have mixed feelings about the hotel.
Had a great stay...
We stayed here for 4 nights early April... When we pulled up out the front of the resort I was a little worried that we may have made the wrong choice... However once we got into the lobby & could see the beautiful pool & waterfall I knew we were going to have a great holiday. We had a Junior suite & it was very spacious. This resort is not luxurious but it is very comfortable. I would not hesitate to stay here again. They had friendly staff & delicious food @ fantastic prices. The location was also good - Tuk Tuks right out the front to take you into the main area of Patong. There were always enough sun lounges by the pool & you never felt crowded. So if you want a comfortable resort just out of the main area of Patong you should consider staying @ Sunset Beach Resort.
The Sunset Beach is not a five star resort, but having said that the staff could not have been better.
The rooms are clean, spacey and serviced well.
They are always friendly and helpful, the resturant at the resort had lovely food and very cheap prices.
There is also a laundry ( independent of the hotel )right outside which wash and press all clothing for a fraction of what you would pay through the hotel.
We stayed at the resort with a group of nine ( 4 Adults, and 5 teenages and children )This is a very good hotel if you have children...
We have stayed at 5 star in phuket and that was very nice too, but will absolutely stay at Sunset Beach again - In fact we are booked in for Early May.
Nice 3 star hotel
Had a very nice vacation in sunset beach. Rooms were very clean and had all comfort (airco, seperate shower, safe, coffeemaker...) Pool was beautiful, and always enough sunbeds vacant. Breakfast and food in restaurant were ok, nothing special. Location was poor, 2km from patong beach, a very dangerous walk beside the beach road. There was transportation from the hotel till 9 pm. You can't swim in the sea in front of the hotel. But still a very good hotel for your money, for couples as wel as for singels
I went to Sunset Beach Resort with my family. There is a small road between Patong beach and the hotel. The agency I bought told that this is 3 stars hotel. The room is very good. It should be 4 stars. However, the lobby is small. There is a big pool. My wife read a book around the pool. It is quiet. There is round-trip shuttle bus to Patong town. It will be the problem, if there is not this shuttle. Because the price for taxi is 100 Baht!!.