Sunset Beach Resort
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So after spending 4 days in Bangkok it was nice to get away from that smelly place. Arriving at our new hotel ibis in patong. It was very nice had a really nice swimming pool, nice air con room no more than a 15 min walk into Bangla road. We was very happy with this choice. We chilled out mostly in Phuket cause we had the nice pool to laze around. We went out on the **** one night hitting Bangla road. Started off in tiger bar. It is a ...
... a fishing market and restaurants. Its interesting, the crabs, lobsters and some fish are a alive in tubs, some pretty reef fish in blues, yellows and pinks lay in trays of ice, it has a real fish market smell about it so we decide not to eat here as Genelle and Mark won't eat seafood. Maybe another day, but it looks clean enough.
We then drive up to the Central Plaza, Phukets version of a Westfield shopping centre. Dale buys a T shirt, And we have an ice cream and a few chips ...
... we were unable to go and the guy bitterly drove off on his motorbike, taking our wonderful scratch cards with him.
I personally find it interesting that companies will play every tactic they can to lure you in, and this obviously includes employing Westerners to do their marketing in an attempt to remove your natural distrust of locals. This clearly must work as later in the day another Westerner on a motorbike attempted to direct us towards a nearby ...
We slept very well and woke up around 3:30 AM. There was still a party out in the street until 6:30 AM as the streets started to light up from the daylight. Karen and I had a freshly squeezed pineapple and just walked around on the street. Kelsey and Courtnay were up around 5:30 AM so we went to get fresh cut up ...
... got ready to go to the Muay Thai fight night. The fights were actually more fun to watch than I thought they would be. We had ringside seats and the room had great energy… we were making bets on our favorites and having drinks… perfect Friday night! The night started with children and the weight classes progressed all the way to full grown adults (I have to see say each age group was equally entertaining). Muay Thai involves mainly standing kicking strikes. It’s ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSunset Beach Resort Patong
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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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!!.