BanThai Resort Patong, Beach Rd – Phuket
Walking into the BanThai, you almost feel like you are walking into a jail – a very beautiful, lush spectacular jail; the only reason I bring up the term jail is because it is walled off and you would not even know it was their if your driver did not pull in and have the guard open the gate! You will pull up to the large circular drive way and get out of the Tuk Tuk or Taxi, it is now you will start to understand the sheer magnitude of this resort! You walk up a long hall way with a pong running down the middle and up to reception; either side you can look and see the pool with bar and some of the rooms.
The BanThai offers 7 different room style’s that very between 35sq.meter in size and 350 sq.meter in size. Obviously there is some price difference between the 2 rooms; a large one at that – this guide will help you navigate your way to find which room would be best for you! The most basic room is the Superior – it offers all the basics you need including Air Con, your own bathroom, towns and so forth! The room and decorated perfectly although the bathroom is a little small, it can get cramped if you have a 2nd person with you!
2 steps up you might consider a Deluxe Pool Room, again it is only 35sq.meter and the bathroom is rather small; but you are given access to your own private section of the swimming pool that only 2 other rooms would have access to. The same facilities are provided in this room, and would be an excellent choice for someone trying to impress a girl! If you have a little money to burn, the Grand Suite is a spectacular choice that would be perfect for a small family or a family with 1 teenager! The BanThai’s Grand Suite is a very roomy 136 sq.meter, offers 2 bedrooms, large screen TV, In room safe, Wifi and everything anyone could ever need! The room is very expensive so you should be careful how much you can spend – worth the money if you spare it!
The BanThai is not only a resort that offers luxurious rooms; the hotel offer’s a number of services and facilities any traveler would be keen to try out and enjoy considering it so cheap to do in Phuket, even at the hotel! The BanThai offers a number of Restaurants that offer Foreign, Thai and Western Food – the Port Restaurant is one would is very popular among Expats and well of Thai’s. The hotel also offers a number of bars for guest’s to drink at, Y Lounge is extremely trendy and for the younger crowd while Blah Blah Bar is for the older generation with softer music and a nicer ambiance.
BanThai Patong has 3 swimming pools, each with a pool bar. The BanThai Spa is one that must be experienced! With Beauticians, Face Therapists and Expert Masseuse been flown in from all over the world to work in there luxurious spa, it is one that every wife and girlfriend will be excited and eager to try out – maybe more then once! There are a number of ATM’s on site and a free shuttle service to Phuket Town that runs every hour. The BanThai offers a Tour Desk, Tourist Information Centre, PC Rental and much more! A definite experience if you are considering!