This was my first visit to Phuket and chose to stay in Phuket Town. I booked this hotel via booking.com at B1600 a night. By Bangkok standards I thought it was overpriced.
It seemed to me this was a hotel being used by Chinese group travel, everyday there were 4 coaches outside, I think I may have been the only non-Chinese in the hotel. The reception staff were good, no problem with English although they were a little limited and they seemed to warm to me as I was not Chinese!!
My room was on the 12th floor, very large with a sofa, large writing table, king size bed and dressing area next to the bathroom. Air con was OK but limited in performance. The view was the highlight of the stay from both my room and outside the room. There was some renovation work taking place on the 12th floor but in my experience that is not unusual in Thai hotels.
The buffet breakfast was an experience!! Obviously Chinese influenced with some western items. Eggs, chicken sausage, toast, cereal (one type), orange juice, coffee. Loads of Chinese food but none of the food looked that appetizing. The staff looked harassed, maybe the Chinese are difficult customers . . . I am not sure.
Although the I-Pavilion Hotel is large it is hidden away somewhat and it's a tuk tuk ride rather than a walk from either Phuket town or Phuket Old town. It does have good car parking that is not affected by the group travel coaches. There is a lovely cafe across the road and a noodle place adjacent.
There are many hotels to choose from in Phuket Town so I wouldn't automatically choose this one for a future visit but I would not dismiss it as a non starter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly renovated hotel in the heart of Phuket Town. Convenient for transfer to-from Phi Phi Island and other excursion. Great location for business trips. ... more less
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- I Pavilion Phuket Hotel Thailand