The best feature of this hotel is its location, both in terms of natural beauty and privacy…just a short tuk tuk or taxi drive from the heart of Patong, Bangala Road. Nestled in a hilly private cove at the southern end of patong beach.
The layout of the room buildings is spread out throughout the extensive resort property, so walking to go from the room to the lobby, beach, restaurants and swimming pools, including up long stairs, is part of the deal here. Three story beach front rooms have no elevators. Keep this in mind if an issue for you.
The views are spectacular from all angles…swimming pool deck, restaurants, walkways and lobby decks. The private beach cove is lovely especially in low tide. With lounge chairs and umbrellas to enjoy the lush gardens.
The restaurant food menu is extensive and varied, something for everyone. The service from all hotel staff is excellent, friendly and courteous, particularly in the main Talay restaurant.
The hotel runs four daily courtesy shuttle vans to the center of patong beach, about a 7 minute ride away…on your way back you’re on your own, having to negotiate with the greedy tuk tuk drivers (asking anywhere between 300 and 200 for the short ride back). Negotiated to 150 frequently!
Overall, an outstanding place to stay in Patong, blending the best features of a city hotel with the peacefulness and privacy of a small beach resort!