I´ve stayed in a number of hotels in Patong over the past months and in line with my policy of only submitting to Trip Advisor when I have something to say (ie either commenting on a disaster or a very pleasant experience) ... well here I am again on a thorough recommendation.
I read some of the below comments about the hotel being situated next to a very nasty, smelly river. Well, the river is, in fact, a creek and is tidal. No getting away from it that the smell is overpowering but, hey, this is Thailand and poor people do tend to throw their faeces and old rubbish wherever they can. This is not Royal Tunbridge Wells. Tourists must adapt.
So, APART from this little set back (and many Patong hotels will be situated next to dodgy drainage or smelly outlets) I can honestly say that (as long as you keep the windows closed ... which you normally would because of the air con) then this has to be one of the most pleasant, cost effective stays in Patong.
The hotel is two years old though looks newer. The room (I had 711) was absolutely spotless. With modernist architecture (nice shower room) and a central consol which controls effective a/c and all the lights you could think you were in a 5 star hotel. Comfortable bed and crisp linen added to the feeling of quality.
I´ll mention specifically the marvellous brekkie which served Thai food, great fresh bread and cakes. You can ask the chefs to cook bacon and eggs and chicken sausages (better than they sound). I reckon this is the best Patong hotel brekkie you can get but be sure to have it included in the room price otherwise it costs.
Position wise, very convenient for the best (quietest) part of the beach and near to some very nice bars and restaurants. If you insist on hitting Bangla then you have a 15 minute walk. The staff were great and I noticed they were training a large number of newbies whose number one lesson must have been Smile!
I got the room on a last minute deal ... 1600 baht for two including brekky and taxes. Booked direct. Well worth the money in my books. Thoroughly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blue Ocean Resort is located at about 5 minutes walk to the Patong Beach, and about 10 Minutes to the main city center - Bangla Road, and the Popular Jungceylon Shopping Mall. It is just close enough to Patong's Main Charming Attractions, but far away enough from all the hassle and the noisy areas of Patong. Blue Ocean also offers excellent Indian Cuisines, as well as great delicious selections of Thai and European ones. Breakfast has a nice variety. High Speed Internet and Free Wifi can be enjoyed from the rooms as well as the Public Areas of the resort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Ocean Hotel Patong
- Blue Ocean Resort Patong, Phuket