Take a look at the best luxury hotels in Patong.
BYD Lofts Boutique Hotel & Serviced Apartments is an upscale boutique property with apartment-style rooms, sleekly sophisticated decor, and an on-site modern art gallery that set it apart from other hotels and resorts in Patong. Set inside a boxy, contemporary building flooded with natural light, the property caters to a design-conscious crowd, and is within a 10-minute walk of the beach and nightlife venues. Airy suites are decorated with modern abstract paintings and shaggy rugs and have surround-sound entertainment systems, all-marble bathrooms, and full kitchens with sleek appliances. While the property lacks the appealingly rustic, beach-inspired flavor of many nearby hotels, its modern elegance is unmatched.
The Amari Phuket is an upscale resort in a peaceful setting away from the hustle and bustle of Patong, but close enough to offer plenty of activity for those who want it. The 197-room property offers direct access to a small private beach as well as two beautiful pools with ocean views, each set beside a restaurant. Guest rooms are clean and airy and have balconies with ocean views, large walk-in showers, and simple, modern decor. The hillside spa has an outdoor hot tub and an open-air gazebo treatment room, while a colorful kids' club makes this a practical choice for families seeking a quiet, coastal getaway. Wi-Fi is included, as is a daily buffet breakfast.
The Avista Hideaway Phuket Patong, MGallery by Sofitel is a luxury property perched on a lush hillside bordering Patong city that offers a quiet atmosphere and a modern, vaguely futuristic aesthetic. The 150 rooms and suites are decorated in metallics and rich earth tones, and have all have private balconies. On-site features include three infinity pools with poolside and swim-up bars, a spa with hillside views, a sleek rooftop terrace with a cocktail bar, and an opulent international restaurant. However, the resort's location on the outskirts of Patong make it less than ideal for those wanting to be in the center of the city's action.
The 314-room luxury Grand Mercure Phuket Patong is a stunning resort in central Patong, within walking distance of the famed Patong Beach and Bangla Night Road. Rooms are modern and have luxury bathrooms -- some also have balconies. The property is designed with the natural beauty of Phuket and Thailand’s cultural heritage in every tiny detail. Features include a craft-beer bar with 150 brews and a French patisserie, plus three lush lagoon-style pools. Those who prefer a luxury hotel right on the sand should consider La Flora Resort Patong, though its rooms aren't quite as impressive as the ones here.
With 398 rooms spread over two wings, the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is a four-pearl property home to gorgeous pools, a relaxing spa, and colorful kids' club. Rooms here are clean, spacious, and stylish, with chic bathrooms and amenities including bathrobes, free Wi-Fi, and mini-fridges. The hotel is across the street from the beach and in a busy area with plenty of bars and shops nearby. There are four on-site restaurants and a bar, with Charm Thai Restaurant receiving stellar reviews. Overall, this chain hotel has more panache than usual and rates are low.
Thavorn Beach Village & Spa is an old-school, four-pearl hotel built on one of Phuket's only private beaches. The location is a short drive from party-central Patong Beach, but the vibe at the Village is laid-back and focused on nature and families. The freeform swimming pool is a large draw, as are comfortable rooms and cottages with direct access to the beach. Staff schedules cultural activities and there are two full restaurants on-site, along with a pool bar and Nakalay Spa. Hillside rooms are reached using a vernacular, which can be fun for little ones but a bit inconvenient for those in a hurry. Overall, prices are low for a classic Thai hotel with traditional trimmings. Those looking for a hip ambiance (and rooftop bar) should try Sri Pawna Phuket.
With its authentic Thai decor, open-air bar and restaurant, and two beautiful pools, the upscale Burasari Resort provides an idyllic respite from the hectic pace of Patong. This 186-room property is right across from the beach and a short walk from the heart of the city, yet feels cozy and secluded thanks to its leafy, tropical grounds. A variety of room types are available, and all come with free minibars. The property's spa offers a host of pricey treatments, but the Thai and continental buffet breakfast is free. This is a good choice for couples seeking a relatively quiet, romantic stay within close proximity of livelier environs in Patong.
The 414-room Phukett Marriott Resort & Spa, Merlin Beach is a sprawling family-friendly resort located beachside on the outskirts of Patong. Rooms have private balconies with seating areas and while they vary a tad in terms of decor, all have air-conditioning and big bathrooms with separate showers and tubs. Resort features include multiple swimming pools (including a baby pool and a shallow kids' pool with a slide) plus tennis courts, a fitness center, spa, and a number of bars and restaurants. The location might be a bit remote for some visitors, as it's a 10-minute drive into Patong and there's not much within walking distance. If a central location is a priority, the Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is a similarly sized hotel, but it's right in the heart of Patong.
The 136-room Nap Patong is a stylish upscale resort tucked between the beach and nightlife, with a 24-hour front desk, paid airport transfers, a sleek outdoor pool, a spa, a fitness center, a souvenir shop, and a business center. Modern rooms come with flat-screen TVs, balconies, or rooftop terraces. Suites and villas, with kitchenettes and private pools, are also available. Note that Standard Rooms are small and the hotel requires a deposit at check-in.
The 71-room Impiana Resort Patong Phuket is a boutique resort in the lively town of Patong, and one of the few set right on the beach, putting it in an ideal location for travelers who crave both lazy beach days and exciting nightlife. With the sea on one side, and busy Bangla Road -- Patong's nightlife-packed central district -- on the other, the Impiana retains its quiet and secure beach retreat vibe. Rooms are cabana- or bungalow-style, all on one level, with private patios. Should the beach scene be too much, the hotel also has a palm-fringed pool; the hotel also has three restaurants and a beach bar. Families with kids may find the Impiana lacking in on-site activity options, though.
The 67-room, luxury La Flora Resort Patong is a hip boutique hotel located between the beach on one side, and Patong’s busy shops, street food, and nightlife on the other. One of Patong’s more expensive properties, La Flora provides the little extras, such as free in-room minibars (beer included) and GoFlex media players stocked with movies. The decor is modern, elegant, and Thai-inflected. Spacious rooms have spectacular bathrooms. La Flora’s two pools are designed for lap swimming, with no kids' sections or play areas.
The 333-room luxury Diamond Cliff Resort and Spa is a peaceful family-friendly resort conveniently located near the gorgeous Phuket beaches. Diamond Cliff is a quiet sanctuary; its three swimming pools set it apart from other area resorts. The atmosphere is traditional Thai, simple but lush, with plenty of local character. The resort has been around for 26 years and shows some wear, but rooms are clean and lovely, with pretty Thai fabrics, gold leaf, and lots of ornate wood. Watch out for extra fees for everything from Wi-Fi to use of the tennis court.
The 116-room Senses Resort is a hillside four-pearl hotel that offers panoramic Patong views from its rooftop pool, swim-up bar, and casual restaurant. Rooms also offer great city and sea views from balconies or terraces that have direct pool access. Suites include living rooms and dining tables. There's also, a modern fitness center and spa, airport transfers, and a tour desk. While the hillside location might make it difficult to walk around, the the steep climb brings great views.
The upscale Banthai Beach Resort & Spa caters to vacationers who want to be in the center of the Patong action, but not at the expense of peace and quiet. Although it's just a few minutes' walk from Patong Beach and Bangla Road nightlife, the property is calm, and offers three pools with swim-up bars. The 290 guest rooms have minibars, wood flooring, and lovely balconies with wood furnishings. Tropical plants and palms grow throughout the property, and interiors have a slightly edgy, modern elegance. Other pluses include a spa with an outdoor hot tub, large outdoor dining terraces, and a free buffet breakfast. While the property is quiet during the day, nighttime can be a bit noisy due to live music and bustling street life. Wi-Fi is only free in some rooms.
The four-pearl Kee Resort and Spa is a trendy party haven in the heart of Patong -- near the beach and Bangla Road -- with a lagoon-style pool, a swim-up bar, rooftop dining, cocktails, a spa, fitness center, and a youthful vibe and clientele. Hip, sleek, decor with splashes of color rules the rooms that come with flat-screen TVs, balconies, and poolside terraces. Some might find the party atmosphere -- especially the wild nights -- too noisy and too much.