Le Meridien Phuket Hotel

, Phuket, Thailand
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Le Meridien Phuket Hotel

5 star

Rooms: 470

8 Moo 1 Tumbon Karon Amphur Muang - Phuket - 83000 - Thailand (76) 340-480/5
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10/10
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Submitted by: Alan Freeman in 29/08/06
  • Age Group: 51 - 60
  • From: New Zealand
  • Traveller type: Budget Traveller
This was our 3rd stay at Le Meridien.What a wonderful place to stay. It is close to Patong-the main tourist centre. The staff are exceptional-happy to make your stay enjoyable.You have the choice of a perfect beach, or one of about 5 luxury pools. You will never get a better place for a holiday.
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9/10
Great Beach Resort
Submitted by: Peter in 22/05/06
  • Age Group: 26 - 30
  • From: Australia
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
I really enjoyed my stay at Le Meridien Phuket. I stayed for 4 days at this wonderful hotel in Phuket, that is locatd so centrally to Patong town. Being welcomed with a cold towel and chilled drink along with the many warm smiles from the friendly and helpful staff made me forget about the humidity. I stayed in the junior suite which looked over their huge pools onto the beach, and had a wonderful basket of local fruits in my room everyday. Eating at the hotel at one of their 5 restaurants is adequate. Breakfast is ok, but the hot food like the bacon and sausages gets cold, my advice is to bring it round to the omelette booth and ask them to throw it back on the hotplace for a couple of minutes which they are happy to oblige. Being Australian, I love the beach and Le Meridien BY FAR has the BEST beach of all the other hotels I have stayed at, clear water, some waves and it's very private and a few minutes walk from the room. The baby elephant should be a blast with the kids and adults alike. The woodfire pizzas are one of the best I have tasted and reasonably priced as well, dinner at the Italian restaurant is cosy, intimate and very good. The Japanese restaurant is acceptable as well as the Thai restaurant, but my recommendation is the Italian for dinner. Getting to town is easy just by walking up the road to get a "tuk tuk" which you should bargain down to a 100baht or less, which is about A$3, so a tip is always appreciated form them. Patong nite life is a must, but don't play connect four with the girls there unless you expect to get beaten, badly. Beers are cheap and shopping good. The shop keepers are more agressive nowadays and most prices are translated to US$, which is good at the moment because it's falling. A massage at Le Meridien's beach by the beach ladies will cost about 400baht an hour, which is cheap, but I recommend the spa for a truely relaxing time and the hour specials are a great unwind after a taxing day shoping. Phuket Fantasea is a must see as well as a day golfing at the Blue Canyon Golf course. Also beware of hiring bikes and jetskis, they are fun but are run by the local mafia which is not a problem unless there is an accident. But back to the hotel, it is a perfect jewel in Phuket and the manager said they were redoing their rooms, which will make it a seriously perfect beach holiday for a weekend getaway or the whole family.
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Top Local Tips for Phuket

Avoid the tuk tuks There is virtually no public transport in Phuket, when someone introduced a bus service between Patong and Kata/Karon, a bus driver was severely beaten and attacked by "vested interests" (read Tuk tuk drivers). These open air vehicles have virtaully no safety features (not even seat belts) and drivers often overtake dangerously. They're not especially cheap either. Far better to use a car service and driver if you plan to visit any sights around the island.

Value for money It is cheaper to eat away from the main Beach road and the food is good virtually everywhere. I would particularly recommend a restaurant simply called Enjoy. It is on the Rat-U-Thit Road, if you walk from Beach Road down Bangla Road and turn right at the end into Rat-U-Thit road, it is about 300 yards along on the right hand side, just as the road bends round. The restaurant looks very ordinary but the food is exceptional, very tasty and very reasonable.

Breakfast Get the breakfast included with the room. It's fantastic! They have a great range of food - eggs cooked to order, tons of fruit, pancakes, etc. It's wonderful!

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  • Address: 8 Moo 1 Tumbon Karon Amphur Muang - Phuket - 83000 - Thailand
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