Friday, 18 September 2015

Jiraporn Hill Resort Patong, Phuket

Jiraporn Hill Resort Patong

Jiraporn Hill Resort
207/10, Nanai Road, 
A. Kathu 83150,
Patong, Phuket.

Phone #: +66 76 512 091-3
: +66 89 070 2950


The thing about booking with Agoda is that it tends to mess up with your date. Let's say you're checking the rates for a few different dates, you should always recheck before you purchase/book the room. Sometimes they changed it when you login/filling details/after checking other hotels.

What happened to me was, I got the correct days but wrong month! 

Fully paid using credit card, there was no option to edit date as it was promo rate. So, I sent an email directly to the hotel and told them my situation. To my delight, Pin the General Manager replied and kindly agreed to change the booking at no extra cost.

You know I love this hotel already. 
When I replied to express my gratitude, I really meant it when I said that I was looking forward to my stay.

Jiraporn Hill Resort is not a fancy hotel. It is no where near the beach. It isn't surrounded with lush gardens and access to the resort can be quite tricky. You gotta walk down a pretty steep hill to reach the main road and get a tuk-tuk.

Why I chose to stay here?

1) Good Night Sleep
I wanted to rest. Therefore, I needed some place quiet. The hotel is situated on a hill, away from the noisy Patong shopping and beach areas.

2) I Am No Fan of Beach
So I don't need beach hotels. For swimming, I prefer a swimming pool. This hotel has a decent size swimming pool.

3) Room
#WetPhuket was a leisure trip. I expected to spend quite some time in the hotel room so I need a somewhat nice even if not fancy place. The deluxe room was spacious, has a balcony and a bathtub!

4) Rates
A 4-night trip can add up to lots of money for accommodation that could be used instead for spa and massage and more spa and massage and some shopping. It's Phuket so I'd rather spend on massage sessions.

5) Good Reviews
The hotel received Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor. They didn't over-promise.

So should you, if you have similar requirements :)

I arrived late at night and as promised, a staff was waiting to check me in. Pretty straightforward - passport, Agoda voucher, keys.

Booking - easy. 

Rate - SO WORTH IT! RM316.68 (USD89+) for 4 nights.

Location - About 20 mins walk to Patong beach. 25-30 mins to Jungceylon. Plenty of distractions like cafes and restaurants, massage parlours, nail spas, and shopping places along the way. Taking the tuk-tuk can be quite expensive as they charge a flat-rate of 200 THB for one-way ride to anywhere in Patong so hire a motorcycle from the hotel's neighbour (green building) at 200 THB per day. Cheaper (30 THB/litre) fuel can be found on the way to Phuket Town.

Dining - Didn't try. Not halal-certified.

Service - Excellent! Daily room make up, even when we went out after lunch time.

Jiraporn Hill Resort, Patong

Jiraporn Hill Resort, Patong
Clean bathroom
Jiraporn Hill Resort Patong

Jiraporn Hill Resort Patong
If there's one complaint, it is the the pillows are too hard

Jiraporn Hill Resort Patong
View from the door. Toy Studio - a residence apartment, I think.

Jiraporn Hill Resort Patong
Balcony - shaded from the sun in the morning.

Jiraporn Hill Resort Patong
View from balcony

Jiraporn Hill Resort Patong
Part of the pool

Jiraporn Hill Resort, Patong
4 <3<3<3<3 of 5

I must have stayed during an off-peak season as I didn't really see other people there. Some guys were sunbathing one morning and another group was drinking beers one hot evening but other than that, not a soul. It was a really good place to go back to after a tiring day in Phuket.

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