Slap in the middle of Patong Beach's exotic entertainment, a step from the beach, and surrounded by inexhaustible restaurants Holiday Inn Phuket masterfully balances sensational family vacations and romantic getaways. It is a moments walk from the throbbing nightlife in Soi Bangla, close to Banzaan Market where you can sample local delicacies, fresh fruit and shop for clothing, and the new Banana Walk Mall and Jungceylon Mall are 500 meters away. Still, with all this around the resort's premises remain a tropical oasis of laid-back bliss.
Why is Holiday Inn one of the best family resorts in Patong? We'll start with the accommodation, which by the way was recently refurbished so you can expect a crisp and fresh room which is stylish and modern. At least three room types are just perfect if you travel with young children. If you are on a budget, the 33 sq.m superior room is affordable and can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children of up to 11 years who stays free. It is equipped with a sofa bed, a choice of twin beds over a king bed, and some have connecting facilities to a 2nd room for more privacy.
The kids suite and family suite are designed and equipped to keep up to 2 children below 12 years of age occupied on their own turf. The Kids Suite has an area partitioned from the main room and kitted with bunk beds, their own TV and age appropriate DVD's and toys. This allow mom and dad their own space with satellite TV, en-suite bathroom, their very own sumptuous king size bed and furnished balcony. The family suite follow the same principle, but is bigger with a 36 sq.m superior room connected to a 36 sq.m kids room, each with an en-suite bathroom.
Of course the children also needs to be amused and content outside the room for you to enjoy your holiday. For that the kids club, at which entry is free, is designed and equipped for children between 5 and 12 years old to never get bored while toddlers are separately entertained. Of the resort's 6 pools, two are dedicated to children complete with water slides, caves and fountains while a toddler pool is situated inside the kids club. To top it all off family trips are arranged by the tour desk to exciting attractions such as the Phuket Aquarium and many more.
Just the 2 of you? You could certainly consider a 55 sq.m ocean facing deluxe pool view room with a private balcony, or a room in the separate Busakorn Wing which features 2 of its own pools with a swim-up bar and Jacuzzi. One pool is dedicated to the 71 Busakorn Studios located in their own tranquil garden. The other pool is for the exclusive use of the 1st floor Busakorn Pool View Villa, and ground floor Busakorn Villa Pool Access located within an exclusive tropical courtyard. The latter room type has direct pool access one step from your private terrace.
Adult recreation and passive past-times at Holiday Inn Resort includes all the expected bells and whistles. Casual beach-side dining with the sound of the sea, sumptuous steaks and fine wine at an elegant grill, Thai food enjoyed al fresco by the poolside, or Italian fair, everything is catered for. Tea Tree Spa will be a recurring item on your itinerary and there is also a modern gym guests can use before heading to one of 4 pools to laze by the swim-up bar.