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Andakira Hotel

As previously mentioned, we stayed at the Andakira Hotel for five nights. The hotel, itself, is nice–in large part because it is new, opening less than two months before our stay. Some things may not be so nice when the place has aged a bit. (For instance the doors are really cheap, the grout was already mostly worn away in our shower, and the plates in the restaurant are quickly getting chipped.)

The pool is very cool. You can actually enter the pool directly from a few rooms. The staff is mostly friendly, but don’t count on them having excellent English skills. One morning we asked for a 6:15 wake up call that came at 6:50 due to them not understanding but pretending to. The breakfast selection was good and the food wasn’t bad, but it could have used a little more variation from day to day. While there were many things to choose from, they were pretty much the exact same things each day. We didn’t eat lunch or dinner at the hotel. Like most hotels, the prices for meals were several times what you can find elsewhere in town.

Other than the horrible location for getting to the beach, the other big surprises were the ugly views from the hotel itself. You have your choice of construction, unattractive five- or six-story apartment/hotels, or sewage (which can also be smelt if the wind is blowing in the wrong direction).

Looking at a map, beforehand, I wasn’t expecting the same view from our balcony (pictured above) as we had in Porta Vallarta, but this was ridiculous. Maybe the view isn’t quite as bad if you are lucky enough to get on the top floor.

If you want to do Patong Beach on the cheap then staying in one of the unsightly apartment/hotels on Phangmuang Sai Ko Road, right next to the Andakira, is not a bad way to go I suppose. You’ll still have to cross the street of death to get anywhere, but you’ll pay less than half of what you’ll pay at the Andakira Hotel. Best of all, you’ll have a view of the nice looking Andakira, instead of the other way around.

2 Responses to “Andakira Hotel”

  1. 1
    Tamy:

    Hi There, you posting on Phuket, Patong Beach has been most helpful!!! I had browsed through some hotel booking websites for Phuket and thought that Andakira Hotel was quite a great one to stay! But thanks to your informative blog, I will take note to stay away from that hotel if I ever planned a trip to Phuket! Cheers! =)

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    Marie:

    Thanks for your post which was very informative with photos. We have decided against staying at the Andakira for our upcoming trip.

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