Just 20 minutes from main tourist destination ‘Patong Beach’, the Manathai Phuket is an affordable hotel done in style. Manathai Phuket offers many great facilities and services. There are 2 main pools but also, due to the prime location of this hotel Surin Beach is located directly across the road. This beach is very popular to locals and whilst you stroll down this beach expect to come across various native animals.
For your convenience there is a 7 eleven and Family Mart just a minute down the street. There are also many cheap restaurants, however we could not recommend more highly trying Manathai’s very own restaurant called “Pad Thai”. YUM! This restaurant also consists of a bar with happy hour (two for the price of one) so that you can delve into some of their amazing cocktails at affordable prices! We kindly received a 60 minute ‘chillax’ full body massage at ‘the spa at Manathai’ and you’d be crazy to skim past this during your stay! We left the massage table feeling cleansed but ready for the rest of our day. There is a desk in the lobby of the hotel completely dedicated to transport, tours and activities. The costs are more than reasonable and the staff offered great guidance to make the most out of our time in Phuket. Often when travelling you can be on edge with your belongings but this hotel had impressive security. Besides the common safe and front entrance security they also have a door security system. This makes the door beep if it is not closed properly, and we found on at least 3 occasions this was very helpful! It’s the small things that really make a difference to your stay and Manthai’s staff really looks after you.
We were lucky to easily organise transport through Manthai to some of Phuket's top destinations such as The Big Buddha.
Dislikes: During the time of our stay Manathai was undergoing quite a bit of construction, however this was to improve the hotels facilities which in the long run is a positive.
Rating: 4 stars