I’ve had an absolutely great time traveling in Thailand over the past month. From the beautiful mountains and villages that we visited in and around Chiang Mai to the fast paced night life in Bangkok this has been an amazing adventure. Thailand has been a truly incredible country to see. The last two weeks were spent on the islands in the South. We based ourselves at the Andatel Grande Patong Beach Hotel in Phuket.
The Andatel Grande Patong Beach Hotel was great and everyone working there was so patient and willing to help us figure out what to do on each day. The first day we arrived we were picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel in a large silver van. They brought us directly to the hotel and my wife and I were immediately pleased with our pick of hotel. The front entrance of the Andatel Grande Hotel was very inviting and the staff was great. They handled all our luggage and one of the girls, Pang helped keep the kids amused while we took care of things at the front desk. It only took a few minutes to get our reservations and information confirmed. We got checked into the Andatel Grande Patong Beach Hotel and up into our rooms in less than 10 minutes. The hotel rooms were large and very comfortable with giant windows facing East so that the morning sun was shining in and lighting the place up. The beds were firm but much more comfortable than a few we had experienced along the way and everything looked clean and smelled nice. It was quite hot when we first stepped in but in five minutes the air conditioner had that handled. There were large closets with ample space and after a few minutes of getting everyone’s things put away with the kids running wild and bouncing on the bed and my wife making sure we had not left anything behind in Bangkok.
We decided to simply relax by the pool and enjoy a nice swim and some tasty drinks for the afternoon. The Andatel Grande Patong Beach Hotel Phuket has a private pool in the back, its not huge but not too small and as there were not many people there it was near perfect for the kids to play and for my wife and I to talk a little about what we wanted to do in the next few days.
We decided to have dinner at the hotel that night and then we took a walk to Bangla Street to see what Patong had to offer in the way of scenery. The bars were wild with tons of tourists of all ages and clearly a wide verity of nationalities out having a great time. The Andatel Grande Patong Phuket Hotel is set one street back from the main walking street so we were able to walk there in just a few minutes but at night it was still quite so we did not have to listen to a lot of noise from the bars. It had been a long day and I’m happy to say we all got a great nights sleep before the next days adventure.