The Arcadia is ideally situated in a quieter area of Phuket and the Old Phuket Town is within easy walking distance for good food, massage and shopping.
Phi Phi Island diving is worth considering for those able to dive/snorkel from the purpose built vessels. Otherwise, the speed boat ride to the island beaches is a great day out.
Bangla Mall is definitely worth a visit at night as are the local markets at Malin. The food was terrific.
For the relax days in between tours, the resort has excellent options to rest up. Try the pool with cocktails or the full tension release massage with head massage add on in the day spa.
Highly recommend Phuket Hilton Arcadia Resort & Spa as base for a Phuket holiday.
Overall very good short break at this resort, all facilities well cared for. Only slight criticism was a inconsistency in cleaning and servicing the room, no hand towels left in bathroom, bin not emptied, coffee and milk sachets not replaced. The food in the open air roof top restaurant was excellent and the views across the bay stunning.
We had a lovely room on 7th floor overlooking villas and city. Housekeeping was faultless though towels were a little threadbare but always spotless. Love the firm bed. Nice and quiet room.
Hotel staff were always pleasant, so polite and prepared to go out of their way to help...like weighing and re - weighing our luggage for us prior to leaving! As we couldn't have late checkout (room booked after us), they let us use gym showers before we left. Very accommodating.
We used the pool which was great; brekkie had plenty of choice from Asian to Continental....Omlettes cooked in situ to your choice of fillings.
Location was spot on as you did a left and 10 mins walk to the beach, walked across the road to little stalls and shops, dentist round corner, or tuk-tuk to Jungceylon shopping Centre for 200baht.(or 20mins walk!)
Loved our stay here.
Rob n Carole from Perth, W.Australia
Set on secluded landscaped gardens by Patong Beach, this seven-story resort is within 5 km (3 miles) of shopping, elephant …More
Stayed in the Royal Paridise Hotel and spa for 27 nights we enjoyed our stay very much our room was on 11th floor with great views to the swiming pool and see as well of surounding countryside and buildings all the staff were great and very frendly . our room was spotless , breakfast buffet was very good lots of choise it was great to come down in the morning to a welcoming staff with good food and plenty of choise 4 resturant in the hotel one even on 24th floor with good views all round
the pool area was good plenty of deck chairs to realax tip .for all girls staying here bring some plastic hangers to hang your strappy dresses as the ones provided are big wooden ones only good for suites .
Hotel was in walking distance to everything so we didnt need to use a taxi for eny of our stay witch was great
we went to Phuket town a few times on the local busses for 30 btt each one way about 60p we found it fun you can go to phuket town or get off at puket centrel festival both places worth a visit
The only down side i would say is you might get pestered with a few time shares cons, you know the ones cractch cards poeple on bikes and wen you go down bangla walking street you get bombarded with ping pong show touts just smile and say no thanks , on a whole found prices dearer than other parts of thailand from food to drinks but was still worth a visit for food out visit the food courts one oppersite jungcelon shoping centre was good cheap and clean
maria from wales
Centrally located two km (1.2 miles) from Patong Beach, this hotel is 10 km (6 miles) from Kamala Beach and 15 km (9 miles) …More
It was my three nights stay at Blue Ocean Resort in Sep 2014. Though, The property is not located on beach and not in the mid of Patong happenings.. But it is very well connected to entire Patong.
I was in grand delux room (403) with my family including one infant; and to my understanding it would be one of the best rooms of this resort. The facilities and room decor was beyond what I expected. It was clearly evident that room and guest facilities are minutely planned and designed accordingly. Staff is very hospitable, A nice pool and good restaurant! Cherry on the cake was a Hindi speaking staff at reception (Santosh) Kudoz to him! As a caution, It is surely very difficult in Thailand for english/hindi speaking person to connect well with People as they are not fluent in English.
I definitely recommend this resort specially for any family person!
@Blue resort team, Thanks for a nice stay!
James from IN
This small Phuket island resort is a 10-minute walk from the white sand coast and clear water of Patong Beach.Guestrooms with …More
I have stayed in many Ramada hotels around the world this is the worse run Ramada i have stayed at
even tho my reservation stated that internet was included in the rate i had to pay 2000.00 bart a weeks internet
thats around 60.00 Australian dollars close to what i pay for 3 months at home. Also only one devise can use the internet with the code if i payed another 2000 bart i would been allowed 2 devices my mobil and my laptop.
However i did bring this to the hotels attention and the hotel manager who kind of said he was working on it etc etc told me that i was staying in a room that does not provide free internet i then took my laptop to reception and showed him and his staff his own website thats stated the hotel offers free wifi to all rooms he told me it was a mistake however seeing i was staying in the hotel for 2 weeks he would offer me one weeks free internt .He should of refunded my money rather than give me free internet axcess for a week.he did send me a letter to appolgise for the inconvience and a fruit platter ( very nice ) but I see they are still advertising free internet in all rooms . Most good hotels internet is free i class the Ramada as a good chain of hotels .Nice hotel needs to stop ripping people of with the ad on costs .It's a 4 star hotel people pay good money already to stay here without being stung again and again.
colin from Sydney Australia
Ramada Phuket South Sea is a beach front property resort located in Karon Beach Bay area one of the most tranquil beaches in …More