Accommodation in Patong
The prices for Patong accommodation depend on a number of factors. The main factor which influences prices for accommodation in Patong beach is the time of year that you are planning to spend your vacation in Patong beach. The most expensive time to book Patong accommodation is during the Patong high season and peak season. These Patong tourist high and peak season periods are from November until April each year. If you would like to book Patong accommodation as Patong resorts, Patong hotels, Patong guesthouses and Patong holiday rentals during the Patong tourist high season then you should expect to pay a premium rate. The cheapest time to book Patong accommodation is from May until October which is what we consider to be the Patong tourist low season. How you should book your Patong accommodation depends on the type of accommodation in Patong in question. This section of our Phuket guide will include information on the various types of Patong accommodation and how to best book and pay for these types of accommodation in Patong.
The largest segment of accommodation in Patong is most definitely the Patong guesthouse segment. There are hundreds of Patong guesthouses from which travelers and tourists can select. This type of Patong accommodation tends to be the least expensive type of accommodation found in Patong. Low season prices for a room in an average Patong guesthouse is around six hundred Thai Baht and during the Patong tourist high season prices will be around twelve hundred Thai Baht.
This type of Patong accommodation is generally ideal for single travelers or couples but not really for families spending their vacation in Patong beach with their family. The reason for this is because Patong guesthouses generally have little to offer in terms of facilities. Although the rooms of these types of Patong accommodation providers tend to be very similar to the types of rooms you would find in three and four star Patong hotels and Patong resorts, Patong guesthouses do not generally offer facilities such as swimming pools, games rooms, food and beverage outlets and kids clubs. Therefore we would recommend for travelers with children and those travelers with high demands to consider booking an alternative type of Patong accommodation. If you are however a travelers visiting Patong who is not planning to spend a lot of time at their Patong accommodation other than for getting a few hours sleep then this type of accommodation in Patong beach could be ideal for you. It is also worth noting that Patong guesthouses generally do not charge a joiners fee so you can take back some company for the night back to your room. There are few travel agents and online Phuket travel sites that offer reservations for Patong guesthouses so if you would like to stay at this type of Patong accommodation venue then you are best of contacting the Patong guesthouse in question directly. Most Patong guesthouses have their own website. For some great recommendations on these types of Patong accommodation providers please visit both our Phuket guesthouse and Patong guesthouse sections of our Phuket travel guide.
One of the most popular types of Patong accommodation is most definitely Patong hotels. If you are looking for a type of accommodation in Patong beach that offers a wide range of facilities and amenities then you should definitely consider booking one of the Patong hotels or perhaps one of the Patong resorts. The Patong hotels that are located closest to Patong beach generally tend to be more expensive than the ones located in more distant Patong locations such as the Nanai road area of Patong.
As with all the other type of Patong accommodation providers, prices for Patong hotels tend to be at their highest between the months of November and April. If you are looking for a budget Patong holiday then you should definitely consider visiting Patong beach between the months of May and October.
If you are planning to stay at this type of Patong beach accommodation during the high season of Patong beach then you should book well in advance as nearly all the Patong accommodation is booked fully several months in advance. If you wait until the last moment to book accommodation in Patong then you can be certain that you will be paying top dollar for your Patong accommodation. In regards to Patong hotels and the tourist high season, travelers are best of trying to book their Patong accommodation on one of the Phuket hotel reservation websites such as Agoda.com or Asiarooms.com. Many of these Phuket accommodation websites have allotments with the various different Patong accommodation providers and have access to wholesale room rates.
If you try to book directly with one of the Patong hotels during the high season then generally this will be the most expensive way to book this type of Patong accommodation. If however you are planning to go on vacation in Patong during the low season then you should try to contact these types of Patong accommodation venues directly as many will have low occupancy and be somewhat desperate to fill up their Patong hotel rooms. If you book Patong accommodation for this time of year then you should not book with Phuket travel sites as they will normally quote you higher room rates.
Patong resorts can generally be found nearby to the beach road of Patong. Most families visiting Patong tend to prefer this type of Patong accommodation due to its relatively close location to the beach of Patong and the Andaman Sea. Many of the Patong resorts also tend to offer a very large variety of facilities and amenities which includes swimming pool, kid’s pool, kids club, Jacuzzi area and gym facilities. As with Patong hotels, this type of Patong accommodation also changes depending on the time of year. For the best specials Patong resorts please be sure to book a room during the Patong tourist low season which is from May until the end of October every year. The prices for this type of Patong accommodation are the most expensive during the tourist high season which is from November until April.
Patong Holiday Rentals
If you prefer having more than average privacy during your holiday in Patong beach then you should definitely consider a different type of Patong accommodation. You should have a closer look at Patong holiday rentals. This type of Patong accommodation generally includes Patong villas and Patong apartments which private owners rent out to tourists and travelers like you. Most of the Patong holiday rentals include access to swimming pools and many Patong villas even have their own private swimming pool. Most Patong holiday rentals also include items such as daily maid service, private chef and daily use of a car. The sky is the limit when it comes to this type of Patong accommodation. If you are traveling on a budget then there could possible also be Patong holiday rentals that would fit within your budget. You should first be sure to look into visiting Patong beach during the tourist low season which is from May until November each year. Also there are plenty of small apartments and studios available as Patong holiday rentals which should definitely not cost a great deal. You could actually find this type of Patong accommodation on often cheaper rates during the Patong tourist high season then you would for Patong hotels and Patong resorts.
If you are interested in booking this type of Patong accommodation for your vacation on Phuket then there are a few great places where you can start looking for more information about Patong holiday rentals and the costs involved. The online version of the Phuket Gazette has a classifieds’ section where you can often find ads places by owners of villas and apartments in Patong and who would like to rent out their properties to travelers and tourists. You can definitely bargain with these Patong accommodation owners and it all depends on how many nights you are planning to book and during which time of the year you are planning to visit Patong.
Alternatively you can also look at the various Phuket real estate agency websites as many of them also specialize in Patong holiday rentals. If you would like to book this type of Patong accommodation then simply search Google for Patong Holiday Rentals and Patong Accommodation and you will certainly find a large number of links to sites that can arrange Patong accommodation for travelers like yourself...
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