Saturday 8 June 2013

Phuket Travel Part 9: Patong Tower Condominium Photos and Review.

Patong Tower Condominium (PTC)  is owned by various owners and the terms and condition of stay may vary slightly depending on whether you book the place directly from one of the owners or from the management. We got our unit from QVI Club which owns eight units in PTC.
Picture shows entrance into the reception lobby. PTC is located on a short lane off Thaweewong Road.
QVI Club has set up its own office beside the reception lobby to facilitate its apartment guests.
PTC lounge and reception lobby is usually vey quiet. Maybe it's the low season.
We stayed in Apartment No 1301, a one-bedroom apartment on the 13th floor. The rate is 2500-4000 baht/night depending on the season. 
Our apartment is a corner unit with unobstructed view of the city and a partial view of the sea. It opens out to a balcony. (see picture below)
Even though there were only two of us, this apartment can sleep four as an extra mattress for two is placed on the lounge. This lounge has its own private balcony.
There is a closet space with bathrobes and a safety box.
A shoe rack and 4 pairs of sandals.
There is only one washroom.
Some bath amenities and towels are provided.
There ia a fully equipped pantry with a dining table for four.
There is a microwave oven but no stove.
A bread toaster.
A thermo pot, dish washing detergent and kitchen towel.
There is a full set of cutleries and everything you may need to dine in. 
Only 2 bottles of complimentary mineral water were given for our 4 day stay.
It is convenient if you prefer to dine in once a while.
Partial seaview from my apartment.
From where I stayed, I could see Jungceylon Mall (largest shopping mall in Phuket) and Bangla Road (the red light district of Phuket).
Other than those available in the apartment , PTC does not offer any other public facilities. The swimming pool is outside the condominium but it is under repair. There is neither a gym nor any F&B outlet.
This is the lane that connects PTC to Thaweewong Road. (the beach road)
There are various eateries, massage parlors, a mini-market, laundry and even a church along this road. Staying in PTC certainly has its advantages. 
This as well as a few other restaurants is just a stone's throw away from PTC.
You'll just need to walk a few steps to get to a massage parlor.
The nearest mini market is 1 minute walk away.
The restaurants around PTC are fair-priced. You can get a plate of fried rice for 60 baht.

The Pros Of Staying in PTC
1) Ideal Location
     - 2 minutes walk to the beach
     - 5 minutes walk to Bangla Road
     - 10 minutes walk to Jungceylon Shopping mall
     - 12 minutes walk to Banzaan fresh Market and Bangla Boxing Stadium
     - a stones's throw away from restaurants, mini market, massage parlors
     - save money on transportation within Patong Beach

2) A 1-bedroom apartment can sleep 4

3) Availability of a fully equipped pantry facilitates dining-in.

4. The apartment is clean and if you get the right unit, you can enjoy a good view of 
    Patong Beach.

The Cons Of Staying In PTC
1) No public facilities like swimming pool, gym or a nice garden.

2) Housekeeping was not done everyday (ours is probably an isolated case) and we  
    had to request for housekeeping service through QVI Club on the 3rd day of our   

3) No free WIFI in the apartment. Usage of computer and internet in the lobby lounge 
    is not free too.

4) There is no feel of luxury in staying here, only convenience.

Related Posts:
Phuket Travel Part 1: I Stayed In Patong Beach
Phuket Travel Part 2: Dining At Seahag
Phuket Travel Part 3: A Walk On Patong Beach
Phuket Travel Part 4: A Visit To Banzaan Fresh Market
Phuket Travel Part 5: Savouring The Street Food Of Patong
Phuket Travel Part 6: A Peep At Bangla Boxing Stadium
Phuket Travel Part 7: Jungceylon Shopping Mall
Phuket Travel Part 8: Bangla Road
Phuket Travel Part 10: Eating Out In Phuket
Phuket Travel Part 11: A Visit To Phuket Old Town
Phuket Travel Part 12: A Visit To Phuket Aquarium
Phuket travel Part 13: Cape Promthep & Karon Viewpoint
Phuket Travel Part 14: A Pit Stop At Chalong Wat
Phuket Travel Part 15: Tourist Shops
Phuket Travel Part 16: Pit Stops At Kata Beach & Karon Beach
Phuket Travel Part 17: Thai Massage For 200 Baht
Phuket Travel Part 18: John Gray's Seacanoe Review & Photos
Phuket Travel Part 19: Panoramic Phanga Bay

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