Phuket - The Tique Hotel

I like to seek out smaller boutique hotels when traveling. They are more personal, have more character, and usually offer much better value compared to the branded 4 or 5 star hotels. It pays to do your research before the trip to find the best accommodation for your money. I find that 2 of the best Internet Hotel Booking Sites in Asia are Agoda and AsiaRooms. The rates are usually quite similar, but Agoda has an edge in some great special offers. Both sites offer lots of information and pictures on the hotels and resorts, and very useful user reviews.

I found this small boutique hotel in Patong through Agoda. It is my favourite type of boutique hotel - small, modern, and fuss-free. The hotel design is contemporary and minimalist, but very well decorated with the owner's collection of antiques and artifacts.

The hotel is quite tiny - it only has 22 rooms in a 5 storey building. The lobby is small but functional. This is also where the breakfast is served on a communal table. On the roof top there is a plunge pool with great views of Patong Town.


The room is quite basic, but is has everything you need. It is also very big for a boutique accommodation. There is even a large flat screen TV.

The pool on the roof top with views of Patong Town.

I enjoyed my stay at The Tique. It is stylish and conveniently located, just 5 min walk to Patong Beach. The rate is around USD 70.00 a night inclusive of a simple breakfast and free Wifi. Highly recommended.

(A bit of update: Just found out this hotel has changed name to The Album Hotel. I thought Tique was a better name. Rates are still the same, but seems a bit difficult to book.)

Comments

Borneoboy said…
Yes. It's a nice little boutique hotel. Really enjoyed my stay.
GG said…
Love the built-in bookshelves in the lobby. The room looks clean and the roof top pool looks tempting.....so did you take a dip?
Borneoboy said…
No. Not enough time unfortunately. I was too busy scurrying around visiting all the resorts. I can imagine soaking in the pool, a nice cocktail in hand watching the sunset. That would have been something !
Thats such a good tip. Doing research is such a good way to go. You d up staying at a reasonable place for a good price. The hotel room actually looks quite good!
Borneoboy said…
Ya. I really like the minimal design of the room. It's clean, and the bed is comfortable. The bathroom is quite special too - finished with glossy white paint all over, a unique touch that actually works very well. Even the tower rail is a custom designed gem made of wood.
the said…
The Album Hotel(Formerly The Tique Patong)
I like the room, looks clean...Thanks so much for this informative post! Patong has a lot of good hotel, next trip you can use our service phuketbooknow.

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