Phuket: The Burasari Hotel

After a 1 hr 45 min flight from Chiang Mai on Air Asia (decent flight, terrible coffee), we arrived safely in Phuket. The views flying to Phuket were amazing . Blue skies, clear blue seas and picturesque limestone “islands” all over. We felt like this would be the island holiday we had always dreamed of having.

Once we left the airport we could feel the sticky humidity. It felt so tropical, I loved it! Then the drive to the hotel was such a downer. It took forever! Everyone always complained about Bangkok traffic but Phuket traffic was so tedious. It clearly doesn’t have the road infrastructure to cope with so many motorists.

Finally we arrived at the Burasari Resort in Patong. Patong is the most “touristy” part of Phuket as it supposedly has the best beach and has the infamous Bangla street i.e. party central.

The Burasari Resort is a 4-star boutique resort. It’s not on the beach but it is a 2 minute walk away. It has a beautiful entrance and lobby. We had a warm welcome with some cool towels and this odd tamarind drink which all the hotels seem to serve. The staff was quite fluent in English and were very friendly and accommodating.

Burasari Lobby

Burasari Lobby

Burasari Pool

Burasari Pool

Our room was nice and spacious with a beautiful bathroom. The bathroom had modern mirrored tiles which looked really nice. Their shampoos and body lotions were divine and had a wonderful coconut smell. They are so attentive to their customers needs that they include the following:

  •  an open, complimentary mini-bar which is restocked every day with Coke, 7Up, Pepsi, Fanta, beers, chips and more (can you believe it?)
  • A beach bag with towels
  • Mosquito spray
Complimentary mini-bar

Complimentary mini-bar

Bathroom

Bathroom

Bathroom Freebies

Bathroom Freebies

Hubby getting comfy in the bedroom

Hubby getting comfy in the bedroom

The pools were beautiful but the main pool was a bit too shaded making the water to cold for me (I can’t handle cold water). Most of our time was spent at the beach anyway.

We had the most standard room so we had absolutely no view (terrible view of an alleyway). Thank heavens for the thick, double sliding door to the balcony because the street was incredibly noisy but once the doors were closed, we couldn’t hear a sound.

If you can afford it, I would advise you to upgrade. Their mood suites and pool access rooms are gorgeous. It would have costed us another 2 grand to upgrade for the 6 nights and we were barely in the room so we felt that it was not warranted but I was definitely jealous of the pool access rooms.

Gorgeous pool access room

Gorgeous pool access room

We booked through an agent so I have no idea if the Burasari Resort was good value for money or not but it made our stay in Phuket all the more pleasant. I would recommend this hotel for those who are staying in Patong.

Hotel pro’s:

  • The breakfast buffet variety was good
  • Location: Close to the beach, Bangla Street and Jungceylon Mall
  • The complimentary bar ofcourse!
  • Very accommodating staff

Hotel cons:

  • No views or direct beach access
  • Large open, stinky drains near to the entrance

Keep posted for more on Phuket

-I

Hotel website: www.burasari.com

 

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2 thoughts on “Phuket: The Burasari Hotel

  1. Hi Ladies! My name is Maria 🙂 I am traveling to Phuket for one week and my boyfriend and I are on a small to medium budget. We are looking for something in Patong that is really clean and good for a little romantic getaway. Does anyone have suggestions besides the place in this article? I think it’s pretty sold out for the dates we want… Thank you so much for your reply!!

  2. Hi Maria, Phuket is great. Have you been before? A friend recently stayed at Sea Sun Sand resort in Patong and loved it. They said it was really close to the beach, and near to Bangla street which is great because tuk tuks in Patong are a rip-off. The rates don’t seem too bad either. You are really spoilt for choice as there are hundreds of hotels on the strip suiting all budgets. Let us know where you decide to go as one of us is planning another trip to Patong soon! Enjoy!

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