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By the Sea

3.5 out of 5.0

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I was there over two weeks and I was glad that I have chosen this hotel for my holiday o Phuket island. This hotel is suitable for couples and families with small children up to 10 years. It is situated on a silent place and beach where you may enjoy your holiday and relax. But If you are looking for bars, restaurants and many people and local girls you should choose Pathong. Because of its location you do not have many possibilities for restaurants but restaurants which are there are relatively cheap and good. You may find there also Family market which is 15 minutes by walk from the hotel. When you want to travel around Phuket you may choose scooter or taxi. The hotel itself has very friendly staff which is 24 hours at your disposal. It is clean and has big rooms. We had living room, bathroom with toilet, kitchen and bedroom. It is equipped with everything you may want and find in five star hotels. The hotel has its restaurant where is served breakfast and other dishes during a day. Breakfast should be a little bit more variable because you may choose almost each day the same meals - bread, omelet, eggs, bacon, sausages, and two plates of vegetables and fruits. The prices of restaurant are comparable with other restaurants around the hotel. There is also a swimming pool which is during a day occupied manly by Russians who are the main population of guests there and also on Phuket island. Water level at the sea differs from day to day. Sometimes you may swim in the morning and sometimes in the evening. In time between the water level lowers to the bottom with rocks. Overall I am glad that I have chosen this hotel and I will choose it again next time on Phuket. Taxi from airport to the hotel costs 1600 TBH and taxi from hotel to the airport costs 1000 TBH. Around the hotel you may find at least two money exchange booths.

We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 night stay at this beach front hotel. It's not luxurious but certainly very clean and comfortable. The location is beautiful, each sun set was more impressive than the last, but if you're interested in exploring Phuket other than Phuket Town it's a bit remote. Be sure to book your place on the free shuttle to Phuket Town in advance, as it fills up. If you try the free kayaks, check the oars before you set off, one is faulty as the weight is incorrectly distributed, making it a nightmare to row with it.

The hotel is perfect in all ways, except its location. The staff where the best, most helpful people I have ever had the pleasure to meet. One maid even offered us the use of her motor cycle while she was at work for free. But there are only a few choices for food in that location. A 3 minute drive by taxi is 200 Bhat. They do offer a trip to a mall in town twice a day but you must be back at 4:30pm. By 8pm go to bed there is nothing else to do. This is a fantastic place to sleep and rest, read good books and do nothing. Can you swim? Difficult, there are photos of the rocks they are real and don't show the rocks as bad as they are. If you are under 8 this a fun place. The pool is designed for those under 8. The pool depth is max 1.3 meter or about 3 to 4 foot, but its dirty and short in length. The food in the area was so-so and expect to spend 500 Bhat a night for dinner.

Loved By The Sea. Perfect location on the beach. Great value. Our room was huge as was the balcony which overlooked the ocean. Located in a quiet part of Phuket on Cape Panwa. Provides a perfect get away. The hotel offers a free shuttle into and back to Phuket City. Rooms were clean. I liked that a beach basket with beach towels, beach mat and flip flops was provided. Staff was very friendly and helpful. You can also do your own laundry which is a bonus when you have been travelling for a few weeks. A very nice breakfast was served outside down by the beach. Pool is a nice size especially when the ocean is just a few steps away. Ocean is wonderfully warm and beach is not crowded You could sit by the pool or on a lounger on the beach. Beach was kept clean. We are dinner a few times at the hotel and it was very good. There are two small beach restaurants a two minute walk down the beach or another is a five minute walk away on the road

The view from the room was amazing and I really liked the beach. If you are planning to swim in the sea, keep in mind that there is lot's of rocks, when entering the sea from the beach. Hotel doesn't provide welcome drinks or even a 'welcome to the hotel' greeting. Rooms are a bit outdated, water in the shower is either too hot or too cold, nothing between. We ordered four sandwiches via roomservice and waited almost 1,5 hours those sandwiches to arrive. I don't recommend using hotel's own restaurant, food is not so good and the waiters barely speaks english. Then there is the catch, at the beach there is only few places to eat but the quality of food varies a lot. So you have to use the hotel's own restaurant. Hotel provides free shuttle to the Phuket town, and I highly recommend to use it. You can eat at the Phuket Centrall festivall shopping centre. Hotel's pool is kinda small, but usefull. Hotel has a fitness room, which was nice.

A mixed bag, to be sure. Biggest negative was false advertising. We booked a sea view room and were given a room with a garden view only. I complained but “sorry sold out.” I had made my reservation 10 months earlier. Other negatives: poor WiFi that required constant re-signing in; a bedroom door, shower door and front door that were broken; no change of towels some nights. Most staff speak little English. Located about an hour from the airport (800-1000 baht taxi ride) and 20 minutes from Phuket town in an isolated area. Just a few eating places nearby on the beach and at the hotel. Beach is mediocre with a fair amount of garbage. Very slippery steps and lots of them. Now the good news: the rooms are enormous with a living area and kitchen. Property is right on the beach and most rooms have a sea view. Quiet area and decent restaurant. Good breakfast included. Very reasonable prices for beach location. Nice pool and lounge chairs on the beach. Free shuttle offered twice daily into town. In summary, it could be a great hotel but misses the mark and be sure to nail down your sea view.

After 2 months of eating in restaurants, we booked By The Sea because of its kitchenette and quietness. When we arrived I noticed that all the cupboards were empty. I went to the front office to be told where to go to buy dishes, can opener, toaster, cutlery, tea towel etc. They provide the stove top and the fridge but not the equipment. Later on, the restaurant sent a basket with 2 chipped plates, forks, knives and a pot without a handle. We were not the only one complaining but either their English is not good or as it was suggested by the group who stayed there 3 weeks he pretends not to understand us. Breakfast is limited. It is unfortunate because the building and pool are well kept. The rooms are clean and it is in a secluded area if you are looking for quiet. The beach is short and it has a lot of broken glass and garbage (not in front of the hotel). You can not swim or snorkel until high tide and the water always seems murky (really not ideal for beach lovers). You can find some local restaurants nearby reasonably priced. Tips: The first level of the hotel is subject to flood. Smoking is permitted in rooms and on the premise. Internet is often cut off. Limited tv channels (especially after 2 days of rain) . If you are going to use the hotel shuttle, make sure to book at the front office ahead of time. It has to be said that a lot of the staff are hard workers but the front office has problems. I wish there was a 2.5 for rating, 2 was low but 3 seems high.

A nice place to have a break from everyday busy life. Private beach, small restaurant, nice personnel, tasty food, shuttle bus to the city (every day). I recommend for people who need to relax and spend few days away from noise.

Very very disappointed. By The Sea has seen better days, looks OK from the outside but inside IMO It needs a refurb as a makeover would just not cut it. Food: Breakfast OK in the main. Other than breakfast we only ate there once, that should tell you what you need to know Staff: They were mostly quite miserable / unhappy. There were some that seemed happy to work but these weren't front of house, where it mattered. We went to one of their sister hotels, how different. ALL staff were happy in their work. There is a shuttle bus twice daily to 'Central' which is handy.

Second time here. Good deal. $110 Australian for three nights! Large room with a good view and kitchenette. AC that works. Amazingly, their system told them we had come back and there was a special welcome. It is relaxed and great value. Clean; nice staff; good beach literally in front of the hotel; along the beach to the south/left is a wondrous small beach restaurant 'At the Beach' with really great food for the money and sweet staff waiting. Highly recommended. Good fish and green curries. If you like you can set the table and chairs down in the lapping warm water and eat dinner with sand and gentle waves kissing your feet. Bliss! Will visit again if the Gods are willing. Recommended!

7/6 Moo 6, Soi Bor-Rea Wichit Phuket

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach

By the Sea places you next to Panwa Beach and within 2 miles (3 km) of Khao Khad Views Tower. This 3.5-star resort welcomes guests with 36 rooms and conveniences like a private beach, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. Also close to this Wichit resort are Phuket Aquarium and Chalong Bay.


Enjoy a bite to eat at The Following Sea, the resort's onsite restaurant. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


The 36 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens and balconies, and there's space to spread out with living rooms. Guests can expect free WiFi and 21-inch TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Minibars, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are other standard amenities.

Property features

By the Sea features a private beach, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 352 reviews