Patong Paragon Resort & Spa4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Really charging for visitors even though its a somewhat tradition in Thailand is a joke. This is a great hotel, the room is amazingly big and comfortable. But not many guests, and you know why? Read the headline.... And yes, one of the small drawbacks: the water was not hot enough to take a nice bath - you see the spacious rooms feature both a shower and a bathtube. Enjoy being empty during the high season:)
We stayed here for 4 nights in July/August 2015. Hotel location was actually a plus for us -- 2 minute walk to Patong beach but at the far end of the beach, away from the crowds down around Banga Road. Staff was always very friendly and helpful. Hotel offered occasional classes such as fruit carving, cooking, etc which my wife found kind of fun. Good thing to do if it rains. We stayed on the second floor, but I think I would recommend a poolside room. They have pool access right outside the door.
A nice hotel at the far north end of Patong beach, which can be both a good and bad thing. Good because it's *slightly* less crowded than other parts of the beach. Bad because everything else in Patong is near the middle or southern end, meaning you're in for a long walk or stuck negotiating with a taxi/tuktuk driver on how many hundreds of bhat he will charge to take you a couple of kilometers if you want to eat at one of the many restaurants or partake in the nightlife. The walk is fine during the day - it can actually be nice to stroll along the beach. However, the northern part of the beach is fairly lonely and unsupervised at night, so you'll want to stick to the interior roads, which unfortunately have narrow sidewalks (when they aren't simply used as parking spaces for cars), and are choked with traffic during the high season. The hotel itself is nice - the room was very spacious with a large sitting area and balcony. The bathroom was also very cool - enormous and nicely decorated with both a shower and a separate jacuzzi tub. The real standout at the hotel though is the pool, which is beyond amazing. It is fairly large, and fills almost the entire courtyard. Some of the seating areas are on "islands", and are connected via bridges. There is also a swim-up bar. In our three days there, the pool was never crowded. Like most of the beachfront hotels in Patong, you actually have to cross a public road to get from the hotel to the beach. Unfortunately, the Paragon lies right in the curve of a busy winding road (so you can't see what's coming until late) that then leads right into a busy roundabout. Since there are no traffic signals, every crossing will feel like a brush with death as you simultaneously try to dodge traffic screaming down the winding hill, and cars/motorcycles emerging from the roundabout. In your flip flops. There's probably nothing the hotel can do about this, but something to keep in mind if you're not confident running for your life across a busy intersection. Overall, it was a good place to stay for a decent price. If you need to be in the middle of everything, you'll be better off picking something further south. If you want a safe distance from the busier parts of Patong, but still have some access, the Paragon is a good choice.
It was the best experiance, the people were nice and left me alone to enjoy my vacation