My friends and I stayed at Baan Tongsai in the Royal Phuket Marina and had an awesome stay. We were a group of six and the apartment had a great layout and it was very spacious. There are three bedrooms each with its own en-suite. The master bedroom has a king bed with a nice sitting area. It also has a large bathroom with a double vanity, deep soaking tub and dual shower heads in the walk-in shower. The second bedroom has a king bed and the third bedroom has two twin beds. The beds and bedding are all luxurious and comfortable. The showers had plenty of hot water and good water pressure. The air-conditioning is great in all the rooms. The living room is nicely laid out with a very comfortable sofa sectional. There's a large dining table that can fit up to eight people. The kitchen also is nicely equipped with a electric stove and oven (with exhaust fan), dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer and dryer. There was also a juicer, microwave, hotpot, rice cooker and blender. There is no coffee machine which is a little strange but we brought our own since we weren't sure if they'd have one in the villa. There are also more than enough utensils for dining and cooking. The whole apartment is beautifully designed and decorated. There is a small balcony overlooking the marina where you can watch all the people heading off on their tour of the surrounding islands or just gaze out upon the luxury yachts. There is another larger balcony overlooking the pool. The villa also had a strong wifi signal throughout the place except in the 3rd bedroom.The facilities in the marina are awesome as well. The pool is a nice rectangle shape with pool loungers and a sala. The pool is all the same depth (I'm guessing around 1 meter) and the landscaping around the pool is meticulously kept. There are a number of restaurants at the marina including a bakery, Italian restaurant, Vietnamese restaurant and a Tex-Mex/Burger restaurant called Sea Breeze. The Sea Breeze had great burgers and were decently priced considering its location. There is also an awesome health club at the marina. Guests can get a 50% discount for daily use which at the time we went was 300 baht+tax. There are multiple levels with the juice bar and locker rooms with sauna on one level, the cardio equipment and classes on another level, with the free weights and weight machines on the top level. The equipment are all the latest and kept in great condition. You can also join the classes for free with the daily pass. This is the nicest health club I have ever seen with the friendliest employees and trainers. I would definitely recommend using it if you stay here. Overall, we real;ly enjoyed ourselves at Baan Tongsai. It was luxury accommodation on a budget. Would highly recommend. !
Erin Koshi - November 2014