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Amata Resort 3.0

Patong, Kathu, Phuket

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Pros

  • Central Patong location near nightlife and shopping
  • Simple, clean rooms with Thai decorative touches, minibars, and balconies 
  • On-site Thai restaurant with reasonably priced breakfast
  • Two pools, including a rooftop infinity pool and ground-level kids' pool 
  • Small poolside bar
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • Located on a busy, noisy street
  • Pools can get overcrowded
  • Dated decor in some areas

Bottom Line

The Amata Resort is a mid-range property located amidst the nightlife and tourist action of central Patong. Decor throughout the property -- including in the 213 guest rooms -- is somewhat worn and dated, though the resort overall is clean and unfussy. All rooms have minibars and safes, as well as small balconies overlooking the cityscape. There are two pools, a poolside bar, and a restaurant that serves breakfast for a reasonable fee, but overall, the hotel lacks the amenities of some of its competitors, and it may not be ideal for families. Visitors may also want to consider Deevana Patong Resort & Spa, which has a small spa, and a kids' pool, and playground area.

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Scene

Basic and dated resort with Thai decorative touches, popular with partiers

A simple stone walkway lined with sparse bushes and tropical plants leads to the entrance of the Amata Resort, housed in a sprawling, eight-story white building with multiple balconies and small, pitched roofs. Inside, the high-ceilinged lobby feels dated but has a simple charm, with a carved wooden front desk, massive wood columns, and wood and colored-glass paneling along the ceiling. Thai murals line the walls, while other decorative touches -- including bronze statues, flags, and old black-and-white photographs -- dot the room. The Amata Restaurant is similar in style, with simple wood tables and chairs, Thai paintings, and walls lined with wood-paneled windows for ample natural light. Guests tend to be younger and drawn to the party-heavy surrounding streets.

Location

In central Patong, within walking distance of nightlife and shopping

The Amata Resort is located in hectic central Patong, on a busy street lined with restaurants, bars, strip clubs, and massage parlors. Unsurprisingly, noise drifts onto the property day and night, making it a less-than-ideal setting for business travelers and families with children. The popular Jungceylon shopping mall and Bangla Road nightlife area are both within a five- to seven-minute walk, while Patong Beach is a 15-minute walk away. Phuket International Airport takes about 40 minutes to reach by car.

Rooms

Clean and simple rooms with small balconies and minibars

Guest rooms are air-conditioned and simply decorated, with beige tile floors and white walls and bedding. Black and gold bed accents, red-patterned curtains, and colorful fan-shaped wall paintings lend some quirk and flair to the otherwise plain spaces. All rooms have small balconies, minibars, tube-style TVs, and safes that are too small to fit most laptops. Bathrooms are modern and attractive, with black and gray tiling and walk-in showers, plus free toiletries. Some rooms overlook the pool, while others have views of neighboring rooftops and the ocean in the distance. 

Features

Two pools, one with a kids area and hot tub, plus a rooftop pool and Thai restaurant

The two pools are somewhat small in relation to the size of the resort. The ground-level pool has a kids' area and a hot tub, as well as a small wood bar and white plastic lounge chairs. The rooftop infinity pool, meanwhile, overlooks the city and offers a few simple lounge chairs. The Amata Restaurant has a small bar, and serves American-style buffet breakfast for a small fee, as well as Thai and international cuisine for lunch and dinner; meals can also be taken at the rooftop pool. The tour desk in the lobby can arrange for excursions to nearby islands. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. 

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Address

189/29 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Patong, Kathu 83150, Thailand

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