Great new (tiny) hotel in Phuket, located at the bottom of Patong beach. The bed was comfy, the room was super clean. The view was terrible, but that's not why we booked it. Our friends were getting married at the Le Meridien resort about 5 mins away (by taxi). We wanted to save money, so we booked this place. It's really nice for the price, but it was going to be too hard to get to the resort for all of the events that were planned. Plus, once we got there and were overwhelmed with the heat, we really would rather have been at a resort that had restaurants, a pool, and beach access. We would've had to take a tuk tuk every time we wanted to go to the resort, and they really didn't like "visitors." So we found a room there, and never actually stayed at the Great. But it's really not their fault. If we were there to hang out at Patong beach, it would have been great.
This is a brand new hotel. In fact when I was there in late December 2012 they were still installing the elevator/lift and finishing up some tile work. The hotel should be 100% complete in the very near future. The hotel has room facing the street and the hill immediately behind the hotel. The street rooms have a better view. However, I found the room to be too noisy due to all the cars and tuktuks. I was given a street view room the first night and when I asked to be moved, they graciously honored my request. As this is a new hotel, it comes with new amenities. Flat screen tv, new A/C unit, new microwave, new mini-fridge, down duvet, and modern style washroom. Being new, the towels were soft, the sheets were still crisp and clean, and the pillows still fluffy! I felt pampered. Unfortunately, as a new hotel, the staff is also new. They didn't know how to work the phone system and was unable to transfer a call to my room. When I asked to make a local call from my room the male staff member told me that I couldn't. What he should have said was that he didn't know how. On my last night I asked for a wake up call the next morning. Of course he forgot. So I was left scrambling to make my flight. The problem was made worse when the taxi I thought the hotel had arrainged to pick me up was a no show. I like this hotel, and once they fix the staffing issue I would have no problem recommending them. Once the staff gets up to speed, this would be a very nice place to stay in the Patong area of Phuket.