FISHERMEN’S HARBOUR URBAN HOTEL – WORTH HOOKING A ROOM
The Fishermen’s Harbour Urban Resort doesn’t officially open until Nov 1 which might have been the reason it was a little difficult to find despite six stories, 390 rooms and positioned a stones-throw from the shopping and partying hub of Patong Beach.
The property is around the corner from Patong’s most identifiable landmark, Simon’s Cabaret and whilst they are taking bookings following a soft opening in May the staff is still getting acquainted with facilities and only one of the four wings is operational.
|General Manager, Chia Ai Lian and John Savage|
Breakfast will be a buffet when the hotel is fully operational but now you order from a menu of fresh fruits, juices, yogurts and the usual eggs and bacon and cooked dishes. Coffee and service are all good.
The friendly English speaking staff go out of their way to greet, chat, and offer assistance.
As there was only a handful of guests they had time for these niceties, hope it continues when the property is in full swing.
There is a regular shuttle from the hotel to the popular Jungceylon shopping centre although it is only an interesting 10 minute walk passing coffee shops, cafes, restaurants, convenience shops and of course the famous and fabulous Thai Massage.
Free parking is available on site and free WiFi throughout the hotel.
General Manager, Chia Ai Lian is not new to overseeing the opening of new properties. She was instrumental in the launch of the Phuket Sofitel Hotel and Resort and a number of others both in Thailand and Singapore. Ai Lian is delighted with the way the property has come together and believes it will make a five star mark on the opposition.
- John Savage