My mind had conjured up so many things when I first spotted the name of the hotel and at $40 a night I thought to myself it can’t really be that bad, can it? To my relief, it was bad at all. In addition to the name, I chose it because it was a short distance from the airport as we were flying from Bangkok in the late afternoon. We were going to be doing the Phang Nga Bay tour which takes of from the piers near in the Northern part of Phuket. Hence why were wanted to base ourselves this side of the island. I shared a post from our day tour from Phuket to Phang Nga Bay.
Golddiggers Resort was surprisingly welcoming, the place is set in a quiet location, rooms are clean and spacious for what you pay for. All come with ceiling fun, fridge and safe. You have a communal pool right outside the rooms, surrounded by beautiful palm trees creating a relaxed environment to chill out. The beach and shops are only a short walk away from the resort, together with a few restaurants. The reception and resort staff were really friend and helpful with tours and details of surrounding amenities. I
I mentioned in my Phang Nga Bay post about the additional charge you have to pay for the pick up if you are staying far from where the tour starts from. As we were staying a short drive from the pier where the tour starts from we didn’t have to pay an additional fee for the pickup. We had also already booked our tour but the staff are on hand if you need to book a tour or rental car.
Our stay in Phuket also included a stay at Ikon Hotel and The Renaissance Beach Resort. For a list of places to stay in Phuket check out this list of hotels on the island.
The Welcome Drink – Clitoria Ternatea – Don’t laugh! Clitoria Ternatea plant is said to be an aphrodisiac among other things!
The Rooms – Slightly dated but spacious, clean and comfortable.