After a 12 hour travel day and finally landing in Phuket, we were ready to settle into our pre-booked room for 3 at the Royal Palm Beach Front. Upon checking in we were told there would be a 800 baht (about $25) additional fee for having three people. This is standard in Thailand I learned - always investigate this when booking a hotel. For a room that cost about $35, paying nearly double for an additional person was an outrageous charge. We had booked a room with a full bed and a twin bed in advance for three people. I don't know why such a room would exist if not for two people to share a bed and the other bed for one person. To make things worse when we arrived at 11pm, our room was still not ready!
|Don't be fooled by pictures online! The hotel did not look like this.|
To top things off, there were stray dogs walking through the lobby throughout all of this. The service was incredibly rude and we are still trying to get our money back. Do not stay here-- there are so many other options available in the area. Don't waste your time.