Monday, November 30, 2009
June 21 2008 - Flight Perth - Phuket
Day1 - Saturday
My flight was via Thai Airways and I must say, this is one of the best airlines I've ever tried. Good Food, Good Service, best of all smooth landing. We bought everything in a tour package so there wasn't any hassles when I arrived from the airport. Most of the aussies I was with were part of the package tour I got so it was easy. I didn't feel lost as all even if this was the first time I had to explore a country that doesn't have English as their first language! It was brave for us I reckon, but then again my cousin went there before so I knew it was going to be a walk in the park.
Patong Merlin Hotel
Patong Merlin Hotel was by the beach. Travel time from Phuket Airport was about an hour and a half. I didn't mind the road trip cause it was around 4pm in the afternoon and Hunny's flight was arriving around 10pm. Upon arriving, there was a welcome drink, I forgot the flavour but I was not really ready to drink it cause it was green. It didn't have any smell so I doubt what kind of fruit that was. I tasted it in the end, not wanting to offend them, it didn't taste bad at all but it didn't taste like anything either. Meh. It was all good. Got the room keys, discount card and ID card for the hotel. I was escorted to the room which was far from the reception area but was a stone's throw from the beach and bars and night life! Room 2320 to be exact. Amazing views of the pool and spa area. I believe we got the best of both worlds, view or trees and they sky. Music by the bands at night. 5 minute walk to the beach. Amazing. We'll probably ask for the same room next time if given the chance!
The room was a good size. It had a Queen bed, a decent balcony to hang clothes and hang out at night (when mosquitoes are not buzzing around!), Cable TV, Room service, a small table with 2 chairs on the corner, Telephone, MiniBar, Good size bathroom. I believe we got value for money for this hotel. Everything and anything. I especially like the privacy. You have enough balcony space to look out but it had enough covering so your neighbors can't see your clothes waiting to dry!
When Hunny arrived I knew he was hungry so we ordered room service. I ate at the restaurant earlier that night and one of the waiters that served me was the one who took the room service order to our room. When he arrived he smiled at us when he realised I was waiting for Hunny and I wasn't alone at Phuket! Hunny ordered club house sandwich and chips which he finished straight away!! What can I say, he loves them.
Keep reading for Day 2!
Much love from Perth