Soi Patong Resort on Bangla Road
Right Next to Patong Nightlife's Centre0
Soi Patong Resort is the link between the long-established Patong Resort and the heart of Patong nightlife – Bangla Road. In Thailand, satellite businesses are a kind of an institution: wherever you open a hotel, even in the middle of nowhere, you can be sure that within six months, a few restaurants, bars and shops will have opened in the vicinity.
Soi Patong Resort is about 100 metres long and offers the type of venues geared to tourists. As of February 2015, it contained: nine restaurants, six bars, three massage parlours, six tailors, an internet café, a drinks shop and a souvenir shop.
- Phi Phi Island Speedboat Excursion
- Ao Phang Nga National Park Kayak Adventure
- Phuket FantaSea Cultural Theme Park
- Phi Phi Islands Tour with Express Boat
- Coral & Racha Islands Full-Day Tour
- Introduction to City Tour
- Whitewater Rafting & 4-Wheel-Drive Adventure
- James Bond Island Full-Day Tour via Big Boat
- Morning Sino Heritage Walk
- Koh Yao Noi Full-Day Bike Tour
‘International’ is the word which describes best the choices of dining available along Soi Patong Resort: Thai, Italian, German, Indian, British and Danish restaurants are all waiting for you here. Some of them are long-established venue: Rundetårn Steak House, a Danish restaurant, has been opened for almost 15 years; while The Islander Restaurant has been serving British/Thai food since 1993 (note that there is a similar The Islander restaurant in Koh Samui’s Chaweng Beach). The other restaurants available in Soi Patong Resort are Eurasian Restaurant, Sun Smile Steakhouse, Valerio e Luca Ristorante, Da Mari Inn, Navrang Mahal, Midnight Sun Restaurant, and a small Thai ‘no-name’ eatery.
The four bars along the soi are slightly less raucous than those found on Bangla Road, even though you could easily find some company in them if you don’t want to drink alone: With names like the Parrot bar, Pussycat Bar it isn’t hard to figure the score out, you’ll also find the Boogaloo Bar, The Oasis Bar, and a ‘Pepe Lopez Tequila Bar’ (no specific name figures on its front signboard). Apart from feminine company, most of them also broadcast sport events on TV, and offer happy hours (if you want to start early, 14:00-18:00 all beers 60 baht at The Oasis Bar).
You’ll see no less than five tailor shops along Soi Patong Resort such as John Collection (which also sells sexy lingerie), Oslo Tailor, European Fashion, Ram Armani, Jaspal tailor and Exclusive Tailor. They mostly are run by Indian and Pakistanis and offer a wide range of tissues, fabrics and custom-made suits and dresses. A souvenir & fashion shop located at the entrance of the Soi, on Bangla Road side, sells the usual handicraft items: wooden frogs, Buddha and elephant statues, and other dust traps.
At the back of the Soi, near Patong Resort entrance, you find the Patong Whisky Company, a store selling adult beverages. They seem to be the street’s (and even further) alcohol wholesaler as one can witness an endless coming and going with people pushing loaded trolleys between the store and the bars/restaurants in the area.
After a long and tiring day discovering Phuket’s attractions and activities, a local specialty is welcome: a foot massage at one of the two First Foot Relax shops (they are next to each other toward the back of the soi) will surely refresh and soothe you before a night partying on Bangla Road.
Soi Patong Resort
- Location: Opposite Soi Sea Dragon
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