Question by dtthomas12: I want to find the best deal on a hotel in Bangkok. Any ideas?
I will be there May11 to May 25th. I would also like to go to Phuket.
Answer by szluva
OK, why phuket – i ask becasue I started a journey (that Im still on) at phuket, years ago and it was one of the most disapointing places I’ve been too.
Sure, i have to admit that it was the first place I saw old men “buying/renting” young Thai boys and girls (or any sort of dodgy postitution for that matter) but the place was a bit of a cesspool. If you want to see how tourism can screw up a plce go to Phuket.
I was at Patong beach in the cheapest place I could find (about 800 bhat for a two bed place with air con and tv) but I suppose if you’re in a 5 star restort it wouldn’t matter – its up to what u want. Do you want a cheap (compared to other counrties) 5 star hotel on a beatiful beach in close proximity to a “hooker town” with all the mod cons (inc. Mcdonalds and irish theme pubs) or do you want to see some of Thailand?
Also Phuket is a large island – where in Phuket ? – I suggest you avoid Patong beach (hooker town) and Phuket town
What do you think? Answer below!