There’s a new hotel in Phuket. Their own website calls out
“Tropical Inn is a relatively new small boutique hotel which offers 12 good size clean rooms in a quiet corner of Nanai Road, Patong Beach; Patong where you will find a wide range of activities to do throughout the day or night… Many restaurants including our own which has many types of good quality food, bars, shops, and even a fresh market located within a short walking distance from our hotel. The beach is only a 15 minute leisurely stroll from our hotel.
At Tropical Inn they pride themselves on excellent service from the well-trained & very friendly staff. The owner / manager who is gay himself, looks forward to welcoming you to his beautiful hotel & they also have a chef who is well trained in all types of food & mostly importantly food hygiene. They are very gay-friendly and dedicated to customer service to all genders. And, you can rent a car or scooter direct from the hotel & it will be delivered to the hotel. They permit Nude Sun-Tanning on their Secure Private Rooftop area. It has a secure door with a Permanent Warning on it That Nude Sun-Bathing Is In Progress So If Nudity Offends DO NOT ENTER so there are no surprises.
The hotel facilities include:
FREE internet (Wi-Fi) in rooms
Free internet corner in lobby
Advice on avoiding the latest Phuket / Patong scams
Car and motorbike rental
For their website with all the details, see here – http://www.phuket-tropical-inn.com”
Our friend from Backstage went there and gave us this report
“The owner and his BF are running the place and they run a more then decent operation of what I could make up.
The owner informs his customers extensively about the do’s and donts and informs & warns them about all the known pitfulls, specially to Patongs virgin tourists.
He is indeed very gay friendly and doesn’t hide him being gay from his straight customers without making them uncomfortable (saw and hear him check in a young chinese couple).
Now in the low season he has dominantly straight clients and hopes that will change round again when the season picks up again.
He landed no. 1 spot on tripadvisor for 2012.
The facilities are pretty nice though also not special… but then that’s all to the staff, isn’t it?!
The rooms (saw two) look very good, at least on first sight) and what I also noticed, when they expect a check inn, they switch on the aircon in set room and spray a very nice comfortable smell which all in all makes one feel quite welcome and pleasant!
Take good care and if you need to know more, am a click away [;-)]