Dara Hotel

14/18 Moo 4, Chaofa Road, Vichit, Muang, 83000, Thailand
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75%

Satisfaction Average
Excellent
24%
7
Very Good
27%
8
Average
24%
7
Poor
24%
7
Terrible
0%
0

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Good For Couples
  • Families50
  • Couples70
  • Solo40
  • Business0

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accommodation

by dee5362

just wondering if any body knows what the mecure is like and is it good for young adults in there 20's. If not can you recommend any other resorts that are not too expensive and good location not too far from Bangala road .Thanks

Re: accommodation

by World-Citizen

Hi,

I was in Phuket a week ago and although I saw the Mercure, I only had a coffee there but it looks very much like a family oriented Hotel. All the resorts / hotels with pools are really quite expensive. However, if all you need is good clean room with all the mod cons then try Benetti house, its just off the main road and about 10 minutes walk from Bangla. Nice staff too and quite forgiving when you walk in drunk and shouting with your mates at 5 AM :)

Re: accommodation

by johnaalex

Check out the Patong Bay Garden Resort, for more info see my Phuket pages.

Regards

John

Travel Tips for Phuket

Natural Beauty Treatment

by vigi

Sodium Sand Scrub. It helps to remove dead skin. Phuket has a two season sub-tropical climate. The rainy (low) season runs from April to November and the hot (high) season from December to March. Average daytime temperatures rarely move outside the 36º Celsius range.

Great dive sites

by loisl

Phuket and the surrounding islands offer some great dive sites.
The reefs and rocks are very lively and colorfull.

I booked my dive trip through Marcia (VT: Quero) from Gekko Divers.
She was great, organized everything for my, the diving, as well as the excellent accommodation. If you are a scuba diver you know it.

A very handy and not so well known tip

by lunargodezz about All bartering stalls

I think this applies to most of the stalls you barter with. We overheard this bit of information and waited till we found a very nice shop keeper and asked him and this is what he told us, i don't know if it is true but made sense when i checked purchases. When you barter for goods they are put into coloured bags after the transaction. These colours mean different things to other shop keepers. For instance if your goods are put into a pink plastic bag it means you were ripped off and is a symbol to other shop keepers that they can rip you off too as you are not a good barterer. A blue one means something i am not too sure off ,blue means " blue movies" well i didn't buy any and am too shapely for that so i don't quiet get that one. Apparently black is the best bag to get as it means you are a good barterer and cannot be ripped off. Didn't find out about green and yellow.
If all else fails do what we did and buy a big shoulder bag to hide the colour of your purchases from the next shop.
We did get one pink one after finding out this information and it was quickly put in our shoulder bag.

STAR CLUB

by Onedragon about Clubs, bars, go go

THERE IS NO SIGN OF THIS AREA BEING A BORING OR NOTHING TO DO KIND OF PLACE !!!!! HEHEHE!!!!
IT IS WILD AND CRAZY PLACE.. .EVEN STEVE MARTIN PROBABLY WOULD SAY THAT !! !THERE WAS A BAND PLAYING SOME 70'S ROCK MUSIC..... c CASUAL..ALL THE AREA CLUBS..... I BELIEVE WOULD BE CASUAL!!!!

Riding a motorbike

by Ritaray

Article by TT Hun page 14 in the Andaman Post

For safety of tourists visiting this beautiful island and for the survival of those living here we’ll highlight a few practices in Motorbike Riding.
1. Motorbikes are the main form of transport for most. They are cheap, convenient and practical for all short trips. The minimum legal age to acquire a license is 15 and that is why you will see children as young as 10 riding around.
2. Nobody gives way. If you do you will be confusing the heck out of everyone else on the road and thereby causing a potential accident.
3. Might is right. The biggest vehicle has the right of way. A motorcycle is not big, therefore, has no rights at all. You may dispute this all you like but being cleaned up by a tour bus or a truck is not a happy experience.
4. The far left lane of the road is for traffic coming the other way. It happens, get used to it.
5. When entering a road from a left side road nobody ever looks to the right and will usually pull out to the centre of the road, probably to avoid those in No. 4.
6. Someone entering from the right will invariably swing across to the left cutting off anyone going straight. Keep that in mind.
7. Overtaking is done anywhere that would to the untrained eye appear dangerous. Blind corners, hills, etc are all potential overtaking points. As there are not too many straight roads on the island, overtaking must be carried out somewhere.
8. Riding at night with no lights is common. The headlight on a motorbike is virtually useless anyway and most of the time you don’t know whether it is on or not. The locals have brilliant night vision so having lights on is really only a courtesy anyway.
9. If you do have a near death experience just smile, the other rider will. It makes no sense to jump up and down and get angry, it happened, you lived, get over it.
10. And finally: tuk-tuks will do U-turns in front of you especially if you are riding a motorbike. If you hit them it will always be your fault, so be aware, it could be costly otherwise.

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