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    Ground floor accomodation Phuket

    My parants want me to take them to phuket later in the year for the first time. Dad is 84 and cannot to stairs.

    Any suggestions on a place for them to stay. I'm in Phuket now so will go check any places now.

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    I can't do stairs either.
    Very little groundfloor accommodation in Patong - mostly used for shops or commercial/service space in hotels.

    Look for hotels with disabled access to the elevators (without heaps of steps at the entrance) or an underground carpark with elevator access.
    Sorry - I have no personal suggestions as I bought a ground floor house (Kamala) because of lack of access elsewhere.

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    I'm sure most of the larger hotels have ground floor access?
    I may have dreamt that up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiksilva View Post
    I'm sure most of the larger hotels have ground floor access?
    I may have dreamt that up...
    555! I booked one in Prechuap Kiri Khan ( the town's biggest ) with specific instructions - there was 30 plus steps up to the foyer!
    Around the back we found a ground level service elevator - one step).

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    Salathai has ground floor rooms

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    Thavorn Palm in Karon
    Huge grounds/gardens like a park and many ground-floor rooms with small balconies
    Can't comment on it in 2014 as about 6yrs since I stayed there



    Last edited by Hatari; 16th February 2014 at 07:06.

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    Does it need to be GF ?


    555

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    This place isn't too bad and has ground floor rooms, with direct pool access.
    Stayed here last year for a couple of weeks. Not cheap, but very central ! = Phuket Hotel, Burasari Patong, Thailand

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    What about Royal Pawadee?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stillearly View Post
    Does it need to be GF ?


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    No I will stay another place and dads getting on a bit. 555

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    Ozzy, I stayed at the Burasari in Patong and had a pool access room. Not cheap but also not that many steps that I can remember. The room had a small balcony area to sit out as well, directly off the room.
    It is located next door to the Holiday Inn just up the road from the beach front.

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    Thanks all for your help everyone.

    Chelski I stayed a few years ago at Burasari with the ground floor room. Really nice place. Bit more than what we wanted to spend this time but great place

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    Ozzy, I know the place got refurbished after the Tsunami (we were there 6 months before), but from what I could make out, the pool rooms set up was much the same as before. I had a look after I posted and yes they are a bit pricy, around 7000 plus per night.
    Keep your eyes open because they sometimes pop up with good deals by direct booking on the internet

    Also stayed at the Mercure on Rat Tits Road and that has ground floor rooms. Only a slight incline up from the road, but we had a ground floor there as well. You are better off if you need that sort of accomodation to direct book it yourself. That way it will make sure that you get your desired room.

    Also another thing with older people, try and make sure that the room has a walk in shower and not a bath shower. If your dad had trouble with steps, he is sure going to have a problem trying to climb into a bath everyday.
    Last edited by chelski; 17th February 2014 at 17:03.

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    Try this site - if wheelchair accessible then no steps.
    By the look of this the Thais are finally waking up to the access problems over the past 6 years.

    Top Phuket Hotels with Wheelchair accessible - Thailand - book now and save

    Another tip - make sure your airline leaves and lands via a skybridge - not all do.
    If likely to be a long walk to Immi (often the case) book a wheelchair from checkin (leaving) and to baggage collection (landing).
    That way he'll get express service through Immigration (tag along 555!).
    Last edited by Zablive; 17th February 2014 at 17:27.

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    Maybe not relevant, but when I traveled with my kids (can walk, but don't like..) I decided to rent a taxi (minibus, there were 6 of us) on a daily basis..
    Was in Bangkok, and payed 1500 a day for only few short rides, but it was great!
    To have a taxi waiting whenever and wherever you want to go, makes everything so easy.. And the input from the taxi driver was great, he knew the city and places to eat by the river, fun for kids, etc.

    Maybe an idea.. Rooms with ground floor access are easier and cheaper to find out of the center... (and cheaper and quieter as well..)

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