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Krungthep Mahanakorn
Reviewed 11 October 2014

We stayed at the Taste in 2006 just months after it opened and, like many other reviewers, found the decor to be its only merit. Judging from the pictures on its website, we had expected that this property under the same management as Sri Lanta would be a small boutique hotel in the heart of old Sino-Portuguese Phuket (perhaps the...

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Robertsdale
Reviewed 22 April 2012

The hot food was a disappointment. the salad bar was great ,the cooks serving seemed to have a very relaxed Easy and informal in manner like take it or leave it you aready paid! so being local within 25 miles I'm warning anyone who mentions going there

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 7 September 2009

We 'had to' go to Phuket to see friends and had decided to stay away from the big resort areas. While the location (in central Phuket Town) is great, the hotel was pretty basic and it had definitely nothing to do with the website. The main problem was the staff - nice, but absolutely not trained. Hardly any English was...

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Reviewed 4 February 2009

Their website makes the Taste to be some small boutique hotel. This is quite the opposite. "The piano bar" was a old grand piano sitting on a sad, stained shag carpet; while the bar itself is where you check in with about 5 bottles of booze and right next to the living room of the staff . We supposedly booked...

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London
Reviewed 3 February 2008

We stayed here for one night on the way to Koh Lanta. Nothing else in the Lonely Planet appealed so we went for this. I left thinking that it was oerpriced. I think it is trying too hard. As noted in other reviews, it is very stylish. The lobby/bar area is all muted creams, chandeliers, white grand piano, low benches....

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Melbourne
Reviewed 7 June 2007

This is the most interesting hotel/B&B I have stayed in. The whole place is decorated in a very stylish fashion. The room itself was open plan so there was only a half wall dividing the bathroom and sleeping area. This style would work best for couples/close friends as there isn't a lot of privacy to get changed or go to...

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SF
Reviewed 10 March 2007

After arriving at this hotel I discovered I had lost my passport. The lady at the front desk negotiated in Thai (which I do not speak) to help me recover it. Without her assistance my trip would have been ruined, and I would not have fallen in love, but that's another story...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 29 October 2006

We stayed in this hotel because we arrived quite late in Phuket city (after a long bus ride) and did not want to go to a beach straightly. The old name of the hotel is 'XVI' and is listed in the Lonely Planet travelguide. I have contacted the hotel from the busstation per phone and was offered a room for...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 7 May 2006

website for hotel:--- full contact info (from website): The Taste Phuket 16-18 Rassada Road, Tumbol Talad Nua, Muang, Phuket 83000, Thailand Tel: --- Fax: --- review: The Taste is the hotel formerly known as "The XVI" (in Lonely Planet). i asked and the hotel has not changed management but just names.A very non-descript entrance. you wouldn't even know there was...

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa

Additional Information about The Taste

Address: 16-18 Rassada Road | Tumbol Talad Nua, Muang, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town
Price Range: $48 - $119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Taste 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Taste Phuket Town
Taste Hotel Phuket Town
The Taste Phuket, Thailand
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#10 Spa Hotel in Phuket Town
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