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Absolute Sea Pearl Beach Resort
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Reviews of Absolute Sea Pearl Beach Resort

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Read all 96 reviews and thoughts (average: 2.77 out of 5) on the Absolute Sea Pearl Beach Resort before you book online.

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1/5

Terrible

Not at all a place to stay
Date:
Phuket is a beautiful place to see but just be coz of absolute hotel it made my trip bad....staff is so rude and very unhelpful...they will smile but will not help for everything the staff has a big...

4/5

Very Good

A Very Enjoyable Stay
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Had read a few of the reviews and wasn't too sure what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised. I was on the quiet side of the hotel so did not experience the noise that a lot of reviewers have...

1/5

Terrible

Dont stay here
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OH boy what a big mistake was booked for 7 nights lasted for 6 nights only because we were told that they would move us to a room that was away from the road side other wise we would have left after...

3/5

Average

Great Priced Hotel
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While this is not the best hotel in Patong it certainly is cheap and has everything that you need while on holiday. It is located at the end of the main road in Patong and is very close to bars,...

2/5

Poor

Only in absolute desperation
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This hotel is really just a sales front and office for the aggressively marketed Absolute timeshare and vacation sales group. Although it is nominally well located opposite the beach it is a noisy old...

3/5

Average

Hotel or Sales Office
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We stayed for a week June 29 July 6. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Rooms are ok but out-dated. One thing that needs to be addressed is whether this is a hotel or a sales office for...

3/5

Average

Time Share nightmare
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I stayed for 2 weeks in june from the 15th to 29th 2013. The staff and hotel is lovely a bit dated and needs an overall the bathrooms mainly, very unusual and different layout beautiful reception...

4/5

Very Good

Great Location, not a bad Hotel
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This hotel is in a great location, close to all the shopping in Patong and very close to bars and entertainment and across the road from the beach. The rooms are very clean, tidy and open. The staff...  

4/5

Very Good

Great Location, Friendly Staff and Overall Nice Hotel.
Date:
My wife and I stay at this hotel every year for 2 weeks for the past 4 years and are booked in again this year 22nd July 2013 for another 2 weeks. We have experienced most room types, Ocean View are...

4/5

Very Good

Nice and Friendly Hotel
Date:
We stay at this hotel 5 night, and i feel very comfortable with their staff and their provide a good service, very friendly staff. Our room facing the beach view, every morning we take our breakfast...

5/5

Excellent

Lovely hotel at the beach
Date:
I stayed 3 nights at this great hotel right at the beach in Patong, Phuket. Very convenient location close to evereything you can ever dream of when going for vacation. The staff was very friendly...

3/5

Average

reality
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We looked for a sea side hotel, near to the center, given the price we choose this. Thanks good we booked only for 3 nights as our room was looking for the back of anohter hotel. This means that from...  

5/5

Excellent

Everything was perfect!!!
Date:
From our arrival to the hotel, up to the day we left everything was perfect!! Really nice hotel, nice room, friendly staff!! Although it was not at the center of town we had so good time there that it...

4/5

Very Good

New Years Eve 2012
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Booked online with no problems. Top floor with beach front balcony room. Awsome view of whole of Patong beach. Not much traffic but close to tuk tuks or motor bike taxis. You can also hire a car with... 

4/5

Very Good

Good Hotel, Friendly staff
Date:
Hotel is located at the southern end of Patong Beach and most areas of the town are quite accessibe from the hotel. We stayed for a week and were quite lucky as we had a spacious room on the 3rd floor...

1/5

Terrible

Do not stay here please
Date:
Our room was so dreary we never unpacked our case, instead I sent an email to our booking agent Diamond Resorts to complain and eventually we got moved to a fantastic hotel JW Marriott Mai Koah beach....

3/5

Average

Regular Visitors
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We are members of the Absolute and recently took advantage of a generous offer of an extra week at the Sea Pearl. We have always loved Phuket and the staff there are like family, no exception this...

1/5

Terrible

Don't stay here
Date:
We had a week at this hotel and one of our worst holidays ever ,only went for a relaxing week as my other half had a knee operation and we wanted to take it easy around the pool taking in some nice...

3/5

Average

A good-enough absolute holiday destination in Patong
Date:
I stayed at the Sea Pearl Beach resort in May 2012 and it was a lovely experience. The resort is on the foot of the patong beach and is very well located. We got a room facing the sea and that's why...

3/5

Average

Staff were good, pity about the room
Date:
An apartment with no window...well, not strictly true, but a bedroom window that gives directly onto a pile of old bamboo scaffolding backed by a dirty wall doesn't count in my book. A TV in the...

5/5

Excellent

lovely hotel
Date:
We booked thru Agoda so great value for money. We had a 1 bedroom suite with its own outdoor spa (cold water) and a very private view. the gym facilities were lovely as was the breakfast/restaurant....

2/5

Poor

Love Phuket...not this place..
Date:
This was our second trip to phuket, all i have to say is, this place was very average, if you did'nt have time share here, they were'nt very helpful. the place is in need of renovations, although they...

4/5

Very Good

Quite Scenic Oasis
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It's on a hill, so there is a bit of a walk from the lobby to the upper rooms. It is clean, modern, with excellent internet and tv. The front desk is very friendly and very Thai. Housekeeping is...

4/5

Very Good

Enjoyed our stay... But..
Date:
A friend and I recently stayed at this hotel for 7 nights. First of all the service we had was great, we attended a compulsory 'timeshare' meeting which we were not pressured to buy nor were we...

1/5

Terrible

Don't stay here
Date:
Out of town no services no one speaks English ir spanish or Hindi or mandarin

1/5

Terrible

Do not stay their
Date:
First night the room was opposite the night club bars and was extremely noisy ( no sleep ). They offered another room which was on the other side of the building, it was very dark with no natural...

4/5

Very Good

Booked again
Date:
We regularly stay at this hotel. We stayed there in April this year and I am about to return in July. They have begun refurbishing the rooms and our room had a new TV and a new bed which was nice. I...

1/5

Terrible

Stop the sales pitch!
Date:
Seems like a nice hotel but they will try and get every cent off you they can, trying to scam you into time share presentations by sleazy Americans. I would NEVER recommend anyone stay here because...

3/5

Average

Sometimes one can be surprised
Date:
Well got to tell it how it is, the stay at this hotel was very good this time. Room 302 has been refurnished, looked good, clean and fresh. Never asked to move room, very out of character. Took...

3/5

Average

Not so good
Date:
A little bit aged and full of Absolute vacation club people which are full of themselves and bringing new customers to breakfast so there is no room for those who are living in the hotel. Very...

3/5

Average

An Enjoyable Stay
Date:
Friends and I recently stayed at The Sea Pearl at Patong Beach. Our 1 bedroom apartment was clean and tidy. The balcony opened up facing the beach, so we always had a view. We found the staff to be...

1/5

Terrible

Bad mistake
Date:
Do not stay at this hotel, it is cheap and nasty and that being nice, the furniture is cheap and crappy, the bed was old and hard, there was bad mould in the bathroom, cheap wooden flooring that was...

2/5

Poor

YES it is a cheap holiday through "IKOALA.COM.AU"...BUT...A BIG BUT...
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This hotel is all about TIME SHARE AND REALESTATE so beware, be so very beware, once your there it will be full on SALES. You will spend half your time listening to dribble. Read what other people say...

1/5

Terrible

No go in this hotel
Date:
My wife and me have booked 9 nights from 12/01 to 21/01 /2012 a room deluxe in front of sea. A rude receptionist give us a room in front of the wall (distance one metre!!!). at our protests, after to...

4/5

Very Good

Absolute Sea Pearl - very friendly and helpful staff!
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We stayed at Absolute Sea Pearl after a trip to India where I got a stomach bug so most of my time was spent in the hotel room recuperating. We got a great deal on accommodation but were put in a room...

4/5

Very Good

Resort on the beach!
Date:
Friendly staff. Hotel a bit neglected and need a facelift. Rooms are spacious and clean. Hotel right on beach and close to shops, longboat and Jet ski services and bars. Close to Freedom... 

1/5

Terrible

The WORST Hotel in Patong!!!
Date:
A recommendation to stay in Absolute Sea Pearl Patong in December 2011 was the worst experience that we have ever encountered. We paid 5000baht/night and thought that it should a reasonable one. We...

1/5

Terrible

thoughly disappointed
Date:
I have just arrived at the Absolute Sea Pearl from visits to Bangkok and Chiang Mai and I am thoroughly disappointed at the room I have been allocated. This was done through a time share swop and I...

3/5

Average

Above average residence
Date:
We stayed at Absolute for 8 days. It was ok, not really anything to rave about. The pool was really nice & we were on the beachfront in the middle of Patong. Everything was within walking distance....

4/5

Very Good

very pleasant stay
Date:
Pleasantly surprised. Extremely friendly staff, could not do enough for us and did it always with a smile. Absolutely clean rooms, serviced daily. Good atmosphere and food in the restaurant, even with...

1/5

Terrible

Absolute Timeshare Selling Machine
Date:
This hotel is based only on selling timeshare, in all launguages, English, Japanase, German, French and on and on. Its not a holiday hotel, as its noisy both inside and outside. Situated on a...

2/5

Poor

This hotel needs a full refurb
Date:
Let's start with 'I wouldn't stay there again'. Only thing in it's favour is location but there are many other better choices with same location advantage. First night room has a building right up...

1/5

Terrible

Time Share Scam
Date:
I was given a scratch card by some girls who told me I had won a prize and to claim it all i had to do was sit through a 90 min presentation to promote Absolute Hotels. They said I didn't have to buy...

3/5

Average

Sewer Surfing
Date:
The resort need a major overhaul, everything is a little grubby. The housekeeping was great, always helpful and friendly unlike the reception staff, whose manner could be a lot more courteous. Meals...

4/5

Very Good

A good hotel to stay at.
Date:
Very nice hotel. Comfortable rooms. Very friendly staff. Hotel is a little out of the centre of town, however, there are free hotel shuttles available. Our room had an outdoor cold jacuzzi. Would have...

3/5

Average

beds were extremely hard
Date:
The map for this puts the hotel in the wrong place. Wish it was that close to Bangla road. hotel is further to the south to the left of the yellow road! Check in was ok. we got there late and were...

4/5

Very Good

JUST OK
Date:
Would stay again, had briliant breakfast. Too many scams going on in the hotel, but if you can ignore it - its briliant! Good location, beach is just 50m away, 5min walk to Bangla Rd. Much cheaper to...          

5/5

Excellent

ABSOLUTELY Fantastic!!!
Date:
I am ABSOLUTELY loving my stay at Absolute Sea Pearl Beach Resort! I've been here for just over 2 weeks now & have almost 2 weeks to go (all at the same resort). I came to Thailand with my parents...

1/5

Terrible

Beware the scratch card scam!!
Date:
Offered a scratch carc by a girl in Karon Beach and surprise surprise we (well the wife) woin a big prize but we had to go to this Absolute hotel in Patong to claim the prize. Fortunately we are long...

5/5

Excellent

Were coming back!
Date:
A lot of bad reviews here but my wife and I absoultly loved it here and we are booked in again this June 2011 for 2 weeks. Location is great, room we had was beautiful, tiny balcony but nice view of...

1/5

Terrible

Absolute Scam
Date:
I was given a scratch card by some girls who told me I had won a prize and to claim it all i had to do was sit through a 90 min presentation to promote Absolute Hotels. They said I didn't have to buy...

3/5

Average

Only a 2.5 star property, Ok but not great
Date:
Used a week through timeshare and the room was large, but old fashioned. Needs to be updated urgently. It was still clean though. Dark rooms with very little lighting, hard to see in mirror to put...

4/5

Very Good

Had a great time - would go back again.
Date:
We spent a week at the Sea Pearl. Admittedly this hotel is due for a refurb, but the rooms are very large, are clean and comfortable, and the location is superb, being over the road from the beach and...

3/5

Average

Not bad for a free week in Phuket
Date:
I stayed here for my free promotional week after attending an Absolute presentation last year in Ko Samuii. I was dreading the required sales pitch but was presently surprised when the salesman asked...   

1/5

Terrible

No sleep for 2 weeks!
Date:
Not a hotell if you want a peaceful holiday. Very loud sound and music until 3 o'clock the morning from the bars that are just outside the hotel, lots of traffic noise. Salespeople trying to sell...

3/5

Average

High Pressure sales and noisy Hotel
Date:
We went on a week trip but had to have a presentation for the holiday club (timeshare). Building going on but room was spacious for a family of 4. Staff were very helpful and pleasant and rooms...

2/5

Poor

Worst 7 nights sleep ever
Date:
We have travelled a bit and this would have to be the worst bed we have ever slept on with a mattress as hard as concrete. This spoiled the whole holiday for us. The staff were friendly and the rooms...

1/5

Terrible

Sleeping with roaches for 7 nights
Date:
We spend 7 nights in this Resort and had cockroaches in our bathroom all the time and had them in our bed at night. The shower screen was falling apart and the water was brown coming from the taps,...

1/5

Terrible

Absolute scam, absolutely
Date:
My wife and I were extremely disappointed after having had contact with these experienced deceivers. We were lured to a taxi by the Absolute sales people when out and about to be given a "brief”...

1/5

Terrible

Desperately in need of refurbuishment - dark and dingy! No view t
Date:
Upon arrival we walked into a reception area in the 'inner courtyard' of the hotel - the roof of the place was in dire need of repair/upgrade as part of it had somehow been damaged. Rooms not bad as...

1/5

Terrible

Absolutely bad service
Date:
Demographics would show that major component of people staying speak English - staff at service counter are extremely poor. Check in abysmal No running water one morning - would not / could not...

3/5

Average

my review
Date:
Our stay was just under four weeks in November 2010. About the only thing going for this hotel is its location, could not be better. The hotel staffs were preeminent. BUT, the noise factor at night...

4/5

Very Good

Phuket Holiday - Great Time
Date:
Had been wanting to visit Phuket for some time and we eventually booked to stay at the Absolute Sea Pearl, although there seemed to be so many hotels and resorts to choose from. The location was great...

2/5

Poor

DO NOT STAY HERE !!
Date:
this hotel is about selling timeshare and has no wish to treat guests well at all. customer relations staff could not solve a single issue we had (nor did they care) and consistently referred us to...

4/5

Very Good

Ignore bad reviews, Absolute Sea Pearl= Pearl of Patong!
Date:
I had a wonderful experience! I was warned prior to leaving that timeshare employees would harrass you in order to make a deal. But I was not approached once. The hotel is perfectly situated for the...

1/5

Terrible

Absolute rip off due to club Absolute scammers!
Date:
We were taken to Sea Pearl Hotel by a Absolute emploee, that give you a scratchy ticket out in the streets. I am telling you they rip you off with lies about their holiday timeshare properties. Sea...

4/5

Very Good

clean and centrally located
Date:
This hotel is situated smack in the middle of Patong Beach so you are central to everything! The rooms are clean and well maitained, the staff leave you alone and don't bother you. Yes the pool is...

1/5

Terrible

WORST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE
Date:
I am well traveled throught the world but our experience with ABSLOUTE WAS NIGHTMARISH AS JUST NOT IT IS BAD HOTEL IN TERMS OF SERVICE BUT staff working there are CROOKS as staff was trying to charge...

1/5

Terrible

Absolute Scam Koh Samui
Date:
For all travelers on Koh Samui, when approached by someone giving you a scratch ticket as a 'promotion' for absolute resorts, decline as best you can, or call them on the scam. My boyfriend and I...

2/5

Poor

SCAM SCAM, club absolute get you drunk scam you scam grrrrr
Date:
Hotel is OK..... clean and tidy rooms are ok if you have a view, we didnt...... the external massage parlour offered my husband 'extras' infront of me the cheek..... noisey bar across the road, sea...

4/5

Very Good

Awesome Hospitality
Date:
I had a chance to visit this hotel during my honeymoon trip and i would feel proud to say, that i had a wonderful time during our stay at absolute sea pearl hotel. Situated right opposite to the...

4/5

Very Good

was better than I thought it would be
Date:
I did a timeshare exchange to this resort through DAE Australia. I later read reports on it and was worried about what to expect when I got there. Well I was pleasantly surprised - I was expecting a...

3/5

Average

Not all it seems
Date:
We 'won' a week's free accommodation at the Sea pearl after attending a 'presentation' on holiday club packages on the Gold Coast Australia. We knew we had to attend a couple of hours presentation...

1/5

Terrible

SCAM!
Date:
Choose anywhere to stay but here. This is a timeshare resort full of salespeople of the lowest kind trying to get you to buy worthless memberships. The accommodation itself was very low quality. ...

1/5

Terrible

Absolute Hell
Date:
Do not stay here. It is located on a busy intersection with a number of bars accross the road. The swimming pool is right on the corner of the intersection; there is traffic noise all day long. The...

3/5

Average

clean and friendly staff but you have to know about sales
Date:
I was not looking forward to staying at absolute after my partner signed up for cheap acocmodation (AUS$200/ 7 nights) with the catch that we had to sit through a 90 minute presentation. I was...

1/5

Terrible

absolute stay away!!!
Date:
We stayed at the resort for my 40th birthday and only wished I picked any where else. We were dragged into a presentation that went for over 3 hrs. The moment we told them it wasn't in our budget...

1/5

Terrible

An ABSOLUTE dump of a hotel
Date:
The rooms smell, too small in sizen given the price...but the worse of all is the Absolute Sales people dragging people off the street and bringing them around the lobby, pool and restaurant. ...

2/5

Poor

Lovely to look at but that's where it stops
Date:
My husband and I stayed at the Absolute Sea Pearl at the beginning of the month for a week and were impressed when we walked in through the lobby as it's quite a striking looking hotel. The location...

4/5

Very Good

Booking issues but in the end a great stay!
Date:
My partner and I purchased an accommodation certificate on eBay with no blackout periods but when it came time to book our holiday well in advance they declined our request saying they had no rooms...  

4/5

Very Good

Front beach hotel in Patong
Date:
I love Absolute Sea Pearl because there was many conveniences around the hotel. Not much expensive. It's located in front of Patong beach, only walk across the road. My room was OK and the staffs...   

4/5

Very Good

Nice hotel, bit expensive.
Date:
We stayed here one week while travelling around Thailand. Hotel was nice and had a very professional look to it. Staff was friendly and the room was nice and spacious but the balcony was tiny. TV...

1/5

Terrible

Time share right on the beach
Date:
My advise find something else, very basic rooms, very noisey at night, pool is tiny and right on the road. Worse place i have ever stayed in. Having owend time in the past I would not recommend this...   

3/5

Average

Good service but very average property
Date:
This hotel is one of the best examples of how you can be fooled by glossy webpages. The property is very average. The look is more of a hostel than hotel. The rooms have very low celings. The location...

5/5

Excellent

I loved it
Date:
I have travelled to Thailand several times, this was a quick and cheap trip for us this time. i purchased my accommodation for Absolute through ebay, i tell you my Husband and i were pleasantly...

4/5

Very Good

Good value hotel, great location
Date:
The Absolute Sea Pearl is great value for money in an ideal location. The rooms are very clean. We stayed in a deluxe sea view room. The bed was huge. Excellent air-conditioning, great TV with lots of... 

2/5

Poor

Expensive
Date:
Paid a fortune to stay here, not the nicest hotel. Staff were friendly, but often requests were met with blank stares. Biggest scam at the hotel - trying to sell you "time share" hooked us in with...

5/5

Excellent

All Good
Date:
I would definitely stay here again. In a fantastic location, clean rooms and friendly staff. Was only approached about the time share once and I declined with no further harassment.

4/5

Very Good

Great Location Terrific Value
Date:
After reading some of the reviews on this resort we were very apprehensive before arriving, but we were both VERY surprised upon arrival, the room was VERY large and comfortable, no we did not have a...

3/5

Average

Not that bad
Date:
Tis isn't too bad a place however it gets quite a bad name being connected with the "Absolute Time Share" outfit who operate a scam scratch and win on the Patong seafront area where commison based...

5/5

Excellent

Great location
Date:
We stayed at the Sea pearl Aug/Sept 08 and to our suprise we really enjoyed it. The room was huge as was the bed and very clean. TV channels were great and I liked that large fridge and kitchenette....

4/5

Very Good

Good stay
Date:
The hotels location is great, and the staff is very friendly. We moved to this hotel after being unhappy with another, and were very pleased with how accommodating they were. The restaurant is VERY...

1/5

Terrible

Absolute Disappointment
Date:
We came to Patong for the 2nd week of our honeymoon. We booked this hotel through my Aunt's timeshare company. Online it looked very nice. We arrived and were told we had a room with two twin beds....

2/5

Poor

Beware Beware Beware
Date:
Just a quick warning to those who are contemplating using this hotel/resort... First, it is NOT better than the HOLIDAY INN PHUKET (my 1st stay in Phuket) but more importantly, they are running a...

5/5

Excellent

Going Back for a 3rd Time.
Date:
I am amazed by some negative comments I have read about the Sea Pearl on this site and on others. My husband and I went in 07 and because of the great time we took relatives and friends last month and...

5/5

Excellent

Fantastic!
Date:
We had 6 nights at the Absolute Sea Pearl in Patong at the end of June. It was fabulous. The staff are very helpful and friendly, always smiling. The room was huge, and very clean. Having Foxtel was...