Urban Beach Paradise: Five Star Millennium Resort Patong Phuket

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Located in the heart of Patong and tucked across two wings on either side of the fashionable Jungceylon shopping centre – Phuket’s trendy shopping hub – the five star Millennium Resort Patong Phuket epitomises a true urban resort paradise. The modern and contemporary design sets the mood for guests within the immediate vicinity of Patong Beach and the island’s huge variety of shops, restaurants and endless entertainment (check out the ‘Location, Location’ section further down for more info).

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The Resort

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In this welcoming five star hotel, you’ll find some of the finest accommodation and the most friendly staff. The location is also perfect to explore unforgettable attractions, relax on the nearby beach, dine out in style and shop for hours.

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Arriving at Millennium, we were blown away by the vast lobby area and the shuttles dropping off the excited arrivals. The resort appears grand in every way, surrounded by luscious tropical gardens, indoor water features, mood lighting and chic, stylish décor that equates perfectly with the resort’s well-deserved five star status.

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It’s no wonder Millennium Resort Patong Phuket is highly rated on TripAdvisor and was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013; you can check out some impressive first-hand reviews at the bottom of the page.

The Rooms

Consisting of two wings, the Lakeside and the Beachside, the 221 and 197 guest rooms are designed to exude a resort-like ambience with the feel extending to each of the wings’ dining outlets as well.

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Mostly located at the Beachside Wing, the trendy and vibrant Superior Rooms offer a comfortable room size of 30m² with a simple, yet chic feel and all the modern amenities and features you could need to help you fully enjoy your Phuket escape.

Sink into the heavenly King size bed (or two twin beds), relax on the comfortable sofa and catch a TV show or film on the satellite TV if you feel like a night in. There’s also a private shower ensuite, air-con, personal safety deposit box and direct WiFi access so you can keep in touch while on holiday.

The Deluxe Upgrade

If you want the ultimate luxury on your trip to Millennium Resort Patong, then enjoy a room upgrade to the more spacious Deluxe Room and a ton of extra getaway bonuses for a truly VIP escape.

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Mostly located within the Lakeside Wing, the Deluxe Room upgrade features a beautiful private balcony that’s ideal for enjoying some afternoon sun or an evening cocktail. The elegant room is furnished with exotic decorative Thai touches and warm colours, totalling a comfortable 32m². There are all the features of the Superior Suite like a soft King bed or two twin beds, a satellite TV and more, plus the ensuite features either a shower or a relaxing bath tub for a soothing soak.

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The Deluxe upgrade also gives guests the real VIP treatment with return airport limousine transfers to and from the resort and Phuket International Airport in style.

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Also indulge in a six-course ‘Global Gourmet’ tapas degustation at the world-famous Joe’s Downstairs Restaurant offering Phuket’s finest new world cuisine. It’s one of the region’s most popular restaurants for lunch, sunset cocktails, dinner or late night drinks and it’s located right on the water with breathtaking views of Kalim Bay.

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This backdrop, combined with the all white interior and terrazzo bar makes Joe’s the perfect spot to enjoy a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list, delicious appetisers, tapas, grilled delights, and live seafood including Maine lobster.

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The tapas degustation experience is truly a food-lover’s dream with highlights including Mexican pulled pork with crunchy fresh tortilla chips, Baja-style chicken quesadilla with fresh green chili and salsa verde, and Ahi Tuna tartar with ginger chili soy on crispy wonton crackers, among other mouth-watering delicacies. Along with your dinner, you can enjoy sundeck seating only a few feet above the rocks, great music, stunning ocean scenery and a stylish, but relaxed atmosphere.

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As one last upgrade bonus, you’ll also receive two tickets to Phuket’s exciting 4D Cinema experience at Jungceylon Mall. With moving chairs, surround sound, high-quality imagery and other 4D surprises, it’s a thrill for both adults and kids alike!

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Five Star Dining

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You can find a ton of bars and restaurants in Patong, but few will be as welcoming, attentive and satisfying as the ones at Millennium. From Mediterranean style to traditional Thai, BBQ to bistro, you can find the right style and flavours to suit your taste and your mood every night of your stay.

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While staying at Millennium you’ll enjoy a delicious cooked buffet breakfast spread with a huge selection of Western and Asian specialties every morning of your trip. If you’re in the Beachside Wing, then breakfast is served in the trendy Straits Dining Restaurant where you can also enjoy authentically prepared dishes from the four main regions of Thailand in the evenings.

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The highlight of dining at the resort though is the themed all-you-can-eat buffet dinner at the Bistro restaurant which features uber chic indoor dining or a refreshing al fresco area on the garden terrace.

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The offer includes the buffet dinner for two adults, plus if you’re travelling with kids they can eat for half price too.

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Altogether, there are six restaurants and bars at the resort to choose from. Level four is an upscale poolside restaurant on the Lakeside Wing. It specialises in al fresco dining and laid-back evening barbecues in true Thai style.

Also enjoy a serve of authentic Thai chicken satay one afternoon by the pool.

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Cafe 8 is perfect to unwind throughout the day with specialty coffees, ice blended beverages, home-made cakes and pastries served over the counter.

Millennium’s bars include Lounge 98 in the Lakeside wing overlooking the terraced garden and water feature.

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Turn to the Beachside wing for Bar 8. It opens throughout the day for an afternoon session and until midnight for late-night lounging. The funky drinking spot boasts a vibrant selection of music, a wide range of international cocktails, tasty bar snacks, all-day WiFi access and airy, open-plan surroundings.

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Facilities

You can expect nothing less than the absolute best facilities from a five star resort and that’s exactly what Millennium offers.

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The urban resort features a well-equipped day spa, ballroom, function rooms and two extensive swimming pools.

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The two pools come complete with laid-back lounge chairs and white beach umbrellas if you need a little shade or an afternoon nap. It’s poolside bliss and a great way to cool down after a day of shopping and exploring Patong.

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There’s nothing quite like enjoying a fruity cocktail poolside too. One of our favourite Patong passtimes! There’s a selection of classics and exotic Thai concoctions available to order from the bar.

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The fully-equipped, state-of-the-art gym facilities are perfect for working up a sweat on the treadmill or a quick weight session to help you feel extra confident when you hit the pool (and work off all the exquisite Thai food you’ve been treating yourself to).millennium

There are also an array of first-class services on offer including valet and concierge services, 24-hour room service, same-day laundry and dry cleaning, free WiFi access in public areas, car parking facilities if you’re interested in hiring a car, foreign currency exchange and sightseeing arrangements can be made by the friendly, multi-lingual staff.

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Near to Millennium Resort, you’ll also find an array of fun activities for both adults and kids to try like golfing, water sports (jet-skiing, water rafting and more), ATV tours, trekking, a shooting range, paintball, bungee jumping, fishing, go-karting, parasailing, snorkelling, or a hit of tennis.

There are also tours available to the best sites in the region including island hopping, elephant trekking, the Phuket Fantasea Show, Sunset View Point, yacht charters, Simon Cabaret, arts & crafts and city tours. The helpful staff at the resort were happy to advise us on sightseeing and the resort itself is the perfect base from which to explore the best of Phuket.

Escentika Spa

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Millenium Resort’s premium Escentika Day Spa is designed exclusively to meet your individual needs, with luxury brand PEVONIA and therapies customised for different skin and body types. The spa itself is located by the pool on the fourth floor of the Lakeside Wing, and with the offer guests receive a total of six 30-minute head and shoulder massages to share evenly between two people.

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We recommend trying soothing treatments at Escentika like the exfoliating and exotic Palm Sugar or Tamarind Body Scrub, the Innovative Anti-Ageing Wrap, the Gentleman’s Caviar Facial or the aromatic or Milky Jacuzzi Baths are sure to leave you feeling like you’ve been on holiday forever.

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Location, Location

Patong Beach

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The resort is just a short walk to the white sands of popular Patong Beach or guests can take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service from Millennium. Once you’re there, you can lounge on a deckchair under a beach umbrella, take a dip in the cool blue water, or try a water sport like jet-skiing or parasailing. It really is the best of both worlds having a beautiful sandy beach so close to the urban centre of Patong.

Jungceylon Shopping Mall

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Both wings of the Millennium Resort Patong Phuket are connected to Jungceylon shopping centre, a vast 200,000m² shopping paradise with more than 75,000m² of retail space and over 200 shops. The stores sell brand-name clothes, spectacles, sunglasses, cosmetics and perfumes, shoes, DVDs, computer games, tons of mobile phones and accessories, electrical goods and pretty much any other retail item you can imagine.

It’s an entertainment and shopping metropolis featuring Big C, Robinson Department Store, SFX Cineplex, SF Bowling, Mario Land Games Zone and much more to keep both adults and kids entertained for hours.

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Also visit the Full Moon Brewery within the mall – Phuket’s only microbrewery and restaurant – where unique, handcrafted beers are created using only 100% natural ingredients. Phuket Lager, Andaman Dark Ale and Oriental Wheat are worth a go, while you can also enjoy eclectic dishes from around the world that pair well with the handcrafted brews. If you’re not a beer drinker, crafted cocktails and ultra-premium spirits and wines are also on offer at Full Moon.

Bangla Road

The resort is also just moments from the famous, buzzing Bangla Road. It’s the centre of Patong and Phuket’s action where shopping, dining and bars abound. At night, the road comes alive and many people returning after a year away are surprised to find their favourite bar or restaurant from the previous holiday gone with another sprung up in its place. It’s this ever-changing, vibrant environment that keeps things more than interesting.

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There are plenty of laid-back Aussie bars, cheeky Go-Go Bars, live music and cabaret venues, fruity cocktail spots and much more to explore once the sun goes down. Constant favourites include Simon Cabaret which is a spectacular display of colour, originality and fun featuring musical theatre from around the world.

Thai Street Food

Phuket is known for it’s incredible Thai street food, so no visit to Patong is complete without tasting the fruits of the local street vendor’s labour. Conveniently, you can find a big night market just behind Millennium Resort where locals serve up mouth-watering food delights from around Thailand and, what we’d dare to call, some of the best Pad Thai we’ve tasted.

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The night market is popular for both tourists and local Thai people, so you know it’s the tastiest and safest bet for street food. Along with the famous Pad Thai, you can try sizzling satay skewers, grilled fresh fish, authentic curry dishes, desserts like creamy custard and sticky rice and loads more treats.

Aside from the street hawker’s fare, you can also find exotic fresh fruit and veggies like limes, tamarind, papaya, pomelos, green mangoes and ready-made salads in this Thai food paradise.

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TripAdvisor Reviews

‘Wonderful Hotel’

Five out of five stars – Reviewed 1 February 2015

My husband and I stayed in the Millennium Resort in December 2014 for 8 nights on a superior room on level four. Our room was extremely comfortable and quite spacious with a bay window. The hotel staff could not do enough for us, they were attentive, friendly and professional. The breakfast buffet was delicious providing a wide range of fruit, western and Asian options with on request cooked items and coffees. The pool was lovely and clean and very large. It is well located for shopping. It is near the busy Nightclub area and a 10 minute walk to the beach. Overall a wonderful place to stay!”

‘Great Hotel’

Five out of five stars – Reviewed 6 January 2015

Spent 4 nights at this hotel in December 2014. Was a great experience. Comfortable rooms and easy access to everything. Perfect for families as well. Clean rooms and comfortable beds. Great breakfast as well.” Reviewed – 5 February 2015

‘Best Hotel in Thailand’

Five out of five stars – Reviewed 4 January 2015

Once again, the Millennium Resort Patong Phuket exceeded all our expectations. The third time we have stayed and the facilities, staff and excellence of service is far greater than any other hotel we have stayed in anywhere in the world. From sun up to sleep time the Millennium provides us with all our desires, needs, requests. The staff are excellent, friendly and extremely reliable to all our needs. The Management is on hand to assist and answer any questions we may have, and the food is out of this world. Resort facilities are outstanding, relaxing and all needs are met with a friendly smile from all the staff. Millennium Resort Patong – thank you for fulfilling our holiday, and see you soon.”

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