The Memory at On On Hotel
The Memory at On On Hotel is one of the best heritages in Phuket which is popular not just for being a good accommodation but also for being an attraction. It is located in the heart of Old Phuket Town and offer a homely feel as you stay here.
This is a true heritage property, the oldest of the hotels in Phuket which has undergone meticulous renovation and yet maintains the rich Sino-Portuguese architectural style. The classic design of the hotel blends in seamlessly with the new and modern amenities.
The lobby and reception offer a classy ambience. Exhibiting a simple yet sophisticated décor, the reception itself boats an antique feel that is coupled with modern design.
The receptionists are helpful and friendly and they even provide free travel advice. Some of the staff here are trainees from Philippines who can provide better personal touch with the English-speaking guests.
The standard rooms are simply decorated and yet sophisticated and modern in terms of the level of comfort they provide. The doors and windows are done in the vintage style making the feel inside all the more homely.
The other room types include superior, deluxe, junior suite and suite. All the rooms and suites contain a minimalistic design showing classic features. The rooms are well furnished with en-suite bathrooms. For those who want to stay in groups, the hotel also provides dormitories.
Apart from quality and comfortable accommodation, The Memory at On On Hotel offers free breakfast facilities to its guests. The breakfast is served in an unpretentious Sino-Portuguese styled in-campus restaurant in the hotel. The restaurant offers both Thai and English breakfast.
The ground floor has a private area which resembles a spacious hallway done in the Portuguese style. The hallway is lit up with elegant lamps at regular intervals along the pillars.
The second floor offers a more homely feel with the beautiful potted flowers and plants hanging from the balcony. The balcony is open and spacious and looks down straight to find the central area of the ground floor of the hotel which is done in the same fashion.
Bovornwit: What we are trying to present is the history of the building. This building that houses the Memory at On On was the first hotel in Phuket so nobody can copy us.
Bovornwit: We are trying to convey the message to our guests that to maintain the heritage structure of the building, some elements couldn’t be the same as other normal hotels. For example, in order to keep the wooden floor on the second floor the way it is, we give gentle reminder to our guests to walk softer in order not to disturb other guests.
Bovornwit: Actually we do not keep track of how many of our guests are repeating but of course if they contact us directly we will offer something special.
Bovornwit: For high season we have about 90% and for low season last year when it was the first year of the On On brand we ran about 30%.
Bovornwit: We had a good response last high season which was our first year. This year, we are doing a lot of marketing locally including magazine and TV program. We also have plan to promote our brand internationally as well. Our goal is to make people recognize The Memory at On On not only as a hotel, but a landmark of Phuket as well.