Last Thursday my friends and I took a night flight out to Phuket (HKT). It was delayed, almost 2 hours and we were only given a bottle of mineral water, hmmm. When we reached the chalet, nobody’s at the reception. Luckily it was connected to a diner, which was ran by a bunch of ladies that were so helpful they advised me to ring the bell. But to no avail. Then, after ringing the bell quite few times, I saw the business card of the chalet and decided to give a call to a number on that. Turned out it was the phone in front of me, at the reception counter, which of course wasn’t a help. Then there’s another number, a mobile phone number and I decided to give it a try.
We were lucky someone’s picking up the phone, and here’s our phone conversation.
She : What time is now?
Me : It’s almost 1 o’clock
She : Check in at 2 pm.
Me : No, I booked for today, 17th not 18th….
She : Ohhh
Me : My flight’s delayed…
She : Oh, nobody there?
Me : No….
She : You go knock number 101… the staff is there. Maybe she sleeps.
I went to knock on 101 but again no one answered and then when I went to call her again, I saw 101’s key in the drop key box. I decided to open the door. There was no one inside the room and I assumed that it was for us. Heh. We were damn tired (spent) at that time, spent almost 7 hours travelling – started from ERL to klia2 to HKT to Kamala Beach.
When I was about to call her back, she called the reception and I picked it up, she sort of guessed that I would be there by the time she called. I informed her there was no one in the room but the key was in drop key box. She asked me if the room was clean, which it was and she told me that we can use the room. Turned out that it was a standby room for the clerk on the shift.
I informed the diner ladies that we were told to use the room and they bid us good night and good rest. We didn’t do much except went to 7E to get bottled waters and some food for breakfast, brushed our teeth and just went to sleep. There were only two pillows but there were 3 of us so I just slept on my backpack.
We woke completely around 8 am. I checked the bathroom and realized there were no towels, I thought I continued to sleep on and off until 10 am. My friends went out to see the beach which was just rightly in front of our room. Which was so nice. That was one of the factors that I went to sleep so much, because of the wind and the sound of the waves.
At 1030 I went to ask for towels and the lady at the reception recognized me easily. She apologized about the earlier incident and I was sorry too to have to call her so late at night. She gave us our real room, and provided us enough towels and pillows etc. She was too kind and warm, we did feel like we were at someone’s home instead of some chalet haha.
So, there; a bit of our adventure in Phuket.