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Khao Sok Paradise Resort
119 Moo 6 | Klongsok, Khao Sok National Park 84250, Thailand   |  
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4.5 of 5 stars 203 Reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We enjoyed our stay here ver much. Great staff: very friendly, helpfull and professional advice for booking a trip. All very well organised. The thai food is fantastic, you should definitely try the curry with peanuts (you can choose how spicy you want your dish)!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eric L, Managing Director at Khao Sok Paradise Resort, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Dear Veerle,

On behalf of the Khao Sok Paradise Resort, I wish to thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor.
We are glad to hear your enjoyed your stay with us and that the Penang curry was your favorite dish.
As you know, we are also a culinary school and love to teach the secret of Thai Cuisine to our guests.
We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back at the Khao Sok Paradise Resort.
Best regards,

Eric Limbos,

Managing Director
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

I stayed at the Paradise hotel for four nights (having initially only booked for two). It was off season so there weren't many other people there, it's set in beautiful jungles, the tree house rooms are basic but clean and comfortable with mosquito nets and quirky bathrooms (I had the standard room where one of the showers was through a tree).

The staff were charming and very helpful, there were a few power cuts (understandably) while I was there and they came out to help with candles and torches. The food was good and they happily arranged excursions into the park, which I would highly recommend. The lake tour in particular was a great day out.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Eric L, General Manager at Khao Sok Paradise Resort, responded to this review, November 22, 2012
Dear Helen,

On behalf of the Khao Sok Paradise Resort, I wish to thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.
As you realized, we sometimes have power cuts in Khao Sok, Since Khao Sok is in a very remote area we are used to it, it usually get fixed by the local electric company within an hour, but sometimes takes longer.
The electricity only arrived in Khao Sok 10 years ago and we were used to have electricity only during the day time, until October 2007.
The internet only appeared in 2008, before that we were used to drive to the closest village ”Takuapa” to do our e-mails.
Technology takes time to get to Khao Sok, but I believe it also makes it charm and makes it such a unique getaway.
We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back at the Khao Sok Paradise Resort.

Best regards,

Eric Limbos

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Despite my title, this place is nothing like my house in London, but the staff really do make you feel welcome here. You can see by the fact that Eric responds to every review on here that he takes it seriously and does what he can to make sure your stay is a good one, and the same goes for the others.
The rooms are mostly tree house huts, and they're actually very comfortable. Another room is designed to look like it's hollowed out of a tree, and we stayed in this one for a couple of nights. Unlike the other rooms it had air conditioning, and to be honest, the others didn't need it. It also suffered from damp and leaks, which the others didn't.
Eric was putting the finishing touches to a new bungalow when we were there and it looked really nice.
The food is quite a limited selection, but most of the Thai favourites are there and they're lovely. I really recommend the cookery class too, but bear in mind you make a lot of food, so don't pig out at breakfast like we did.
One of the best things about this place is the fact that they will organise activities for you and they're worth what is charged for them. The lake trip is a must and you should stay overnight on the lake too.
We probably picked a bad time to visit as it chucked it down constantly, but it was still a great few days.
Thanks Eric, for being such a good host, and if we're ever passing Khao Sok, we'll come and stay again :-)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eric L, General Manager at Khao Sok Paradise Resort, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Dear Anonymous,

On behalf of the Khao Sok Paradise Resort, I wish to thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the kindness of our staff.
We currently have 5 Standard Tree houses, 3 Deluxe tree houses and two bungalows, but are planning to replace all the existing bungalow,s by tree houses in a short future, and that includes the tree hut bungalow in which you stayed.

The challenge will be to make one of those tree houses accessible to disable guests, but our master engineer is working on a lift system at the moment that should make it possible.

We just finished the Deluxe tree houses last week and are very proud of the Result, we now have the most comfortable tree houses in Khao Sok.

The deluxe tree houses were all designed by a Thai interior designer friend of me.
The concept is “close to nature”, they all feature, hot water, air conditioners, wooden bath tubs, rain showers, teak wood interiors, king size beds, rubber mattresses, very spacious balconies with sun beds and of course free Wi-Fi internet.

We are also currently working on a new menu with our local chef as well as a new organic wine list.

We are also glad to read that you enjoyed our Thai cooking classes, my wife (Botan) worked as a professional Thai Chef in Europe for more than 2 years and love to share her knowledge with our guests.

We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back at the Khao Sok Paradise Resort.


Best regards,

Eric Limbos

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights and could not have been made to feel more welcome. The reception staff were friendly and helpful, and the food was good. The rooms are very basic but clean and comfortable. The bathroom is really cool with the tree growing through the floor. It's a great base to explore the national park from.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eric L, General Manager at Khao Sok Paradise Resort, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Dear Lucy,

On behalf of the Khao Sok Paradise Resort, I wish to thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our hospitality.
The khao sok Paradise Resort is certainly one of the best base if you are planning to visit the National Park, since we are only located at a 800 meters distance from the national park main entry.
We are also delighted to hear that your enjoyed the kindness of our staff.
We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back at the Khao Sok Paradise Resort.


Best regards,

Eric Limbos

General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

After travelling for almost 3 weeks in thailand we stayed at the paradise resort and had one of the best time . THX to the fantastic staff, always friendly and profesional

we booked the package (jungle taster 2nights with all food included from the resort ) directly with them via the web site.

Our tree hut was very confortable with nice bathroom, we had one of the best sleep so far in thailand
organisation was top from begining to the end. the diferent guide provided for the tour were very profetional, always taking care that you can have the best experience.

the price can look like a bit more than average but it is for our point of view really worth the money

once more many many thx to the team and guide

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eric L, General Manager at Khao Sok Paradise Resort, responded to this review, August 5, 2012
Dear Jonathan,

On behalf of the Khao Sok Paradise Resort, I wish to thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in Khao Sok.
Good food, great service, comfortable and clean rooms at a reasonable price is our motto.
I will pass your regards to the entire team and hope we will have the chance to welcome you back.

Best regards,

Eric Limbos

General Manager
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Hørsholm, Danmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Together with my husband and our 3 youngsters we spent t totally 5 days in the Khao Sok National Park at the Paradise Resort with accommodation in Treetop cabins + one overnight stay in a raft house at the lake. Our trip was from 2-6. July 2012 and we had in advance purchased a Discovery package directly through the Paradise Resort incl. all meals and tours.
After our return to Denmark we must say that during our 3 week travel in Thailand (which also included a 5 star River hotel in Bangkok, a 3 star resort at Koh Mook + a luxury villa in Krabi) the Paradise Resort in Khao Sok brought us not only best value for money – the moments we experienced at this Resort and in the National Park has become valuable memories, because here surrounded by the green forest and the many sounds of insects and animals we felt so relaxed - close to reborn. What an experience.
As to the Paradise Resort: What you see from the photos from the Paradise Resort website is also what you get! Further to this the Paradise Resort is a very nice and comfortable place to stay , because the cabins are cosy and the resort is quietly located. The sounds of the many insects and animals are intense and so is the smell of green nature. The meals prepared to us every day were delicious and the staff and family were very friendly – they really made you feel good. At the resort we also received a “Thai cooking class” taught by the very well English speaking cook Mrs. Botan. The resort is located only 5 minutes walk away from the park entrance and the small village, which offers a couple of other restaurants, resorts and a few shops.
We highly recommend everybody planning a trip to Southern Thailand to spend at least a couple of days in the Khao Sok Rainforest – even though it may rain. Purchase a guided tour package – you will not regret it. We also highly recommend the Paradise Resort. You will not regret that either.
26. July, 2012
Annette Flagstad + family, 2970 Hørsholm, Denmark

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eric L, General Manager at Khao Sok Paradise Resort, responded to this review, August 5, 2012
Dear Annette,

On behalf of the Khao Sok Paradise Resort, I wish to thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor.
We are glad to hear that your stay at the Khao Sok paradise Resort, was the best part of your holidays in Thailand.
When I started the Khao Sok Paradise , my objective was to make Khao Sok available for everybody, not just for hi-end customers, therefore I can guarantee the lowest prices on all inclusive packages in the entire Khao Sok area and by far the best value for money on rooms.
We also believe that our food is the best in the entire national park and are always happy to share the secrets and art of Thai cuisine with our guest, that’s the reason why, we will also soon become ,the first Resort and culinary school in the Surat thani Province.
It was a pleasure to have you as a guest and we hope we will have the chance to welcome you back in Khao Sok.

Kind Regards,

Eric Limbos

General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Stayed here last night after a mix up with dates meaning we had to stay at "at home resort" last night (review written). The two are right next door to each other, paradise resort being slightly cheaper. The room we stayed at "at home" was 2000 baht and the mountain view room we stayed at last night was 1500 baht.

We arrived around 6pm after being dropped off from the full day lake tour (defo worth doing but wear proper shoes and be aware that you will be waist deep in fast flowing rivers for some of the trek!). The room was impressive from the outside with a big balcony looking over the trees (although no mountain view to my knowledge). For a hut in the forest it was extremely clean with surprisingly no creepy crawlies or mozzies. The bathroom is amazing, very modern and not what you expect in a hut! The bed was quite hard and I didnt get a good sleep, however I'm sure this was nothing to do with the room and more to do with my insomnia while in Thailand! The room is basically a bed and a bathroom, there isn't a TV but who really goes to the jungle to watch TV!

The food isn't as good as "at home". The prices are similar but there is much less choice, especially with the Thai dishes. I had a papaya salad and cheese toasted sandwich, both were ok.

Breakfast in the morning was a bit over priced compared to what we had at "at home" . We ordered toast for 100 baht and we got two slices with juice and coffee (the coffee arrived about an hour after the toast but was very nice). "At home" gave us a plate with 8 slices and juice each for 80 baht.

Nuttanit (I think she is the manager) speaks great English and is very helpful. When I asked to change the dates that we wanted to stay, she was happy to rearrange. When it turned out that the rooms AC had broke, she quickly organised us the room at "at home" and charged us the same (cheaper) price that we would have paid at paradise resort. She organised the lake trip for us and also our transport to Bangkok. We had also left our back packs at "at home resort" when we went to the lake trip, but she organised someone to pick them up and bring them to us. Which was great as there was monsoon rain at the time!

Overall, the mountain view room is good value. If you have more money to splash out with I would say go for "at home" over paradise resort. Simply to experience the amazing views and food. However paradise resort has everything you need for a comfortable stay, and there aren't really any negative points to our stay.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eric L, General Manager at Khao Sok Paradise Resort, responded to this review, July 17, 2012
Dear Ms. Jenna,

On behalf of the Khao Sok Paradise Resort, I wish to thank you for staying with us recently and for taking the time to post your feedback on Trip Advisor.

We are glad to hear you enjoyed you stay with us at the Khao Sok Paradise Resort.
The At home Resort is our sister Resort, we usually send guests there when we are fully booked.
I would say that both hotels are a real gem, but the Paradise Resort is much more Nature oriented, the Resort really is in the Jungle and offers a better service with a great view on the Sok mountains.
The At home Resort in comparison would be a lite bit more poach and has more western oriented chalets with cable T.V and DVD players offering a great view on the lime stone cliffs.
Both hotels as well as the Las Orquideas Resort, are by far the most comfortable Resorts you can find in the Khao Sok National park good but were made to welcome a different type of clientele.
At the KhaoSok Paradise resort we decided to go more Thai style when it comes to architecture with all the comforts you would find in the west such as aircon and hot water, however we decided not to place TV’s in the rooms because as you say, who comes to the rain forest to watch television?
We also decided to offer original Thai food to our guests, that means that the food we are serving in our restaurant hasn’t been adapted to foreigners, because I would like my guest to experience the authentic taste of Thai cuisine, again some people might not like it.
The food served in Thai restaurants overseas, or big resorts welcoming westerners in Thailand is totally different from what Thai people really eat.
Regarding the beds, we are currently changing all matrasses in the Resort, and building new deluxe tree houses with even more fancy bath rooms, larger balconies, teak wood furniture, and wooden bath tubs in order to higher our standards.
With regards to the Mountain view bungalow, if you sit on the balcony and look on your left hand side, you will see two huge mountains; those mountains are called the Sok Mountains and are in the national park, they are even nicer to look at in the morning mist.

We hope we will have the chance to welcome you back and wish you all the best.

Kind regards,

Eric Limbos

General Manager
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Address: 119 Moo 6 | Klongsok, Khao Sok National Park 84250, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Khao Sok National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Khao Sok National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our eco-resort is situated in a privately owned area, quiet and peaceful. You will be welcomed by our friendly staff. We offer distinctive leisure activities such as the Chiew larn lake trip, jungle treks, elephant treks,canoeing, jungle survival trips and much more. Let us be part of your unforgettable experience in Thailand and make the journey of your lifetime. ... more   less 
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