Wow what a wonderful resort. The staff were excellent and very friendly. Nothing was ever too much trouble and they catered to all your needs.
It is a really romantic hotel with lots of honeymooners. Even though we were there at the beginning of low season, occupancy was still at nearly 100%. It didn’t seem crowded though, unless you were at the beach or the pool you very rarely saw anyone.
When we arrived we had booked a Pool residence, but were upgraded to a Sarojin Suite. Wow, huge and beautiful, it didn’t have a pool, but a stone relaxation spa bath on the balcony.
Breakfast was to die for. A la carte as opposed to the usual buffet. The choices were amazing and you can have sparkling wine or fresh juices (or both) with your breaky!!
Complimentary mountain bikes for your use, with maps and water provided. When we got back from our very hot ride, we were met with cold towels and cold water.
Free WiFi is provided to all guest residences, and you could use their laptops in the library for free. The library has books, DVD’s and CD’s that you can borrow.
The reason I picked this resort was because I fell in love with the pool in the brochures. It is magnificent. The individual lounges and the private, over the water salas, were fantastic. The service around the pool was second to none. The minute you sat down, the pool attendant brought you a glass of ice cold water, and continued to top it up the whole time you sat there, along with complimentary juice and fruit. My one complaint was that the water in the pool was too hot. It was really disappointing to sit there looking at the gorgeous pool, then going for a swim to cool down, only to find the water was probably 32-33 degrees :( The water in the rain shower next to the pool was much cooler and I noticed many people using that rather than swimming.
The beach was lovely and again the service was excellent. Non motorized water sport was included, but the sea was a little rough for us to try it.
The hotel provides a free shuttle service into Khao Lak town approx. 6 times a day. This was fantastic, we went in for dinner and stocked up on drinks and nibbles from the local supermarket. Much cheaper than the hotel.
Unfortunately many businesses close for the low season, so it was a little quiet. All the beach restaurants around the Sarojin were closed (apparently they close in the first week of May) same in the town of Khao Lak. Although we found it easier to bargain in the shops as they weren’t getting as much business. We paid similar prices to Patong.
I think the defining difference in this resort, to any others, is the staff. They are friendly, respectful, helpful and always smiling. The last image I have of the Sarojin is driving away on the way to the airport with 3 staff members waving us off :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Multi award winning luxurious boutique beach resort, just 55 minutes from Phuket on a stunning, secluded white sand beach in Khao Lak. Exceptional personal services, top class facilities. Ideal for couples, romantic breaks, honeymoons, weddings and adult family groups. Designed in a contemporary Asian style with just 56 luxurious guest residences. Wide range of activities and facilities - cruise on a luxury boat, jungle adventures complete with champagne, glimpse authentic Thai local life in association with responsible and sustainable tourism commitment, rejuvenating spa massages lulled by the sounds of the Andaman sea, Thai cooking classes, lazy gourmet lunches, romantic diners on a secluded beach or by a candlelit jungle waterfall ...The limits are only your imagination. No children under 10 years permitted to stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sarojin Hotel Khao Lak
- Sarojin Hotel Khao Lak