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Royal Bangsak Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   2/4 Moo 8, Bangsak Beach | T Bangmuang, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #56 of 60 Hotels in Khao Lak
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“never meet hospitality here!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

met first time in Thailand hotel such as poor and less hospitality and service, I strongly recommend even if they offer affrodable price, you feel disappointment after staying there !

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The hotel is nice but in need of some refurbishements, the staff is trying really hard to satisfy guests. The staff is very nice.There are some improvement works in the hotel now, but not disturbing at all. Do not expect a kind of luxury inside the hotel, but you will forget any imperfections as soon as you see the beach. It's absolutely wonderful and so calm!
I do reccommend massage on the beach, good price and quality.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

At the end of August we flew to Phuket for a two week holiday. The weather was mostly sunny with rain only on first 2 days. The hotel is located next to Khao Lak - a top notch tourist destination with great beaches. The surroundings of pure tranquility and wonderful environment make this hotel really special. There is even a free shuttle at your disposal that takes you to the city centre.

Upon arrival we were greeted and shown to the room. They are very spacious, clean, comfortable, good AC and with large balcony.

In terms of facilities: WOW! The swimming pool overlooking the sea is fantastic - large surrounded by palm trees and less than 10 metres away from the beach. I was impressed by the fact that even in low season the staff took care to clean the pool daily. The beach is divine! Great sand and sundecks, wonderful sea colour and very warm (funny enough on a day trip to Singapore we saw an advert in metro for this beach and skiing in Sapporo - that's how good it is!)

The breakfast was perfect - a wide variety that you order individually accompanied by great music. Lunch & dinner is very tasty although I would want to see a wider variety of dishes as it gets monotonous after two weeks.

But the best of all is the staff - very hospitable, nice, always smiling, helpful and go to extra lengths to make your stay amazing. And they do it naturally - for example one day we were offered to have our dinner on the beach with the sunset - splendid idea; or we were taken to a waterfall nearby - a beautiful place.

Overall I would say this is a solid 4 star hotel perfect for relaxtion especially in this time of the year.

Patrick

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

As it has been said before, the beach and the surroundings are really stunning. The hotel itself, however is outdated and would urgently need renovation. If you look for a reasonable priced alternative with a great beach and don't mind the rooms to be run down then this is a great choice. The breakfast is simple (bread, muffins, fruits, egg and thai dishes) but not bad.

Positive
Stunning Beach
Quite location
nice staff

Negative
run down hotel rooms
loud aircon


Tip: Don't buy the card for Wifi at the hotel reception - they charge you 500 THB for 15 hours whereas you can get 100 hours for 100 THB if you buy it yourself. Either you buy a TOT wifi card at one of the 7 Elevens - however sometimes they don't have them on stock - or you connect yourself at the hotel to the TOT Wifi connection - then open the browser - The welcome page of TOT Wifi is displayed. In the left corner you can click "Buy account online" - Then pick the choice with the credit card and take whatever package you need. After paying with your credit card you get a password and a username which you need to sign in everytime when you enter the internet. The first time you need to register yourself with name and passport number - noone does however check whether your information is true ... ;) Then sign in with your username and password. Do not close the window while you are surfing and remember to log out when you are finished.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

This hotel was average, the rooms were spacy but simple and would need a little rennovation i.e we had lamps that didn't work and some of the furnitures looked quite old. There is not really nothing wrong in this hotel but nothing special either.

Staff was kind and helpful. Breakfast buffet was ok with variety of food to eat. Most of the guests are Scandinavians. You can take the shuttle bus from the hotel to the centre of Khao Lak and there were plenty of day trip opportunities and our hotel offered many trips as well.

Great thing about this hotel was its location. It is located by a quiet beach, which is not crowded at all. I would like to recommend the massage by the beach, it was really good and relaxing! Don't miss the Similan islands while your at Khao Lak.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

If you are searching for a quiet location and a beautiful beach, this hotel is a fine and reasonable priced alternative, if you are not expecting much in terms of luxury.

Pros:
Location – fantastic isolated beach
Always available sunbeds on beach and pool
Nice swimmingpool (almost on the beach)
Massage on the beach (good and very cheap)
Friendly staff
Large rooms
Complementery bottled water every day
Inexpensive hotel

Cons:
Rooms not updated
No covered sitting-areas (when raining only place to stay is in your own room which will drive you crazy at some point)
Activity room and sport equipment could do with a makeover
Internet room/cafe disgusting
Cleaning not impressive
Restaurant and food very average (breakfast OK though)
Beach not suitable for younger kids (strong currents)

Visitors at this hotel are mostly Scandinavians.

Please note that our review might turned out slightly negative because of very bad weather when we visited in March – when its raining every day you are probably more focused on the worn rooms etc. instead of the beautiful beach (it really is beautiful).

Also the hotel apparently was started closing down for the low season (bar and restaurant by the pool not opened for dinner, no ice creams for the kids etc.), so you might take that into consideration if planning a trip later than February.

Tip: go have lunch/dinner at Coco Beach next door – fantastic food and very low prices.
Walk further up the beach and eat at Bangsak Village restaurant (trendy spa hotel) – nice restaurant, great food and amazing service (much much better than eating at Royal Bangsak beach)

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2011

We spent 3 weeks (!!) at the Royal Bangsak Resort. We have small children (2,5 and 4,5 years old) and found the hotel very pleasant and peaceful. Perfect if you travel with small children, and don´t mind spending your holiday with Scandinavians.

We enjoyed the quiet location and the amazing stretch of beach with so to speak no people. The swimming pool located just by the beach was a big plus for our little family: we could switch between "pool life" and "beach life" as we pleased with no extra effort.

Nice and friendly staff. We ate only twice at the hotel during our stay; preferred the beach restaurants Coco Beach and Khai both for lunch and dinner. Good food and reasonable prices.

Rooms are spacious, and traveling with small children the room was very ok. Nothing fancy, but just what you need. Fridge and TV, and bottles of water delivered everyday. Also fresh beach towels when you need it.

Drawback: internett access was not good. Small "internet room" with to PC´s for the guests. First two weeks we got a poor connection now and then - third week we had to pay to access the internet. As an "online" family trying to combine holiday with checking work related stuff in the evenings it would be a really big plus if there where free broadband connection available in the room/public area. Not a big cost - but means a lot.

All in all we where very pleased with our stay. The beach is great! Can recommend this hotel to families who wants something comfortable and not looking for "too fancy". Prices for drinks, ice cream etc. is 1/3 than what you pay at more upscale places such as the Meridien for instance.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2/4 Moo 8, Bangsak Beach | T Bangmuang, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Khao Lak
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #56 of 60 Hotels in Khao Lak
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Royal Bangsak Beach Resort 3.5*
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