I ended up at this resort after falling for a classic bait-and-switch manoeuvre by a fairly aggressive taxi tout. Entirely my own fault. The reception staff didn't endear themselves to me as when I sought to confirm the price they asked the taxi driver in Thai "have you told him a price yet? What did you tell him?", oblivious to the fact that I can speak Thai. Still, I should count myself lucky that I wasn't the single French girl who arrived moments later and was quoted 50% more.
Anyone who has spent time travelling through provincial cities in Thailand could be forgiven for thinking that the interior of the bungalow had been transplanted straight from a 350 baht/night concrete box hotel in the likes of Udon Thani or Phitsanulok. Slightly musty smell; ancient, industrial looking air conditioning unit; 70's style furniture; garish, shiny curtains; and a leaky, flooded bathroom. The mirror at the head of the bed also makes one wonder whether it was designed for the sort of hotel one might check-in to for just an hour or so with a companion.
Despite this, the room was clean and it's right on the beach, albeit separated from the rest of the bars/restaurants/massage places on Khlong Khong beach by a large empty plot so it's about a 5-10 min walk to the action.
The resort's bar and pool looked nice enough and seemed popular, and all of the rest of staff I encountered were friendly. The laundry service was rapid and my clothes smelled delightful when I got them back. I regret not enquiring what washing powder they use.
I rented a motorcycle from there which had certainly seen better days. Consequently I spent much of my day on it wondering how much of the damage I would be accused of causing, but in the end there was no issue.
Overall, there's nothing particuarly wrong with this place and I have stayed in infinitely worse. It's just not really worth the 1000bt I paid and I have no doubt whatsoever that better is available.
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