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“Stunning view, peaceful stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Cookies's Salad Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   61/8 Moo 8, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #24 of 90 Hotels in Ko Phangan
London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Stunning view, peaceful stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed in one of the sea view bungalows. Amazing view of the beach, although the bushes could do with being trimmed a bit. The rooms are huge, bathroom is massive and fitted with jacuzzi bath. There is a Hammock, seating area, chaise long and what we used as a washing line to hang your clothes on the balcony. Breakfast was good, a reasonable variety of foods. On queiter days they cooked breakfast to order which was a nice change.

Haad Salad is a fantastic beach to go to. The place is very peaceful and coral reefs are approx 100m from the beach so you can snorkel and see lots of aquatic life. Cookies let you borrow beach towels and snorkels at no extra charge. The resort as a whole was very quiet when we were there, ideal for general relaxation after a hectic few days in bangkok. There are several places to eat on the beach.

Just to note, the leaf sweeper was quite punctual in the mornings so no need for an alarm.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Cookie's Salad Resort for the second part of our honeymoon, we stayed 7 nights int he beachfront/poolside bungalow. It was lovely! The AC was great, we had warm/hot water int he shower, and the plumbing worked perfectly. Our room was clean and very nice. It is one of the more spendy rooms in the resort, but I highly recommend it for the view! However, if you will be bugged by the noise from the pool, maybe splurge for one of the more private rooms. It didn't bother me, but my husband didn't love that when he was reading on our balcony, there were a bunch of kids jumping in the pool all day.

This is NOT a couples hotel. We found it was mostly families, which was fine, but since it was our honeymoon, we were thinking it was more of a romantic place, and less family oriented. Again, we really really enjoyed it, but it is not the romantic setting I pictured.

The beach, Had Salad, is very chill and quiet, and a bit out of the way. If you are looking for more excitement, try Had Yao, the next beach down.

Room Tip: Beachfront/poolside bungalow is great, but lots of noise from the pool. The hotel rooms mostly requ...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manipal, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

It's a nice property on the hillside by the salad beach. Nice staff, clean rooms, reasonably priced and nothing to complain about. Some sea view rooms offer a really nice view of the entire beach below. However accessing the beach from these rooms requires a little bit of effort.

Room Tip: The sea view rooms higher up have a great view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Nice quite part of the island. really nice view, great beach and swimming.
All in all really well worth it all. Food a little disappointing as not authentic thai and they use lots of MSG.
They have pick up from the peir.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Cookies resort is built at one end of Salad Beach with bungalows that cascade down the very steep hillside down to the beach. My husband and I stayed here for a fortnight, probably too long, but we needed some serious downtime and thought that being on the beach was just what the doctor ordered. We arrived exhausted from our train journey from Bangkok and very early ferry ride to a lovely location. We had emailed the hotel prior to arriving and were promptly picked up, put into the back of an open van and whizzed off to the hotel! Such fun!

As we were staying a while the lady at reception (sorry forgot her name as its been nearly two months since I've been back), upgraded us to a bungalow on the beach. Originally we were meant to be staying in the hillside but I guess she must have felt sorry for us climbing the hill several times a day. I kid you not, the gradient of this hillside is steep!

Our room was fabulous, spacious with a perfect view of the beach and it had a staircase down to the sand. It was next to the pool and a massage area. The bed was huge and though a bit hard (normal for Asia), it had lots of pillows and cushions to chill out on. There was aircon, a spacious bathroom with a great shower that had hot water 70% of the time. There was a kettle with tea and coffee, a hairdryer and an area to put your clothes. We spent an idyllic two weeks there. We spent our time lazing on the beach, hired a scooter from the hotel and explored the island (fitting in a full moon party) and generally just soaked up what Koh Pha Nang had to offer. The food at the restaurant was great and the staff approachable and friendly. The only downside was that if the hotel was very busy then they would put on a buffet which could get boring to the point of not wanting to eat it! Anyway the rest was perfect! What more could you ask for when we only paid about £20 a night! Well now the down side, BED BUGS! It all started at the end of the first week, a couple of bites at night and I thought, yikes I've been bitten by mosquitoes. Another few days went by and now we are in the second week of the trip. More bites! Really itchy! Then I checked the bed but couldn't really find anything, maybe one bug or something, but thought, well we are on the beach after all, how can I expect not to find anything. We had experienced the lizards on the wall, coackroach which came in through the crack in the floor, and a BIG spider that had decided to stay awhile. All quite harmless. Cut a long story short, do not put your clothes on the open wooden wardrobe. There were tiny bugs crawling all over and had got into my clothes, and everywhere else. By the time I got home to the UK I was on my second dose of antibiotics with a multitude of antihistamines and creams. Its been two months and I'm only now getting over this. Yes, I had tropical/jungle strength sprays but this was just too much. I would have given Cookies Resort 4/5 but had to down grade. Unless they do something about the bugs which they can, I'm afraid it will have to stay in the average category. Shame, its a beautiful place in an ideal location that you can lose yourself in.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

best place we stayed in thailand!
amazing staff, great food!
perfect view from our room too as the hotels in a great place in the hills on the ocean.
looked after us and sorted us travel around the island.
thank you cookies!!

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Wonderfully run family guest house. The assorted buffet breakfasts and friendly, helpful staff were great. We especially loved the pool for the kids as well as happy hour for the parents! Wish we were back there now.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 61/8 Moo 8, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 90 Hotels in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cookies's Salad Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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