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“Would go back anyday..” 4 of 5 stars
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Cookies's Salad Resort
61/8 Moo 8, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #27 of 91 hotels in Ko Phangan
London, United Kingdom
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“Would go back anyday..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Generally quite surprised by these reviews...Have stayed here twice, and there are different types of room. Some luxury ones and some pretty standard rooms. Think this place is perfect for 2-3 nights in the luxury rooms...The food is fantastic and the sunsets at this beach incredible, but if your active and want to do some exploring its not the easiest location to get round and visit other sides of island and the sea here isn't really for swimming. It really depends on your plan, but if your travelling round a bit and exploring the islands, this is a perfect stop for a few nights in koh phangan and I would highly recommend, plus you're on the quieter side of the island so you can escape the hussle from main town and Haad Rin. perfect for a first stop for chilling out and taking things slowly. Incredible sunsets.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Stayed in sea view bungalow in September, room had views of over grown palm trees and could not see the beach or sea. Not an issue unless you had paid more for the sea view. Staff were friendly and attentive. Charged twice for the tab on checking out I have contacted the hotel for a refund as over £100. No response, so have been left to sort it out with my card company.

Location is excellent.
Food is a bit overpriced.
Rooms are nice
Staff are very good

Room Tip: Don't choose sea view as it obviously doesn't have a view of the sea.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

In all fairness I paid very little for my stay.
Pros:
- very friendly staff that will help you book onward travel etc.
- great views over the bay
- free cellulite busting workout every time you need to get to your room. That hill is *steep*, seriously
Cons:
- rooms can be extremely basic; aircon is so loud I couldn't sleep even with earplugs
- the beach is very rocky & shallow - not good for swimming!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

There is a very steep path leading from the restaurant to the rooms.
We were asked for a 500baht key deposit which wasn’t explained until we had already arrived at reception; however the only way we can get our room cleaned was to leave our key unattended in a box at reception from 10am to 2.30pm.
We eventually got to our room after waiting for it to be ‘cleaned’ to find the room had a thick damp smell in it, the sheets were stained and there was dirt on the ceilings and walls.
The curtains don’t reach the floor and are almost transparent, so when the light was on from the room next to us, it lit the whole room up like it was daylight making it impossible to sleep.
The whole place seemed to be bodged together, the sliding doors are so badly made there’s a gap between the doors half an inch wide, even when locked.
The bathroom is like a small dungeon, there's a small dim light and no window. Its extremely dark even in the middle of the day, meaning the numerous mosquitos that hang around the bathroom have plenty of opportunity to attack you when you are on the toilet. Also the shower is extremely weak.
The tv has good reception, however the wifi is non-existent until you get to the restaurant and even then has so little signal i was unable to even send an emal.
The bed is comfy and they replace the water, towels and shower gel in the room when you allow the staff to clean it.
However, when we returned to our room whilst the staffs were cleaning it, they were sat on our bed playing on their phones.They had also opened up and had a good nose through our wardrobe and draws, which was totally unnecessary as they don’t need to be opened to clean the room. The sheets they replaced were also stained.
The breakfast is ok as we don’t have to pay for it and the fresh fruit is nice, you get a selection of meals to pick from and bottomless cup policy on coffee and juice; although the coffee and juice is terrible. We frequently used the other restaurants on the beach, They are much nicer and generally cheaper too.
The beach is fine if you have snorkel and shoes as there’s coral and sharp stones all over the beach. There are loads of fish, crabs and other marine life to see due to the coral littering the area. There is allot of rubbish on the beach and floating in the water which is pretty unacceptable as there are around 10 resorts who could all chip in to clean it.
Also, no mopeds available unless you go to the store at the end of the beach, however they ask you to leave your passport or 10000 baht as a deposit, which we weren't going to do. No pickup service so a 300 baht taxi to the pier each way.
Apart from the snoopers, the rest of the staff were really friendly and seemed really attentive to anything we needed.
To summarise, I would say it’s a suitable place to stay if you are a backpacker and used to worse; but with the beach, snooping staff, 30 min taxi to anything other than the beach and general run down state its not worth spending your time here. Stay down south or go to Koh Samui.

Room Tip: Haad Salad is ok for a weekend, But not worth staying any longer
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

We booked online (agoda) for 2 nights. Rooms are quite spacious and well furnished. The sheets smelled strange. The location is really nice, haad salad is a great beach. The view from the restaurant is awesome!
We wanted to stay one more night and booked it at the reception. Everything seemed to be okay, but before we went to bed, we were told the resort was overbooked and we either had to check out or pay more for another room. They were not willing to give us a room for the price we booked.
Further there was noch free Pick up service, we had to pay 300bht to get there.
All in all it is a nice place to stay but the staff is neither friendly nor helpful.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We liked the view on the sea from our room and the bar/restaurant. Service was quite good and people available. Food and breakfast were good also. It is on the beach and you even have towel available. On a island with not so much to do it was appreciable to have DVD player and DVD rental. On the last day we had to leave early to take the boat and they made us a take away breakfast, which was nice.

The smell in the room and especially in the bathroom, smelling urine. The bathroom has only one small light, and you have the impression to be in a cell. We could not rent a scooter at the hotel, excuse was it was the end of the tourist season so most of them where being repaired... No taxi service to leave the hotel, which is quite expensive.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We stayed here for one night only even though the view was fantastic and the beach beautiful.
The breakfast had great choice and again, a great view from the restaurant.
The hills and steps to the beach and restaurant are pretty mental and whilst we were having lunch a snake of about 15 inches long crawled out the bushes right next to us!
The staff were really nice but the cockroaches and ants in our room were enough to make us look for another hotel the next day!!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Cookies`s Salad Hotel Koh Phangan
Cookies`s Salad Hotel
Cookiess Salad Hotel
Address: 61/8 Moo 8, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
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Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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#15 Romantic Hotel in Ko Phangan
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