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.
Haad Salad is ok for a weekend, But not worth staying any longer
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