We stayed at Starlight for 8 nights, 3 girls in total. We shared a bungalow room which was nice as it was quiet and fit the 3 of us perfectly. The room had two double beds, a ceiling fan, air con, tv, small mini bar fridge, a small closet/wardrobe - big enough to hide away two backpacks.
That being said the room was quite small but we didn't mind too much as we weren’t there to laze around in the room all day. The main light in our room had a mind of its own, it would never switch on, sometimes would come on its own and flicker. We did report this to the reception twice but it was not fixed. We got used to living with daylight only. If you are tall you will find the beds to be quite short, I am 5ft’4 and found that my toes almost overhung the bed. The pillows were hard. Not for my liking.
The hotel is situated right on the beach, and everything you need is in walking distance. There is a convenience store on the hotel ground which stocks everything you will require, food, drinks, alcohol, clothing, shoes, sunscreen etc.
The pool is lovely, looks out onto the beach. A downfall about the pool is that other guests were leaving their belongings on the sun beds reserving them for the day, there is only 15 chairs at most around the pool and it was quite frustrating when you would go down there for a tanning session only to find that families had taken over all the chairs. Even at 8am.
Yes, there are a lot of stray dogs roaming the hotel grounds/beaches. As harmless as they are, they are just after a belly tickle and will probably sit by you as you soak up those sun rays but will quickly move onto the next person.
The WIFI is free but can only be accessed from the swimming pool areas. If your room is directly next to the pool I am sure you would be able to pick it up. Often it wouldn't work but I was able to log into the restaurants next door from the pool area as a backup ;)
The staff that looks after the hotel grounds did an immaculate job, I never saw them not working, same with the housekeeper. As for the two ladies who worked the reception/tour desk a smile wouldn't have hurt.
No café or restaurant on the hotel grounds. I do recommend going next door to Nice Beach Bungalows as they were always great on service and a very diverse menu.
In my opinion the location isn’t ideal as we would spend most nights in Haad Rin which is approx a bumpy, windy 45 min journey. It got quite pricey heading in there nearly every night. From a families, couples point of view this hotel is fantastic. Everything you need is at your doorstep. A relaxing quite retreat.
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