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10/ 44 Moo 1, Sairee Beach | Koh Tao, Ko Phangan, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #128 of 226 Specialty Lodging in Ko Phangan
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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“Mean owner”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

The accommodations are simple and nice, the location is great if you want to be on Sairee beach, the pool is fun too. Unfortunately the owner makes you feel unwelcome and has quite a temper. Personally I was afraid to ask for the wifi password after we saw her yell at someone earlier for doing so. The day we checked out we decided to meet with a few friends at Prik Tai before setting out for beach. We were rudely told to leave the area because we were no longer customers. They wouldn't even let us use the bathroom while we put on sunscreen. It seems like the employees at Prik Tai have been maybe hardened by obnoxious tourists visiting the island, but they should have some respect for the guests at their resort.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Laramie
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Rooms were fine. Clean. Beds were very uncomfortable. We asked for an extra pillow (one of us has a very bad back) and it was as if we asked for her first born child. Well, okay... we just went and bought one at the supermarket. The lady was pretty unfriendly at first, but eventually really warmed up to us and by our 7th night was more helpful by the end. Seems as though whether or not we would have stayed there really didn't matter to her, perhaps it is so busy, because of the nice location, customer service can be overlooked. Probably wouldn't stay here again when there are other lovely choices with nice customer service.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Ont.
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My friends & I booked Prick Thai (This is a review for the Prick Thai on Koh Tao (Sairee Beach) - I'm not sure if there is another location on Ko Phangan?) through Scuba Junction.
The lady at the front desk was pretty unfriendly throughout our stay, but on the last night we had an incident where we were unsure if we would be able to get our laundry back before leaving on the 6 a.m. ferry because the front desk was closed & laundry was not at our room as promised. This led to the woman yelling at staff members from the dive shop & saying "I hate you and your Scuba Junction divers."
Not a great last impression.
*However, after all of that, at least we did get our laundry back.)
Overall, it was very convenient for diving purposes as it was 10 steps away from the dive shop/beach.
We had an unconditioned hut with a double bed + a single bed (there were 3 of us.)
We were relieved when we saw 2 fans mounted on the walls, but those fans were extremely squeaky & were annoying during the night.
The accommodation was extremely basic, with a sheet on the beds, a small sheet each to cover yourself at night, and no toilet paper, soap, etc. I guess this is what the cheap price suggests.
It's a good price & good location, if you are willing to deal with explosive staff & basic accom then go for it - if not, find somewhere nicer on Sairee Beach.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Fairly good value for your money. We stayed here as part of our dive course package. The fan bungalows are relatively plain and barebones but are very clean. The power would often go out at in the evenings but this is apparently common on Koh Tao.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We moved from another resort further away from the beach which was more expensive, we are very happy for our move, the lady at the front counter is really nice and helpful. very basic room but thats the price we are paying for a basic fan room. great location.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Except from noisy neighbors (yeah, yeah, this is a untz-untz island I know, but it is still cool to be able to sleep at night), I really liked Prick-Thai. At first, I came here because that was the accommodation my diving school was offereng, but I ended up staying here for almost two weeks. My bungalow was clean (no cockroaches, soho!) and the location very good if you want to be close to Sairee Beach but still not on the "worst" party spot. The woman in the reception (they were two, and I mean the younger one with a little daughter) was a warm, kind and very helpful person (which actually is a bit uncommon on Koh Tao, haha). For beeing on Sairee Beach, the price was good. And when I wanted to have my room cleaned, I just had to tell them. I like that, because sometimes it is not necessary to change sheets for example (bad for the environment and actually just weird).

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

The perfect base for divers! We had a basic fan room but Koh Tao is not unbearably hot at night so this was fine! The value for money cannot be overstated, the location cannot be beaten and the lady who runs the place made us feel completely welcome! Close to the beach and restaurants and pubs, as well as moped rental places and shops, we had a great 5 nights here! They also do laundry, which we unfortunately only found out on our last day! A perfect, affordable base for divers!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 10/ 44 Moo 1, Sairee Beach | Koh Tao, Ko Phangan, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
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Ranked #128 of 226 Specialty Lodging in Ko Phangan
Number of rooms: 30

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