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Salad Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8 Haad Salad Road, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #35 of 91 hotels in Ko Phangan
2 reviews
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“DON'T STAY HERE”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

First impression, beautiful place, amazing beach... That impression lasted 5 minutes, we got taken to our room and it smelt damp and was infested with Mosquitos! (Our room was by the pond) we told in advance we had an extra person (the receptionist seemed puzzled) however she organized a springy broken pullout single bed..... Thanks.

Receptionist staff were so rude, one cursed at a friend of mine... And early on we were promised a better room at no extra cost but 4 days later nothing happened. The lady then offered us a free transfer to the pier which she somehow forgot about and made us pay for the next day. Salad resort has left a very sour taste in my mouth after my stay. Torture.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

A lovely resort on Koh Phangan! the beach is pristine with great water and not too many people (we were there in November). The rooms are lovely and the staff very helpful (there was no power on the island for four days but they have a generator). A very quiet, peaceful spot.

Room Tip: The bungalows close to the beach looked amazing but rooms in the resort's main building were gre...
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We stayed at Salad beach resort during the full moon party. The resort is quite far and there isnt' lot to see near resort. Also the shops near are really expensive! Our room was okey at first, but after first day we found out that sink doesn't work and even said about it to staff the situation didn't get any better. Also we had 2 days without hot water. Our friends were staying there same time as us but they didn't have those problems..

The staff at the reception were extra friendly. But.... we had some problems at the restaurant. We ate at the resort's restaurant probaly 4-5 times and every single time there something wrong with our bill. First time they actually overcharged 25BHT but we were just too tired to complain. One time they gave us 200BHT less than they were supposed to. And two times the price on the menus were different. They've been rising up prices and some menus have the expensive ones and some doesn't. Also after full moon party the staff at the restaurant were really hangovered and it took like 10minutes to even get our drinks.
But there is really nice restaurant near by called Jay Jay's pizza or something like that which I highly recommend.

But with the problems I probably could stay there again. It's not bad :)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Having traveled Thailand for 3 months now we know the value of hotels and what you should get for your money; we paid £25 a night here and expected a little bit of luxury but just left feeling disappointed and ripped off! The hotel is in the middle of nowhere, there is only about 2 restaurants on the beach nearby which are expensive and low quality. On first impressions (apart from it being in the middle of nowhere) it looks like a lovely resort and right on a beautiful beach...but that’s about it. Our room in the main building was old and needed serious work (see photos!), our sheet actually had BLOOD on it (disgusting!!!) and felt damp, they had ONE English channel which was the news on loop (again, £25 usually gets you all the movies), the wifi didn’t work the whole time we were there even though we where told it would be fixed on the night we arrived. We ate at the restaurant one night ordering a chicken burger…it wasn’t chicken rather a sausage like paste, it wasn’t very nice at all. Staff were fine, nothing special and breakfast was probably the only decent thing about the place as quite a good selection. Overall we did feel cheated out of money. We had previously stayed at Milky Bay resort on Thong Sala for half the price and it was ten times better!

Room Tip: Dont get the standard double, im not sure what the other rooms are like but this is old and tattie!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We stayed over here for the Full Moon. It's the other side of the island so takes 30-40 minutes to get there, but it means the hotels are nicer and not charging ridiculous rates. Salad Beach has a few bars and restaurants, but great for relaxing the night after the Full Moon!

Reception were great and very helpful. The restaurant wasn't fantastic and were pretty slow with orders, but the breakfasts were fine and plenty of other choice for evening meal. Eating on the beach itself though with all the fairy lights certainly makes up for any shortcomings though.

Beds are a little hard, but then they all seem to be in that area of the world - and was probably still one of the best we had.

Room Tip: The bungalows are great.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

I took a sabbatical to Thailand this past June to do some yoga and go on a spiritual quest. After doing some research for a few months, I decided to stay at Salad Beach Resort for a week long stay. It's at the north of the island, about 30 minutes from the main town nestled on a small semi-private beach that is accessible to the public but have to find your way through first. There are several resorts on this beach and Salad Hut, to me, happen to be the nicest. There are about 10 bungalows if I remember correctly, a pool, great and AMAZING food offered as well as drinks. It seemed to me that guests from other resorts came to the restaurant far more then any other place on the beach. The staff are wonderful, speak English, the rooms are cleaned everyday as well. Each bungalow has a hammock, a patio, a nice bathroom, refrigerator, and there is a small store on site for any extras you may need.

I stayed as a solo guest where everyone else were couples or families, I was there to do a yoga at a near by retreat. I fell in love with the place, it was beautiful, everyone was friendly, it was quiet, no young adults getting too wild, very mellow spot. A great place for couples to get away and relax at Salad Hut Resort, even if you're single and want some alone time, this is a wonderful place. I definitely want to go back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 3 weeks in September'12. It was our 5th visit! We just love this hotel for friendly atmosphere, quite white sand beach and crystal clear waters. Rooms are daily serviced and clean. Swimming pool in a garden is not big but very nice and very well maintained. Restaurant is definitely one of the best on the beach. Food is clean, tasty and unexpensive. Even in low season they have fresh sea food daily so that many visitors from other hotels come for a lunch or dinner. Hotel Spa provide good quality Thai and oil massage. If you like snorkeling or kayaking, you can rent equipment straight at the restaurant counter. But most important for us were service team! Smiles, jokes and willing to make our stay enjoyable made us totally relaxed and feel like at home. We will definitely come over again!

Room Tip: Rooms on 2nd floor over the restaurant are cheaper than bungalows, but with balcony and have a nice...
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Salad Beach Hotel Koh Phangan
Salad Beach Hotel
Salad Beach Ko Phangan
Address: 8 Haad Salad Road, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#32 Romantic Hotel in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Salad Beach Resort 3*
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