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“Great room, strange bathrooms” 4 of 5 stars
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Sarikantang Resort & Spa
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   129 / 3 Moo 6, Seekantang Beach, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #20 of 92 Hotels in Ko Phangan
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“Great room, strange bathrooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This hotel is well located on the beach with two great pools. The included breakfast is delicious and other meals at the restaurant are also yummy. The one con of this room is the washro although attached is somewhat outside. I was not a big fan of this as we had to keep the door closed at all times to avoid bugs. Other then this the rooms are nice, clean and little villas.

Room Tip: Avoid rooms with outdoor style bathrooms, room Infront of the pool looked great
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Amazing resort!!!
The best private beach in the island, if you are in the region you have to go there for at least 1-2 nights
The breakfast is nice (I ve seen better but it's ok) , the atmosphere in the hotel in great.
I highly recommend to upgrade the room, the best rooms are in a separated and quite new area with a private pool with direct access it's more expensive but it's definitely worth the monney.
Will come back again :)

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed nearby but ended up eating here everyday. We loved the resturant at this hotel. Great location right on the beach with a varied menu. We found the staff to be very helpful and attentive although could be quite keen for you not to outstay your welcome! We enjoyed the food and didn't think it was outrageously overpriced as we have encountered in other places.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Resort with good location for FUll Moon party but very unfriendly and unhelpful Staff. Before arrival I had paid half of the total price. Upon arrival, I was obliged to pay the full amount, while my friends could pay at the end of our stay. Staff is unfriendly, ask you to pay for everything.
beach is nice but the sea is not the one you would expect on those islands (much better beaches elsewhere in Koh Pan ghan): definitively good location for full moon but would not consider it as a good value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Sarikantang, General Manager at Sarikantang Resort & Spa, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
Dear Yle1,
Thank you very much for spending time reviewing the experience of your stay with us. I, personally, have to offer you a sincere apologies for this incident. May we take this opportunity to explain to you once again that we never had any intention to make you feel the treatment offerred was unfair between you and your friends, not at all.
During the full moon period, most guests will be requested (pre-informed) to make a payment after the guests saw the rooms and are happy with it. This is just for creating a faster and smoother checking out process which are normally all at the same hour of boat and on the same day after party. If there were no prepayment for some rooms, there will be surely a huge delay to all guests departure schedule.
However, this is not a strict request so we generally asked your group but all of your friends, except you, prefered to pay later and we had no problem with it. This seemed unacceptable for you to be the only person who paid before. The duty manager was called to offer you a sincere apologies and offered you back many times all the paid money. However, that was refused but we were requested for kinds of compensation instead which at the end was satisfied by you when received one though it couldn't be all as requested.
Again I really have to ensure with you the hotel has a good standard of policy and also the flexibilities in all circumstances. All treatment to all guests are fair. If this would make you feel better, we would like to welcome you back again and we will prepare some special treatment for you and your group of friends - equally nice, we promise :)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

After to travelling to over 53 countries and staying at numerous hotels, I'd like to think I know what I want in a beach hotel. Cleanliness, good rooms, great staff, good food, great beach and Sarikantang has the lot!

The hotel is situated in Haad Rin, but actually on Leela Beach, smaller (arguably better?) brother to Haad Rin beach which is where the full moon party is.

Upon arrival into Haad Rin, if you've told them when your arriving they will send a free pick up which is always welcoming. Check in is a breeze with a free drink.

There is a variety of bungalows to suit all needs and they are all a good standard. We have stayed a few times at this resort and one thing that's been constistant over the years is all the rooms we have stayed have been spotlessly clean, sure your going to encounter a few ants and geckos now and a again, I'll give you a tip, ants and geckos have no preference why they abide, be it in a budget place or the best 5 star accommodation. They are part of the nature, so just deal with it.

Inside the room there is a TV and DVD player, which I believe you can borrow films at reception, if that's your ticket. There is also a much needed refrigerator with prices much the same as the resturant but there's nothing stopping you from filling it up your self.

The bungalows are well spaced out, and you never feel 'your on top of each other' unlike the awful Coco Hut next door, which has a 'cram them all in philosophy'

The hotel has two pools, one right on the beach and the other at the Lanai Rooms, both were virtually empty during our stay.

Breakfast is an excellent buffet with plenty to choose from and sets you up for a 'hard day on the beach'

I've saved the best part of this hotel till last. The resturant. Overlooking the beach it's wonderful place to have a nice meal at night. There is a good selection of Thai and Western dishes, all wonderfully presented in a nice ambient atmosphere.

Why is Sarikantang so low on Trip Advisor after I've giving it a great write up you ask? It's because the majority of the guests don't speak English, that's not to say there aren't any, and that's just fine with us, as we like our privacy.

Whether your here for a quiet holiday or partying till dawn on Full Moon, Sarikantang is the perfect place to stay in Haad Rin.

Room Tip: Just before we left, the owner showed us the new renovated rooms 31 & 32 I think and they were o...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights wanting to spoil ourselves a bit... and we were not disappointed. We booked the superior room, spacious clean room and bathroom. Creamy complimentary toiletries, bottled water each day, kettle and drbk sachets, large tv, dvd player (good selection if latest dvds in reception).

At every turn there was a smiling face from staff members. They were very friendly and helpful in arranging a tour for us with a travel company. Buffet breakfast was basic, but adequate for us. They gave a good and fairly priced menu for a la carte food.

2 nice pools, private beach on doorstep. Haad drin centre is about 10minutes away to walk which we did not mind. The hotel had a shuttle bus whuch runs at certain times, you just need to enquire and book at reception.

We had a minor problem with tiny ants by the bathroom sink (i dont know where they kept coming from). Staff addressed this immediately.

Just a heads up, if you decide to walk it when you arrive, you go past the coco huts sign (dusty road along the left). This does not look like an official paved road but walk up and around a little and you will see the sign.

Our transfer boat was at 8.30pm and we were offered the spa washroom facilities to freshen up before we left, which was a nice touch.

Exceptional value for money. A nice bit of luxury without breaking the bank.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Stayed here for full moon party with a group of friends in January. We really enjoyed our stay in a superior room. The resort is in the perfect location- just 5 minutes from the town and 5 minutes from the full moon but still adjacent to a peaceful beach. I would absolutely recommend staying here but I do think that the management should consider spraying the resort to ward off mosquitoes as they were rather bothersome while we stayed there.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Sarikantang, General Manager at Sarikantang Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
Greeting from Sarikantang resort and spa,

Thank you very much for speding your time on sharing us a useful information of guests' view.
We all are delighted to know you had a great time at our property during the past full moon week.
Regarding your comment on spraying the area of our garden, the comment is well noted and we
are happy to inform all of our potential and returning guests that the pest and instect control spraying machine will be delivered to our place soon in order to control the pest in the garden for this summer.

We really wish to welcome you back to Sarikantang again in the future and we really hope we will be able to have a chance to make your next stay perfect!

Thank you :)
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Additional Information about Sarikantang Resort & Spa

Address: 129 / 3 Moo 6, Seekantang Beach, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Ko Phangan
#6 Family Hotel in Ko Phangan
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ko Phangan
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sarikantang Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sarikantang Reosort & Spa, a casual luxury beach resort in Koh Phangan. Just 5 minutes walk in to Haad Rin and the full moon party. The great place with best combination of relaxing beach life and excited night party in Koh Phangan. ... more   less 
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