We decided to stay at the Nature Resort because of the positive reviews at Tripadvisor, but we obviously should have read the not so good ratings more carefully as we made a similar experience why we finally moved on after a day and stayed at the Riverview Lodge (just a river crossing away).
We booked our room a night before which was confirmed with a pick up at the bus station at 7 pm. We arrived at the bus station and no one was there what was not a big deal as a friendly lady gave them a call. However when we wanted to check in at around 7:20 pm we got told that our room was already taken as they didn’t know if we are showing up, what we found interesting as the pick up time was confirmed. The next excuse was that the couple had not checked out yet therefore the room was still occupied. After some time we got the riverview bungalow for the cheaper fare but had to change room again the next day, which is very inconvenient when you want to start doing a trip.
This was still all acceptable but what in the end really put us off, was the pushiness with doing a tour with them, which was totally overprized, be careful and check some of the others, as well as the overprized food which you can get better and for half the price with just crossing the stream or walking down to the other restaurants.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Khao Sok Nature Place features bright and airy rooms with air conditioning. Located 700 m away from Khao Sok National Park, it offers on-site parking and a tour desk. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Khao Sok Nature Place is situated 60 km from Ratchaprapa Dam and 105 km from Surat Thani Airport. Comfortable rooms feature a private balcony and a seating area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Khao Sok Nature Hotel Phanom
- Khao Sok Nature Resort Thailand/Phanom