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“We really wanted to like this resort.”
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Talay Tara Resort
Reviewed May 16, 2013

My wife and I live and work in Bangkok, and have discovered Sam Roi Yod as our favorite weekend getaway place. We like the quiet and natural surroundings that are a huge contrast to the city, but less than 3 hours away. We don’t mind the quiet and places that close early, but someone wanting more action and nightlife would be well advised to look at Hua Hin instead.

We usually stay in one of the small bungalow resorts where we get family style service and atmosphere. On one trip we were driving and exploring the area, when we found Talay Tara. We stopped for a look, and were extremely impressed by the immaculate gardens, spacious villas, rooftop balconies with Jacuzzis, and of course the polite and friendly Thai office staff who took the time to help us and show us the villas. We made a reservation to return to Talay Tara and stay in a two bedroom villa.

The villa we stayed in was one of their newest, and was comfortably decorated. Two bedrooms were convenient; our kids had a room of their own. We really liked the bed that was one of the most comfortable that we have ever slept in during our Travels of Thailand. Having a complete kitchen was a wonderful luxury that we usually don’t have in Bungalow resorts. It allowed us to prepare breakfasts and snacks for our kids easily. The only complaint about the villa was the bathroom, which had an open drain sewage smell that wafted nauseatingly once in a while.

The rooftop balcony was great, and we spent a lot of time up there. The Jacuzzi on the rooftop isn’t actually a Jacuzzi. The pump and massage jets don’t have any real power to give massage feeling. Having said that, it is a nice feature in the villas; to have a splash and cool off, and it was the perfect size and depth for our preschool age kids to play in the water safely.

The restaurant was OK- nothing special but nothing bad. Thai and western food at higher prices than other places on the beach, but not unreasonable.

As we said in the title, we really wanted to like this place. It was the perfect house in our favorite place to visit. Unfortunately, we were seriously turned off by the fat European man who owns the resort, who was constantly shouting at the employees and berating them. He shouted at the restaurant staff and cook shamelessly in front of a restaurant with many customers. We watched him walk into the kitchen and obviously start throwing stuff around – the sound of dishes breaking whilst he bellowed at the top of his lungs at the lady cook was absolutely shameful.

This wasn’t an isolated incident. We saw him deliver similar performance to the gardeners, housekeepers and office staff. It is clear that they don’t understand what he is saying to them; I speak English and I didn’t understand him. All the employees could do was take the abuse. The look of humiliation on the normally happy and smiling faces was obvious every time. I don’t know where this man comes from, but he needs to go back there because he is not cut out for the tourism and hospitality business in Thailand. I will be able to skate across Dolphin Bay before this man and his resort will get another dollar from us.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 21, 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2017
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Stayed: January 2017
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Reviewed February 20, 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 11, 2017
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Room Tip: Det er ikke værelser men et helt hus med pool lige uden for døren og egen jazuci på tagterassen
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  • Stayed: September 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 6, 2017
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Room Tip: Alle husene er fantastiske med stor ugenert tagterasse, med egen udendørs jaccuzi
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  • Stayed: December 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 10, 2016
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  • Stayed: February 2016, traveled as a couple
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Address: 463 Moo 4, Ban Phu Noi village | Sam Roi Yod sub-district, Sam Roi Yot 77120, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Prachuap Khiri Khan Province > Sam Roi Yot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 27 Specialty Lodging in Sam Roi Yot
Price Range: $75 - $516 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Talay Tara Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Talay Tara you will experience a relaxing atmosphere and exciting activities for the entire family. Located next to the fantastic Sam Roi Yod National Park, and within 400 metres from the Gulf of Thailand, sightseeing, exotic landscapes, animals and the beach await you. Escape from the stresses of everyday life and soak up the sun on your private rooftop terrace, sip a tropical cocktail and bask under cloudless skies. Keep active with a swim in our 45m pool and refuel with a trip to our restaurant. Choose from fresh local seafood, Thai, European and Italian courses, outdoor dining, live music and cocktails. ... more   less 
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