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Gerd and Noi Resort
Ranked #50 of 69 Hotels in Khao Lak
Tampere, Finland
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Pleasent stay”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

A pleasent environment with friendly staff that helped us with all sorts of information and things.

The beach is very close, which is always a big plus especially if the pool area is not that nice.

Some criticism goes towards the breakfast which is not a buffet, but instead (at least in March 2014) a system where you choose one item off of a list. They are not for the hungry, so you might want to pay a little bit and choose two items.

Still, I would recommend Gerd and Noi to anyone looking for a well priced bungalow near the beach. Overall a positive experience.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

The Gerd & Noi resort was a great place to enjoy the wonderful beaches Khao lak has to offer. As stated in previous reviews, only about a 1 minute walk to the beach and close to a lot of restaurants and bars.

The breakfast was more comprehensive than other resorts we have stayed at and was something we looked forward to every morning.

The room was very spacious but could do with some updating (same with bathroom). We loved the porch area and all the flowers surrounding the room, they really took care of this.

Finally, my only real negative comment is the lack of enthusiasm to help whenever we asked for advice or recommendations.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Alex A
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

What great value for money. Beach, restaurants & shops extremely close by. Family run, nice quiet resort in beautiful gardens. Nice pool to cool off after a hard day on the beach .Great place to relax.
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Andrew C
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Manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 651 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We had six nights here and, after a short while, grew to really like it. This really should be a four star review but the young guy who appeared to be in charge was not very helpful at all when checking in or with other basic requests. He brought things down a notch as, otherwise, we had a very nice stay.

We were shown to our bungalow which was fairly basic and lacks the touches of more expensive hotel e.g. tea and coffee in the room (as it was, we just nipped to the restau-rant and got it as they have a boiler on the go there).

Right, that’s the couple of negative things out of the way – Gerd and Noi has lots of great things going for it. First off, the location is superb; two minutes to the beach one way and two minutes to the town the other, it really couldn’t be better. The pool area is lovely with plenty of beds and, to say it’s so close to everything, it’s remarkable how peaceful the whole place is.

Breakfast is by order rather than buffet and has a good range of hot and cold dishes. The wifi is very good too, free and available in all areas including the room. As I said, the rooms are basic (and the bed hard!!) but I guess that’s why the cost is so reasonable. Being basic really didn’t matter as it happened because we weren’t around much and, when we were, we sat out on our lovely garden terrace. We were pleasantly surprised that, despite being set in beautiful tropical gardens, our bungalow attracted very few bugs. This may have been helped by us investing in some 20 baht for 10 mosquito coils from the shop around the corner.

Gerd and Noi made a great place to explore Khao Lak from and we enjoyed our stay there a lot; a friendlier, more pro-active outlook towards guests (by some staff, not all) would improve it further.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Leipheim, Germany
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56 reviews
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Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We intended to stay for one week but extended for another 3 weeks as this was definitely the best choice in this price range. This is a family run hotel and the son Mai is doing a great job with the support from the family. The walk to the beach is about 150 metres where sun lounges can be hired for 80 baht a day. The rooms are cleaned every day and towels are provided for the pool if you ever need to use it. There are 18 breakfast choices with the emphasis on European. Due to the type of guests there was never any disturbances in the resort even though the bungalows are quite close together. Noi takes care of the extensive garden and what a upleasure it is looking at the different plants. If you are a cycling enthusiast then Mai can give you some good tips on what trails to go on. The food in the restaurant is excellent with mostly Thai but he does an excellent schnitzel if you need a change. However he does like to close the restaurant early in the evening so the guests are not disturbed. There are many choices of restaurants in a short walking distance. I hope this resort retains its serenity as a bar opened up nearby just before we left and it was quite loud at the back of the resort with bass music until midnighth.t

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights and 1 night post our liveaboard snorkel tour. Firstly the resort was very quick in replying to our reservation request and the transport offered from the airport was very reasonably priced. On check in one of the usual front desk staff was not there so I think they were struggling a bit.
Our bungalow was a garden room, clean and spacious inside. Bed linen was clean and smelt freshly laundered.Good air con and with a secluded patio. It has been nicely done outside the bungalows with lots of tropical plants giving a feeling of privacy. Only thing was there wasn't a room safe, they had safety deposit boxes at reception though.
The pool area was nicely done with enough sunloungers for the amount of guests, there were also pool towels available.
Breakfast was included and although slightly limited choice it was more than adequate and freshly cooked.
We had laundry done which again was very reasonably priced.
It's in a great area, a short stroll to the main 'strip' of restaurants and bars and a few minutes to beach area, where we found some of the best restaurants- very reasonably priced too!!
As we were off to a 4 day liveaboard tour the staff were more than happy to store our suitcases for the duration.
It is a very well priced resort for the Khao Lak area especially it's proximity to the beach and all the attractions.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Fontana, California
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013

G&N was such a pleasant experience. The grounds are fairly new, so everything still has a very clean and fresh appearance and feeling. The staff is superbly friendly. The resort has a lovely pool. The room was so clean and beautifully decorated in the midst of a garden paradise. Not too far from the beach (about a 7 minute walk). The food was also excellent. And they let me store my luggage on the premises for 3 days while I went away on a liveaboard for scuba diving.

My bed was so comfortable. The bathroom was large, but very basic with the typical toilet and shower configuration, both being in the same general area

My only complaint was that there were ants in the bathroom. I asked Mai about them, and his reply is that ants are the price you pay for living amongst of the lavish plant life surrounding you. He says that even this room has ants. I suggested borax. He didn't like that idea. Oh well. The ants don't bite and didn't get in my bed (most important consideration in my opinion).

The "safes" are in the lobby area. They're lockers. But everything seemed to be safe enough here.

The resort is a bit of a walk from "town", but you can easily rent a scooter for appx $200 baht/day. not bad.

Note-Prepare to be among mostly German, Danish and Swiss tourists in the town of Khao Sok. I'm not sure why, but they seem to dominate the region. I only mention this in terms of a language issue. English is not the second language here, more like the 3rd or 4th. And I sometimes sensed a slight undertone of resentment from the Deutsch-speakers for making them stretch their English speaking muscles.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Gerd and Noi Resort
Address: 57 Moo 5 Khukkak, Takaupa, Phang Nga, Khao Lak 82190, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Khao Lak
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Ranked #50 of 69 Hotels in Khao Lak
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Number of rooms: 35
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