We stayed at the Sarojin for 13 nights 25th Oct – 7th November. It is a really lovely place to stay and we had a truly relaxing time there. There are lots little treats in your room, I won’t spoil the surprise by telling you what they are, but suffice to say we enjoyed them sitting in our Sala with a drink before dinner.
The one thing that makes the Sarojin stand out from other hotels is the “all day breakfast” system. This means that you can go the Ficus restaurant at any time of day and order your full a-la-carte breakfast, this is a full menu of anything you can imagine, all cooked to order and served with great coffee, sparkling wine and lovely fresh juices. Most people seem to eat as we did, late morning around 11am – noon which then meant we didn’t need anything else until dinner.
We ate at the Edge restaurant a few times during our stay and the food here is excellent – again with little treats thrown in. Prices are perhaps expensive for Thailand, but we were happy to pay for the quality we received and it is far less than we pay for food in the Maldives where we visit frequently.
There are a few little beach bars next to the hotel so you have the choice of eating there for much less or going into Khao Lak town to eat. The hotel runs a shuttle bus every couple of hours into town and back there is a charge of 100thb (around £2) or you can take a taxi which costs 300thb (£6) regardless of whether it is a hotel vehicle or an open backed truck from town.
We had a problem with an insect noise outside our room (waking us at 6am every morning) but were moved without question when we reported this. The rooms are lovely and you are provided with as much bottled water as you like. There are plenty of toiletries provided daily (I saved on luggage allowance by not carrying heavy bottles of bodywash, shampoo and conditioner). The bath salts are lovely and we had many lovely deep relaxing baths during our stay, there was always plenty of hot water. The only problem I encountered was the lack of a good mirror to see close-up, so I would suggest you take a small magnifying mirror with you.
The hotel was at full capacity during our stay but you would never have guessed it, as it maintained its calm peaceful atmosphere. There were always plenty of loungers available around the pool or on the beach, and it never felt busy. There was rarely more than 2 other people in the pool at any time.
We had one fun evening out on board The Lady Sarojin (the hotels’ speedboat) for a sunset cruise. The only thing missing was the sunset – the heavens opened and we had torrential rain, but it mattered not as Dawid made it fun! He is the perfect host and we had a fabulous evening.
All the staff here are lovely and the hotel policy is that you are treated like family, but we would particularly like to mention James on reception and Jib and Pleng in the Ficus restaurant, who were so bright and cheery in the mornings and were so caring to me when I was ill for a couple of days at the end of our stay.
One other point to make is perhaps that staff morale is very high. We spoke to many of the staff who told us how happy they were working there and how well they are treated. In fact during our stay the annual staff party took place (elsewhere) and awards given out. The staff were proudly showing us the photos the next day and they certainly had a great time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Multi award winning luxurious boutique beach resort, just 55 minutes from Phuket on a stunning, secluded white sand beach in Khao Lak. Exceptional personal services, top class facilities. Ideal for couples, romantic breaks, honeymoons, weddings and adult family groups. Designed in a contemporary Asian style with just 56 luxurious guest residences. Wide range of activities and facilities - cruise on a luxury boat, jungle adventures complete with champagne, glimpse authentic Thai local life in association with responsible and sustainable tourism commitment, rejuvenating spa massages lulled by the sounds of the Andaman sea, Thai cooking classes, lazy gourmet lunches, romantic diners on a secluded beach or by a candlelit jungle waterfall ...The limits are only your imagination. No children under 10 years permitted to stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Sarojin Hotel Khao Lak
- Sarojin Hotel Khao Lak