I cannot praise this magical boutique hotel highly enough - that goes for the staff, so graceful, caring and smiling; the food, beautifully presented and to such a high standard; the rooms (more about those later); the resort itself. You take from it what you need - immense peace and tranquillity, or an activie life with much to choose from.
From my point of view: the main paths are cement and gently sloped, the important steps are ramped, though I asked them to put edges on the wooden ones so I knew where my wheels might be straying. However, the paths to individual rooms, the pool and the beach are made of large stones placed in the lawns and consequently, very bumpy and difficult for my chair (with small front wheels) to negotiate. Jong, however, offered to have his boys carry me in my chair wherever and whenever I needed, including the beach restaurant, serving Thai food.
The handicapped room is lovely, and at my request, and within 24 hours, grab rails were installed in the shower, the rainshower, plus non-slip strips on the floor, and an extra rail in the loo. The room is no different to others I suspect - it is on 2 levels but with a small ramp provided. The room has an extra door at the rear with a slope leading to it from a main path.
The staff were extraordinary, and as my husband was scuba diving with Seabees (excellent) I spent some days alone - except I was not alone as there were always several members of staff to escort me from room to restaurant or terrace, and there was always some one to check to see if I needed a drink or a cold towel, etc.
Thanks to the "mother" of the resort, Chailai, they are all wonderfully trained.
The food was truly excellent, sitting in a fully glass walled area, open to the breezes. As I could not easily get to the beach, Thai food was happily brought from the Edge to the Ficus where we were, and that was delicious too!
Sunday evening has a Thai dance troupe to entertain and a Thai buffet - choose carefully as it can be very spicy indeed!
Try the Spa - here the treatment beds are quite high, but the treatments themselves are amazing.
The large pool had no rails to enter, and most sunbeds were on raised platforms. I am sure, though, that umbrellas and beds could be provided on the surrounding grass. I actually preferred the shaded main terrace which was cooler.
Transport from and to the hotel is offered, both to the airport and shopping locally, but I found the vans were very high and difficult to use, but as usual, the staff did everything they could to help me.
We were very, very sad to leave this peaceful haven from the real world, but all good things must come to an end eventually. I would like to think we can go back and find eveything unchanged, Is it too much to hope?
- 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