Firstly, everyone should be aware that this property is on the more isolated (and much more rural) part of the island and up a steep hill. For us, this was one of the big advantages after escaping the craziness of Bangkok and the tackiness of Haad Rin.
Once you've found a taxi driver to take you up the hill, you're greeted by an oasis of calm within a stunning setting overlooking the marine national park (with its eerie green glow at night) As others have mentioned, there's no direct beach access but just down the hill is a lovely, secluded and pretty quiet beach. Just make sure you keep some energy for the walk back up the hill! :)
Staff member Wii was on reception and was a delight to deal with. Check in was easy and we grabbed dinner (as the kitchen was closing) which was delicious. The room itself was large with a sizeable balcony overlooking the ocean and a fully equipped kitchen. We found that the aircon wasn't all that great but the fan above the bed was pretty good to get the breeze. The wifi was just about usable in the room but speedy on the rest of the property. The resort very much has the feeling of a family run place. It doesn't feel hugely private (gaps in the door and you can see into the neighbouring rooms)
We were very concerned when we were told of construction of the third block and that there may be noise from 10am - 5pm, we were looking forward to some R&R but actually we didnt encounter any noise or disruption from the construction at all. As others have mentioned there are quite a few rules to abide by - turning the a/c off, no flushing toilet paper, signing out towels etc, all understandable in a small resort I guess but again made me feel like I was staying in a guesthouse really. Just different to chain hotels with much higher margins I suppose.
Overall, this place is a decent choice if you are on this part of the island. It is isolated so without a hired jeep or moped you're a little bit stuck but the location pretty much makes up for it.
I have to give another shout out to Wii who was very helpful and extremely friendly, even with the large amount of questions we had for her - she helped to organise our onward travel and jeep hire, a credit to the team.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the spectacular sunsets from the west coast of natural Koh Phangan island. The Sunset Hill Resort is located on a stunning hill overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Tao, Koh Samui and the Marine Park. This area is famous for snorkeling and diving as well as for the beautiful beaches Haad Yao, Secret Beach and Chao Phao, which are located within 10 minutes walking distance or 2 minutes by scooter. The luxury apartments have majestic ocean views from their round design terraces. Penthouse apartments also have a kitchen in the dining and living room. The resort has an amazing infinity pool and cozy viewpoint lounge bar/restaurant and open air deck where great food and beverages are served. Our knowledgeable multilangual reception staff can assist you to discover the island and any other holiday wishes you may have. We are looking forward to help you to create the fantastic holiday experience of your dreams! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunset Hill Hotel Koh Phangan