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Salad Buri Resort & Spa
Ranked #35 of 91 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Reviewed August 4, 2012

As a group of 3 couples, we stayed two nights in one of the grand deluxe rooms. The other couples stayed in a standard and the pool villa. Our room was located in the main rise building and it was very spacious! Though our room was in need of a bit of renovation it didnt hamper our experience one bit.

The hotel itself is located right on the Salad beach, which is a beautiful beach, though a bit quiet compared to Chaweng beach at Koh Samui this is the perfect way to spend a couple of days just taking it easy.

The staff is extremely serviceminded, at times it almost seemed we had our own employee catering our needs at all times. After speaking to a young lady working as a waitress there she explained that she hoped to one day to get at job on one of the hotels at Koh Samui and from there gain enough experience to one day work at a high-end hotel in Bangkok.

Reccomended!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We stayed in a private villa with pool for 5 days in July 2012.
Although a bit small for four people, the room was very nice and well decorated.
We didn't use the private pool that much due to the muscitos.
However the "beachpool" was excellent.
Food at the hotel is good.
Not to forget, the fantastic way the rooms are being presented after cleaning.
Compliments to the service.
Mentality is very good and efficient.
They will always help you!
Spa was medium.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Coenen20
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

We booked the Salad Beach Resort but when we arrived our room was not available, they had some problems with the booking website...so they moved us to the Salad Buri Resort & Spa (same owner). This resort is amazing...every room has its private Jacuzzi in the sea-view terrace (except our room, the only room in all the hotel without a terrace).
Rooms are very clean, with nice furniture.
The resort is in Haad Salad bay, it is build on really steep hills surrounded by tropical wood (and animals...).
The resort has a 3 level swimming pool just in front of the beach!
Beach in Haad Salad is very nice and you can rent masks to see corals and fishes...
For dinner the resort organizes a BBQ on the beach. We ate amazing fish and it's very cheap!
Breakfast is international.
We rented a motorbike (be careful no insurance available) and we visited other beaches in the surrounding area (Had mae Had, Ao Chaloklum, Had Khom, Had Yao)...it's possible to move using taxi boats and their communitarian taxi but we preferred to have some independence!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

we've stayed at the resort for almost two weeks on our honeymoon. the experiense was great, the best value for money that you can get! great rooms (we've stayed in the room with the jacuzee on a balcony), great view, great facilites and a very good service!

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Leonid P
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

This resort was much, much nicer than any other in Haad Salad. My wife and I booked 2 nights and decided to stay for 3 more. We originally booked a standard room. Please note that they are SMALL, but for two of us, it worked out just fine. If you have kids or a third person, this room WILL NOT be big enough.

We also stayed in the premiere room. It was beautiful and had a huge jacuzzi tub on the balcony. The view was great. If you are looking for a romantic getaway, I definitely recommend this room.

Regarding the pool villas, we looked at them and chose not to get one. They didn't offer any more than a small plunge pool, and with such a nice hotel pool at your disposal, it hardly seemed worth it.

The downside of the hotel is the reception staff. They aren't mean or rude, they just aren't trained to handle situations. For instance, my TV didn't work and they didn't know how to fix it. The hotel's computers were frozen and they didn't know how to fix them. I wanted recommendations on restaurants on the northside of the island, they couldn't offer recommendations other than the hotel's restaurant. The front desk told me that he hadn't had a day off in 6 months - guaging by the morale of the reception staff, I would guess that they were all in the same boat.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank jcsfla
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

We booked this hotel for 2 days having stayed 3 days down at Bay Lounge on Ban Tai Beach, near the full moon party, for a chill out, relaxation and snorkelling. We booked a private pool villa with sea view. We were colleted from the pier for 150tbh per person - by private air-conditioned mini van. On arrival we saw the run down entrance with old construction equipment and wrecked car and fountian that looked in need of a good scrub (as others have mentioned here)
That aside the rest of the resort is really nice - just a shame they dont take care of the entrance, as first impression always count.

The reception area and staff were welcoming and freindly, speedy check in and transfer to our room. However, we booked a sea view room and what we got was a villa behind another block. We went back to reception and asked for what we paid for and were swiftly moved to a sea view villa, perfect! Its a shame we had spend the first hour mucking about.

The 3 tier pool is fantstic and right on the beach, with plenty of chairs, loungers etc. The pool bar was closed but i appreciate this is out of season and was no bother for our short stay. The Beach is fantastic the snorkelling for us however was not. Now we have been to egypt where the snorkelling is sensational so have probably been spoilt. There is a smaller beach 10 mins away by car that the reception staff said had the best snorkelling - we just didn't get that far.

The villa itself was everything you could ask for. The pictures on the website do not lie and they are imaculatly clean. I dont need to say anymore - you will not be dissapointed with the pool villas.The breakfast left a lot to desire tho. The food was left out for the flies to land on - not just a few mind, a swam. The eggs i had both days had shell in them. A little more care here and effort and it could be great.

The spa - is a row of massage beds screened off from the restaurant so dont be fooled here! we didn't use as it was more expensive than those on the beach also.

Try cookies's next door for absolutley fantastic food and superb coffee!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank teckiegirl123
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

We stayed at Salad Buri Resort and Spa for 2 days. We arrived from Chiang Mai and asked the hotel reception if they have a transfer from Koh Samui Airport to Koh Phangan. They told us that it was THB 1'000 per person for organizing the transfer (which is quite expensive for Thailand). We did not ask for a private transfer, but regarding the amount we thought it was. So the transfer was a private car (nice car) from Koh Samui airport (about 10min - the price for that is habitually THB 100 for the trip !) to the pier. The driver bought us two tickets for the public boat, and the cost for that was THB 200 per person. After two hours of waiting....an old boat took us to Koh Phangan. Then another driver was waiting for us...but the car was like a covered pick-up. We were only two people in this pick-up, but the average price was habitually for THB 200-300 for a same trip. So if my count is correct, for the global amount for the transfer should be max. THB 800 and not THB 2'000.

When we arrived for the check-in after 35 minutes of road, we said that we weren't statisfied about the transfer, that the amount was not correct for the service. The man at the reception told us that it was normal, because we asked for a private transfer. But we didn't ask for that. And we complained about the second car, but the same man told us that is because we are on an island and that is the kind of car on the island....

So this was a swindle....and it is not pleasant to be fooled....so when you say "it is a swindle" to the man at the hotel, the first thing I thought was that he would apologise for this, but he didn't. He was arrogant. We didn't expect a reimbursement, just apologises. Espacially when you arrived for a check-in, it is not a good experience to live after waiting two hours for a boat.

And we thought it was a swindle, because another man showed us that there was many different boat, with many different prices and many different hours.

For the way back, we had an air-conditioned mini-van to go to another pier (which was certainly the main on the island because it was bigger than the first one), a big boat from a big company, and this company included a transfer from the pier to everywhere on Koh Samui....this transfer cost us THB 500 per person, THB 1'000 for the transfer......no comment.... :o/

The room was really nice (even there was some strange red stain on the bathroom floor), and the people at the restaurant too.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Montri P, Manager at Salad Buri Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2012

First of all we would like to say thank you for your commend, for the pick up service we had cooperate with the taxi company and boat company at Koh Samui and they already set their standard price, once you ask us to organize the transfer for you then we just call to that transfer company at Koh Samui for you. And for the boat that you say you have to wait for long time because of at that time their are no other boat company that running to Koh Phangan, there is just only Haad Rin Queen boat at that time, that why you have to wait at the pier for a long time. For the taxi that we offer you a private one because of you don't need to wait for the other people you just get in the car without waiting for more passenger. Whatever we have to apologies for this case.

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Address: 60/2 Moo 8 | Haad Salad, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Luxury Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#13 Spa Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#22 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: $31 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Salad Buri Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Salad Buri Resort & Spa is set on the unspoiled and secluded beach of Haad Salad, once known as the ancient pirates hide out of the north west of Koh Phangan, Suratthani, Thailand. Where Southern mixes Northern, Salad Buri Resort & Spa is offering both surrounding mountain cliff and panoramic sea view vista.Our Accommodations are decorated in rich beautiful teakwood accents, spacious living quarters and excellent sea view verandas. All rooms featuring king size beds with limited twin beds, balcony or terrace. ... more   less 
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