After reading reviews on trip advisor we decided to book for our 2 week holiday here .
The reviews promised so much , however the property delivered so little .
First impressions of the property are not good as you approach over a bridge to be confronted by what appears to be a dilapidated workshop, make your way carefully around the wired dog compound past the outdoor shrine situated in front of the rubbish dump , and you find a row of neat bungalows.
The bungalow we had booked promised to be right on the beach and the plan confirmed as much, what the plan omitted to mention was the massage hut right next door ,
The bungalow was clean but cramped with very little storage , and 3 coathangers for 2 people why bother?
The beds were extremely hard and the pillows made of a material so unforgiving as to make a decent nights sleep impossible. The quilt type affair provided to sleep under was of the type your grandmother may have had on top of her bed , it was unhygenic and a single white sheet would have been preferred.
After 27hrs of travel however we would have cheerfully slept on a razor blade .
The following morning we awoke to a marvellous view, the beach is indeed pristine. We looked forward to our inclusive breakfast but were sadly disappointed. The setting of bamboo chairs nestled under the shade of trees was promising, the inclusion of cushions on these chairs may have made the experience more comfortable. The choice if one can call it that is eggs eggs eggs or fruit yoghurt and porridge. The mainly Burmese staff have little english and the cook even less idea how to cook an egg whichever way you request it you will receive it underdone or raw. Attempt to wash this down with the coffee and you will discover a taste so acrid strong and foul as to make you immediately give up caffeine forever .
After 4 days of non descript breakfasts and foul coffee I ventured to return my undercooked eggs merely stating that i could not eat them .this was a mistake of the first order as shortly afterwards I was approached by Mr Nice s not so nice mother whose customer service skills can only go someway to explaining the staffs lack of them , she proceeded to berate me for not asking the staff (who couldnt understand me anyway ) to cook my eggs properly and why i hadnt said anything earlier and when she was around everything was perfect but she couldnt always be around , for which im sure we are mercifully grateful .
So taken back by her attitude and demeanour I apologised for having the temerity to complain for fear of being ejected from her property .
The rest of the holiday we went out for breakfast . I suggest you do likewise.
A previous reviewer has said the owners wife is a tremendous cook , the owner is Mr Nice , he deserves this sobriquet, an extremely pleasant man , his mother who runs the kitchen not so , the food disgusting.
The rooms are cleaned only every 2 days , and then only if you drop your keys into the box at reception, the beach loungers are plastic, uncomfortable , no cushions provided, there is no drinks service on the beach despite a fully stocked but padlocked drinks fridge nearby .
In truth this "resort" does not offer the service one would expect from a resort, its merely a collection of bungalows run by a squabbling family with pretensions of being a resort, do not be fooled .
The price we paid was 3180 baht per night about £60 others turning up on spec were offered same accommodation for 1500 baht per night . We feel we were ripped off for booking in advance , there are clearly better establishments at this price on the island that will provide the RESORT experience .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are local family business, with friendly and kindly staffs. All rooms are located directly on sandy beach, nice sea view, and wonderful sunset. We provide a great meal with some fresh seafood, international and Thai dishes in reasonable price. We also provide guests all trip reservation within island and around destination. ... more less
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