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Prick-Tai Resort
Hsipaw, Myanmar
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30 reviews
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“new amenities, clean rooms, comfy mattress”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

The cheaper rooms at this nondescript hotel hold great value, as for around 600 baht you are along the water and near the heart of Sairee beach. The facilities are mostly new and the lady who runs the joint is comparatively quite friendly. Only downfalls, there's no WiFi nor breakfast.

Don't let the dive schools fool you!! This hotel is under separate ownership and management, and if this accommodation is 'included' in the price tag of your diving course, you actually are paying an inflated price in order to cover the costs associated with housing you. Luckily, this is a good place to be situated.

Until now I have not commented about other reviewers, but in this case I will make an exception. It seems that those who stayed here and had a negative experience were likely looking for five star treatment at a two star price. And as for the staff being 'rude', I can only imagine it is due to a high degree of ethnocentrism.

Room Tip: the A/C rooms are not worth the inflated cost
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here as it was included in our Open Water course. Our understanding is that they don't ten to advertise but rather take Open Water students from a variety if scuba schools - so you could easily end up here if you do a course. As a couple, we have been staying in mid-range accommodation for about 1,500baht. So for us, this was bearable but not ideal. We didn't spend much time in the room. Budget travelers might have thought better of it.

Bugs!! So many bugs!! Spiders, Mosquitos and geckos (which scream loudly). Your noisy neighbors will consist of cicadas and a rooster which crows from 6am onwards.

No hot water, no top sheets, no free wifi, no housekeeping, no pool and you'll need buy toilet paper after you've run out of the supplied two rolls.

It is very close to the beach. Had no problems with security or theft.

This is budget accomendation and doesnt pretend to be otherwise so I can't rank it too poorly and can't compare it to other budget spots. So take my review with a grain of salt. Normally costs 600baht per night.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2013

The place itself is alright, but you can find way better accommodation for a more competitive price. There's no real communal vibe to the place. The beds were decently comfortable, and the place was kept clean. The shower had horrible water pressure.
I would call it just average all around however the lady at the front desk was extremely rude on a couple of occasions - you don't ever see her, but when you have to interact with her it's unpleasant. We locked our key in the room by accident and she acted like we were the scum of the earth! Prik Thai indeed!
No free wifi at the bungalows by the way - only paid.
Skip this place.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Travelers are raving about these Ko Pha Ngan hotels

Ko Phi Phi Don, Thailand
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Do yourself a favour and don't stay in this resort. It may be the perfect location, close to the beach and all the restaurants but I had my gold necklace stolen from the bottom of my backpack whilst staying in one of their beach huts. My friend also had her laptop and i pod taken. Even though the door has a padlock on it cleaners and staff are always in and out of the room. Please please dont stay here there are so many other cheap places just next door. oh and when we paid for our laundry it came back stinking of dampness!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2012

It was okay overall, and the staff was nice, though they didn't seem to be around much. But there were ants all over the place in our room from the time we got there. Our room was 600 baht, and with the huge number of accommodation options around Sairee Beach, I imagine there's got to be a better budget place.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed June 8, 2012

This place is not very well known by the internet review/backpacker community, namely due to the fact that they are a simple shop, ran and owned by local Thais - and aren't on any of the major booking websites.

But that isn't to say you shouldn't be making this your first stop! Simply put, this place is a home away from home. The location is prime, situated directly in the middle of Sairee Beach - which is a prime location for this island. As the previous reviewer mentioned, it is also directly adjacent to Scuba Junction - one of the (if not THE) top rated dive shops on the island. In fact, I believe the two businesses work together to provide a limited number of discounted accommodations for customers diving with that shop.

Not that a discount is really needed, as this place is already very cheap. For 250-300BHT per night, you get your own bungalow with a fan, located right off the beach. For the traveler that has a bit more of a budget, they even have fully furnished air conditioned units, with a fridge, flat screen TV and the beach literally at your door step. You can't beat it!

Hopefully, this place will be able to get onto some of the big websites for booking online, after which it's certain to be a highly sought after place. Rumor has it, they're even building a pool and some other amenities that guests are certain to appreciate.

The owner, Noki, is very friendly and generous. There isn't much you can't ask of her that she can't get done, including booking your travel onward at a competitive price. Be sure to tell her you were sent there, as she'd love to hear it and may even toss in some freebies!

Room Tip: Bungalows made of wood can get very hot during the day, so if you're the type that likes to stay...
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Boulogne sur Gesse, France
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed May 19, 2012

A few metres walk to the beach, quiet, basic but clean rooms, the staff were very helpful. It was next to the Scuba Junction dive centre where we did our first diving course.

Room Tip: can choose ac non a/c
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Prick-Tai Resort
Address: 10/ 44 Moo 1, Sairee Beach | Koh Tao, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
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Ranked #208 of 372 Specialty Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Number of rooms: 30

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