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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We booked a Seaside Villa although we were not quite seaside, only 4 villas are seaside so you need to insist on seaside when booking ask them if there are villas in front of you. They regard 12 villas as seaside. These are tiered up the hillside, we finished up with the 2nd tier which looks over the front seaside villas. We were not detered however as we did get an excellent deal off season.
Pros:
1) Very unique and the rooms are well appointed and spacious. All furniture is very rustic and constructed cleverly with tree branches, the rooms are also very private;
2) Excellent views looking out to the smaller islands off the coast;
3) The location is at the extreme end of the road (Northern End) of Sairee Beach. If you want isolation this is one of the most isolated. So no traffic or rauchous party go-ers although you need to be aware that travel on the island is an issue, if you rely on taxi service to town expect to pay a minimum of 200 baht (in low season) each way but once known you are at Dusit Bancha the drivers will push you for more. Even the nearest basic shop is a taxi ride away.
4) The pool area is lovely although if the resort is full you may be fighting to get into it.
5) The Restaurant is well positioned with a wonderful view although lighting may be a little difficult if you rely on it to see the menu with poor eyesight like me!
6) The resort is on a steep hill so its good cardio-vascular exercise moving around. If you have bad legs or any mobility issues....this is not the place for you.
The Cons:
7)The musical entertainment is a little irritating I found. An asian guy destroying your favorite nostalgic songs completely off key and using a childs casio organ like instrument with beats that just dont cut it. Nice Guy and will anounce your arrival and departure with a delightful smile and best wishes. Reminded me of the eighties dinner dance environment although I seem to recall these mostly Filipino artists were infact quite talented.
8) The food was up and down, we ordered 4 Thai dishes to share and two were wonderful and two were really less than ordinary. After that we investigated restaurants back in town (if you want a good tip, go to Paprika in Mea Haad they did one of the best Duck dishes I ever tasted). Breakfast was a little disappointing compared to other Resort/ Hotels of this ilk. While we were there the restaurant was continually apoligising for errors made by his in-experienced staff. Simply saying they are 'all in training'. This of course was inconsequential as the buffet was mere and the coffee I saw being prepared in 'dripalator' jugs using instant coffee from a 2kg can. We drank tea! Give the grill a miss and settle for continental.
9) In May it can be quite warm and the airconditioner in room was simply too small for the space which I have to say seems ubiqitous throughout most hotel rooms in Thailand! Either they dont want to spend the extra getting a correctly sized air con or their refrigeration mechanics failed trade school. Since you disconect all power when you leave the room you can expect to come back to room that is quite steamy and will take a good hour to get down to temp( It never did get to ideal). Ours ran constantly leaving the doors unlocked when we went out which is a little risky but we put anything of value in the room safe.
10) Transport: Well i mentioned the cab fares earlier so you need to hire a scooter or atv if you want to get around. This is the case everywhere of course although if you suffer from caged animal syndrome you need to learn to ride fast! A dont think a pushbike will do it as the roads are more akin to La Tour mountain stages than sprints! By the way if you choose to ride in Koh Tao 20 is plenty (kilometres per hour that is). We choose two scooters which my partner never quite forgive me for the experience. But hey you have to push them sometimes dont you.
11) The shower/ bathtub is in a heart shape which looks great, but when you want to shower its actually quite awkward as you need to straddle the apex of the heart.

So the Summary:

If you want to get away and read books with a swim during the day this may just be the place for you. It is very romantic so if its each other you want to get into this is also the ideal location.

If you need to get out you may like to investigate accomodation closer to Mae Haad or Sairee Beach. Of course if you dont mind the cost of transport this will not be an issue. May pay to book a cab by phone with reception 30 mins in advance so your not waiting around. Returning will never be a problem just ask a driver for price to north sairee beach before you tell them were your staying.

Or book here for a couple of private days then book somewhere nearer to the action for the other days.

Room tip: There is only four suites (of 12 suites called 'seaside suites') that are actually seaside. Make it very clear that you want beach frontage otherwise you may be surprised to find suites between you and the sea.
Date of stay: May 2012
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

We had a perfect stay here, the staff were all very helpful and attentive. The whole resort was spotlessly clean and well run. The food in the restaurant was delicious and the views were amazing. There is a little private sandy beach with crystal clear water. I can't think of anything negative to say about this resort, we will definitely be going back!

Room tip: Room 109 has amazing views and is right on the private beach.
Date of stay: May 2012
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Thank Jemma F
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DusitBuncha84360, Guest Relations Manager at Dusit Buncha Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2013

Hi Jemma

Thank you so much for your review of our resort, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us here at Dusit Buncha, and would love to welcome you back here any time.

Many Thanks
Katie

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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Having looked at all the hotels on the Island we decided to stay at the Dusit Buncha Resort. I am so glad we did. The staff were amazing and looked after us so well - Especially Lynn who runs the resort. Food is excellent, I recommend the Blue Crab, and the view is stunning. You will need to get a bike to stay there but to see the whole Island you need one anyway. There is a little private beach which has crystal clean water and good snorkeling. The one thing to beware is the mosquito's - Remember the Jungle juice - Having said this, I think that goes for the whole Island!

Date of stay: April 2012
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DusitBuncha84360, Guest Relations Manager at Dusit Buncha Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2013

Hello
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your lovely review of our resort, we are so pleased you were satisfied with the service you were provided with and we would love to see you again in the future.

Many Thanks
Katie

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Reviewed April 2, 2012

The best thing about this resort is the staff. Nothing is too much trouble. What else can I say, the food is fantastic as are the drinks - try the pineapple lassis, great little infinity pool, lovely spot for snorkeling, nice accommodation, perfect rock viewing point for sunset and the best view of Nang Yuan island.Great!

Date of stay: February 2012
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Thank lloyd h
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DusitBuncha84360, Guest Relations Manager at Dusit Buncha Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2013

Hi Lloyd
Just wanted to say thank you for the positive review you gave of our resort, we are so pleased that you had such a good time with us and would love to see you again in the future!

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Katie

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Reviewed March 11, 2012

We stayed at Dusit Buncha for 4 nights in Feb 2012. This is a wonderful resort on Koh Tao. The snorkeling in front of the resort was great. The resort does have a small private beach, but its only accessible at lower tide (mid-to-late afternoon) The staff was very helpful. Our room had a beautiful view of the Koh Nang Yuan national park. The resort is a short taxi ride into town, so we mostly ate at the resort (which was delicious, but more pricey than eating in town). But if you factored in the taxi cost, it was about the same price as eating in town. I can't think of anything negative worth mentioning. If I ever take a 26 hour trip to Koh Tao again, I'd happily stay at the Dusit Buncha again.

Date of stay: February 2012
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DusitBuncha84360, Guest Relations Manager at Dusit Buncha Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2013

Hello

Just wanted to thank you for the review you left for us, we very much appreciate any comments and suggestions and will use your review to maintain and better our services.

We hope to see you again soon.

Many Thanks
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