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Seashell Resort Koh Tao
Ranked #44 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Reviewed March 13, 2014

I have got the bungalow of Seashell Resort Koh Tao. First of all, in the internet it is written that wi-fi is provided everywhere, however, only reception area had it. I have had also problems finding it - I have booke the bungalow of Seashell Coconut Village, but did not expect that Seashell Resort is the owner so I was trying to find the different hotel.
The bungalow was without hot water, no condition but with fan. The bungalow was not prepared for coming - the lamp was broken (of course, they fixed after 5 minutes), shelves in the bathroom were broken too. Of course, I could not expect something special for that price but they could take care more of the rooms to look them tidy and clean..

Fortunately, breakfast was awesome - buffet with a lot various thai and european food which looked even more lunch than brekfast - eggs, noodles, rices, pancakes, fruits, jam, bacon, coffee, tea etc.. I have enjoyed of it.

Also, the staff was nice and could not complain of it.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

First of all, this hotel has a nice location on a beautiful stretch of beach. The breakfast buffet is also good with a nice view from the restaurant. However, the rooms, ground{s can use an update when you are paying what you are for this hotel. Room service does a fast job of cleaning them. I also had no hot water my whole stay!!. I told the front desk, but this made no difference. Make sure you get a room away from the road or you will not sleep!!. I had to go buy ear plugs to sleep.

Room Tip: Make sure to get a room well away from the road, or you will not sleep
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

The hotel is aesthetically pleasing, the rooms large and has two pools, one of which is particularly quiet and on the beach however there are many areas which the hotel could improve on. The buffet breakfast is lacking, though if you miss breakfast (stops at 10am) you can get a voucher for a set breakfast. We did this one day and after 50 minutes (being the only people ordering food) and enquiring twice as to when the food would arrive, it became apparent it was not going to so we left and paid for a breakfast elsewhere. When we mentioned this to the reception, they didn't seem to care less. Like l said, the rooms are large and you can have them made up each day, but this seems to be nothing more than they pull the sheets up and straighten the pillows (and not even all of them, they left some on the chair as though they couldn't be bothered). They provide toiletries but they are not a brand, just clear bottles with a typed label sellotaped on the front. The towels are thin and cheap but you do get fresh ones to take to the pool every day. For £50 a night, you can't complain (if you did, I don't think they'd care anyway) but its a shame they let themselves down on these little points as they could be so much better.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Before I start, I need to specify that I had a great experience at the seashell diving center. Here i'm commenting about the resort...
We had an awfull stay there.
There's clearly a huge gap between the frontdesk area which is a beautiful space, the great garden and pool area, and the bungallow.
Don't be fooled by the first impression.
We had the bungallow N°6. It was more like a closet : no space, no closet or decent table to put our bags and clothes. We had to put all our stuf on the bed and when sleeping, all our stuff on the floor.
One broken window, no AC, but fan which didn't really work (it didn't rotate so we had to sleep where the fresh air was distributed) the roof is made of steel so it was too hot to stay inside. It was full of moskitos...
No safety box, no TV, no telephone if you need to call the desk you have to go, though I m not sure they want you to call : when we complained about the doorlocker which was so hard that it took minutes to lock our door, they sent us a boy who was just sorry for us. No one came to fix it in five days....So we used our own lock.
The bathroom was large, but no hot water. The ceiling was broken and had mould.
At check-in they kept my passeport for all the stay which is the first time I experience such a thing (and I work in hotel ! )
You don't keep people passeport ! and what if i had to show it to a change office or to police ? Why did they keep my passeport ?
Also we had trouble when going to the hotel restaurant : the price of the veggie breakfast was 150 bath. they asked us to ask for a coupon prooving we were guest of the hôtel (which I understood) but at the fornt desk the price increased + 40 bath: now the veggie breakfast was 190 but still written 150 on the menue ! The rude receptionnist couldn't give a rationnal explaination and kept on saying "it's up to you". Last but not least, at the end of our stay we decided to try another hotel, but they tried to charge us for the comming night even leaving way before check-out time and it was our officlal last night on our reservation so it was not even a late cancellation case.
Still no rationnal explaination was given : they just tried ! Once again I state that the diving center is really great, but i suggest to sleep somewhere else especially if you need concentration for your diving experience...The road and all the night clubs behind the resort are extremely noisy at night...

Room Tip: Go for the diving center which is a very good one and sleep somewhere else....
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for six nights during Chinese New Year.
I found the surroundings were very pretty and clean, and well maintained with staff everywhere. When I booked the hotel the price was really low, and when I arrived I realized why!! I was actually at the back of the resort, up a hill in a hut....to be honest for £20 per night including breakfast I was still happy. The swimming pool is lovely and it's fun to watch the PADI training during the day. I would recommend the hotel.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

A great spot with a prefect location, lovely pool and a decent restaurant. The booking was messed up so we didn't get the room we booked. The one we did get was decent enough...but has to pay surcharge for the room...

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
1  Thank carltonvespachris71
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Good Hotel, great location right next to the beach. has a pool and the rooms are really spacious. Staff were helpful but the food my its own restaurant wasn't particularly nice I would recommend walking down the road a little.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Seashell Resort Koh Tao

Address: 9/1 Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
Price Range: $48 - $85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Seashell Resort Koh Tao 3*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Seashell Resort Koh Tao is centrally located in the popular resort area, within easy walk to markets, shops,beach bar, restaurants and Sairee famous beach.The resort is styled around a garden landscaped and swimming pool, with PADI dive center and a spa area. An additional bar and modern restaurant is located on the beach serve Thai Food ,European Food and Seafood ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sea Shell Hotel Koh Phangan

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