I've stayed here a couple of times and this year decided to go back and just stay for two weeks and do some diving. The location of Sairee is brilliant - right in the centre of Sairee beach. It has its own bar/restaurant that is quality - nice terrace above the beach and nice food. Brilliant place to sit and watch the sunset! It's also within walking distance of everything along Sairee beach, so plenty of other places to eat and drink too.
The cottages are set back from the path along the beach and are well spaced out with really well kept gardens between them. The place feels really nice and chilled - quite different from some of the other densely packed 'up market' resorts along the beach, which I would be guess are more expensive, but not nearly as nice!
I've also now stayed in a couple of the room types. Basic fan room is cheap but clean and comfy with en-suite, so everything you need really. There are also bigger rooms with air con (at extra cost) as well as beach front bungalows.
We did quite a bit of diving with Sairee (which gets you a fan room free) and the instructors and Dive Masters were really friendly.
Overall, I'd highly recommend staying at Sairee and going to Koh Tao. Don't believe some of the other reviews of the Island - those people came looking for Costa Del Sol and just need to be pointed in the direction of the Samui resorts.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sairee Cottage Located in the middle of Sairee beach surrounded by tropical garden and beautiful Sairee Beach. We offer different type of room that suit all budget such as .. Bungalow start from 700 THB Standard bungalow Garden room Triple room bungalow Family Bungalow Beach front Bungalow Poolside room Resort Facilities 2 Main Swimming pool Sairee Cottage Restaurant Butter cafe and bakery Butter Ice cream ( Gelato ) Pool bar day bed playground parking area etc.. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sairee Cottage Diving Hotel Koh Tao