I recently stayed at Aminjirah Resort with my family and friends. This place is excellent and it is easy to see why it was a TripAdvisor 2012 winner.
When we arrived on the ferry, we were picked up by one of the staff members and driven to the resort. The manager, San, greeted us with cold drinks and insisted that his staff carry our luggage to our rooms. San and his team are great and could not be more helpful. San must be the most cheerful, helpful, affable and personable hotel manager that I have come across.
Jacob (the owner) and his wife were at the hotel to keep an eye on things, as the hotel had recently undergone some works, with new rooms and another pool being built. Jacob and his wife took the time to know all of the guests at the resort and are lovely people. They were very personable and always looking for feedback. It is not often that you see an owner take so much interest in the welfare of his/her guests.
The light bulb in my bathroom blew and the hot water for some reason stopped working. I informed San, who had the problem fixed within a few hours!
The view from the pool area is to die for and the food is excellent and reasonably priced.
The only downside to the resort is the fact that the water is not fee (not a major complaint, since a bottle is only 20 or 25 baht), and some of the rooms are a bit dark and don't have much storage space for suitcases and writing desks. That being said, some of the other rooms are very generous in size and extremely well appointed. I stayed in one of the smaller rooms and would be happy to stay in one again!
I would not stay anywhere else on Koh Tao and, time permitting, hope to be back there in a few weeks. I was speaking to some other guests at the resort, who were also in love with the place.
In conclusion - excellent and highly recommended!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Aminjirah is nestled on a dramatic cliff side, overlooking Sairee Beach and Koh Nang Yuan. The Aminjirah features just 22 rooms and one pool villa + 2 two amazing sea view pools including a 16 metre dramatic sunset infinity edge pool. We also offer free pier transfers and 4 daily shuttle transfers to Sairee beach. Access to beautiful small beach with clear water and fun pier to jump from available via little bit steep stairs through next door resort - you just need to purchase a little from their bar or restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amanjirah Hotel Koh Tao