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“Dream Location”
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Aminjirah Resort
Ranked #11 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
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“Dream Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

We were met at the ferry terminal. as arranged. I was not sure that we would be met, but it all went like clockwork. First stop upon arrival ,needless to say, was the new swimming pool. What an amazing setting and breathtaking views. Some of our party were upgraded at no extra charge which was a very pleasant surprise. I had read some reviews which suggested that the staff did not step up to the plate when the owner was absent This was certainly not our experience. My daughter was pregnant and fell I'll whilst we were at the Aminjirah. San, the manager took her to the medical centre himself and bought her back again. He then gave her the best room in the hotel and organised a special meal for her. We were absolutely blown away.
The food was excellent, and service was always with a smile. The owner did arrive whilst we were there an joined us in the late afternoons. You really felt like part of the family, Jacob and his wife were very helpful, giving us suggestions on what to do at our next destination
I would suggest upgrading from a garden room if you want a bit of space, but you are warned of the size of the rooms in advance.
We did hire scooters while there and I would highly recommend this option.
The location for us was perfect, far enough away from the noise, but with the bikes close enough to down to the shops and restaurants.
My heartfelt thanks goes to San for his caring attention to my daughter during our stay.
We truly felt as though we were in Paradise during our stay and I would love to return.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Aminjirah, Owner at Aminjirah Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Dear Diondre

Say hi to your whole extended family! It was a true pleasure meeting everyone and I enjoyed all the great comments and feedback, both postive and negative. We are always a work in progress and always looking to improve. Hope you are all well back in OZ and the construction business will take off again soon !!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Must say was really impressed with the value and the service. Came from Akaryn on Koh Samui which of course is 5 star but Aminjirah had a nicer, more laid back island feels to it. Coming from Hong Kong we need to relax and WE DID!!! We didn't want to leave the pool at all and did not even go to the beach because we had not seeing more impressive view or place than lying down on the sun lounger and looking to the sea or sitting in the pool bar enjoying a beer or two. So relaxing and soothing. When it got to crowded we just went to the small plunge pool by our Royals Suite instead. Just love this place in Koh Tao !!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

just a quick review from me as im still jet lagged :-P

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outstanding view !!! especially sunsets, could just watch it forever. loved the infinite pool. walking down the staires just gave you such a buzz
very clean hotel and rooms very nice, classy, well decorated.
staff were very friendly and did what they could

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its a fair 15 mins walk to main area, so defo need a bike. but on upside your away from the crowds :) you need to decide if you prefer to have amazing views on cliff top or be right on the beach.

food was a bit hit or miss. pad tai was good but breakfast was usually cold as they bring it down from an outside restaurant i believe, not end of the world.

my room was right next to the small reception area and sadly was pretty noisy especially in the early mornings, i would have been better off with room outside area

the view is that good that sometimes can be blessing in disguise, at times during sunset you had a few other tourists on their ipads facetime giving a loud running commentry, ruining the moment when all you want is piece & quiet. i know im not blaming hotel for that ;)

i probably would return to koh tao and would come back to this hotel :) but also liked the look of the haans hotel on shark bay area

i thought koh tao was beautiful but more touristy than i expected. it was weird seeing non thais working in the bars. bit of a shame that there's padi on every corner, bit overkill imo

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Aminjirah, Manager at Aminjirah Resort, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thank you for your kind and honest review of our resort. We'll look into how we can improve on the few issues you mention.

Regarding our breakfast then it is made in our own kitchen about a 1-2 minute walk from the pool deck. I will re-iterate to all staff to ensure only "HOT" breakfast is brought to the tables.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

I loved this hotel, as everyone has written the staff are great (I found their English very good compared to most hotel staff i've met) and the location was perfect for us. The rooms have been finished well with beautiful decorations. We also had an open ceiling bathroom but I didn't find this a problem at all.

I spoke to lots of people on the island who were paying similar prices for very basic bungalows as Koh Tao was very busy after the full moon party, I really doubt you'd beat this hotel on price. We're definitely going back.!!!!!

Room Tip: worth paying extra for bigger room, the budget are small.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Gorgeous resort built into the side of a cliff with an infinity pool overlooking the island. The sun set directly over the pool each night and amazing cocktails were served in the pool bar/restaurant area making this an unforgettable experience. Our ocean view room had the same outlook and the breakfast (included) could be served at your room if you wished. Great attention to detail had been paid to the design and landscaping of the resort making it even more beautiful. The rooms themselves as well as the food served at the hotel were good value-to give an idea, 2 of us ate 4 meals each and drank plenty of beers/cocktails during our stay as well as using the mini bar and the tab totalled approx 70 pounds. The staff were also very friendly and couldnt do enough for you. I would highly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed January 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

we stayed here for 3 nights during our stay on the island and what a lovely find this was
The location is right on top of the cliff overlooking the Sea with the most amazing views and sun sets you will ever see!
The infinity pool alone is worth staying here for and the food and service by the young Thai lads is perfect.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Aminjirah, Owner at Aminjirah Resort, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Thank you for your kind words! We're not perfect and enjoy to listen to feedback and ideas. We have a lot of plans for next low season including a spa and improvements across the board. Still we think we compare pretty well to our closest neighbours.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

we just returned to Samui after a fantastic week in Koh Tao @ The Aminjirah ! What a stay ... Stellar views, romantic sunsets and all round super ambiance and service.

Our rooms was one of the Fantasy Rooms and it was very generous in size and offered lovely facilities.

Much have been said about the pool and with good reason. It is so amazing that one forgets there are two other pools...

And yes the cuisine was supreme...

  • Stayed January 2013
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Property: Aminjirah Resort
Address: 16/4 Moo 2 Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 82480, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aminjirah Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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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