We came to Koh Tao for some diving and relaxation. We got both.
Aminjirah has a good location for sunsets but is placed way out of town to be convenient to walk. The guy on reception is thoroughly pleasant and helpful. Other accommodation has similar western view but maybe not the elevation.
We had a budget comfort room - was clean and practical but possibly a bit small - little to no storage. Slight whiff from the toilet flush but other than that very clean smelling room.
We liked the pool view overlooking the gulf of thailand to the west alas the weather didnt bless us with the sunset we wanted. The infinity pool is most definitely the crown jewel of this hotel and you dine next to it on a morning and evening. Sadly it appeared to me to have too much chlorine to make swimming pleasant it really stings your eyes - ive never had a problem opening my eyes underwater before.
The food seems overpriced - breakfast was included - I had eggs benedict which is basically poached egg on toast with hollandaise sauce, sadly the egg was put on the toast with a lot of moisture which ruined the toast.
Service was erratic and slow. Meals would come at different times so id have finished before my girlfriends had arrived (happened with breakfast once and dinner once). With 4 or 5 tables occupied some people lost patience and went to order at the bar, others left. Food varied from mediocre sweet and sour to very spicy - thai basil chicken (unpleasant), to nice - yellow chicken curry and v nice chicken with cashew.
On check out we had a few items added to our bill but there were no issues having this resolved by the front desk dude!
- 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