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“An OK hotel, but nothing special”
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Asia Divers Resort
Ranked #26 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Reviewed July 14, 2013

The hotel is nice and clean and well maintained. The staff are not rude, but are not overly friendly either - just average. Some of the rooms are alongside a main road and can be a bit noisy at night and in the early morning. The hotel advertises a pool which is true and it is a nice pool, but it's primary purpose is for training divers so if you are using the pool for swimming or just relaxing you need to share it with people in full dive gear working on their training. Overall would stay again, but might try something different next visit.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Wanting to dive on the day we checked in, we came the day before to find out what time check in was and were told 10am. So instead of getting a taxi to our dive company (who said they'd look after our luggage) we went to Asia Divers Resort first, only to be told by the exact same woman that check in was at 11. We told them it wasn't a problem, they just needed to get the info right so we could go diving but they were aggressive right off the bat and had no time for us. We had to leave our luggage in the foyer, to go to our dive course then come back halfway through and check in. That night our fan groaned and squeaked all night (roof mounted and stuck on oscillate - so either off or on). After no sleep we went to reception at 8am and asked them if we could either change rooms or get it oiled. They told us come back at 10, we did, they said 10:30, so we did. When we came back they told us we couldn't move and it couldn't be fixed because we put a lock on the door and now the handyman was busy. We asked them why they hadn't just told us to leave the room unlocked and they just kept reiterating that it was our fault so we could just deal with the creaky fan. They were on the back foot no matter how polite you were, they acted like they were sick of their jobs and tourists and were clearly saying nasty things about us in Thai to each other. At one point one of them told us "you can just check out" and stormed off. We ended up having to pack up all our luggage, lock it someone else's room and leave the door wide open so they could fix it! Great way to spend a day of our holiday!!!! We have been travelling Asia and India for 6 months so have seen a lot of things but this was just nasty and uncalled for. They honestly acted like people had nothing better to do with their time but hang out in their reception! We ended up moving to a cute wooden hut on the beach on our last night and slept amazingly. It cooled down at night, unlike the big concrete building at Asia Divers. The hut was half the price, so much more comfortable and cleaner than Asia Divers and was run by a lovely old Thai woman. Moral of the story, don’t stay at Asia Divers!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I returned to Asia Divers with my partner for about the 5th time. We booked from Bangkok and were picked up at the pier. We had a fan room this time as we were not doing a diving course so not able to avail of the cheaper ac rooms. The restaurant does a great spicy tuna salad! The bar is lively when the dive groups are around but quiet enough other times. A great pool area where divers learn first steps but big enough for everyone to use. The place has really matured with beautiful gardens. In all, a good place to go away from the madness of Soiree Beach. Not the last place on the road anymore but still fairly quiet. Best to come here if you want to do a dive course or if your in a group, great security so always feel your belongings are safe. I will return again but not unless I am doing a course.

Room Tip: The fan rooms are nicer but obviously without ac.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

Paid for a fan/ac room on Agoda and wasn't disappointed but wasn't particularly overwhelmed by the quality of what we got. The rooms are comfortable and tidy as is the resort, which is very much setup for divers, who can get a good deal on dive packages booked through the resort.

The staff are mostly Burmese and, perhaps understandably, quite ignorant of you if you greet them in Thai or ask for anything in Thai. That said, they seemed to warm a little when I figured this out and thanked one in Burmese.

We paid for breakfast with the room but the breakfast menu is restricted to 4 fairly uninteresting choices. Again, the quality of the food wasn't bad but portions were quite small (relative to what a street vendor would give you) and it was more expensive than the restaurants/vendors just a stone's throw away.

The location is good for accessing a large number of cafes/restaurants as well as the Sairee Beach nightlife and a large number of dive centres, including the on site one.

All in all, no real complaints but (as a guest rather than a diver) nothing to write home about.

Room Tip: The higher quality rooms did actually look pretty nice, maybe ask for one at reception?
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

We stayed here for 6 days in Koh Tao...originally we were only going to stay for 2 days, but fell in love with the location, staff, and amenities. The diving instructors were extremely helpful and made us feel so safe during our fun dive. It's the perfect place to stay to be right in the excitment of sairee beach.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

The bed springs protude from the matress and the pillows will be better described as rocks with plastic wrapped around. Not a good combination. Bedbugs biting you and if you get up and go out the mosquitoes immediately attack you so it is a situation where you lose all the way. Forget about complaining, "we will look in to it" is the only response you get from staff. This was my worst experience ever in Thailand. Not happy at all. The breakfast is extremely poor, with the soup and rice as the worst. Believe me steer clear of this resort.

Room Tip: Steer clear of this resort, they are not cheap and the lodging is terrible
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed here while travelling through the islands. The hotel is in a good location away from night life but only a 5 min walk to beach or bars for evening drinks. The rooms are spacious and clean with a large double bed. Nice balcony over looking pool. Lots of places to eat locally too, food on site is ok but order was never what we asked for. If not diving on island prices are more expensive for what you get but overall good experience

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Matthew W
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Address: 18/1 Moo 1 | Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Koh Tao
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Koh Tao
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
Price Range: $16 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Asia Divers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 130
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