We booked the Lotus because our friends wanted to stay there. We had a fan standard room which was nice and clean, TV, kingsize bed, couch, new bathroom. Our friends had mountain view rooms which are more basic but also looked nice and they even have little balconies. And they were actually rather quiet, if you don't mind roosters.
The standard fan rooms (and the dorm) are on the little walking street and right next to the cabaret and they start their show around ten for two hours every night. It's extremely loud and the building was shaking. (if you go to bed after midnight, it's quiet though).
The whole resort stretches over an area of 500m and there is all kinds of other stuff/buildings/ ponds/ roads in between, and you're not located in a closed off area. There is construction everywhere and more than half of the bungalows did not seem to be for rent but were used as storage places.
The pool is really nice. The kids pool was perfect for our 2-year-old. But again, with all the construction going on, it was hard to relax. The ac rooms are in the 'main building' by the beach. The famous Lotus bar mentioned in other reviews was closed and also under construction in December.
Staff is annoyed and not very friendly, but check-in and out were quick (I booked online beforehand though).
Lotus resort is the most central place in Sairee, but as Sairee is so small and no matter where you walk it's only 5-10 minutes, I would recommand to stay further away from town and it's probably more quiet and more relaxing.
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- We offer accommodation to suit all budgets,free WI-FI in public areas,outdoor swimming pools. With tour desks available at the hotel, the friendly and courteous staff can help plan a personalized itinerary so that you make the most of your time in Koh Tao. Lotus Paradise Resort Koh Tao Is conveniently Located in the center of beautiful Sairee Beach the main beach of Koh Tao,wherever you stay is a within a short walk of everything you need. The beach, restaurants, shops, spa, diving, nightlife and much more. It's all here. ... more less
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