We stayed at the Jamahkiri Resort for 3 nights and were bitterly disappointed.
Firstly, the staff are rude, unhelpful, and speak very little English which is unusual in a "5 star" resort. The reception staff in particular appeared disinterested in fulfilling even simple requests.
There were about 350 (yes.. we counted) concrete steps to our room, which made exploring the resort a tiring and frustrating event. Definitely think twice if you are travelling with someone who has mobility difficulties.
While the resort itself is beautiful, and views are magnificent, the overall atmosphere is completely non-existent - especially surprising during peak season! This might be what you are looking for, but it certainly wasn't what we wanted from a 'fun holiday' perspective.
The food and services at the resort were a massive markup from anywhere else on the whole island.. or anywhere in Thailand for that matter.
The 'deluxe' rooms are average at best, and we found our room infested with ants.
The ONLY good thing about our stay was breakfast..
In regards to the general manager, William, at first we found him extremely attentive and helpful however when we had to shorten our stay for personal reasons, he became spiteful and rude.
I cannot stress enough how much of a mistake it was to stay at this resort. Seriously save your hard-earned money and find better, friendlier accommodation!!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jamahkiri Resort & Spa, is a comfortable and sumptuous living resort located in Thian Og Bay on the south side of Koh Tao, a serenity area of the island, easily reachable by a panoramic 10 minutes drive from the harbour, offering a spectacular view over the gulf of Thailand. Once settled in, you will quickly discover that there are very little reasons to leave the resort, lush tropical garden, cooling pools, the Jamahkiri Spa, a fitness room, the marina and our private PADI diving club, recreational facilities, and fine cuisine, compliment the beauty of the resort's magnificent surroundings. Our place is the perfect combination for peace, serenity and nature lovers; add to that comfort, natural surrounding, and pristine services and its no wonder that since welcoming his first guest in 2002, Jamahkiri has established its distinctive reputation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jamahkiri Hotel Koh Tao
- Jamahkiri Spa And Resort
- Jamahkiri Boutique Hotel
- Jamahkiri Boutique Resort