I have heard nothing but great things about their dive program (I didn't have time to join in) If that is the case take the cheapest rooms right near the beach no frills not worth extra money for upgrades. Staff was extremely rude in office. The hike to get to your "upgraded" room is discouraging. They gave us an additional "upgrade" when we got there to two suites neighboring. This meant our rooms were miles up a hill which staff will not drive you to unless it's check in. So far that they know the wifi doesn't work that far (we picked this hotel and upgrades with WIFI access which we did not have) they told me multiple times for 2 of our 3 days it would be fixed... Until one rude desk staff said they know wifi doesn't reach those rooms. Also complained about no hot water in our shower and no one seemed to care. Disappointing might as well just got a basic room for way less money close and with wifi like advertised.
Pools are basic dive pools... Very dirty, lots of big dead bugs and hair! Nowhere really to sit and enjoy the sun beside them. Nothing near or on the water resort wise like the neighboring resorts had. And no beach towels.
Breakfast was good at the hilltop restaurant with a great view. Food was also good at the restaurant right on the water beside fishbowl bar. Fishbowl and neighboring bars are good and always lively! Will do delivery to rooms which if you get stuck with our "upgrades" you may just need.
I would only go back here to dive. And probably stay somewhere else close by.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Owned and operated by a local family Ban’s Diving Resort has a very special family oriented hospitality that keeps customers coming back year after year. Within our resort are all the amenities needed to make your holiday on Koh Tao both comfortable and fun. Our facilities include a dive center, beach front restaurant, Darawan Restaurant, spa and hair salon, 24 hour mini mart, 4 swimming pools, and the Fish Bowl bar. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ban`s Diving Hotel Koh Tao
- Bans Diving Hotel
- Bans Diving Ko Tao