Booking procedure: Got a special price from Thai Tiew Thai travel exhibition in early Feb'14, booking procedure went smoothly, Reservation officer helped arranging hotel transfer and useful information.
Hotel transfer: Great service for Round Trip; The van's drivers to/ from airport - hotel were so friendly and so nice. The speed boat arranged by hotel was cool and the best was the hotel's classy boat we got on, on the way back to the mainland, the captain and another gentleman were real nice, treated us like a VIP when we paid normal price and helped us taking lots of photos on the boat. When we reached the mainland, one gentleman looked like he was higher than a GM, came to greet us at the boat and guided us to the van. (The hotel's classy boat stopped at Ao Po Grand Marina which is the Yacht parking place) The hotel truck driver to/ from pier - hotel was a very nice guy and polite.
Check-in/ Check-out: Waited for a while but no big deal as they served nice herbal drink which was Smootie roselle drink in the classic Thai metal bowl. Check-out did not take long, all went well. Receptions were nice, as well as the bellboys.
Room/ amenities/ facilities: Room was spacious and got everything you would need. Sexy bathroom area and the amenities were superb. After we had a walk around, came back and found a plate fulled of fruit in our fridge. Swimming Pool is what we loved the most, stunning view, nice and clean.
Restaurant: Reasonable price, not so many choices but acceptable. Tasted good. Nice local staffs.
Others: To get around the island, better rent the motorbike or the bike from resort, a bit expensive for Thais but understandable.
Overall: Terrific place for anyone who wants to getaway from a busy lifestyle, peaceful, quiet, great service.
To improve: 98% of our experience with Koh Yao Yai Village is excellent but there are 2 points could be improved a bit. One is the cleanliness of the room, found lot of dust and some spider webs in the bedroom and the living room area. Another point is, it would be better if the staff in the souvenir shop could be more attentive, in the evening, we were waiting there for a while to buy the shower gel and shampoo, no greeting, no eye-contact, only concentrate on the phone, We just had to walk out and forgot to buy them before we check-out.
We would definitely go back to the hotel again and of course would recommend this to anyone we know.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Koh Yao Yai Island is a yet-to-be-discovered tropical haven utterly untouched, offering guests a rare opportunity to step back in time and join in traditional Thai island life. Far removed from the hustle and bustle of holiday destinations such as Krabi and Phuket, Koh Yao is a charming area of outstanding natural beauty consisting of a cluster of small islands nearby Phuket in scenic Phang Nga Bay. Ko Yao Yai Village is perfectly situated in a sheltered spot offering accessibility all year round with the resort carefully created to echo rural island life whilst ensuring guests are comfortable and well-taken care of with plenty of luxuries. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Koh Yao Yai Village Hotel Koh Yao Yai