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  • Reviews: 338

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Beach Breeze Guesthouse: Great guesthouse with wonderful owner

This is a nice and cozy guesthouse right in central Kata, very close to the beach and is in the heart of the town center. Stephen, the owner is a great guy who will go out of his way to make your stay as wonderful as possible. He will even give you beach towels if you are short for a day by the sea. The rooms are basic and there is no room safe, so this is a consideration. It is a good bargin for the great location. The Ship Inn is part of the establishment, which serves wonderful food and is a good place to chat with the expat's while having a Chang beer.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written January 30, 2012
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  • tranquilityacres profile photo tranquilityacres
  • Reviews: 1

1 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Phi Phi Relax Beach Resort: Stress Beach Resort

Other than this one experience, our trip to Thailand was totally awsome! Relax Beach Resort was really Stress Beach Resort! We had our prepaid reservations for this resort made 6 weeks in advanced. We had read all the reviews and spent a lot of time choosing this resort and this is where we wanted to be. We had carefully read the web site requirements. We saw nothing about not bringing food. We eagerly anticipated this beautiful place. The time finally arrived for us to be at “paradise”. We arrived at the resort by long tail boat. (It costs about $4-5 USD per person to get there.) Because we are vegetarians and also do not like to purchase food on our Sabbath, we brought some food and a water filter along. We had 9 people (teenage boys eat a lot) and we didn’t want to be totally dependant on the resort for food and water so far away from competition. We expected to eat some of their food. The resort manager was immediately cold and curt when he saw our food )maybe partly because we didn't use his boat to get there?). He said he would charge us double for our rooms if he found ANY food in them. He explained that they have problems with ants and monkeys. We were patient and told him we were happy to put the food wherever he said. At first he told us we could keep it in their kitchen but then he changed his mind and said “NO”. He seemed more angry the longer he thought about it. We offered to just give them the food but he rudely told us he didn’t want our food. Finally he told us to just leave the resort. We had already settled in our rooms. He demanded that we get our stuff and get out. We tried to reason gently with this difficult man but to no avail. We obeyed and moved our stuff down to the beach again. We asked him if he would provide free transportation (he had three resort boats sitting there) back to the main port since it was his idea that we leave. He refused. Fortunately we had two cell phones and were able to call for a boat to come get us. We had to pay the going rate to get out of there. While we were waiting for the boat to come get us, this manager came down to where we were sitting with our stuff and ordered us off his property. We told him a boat was coming soon and that we would be off his property soon. Providentially, a nice tour guide on the ferry, had given us his phone number. We called this man and he helped us get a few cabins on the bay and we had a lovely weekend despite the difficult Relax Beach Resort manager experience. I learned that the sooner you forgive and forget the evil of the past the sooner you can enjoy the blessings and joys of the present and the future. My 17 year old daughter said “Mom, when we arrived at the Relax Beach Resort, I thought it was the most beautiful place on the earth but after I heard the manager talk, I realized that the people at a place are what really make it beautiful!” Our new bit of wisdom is: “The beauty of paradise is the people not the place!” I shared with my daughter that the reason Jesus is helping us change on the inside is that Heaven would not be very nice if selfish, rude, and unkind people get there!

Quiet and secluded

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Diving and Snorkeling, Family Travel, Work Abroad
  • Written April 14, 2011

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  • Greg&DottyDallas profile photo Greg&DottyDallas
  • Reviews: 1

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Imperial Samui Beach Resort: Great Location and Beautiful Resort

Wonderful breakfast included in room price, very reasonable prices for a four to five star resort. The grounds are immaculate and the rooms are very clean and spacious. Very comfortable beds and spectacular views. Service was exceptional and the staff goes out of their way to accomodate every need their guests might have. Transportation of any kind is available from the lobby.

The flowers and trees are gorgeous! The ponds and fountains are crystal clear and the beach is perfect! The seafood dinner on the beach is a must! The huge salt water pool overlooking the ocean is so relaxing and the large fresh water pool is peaceful and quiet. Massage & manicure/pedicure services on ther beach are a wonderful treat. This scenic resort offers Mediterranean style architecture nestled in the hillside with landscaped gardens tumbling to the serene beach.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Beaches, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written September 8, 2010
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Stunning colors and views

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  • nutpaphat profile photo nutpaphat
  • Reviews: 1

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Lanta Février Resort: Thailand best island

so is the perfect place to relax.

small resort and big on service and friendship ensuring that you always feel at home.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches
  • Written July 25, 2009
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  • madhavii profile photo madhavii
  • Reviews: 9

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Patong Lodge Hotel a clean hotel to stay with: 15mins away to Island Safari Elephant Trekking -

Patong Lodge Hotel is off shore hotel which is 5mins walking distance to Patong beach and good place for those who wants to try island safari which is 15mins away if you love to do elephant trekking while in Patong, Phuket.

Their hotel is very clean, good aircondition with 2 swimming pools and jacuzzi with a good view background of Phuket Island. Hotel restaurant have a good service and foods are extremely delicious.

I highly recommend this hotel to all the tourists.

Facilities are great, people from the lobby are very accommodating, with clean swimming pools and a great view to see.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Adventure Travel, Budget Travel, Family Travel
  • Written March 31, 2009
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  • bulldogtwo profile photo bulldogtwo
  • Reviews: 307

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Phukhaolak Resort: Southern Thailand beaches

We think some of the best beaches in Thailand are along the Andaman coast, from Phuket north to Ranong. We love Khao Lak beaches. There are not as many tourists, depending on where you stay, and the town is a quiet small peaceful place, again with few tourists and a few quiet bars. Khao Lak is easy access to some really nice national parks as well. We spent several days on a beach where we were the only ones for miles, virtually isolated. Check out the neaches along Haad Thaimuang.
http://www.thaiforestbooking.com/np_home.asp?npid=43&lg=2
While in Khao Lak we stayed at the Phukhaolak resort. No TV or radio, but had to be one of the best places we have stayed at in Thailand, and very reasonable rates. Run by a nice family and they have their own restaurant, a resturant that others from other hotels frequent every night. The AC bungalows are the best.
Check out my homepage for some pics
Have fun

http://www.wickeddiving.com/khao_lak_resorts_phu_khao_lak.php
http://www.khaolak-holiday.com/hotels/phukhaolakresort.htm

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written February 13, 2009

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  • bulldogtwo profile photo bulldogtwo
  • Reviews: 307

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Nature Resort tree houses: Khao Sok Accomodations

Khao Sok is a great national park. We don't do tour companies, we'd rather just do the trip ourselves as it is just as easy. There is a good tree house lodge, you can see pics on my homepage. It is called Nature Resort. As you come down the hill towards the national park you have to take a left hand turn to get to the park itself, take the next left and the Nature Resort is located on the left at the end of the road. They also have a great restuarant. Not taking a left to Nature Resort will take you to the lake and the floating lodges. Natyre resort also is located on the river and they have a ropeswing that is a blast and very refreshing. No leeches. But the monkeys do come down along the river in th early eve. Satying in the tree house you can also hear them going through the trees in the morning as well as the tropical birds, sometimes parrots.

As far as wildlife that will eat you, no. The only thing you should really have to worry about is mosquitos. IF you go during the rainy season, yeah, you could encounter the leeches. Carry some insect repellant to squirt on them and they'll drop off if they attach themselves to you. You won't feel anything, and yeah, they can be gross for those squemish folks, but they are'nt bad. Once they have had enough they drop off. They don't eat you up. I should also say that leeches can really be found anytime of the year, but more encounters during the rainy season. Having said all that, if you are going to worry about all that, well, just don't. Taking in the park is well worth all encounters with leeches or any other wildlife. As I said, you'll be more worried about mosquitos than anything else.
HAVE FUN!

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written December 26, 2008

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  • elw1729 profile photo elw1729
  • Reviews: 1

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Hilton Arcadia Resort: Phukets Best Hotel

We were in Phuket in November 2008. We were suppose to be there for 4 days, but due to a demonstration the airport in Bangkok was closed and we were there for 10 days.
Lucky for us we were at a beautiful resort the Arcadia Hilton Resort. This resort has 3 large pools,5 restaurants,a spa,healthclub,tennis courts etc. Besides all of this the rooms are very nice and beautifully decorated.

The best part of the stay was the attitude of the staff. They were wonderful to my wife and I. My wife has a bad leg and because of security you are dropped off at the perimeter of the resort and then shuttled by a jitney to the hotel. When I saw the height of the step to get on the jitney I knew that would present a problem for my wife. When I explained this to a staff member they called a golf cart to take us to the lobby. Although taxis are not permitted to pick guest up at the lobby,they made an exception for us. We did however order the same taxi each time so the guards would let him in when they checked the #on the taxi.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Spa and Resort, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written December 24, 2008

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  • lizrox profile photo lizrox
  • Reviews: 1

2 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Lanta New Beach: Not really Paradise

Wouldn't recommend this resort, although rooms clean and good value, the staff just were so, well, strange. Funny looks/attitude from the receptionists, a resounding 'no' to most of our requests (including coca cola, Orange juice, money changing, etc...), everything was broken, the food was questionable.... on first glance it seemed like paradise but after a couple of days we checked out. Shame.

Beautiful sea view. nice pool area. Rooms decent.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Singles, Family Travel, Backpacking
  • Written October 22, 2008

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  • me.nattie profile photo me.nattie
  • Reviews: 1

5 out of 5 starsUser Rating

ibis patong

I'm Thai. i just went to Patong two weeks ago. i would recommend you the newly built hotel. it's ibis patong which is one of accor hotels, just 500 meters to the beach. Also, dont worried, it is safe and quiet.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Beaches, Budget Travel, Business Travel
  • Written May 13, 2008

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Phu Khao Lak resort: Khao Lak beaches and resort

I would highly recommend Khao Lak area just north of Phuket. It is very laid back and if you are inclined to rent a moped and look around you will be able to find beaches that have no one on them, deserted! We stayed at Phu Khao Lak resort, very quiet, VERY nice and fair price. Jim the owner and her family are great hosts, the bungalows are great! I would also try Haad Thai Moung beach at the National Park, 20 minutes south of Khao Lak. As you go in though the entrance keep following the tarred road and pick a spot anywhere, beach will be on your left. When we were there in November we had miles of beach to ourselves, good swimming and warm water. There are good beaches right around Khao Lak but again we are looking for something a bit more secluded and more off the beaten path.
I had lived and worked in Thailand, but never had been to Khao Lak, This was one of the most relaxing and best times I had in Thailand. A lot had to do with Phu Khao Lak resort, good food too by the way.

Phu Khao Lak resort Peaceful, tranguil.
Haad Thai Maung National Park, great beach

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written May 10, 2008
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Phu Khao Lak resort

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  • XBlanka profile photo XBlanka
  • Reviews: 65

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Oon Lee Bungalows: The best family resort on the island

This was our lucky choice we made at Koh Phi Phi. You have to make a previous booking on some island or directly at the Oon Lee resort because they have to pick you up from your destination with longtail boat. We took the ferry boat (300 THB / 1 person) that goes from Krabi to Koh Lanta, and got off on halfway at Koh Jum. The longtail boats were waiting there ready to take us to the island. The Oon Lee bungalows were built in 2004 and will offer you incredible comfort for 600 THB / 1 night / 2 persons. They are placed on the steep slope so be prepared for everyday stair walking up and down and up in 30 C.

The owners – Mr. Oon Lee and Mrs. Valerie (French) – are very friendly and will do everything so you can feel there like at home.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
  • Written February 21, 2008
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Seawind Resort: Worst hotel in Rayong

The Seawind Resort in Mae Rumphung Beach, Rayong, Thailand is absolutely crap. It is dirty, not at all as it is advertised (very old, don't believe the website photos). The manager is rude and arrogant. We wanted to see the room before checking in and they said no, must pay first. We paid and then got taken to grotty rooms, with a snake and wasp and bugs and all! Bathroom smelt like urine. Complained and got moved to a slightly better room, but still gross. The pool was terrible - mirky water, smelt funny and had mosquitos swimming around in it as well as debri floating all over the top of the water. We asked when it was last cleaned and got the usual " fine fine, ok to swim" crap. We headed to the beach to calm down a bit and decide what to do. Beach was ok but not very clean - lots of rubbish floating in the water and washed up on beach. Nice to just relax but wouldn't recommend swimming there! We headed back to hotel to check out and ask for refund an hour later and was refused even less the desposit. Manager was shocking attitude - spoke english very well but refused to speak properly to us. We had a Thai lady with us and he was rude to her. Even pushed my Dad around at 65 years old. We called the police but there was not much they could do so we lost the money. We stayed at a lovely place a bit further along Rayong by the Novotel. Much nicer beach and little beach restauarants there. DON"T STAY AT SEAWIND!!!!!!!!!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written December 30, 2007

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  • Reviews: 19

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Best Western Bangtao Beach Resot

we booked with BW website direct. Got a sea facing double for 60 USD a day with breakfast.
The location is in a quiet spot in Phuket. The hotel is neat and service polite. It is basic but the best part is right outside there are great massage parlors and nice cheap restaurants.You save a lot!
The beach access is neat and clean and the hotel has nice pools.
The staff doesn,t speak good English but that is a wide problem in Thailand.
http://www.bangtaobeach.com/

price, location, massage and restaurants outside hotel are good and cheap located very close to the hotel

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Beaches, Family Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written September 10, 2007
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  • Reviews: 5

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Zazen: Boutique hotel on Samui

I stayed at the resort next to Zazen on my first trip to Koh Samui. I fell in love with Zazen's chic yet entirely Thai atmostphere and vowed I would stay there the next time. I did go back and stayed 4 nights in a "garden villa". The room was very spacious and the well designed. The only thing that frustrated me was that you needed your room key to turn on the A/C - either you left your room unlocked and the A/C on so it was cool when you returned, or you were out of luck and came back to a hot room.

The staff are lovely and the hotel is so cute and charming. I like Bohput beach, it has a nice family feeling and not as touristy as other beaches. High tide/Full moon can make the beach short, but most of the time its fine. The water is fine for swimming and quite pleasant. I will be going back next spring.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written August 30, 2007

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