"Excellent hotel, perfect for a peaceful vacation"
Before going to Sai Kaew Beach Resort, I read a lot of reviews and they were quite diverse so I was a bit sceptic before arriving. Getting there from Ban Phe was super easy, we tried the speedboat on the way there, but the ferry transportation is also well organized by the hotel.
We stayed in a Premier Seaside room and it was perfect. It is next to a quiet pool, facing the see which is 1 minute away. However when we walked around the resort, we saw the bungalows, and I can understand that some guests were disappointed with those. Some of them are really far or next to huge concrete walls. The premier rooms are well located, with really clean and modern enterior, with your own terrace, so we were really happy with our choice. The room was clean, and the daily clening service was also really good.
I was satisfied with the hotel's other services. I tried the wellness center for a massage, and we had some meals in the hotel's restaurant as well. Usually I go for more authentic places to eat, not prefer the hotel's restaurant, but this was nice. The play lounge music, you can sit on the terrace, they have both thai and western food.
The seaside is beatiful, the best beach of Koh Samed. I recommend this resort for your stay. However Koh Samed is quite small, no nightlife or bars. The streets are dirty and smelly, lots of stray dogs. Stepping out from the resort is like being in a different world. It is a nice hotel in a undeveloped area, don't expect too much from Koh Samed.
Nora from Hungary