If you are expecting to go here for the usual bars, girls and street markets then this is not your place. But if you are like me and my wife and you want to get away from it all with the potential of hot water springs near by or deserted beautiful beaches to snorkel or swim and local markets with a scooter ready for you to hire and enjoy then you wont get better! We stayed for 10 days and apart from the slightly cold outdoor show (we went in the winter) our stay was 10/10. We really felt like we were part of the family not just one of many they they had to service. Even the food at the resort was more reasonable in price and quality than if we had gone into town. Well done Waterjade, I saw a special price if you stay for a month!! this is what I will do next time. They even went out of there way to help us get there and took us to out next destination!!!!! A MAZ ING :)
A word of advice, one week is not really enough !!!!!!!!
P.S. We even found a local water fall that was well worth the ride .
The rooms were super moldy. The smell of garbage was unbearable. The staff was super rude. The beach area near the hotel was a pile of garbage. We had to carry our luggage in two flight of stairs. When we asked to check out early but were asked to pay even if we couldn't stay in a moldy room. Another couple was waiting to leave as well because the hotel was in a horrible condition.
We stayed here in April and as well loved it so much, we stayed again in September. We met the new manager who never failed to remember our sons name and say hello. We also had the pleasure of being served breakfast again by Duen and North who every morning had such beautiful smiles on their faces and were so thrilled to see us and even remembered us from back in April which was amazing. We will be definitely back again as we love the beach, pool and hotel so much and you have the nicest staff which is just wonderful for us tourists. Oh an if anyone goes for a stroll on the beach at dusk to night you will see firefly's dancing in the bushes near the rocks. It was truly devine.
I stayed for 2 nights. Overall i would pay for it again, though my room was in need of some tlc. This may not be the case with other rooms.
Pros: location is central Khao Lak, but a bit of a walk to the beach. Atm and stores right outside the front doors. Staff was kind, but could have done more. Massage parlor at the bottom of the stairs.
Cons: my safe key had been lost by previous customer and I was not helped any farther then that. Construction or loud neighbors behind building. Thin walls. The A/c in my room was ancient and didn't actually change setting when I used the remote. It seemed to be stuck in high mode, which meant turning it off and on throughout the night when I woke up freezing cold. The springs in my twin stiff mattress helped to wake me up as well.
Again, this was just my experience with one room. There aren't many affordable places in khao Lak ($100/night is the average).
Ask to see the room before booking if possible.
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