1000 rupees for a 'Tom yum' soup seemed a little exxy. Maybe if it was a good soup, but it was glorified veg and prawn which I saw in numerous restaurants along the strip for around half the cost. Looks like a nice place to chill and drink beers but I wouldn't return for the food. Service was pretty poor too. Not friendly warm in the slightest.
For us and our visiting team the choice of top quality wines, kept and presented at the perfect temperatures was a most welcome departure to the boring "LION" beer which is all over the island. The authentic Thai food is also recommendable.
Went on a surf trip with two mates and this place was just perfect. We ended up extending how long we stayed for not just for the surfing but for the great time we were having at the hotel. Because of this we experienced every type of room the hotel offers. Despite our last minute arrangements, they were so accommodating and always found a bed, we slept in a private room with air conditioning, a shared dorm with air conditioning, but my favourite was the beach cabana that had no floor just the sand from the beach, it was a real treat to experience how some of the locals sleep each night. I've saved the best until last! They say people can make a place and the manager, Evon, is the embodiment of this. This hotel is great but Evon made this a home away from home, anything we needed she would do her utmost to help. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories!…
We had delicious Thai food here! The restaurant has a nice vibe and good, cold beer. I would highly recommend the Thai green chicken curry or the soup. Portion sizes were generous and the food was delicious! Staff very friendly too!
Siam view is a great place. Full of backpackers and a social court surrounded by the rooms. The price is more than fair, rooms clean, location great! Good restaurants and food stores around, 10min to the main spot for surfing! The manager, Yvonne, is open minded, speaks great English and is very friendly! Recommend to every surfer or/and backpacker. Made my stay in Arugam Bay unforgettable! Adrian