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Koh Kood Beach Resort
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Ko Kut
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 January 2013

End of November, I stayed three nights in a Bali house.

I sent an e-mail to give them our arrival time at the pier and they sent someone to pick me up when I arrived and when I was leaving, they drove me back to the pier and waited with me the speedboat which has 25 minutes delay to go to Koh Chang.

I came from Koh Mak and it took only 25 minutes by Bang Tao speedboat to get here. When I left, I took the Kai Bae speedboat of 11 am to go to Koh Chang (Klong Prao Beach) with a stop at Kok Mak, Ko Wai. Otherwise, you can take the Bang Tao speedboat of 9 am or noon to go to Koh Chang (Bang Tao) (same price : 900 baths/person). The journey took 1 h 25 and the transfer from the pier to your resort in Koh Chang is included in the price. You can book your speedboat ticket at the reception of the resort.

The furniture of the bedroom is a bit old fashioned but you have a nice outdoor bathroom with a shower gel and a shampoo dispenser. The floor is made of wood and the terrace has a coconut palm in the middle. The room is equipped with a TV a DVD player, a safe and a minibar.

I really appreciated the natural surroundings of this resort with their beautiful garden with their coconut palms. They have a lot of furniture in wood. It is the first time that I can see such maintenance of the wood in a hotel (I appreciate the wood very much).

If you don't rent a motor bike, you depend of the hotel for everything because there are almost no shops or restaurants in the near surroundings. The restaurant is very good but expensive for Thailand: 150 baths for a pad Thai, but keep in mind that you are on a small island.

The breakfast buffet is consisting of egg station, salad, banana, watermelon, pineapple, fresh juice, water, potato, ham, bacon, pancakes and vegetables (depending of the day: tomato, onion, etc.).

The infinity pool is very beautiful. There are 16 sunbeds with a mat and 10 sunbeds next to the beach. This is small beach and not one of the best to relax.

The staff is very friendly and helpful. You can borrow DVD, mountain bikes, kayak with a deposit. On 28th November, they drove 8 guests for free to the Loi Krathong Feast (light feast which takes place once a year).

You can snorkel from the beach and you can even have a test dive in the swimming pool (for free) with Paradise Divers.

WiFi is available for free only at the restaurant and there is also a PC should you may use to check yours mails.

You have to pay the totality of your stay when you make your reservation and the hotel charge you 3,5 % for the Visa payment (also when you pay your bill at end of your stay). As this is a small hotel, don’t forget to book at least 4 months in advance for the peak season (they have only 8 Bali houses. There are other bedrooms available but you have to share the terrace with a second bedroom).

I will recommend this resort.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

There is really nothing to complain about. Koh Kood Resort had all the things a resort should have. It was free to borrow kayaks, snorkling equipments, breakfast, wifi (a little bit unstable) and towels to use in the resort area. The food was good, but after some days I got quite bored of the menu.

Borrowing a motor bike and ride around the island is very recommendable. We did that 4 of the days we stayed here, and it was awesome. The resort do not have a beach to lie on, but it wasn´t far away (at least with a bike) to the nearest beach. The beaches on the island were unbeliveable!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Kristian M
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Koh Kood Beach resort is idyllic! It has a big dining room overlooking the beach with gently waving palm trees much in evidence. The A frame rooms are clean, comfortable and cosy. The outdoor bathroom is fun - although it did not rain while we were there. The staff members were fantastic - couldn't do enough for us and shared their lovely sense of humour. The food was fantastic and the buffet breakfast a surprise given the fact the resort is so small. It is a pity the island of Koh Kood is so hard to get to - it took most of the day.

Room Tip: The A frame rooms all have pool and ocean views.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Jean H
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

I stayed here for 3 nights with my girlfriend on a romantic holiday.

We loved every second of it, the Bali Bungalow was very nice to stay in, and we loved the idea of the toilet being outside (but still private).

The food at the restaurant was very good (my girlfriend is a chef so quite picky with the food).

The people working at the hotel very helpfull, they even arranged a tour around the island, even though we were only us to going on it.

I would love to come back some day.

They even have a huge collection of DVD's if you care to watch them.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank ReinkeDK
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

I never met any such unkind and unfriendy receptionist/manager. He is just the one to chase away, to fire immediately. No "hello" or "how are you". He might be busy with his laptop. The other/his girl friend is doing her make-up or polishing her nails. Of course you as a customer are disturbing...! The only one who can speak English properly is Sano, who will be helpful if needed.
The rooms are ok. Bali rooms are single bungalows with open bathrooms (I like, you can see the sky), somehow clean. The other Thai houses are semi detached, so you will have neighbours very close. Stay away from family house. If it's raining you will have an indoor pool..!!
The whole is resort is in a good state, the beach very small, but with a huge pool. Food is limited!

Room Tip: take the Bali Nrs 7 or 8 (best view to sea)
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank Peter G
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BeritBonde, Manager at Koh Kood Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2012

Dear Traveller,

Thank you for your feedback in regards to your stay with us. We are happy that you overall liked our premise, bungalows and great pool area. The aim was and still is to operate a resort that fits into the natural surroundings including the benefit of being able to look at the sky while taking a shower or enjoying sea view from the spacious terraces (and Jacuzzis) surrounding the Thai Twin houses.

We are however sorry that you had the experience of unfriendly receptionist and person in charge at the moment (our managers were in Bangkok at the time of your stay) since all of our staff normally receives great praise and is very well liked by guests. The ambience at the resort is very laidback and invites all guests to feel at home, which you may have experienced a bit too much at the time of your stay.
And you are right that some staff speaks limited English, however there will always be a person present who speaks English, in your case Sano, who will be happy to aid in any way possible to overcome language issues, should they be experienced.

Lastly, in regards to our family house we have luckily not had flooded pool-like conditions inside and we constantly maintain during the year. Furthermore, all bungalows and houses are repaired and upgraded every year in the low season (September-November). This has also been carried through in 2012 and hence all accommodation stands fresh and free of any leaks that may have been experienced.

Once again thank you very much for your feedback, which aids us in constantly improving our premise and service to our guests. Moreover, we hope you had some nice days at beautiful Koh Kood island.

On behalf of all staff at Koh Kood Beach Resort and Visit Beyond,
Berit Bonde

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Reviewed 7 May 2012

To be honest my boyfriend and I didn't really expect much to avoid disappointments (due to previous experiences) and we were right! Koh kood is really one rare piece of hidden gem! We love how it's not commercialized like most of the other islands out there.
We were greeted warmly by the staffs as soon as we set foot on the pier. The staffs picked us up from the pier which isn't too far away from the resort. You can tell that the staffs were really genuine in providing the best service that they could, besides, the staffs speak really fluent English! (a super bonus added point)
Coffee & tea are provided 24/7 in the common area/restaurant. There's only small white beach but you can kayak nearby, or swim in the infinity pool. Kayak and snorkeling equipments are free of charge.Not many activities available (especially when the night falls) but I guess that's the whole point, to just sit back and relax.
We had all our meals in the resort and I've had the BEST tomyamgoong ever. The food in general were beyond my expectation and the prices are fair enough. Breakfast selection is limited however it's good.
We enjoyed our stay here a lot. The only downside that I would want to point out is the bungalow's bit old, they probably need to do some light refurbishment to keep it up to standard.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank SukHui
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

We had never been to either Trad or Koh Kood, so we call the hotel center in BKK. Kun "Noom" (or Nim?) was so friendly and ready to help us from BKK and along the way when we had any question. She was so nice and happy to help. We arrived to the island and staff was there to pick us. Everyone there was friendly. Infinity pool was great. Food was great but a bit expensive. Coffee and tea are free 24/7. If you want warm welcome, great service. I would suggest to stay here.
Neg : It would be nice if the hotel has signs "do not interrupt" or "clean the room" otherwise, housekeepers came to look into our glass sliding door every morning.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank somkhem
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Additional Information about Koh Kood Beach Resort

Address: 121 Moo 1 | Koh Kood, Ko Kut 23000, Thailand (Formerly Koh Kood Beach Bungalows)
Region: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Kut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Ko Kut
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Kut
Price Range: £64 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Koh Kood Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Looking for a laidback luxurious feel, with a fine cuisine, lush tropical surroundings, and an infinity pool on an island off the beaten track? Then Ko Kood Beach Resort might well be your choice. Begin your day with a fresh fruit smoothie. Do some snorkeling from our small beach, or swim in our infinity pool, with outstanding views of the lush tropical surroundings. Play beach volley with our staff, or kayak until light gets dimmer and a few bats starts to circle the sky. Order a cold Singha beer, and capture the sunset from our restaurant, with magnificent ocean view, and a tasty Thai kitchen known for its delicious seafood. And then we haven't even mentioned our staff. Trust us. They will make you feel special, in their own relaxed way. Ko Kood Beach Resort is embracing the laid backness of Ko Kood Island. At Koh Kood life is slower and more quiet, and for long it has been one of the better kept secrets. Make Ko Kood Beach Resort your own little secret. ... more   less 
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