I booked into this "resort" on a walk-in basis in early September (2013). It was low season, so when they quoted me a price of 1,200 baht, I was able to negotiate down to 1,000 baht without any problem (without breakfast). I was impressed with the location. It was on the street paralleling the beach in Lamai, and access to the beach was perfect. So, the location has the best of both worlds, the entertainment/shopping of Lamai, plus right on the beach.
The reception area was very nice and the check-in attendant was very helpful and courteous.
The room I got was nice and clean, however the bathroom was quite disappointing. Not exactly the cleanest, and the shower was a bit dated. Furthermore, I believe the separation in the bathroom with the adjoining bathroom was paper thin. Every single noise by the guests in the next room could be heard (and I assume they heard every single noise I made!). It made things quite uncomfortable.
Two other things about the room are worth mentioning. There is no safe in the room, meaning you have to deal with the inconvenience of running to the reception to store your passport, cash, etc. Also, the air-conditioning unit did not have a remote control unit. All other resorts I stayed at in the Thai islands had a remote control for the a/c. It just made things inconvenient when waking up in the middle of the night and I was freezing...
Other than this, the pool is very good, overlooking the beach. And the beach is just steps away.
So, if you can deal with the inconveniences mentioned above, then it is a great location to enjoy Lamai...
- Also Known As:
- Golden Sand Beach Hotel Lamai Beach
- Golden Sand Beach Resort Ko Samui/Lamai Beach