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Dolphin Bay Resort
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Sam Roi Yot
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“I visited a long time ago, but I want to go back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

I visited Dolphin Bay Resort in 2007/2008 with my family and two other families. We had the best time!! The Thai food is amazing, the pools are fun (we spent one whole day in the pool, just getting out to eat:), and the beach is perfect. The bungalow we stayed in was perfect for our family of five, but we didn't stay in it that much because we were out enjoy the beach, etc. The beach was lovely, nice sand and view! There were cute little crabs that us kids had fun playing with :) Don't go out too far, because there's jellyfish (there probably is at every resort). Monkey Island was awesome, had some funny moments with monkeys stealing Fruit Loops. The Dolphin Watch Tour was great, but no dolphins were spotted this time. If I'm remembering correctly, we walked down the beach to some other places/restaurants/etc. Overall, Dolphin bay Resort is the best resort I've been to... I would totally recommend it to anyone!!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Hua Hin, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

A perfekt place for kids and their parents, pool area and garden is excellent. Maybe not so quiet around pool area when many kids scream out their happiness, but when they take break to eat icecream it is almost too quiet instead. Very relaxing atmosphere and good food with the best and most serviceminded staff. One litle moskito / biting insect problem is what takes the 5 pointer to a 4 . Maybe not resorts problem but insect trap can make the buggers go away. Small but really enoying problem with this small / bug / flies that leaves nasty bites. With that said evrything else is really good.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

I recently had a most enjoyable stay at the Dolphin Bay Resort. Staff very friendly, and nothing was too much trouble The beach was most welcome, also the stunning views of Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, which has some of Thailand's most magnificent natural scenery. Great resort for families, great playground, kids room, baby-sitting and lots of activities for everyone.
The resort location is superb.
I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the owners Agathe and Greg for their kindness and hospitality.
Summary: We service many hotels and resorts. We HIGHLY recommend the Dolphin Bay Resort.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

Great beach, very quiet area, family oriented. Lots of things to do in the national park (cave, hiking, boat trip, beach...) and not too far from HuaHin also. A must is to go to the black mountain water park, great fun for kids and adults alike.
Resort is very nice, owners are extremely present and helpful trying to make your stay the best possible. We always come back there and feel like home! A great place to stay :-)

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

I am a returning visitor for a couple of years now here when on a break from busy Bangkok life. About the area, you either love this quiet beach or find it boring. There are little or no activities nor entertainment nearby, but that is likely why returning visitors come here.
The place is very much family-oriented, but would be OK for other travelers not minding about having children all around. Access and view to the beach is just perfect. Rooms are basic but fine with good room service, and the owners keep investing in small improvements here and there and there is now a new kids playground. As a result, prices have gone up and rates are now on the higher end of the scale, but this doesn't seem to scare people away just yet. Internet is now free as well.
On the pro side, I like the location and the quietness of the immediate area. Staff at Dolphin Bay is great. Kitchen is excellent with a lot of variety and I really appreciate the fact that they cook without adding MSG. They cook rather fast, even at busy times. Breakfast is (too) basic, as usually in Thailand.
The main attractions are the two pools in the middle of the resort and the nearby sea and beach.
On the down side, check-in is quite late (2PM), meaning that your day is pretty much over after you settled in the room on the day of arrival.
The pools seem to have missed the latest round of improvement, despite being at the center of the resort; the upper layer of tiles has unfilled joints and the edges of the tiles are razor-sharp. This is especially dangerous on the submerged wall separating the two areas in the shallow pool. Kids will get hurt crawling over this. The side of the large pool can use some polishing too with pebble edges being too sharp as well.
This is a nice resort that we will be returning to often, as long as the price/quality ratio remains in balance and the beach will not get destroyed by over-exploitation as elsewhere closer to Bangkok. The latter becoming a serious risk, with large roadworks going on and the nearby resorts starting to have events on the beach and loud music at night.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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agvbkk, Owner at Dolphin Bay Resort, responded to this review, 3 November 2013
Dear Vinz, thank you very much for your review. I'm glad you are enjoying the resort and happy you already saw the little improvement! The missing tiles were changed last week and the submerged wall has been polished.
You will see more improvements next time you are coming. Have a very nice day. Agathe
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

we spent 5 nights and i said more :) certified clean,fresh,enjoyed and a friendly nature .. The owners and all the staffs are very friendly as well .. for the owners of Dolphin Bay Resort im still saluting for both of u and 4 all the the staffs .. super enjoi .. perfect place for us ♡♡♡ .. iLoveit :) .. i hope 2 see you again ..speechless :) ♡♡♡♡

  • Stayed October 2013
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

It was the second time we spent a long week end At Dolphin Bay Resort. We appreciate the place, unique landscape, clean sea, quiet place, far from mass tourist and city, full of activities to do very close to the resort like National Park, Monkey Island, wonderful mangroves to watch birds…. To be honest, we love to be there because kids can freely enjoy the place with slide and swimming pool, kids corner, outdoor playground in a protected, safe and lovely environment. Rooms are simple but clean and comfortable. Owners are French so the restaurant proposes a huge panel of International, Thai and French delicious food. The service is efficient. This second time we discover a new and beautiful spa, Mums can enjoy and they propose for kids too, my baby (2years old) and my elder one (5 years old) enjoyed a lot. The highlight of the week end: was the wonderful birthday for my husband, with BBQ and lovely table on the beach (candles, lanterns…). The quality and the quantity of food were just amazing! Each time, being at Dophin Bay resort becomes a wonderful souvenir!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Dolphin Bay Resort
Address: 227 Moo 4, Phu Noi, Sam Roi Yot 77120, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Prachuap Khiri Khan Province > Sam Roi Yot
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Sam Roi Yot
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Sam Roi Yot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dolphin Bay Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only 38km from Hua Hin, far from crowded beaches, bright neon lights, and noisy tourist hangouts typical of Thailand's other vacation destinations, Dolphin Bay Resort lies on a spectacular, unspoiled 5km beach with panoramic views of the bay, nestled between mountain peaks and dotted with lush tropical islands.Enjoy our comfortable accommodations, friendly, laid-back but efficient service and great recreational facilities at affordable prices in a family-friendly atmosphere of relaxed Thai beach hotel hospitality. ... more   less 
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