We booked our honeymoon he.re, through living social Australia, about 8 months before we stayed. Did some research on trip advisor about the room we had included and the other minor inclusions, thought it was good value, so went ahead and booked. Emailed the hotel when we booked and explained the voucher. They must have known what it was about, as there was no problems on check in.
Wii, the girl at reception, was extremely helpful and welcoming. She helped us from the moment we checked in, taking our bags to our room and despite our late-ish arrival, made arrangements for room service dinner (we had been travelling since 7am and arrived about 8:30).
The room was good. There was no door to the bathroom (including toilet) which was odd, but we dealt with it. The tv had good reception, the AC was good, and the view was magnificent. We were in a junior suite, and the bed was oriented straight out over the bay. Slept with the curtains open the first few nights as it didn't get light until 6am or so, and was really private. Shower pressure was weak and the water never got more than lukewarm, but this is to be expected on Island. No wine glasses, but we never asked for any, so was a non-issue. Housekeeping were really good and efficient. It seemed as like we would put the sign on to make up the room and when we returned it was sparkling clean and nice and neat. Balcony was awesome. Watch out for bugs
Breakfast was included, but not spectacular. We ate every morning at the resort, since we are both early morning people and nearby restaurants don't seem to open until 10 or 11, whereas the breakfast service started at 8. Never ventured much from bacon and eggs, but my wife did and found some good options. She is gluten and dairy free, so options were limited.
Internet is complimentary, fast and useful.
Restaurant staff were very helpful, accommodating, and the food was great. Our visit was in the off peak season, so was quiet, but they remembered us, our usual orders and weird alterations (eg smoothies with coconut milk instead of real milk). We only ate here a few times as we went out for dinner most of the time, but was worth it.
Swimming pool is cool, amazing view, quiet and bar/food service down. Weird about the towel log, but was a non-issue.
Booking tours, spa, massage, taxi, motorcycles, etc was really easy. Was very quick and the payment terms, while cash, didn't always need to be instant. I would suggest hiring motorcycles, as it's about a 1-2km walk to the nearest hub and 10-15 to the pier/town. Only 200bht a day, which is about $7USD.
All in all, we were well looked after, the staff were fabulous, and everything was easy and trouble free. A few minor annoyances, but accepted because of the fact they are on an island - not a resort in the middle of Singapore or Hong Kong.
Well done to Wii and her staff. If we go to Phangan, we will be in contact!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the spectacular sunsets from the west coast of natural Koh Phangan island. The Sunset Hill Resort is located on a stunning hill overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Tao, Koh Samui and the Marine Park. This area is famous for snorkeling and diving as well as for the beautiful beaches Haad Yao, Secret Beach and Chao Phao, which are located within 10 minutes walking distance or 2 minutes by scooter. The luxury apartments have majestic ocean views from their round design terraces. Penthouse apartments also have a kitchen in the dining and living room. The resort has an amazing infinity pool and cozy viewpoint lounge bar/restaurant and open air deck where great food and beverages are served. Our knowledgeable multilangual reception staff can assist you to discover the island and any other holiday wishes you may have. We are looking forward to help you to create the fantastic holiday experience of your dreams! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunset Hill Hotel Koh Phangan