We left the a hotel two days early, even though we had per paid and there was no possibility of a refund. We left because it was so so bad. The bed was uncomfortable and it was impossible to get a good nights sleep. The bed was old hard and cheap. The air conditioner stops and starts every 15 minutes all night every night. We we told nothing could be done, as the electricity supply to the hotel often cuts out, and that is the cause. Every morning we both woke up with headaches, due to the stuffiness and noise from air conditioner. The windows open but as there are no fly screens, you can not sleep with them open. The pool was filthy. The beach was too shallow and rocky to swim in. The shower in the room was dirty. The wall paper was peeling off the walls,and the rooms were very very tired. Many of the rooms are located up the top of a big hill, 100's meters away from pool and main area. The food was so bad even the local beach stray dogs refused our left overs. We ordered a hamburger the meat inw which was a slice of something like poor grade Windsor sausage, full of fat and grizle. The hotel does not allow you to charge anything to the room, you must carry cash every where. You are locked into the hotel taxis, as the local taxis can not access the hotel. The hotel charges a ridiculous amount to take you to the closest of venues. We were charged 400 Baht to go the local shops 5 minutes away. We found a local driver who bought us back for 50 Baht. The hotel told us we must buy our ferry tickets from them. When we got to the very we realized we could have bought them for half the price. The place is run by what looks like a single family. It is a very unprofessional set up, and the focus seems to be all about bringing in as much money as possible. The pool lazy boys were falling apart, and badly in need of replacing. The umbrellas around the pool were mostly all broken. The place looks like it was once a very nice resort, but has had no money put into maintainence. There is a large pond that many of the rooms back onto. It stinks. The resort itself is at least 30 minutes unpleasant up and down bumpy ride on unsealed roads to the main township or port. There is nothing to do in the small local set of overpriced shops. We had to pay 1600 baht for a bottle of spirits. We bought a bottle of wine for 900 baht, worth $12 in Australia. When we opened it it was turned. If you come here bring your own food and wine , the chocolates and potato chips we paid ridiculously high prices for we all stale. We were sick for 2 days after eating the hotel food. The hotel provides bottled water that they sterilize themselves. It tastes so full of chemicals it is impossible to drink. When we arrived we found the last tourists had left 6 bottles of there water I drunk in the draw. We soon found out why they did not drink it. We commend going to another resort, with a nicer beach and closer to the main town. This place is a sham.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Salad Buri Resort & Spa is set on the unspoiled and secluded beach of Haad Salad, once known as the ancient pirates hide out of the north west of Koh Phangan, Suratthani, Thailand. Where Southern mixes Northern, Salad Buri Resort & Spa is offering both surrounding mountain cliff and panoramic sea view vista.Our Accommodations are decorated in rich beautiful teakwood accents, spacious living quarters and excellent sea view verandas. All rooms featuring king size beds with limited twin beds, balcony or terrace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Salad Buri Resort And Spa
- Salad Buri Hotel Koh Phangan