I stayed here for three nights. Although my bungalow was very nice and right on the beach, I did not enjoy my stay. In three nights/four days, I did not see a staff member smile once. I would say hello in both Thai and English and barely got an acknowledgement. When I asked for an extra towel for the beach on the first day, I was told there were two (bath) towels in my room. My room was not cleaned once during my stay and I had to ask for a second roll of toilet paper when I ran out on the third day. I used bottled water for everything so my garbage was overflowing with trash and empty bottles since the room was not cleaned. I hoped to take a nap in the hammocks on the beach in the afternoon but the children of the staff were running around and playing every afternoon. I don't mind kids, but when trying to relax I would have preferred to not have them underfoot or in the pool with me every day.
You can't really swim on this part of Koh Phangan since the water is so shallow. Be careful when walking in the water. The rocks and coral are very sharp! There is nothing along the road in this area of Ban Tai except some other guest houses on the beach, a mini mart, and a few restaurants/bars. I took a taxi to Thong Sala one night and wasn't impressed with that part of the island either. I went to Koh Samui for one night after Koh Phangan and wish I had stayed in Samui during my whole visit instead.
I would not recommend Dew Shore unless you like surly staff, a boiling hot pool, and an un-swimmable beach.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dewshore Resort is a family-run resort. It has large spacious bungalows and a beautiful swimming pool. The place is easy to reach from Thongsala and Haadrin. Beautiful views to Koh Samui over the beach. Free high speed Wifi and great local cooked food at the restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dew Shore Hotel Koh Phangan