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Haadsalad Resort
Ranked #62 of 135 Ko Pha Ngan B&B and Inns
Reviewed 15 November 2010

Smile is a small bungalow complex, run by very friendly staff.. Don't expect 5 star luxury, but if you are wanting the experience of real Thai culture head here. Basic but clean huts, excellent restaurant and the best bar on the beach!!!

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2010

I was meant to stay at smile for 3 nights and ended up staying for a month. it is hands down the best place i went. the beach is wonderful, the staff are so lovely and friendly, you get to know everyone else staying there, the food is amazing... i loved it and am already planning my next trip back!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 August 2010

Stayed at the Smile beach resort in July with my 15 year old son, we had a great stay, the staff were very friendly and helpful, you must try the food in their restaurant, or you can take it back to your room, it was delicious, and very reasonably priced, the steak in pepper sauce with chips and salad was only a fiver, and i nearly had another one, but after eating that, and having a couple of bottles of chang beer, i was too full!
We usually rent a scooter wherever we go, but some reviews before we went said to be careful where you rent them from due to the people hiring them trying to get money off you for scratches or damage that was already there, and one place apparently fixes them so that you have a good chance of having an accident on it, there was also messages in our room advising against hiring them, so we walked a fair bit which we both enjoyed. If i went again, i would take an international licence (had 2 fines so far for not having one £5-6 depending on exchange rate!) the licence is only about £5.50, and ask the staff to recommend a hirer. It's quite hilly, so a scooter would be very handy, there's always the songthaews if you don't get one. As our stay didn't co-inside with the full moon party, we got a room for three nights with an extra night free. My son made full use of the hammock on the chalet porch. So a lovely stay, with lovely staff.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 May 2010

Wonderful staff in smile beach resort, most of them from Burma and i have a lot of fun with them they are so friendly.

This hotel is okay if you want to stay like me 2 nights, not more i think ... just because his located in Haad salad where you have to drive for about half an hour to find a beautiful beaches...

The twin private room is really really basic.........

on the "beach " 2 minutes walk i advice you to go in Tuk massage " Magic hands ", my best massage ever.......... so good.... so professionnal....

The main negative point for me is that only 2 persons speaks english (few words) and is quiet hard to get information from somebody else.............

The smile beach resort TAXI is awesome, a 4X4 brand new, resonnable prices and available when you need it..........

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2010

I only stayed here one night, but would have happily stayed longer if i could. The huts were basic with a mosquito net and a fan, and small balcony, and the grounds were beautifully landscaped so you never felt too close to other guests.

The staff were a big selling point - incredibly friendly and helpful and the whole place felt effortlessly laid back, charming, cool and relaxed.

The restaurant had a varied menu and the food was great.

I really loved this place and would really recommend it to anyone wanting some quiet chilled out beach time, who isn't too fussy about all the extra facilities.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Haadsalad Resort

Address: 64/31 Haad Salad, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand (Formerly Smilebeach Resort)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #62 of 135 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: £7 - £75 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Haadsalad Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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