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Haad Yao Resort
Ranked #73 of 92 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Wirral, United Kingdom
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“Worst restaurant!”
Reviewed 28 March 2013

We didn't stay at this resort but did eat here, much to our disappointment.

The food portions were terrible, really tiny. The seafood curry I ordered had 2 tiny prawns and 2 tiny pieces of squid in with a few vegetables, not good value for 150 baht. The chicken and cashew nuts was a very small portion as was the massaman curry.

Service here was awful, with very rude and drunk staff stumbling around the tables almost dropping the food. Needless to say we never went back and preferred Haad Yao Villa restaurant next door.

After eating at Haad Yao Resort's restaurant we had to go and have another meal elsewhere as there just wasn't enough food served and we really don't have big appetites!

Room Tip: Don't eat in this restaurant!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Falun, Sweden
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

We did not stay at the hotel but we did eat on the restaurant many times during our stay at the beach. The food is very well prepared and very tasty. Whatever we did choose it was a nice thaifood-experience. Mr Ham and Charlie made our visites a nice holiday-memory. The service was fast, observant and friendly. With an eye for the customers needs- always with a joke and a smile.We really can recommend this place for eating on the beach!
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Malta
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Reviewed 6 February 2013

I really enjoyed my stay in Had Yao resort! My expectations were really low after i've seen the reviews but I would recommend visitors staying in Haad Yao resort! I've seen other resorts nearby and the rooms are nothing compared to the bungalows in this resort. Good value for money! The bungalows were quite spacious and were daily cleaned. This resort is just on the beach the nearest bungalow is less 50m away from the sea. Part of the restaurant is on the sand which is quite enjoyable in the evening. I planned to stay for 1 night just for the full moon party but then booked another 3 nights as we just loved the place. As for hotel staff all I can say is the receptionist did all her best when there was a problem due to overbooking and she was very kind in finding us another room. The next day she offered us free dinner. Overall it s a very good resort on the beach close to 7/11 and tourist office. Will surely visit again while in Koh Phangan :)

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

The food here is distinctly average. Lower priced dishes are very small and have very little meat (sometimes you want a cheaper dish not to save money but because you just fancy it!) More expensive dishes are OK but you can get better for your money nearby.

On one occasion my rice came out slightly warm in the middle but cold on the outside. I clearly hadn't eaten any of it, to avoid food poisoning incase it was reheated, but this was overlooked and I was charged for it anyway...

Only saving grace is its beachside location - but its not the only place.

Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

"The best cafe" is simply the worst cafe on koh phangan....Placed our order easy enough, then endured a 30 minute argument over scooter rental (they were clearly trying to rip some poor guy off) after which the staff member arguing asked us how we wanted our eggs cooked...In total it took nearly an hour for our simple breakfast to arrive....Was not suprised to find my eggs were full of egg shell. Simply the worst caf

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 December 2012 via mobile

First of all: staff smiled untill we booked, afterwards they were rude and not helpfull at all! One night we came home and foud a cockroach on the bed. Reception wasn't surprised at all and instead of helping out directed me to restaurant personell who reluctantly gave me a spray. We did laundry there and my friend actually received someone elses clothes! On first hand it all looks great...it's a shame because beach is great there.

  • Stayed December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

Doesn't apply in Thaliand but, were it to, Haad Yao Resort would be up for prosecution. Dirty, smelly rooms advertised as luxurious, Rude staff, unhelpful owners and shocking food with tiny portions. I was told to expect a room clean and breakfast. Not so. Everything was charged as an extra and the actual room rate shot up. The pool is just that, a pool. Long, narrow and good for lapping but that's it. Haad Yao beach is lovely but the stretch outside Haad Yao resort is covered with tables and chairs and so no where to sit and no sun loungers. The management seems to think that heavy bass music at 4pm in the afternoon makes up for a lack of service. In this resort the customer really doesn't matter. Unfortunately when I arrived the other resorts were full else I would have moved immediately. One couple arrived and were so upset they moved islands to get away from the resort; can't say I blame them.

Room Tip: Try next door at Haad Yao Villas, avoid this one if you can.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Haad Yao Resort
Address: 53/4 Moo.8, Haad Yao (West), Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #73 of 92 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Haad Yao Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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