Me & my partner came here as we read all the reviews and the place sounded really promising. We did not book a room, we just turned up & asked for a double room with fan. This in itself was cheap & so we decided that we would book 5 nights as we wanted enough time to recuperate after the Half Moon party. The pool is lovely & definitely sealed my reason for coming here along with being directly on the beach. The 4 dogs at the resort are really friendly & me & my partner enjoyed going to the supermarket & buying them treats. In return they began to sleep on our balconies & keep close by. The room was spacious enough for what we needed & the bathroom was a good size. The let down I believe for the place was the cleaning. When we arrived we had sand in our room already although we didn't really view this as too much of a problem - just always take your shoes off outside & leave them there. Our room wasn't cleaned at all in the 5 days we were there, this probably would have been ok if the toilet could flush toilet roll but because it didn't the bin filled up & my partner had to empty it himself & we had to ask for a new bin bag as well as always asking for toilet roll as it was never replenished. Not only that but because the bin wasn't empty we also encountered hundreds of ants in the bathroom trying to get to the bin. The first time it happened the people did get rid of the ants but again they just came back due to the bins. Vicious circle! We also found a broom ourselves & swept the room in an attempt to keep it clean, sand was all in the sheets. The resort was very quiet which we enjoyed but the owners of the resort seemed like they couldn't be bothered. 90% of the time we had to go up to the counter & order our food, which again is no problem but with the place being so empty why not go the extra mile for your guests rather than sitting on your mobiles or even being asleep behind the desk?! The resort is in a good location, not far from the pier but you would need to get a taxi on arrival as it's difficult to find first time, it's not far to get into Haad Rin & there is a supermarket just across the road. The place advertises free wifi but 90% of the time this doesn't work so you have to go elsewhere to pick up free wifi. Overall if it wasn't for the pool & meeting some nice people I don't think we would have carried out our 5 nights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Party or relax at our beautiful beach resort overlooking the picturesque Gulf of Thailand. The Beach Village is a backpacker friendly resort designed in a village style, spread along 200 meters of stunning Baan Tai beach. We offer a wide range of accommodation, ranging from bungalows with sea or pool views through to our spacious air-conditioned dorm rooms. We have everything that you need to have a great stay without leaving the resort; our restaurant serves a mix of both Western and Asian dishes, catering to those homesick or adventurous. You can enjoy a meal at our latest addition, the Grub Club. A huge success, our newest venture, situated on the beach, offers gourmet burgers, hotdogs and Fish ‘n’ Chips, all freshly cooked everyday. You can choose from a selection of cocktails or beers at our purpose built Tiki Bar next to our stunning beachfront pool. We also boast our very own nightclub, the Ku Club, a beachfront venue which has hosted DJ’s such as Netsky, Goldie and members of the Prodigy. We are located 5 minutes from the bustling port of Thong Sala, which as the main town of the island offers all the amenities you would expect. In the opposite direction we are just 15 minutes from Haad Rin, and the famous Full Moon beach. We are also only 100 meters from the First Western Hospital, opened in early 2015. Our multilingual reception staff are always willing to help, and can assist in booking tours, excursions and onwards travel. Please note this is not a quiet place to be during Full Moon! For more information please visit our website – Beach Village. ... more less
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