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Sunset Buri Resort
Ranked #49 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Only visited Sunset's restaurant passing through on a day-trip. We ordered four different dishes. Two tasted terrible, while two were simply sickening. After one bite I could taste that the meat was rotten and immediately felt like throwing up. Never go there!

Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
Thank Simon G
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Reviewed 1 August 2013

We booked Sunset Buri Resort after reading about in Lonely Planet - big mistake. It was not so charming as the book stated, probably was a couple of years ago. One of the staff members were really helpful, almost to helpful - but the rest was not to been seen. Cockroaches in the room and non-working water and electricity at first but it was fixed later on. Also the pool was not working - it felt like a lot of thing had to be renovated and fixed.

Party every night at the resort beach - the sound traveled all the way back to the bungalows and it continued until about 3am.

Not recommended for families...

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank dohgren78
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Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

We had a horrendous experience at this hotel

As we were closing the window in the evening the entire window frame fell out onto the ground below and smashed. The hotel manager came into the room, said nothing and left

We then slept with no window as were not offered a new room

The next morning the manager came to our room and tried to make us pay 1000 baht for "breaking the glass" and used our passports as blackmail and threatened to call the police

They were extremely rude and aggressive and refused to listen to us or understand that it was their faulty window rather than any reckless behaviour on our part that caused the breakage

Furthermore, in the 24 hours we were in the hotel (we left after 1 night and moved to the Baan Wantawee just down the road which I would thoroughly recommend) we experienced 2 power cuts each lasting several hours, meaning we had to shower in the dark, the fan couldn't work and the wifi would also not work

Location wise it's good but for the amount we paid per night (450baht = £9) you can definitely find somewhere else nicer and cheaper

Definitely would never stay here again

  • Stayed: July 2013
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2  Thank Emelia H
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Reviewed 19 July 2013

There is no reason to book a room here unless you plan on getting so drunk on the beach party nearby that you are not able to walk home. Loud techno and trance music until 5 AM, and got interrupted by drunk people looking for a nachspiel place several times during the night. The rooms were dirty, were not washed during our 2 night stay, and we had to pick up toilet paper and towels for ourselves, even though the staff promised to deliver it to our room.
The price is not low compared to other Koh Tao hotels, so avoid Sunset Buri if you can!

Room Tip: Far away from the beach.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank toneaa
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Reviewed 15 July 2013 via mobile

This hotel was inexpensive for a room with 2 double beds with a/c and seemed quiet and close to the beach.... Until the crazy fire show with dj started. It was very smelly from smoke and there was unbearably loud music until 2 am. Ruined my day.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank DevoraNuriel
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

My girlfriend and I checked into this place after walking along the beach and liking the look of the pool and the proximity to Sairee Beach. We should have taken heed from the rotten attitude of the lady at reception because not only did she refuse to smile she wouldn't even escort us to our room.

We had drunk a few too many Changs on the ferry and we were tired after the commute from Bangkok so we booked a room, but were disappointed with the extreme heat and lack of shade in the bungalows. After having a nap in the sauna-like rooms we awoke to find we were covered in sandflies.

The toilets were dirty, the pool was dirty and I was not game to leave my valuables in the room because the lock on the door barely worked.

Despite paying 700 baht for a room with a fan we decided to look for a better place during the same day we had booked in. Luckily we found another place (O'Chai Guest houses who unfortunately are not on Trip Advisor) and we booked in there on the same night for 500 baht a night and stayed there for the next 4 nights.

For shame Sunset Buri - we should've known better.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank mibattye
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Reviewed 22 April 2013 via mobile

This place does look good from the outside, great location and a cool pool area. The hits are basic but overall ok for the price. The service here is a disgrace, ignorant and unenthusiastic. The electricity was out in the resort for two nights in a row!!! With no one to answer to the issue, the staff ( if any) just clear out. No welcoming or charismatic atmosphere to this place at all.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Cianwhack
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Address: 14/3 Moo 1Sairee Rd, Koh Tao 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #49 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range: £12 - £16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Sunset Buri Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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