My girlfriend and I just stayed at the Blue Wind Resort for 4 nights in the 800 baht/night bungalow that is situated above the reception (room 35).
We arrived in Koh Tao without any booking and simply hired a scooter at the closest place at the pier where the ferry docked (180 baht / day). We rode our scooter straight to Saree Beach for a look around and door knocked a few places to check out their rooms. Prices ranged from 800 baht - 4800 baht. The Blue Wind was our 5th place we checked out and we took a quick look at the room and said yes.
I have read the other reviews and I can only assume they did not have a look at their room prior. I know that for 800 baht / night is a pretty reasonable price for our fan room.
- YES there are mozzies around the place and as usual they come out at dawn and dusk just like every other place in the world, get over it kids.
- YES there are some little ants that crawl around the place (we had a couple in our shower area) again this is pretty standard for living in the tropics.
- YES the staff do struggle to bust out a smile but I'm not sure why.
Anyway - the room itself was a decent size and the pedestal fan is more than sufficient to keep things cool under the mozzie net.
**Hot Tip ----> You can move the fan itself actually UNDER the mozzie net so that it does not inhibit the flow of air which is something some other reviewers could not seem to figure out.
The bed is a typical Asian hard mattress bed but we had no problems sleeping. The bathroom is 'wet floor' so the drain is in the corner next to the toilet, keep an eye on your shower aim and you wont soak anything as its still a decent size. All our doors locked up without any issues and we would open the side window/doors in the afternoon paired up with a mozzie coil and it was very pleasant. We were located above the bakery so there was a bit of crashing around in the mornings when the bread was being prepared but it did not really disturb us (earplugs are easily purchased at the 7/11 down the road if need be).
The room was not made up or anything but when we required more toilet paper and towels it was easy enough to pop downstairs and simply ask.
The restaurant is pretty decent, nice basic set up and the food was fresh and well priced. Wifi is available down there but not in your rooms. Good luck getting a smile or a laugh out of any of the staff without having to really push for it.
Location is great! Literally a 2 minute stroll down the road to the bars and restaurants, close enough to stroll but not too close to hear any noise from the bars etc. Apart from the occasional noisy ute with the speakers blasting out some crap about Thai elections we did not have any issues with noise.
Overall - this place suited us very well for our requirements. Basic accommodation and probably pushing it a bit to call it a 'Resort' but for the price we paid I was very happy with it all. I would come back to Koh Tao as its a great island and I would not hesitate to stay at the Blue Wind again in Bungalow 35.
- Also Known As:
- Blue Wind Bakery Hotel Koh Tao