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Haadtien Beach Resort
Ranked #14 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Reviewed 26 March 2013

The Haad (or the Hat as i called it)

I bought myself a straw hat for the occasion, o'boy was this a lovely stay. The wooden bungalows take you in to a world of relaxation. I and my girlfriend are divers but this tour we just made 2 dives during the whole week. We were here to get pampered and choose The Haad due to its rating and higher end reviews. Fantastic choice if you want real time service in a tranquil environment that never experience stress.
The resort has it all, fast service, great location but what i loved the most was to fall asleep feeling like Winnie The Poo surrounded by expensive wood and my best friend and honey.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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DGC9_12, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2013

Thank you for a wonderful response on Trip advisor, we are delighetd you loved the wooden feel
of the villas, they are desigend to blend in with the surounding nature both land and sea.
hope to welcome you both back in the near future.
dont forget to bring your hat!

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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Spent 10 nights at the Haad Tien as part of our honeymoon trip to Thailand. Mixed thoughts on this hotel really. We got the castaway villa which was lovely and right on the beach but we were a bit annoyed that as a public beach, there were days when there were loads of people on the beach in front of our hut with a view straight into our room. Staff are friendly but was not impressed with the receptionists as they were very gloomy, hardly smiled and were not overly helpful. Be aware this is not a hotel for people who like to stay up late and have a few drinks, everything is shut by about 10 PM, reception closes, there is no room service or anything else beyond 10 PM so you are on your own until morning! Found that very odd, that the bar closes at 7 and the restaurant at 10?!!! The other thing that drove me crazy was the restaurant in the morning...it is swarmed with flies as it is open aired and clearly nothing is done to deter them so you end up eating with flies trying to attack your plate and you can see them sitting on the food in the buffet as 50% of it is not covered so that really limited what we could eat as we were concerned about germs from the flies. WIFI is not great either and drops off constanly,and one other thing is that they give you 2 tiny bottles of water per day in the room which is like 10% of what you really need so you are constantly forced to use water in the minibar that you have to pay for. To be honest even though we had a good time overall I felt the photos of the castaway villa on their website made it look a lot better than it was. In fact there is a row of them all quite close to each other with people on the beach in front of you so its not as private as the photos made out. All in all it was good but I would not return as I thought for what it was, its over priced and the service was not that great.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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haadtien r, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2013

Dear Both,
Many thanks for your reviw and your honest opinions, much apreciated. the haad tien is based on a great beach, certain days we do have outsider geusts coeming onto the beach, most days we ask them to move away from our reosrt border line and those who walk into the property we ask them to leave.
our apologies for the not so freindly front office staff, we have discussed with them on this matter.
recption close at 12 midnight each day and myself the manager is on call 24 hrs for anyone who needs assitance as i live on iste.
restaurant closing times are last orders at 10:30 or later this depends on the guests, normaly closes around 11pm later if required, this also applies for room service, Beach bar will close at 9pm, happy hours are up until 7pm them drinks are still offfered until 9pm.
breakfast, certain days we seem to have flies, there is a pest control system in place, and the restaurant is cleaned daily , additional covers are being added as we did have a cover for all food items.
water in the rooms, we do offer two bottles correct, most guest ask for a refil and we do service their requests, apologies for these points you mentioned .
thank you for your review.
Best regards, the Managment.

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Reviewed 17 March 2013

The haad tien is the most expensive hotel in koh tao.... but only the 10th on trip advisor. If the hotel has a great location on a paradisiac beach, far from the busy kho tao city, the beach is not private, and full of tourist of others resorts.
The hotel has good installation, nice room, especially the one on the beach or with a private pool, but the service is so awfull that it will ruin your stay there.
It starts from the check in, where the employee (especially the eastern european one) are absolutely not friendly. It continues with the restaurant, as bad as expensive, but as the hotel is far from the city , you are like in a jail.... the hotel promised a shuttle service, in fact only 2 shuttles a day.
service is terrible: employee has clearly never worked in a hotel, and are totally unprofessional from the restaurant to the housekeeping, making you crazzzy.... a dinner at the restaurant is a nightmare: bad food, bad service, and even if you will seat at the same table , you should eat each on your way as you will get your meal when your lover will get her dessert....
And last but not least, you should enjoy the noise of the work, as they built 3 blocks of 20 rooms each.... the beach is already crowded, and you have to wait a lot for your breakfast, i can imagine how it will be when this new building will be opened !

Room Tip: choose another hotel, here you will just waste your money
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 March 2013

We spent 3 nights in this hotel and we've been delighted. The "getaway" bungalows are nicely located with a view on the beach which 50 meters away. The gardens are very big and well maintained.
One should know that this hotel is a bit far from the animated spots of Koh Tao which is perfect if you want rest. The restaurant was a bit disappointing as the choice was not so large and prices a bit more expensive than in other places in Koh Tao (and no other choice if you want to stay in the hotel). The hotel offers 3 shuttles a day to bring you in the center town.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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haadtien r, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2013

Dear both,
thank you for your review of the haad tien Beach Resort,
the gardening teams do a great job for us to maintain such a large open space, the resort is 15 minutes away from "mae haad" and an additional 10 minutes to "Saree beach",
the chef changed his menu from the 20th of this month with additional items to create a larger menu, along with our seafood and meat selection for the evenings.
though our service and quality of food is of a good standard, prices of course are different from a small restaurant in Town. though i have paid similar prices in koh Tao as well.

shuttle service will be looked at again.
thank you both once again, Best regards, the Staff Managment

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

If you want some peace and quiet, this is a good place to go, on Koh Tao.
The resort is at a beautiful bay, has a nice beach and only a few bungalows, so it is never very crowded. We had a hideaway villa (I think it was number 107) and I loved the fact that it was more secluded. The villa was clean and nicely decorated with dark wood and white linen. We had a nice view, because our villa was on a hill, so we could still see the sea between the palmtrees. I think our villa was less suitable for people with a walking disability. Even though this is a more expensive option on Koh Tao, we did not regret our choice. The resort is stunning, there is a nice pool, and you can have dinner near the beach, overlooking the sea.
We saw black tip reef sharks while snorkeling (sometimes you have to swim a little bit further to see them), and that was awesome. Unfortunately the sea was a bit choppy when we were there, so the visibility under water was not great. Also, it would be nice if they would extend their shuttle bus service, because that's limited to a few times a day.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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haadtien r, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2013

Dear Both,
thank you for the wodnerful reveiw on haad tien, yes you were in villa #107 and does have a view towards the bay through the palm trees, just a short walk down to the beach.
the sharks and baracudda along with turltes are still being seen daily a wonderfull part of nature on our door step.
we are considering to add another shuttle time.
thank you both once again, Best regards, the staff and Managment

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Reviewed 15 March 2013

The Haad Tien Beach Resport hotel is a very nice place to 'recharge the batteries' , a quiet place, niece and clean beach, a lovely garden with swimming pool and pool bar, the restaurant although simple built had its charme and very much adapted to the bungalow style and the surroundings, where we had breakfast only, because we were most of the time exploring the island by longtail boat or bus. The bungalow we had was lovely, clean room with a nice view, as we were located a bit higher than the other bungalows... very friendly personal....the trip from Samui by catamaran can sometime be a bit rough when a bit stormy, but its worth going to this lovely Island...

Room Tip: The bungalow we had was located a bit higher, it was quiet and we had a nice view from our terrace/b...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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haadtien r, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2013

thank you for your delightfull review
we strive to achive guest satisfaction at every corner here at the haad tien, the teams who takes care of the gardens and around the pool are an asset to us and shows in their care and attention.
thank you both once again, hope to see you both soon.

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Reviewed 14 March 2013

This hotel is relaxing and nice. It is tucked into the side of the hill and the pool and beach area is quaint. The food at the pool bar and restaurant was also good. The villa style rooms are really fun and also very nice. We took a few hikes and the front desk was helpful with directions, since it isn't so clear on this island. Overall we had a good experience here.

Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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haadtien r, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2013

thank you for your reveiw,
we have passed on your comemnts to all departments, delighted you enjoyed your stay with us.
hopefull we can welcome you abck one day
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Address: 19/9 Moo 3, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
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#3 Spa Hotel in Koh Tao
#4 Luxury Hotel in Koh Tao
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
Price Range: £71 - £207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Haadtien Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HaadtienBeach Resort is a boutique destination set in a stunning backdrop of beachfront panoramas, featuring its own 380 metre secluded beach situated at the southern tip of Koh Tao. The property contains 70 private villas thoughtfully spaced amongst over 45 acres of land, which features a stunning natural bay, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. ... more   less 
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