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Haadtien Beach Resort
Ranked #16 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“4 stars hotel not 5”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

a few tips,
the pros:
1. the resort is beautiful! lovely picturesque beach, clear water.
2. the prices of the mini bar and the restaurant and the beach bar are cheap! (that's a first) the food is lovely
3. the view from the beach villa is priceless
the cons:
main thing: i think the rooms are completely over priced for what you get , also though the resort is isolated, their amazing beach which should be private is not, people from outside come and sit in front of your villa, take the sun beds. i was not appreciative of that.
1. each and every time you want to go sairee beach (where all the nice nightlife and restaurants are) you have to pay 6$ per person! for one way. it is only 10 minutes away.
2. i find it not hospitable that the resort offers a free shuttle from the resort at: 8:30am. 14:00, 18:45pm
and the shuttle back is at 19:15 and 22pm! that means you have to take the taxi and pay for it once or twice a day. unless you want to read all day by the beach and eat in the resort.
3. do not book the facial treatment in the spa, - completely unprofessional. smelly sponges!
4.the breakfast was just okay, it's next to renovations work so not very quiet in that area.
5. the mattresses are so hard!
6. there's no toilet door! just a curtain!
7. no service at the beach at all, just by the pool.
8. the pool is beautiful but small and max. hight is 1.3 meters. more to deep than to dive/swim

Room Tip: i think the prices for the beach villa are over priced but they are the best there- the views are...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank pokale
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
Dear Pokale

Thank you for your wonderfull review and constructive feedback, we are classed as a 4 star and not 5 , the chef sends his regards in regards to his food,
as for outside geusts the beach is not private semi private only, agree in regards to freeloaders sitting outside the villas we do take a look daily and aks them to move, seems on your part we did not assist as we should.
our shuttle service is combined with the arrivals and departure times and has been taken well, we offer on wet days an additional trip to town to accomodate the geusts.
spa well noted and i did recive your email, my appologies on this part i have spoken to the two girls. the team did not charge for your treatment i belive.
for the matress being hard we have an added softener upon request or when a geust indicates we do assist,
a new concpet has been written and shall be implimentd end of this month for the beach service and the villa service from 209 until 218 where we come to you.
thank you both once again.
Best regards, the staff and Managment
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Raanana
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

We were at the hotel for our honeymoon.
Booked the cast away villas.
The pictures advertised and the villas are simply not related.
When we complained they tried to "upgrade" us to pool villas, which we found out later that are cheaper (simply fraud!!!)
They have the nerve to try and take 1200!!! Baht for a massage!!! (minimal) which costs 200 Baht in the city center.
The hotel is far away from anything and you have no choice but to dine in the expensive and Mediocre restaurant.

There is no reason to pay so much for this place, and there are much better and cheaper alternatives - I really recommend to stay away from this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Ron M
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
Dear both,
thank your this review, if i may i would add our side, we did sit down and i apologised and listend to your feedback and comments, that i would go back and ask the team if we could offer a rebate, even though your voucher was a non refundable one!
feedback on the requested rebate was given consideration, as you mentioend you would not think we would get back to you, as you were leaving 2 days earlier, and there was a consideration you would keep your key as a gaqurantee of a refund, if not you would keep the key until the friday and return to us, not allowing us to use the room until then.
you gave the key back and we did refund one nigfht for you as confirmed by email.
our apologies once again, that your honeymoon did not meet your expectations
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Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

Beautiful location, with superb service and food. We stayed in the castaway beach villa, which was exceptional. Beach is beautiful and having your own space is great. Amazing pool, which is never too busy. As it was my girlfriends birthday, we arranged for dinner on the beach. Amazing. Expensive for Thailand, but worth every penny. Love it and will be back.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ap_0011
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
Dear AP 0011

Thank you for a wonderful review and feedback we are delighted you enjoyed the castway and its features. they offer a real beach feeling. Dinner on the beach its allways a pleasure to set them up for our customers / birthdays / honeymoon or just a night under the stars.

we are all looking forward to welcome you both back in the near future.
Best regards, staff & Managment
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for three nights and loved it!! Perfect location for couples wanting some peace and quiet. The rooms are great although the bathroom had a door made of fabric so there was not a lot of privacy. The food was fantastic and good value. The private beach was also nice. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank HanniChang
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this review, 5 October 2013
Dear Hanni Chang

Many thanks for a wonderful review and feedback, chef sends his regards and thanks.
we are all looking forward to welcome you both back in the near future.
Best regards the staff and Managment
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

My husband and I came here on our honeymoon after traveling 2 months around SE Asia and were in love. We decided to stay for 2 nights and kept looking around the island then kept loving Haadtien the best and rebooking because we felt so relaxed here - we ended up staying 9 nights. It's the best beach, best pool (it's redic), best atmosphere, best people hanging out there, best bartender - what else do you want. They even have a happy hour every day from 4-6 with any drink for 100B. We noticed their tagline on the van was "barefoot luxury" and that's exactly what it is... It's a place that still feels like Thailand, and you can actually stay in a bungalow, only the bungalow is sweet inside. Comfortable beds, tvs, ac, awesome shower, all wood inside. So cute. And the resort is not over the top service where you feel like you're at club med in the bahamas, totally taking out all the culture of the place you're visiting - you can walk barefoot to breakfast, get an omelet from the omelet bar (rare for asia as it is so we were excited to just have a western breakfast, but these omelets are GOOD. So anyone complaining on here about the breakfast is insane and has never traveled to this part of the world before. They should stick to Florida) Highly recommend. The beach is the best on Koa Tao by far. I wouldn't stay anywhere else. And believe me, well looked. (charm churee, if you're looking there was a huge downgrade by the way.)

Room Tip: Book on Agoda, it's a lot cheaper. Go for the Getaway villas, best spot on the resort.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Leighbirdd
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this review, 5 October 2013
Dear Leighbirdd

Many thanks for a wonderful review and of course the extend stay from 2 nights to 9 this gives us great pleasure and determination to strive to achive our goals and targets towards our customers, we do offer a barefoot luxury, our service is not over the top though we have room to imporve and plans in motion to do so.
omlete bar its a nice touch and does give a fresh feel.
we are looking forward to welcome you both back in the near future, thank you both once again.
Best regards, the staff and managment
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Barcelona, Spain
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145 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013 via mobile

This hotel is probably one of the best of the island (as you can see when you get around the island). There are many valuable items that must be undermarked:
-villas perfectly integrated in the environment
-extraordinary service: very friendly and helpful staff
-clean and comfortable villas with an wonderful decoration
-pool bar where you can have lunch while you are in the swimming pool (it closes early (in late September when we stayed there)) at very reasonable prices
-restaurant with variated menu Thai and western
-free shuttle to the village at different times

The ratio quality price is extraordinary. The price you pay here is the price of a medium-low hotel in any capital if Europe, but here you get high quality!!
If you are looking for a nice place to stay on your holidays. A nice place to rest and keep calm... This is the place.
We'd like to stay a month or even more, if it were possible!
If we come back to Ko Thao we'd repeat this hotel.
I strongly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank rguerri
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Dear Rguerri,

Thankl you for a wonderfull review and pin point details, we are delighted you enioyed your stay with us, beach bar will open again for dinner service around end of December when our high season and the end of the rainny period dies off.
looking forward to welcome you both back for a month next time! lot more going on for the next few months that will enhance the resort for the future, new with its own spa and Dive shop with its own diving pool, please do keep in touch.

Best regards, the staff and managment
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

This a is a jewel on the crown of Koh Tao. Set away from the two small towns it can not be called the most accessable of resorts. Check in was a bit rushed but I understood as all the guests arrive at once from the ferry.Talking chaotic/rushed, the arrival by Ferry sets the tone.Though the Haadtien staff manage to fight their way through and bring order to the madness.
The little vilas are wonderful and you really get into the feel of being on a barefoot resort. And the beach, wow! highlight of our trip for sure. The main pool is good(though busy) with a wonderful jacuzzi/bubble area that my wife and daughter loved. All the staff on the resort were very friendly and caring and always took the time to greet us all. The restaurnat was ok with a nice fish grill. Again the beach is a must see.

Room Tip: Thoguh we didnt stay on the beach the beach houses are wonderfully located and look perfect for a ro...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Will D
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this review, 10 October 2013
Dear Khun Will D and Family

thank you for a great review and feed back on Trips, the Jewel of koh Tao fits nicely, we area way from it all, though ten minutes to the main town then another ten to saree village, looks far.
agree in regards to ferry pcik up can be chaotic on busy days, our team does a great job there to bring the customers through.
the seafood selection and grill offers the best the island can offer in seafood fresh daily.
chef and his team do cook a mean fish or tiger prawns.
thank you all once again, hope to welcome you three back in the near future.
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Property: Haadtien Beach Resort
Address: 19/9 Moo 3 (Shark Bay), 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
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Koh Tao
#3 Family Hotel in Koh Tao
#4 Luxury Hotel in Koh Tao
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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