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Haadtien Beach Resort
Ranked #15 of 50 Hotels in Koh Tao
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We stayed here for 5 days, our room was huge and well decorated. We arrived at 2pm and our room was ready. We liked having a quite room as hubby had to do some work a few mornings before we went to sightseeing. We had fabulous bathroom and it's great for getting shower after from sightseeing. The pool was clean and the food/drink service was excellent. The only negative (for us) was there were a lot of guest(not the hotel fault) We thought maybe because now is high season... next time we will wait for the low season. Would highly recommend this place and will be back.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear Khun Kaldannasi

Thank you very much for your thorough review, we are all thrilled by making your holiday so special, reviews like your are a great motivation for all of us.
the outside guests who visist for the day can become a nuisance on some days by being rude and just plain obtrusive, we do have our security team who askes them to move off.

we hope to be able to welcome you both back in the near future.

Best regards,

John Morris Willaims
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

Choose castaway beach villa. Best from 211 and above. You can then enjoy the perfect sea view right on your sofa both inside and outside the room!

The restaurant has wonderful sea views and the price are affordable! Paying cash has 5% discount. I like the flavors very much! In dry seasons the outdoor seats are open and it must be a wonderful experience to have meals so close to the sea.

John the manager and most hotel staff are very friendly and helpful. He invited my family to see coconut cutting in the garden! But the service of reception really needs to improve.

I will be back soon for sure!

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Yuan M
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2013

Dear Yuan M

Thank you both for a wonderful review, we are all thrilled by making your holiday so special, it part of the resort to ask the guest to have a look at the team climbing the coconut trees, its an art in itself.
reviews like this are a great motivation for all of us.
looking forward to welcome you both back soon to our small corner of paradise.

Best regards,

John Morris Williams
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Reviewed 28 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at this resort for a few nights in October. An absolute paradise. We stayed in a villa on the beach. Absolutely lovely. The décor, day bed, loungers etc. beautiful. Lovely pool with spa and bar. Friendly staff.
They are building a hotel etc. on the premises, and we would love to return once everything is ready. Beautiful sunset. Will definately go back.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2013

Dear Jeddah Princes

Thank you for your thorough review on the haad tien beach resort, The whole team is delighted by making your Holiday so special. reviews like these are a great motivation for all of us.
we hope to be able to welcoem you back one day to our piece of paradise.

Yours Sincererly,

John Morrisa Williams
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We recently stayed at Haad Tien, and having read the recent reviews were a little apprehensive in the run up to our trip, in hindsight we needn't have worried and in actual fact having stayed for 8 nights we didn't want to leave when the time came.

The resort itself is idyllic and stunning, the layout was really well thought out, with must villas seemingly having some sort of view of the sea. The pool area looks great although most people naturally gravitate to the beautiful beach throughout the day.

We had a Castaway villa which was perfect for our needs (no.210), literally right on the beach, the waves were no more than a few meters away. The room itself isn't massive but its nicely decorated in a modern style, a lovely deck to lay out in during the day or at night time. The toilet issue (curtain for a door) really didn't bother us, I'm not sure a door would make any difference in such a small place. It's really quiet and peaceful, the only noises you can hear at night are frogs, crickets and waves and by the morning it's just the waves.

The resort is a little isolated and there have been many criticisms of late, here's my take on them;

Service - Definitely could be improved, sometimes really good and sometimes not so. The restaurant staff really struggle when it's busy, overall I'd say its fine, and to be fair some of the issues may well be just local culture as we certainly found the same elsewhere. That said the odd friendly smile as you walk past someone sometimes wouldn't go amiss.

Building works - This was a major concern for us leading up to our arrival, it needn't have been. Some mornings at breakfast you can hear some building work, that's as much as you hear all day. Who knows what will happen once the new hotel is finished, difficult to speculate.

Beach - The beach isn't private but it certainly doesn't get over run, it's a beautiful part of the island so naturally people come to visit. There were a number of youngsters but we found them to be polite and courteous at all times and certainly no sign of loud music blaring out. They generally come late morning and most leave early afternoon, from late afternoon on its a very peaceful, secluded beach just for the residents.

Location - The hotel is stuck out a bit in the middle of nowhere, a lot of guests we noticed were more than happy to stay at the resort and not leave, the bar, restaurant and mini bar prices are all very fair so it's easy to see why and once you're there you feel very relaxed. The shuttle bus runs into Mae Haad a few times a day, it's a very quiet town, we ate at Moov (very good) and Whitenings (pretty good), but both were very quiet and after there was very little happening.

Sairee Beach is the place to head for a bit more of a buzz, there are plenty of restaurants and bars, it's going to cost you 200tbt each to get there each way. Not cheap but we had factored this into our cost as we like to head out in the evenings and relatively speaking its not outrageous, plus when you get into town the rest of the night is very cheap. In Sairee you have excellent Thai restaurants like The Gallery and Jams, we also liked Barracuda. For drinks Lotus was great fun, particularly later in the evening when they did the fire shows, Choppers was a busy bar and the lady boy show was great fun.

Ferry port pick up - There was talk earlier of a rickety old bus that picks you up while the resort ferry's it's staff in luxury 4x4's, not entirely true, the big vehicle picks you up from the port as they have many guests arriving at the same time, from what we can see Haad Tien definitely has one of the better rickety old vehicles compared to other hotels, the staff were great at picking everyone out of the melee and we were out of there with 10 other guests in no time at all. The 4x4's drove us into town if we wanted to pay to do so. They aren't obliged to pick people up, so i guess if you do want luxury then you always have the opportunity to pay for it yourself.

The resort probably could do with sharpening up the little things, breakfast was ok, the staff uniforms seem a little "worn" at times and maybe the pool bar could stay open a little later than 7pm to create a bit more atmosphere, but they are things that didn't really effect us too much.

All in I'd say if you're looking for complete relaxation this is a perfect option, if you like to be in the heart of the action then think twice, but if you like the best of both worlds then it could be a great option as well.

Remember Koh Tao is still a developing island, so expectations of what a 5* resort should be like should not be compared to those in Mauritius, Maldives, or even for that matter to islands like Samui. That said it and its people has a natural charm that will ensure you have a brilliant time here like we did.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2013

Dear Matt Warren

Thank you very much for your thorough review, the entire team is thrilled with your response,
thank you for being honest and direct in regards to the contruction next door, along with adding your views comparing them to other reviewers, for our service teams we are now re training them and new staff have been brought in.
our location being only 15 minutes away from the city centre, with our free shuttle service does give our customers an option.
The bus we have is a southern style used in most provinces and are very safe, morew than in the back of a pick up or van, vans would not be much use in wet weather and the safety factor came first, you are correct in your review and both trucks are only 6 to 10 months old and well kept.
Breakfast is being re vamped and so are the menus, chef Johnny Goodall joined us a week back so he has his work cut out to bring some areas up.
we are a 4 star resort and no more, most guest have mentioned we are 5 all travel agents consider us for a 4 star and this is where we are positioned.
thank you both once again for staying with us and the time taken to write a wonderfull review and an honest opinion.

Yours Sincerely

John Morris Williams
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Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

The place is amazingly designed, the beachfront villas are beautiful and the beach itself is magical. But, the place lacks the attention to small details. E.g - no door in the toilet room, wooden sink and bath floor feels non-sterile, extra charge on the free shuttle if you want to reach the center, poor breakfast

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank galtu
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2013

Dear Galtu,

Thank you fro your review and directness towards certain small details,
we are in the process of discussing on how to change the cloth doors to a more sturdy door,
for the shower floor we are now working on all rooms to adjust and improve the feel.

thank you both once again for staying with us, hope to welcome you back soon
Yours sincererly

John Morris Willaims
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Haadtien is the paradise! We only stayed for 3 nights and we really with we could stay for longer!

Rooms: My friend an I stayed in Getaway Villa, which was a handsome looking cone shaped hut, with almost 360 degree of glass walls all around. You can have a full view of the slope, the trees, the swimming pool, and the sea down the beach. (And of course you can shut the blinds easily, so no concerns needed about privacy.)

Environment: All the architectures in the hotel including the reception and dining area are so delicately designed that everything mixed with the nature perfectly. (I think the hotel is basically desgined for couples rather than friends. It’s a bit too romantic!!) The beach is wide enough and the view is beautiful. The sand is the finest I’ve seen in Koh Tao and Koh Samui. But there’re scraps of corals and shells rushed from sea on to the beach, so be careful when walking bare feeted.

Location: Situated at Shark Bay, the hotel is a little remote from the downtown area. But the hotel arranges 3 shifts of free transportation to/from downtown, so it’s not a big problem (and Haadtien’s truck is really cool!). And being far from the crowded area ensures its tranquility, especially at night. (Indeed there’s some construction going on at the neighboring property, but as Haadtien has a very large territory, most of the places are not affected by any noise. And the construction is said to be finished near year end.)

Service: Honestly speaking, the staff members here are not the most warm and humble ones we’ve seen in Thailand. Some of them look a little too serious sometimes. However, they responded to our requests most promptly and efficiently and with no hesitation, which we felt very grateful.

Overall, we strongly recommend this hotel for families, couples on vacation or diving trips. You’ll love it!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2013

Dear Adams X

Thank you very much for your delightfull review, the whole team at Haad tien is thrilled by making your holiday so special. reviews like this are a great motivation for all of us.
we hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Yours Sincererly,
John Morris Willaims
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

From when we booked beautiful Haad Tien to host our intimate and relaxed wedding John and the team were nothing short of helpful and accomodating.

After a few hitches contacting reception at the start, emailing our questions and ideas to John from Australia was a breeze and communication was always prompt. John understood our vision and had no issue with adapting his suggestions to work with our budget and ideas.

We were smitten with the gorgeous spot we'd found for our ceremony and on the day John and his staff cleared and set aside the area early, leaving plenty of time for us to decorate at our own pace.

We felt reassured that details discussed prior would be taken care of on the day and it was truly brilliant to relax and spend memorable time with friends and family knowing that logistics were sorted. John was available to assist with anything additional we required and had some great suggestions of his own.

Returning late after a special and tiring day we were touched to find a thoughtfully and beautifully decorated villa, complete with complimentary bubbles to finish the night off.

Haad Tien was just the place for our momentous day. Stunning, serene and relaxed good service. Thank you!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Rolynley26
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DGC_9, Manager at Haadtien Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Dear Roland & Lynley

Good morning from the haad tien and koh Tao, Thank you both for a wonderfull review
it was a pleasure to be in touch from the very start with your requests, for us this is a special day for you both, i belive we did exceed your expectations and having you all here for that very speical day was an honour. please pass our regards to all.
looking forward one day to welcome you all back in the near futures.
Congratulations once again!

Best regards,

John
Resort Manager

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Additional Information about Haadtien Beach Resort

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
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: £76 - £187 (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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