Stayed in this hotel with my girlfriend last September while diving with Crystal Dive. It seems like its currently getting a bit of a makeover as they were currently finishing off the new bar and restaurant. As you enter the hotel lobby everything seemed lovely and new, the receptionist didn't have the best English but was friendly and had enough to get by. We walked out and looked and the pool area and beach which was amazing (Pool area all looks brand new, the pool itself is class and the hotel is literally on the beach!) before making our way to our room. This is the part they could to with fixing next as we walked around the corner we were met with a hallway that was dark with a noisy light flickering on and off and outdated decor with old beds and mattresses leaning against the walls and I began to worry as it felt like I was walking through a scene from the horror film "Hostel" but alas as we arrived at our room at the very end of the hallway and opened the door to what has to be one of the largest hotel rooms I've stayed in with a view that will simply take your breath away. It had everything you would want in your room a flat screen TV, jacuzzi bath, DVD player and a large comfy bed. But the stand out feature of the room was the view with its wall to wall window and huge walk around balcony overlooking the beach. After a long day out diving it was lovely to sit out and enjoy a few drinks while watching the sunset. The room was very clean and comfortable, the only thing that it was missing was a safe but you can leave any valuables with reception. I didn't use the Spa while staying here but I heard it was very good so maybe next time. I can only vouch for the ocean view rooms but if they are finished to the same standard then I would recommend them also, the beachside bungalows looked nice as well and are right out on the beach. If your planning on diving (no other reason to be on Koh Tao) then I would highly recommend using Crystal Dive, it's only a 2 min walk along the beach. If your staying in this hotel you get a discount with that Dive Co. That said I would dive with them anyway as they are the best dive company on the Island! Can't wait to get back to see what the hotel looks like when its finished. Oh by the way, there is some ongoing building work, probably even finished now as it is over six months since I stayed there but it never effected our stay in the slightest so don't let that put you off.
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