Positives: On arrival at the pier we were greeted by our pick up driver as confirmed with the hotel. Around a 5-10minute drive from the pier we arrived at the hotel to ice cold mango juice which was welcomed after a hot and sweaty ferry ride! I would describe the Amanjirah as a small boutique hotel. It is beautifully designed. We stayed in a seaview fantasy suite - room 2. This is the better of the 2 seaview fantasy suites in our opinion as you have a few small steps giving you direct access to the seaview pool. The other suite involves a few more steps around the back of the suites. And what a view!!! The suite we stayed in was very private and not overlooked by anybody - even from the pool so we were very happy about this. The room is beautifully designed, with an in room safe, massive flat screen tv with loads of channels, a fridge, and a little seating area. The bathroom is huge!! Balcony has a table and chairs to enjoy the view. We had breakfast and dinner delivered to our room every day as we didn't want to miss the view :) food was outstanding! you can also eat in the tree top terrace which was also lovely and has a sea view.
Tip: we paid for half board, but its probably only worth it if you are going to eat the western food which is about 250-350B per meal, thai food is much cheaper at 120-200B per meal.
There are 2 pools at the resort, one seaview next to the Fantasy suites, and the other near to reception and the treetops bar. 2 bottles of water provided complimentary every day.
There is also a small shop across the street that sells snacks, toiletries and drinks should you need something and saves going all the way to town.
Resort is set in the hillside so it is very peaceful. Definitely aimed at people wanting a quiet relaxing holiday - if you want to come to Thailand to get drunk every night then stay in the village for easy access to the bars. It is probably not the most convenient for diving as it is not right at the beach but then you are compensated by the magnificent views!
Negatives: wifi sometimes unreliable but we found it to be excellent signal from the pool around reception area. occasional power cuts meaning you might wake up hot in the night as the air con is off!
The staff try to provide the best service they can, which can be difficult for them sometimes as electricity on the whole island is unreliable, some stuff is not in their control and we witnessed some guests being very rude to the staff - which is not the way to behave in our opinion... Choose a big resort hotel that can afford generators if the above scenarios I have described are likely to upset you.
To improve this resort I would install phones in the rooms so that when you have a power cut and the water won't come back on, it would save having to go to reception every time to ask someone! :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Aminjirah is nestled on a dramatic cliff side, overlooking Sairee Beach and Koh Nang Yuan. The Aminjirah features just 22 rooms and one pool villa + 2 two amazing sea view pools including a 16 metre dramatic sunset infinity edge pool. We also offer free pier transfers and 4 daily shuttle transfers to Sairee beach. Access to beautiful small beach with clear water and fun pier to jump from available via little bit steep stairs through next door resort - you just need to purchase a little from their bar or restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Amanjirah Hotel Koh Tao