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“Such an intimate experience”
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Aminjirah Resort
Ranked #10 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong, China
1 review
“Such an intimate experience”
Reviewed 17 December 2013

This was our first time in Thailand and we came specifically to learn to dive, so the first 4 days were pretty much filled with learning, studying and diving and as such we enjoyed our room and the little free time we had by the pool.

However, once the diving was completed and we had time to really relax, the true essence of this fantastic place came to light !!!

Staff are wonderfully kind and helpful and never say no even with the language barrier. Our room was lovely and balcony offered stunning views of the sunset and sea.

Food was really an experience in itself. Particularly liked the different Thai curries. Some hot and some mild, but all very tasty.

In conclusion: we have already booked our next trip to Koh Tao for the advanced course and we will stay at Aminjirah again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

We travel from bangkok to chumphon to reach koh tao for 3 night stay. this resort have most amazing feature: when you swim it feel like you dive into a pool fill with gin and tonic. the color is so amazing. and then you can also view to the sunset and the small koh nang yuan island.

our room was a new room just open, something with starlight (the room number 16). very romantic.

we will come back next time we have holiday from our job.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

My husband and I did a 5 week tour is Thailand in January of 2013. Like most, for the majority of the trip, we stayed in 'budget' accommodations, paying (on average) 1500 bht a night. We agreed though, that we wanted to 'splurge' for the last bit of our trip and stay somewhere "nice".

For the equivalent of $80 Canadian (which is a splurge in Thailand, but rather affordable in Canada) we got a huge suite, with the most incredible, unobstructed view of the ocean that I could have ever imagined. Our room was luxurious & the service was IMPECCABLE.

Aminjirah *is not* centrally located, so it's not the place for a backpacker who wants to party and meet dozens of new people every night. However, if you are looking for a sanctuary… a little slice of heaven to get away from the crowds & the noise, a place to meet just a handful of like minded tourists-- this is the place or you.

The hotel can arrange trips to neighbouring islands and/or scooter rentals for you. As well, the in-house restaurant is a great place to have a bite to eat and a get a cocktail.

My husband and I initially only intended on staying at the resort for a couple nights… but ended up extending our trip at the very last minute because we just couldn't bring ourselves to leave. It truly was the best way to end an amazing adventure.

If/When we return to Koh Tao, we will absolutely be staying at Aminjirah.

Room Tip: Get a room with a view. It's worth it!
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

This is a fantastic looking resort and we would have loved to stay here. We made reservations online via their website but when we showed up they did not have a room for us. The gentleman at the front desk laughed (this may have been an extremely uncomfortable laugh) and told us they had no room available - we were quite put off by this as we had to scramble to find an alternate place to stay. Nevertheless, the resort looked fantastic - but be sure to double confirm any reservation you make at this location. Also note that this resort is located up the hill from Sairee beach and is a solid 18 minute walk if you are walking quickly.

Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Aminjirah, Owner at Aminjirah Resort, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Dear Sirs,

We are sorry that we were unable to accommodate you. Due to extended period between your review and the actual occurrence it is difficult to verify what indeed happened, but we are of course always unhappy to disappoint potential guests. I am sure our manager did not mean to make you uncomfortable and apologize if that was the case.

Thank you for the kinds words about the resort's appearance and hope to see you in the future.]
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

when we arrived there was quick check in and guide to the small resort and it was really appeciative of how nice this place was. We have the room number 2 and it was a large rectangular room with a big nice balcony. the bathroom was also large and spacious. The madras and bed was very comfortable and daily cleaning was effective and quick. A great choice becourse of the amazing view.

the food was also very nice and fairly rated. It was very enjoyable to enjoy the diner or lunch by the poolside.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We were just on a two night excursion from Samui after having felt in love with the resort from the online pictures. Arrived with a speedboat in the morning and were promptly picked up as per arrangement between our Samui resort and the Aminjirah manager. Worked like clock work.

To say the views and ambiance is amazing is an understatement and we particularly liked having the pool nearly to ourselves in the afternoon when everyone else seemed to go off diving or to the beach.

Food was excellent and fairly priced considering the backdrop and our room was cozy and well appointed.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

We had a family holiday at this hotel in 2012, staying for 4 nights (Mum, Dad and two young adult children). The Danish owner is very welcoming and you feel you can ask for anything you need without being a nuisance. It's a small hotel so very quiet, stunning views and now a new swimming pool overlooking the ocean. Food was fine and very reasonable too. Cannot recommend highly enough..

Room Tip: They all seemed good but we had two big rooms looking directly at the ocean - wonderful.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Aminjirah Resort
Address: 16/4 Moo 2 Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 82480, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Aminjirah Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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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