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Jimmy9573
London, United Kingdom

A Little Gem

Review of Tonsak Resort
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 Jan 2013
I really enjoyed my stay at Tonsak Resort, i was a little worried beforehand because as usual, i base a lot on where i stay on other people's reviews and Tonsak has recieved a mixed bag, however its a lovely little resort!! What you have to remember is you are booking a small bungalow with basic facilities because it is the location you are really going for!! Having said that, the VIP room was clean, provided a/c, a fridge, complimentary water, tv, big bed and a shower, really, what else do you need when booking an island getaway!! The staff i encountered were friendly and helpful and the room was always nice and clean when we returned from the beach. Only 2 minor things to change if i could, a safety deposit box would be a nice addition and the shower water/drain wasnt the most pleasent smelling but nothing to complain about! Oh, i guess a mozzie net would be a little luxury in the VIP room!!! We didnt try the restaurant but there are so many places to eat, you are spoilt for choice! I guess the ultimate compliment i can give Tonsak is that i plan to return in April and bring the girlfriends parents along too, i wouldnt risk the loss of face if i didnt like the place!!!
Date of stay: December 2012
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

Stayed in one room bungalow. Clean and nice with refrigerator - all you need. Staff helpful but avoid their restaurant. Much better places to eat nearby. Great beach but got a bit crowded closer to New year.

Date of stay: December 2012
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2  Thank Resebuddan
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Reviewed 28 December 2012

We hoped to have a relaxing time in Thailand at the end of a hectic tour of Europe. When booking we made sure that the resort catered for the quiet relaxed feel rather than the party boy set. We were assured that they did not welcome groups out for drinking binges.

What a disappointment it was when a bunch of louts arrived and started partying on their verandah in the afternoon, and it never stopped. Constantly wakened from people running around the resort and yelling. At one stage I awoke to find somebody had decided to set themselves up on my verandah. With no interconnecting door, there was no way to talk to my wife and son to reassure them.

In the morning we exchanged war stories. The resort refused to evict the party boys who had spoiled our first night in Thailand, so we chose not to stay for the second night we had booked.

No idea how the rooms compare to others in Koh Samet, but I was very disappointed by the bathrooms (dark, dirty, almost no water pressure). Can't recommend this place to anybody.

Date of stay: October 2012
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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5  Thank Richard T
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

We spent 3 nights at the Tonsak resort during our stay on Koh Samet and it was the perfect island retreat. The resort itself is set in tropical gardens so you really get an authentic tropical beach feel. It is located on Saekew beach and only in a few minutes walk along the white sand you will find beach restaurants with fire shows and authentic Thai cuisine.

Definitely recommended!

Date of stay: July 2012
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1  Thank sagestravels
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

We stayed at Tonsak on Sai Kaew, the best beach in Koh Samet. We were slightly disappointed as we entered but that was just momentary. The beach is white, the breakfast is fantastic and the coconut smoothie is the best ever. The rooms could be less suffocating, but they are better than a lot of resorts around this place. For dinner, you could just stroll down the lovely beach at night and pick from any of the good restaurants serving excellent Thai food. Rent a bike and go to Ao Prao beach for the sunset and a cocktail at Lima Coco.

Tonsak is a good match for people looking for better than average accommodation. For the best, however, you should head to the luxury resorts on Ao Prao.

Room tip: Try go get the beach front cottage. But, dont be disappointed if you dont. The beach is all yours if you are staying here.
Date of stay: March 2012
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2  Thank ishanee
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

I' ve been in this hotel maybe 10 times as I was living in Bkk and been many time in Samet.
the resort is a bit pricy when you compare to other bungalows on Sai Keaw but the rooms are nice and the location on the left of the beach entrance is making you avoiding all the noise coming froms the bar area (ploy...)
The food is awful but whithin 2 minutes walking distance you have 15 restaurants.
So for a short stay it is one of the best product you would find and K . Nida, the manager is very nice and can give you some advise about the island.

Room tip: rooms on the left side
Date of stay: January 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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