i have just stayed here for 5 nights and would like to share my impressions . I booked this resort on koh yao yai for two reasons , 3 actually , one the pics looked nice , two the island is still relatively untouched and quiet and 3 i wanted some comfort in my old age having spent years sleeping on beaches , roughing it . I immediately struck lucky with all three and not to mention what a rather good deal it was there comparing similar standards with surrounding properties . Upon arrival with my always present abundance of luck ..bad luck that is , came romping home like the 3.30 at epsom , horror , the sea mountain restaurant was more rubble than eatery , still in construction , i came for relaxation and the continuous hammering soothed my now worried brow . Still , being tired , no transport , not knowing where to go better and liking the bungalow i stayed and decided with his offer of a free scooter for the duration in compensation to give tomorrow a new chance . He had asked me what time i would like breakfast and i told him at 9.00am please , i walked to the beach , perhaps 10 metres from the resort , which was completely deserted , was this a beautiful hideaway i had stumbled upon or was i the only guest due to the work being carried out , whichever i loved it , its only small maybe 600 - 800m in length but great , although the water was never clear there and somewhat dirty . I was back by 8.55 am and waited for my breakfast , at 9.00 precisely the manager appeared with breakfast in hand , my stomach was thinking about starting to eat itself , rumbling like rolling thunder , he placed it before me and left to bring the salt and pepper , i wondered how did he get so right to be so punctual , my first bite answered my question , my lovely eggs and sausage and toast had been prepared much earlier and carefully kept fresh in the fridge for me to enjoy chilled , yum yum. He returned with condiments and took away my food for a through re heating , finally i ate .
I think the resort is one of the best value on the island but for me things like only one member of staff speaking and really understanding english is not enough , since the clientèle is world wide and all use english to communicate more of the staff need to have some understanding , getting even a bottle of water was an effort and im not some sort of person who expects the world to speak english but in the hotel and service industry it must only make the whole experience more pleasurable for the customer to obtain what he requires . In fact the staff let the whole place down ,all were new and all had no idea of the work they were doing , it took me 20mins to pay the bill and i had already paid the room before coming , the TV didn't work when on one evening i decided to watch a movie , 3 people and one hour later still not working . In time i hope it will get better with the staff , it could be an excellent little resort with good staff , one thing i never found out online before coming was if you drink wine and enjoy , bring your own for the stay , it is almost impossible to find on the island for sale and cheap white in taranya was £30.00 a bottle , i was shocked . Final recommendation is more pro's than con's worth a visit .
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