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“Romantic and bounty like”
Review of Makathanee Resort

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Makathanee Resort
Ranked #15 of 15 Hotels in Ko Mak
Reviewed 16 March 2013

We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the pier at Koh Mak to discover that the hotel was just a footstep away - fantastic ! We stayed at a Deluxe Seaview room with jacuzzi. The room was very nice, however we didn't use the jacuzzi since there was only cold water...even though it's hot outside and inside using air condition, it's too cold to sit in the jacuzzi. Our recommendation is that you should not spend the extra money on the jacuzzi as its not worthwhile.
The bathroom does not have any power outlets - frustrating. But other than that we loved the place. The food at the restaurant is good and at a reasonable price.

Room Tip: Try the bungalow in the garden, it looked very nice and you have a magnificent chance to catch the m...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

If you don't want to spoil your holidays then do yourself a favor and don't stay in this hotel. We agree with other reviewers: bad service and terrible breakfast. For example, there is no buffet breakfast (2.700 Baht per night!!!), and the ham and sausage they serve with the 'American breakfast' is of lowest quality. Why? Probably because it is the cheapest the hotel can buy.
You can easily find other hotels with better service, better breakfast and reasonable price.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

Me and my wife booked four nights at Makathanee. We stayed at the beach bungalow for only one night. We told the reseption that we wanted to leave because of the unfrendlyness and bad service. They startet to argu, and got angry.The food hall is not very friendly, just like the people who work there. Unfriendly staff, and the food is bad. When you go to Thailand you want to meet friendly people with a smile! Makathanee people never smiles! Sorry, but this place is not recomended!
We moved to Big Easy - and we found our paradis at Koh Mak. Friendly, helpfull and happy people. And the food was also very good at Big Easy!

Room Tip: Go to Big Easy Resort. Just 5 or 6 bungalows.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank marius M
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

My wife, my 10-year old son and I stayed for 3 nights at this hotel as the last destination of a 2-week holiday after Bangkok, Koh Chang and Koh Kood. We had booked the beach bungalow but did not like it much because our son would have had to sleep on a matress at the floor. So we ask them to show us rooms in the main building and we took a luxury room with balcony and jacuzzi on the highest floor paying a little extra. To get a clean room we tipped the cleaning staff. The view from the room was terrific. The hotel was pretty empty and relaxing. We did not find the restaurant very appealing. We tried the restaurant of the close-by Baan Koh Mak Resort which was so good that we had all the lunches and dinners there. The beach is not suitable for swimming. The beach at Koh Mak is not very clean. We walked to the next uninhabited island which was cool. On the last evening we enjoyed a superb sunset. We rented a scooter which kept us mobile and we explored the island this way. Sitting in the jacuzzi watching the sun setting was superb.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank FM-Copenhagen
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Reviewed 12 April 2012

We booked the place through the Resorts web page.. at least that's what we thought! When we two days later wanted to move, they suddenly could not give a refound because it was booked through an agent.. This is just an example of how they treat guests.
1)The beach bungalows: good location, BUT old and a bit runned down(big glips for bugs to crawl inside).
2) Service: The worst!! This is one of the biggest reasons why we moved. The crew are young boys and girls who really don't care for their guests! You feel that you are bothering them, and they NEVER smile! No Thai-feeling!
3)Food: If you care for breakfast, eat another place!! There was actually nothing good to eat: cold, really bad bad food!!
Overall: there is a reason why we moved even tough we lost money!! This would have ruined our holliday!

  • Stayed: March 2012
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1  Thank Leana33
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

Stayed 11 nights at the honeymoon suite. Very clean and large room. Had even a lot of closet space.
The room was on groud floor and onle a few steps from the pool. We liked the idea, that room was cleaned only when needed. This way we could at least save the nature a little bit by not changeing towels every day.
Service was good. Breakfats nothing specila, but enough.
The location is the best on the island. All 7 restaurants and 3 minimarkets are within walkin distance from 1 to 10 minutes.
And at hotel beach is possible to do some snorkeling. There was some coral and other underwater life about 2 meters from the shore.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 March 2012

For a resort you would expect much more especially considering the context of the island, having stayed previously on Thailand West and East Islands.

ROOMS:
1. Rooms a little worn out, but in working conditions.
2. Housekeeping very brief in cleaning the room.
3. Hygiene maniacs would want to bring over a pair of clean bed sheets and pillows.
4. Only real ''Pro'' being the nice location on which you will feel the resort takes it for granted as to lack in other services...

FOOD:
1. Breakfast terrible to awful, not even a buffet breakfast available!! Coffee simple instant coffee.
2. Service is of the worst (actually the WORST) I and my partner have experienced in Thailand, there is no management, you will receive your cocktails after the main course, and should you have ordered 2 main course don't be surprised if the kids eat after the parents have finished their deserts... honestly a simple restaurant manager would solve this issue in a instant, but none are available.
3. The staff at the restaurant and housekeeping seemed to be on some kind of strong medication (to not mention drugs / alcohol as to not prejudice the workers.).

OTHERS:
Minor recommendation to carry and do your own laundry even our simplest shirts were stained by the Island Laundry.

OVERALL:
Beautiful Island Koh Mak (apart from the trash on the beaches), Terrible resort, not recommended to anyone, should you want to land on Koh Mak would recommend you be attended either a major resort such as Cococape or lower budget but friendly ''backpacker spirit'' Monkey Resort.

Room Tip: Request for a deluxe room on the higher floors rather than a beach bungalow which are worn out.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 63/14 Moo 1 Koh Mak, Koh Kood,Trad | Ao Khao Beach, Ko Mak 23120, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Trat Province > Ko Mak
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 15 Hotels in Ko Mak
Price Range: £31 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Makathanee Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wonderful Panoramic Beach bungalows with a perfect sea view and comfortable Poolside family suites and rooms on a bounty type beach on Koh Mak. Voted the best Beach Resort on Koh Mak by many. ... more   less 
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