Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.2 Room cleanliness
3.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
A disappointing experiencePosted Aug 6, 2013
Pros: The pool
Cons: The lack of hospitality and transparency on arrival
Location: The less pretty end of the beach. A little isolated. Felt a captive audience at times.
A number of things made our overall stay disappointing. 1. When we got off the ferry a man was standing with a sign labelled Salad Buri. Our party of 4 adults and 3 small children, exhausted after a 12 hr journey over air, land and sea, assumed this gesture was complementary. We climbed aboard and arrived at the resort only to be handed a bill of 300baht per couple for the journey. the rates charged were well above what we could have paid had we arranged our own transport. We felt it was opportunistic and lacked transparency. 2. Whilst the staff warmed up over the course of our 5 night stay, initially we did not feel any hospitality at check in or our first dinner that night. The waitress was in fact brusque and almost irritated. These first impressions didn't create a good beginning to our stay. 3. Staff had very limited if any English meaning there was some confusion over menu orders Etc. We also got the feeling there was an oppressive culture in the resort, perhaps from upper Managment as the support staff seemed very subserviant and this made up feel uncomfortable at times. 3. We went during low season and the tide on the beach was low alot of the time.The resort is also at the less attractive end of the beach.
for Couplesby Matthew from Wales
Hidden gemPosted Aug 6, 2013 on Hotels.com
Very good hotel, located on beach front with fantastic views. Be warned of the 100 or so steps up to room if you are located at the top of the mountain as we were. Great pool area and some great looking lake bungalows with private pools. All in all a very good hotel with nice isolated location.
for Everyoneby Dominick from Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Salad BuriPosted Jul 16, 2013
No beach, and the road down to the resort is very steep. You must take care if driving a scooter or jeep. Our room happened to have a very loud bird in a cage underneath the window that made it hard to sleep past 6 am. Small issues and overall the resort and staff were excellent.
for Couplesby YiAM
ok, but can do better in similar price rangePosted Jan 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
PROS: most of the rooms have a beautiful view overlooking haad salad. resort as a whole is very nice. the rooms themselves are nice and cozy. in a nice, quiet part of the island. beds were comfy and housekeeping did a great job. CONS: bathroom sink was leaking excessively everywhere and instead of fixing it or giving us a new room i was handed a towel by the front desk (no apology or anything). "free wi-fi" barely worked during the five nights i was there and when it did it was painfully slow (not acceptable for the prices being paid). some of the restaurant staff was brutally overbearing and rude while others seemed to not care at all. also they would just grunt at you and never smile (with the exception of one good waiter!). 3 burnt out light bulbs in room. and THE BIG ONE......rented a scooter off of the company affiliated with the resort and i admit i scratched up the bike a little bit. went to return the bike and was absoutely taken to the cleaners. told me that every little scratch meant they had to charge me for the whole brand new piece at an inflated price no less! since they had my passport there was nothing i could do as i had to leave the island. told me he was giving me a good deal, but it couldnt have been further from the truth! really put a big sore spot on my vacation. if you are going to rent a motorbike DO NOT do it through the hotel, look elsewhere!
for Everyoneby Daz from Australia
View to die forPosted Jan 10, 2013
Pros: The view
Cons: The lady that is managing the restaurant is quite rude
Location: It's on the other side of the island but you really don't need to go anywhere.
We had a private pool villa and the view was amazing. The pool was very chilly because its always in the shade but the villa was great!!
for Everyoneby Denis from Perth WA, Australia
Top stay at Salad BuriPosted Oct 4, 2012
Pros: The Staff. They were terrific in every way.
Cons: The steps up to the units, after a few nightly drinks!
Location: The Resort is on one end of the Salad Beach. Nice walk along with massage, bars, restaraunts etc. Great place for relaxed 'oliday.
This is a wonderful Resort. The facilities are excellent. A truly fantastic staff. Very helpful and they worked so hard to make our stay fantastic. The rooms are first class, very clean and tidy and most comfortable. The meals here were beyond belief. I had to take photos to show them.
for Couplesby A verified traveler
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for Everyoneby Suzy from Hong Kong
Not bad, just don't eat here!Posted Jun 22, 2012
The food was very poor, to the extent that even though breakfast was in included, we went to eat at another restaurant up the beach instead. The seafood barbecue which is in the evening, was expensive in comparison to other resorts and private establishments.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from dublin ireland
The salad buri resort ko phanganPosted Feb 2, 2011 on Hotels.com
This hotel has great potential, I feel that it is not ran properly as there were a few basic things that let the place down. The location is good if your looking for somewhere secluded, as access is not too easy. 20 minute taxi is the only way in or out. The hotel charges for this,, x amount per head regardless of how many is travelling and whether you are in a proper a/c van or an open top pickup!!!! I feel this should be complimentary or run a trip on the hour maybe. we were not able to put costs on the room,, ie. dinner in the hotel or drinks by the pool. This meands you have to carry cash with you at all times which is completely unacceptable in my view for a resort/hotel of this type. The rooms are really nice,clean and the views are good, most of the grounds are immaculate but the entrace down to the hotel is clearly unfinished which makes first and last impressions poor. The hotel manager is not up to the job in my view, my dealings with him were " annoying" to say the least. This resort is great for relaxing and has a good location right on the beach. The pools are great
for Couplesby A verified traveler from York, United Kingdom
Peaceful and scenicPosted Oct 29, 2010
Beautiful rooms, beautiful infinity pool, beautiful views and lovely food. Great hotel, our room had great views of the sea and was really pretty. P the receptionist and Su the main waiter spoke great English and were happy to help with anything. It is a really peaceful area. Other reviews suggested it was a building site, however all works must now be complete as there was none when we stayed in October 2010. We were really happy