Get the pool villa, it's worth it.
Posted Apr 30, 2016
It's a bit far from town (all the shops are near Tong Sala pier), but there are a lot of restaurants along the beach offering decent food at great price. Rent a bike and you could have more options.
For inexperienced riders, please be careful, as the road leading to the hotel is a steep hill with sharp bends. Like really steep.
Room is great. Beautiful room, spacious, clean, cosy bed, clean private pool, fantastic beach view from the room and the private pool. The living hall smells like old wood, but the air-conditioning gets rid of it after you switch it on for a while. You can access the pool directly from the living hall as well.
Our room is quite far from the reception, very tiring to walk. But you can call front desk to get a buggy to pick you up. Hotel staff can help you with bike rental and other transportation (even until Surat Thani airport).
The beach where the hotel is at (Haad Salad) is not that great for swimming (amazing sunset view though), but a 5 minute bike ride can take you to Mae Haad beach (really beautiful beach), or Haad Yao beach (wide, shallow beach, with the softest sand I've ever felt).
Hotel staffs are very helpful. Only a few staff can speak English well, but overall they're all really nice people. Breakfast is just okay though.
If you could choose, get the room near the pond. It's nearer to the reception and the beach. The pond looks green, but it doesn't smell or anything really.