Posted Jan 29, 2014
We have been to Thailand many times. This hotel is very remote; there is nothing worth walking to that is within walking distance. Disappointment started as soon as we pulled up. Surrounding area is dank and the hotel is older than it looks on the internet. Hotel caters to Russian tourists (99% of the guests) so, English skills of the staff was lacking. Kids Club was an unattended playroom with just a few toys. There is a seafood “restaurant” right next door that plays very loud music from 9:30 PM until 3:00 or 4:00 AM. This is not the hotels fault but, they say there’s they can do about it. Hotel staff did change our room to the other side of the hotel and it did help but, from what other guests told us many rooms hear the music at night. Rooms must have very thin walls as we could hear guest very clearly, especially coming home at 2:00 in the morning and their baby was crying (not blaming the crying baby, ours have done this) but, kids should be asleep by 2:00 AM, not coming home with mom and dad talking loudly and putting on the TV. Pool was nice but, beach water was either silt or oily so, I wouldn’t let the kids play in it. Beach water in town near the Holiday Inn seemed much cleaner and this surprised me. Shuttle bus to town was reliable but, took a half hour or so each way. We stayed at the Holiday Inn during two previous stays and if we return that would be our hotel of choice.