My family and I stayed at the Sai Kaew Beach Resort for 5 days and were a bit disappointed.
Even though the location is nice and we were given nice rooms (around the pool) with an air conditioner that was a bit loud, we felt that it was overpriced. The staff was friendly and we appreciated the organization of the transfer from the main land (which is not properly described by the hotel, we found out because we called). The hotel has been taken over by a tour operator from Sweden, so there are many young couples with small children (that don't mingle/play with other kids), most of the time well behaved kids. There are not enough beach umbrellas/beach loungers on the beach, so you have to be there relatively early in the morning or you may not get one. The restaurant was way overpriced, we ate there once and then ate at restaurants down the beach that were much cheaper (at least by 50%). The beach is nice (fine sand), but there is a lot of trash (plastic bottles and bags) that wash up on shore. I think hotel staff picks it up every morning, but it's a shame. And one thing we found very annoying (for the amount of money we paid) is the continuous traffic of boats that drop off customers right on the beach by the hotel. We did not come to the beach to hear the noise of engines and breathe fumes from diesel engines....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sai Kaew Beach Resort is idyllically situated on two adjoining beachfronts on the northeast coast of Koh Samet. Sai Kaew beach is the most popular destination on the island, having a rustic charm of its own with an active main beach and several smaller ones.Located on the most popular beach on the island, there are ample opportunities For beach sport such as volleyball and soccer;for the sea-going enthusiast, sailing, scuba diving, windsurfing, canoeing and snorkeling are all available. Swim in the resort's pool, or in the warm clean waters of the Gulf of Thailand, or stroll the narrow streets of the small nearby town. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sai Kaew Beach Hotel Koh Samet
- Hotel Sai Kaew Beach