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“Be warned. Theft by staff ruined a great trip”
Review of Salad Beach Resort

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Salad Beach Resort
Ranked #34 of 91 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I was about to leave a nice review of the hotel because overall my wife and I had a great stay there however on returning home and opening an envelope that we kept for the whole 10 days in the room safe we found that all of our US dollars have been changed to single dollar bills, a theft of about $500.

The staff are the only people who have the room keys and be warned to anyone thinking of staying there, the room safes use a fixed number written on the inside of the door, you cannot change this, therefore any of the staff on changeover day can see the combination.

This is not a cheap hotel and in Thailand you expect to have people try it on but outright theft from the secure storage that the hotel put in place is appalling.

If this is the attitude of the hotel I could never recommend this, or their other places, the Salad Buri and the new hotel going up in Mae Haad.

You have been warned.

Room Tip: Pool villas are good just don't trust the safe or the staff.
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Emblenworldtour
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

Resort is in quiet side of the island but have amazing beach and nice garden. I like the pool and bungalows. Breakfast could be improve but is based on the sea view restaurant so is nice to relax anyway.

Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank Dorotka R
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We booked the hotel for 3 nights and when we arrived there we talked to the lady at the front desk and told her we're interested in staying a 4th night. She said she's booked but she will check the next morning and let us know for sure. The next morning she called one of the guys in our group and told him that she does have some rooms available and he told her he will check with the rest of us because we're not 100% sure we want to stay. Without confirming with us she booked the rooms for the extra night.

When we went to check out she started going crazy, saying that we booked the rooms and she kept them for us and we have to pay for the extra night. We tried explaining nicely that nothing was confirmed but she wouldn't hear us.

She was rude and kept trying to get us to pay for the extra night. In the end she didn't give us back the 500 baht per room that we gave them for the key deposit and she refused to return the extra 1000 baht that one of our friends that lived on the island left as deposit for our rooms. This wasn't enough though cause she wanted even more money from us. We told her there's no way in hell she's getting more money from us and left.

If you don't want to get ripped off make sure you avoid this hotel!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Tzecu
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Salad beach resort for 3 nights and initially enquired whether a fourth night was available.

Were told that there was no availability for the fourth night, and asked to confirm the following day if anything became available.

At the end of our 3-day stay we were asked to pay for the fourth night, despite not having booked or confirmed anything.
The staff refused to return our security deposit and threatened to also cancel the tuk tuk she booked for us to get us to the ferry.

In the end we lost the security deposits and had to find a different tuk tuk to get to the ferry in time.

Be very careful what arrangements you make and negotiate the security deposit to a minimum, or avoid staying there altogether.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
1  Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Well what a little beaut this hotel is! We stayed here 4 nights. On arrival reception staff are lovely and very helpful! We stayed in a superior room was fairly basic but very clean and quirky! The restaurant is amazing food is lush and the waiters are so friendly what a beaut atmosphere to eat and watch sunset! The resort is very quiet but very chilled/ reagee feel! There's always taxis to go places! Then there's the massage spa the girls are lovely we had several treatments whilst staying there! Actually missed this place as soon as we left but already had other plans on other islands but was so tempted to go back! Carnt wait to go again

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Carly B
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Rooms are very nice. All the waiters are amazing, and the rest of the staff super helpful. Pat is the best, always receiving you with a smile and making you feel welcome. Food is fairly priced and delicious. Pool it's very relaxing and beautiful ,massages are amazing. The beach is one of the most beautiful in whole Koh Phangan, I would totally recommend to stay here if you come to Koh Phangan.

Stayed: February 2017
Thank Susana G
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for years since i discovered it in 2004. Great staff kind and generous. Rooms always spotless great tasting good value food and blissful setting next to the ocean and easy to reach by road or water taxi

Theres a good range of accommodation and although the bungalows are private and romantic can be noisey when the kids play in the pool so i find the superior rooms (with balconies) great

All rooms have a/c and umbrella provided for the rainy days! On site laundry and restaurant and great masseurs


Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank buddhatim
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Additional Information about Salad Beach Resort

Address: Salad Beach Resort | Haad Salad, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: $38 - $117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Salad Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 54
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