Do yourself a favour and stay away from this place! Hazte un favor y alejate de este sitio!
Yes it is close to the pier but EVERY single one hotel and guesthouse in Nathong IS, look in front of the pier for some other deals for 300 or 400 bahts if it happens to have to spend 1 night in Nathong.
Every try to COMMUNICATE WITH THE STAFF IS A NIGHTMARE. Other than the manager no english is spoken. Yes, when everything is ok I dont mind this but the chances that your stay is smooth are equal to none and consider it costs 4 times more expensive than any other place around.
We arrive at 23.00 just to have a shower and depart on a day trip very early next morning. There was NO HOT WATER plus the bathroom WAS DIRTY (used bar soaps were left by the tub), I called reception and 20 minutes after I had the guy bringing some drinking water in...after another 10minute we had the security and the bellboy inspecting the bathroom but I just wanted another room, it was late and just wanted to get some rest. They gave me another room next door and guess what....IT WAS DIRTIER! No signs of toilet cleaning after the last customer years ago.
We spent the night as we could, in the morning I COMPLAINT IN RECEPTION about the hot water and they DOWNGRADED ME!!!, gave me a worse, smaller room 2 floors down for my stay!!! no time for breakfast so had just a sip of JUICE which sent me straight to the toilet, VERY CHEMICAL AND ARTIFICIAL (A joke in a land like Thailand) and left.
After the excursion we came back to the hotel and I had a few words with the manager. He offered me a sunset view for the same price and being too tired to move I accepted to spent another night before going to Surat Thani early next morning. MISTAKE! There is no sunset view from the window, just some palm trees and plenty of electricity cables, seriously. And that night there was plenty of children from the staff in the pool sreamming and playing and shouting I could hear from the room. Im not too angry about this, just wanted to let anyone interested know. Other than that the pool is a good point and is very quiet, the hotel in general is dead, probably cos people is clever and have a look on internet reviews and go somewhere else.
The front beach is not such, is a stripe of broad sand near to pebbles with plenty of broken glasses. NO BATH IS POSSIBLE, very low tide and plenty of seaweed. But is very quiet. Ugly view to the right, with an old pier and A BUDDIST CEMETERY to the left just behind the trees, we were shocked although I must say this was an interesting discovering.
The day after we had some time to have breakfast and still quite poor. Cereals are buffet but hot things you need to keep asking the waiters which will take ages to arrive. We spent 1 and 1/2 hours in the restaurant and only crossed 1 other customer, no wonder why the hotel is empty.
The worse stay of our 15 days in thailand. We looked for another 5 places in the area, regreted not to have chosen the first one for 400 baht (I wanted fan and they had only air con) and finished paying 1800 on this hole.
We felt released when we left and glad they didnt ruin our stay longer...
Nathong is full of proper thai restaurants doing a tipical thai BBQ buffet, is not too big either and feels 100% safe wherever you stay you are close form the night market, the pier, a Tesco or any travel agency which closes at 22
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