We booked for 4 nights at the beginning of July, ended up staying only 1 and that was to much.
we had booked one of the new more expensive rooms 200bt per night, it was less than basic, no furniture whatsoever other than the bed, no where to hang your clothes or put your belongings,
there where no chairs on the balcony, only an old cloth hammock, that was tied so low it dragged on the floor, without anyone being in it. Other bungalows did appear to have a couple of chairs, but not ours room 6. the owner picked us up from the pier, he made no attempt at friendliness on the journey, despite our efforts to chat and ask questions, on arrival he simply dumped our bags at the door gave us a key and walked off. for us the biggest disappointment was the rubbish, strewn everywhere. the hillside down to the beach directly in front of our balcony was covered in litter, bottles, and what looked like the remains of the old bungalows they had torn down, to build the new luxury ones lol.
the gardens where very neglected dried out lily pads and dying plants, like no one had bothered to water them in months, the whole place stank of neglect and apathy.
The restaurant was staffed by some of the rudest most sullen people I have ever come across
I asked for a drink without ice, was eventually served a drink with ice, no problem I thought, I will get an empty glass to pour the ice into, oh no. guests are not allowed an empty glass, this caused such a problem for them, we were shouted at and stared at and made to feel most uncomfortable.
Also steps down to beach and immediate beach area again full of litter, so sad to see such a lovely place being run down and unloved, We persevered for 1 night and left first thing the next morning, asking the driver to take us anywhere at all, we knew we could not find worse.
I would not stay here again for free, I understand some of the rubbish may be from the tourists,
but it really looked like most of it was the hotels own rubbish, and either way, they have some responsibility to look after their surroundings, and plenty of lazy staff who could keep the place clean.
- Also Known As:
- Aow Leuk II Thailand/Surat Thani