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“rude staff, filthy place”
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Aow Leuk II
Reviewed 31 August 2013

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.

Room Tip: go somewhere else, anywhere else !
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

The bungalows are roomy, the bathroom is clean with the standard cold shower but no mosquito mesh to cover the open window, so be prepared with mosquito coil and repellent. We had a spacious terrace with two chairs and a table, cushions and a hammock. The bungalows are on a hillside overlooking the bay of Aow Leuk, and they have lovely sea views ( the higher up the better the view).

If you're planning to stay for a longer period, contact the place directly, as they might give you a better deal.

We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. They have a breezy restaurant by the beach with nice views of Aow Leuk beach and the sea. The food was tasty, the fruit shakes were delicious and the prices budget friendly. Nothing much is going on after the restaurant closes, however, but it's just a 10 minute motorbike ride from Mae Haad. The road is steep and curvy in places but most of it is paved, and there's dirt tracks the last bit to the beach. This is the perfect place to come if you'd like some peace and quiet in idyllic surroundings.

Room Tip: All the bungalows have sea views, but the bungalows on top of the hill has the best views.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Korimako_B
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Reviewed 16 May 2013

We had a very pleasant stay at this resort and during 3 nights we found hardly anything to complain about.
Our bungalow (No. 2) had an awesome view over Aow Leuk Bay. The hut itself looked rather new, with large glass fronts to the balcony, curtains and wooden interior. Almost romantic. Apart from that everything was kept simple: only fans available, no ac, cold water only, no soap, manuel toilet flush, no mosquitonets in the bathroom 'windows' and when walking by one could look easily into the bathroom. I've never had a shower with such a view before, however ;-) We paid 800 B per night (low season) which was more than fair, the normal price would have been 1200 - still ok, but one has to keep in mind that it's rather the view one is paying for, not the facilities.

Only 'real' problem: no laundry service at the beach.

The restaurant had WiFi, which also reached up to our balcony.

For us, it was more than ok and the view made up for the little lacks. The service was nice (sometimes minor language problems occured), we enjoyed the remote location of the bay, snorkeling was fun and we could even rent a kayak. We were a little worried about the food situation at the beginning, but after we've had lunch at Aow Leuk 2 for the first time, we didn't even feel the need to try the only other option at the beach.

The angry man was nowhere to be seen, so we can't say anything about that. The family and the old lady, which probably was the angry man's wife, were really nice.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Zusia
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

We stayed at Aow Luek II for 3 nights. It was an absolutely beautiful bay with very clear aqua water. The reefs on either side were great snorkeling. Most of the sand was made up of little rocks, which was fine to lay on with a towel, did have some nice soft sand near the water. Very secluded beach not many people at all! Had snorkel gear and kayaks you could rent. It really felt like were were in a private beach - only 2 hotels and they are both small!

The rooms were up on the cliff top, so you got a great view! There are very rustic and natural - no a.c. only a fan, no hot water but the tanks heat up from the sun each day - this wasn't a problem. Beds were comfortable and the patio with hammock was absolutely amazing - spend a lot of time out there!!

The restaurant was great. The food was very good, some of the best Thai food we've had! The smoothies were amazing!!

I thought the staff was very kind and friendly. Had no problems what so ever.

***Note: This is not the place for you if you don't like: seclusion (one ride into town a day from the hotel - unless you have your own transportation), nature (there are lizards and bugs and yes they can get into your room), basic accommodations (no a.c. no t.v. - just the ocean to enjoy and books!)

**Note: This is a private beach - so no outside food & drink can be brought in.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Beth D
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Reviewed 12 March 2013

Visting Koh Tao off season we expected it to still be quite busy. But Ao Leuk bay was like a haven! Hardly anyone staying in the bay itself - maybe 14 people at the most - and not that many visitors during the day. Most of the folks visiting the island seemed more interested in scuba, so we were left to enjoy this gorgeous bay with just a handful of people and great staff.
Ate in the restaurant on the left side of the beach every night - great food, really cheap, lovely view and very pleasant owners.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 34/4 Moo 3 Box 36 | Koh Tao, Surat Thani 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Surat Thani
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Ranked #44 of 111 Speciality Lodging in Surat Thani
Number of rooms: 14
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Aow Leuk II Thailand/Surat Thani

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