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“Nice food, Grumpy Staff, Expensive Rooms.”

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Blue Wind Bakery and Resort
Ranked #38 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Nice food, Grumpy Staff, Expensive Rooms.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

We arrived on Koh Tao a few days ahead of our dive course and went to Blue Wind to book a room, perhaps on recommendation of LP... It was expensive for what it was, but due to the amount of people diving even when it is not peak season they can afford to be expensive. Our room despite being only a stones throw from the sea was disappointing, dark and uninspiring. Lots of bugs can get in, staff are unhelpful and it smelt bad!
We then moved to silver sands, which was much nicer!
However...I would say this, pop back for food! Reasonable price, lovely location and tasty!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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    2 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2011

Koh Tao has a limited range of accommodation and I would not reccommend Blue Wind resort. Like many others on here, we had several enormous cockroaches in our room. I know they are to be expected in a hot country but the way these huts have been shoddily erected obviously allows for several entry points for bugs. A huge cockroach crawled over my friends arm during the night and a poor night's sleep followed. Thank god we had only booked one night. We were ready to leave the island by the morning!

Beach hut makes it sound idyliic. It was not. Set back from the beach with basic facilities, this place offered poor value for money.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Frankfurt, Germany
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2011

Lovely location. In fact I enjoyed my stay but only because I really wanted to make the most of my time on Koh Tao. The price you pay will reflect the room you get & I have no issue with that. However, the bakery staff are a level of rudeness beyond what is acceptable anywhere. When I spoke with the manager he replied that the staff were not Thai & that they knew the issue. So why not deal with it. But overall, so long as you eat elsewhere, even though the food is great & expect what you pay for in terms of accomodation you should have an OK stay.

  • Stayed July 2011
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2011

I would never advise anybody to stay here, I understand that you get the quality of service you pay for, we were on a budget, therefore 700 Baht for three nights in a hut on the beach sounded great, however, sleeping one night in our room could probably make you ill. Dead cockroaches lived on the bathroom floor, the toilet roll provided was soaked therefore we had to buy our own. The room was roasting, fans were provided but they were very old and VERY loud like an engine; nothing which you could sleep through.
Compared to bed time, these were only minor problems. The bedsheets, pillowcases and towels were dirty and were INFESTED with bugs. Beetles, ants and other visible bedbugs were crawling all over the bed whilst I was in it, and the mosquito nets were absolutely crawling. After an hour in the room, we could no longer bear the bugs, the noise of the fan or the foul smell. There were no other hotels open in the area at this hour and reception was closed, therefore we had to sleep rough on a beach for the night, as this was a more hygienic and bearable experience than staying in our hut. AKA 'bug shack'.
After a rough nights sleep, which could be considered dangerous for three 20 year old girls, we reported to reception first thing in the morning and demanded our money back. Surprisingly the management were co operative and granted our money back, however they demanded 300 Baht for the first nights stay. (even though we never stayed)
I cannot believe this standard of accommodation is available for the public, I would definitely avoid staying here, even if on a budget. Also no toilet flush, no hot water. and no way to lock our door from the inside which is very unsafe. We ended up moving on to Sunset Buri resort, a couple of minutes away which was great with a beautiful view of Sairee Beach!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2011

Not sure why Lonely Planet touts this place so high....our experience was below average. The room we got was 800 baht and was a dungeon. It was not a bungalow it was a bottom unit in a 4 unit building...smelled like mold. The bed was from like 1970 and was pure metal coil with no support...worst bed I've ever slept in. Room was not particularly clean or nice looking....it had a tv which was nice, but the place itself was depressing. We stayed 1 night and left....went to the southern end of suyree beach and stayed at in touch resort for the same price and in a much nicer option. This location isn't great either...yes it is on the beach, but this section of beach is not very pretty...the southern end (closer to the pier) by bans beach resort is MUCH better. And much more options down there at good price points.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Blue Wind Bakery and Resort
Address: 14/2 Moo 1, Haad Sairee, Koh Tao, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
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Ranked #38 of 49 Hotels in Koh Tao
Number of rooms: 327
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