This beautifully furnished hotel in traditional southern Thai style is located on the east side of the island; between Chaweng and Lamai beaches. It enjoys an ideal setting surrounded by tropical gardens, where guests can relax and enjoy the stunning sea views. The centre of the city can easily be reached on foot or by public transport as well.
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We booked The Jacuzzi Suite because the tub and beautiful view but big mistake. 1st night we hardly slept because LOUD cars & scooters passing by often on the street right next to the building. The bathroom window and door has many gaps that could not be closed, so loud road noises and mosquitoes just keep coming into the room, a very bad design in an outdated building and dirty tub.
We requested and moved to a Bungalow asap the next morning...
The difference between the two rooms were night and day! Yes, got only half of the space but much newer, much quieter with nice view too. We enjoyed our snorkeling just a few steps to the private beach, saw some big colorful fishes.
Breakfast buffet were basic and the same food everyday. The staffs at the breakfast were below average, too busy chitchat, and the chief took a long time just to make a few pancakes when there’s no other customer but us at the time.
There’s no outside restaurant or massage within walking distance. No free Tuk Tuk from the hotel. So you will have to rent a car/scooter, or paying the high price of taxi for anything outside the hotel.
On the scale from 1 to 5: Location 4 - beautiful peaceful place, but need a taxi to get to the neatest village for food, massages etc. We walked a few times(around 4 km along the road) doable but not every day.
Hotel grounds 4.5 - nice garderns, pools, very private, not many people around, quiet by the pool, lovely beach.
Restaurant 4 - decent breakfast, breakfast staff was quite good, dinner average, dinner staff so-so
Room 2 - we had delux with seaview room, I would not recommend this room type. Right on the road, very noisy, nasty smell, dirty windows...
If you decide to stay in this hotel choose beachfront villa, otherwise get a standard room, delux seaview is not worth it.
Hotel management 0 - non existent, we asked to speak to the manager about moving rooms, were offered an extremely expensive upgrade by reception staff. The manager never appeared, he/she is basically is hiding from guests. All our complains about the dirty windows and foul smell remained unanswered. On the last day of our stay electricity was off for around 15 hours. We received a letter from the "management" with the offer to spend 1200 bat on hotel F&B, but the reception staff refused to honour their own offer. Again coincidentally the manager was not around...
Conclusion: lovely spot, lovely grounds, extremely poor management.
We will most likely not stay there again. We go to Thailand every year and there many other lovely places where we feel much more welcome than we did at Coral Cliff.
Suites recommended. 2. Food quality 7/10 3. Clean washroom but lacks basic sanitary stuff.
It is hard to say anything negative about this resort because the view and the infinity pool is just so beautiful. However I would not recommend for anyone not wanting to eat in the hotel everyday or that wants to be anywhere central. The resort is between Lamai and Chaweng but has nothing around it so requires a taxi trip to anywhere outside of the hotel and there is no free shuttle (does provide a shuttle but is extremely expensive)...
Taxi’s (even the tuk tuks) are quite expensive and take serious haggling to get them down in price. This made our stay at this hotel a lot more expensive than it should have been.
The hotel restaurant is lovely and has nice food (we only ate there once) but is quite expensive especially when they add a 17% tax that we did not encounter anywhere else. However there is a lovely little restaurant/bar down on the small cove beach which is very reasonably priced, we ate there most nights.
The rooms themselves are lovely. We were given an upgrade to their new rooms which was lovely. The room was spacious and very modern, light and bright. Our only issue with the room was the shower which had very little pressure and ran cold or boiling with no inbetween.
The resort itself is beautiful and the infinity pool and view across the ocean is spectacular so if you are looking for a stunning resort vacation and are happy to eat in the restaurant everyday than I definitely recommend this place plus the staff are lovely.
However if you prefer somewhere you can be within walking distance to restaurants and shops etc than this place may not be ideal.
A free shuttle to Chaweng or Lamai would make a world of difference.
Firstly we got our rooms upgraded, which was in itself fantastic. The rooms were spacious, tidy and have a nice view of the ocean from the balcony.
The breakfast was great, and the pool area was amazing. With an infinity pool overlooking the beach and plenty of places to lounge around it was perfect for spending time in between trips out and about.
The location is great in between Lamai and Chaweng so it's easy to get around by scooter or taxi.
Felt so relaxed after staying here.