Koh Samet, Rayong 21160
Location:Koh Samet, Saikaew Beach
|Summary of 156 reviews :||
Saikaew Beach Resort has overall 152 rooms ranging from; Deluxe Room is mostly tranquility section, cottage is basically on sandy beach with collection of rock formations to Beach Front Villa’s part sprawls along the main bathing beach.
Room facilities all fully furnished, such as Satellite Color Television, Electronic Kettle with coffee & tea making amenities, Hair dryer, Electronic safety box etc… guests will finding an activity while staying at resort, nevertheless, management and staff alike provides utmost personal care and attention towards all guests. Here we are located in idyllically situated on two adjoining beachfronts on the north-east coast of Koh Samet (Samet Island), Rayong provide, renowned for its pristine sandy beaches. Approximately 2.5 hours by transport from Bangkok to Rayong,
Sai Keow Beach Resort, part of a small group that call themselves Samed Resorts and including certainly the best resorts on Koh Samet, is a huge place, roughly divided in 3 areas and with access to 2 very different beaches and 3 swimming pools. The resort is divided in the old or original style cottages, possibly when the resort opened for the first time, a new area built around a nice pool and bar, and even a better area called Premier Seaside with an infinity pool overlooking the main beach - take your pick! Personally I did not like the main beach, if you are here to relax this is like being in a constant noise and market place all the time (and specially during w/ends when it is even worse!); however if you like beach activities the this is the place for you, the main beach has got the resoort name Sai Keow Beach. I like very much staying in the old style but perfectly nice, and possibly better, cottages overlooking a much smaller beach called Pineapple Beach, but much better, quiet and really picture perfect; the cottages have also their own private patio with your own tree and swinging chair, as well as nice even if in need of some maintenance, large shower, and perfect bed; in this area of the resort also you have a lot of birds so is also nice from this point of view. Of the 3 pools definitely the best one is the infinity one located in the Premier Seaside area, even if the one located in the new built area, which has as well a pool bar is nice; there s a third pool towards the old side of the resort (near Pineapple Beach) which seems rarely used, so if you are looking for peace and quiet at the pool this is the one... Breakfast is served on the main and only restaurant overlooking the main beach (at least in the morning is quiet!), the usual stuff of various cuisines even if the egg counter should be improved, for example avoid to serve pre-cooked fried eggs. Sai Keow Resort is obviously it is trying hard to move away from the 3*** and move on to the 4**** classification - personnel is much better than at a 3*** of a similar size, they greet you all the time and are really helpful if you need something; unfortunately even if staff is extremely important in a resort of this size other things matters as well, one that come to mind is the disposal of rubbish, which sometime you can smell it rotten - but I suppose this is a major problem with Koh Samet itself... I would recommend the Sai Keow Beach Resort, however I would not recommend the main beach so the choice is yours!
The whole booking process was fine and went smoothly - good!
4 nights at the sai Kaew beach resort. We had a lovely time, very nice hotel, helpful staff, great location. Only down side was it is a bit expensive, you can get the same quality hotels in Phuket , koh samui or koh Chang for a lot less money!
A bit disappointed this time ! We reserved 3 rooms on the seaside view part. Before our arrival I sent them two mails to reserve a room on the ground floor as I had broken my foot a few weeks before ; No answer ! Arrival : None of the rooms had a sea view !!! We were given the rooms around 4 pm, a bit late ! In one of the rooms we couldn t use the terrace, no cushions, nothing ! Once we had our room cleaned at 5 pm... The staff at the bar and restaurant not very efficient, nice but not well trained ! When check out I had to wait for 45 mn, almost missed the shuttle boat...
The booking service was good, no problem
If you have a beach hut you will need mosquito repellant, had masses of bites. Only minus was the bar, modern American style you had to dress to use it and restaurant, hardly used by guests when I stayed
Nice hotell with very nice premium rooms. The iland is not as peacefull as we thought.
No problem at all.
I like they have free internet in the hotel and the rooms. Nice personal and the good by dinner
Wow!! What a great hotel and location, staff were amazing, and all the servivces were outstanding!! We stayed in The premier Seaside part which was only 20 meters from the beach. I loved the way the GM of the resort was visable to all the guests and wishing us all a safe trip on our depature, as we stayed for a week we also recieved a complamently dinner on our last night, and the band even decicated us a song, made us feel very special. 10 out 0f 10 for customer service and cleaning of the room. We cant wait to go back
The staff were amazing especially Sally, who buy standards worked far too long hours almost in humane. We loved the room which we had to upgrade to and pay extra, and to call the bungalows deluxe was a joke we had to move back to the room I originally booked which I thought was the premier room was terrible and very low end of the market. We got bitten terrible and left a day early.and lost the last day as the hotel does not refund so anyone booking beware!
Not brilliant now I m back home and look at the whole picture. The booking facilities were excellent for responding extremely quickly.. But I thought Imwas booking direct with the hotel and I actually wasn t .
Staff and facilities are very/extremely children friendly, so we would defenitely recommend this hotel for families :-)
Sawadee was 30% cheaper than hotels.com for the same hotel and room! I will defenitely use them next time when I go to Thailand.
I love this resort. If I return to Koh Samed I ll only stay here. We were upgraded to a gorgeous villa which was amazing. Being a single mum with two kids I never could have afforded this. We really appreciated it. Friendly staff, great food, nice beach. Thank you Saikaew Beach Resort.
User friendly. Felt safe after bad experience with other online booking service.
Overall a great experience. A little bit expensive but probably worth it. Very efficient experience for check in (not used to this in Thailand). Check in at the pier and they take your bags and pretty much walk you through to the boat and onto a taxi the other side. I had heard some bad press about their bungalows. I did see some old ones but it seemed that we were put into some newer ones that had just been renovated. Not bad. The entire resort is very well kept and the restaurant area on the main beach seems very new. I was told the food and the service in the hotel restaurant was not so great but I actually found both to be excellent. Overall my stay was excellent and I would stay here again.
What a beautiful resort on the Saikaew beach. No word to say about this resort. Hardly recommended. The best thing there was the food was amazing. excelent breakfast. Super pasta and great salad dishes. Best location for dinning and party. and even for family. Thanks to all staff. We really had a great time. We will return there again for my next trip.
|Sai Kaew Beach Resort is undergoing a splendid transformation!
60 Superior Deluxe (Premier) Pool facing rooms with over 45 Sq.m., large
terraces or balconies on upper floor, king-size beds or large twin beds
with luxury beddings assure maximum comfort are selling now with great
- Located on a quiet, scenic, sandy beach among clusters of rock formations.
- 35 Rooms
- Located in clusters in the center of the resort, and are set around a magnificent swimming pool and a pool bar.
- Located along the main bathing beach, which is lively, fun and bustling with activities.
|Pool Side Villa
- 6 Rooms
|Beach Front Villa
- 2 Rooms
|Pool Bar||Sunbed||Beach Chair|
Specializing in Italian fare. offering a wide range of breads, pastries, sandwiches, quiches - pizza and a variety of meals.
Open from 8.00 - 20.00 hrs.
|The Zea Restaurant: Which serves Thai and international cuisine.||La Luna:
Serving breakfast, light meals, European specialties and fine The cuisine.
Open from 7.00 - 23.00 hrs.
|Meeting||Fitness Center||Gift Shop|
|Hotel Pire - Seree Ban Phe Pier||Shuttle bus - Seree Ban Phe Pier||Shuttle Boat Service|
|Shuttle Boat Schedule:
Hotel Pier name: Seree Ban Phe Pier
Boat type: Shuttle Boat (Big Boat)
|The best of both worlds - idyllically situated on two adjoining beachfronts on the north-east coast of Koh Samet (Samet Island), renowned for its pristine sandy beaches.
The deluxe rooms and deluxe cottages face the smaller, quieter beach while the premier sea view accommodations are on the livelier main beachfront. Only 2 1/2 hors by road from Bangkok to Rayong,
or one hour from the lively resort town of Pattaya, followed by a short sea crossing in our shuttle boat.
Shuttle boats with life jackets depart from Seree Ban Phe pier and Na - Nai Pier daily, chargeable at Baht 250.-net per person per way
From Seree Pier (Ban Phe, Rayong) : 11:00, 13:30, 16:00 hrs.
From Na - Nai Pier (Koh Samed) : 10:00, 12:30, 15:00, 17:00 hrs.
Private Speedboat Transfer: The fare is THB 2,000 per trip per boat, taking about 15 minutes each way. For safety reason, a maximum of 6 passengers is allowed on board.