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11 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog

Whilst staying at this resort I heard th...

5
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Reviewed 11th May 2006

"Whilst staying at this resort I heard that it had made the Conde Nast Hot List for 2006.... and it is very clear to see why. This is a perfect paradise for lovers and singles seeking a place to hideaway and pamper themselves. The resort offers the 'freedom to relax' and it is not so much the amazing rooms and tranquil environment, but more so the essence of heart which seems to infuse the great space it has. This heart comes from the remarkable staff, the owners of the hotel and is tied up in all the thoughtful extras and hidden comforts that you don't see in other resorts. Here the concept is that the whole resort belongs to you and you can choose to use it as you wish. If you want a private, romantic dinner for two on the beach or by the pool, you just need to ask... use your imagination and this place will do all it can to see your dream come true. If you want to go for a bike-ride, take a bike, it's yours for the time you are here... as are the books and the DVD collection and the computers in the library... this is your luxury home. There is a great soul residing here. The place was built not once but twice following the Tsunami of Dec 2004 and yet you wouldn't know it except for the special hearts of those who are proud to serve the hotel and its guests. Names on the doors of each room are dedicated to those staff which gives the feelings they are family and you are being welcomed into it. Each Tuesday the owners host a cocktail party to meet their guests and share their vision and gratitude. The central restaurant area turns into a meeting place of friends with the rooms are superbly positioned on the circumference of the resort to give you privacy. The rooms are simply stunning. It's in the smell of the fluffy white towels and the dreamy pillows and the flower bowl-bath for two. They thought of everything; Moet is chilled and on-hand in anticipation of that special event, and there's salmon and camembert and other delectables in the fridge... 'At home' rather than mini-bar. The Spa is exceptional, everything about the place coaxes you gently into the present moment where all worries and stresses are left behind. No stone was left unturned in it's design, it's pure extravagance. I have never received a more skilled massage nor one that was given with as much genuine care. The resort sets a different standard for luxury hotels and I doubt I will ever choose a brand-named hotel again. you cannot manufacture this quality, this heart."

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  • Travel date: 11th May 2006

Hotel with a heart

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed 29th December 2012

"Whilst staying at this resort I heard that it had made the Conde Nast Hot List for 2006.... and it is very clear to see why. This is a perfect paradise for lovers and singles seeking a place to hideaway and pamper themselves. The resort offers the 'freedom to relax' and it is not so much the amazing rooms and tranquil environment, but more so the essence of heart which seems to infuse the great space it has. This heart comes from the remarkable staff, the owners of the hotel and is tied up in all the thoughtful extras and hidden comforts that you don't see in other resorts. Here the concept is that the whole resort belongs to you and you can choose to use it as you wish. If you want a private, romancic dinner for two on the beach or by the pool, you just need to ask... use your imagination and this place will do all it can to see your dream come true. If you want to go for a bike-ride, take a bike, it's yours for the time you are here... as are the books and the DVD collection and the computers in the library... this is your luxury home. There is a great soul residing here. The place was built not once but twice following the Tsunami of Dec 2004 and yet you wouldn't know it except for the special hearts of those who are proud to serve the hotel and its guests. Names on the doors of each room are dedicated to those staff which gives the feelings they are family and you are being welcomed into it. Each Tuesday the owners host a cocktail party to meet their guests and share their vision and gratitude. The central restaurant area turns into a meeting place of friends with the rooms are superbly positioned on the circumference of the resort to give you privacy. The rooms are simply stunning. It's in the smell of the fluffy white towels and the dreamy pillows and the flower bowl-bath for two. They thought of everything; Moet is chilled and on-hand in anticipation of that special event, and there's salmon and camembert and other delectables in the fridge... 'at home' rather than mini-bar. The Spa is exceptional, everything about the place coaxes you gently into the present moment where all worries and stresses are left behind. No stone was left unturned in it's design, it's pure extravagance. I have never received a more skilled massage nor one that was given with as much genuine care. The resort sets a different standard for luxury hotels and I doubt I will ever choose a brand-named hotel again... you cannot manufacture this quality, this heart."

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  • Travel date: 3rd May 2006

Service, service, service

4
Good
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Reviewed 27th December 2012

"We stayed at the Sarojin for only 3 days at the end of our holiday, partly to see how the area is recovering and give a little support after the tsunami. First impressions on arrival in the car were slightely disappointing as everything appeared a little low key and understated. After checking in it became apparent that this was in fact one of its many strengths. With a little time we saw that the details speak the loudest and we were smitten. The rooms are VERY nice and a treat just to spend time in. The Service is simply perfect. The staff are 100% courteous, helpful and eager yet unobtrusive. It was absolutely refreshing and a credit to the owners and staff themselves. Helen has always been a sucker for good service but I have never really agreed, until now. Being short of time we could only squeeze in a half day excursion, elephant trekking and bamboo rafting, and were really impressed. You are taken in your own hotel 4x4 to your departure points and are not part of a group (rafting would have been way better in a wetter season though). Excellent service is again the clincher with cold towels, drinks and fresh snacks also provided This place is designed for relaxation. It is a great combination of luxury and informality. We wish we had stayed for longer and in fact tried to but our flights were not flexible. Biggest regret is not having chance to do more excursions. Oawthong Beach Restaurant next door does good food at tiny prices."

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  • Travel date: 28th April 2006

Unbiased review

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed 28th December 2012

"We had high expectations of The Sarojin due to reviews on this site.The reality was even better and we are familiar with the finest Thailand has to offer.Rather than spoil surprises for first time guests let's just say the staff,accommodation,f&b and overall ambience are of the highest order whilst prices generally are not.Spa treatments are priced in line with other resorts but the quality is high and time allowance generous. Management is proactive and highly responsive to guest feedback. On the downside there are no twin-bedded rooms and there's nothing else in the immediate area but if you desire sophisticated quietude and serious pampering try The Sarojin.You'll be pleased you did."

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  • Travel date: 28th April 2006

Best vacation ever

5
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Reviewed 30th December 2012

"We stayed at the hotel for a couple of days, but it felt that much longer. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and attentive, yet discreet and staying in the background. The suite on the upper floor took our breath away. The setting of the spacey rooms as well as the clear lines of the architecture was much to our liking, and we found a couple of ideas how a place of our own could look like, including a large Jacuzzi on the terrace, large shower area with loose stones, a decent bath tub ... There were neighbors, but we hardly ever heard them. You feel pretty much on your own, and privacy is to be found in large quantities here. A rare thing, but there was no nerve wrecking music, no silly animation program, no loud jet skis, no noisy bar to be heard. What a relish for stressed out people! The food was absolutely delicious. There was a buffet on two nights, once Thai, once a mix of Chinese, Japanese and Malaysian, and it was definitely superb. You hardly can stop eating; it’s just too good! We booked Spa sessions on a daily basis. The treatment rooms are set apart in little huts, and as there are two beds, it is ideal for couples who wish to have their special oil massage, herbal scrubs or facial treatments at the same time. The whole area is very well thought through, and you could spend hours on end without having the feeling of being bored or of overdoing it. It was relaxation in its purest form. The pool was another item we much enjoyed. The sun beds were put apart, slightly elevated, and there were three lodge-like islands in the pool itself. Even when most of the places were taken up, you did not have the feeling of being overcrowded or too close. Cool drinking water was provided on a regular basis without having to ask for it, and the drinks brought from the bar were surprisingly decent, slightly on the sweet side, but they can stand up to any comparison with well known in-places of big cities. When we took a stroll at the beach and an unexpected warm summer shower hit the area, the pool staff brought our belongings into the dry, cameras and all. That was truly appreciated. The beach was awesome and quite deserted. You can walk for hours and not meet a soul. The sand is soft, but I think a lot of it was washed away when the Tsunami hit the beaches. The Sarojin indeed is a boutique hotel. The flower ponds add much to the peaceful atmosphere, and the ficus restaurant where breakfast and dinners are served was actually built beyond a huge tree. The architect even changed the roof to make room for the old tree’s branches. Looks fantastic at night when the lighting is on. Overall we both thought this was the nicest vacation we ever spent so far. We can highly recommend this place!"

Holiday details

  • Travel date: 28th April 2006

The Sarojin A Luxury Retreat

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed 28th December 2012

"We stayed at the Sarojin for a week at the end of March. We had been staying at Racha Island and were met from the ferry by the Sarojin 4x4 car. The driver was very friendly and stopped to show us some sights in Phuket on our way up to Khao Lak. We were given cold drinks and towels and even asked if we would like to chose a CD. We arrived at the hotel and were given some local flowers and a cold drink. We checked- in, in the lobby and then were taken to our room. We had booked a Sarojin Suite which was beautiful and very spacious. I had requested sea view which we had. The bathroom was amazing with a huge bath and a rain shower. The bedroom was spacious and the balcony had sunloungers and table and chairs. The jacuzzi on the balcony was a bit of a let down as by the afternoon it was too hot to sit in and it was not a jacuzzi just a tub with perpetually running water. We had 2 TVs with a very good assortment of english language programmes, a DVD and CD player. There are two restaurants a Thai one by the beach and the main restaurant which served a varied menu and breakfast. The food at the thai restaurant was very good with lovely presentation but the helpings were slightly on the small side and the food was not as spicy as we like it. Breakfast was a la carte and proved to be quite amusing as there seemed to be a lack of management and we never had a breakfast without something being forgotten. The beach was lovely and we regularly used the beach restaurant next door which was so cheap. There were about 6 dogs but they were owned by the owners of the beach restaurants and did not disturb us at all. The hotel ran a shuttle bus to Khao Lak about 20 minutes away. This was useful as we were able to stock up at the supermarket and sample the local restaurants. The hotel organised trips. We went to Khao Sok Park and had a canoe trip and elephant ride. Our guide Kik was very knowledgeable and it felt quite surreal having a fully laid table and lovely food in the middle of the park. It was a lovely day out but very expensive! The best food at the hotel was the room service for which there was no extra charge and a large menu to chose from. We had breakfast on our balcony as well which was lovely. The ambience of the hotel was very relaxed and friendly and the staff were lovely and very helpful and always cheerful."

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  • Travel date: 24th April 2006

7 Days not long enough

5
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Reviewed 29th December 2012

"We stayed at The Sarojin for 7 days in March. We should have stayed for10!! Firstly all the staff were fantastic - they could not have been more helpful or accommodating. The location is very nice on a long beach, the water can be a bit cloudy but it is seems clean and we swam in the sea most of the time. The resort itself if very nice and will be stunning when the garden matures. We felt the food was very good and reasonably priced for a 5 star resort. We also ate at the resturant next door - on the beach - can't remember the name, but it was very cheap and nice. The town of Khao Lak is pretty quiet but does have some nice places to eat. The trip on the Lady Sarojin was fantastic and highly recommended. Also the beach BBQ is not to be missed. We stayed in a pool villa but if you can't justify the extra the garden villas are also lovely. I would not bother with the suites as they are upstairs and do not have a garden to sit in and I think that it would be extremely hot on the terrace. Overall an absolutely fantastic experience."

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  • Travel date: 23rd April 2006

Luxury chill out

3
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Reviewed 5th December 2012

"Firstly let me congratulate the hotel and staff. It really is a wonderful place to take time off. The staff are a credit to the hotel. Highlights included the BBQ night and the Boat trip, I would recommend these to all your future guests. If you want to be pampered, taken care of and really relax, this is the place for you. The rooms are fantastic."

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  • Travel date: 4th April 2006

The Sarojin = The best!

5
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Reviewed 30th December 2012

"24 hours travelling, hot curry in your lap on the aircraft and no cases arriving with you! We needed something special to put all that right and we had it - The Sarojin. Things instantly improved when we were greeted by a charming hotel driver in a luxurious car, who pampered us with cold towels and drinks en route to Khao Lak. It is hard to believe that this area had been devastated by the Tsunami just over a year before. The recovery and rebuilding that has happened pays tribute to the resilience of these beautiful people. Our reception at The Sarojin set the benchmark for the rest of our stay. It was warm, smiling,concerned and efficient. We had reserved a pool residence and were delighted to find that the pool was a good size in which you could swim a few strokes. The room was superb. A huge bed, two types of pillows, snacks, water and fresh fruit changed daily. The bathroom was amazing in its design and size. You have to see it! Incredible how mature the grounds are after such a short time. The main pool is a delight. The spa is an area of tranquility where concern for your well being rules. The beach is just fantastic - long, white and gently sloping to the clear, warm sea. The food is superlative and presented in the most beautiful fashion. The Thai buffet on Sunday nights is not to be missed. Almost endless dishes of the most wonderful flavours. The staff are fantastic. They are warm, always smiling, learn your name very quickly, are eager to please, are well trained and just a pleasure to have around. The Sarojin is a very special place and we applaud the owners not only for what they have done to create the hotel but for their continued support of the local area and the fishermen in particular who have suffered so badly."

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  • Travel date: 26th March 2006

5* Paradies

5
Brilliant
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Reviewed 5th December 2012

"We spent 15 nights in this excellent hotel and really enjoyed our stay. The Saojin is very well located on a beautiful beach near the village of Khao Lak. Nice buldings and rooms (we had a garden-residence), very well and elegant decorated and furnished. The service is very obliging, the staff very friendly and the food excellent. Especially the thai-buffet that will be arranged once a week around the pool is extraordinary and should not be missed. The Sarojin is a very private place for all those guests who estimate an exceptional service. At the Sarojin the word "guest" has a new definition!"

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  • Travel date: 26th March 2006

Treat yourself to The Sarojin!

3
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Reviewed 27th December 2012

"We spent 5 nights at The Sarojin in early March. We think it is a beautiful resort and for a luxury holiday in peaceful surroundings it would be hard to beat. There is little or no sign of the devastation wreaked in this area by the Tsunami and the Thai people are desperate for tourists to return in numbers. (The Sarojin was half full during our visit). If you want to be pampered by delightful staff in a small exclusive resort we suggest you go before too long! Clive and Barbara Hilton"

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  • Travel date: 21st March 2006

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