The Sarojin5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We visited the hotel mid November for 10 nights of sheer luxury and calm. The hotel is situated on a beautiful beach with seats available for guests, attentive staff providing iced water, smoothing down towels and bringing slices of fresh fruit to your lounger. Nothing seemed too much trouble. The rooms are lovely, choices of pillows, plenty of drinking water, toiletries, towels and robes. I cannot find fault with the hotel. The breakfast is the best I've ever had. Sitting overlooking the lake area in peace and tranquility. The vast menu would provide even the fussiest of eaters something delicious. Beautifully presented - I recommend the sweetcorn fritters and the pancakes. Pastries by the basket load and even sparkling wine - yes at breakfast. Food in the hotel restaurants, although more expensive than local restaurants, is exceptionally good. The little snacks are really yummy. We particularly enjoyed the beach Thai bbq nights and the lobster nights (in spite of a torrential downpour which just added to the adventure. If you go to the Sarojin do the cookery course. A chef escorts you to a local market and explains all the different herbs, spices etc. On return you are set up on a little jetty with burners to enjoy cooking a menu of your choice. Brilliant fun. We also went on the private tour of James Bond Island, with Kayak ride through mangroves, visit to sea gypsy village and lunch. After which we went to the monkey temple. All accompanied by a guide and a cool box of drinks of your choice. Can't wait to return!
Stayed xmas and new year, and overall gets an excellent, as fabulously attentive staff, great room with pebble effect shower and dinasaur egg bath, secluded grounds and outstanding trips. The "just for two" trips are expensive but worth every penny, as they really do try to make sure you feel special and enjoy a unique experience - even down to taking linen tablecloths for lunch! The long tail boat sea fishing was a particular highlight, and due to our expert skills (!) yielded 3kg of fish the hotel later cooked for us to scoff. The pool is massive with good service, and, although the beach frontage itself is quite small, it opens onto 26km of almost deserted beach you can walk, pausing at the numerous bars and resaurants ( many of which have an attached Thai massage for the weary) on the way. (OK we didn't manage to quite walk it all, but it is a huge expanse). Breakfast is an excellent, all day, al la carte pleaure, and both restuarants are reasonable value, with a fair but expensive wine list. The set piece special dinners are lavishly staged and lit, and heavily attended by non residents, so as we arrived late on xmas eve there was no Turkey left on. However, we enjoyed the lobster BBQ and although we couldn't attend the new years eve event, as we had to leave early the next morning, can confirm that festivities did indeed continue to 2pm! Overall a fabulous relaxing end to our trip to Thailand, and only negative, possibly because of the time of travel, is that the Sarojin do seem to overpromote and underdeliver on their set piece dinners.
Absolutely beautiful location , fabulous rooms , amazing staff , fantastic food , service that is just out of this world , nothing is too much trouble for this place. Glorious grounds with a super pool , we ate in both restaurants for evening meals and could not fault the food. Breakfasts are amazing and the complimentary sparkling wine or if you prefer Buck's Fizz is a really nice extra. My husband is a bird watcher and the grounds plus the surrounding area are perfect for this. The shuttle car / van to Khao Lak runs frequently and we used this a couple of times , we also ate in the restaurants ( Smile & White sands ) next door on the beach. We could not fault this hotel and hope to return . Buy the book about the history of the place and get the staff to add their names to it , a lovely souvenir to take home.
Having been to the JW Marriott one year before because the Sarojin was full we were very much looking forward to our stay this time since we prefer small boutique hotels rather than large ones. In retrospect however I have to say that I am not sure if would go to Sarojin again given the price difference. Pros on Sarojin - Amazing service, the staff is very nice and attentive (Sky and Aoi at the restaurant, Peak at the beach, Zel from reception - all of them made our stay so much better, thank you!) - Only 50 rooms - No people "reserving" beach beds, there is always a beach bed - Very nice beach bar with happy hour - Very good Thai restaurant although a bit pricy - Excellent wifi connection even at the beach - A la carte breakfast so no rush of people to order eggs etc + freshly pressed juice Cons - Very little privacy in the room: no door to the bathroom - The Garden rooms get very humid due to the open shower - this design should only be possible in an open room but not with a ceiling - Lack of care of the garden area and attention to details (e.g. dirty sheets --> see photo) - Nearby beach restaurant not as good as in the Marriott area - Not possible to have breakfast by the beach
We spent 6 nights here, just before Xmas. One of the most relaxing hotels we have stayed in. Everything was beautifully done, staff were lovely and the ambience of the hotel and grounds, as well as the quiet beach, all made for a lovely stay. The breakfasts were wonderful - available most of the day, again making for a relaxing experience - no rush for any buffet. Food was on expensive side, not unusual for such a quality hotel, but was good quality and brilliantly presented. Would recommend for couples looking for a relaxing break - or anyone needing some rest and a sense of really being looked after.
The Sarojin is one of the best hotels I ever stayed. We stayed in a pool villa with a little own private pool. The service is outstanding. Especially breakfast is to point out. No buffet but personal service and no time limit up to 3pm. The beach is very nice and deck chairs are offered for free. Further, the restaurants in the resorts are highly recommended as they offer perfect food at a reasonable price. Also the tours they offer are perfect. A little more expensive than you get them in town but with brilliant personal service. We booked a boat trip and a tour to ,James Bond Island’ and both trips were outstanding. But one detail I have to criticize. In the rooms the toilet door is made by glass and can’t be really closed. Further, the toilet is open on one side to the shower area. There is no privacy in the room when one is using the toilet. I know that many interior designers find their self realization in that design but no one has to follow every trend... The rest of the room design is simply perfect and ,wow’...
We chose to enjoy Christmas Eve dinner at this hotel and were not disappointed. From the minute we arrived to the moment we left, the staff were exceptional. The setting for the dinner around the pool which had been transformed by lights and candles was exquisite. The choice and standard of food was superb with a huge amount of salads and dips and local delicacies, then blue crab and lobster followed by beef, lamb, turkey all beautifully cooked. We had to move after the starter because of a man who chose to blow his cigar smoke over our table but the staff handled the move brilliantly and efficiently so as not to spoil our evening. The band played lovely music and having a local orphanage sing Christmas Carols was treat. Thank you Sam, Sky, Tu and Kade and all the others too numerous to mention. Brilliant evening and highly recommended.
We don't usually return to hotels as there are so many places in the world to explore but, as we were returning to Thailand and wanting a relaxing end to a busy trip we knew that The Sarojin would fit the bill perfectly! This time we chose a Pool Residence and were allocated 601 which was a good position about halfway between reception and the beach/The Edge and our pool area did get a good amount of sunshine during the day. We were a bit unlucky with the weather this time with several overcast/wet days to start with - had a fabulous massage one afternoon though with an incredible thunder storm directly overhead!! The staff were wonderful again & so lovely to see so many familiar faces. We love The Edge restaurant and ate there most evenings - our favourite dish is the amazing vermicelli prawns :). We also enjoyed the weekly Thai barbecue evening which had a huge selection of beautiful food available all cooked to order and felt was pretty good value due to the amount of food on offer - shame the weather meant it was all set up inside The Edge rather than on the beach but this couldn't be helped. We just booked one excursion on this trip which was the Similan Islands snorkelling trip. This was a great day with just 8 of us on board. It's quite a long 1.5 hr journey over to the islands and quite a bumpy ride so do take sea sickness tablets if you aren't good with boats - they have them available on board too if needed. The islands do get ridiculously busy and was quite shocking to see boat after boat spilling out hundreds of people onto one of the islands where we stopped to have a wander/swim/relax - so pleased we arrived early so had it almost to ourselves before the hoards descended. We saw some great fish and also a turtle and the lunch on board was superb & the drinks/wine flowed all day - thank you to Au and the team for a great day. We thoroughly enjoyed The Sarojin yet again so thank you to all the staff for another excellent stay.
What a great hotel.Really peaceful and relaxing The pool villa is fabulous and the hotel grounds are superb The pool is just lively and the beach is good too The food a little expensive but great quality The activities are just wonderfully organised We had a great day at the Similan Islands A wonderful private tour James Bond Island The cooking class was thoroughly enjoyable just for my wife and myself The highlight was the waterfall dinner a unique experience that we will never forget Total relaxation and a heavenly weeks holiday Super staff. Thanks for a super holiday
I am writing this review over my last breakfast overlooking the water in the main restaurant...so sad its over but so glad I got the opportunity to stay here. Indeed The Sarojin is a hidden gem in Khao Lak, a lush tropical paradise! You are surrounded by nature, different plant species, and birds and crickets singing all day. You do get lost here, so much I could feel inspired to write a book! Hah Yet, it is not a big property; very few villas which make it perfect. The resort never feels crowded, thus the feeling of privacy is wonderful. I am not the best writer, so down to the review. This is great resort, truly 5-star experience. The staff always stop to greet you as you walk by and make sure you are having a good time. From check-in as you are greeted with your welcome drink to check out where the staff line up to say good bye! The room is stunning, especially as you walk to the bathroom area where you have an indoor/outdoor tub and rain shower over a pool of stones. The villas are super private, all with a trail surrounded by lush greenery that provide privacy. We were staying in a Garden Residence. The included all-day breakfast (one time) was great. We could order as much different plates as we wanted and sparkling wine to accompany with! The main restaurant was nothing special, however the Thai restaurant near the beach was excellent!! Expect 5-star prices...although not completely unreasonable. We had dinner there twice. However, there are cheap local restaurants adjacent to the hotel...beachfront to the right, White Sand Beach restaurant, Smile, and another I forgot the name. Food was ok and very cheap. You can also take the hotel shuttle (100bht person) to Khao Lak center with lots of restaurants, small markets and souvenir shopping. The hotel’s beach was just ok. I grew up near the beach so not easily impressed. But Khao Lak is a tranquil beach which is exactly what we were looking for. Now my biggest advise: Khao Lak is far from Phuket, 1.5 hours from Phuket airport, 2+ hrs from Patong, and 2+ hrs from Krabi....so if you had plans like we did to visit Phuket, Patong and tour the Phi Phi islands...hard to do from Khao Lak, just too far. My recommendation would be to split stay between Khao Lak and Krabi or Phuket. From Khao Lak you can visit Pha Nga Bay and Similan Islands, not Phi Phi. The hotel tour to Pha Nga Bay was amazing! Yes its very expensive, and we had our reserves, but its private, and they make you feel like a million bucks! In all, fulfilling experience at the Sarojin. Beautiful property and incredible service make the overall experience memorable.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Outdoor pool
Located in Bang Sak within a mile (2 km) of Laem Pakarang Beach, The Sarojin is within a few miles (5 km) of Bang Sak Beach. This 56-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. It's on the beach and also close to Sai Ruang Waterfall.
Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Ficus, which specializes in international cuisine. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is available for a fee.
The Sarojin's 56 rooms are air-conditioned and provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and satellite TV. Beds sport pillow menus and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.
Guests staying at The Sarojin enjoy access to a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi in public areas. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available on request) for THB 2400 per room one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach hotel include conference space, a business center, and free use of bicycles.
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93% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1767 reviews