Simple. Efficient. Warm. Clean.
1. Simple – The place is a no-frills, sans pretention boutique hotel. It has four floors of guest rooms. The restaurant which serves delicious Thai and Western dishes is located on the ground level within a stone’s throw away from the relaxed set-up of the reception desk, a comfortable seating area, and a corner dedicated to several laptops for guests’ Internet needs. The piece de resistance which is the swimming pool is aptly positioned on the rooftop with sweeping, picturesque views of the inviting ocean in front and the surrounding mountains at the back.
2 & 3. Efficient and warm – These are words most fitting to describe the hotel’s staff. Its friendly manager from Denmark named Martin is most welcoming of our concerns and questions. The restaurant, housekeeping, and maintenance staff are always courteous. Most importantly, the reception team is the hotel’s crowning glory. We are most impressed by Krittiya who always exerts extra effort to meet her guests’ requests! We borrowed a DVD player one time which was cordless and she went out of her own way to purchase the connector cord for us! Kudos also to Pui and Tai of Front Office, Dao of Housekeeping, Hon of Food and Beverage, and to Kob – the friendly poolside bartender!
4. Clean – Everything about the hotel, in and out, top to bottom, food, swimming pool, the rooms are spotlessly clean!
No wonder Grand Sunset’s in Tripadvisor’s list of Karon’s top hotels! Visit their website www.grandsunsethotel.com or www.agoda.com for sweet deals which start at US $50 per night depending on the travel season. Happy travels!