The Sarojin

Khao Lak, Thailand

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The hotel

Stay in the lap of luxury at The Sarojin, one of Thailand’s finest boutique hotels. Designed in contemporary Asian style, you’ll think you’ve landed in Heaven with world-class amenities at your disposal, courteous staff for who nothing is too much and surrounds that will quite literally take your breath away. There's unique private dining settings on secluded white beaches, your own private sand isle, or by a candlelit jungle waterfall - you choose the time , the place, the menu, serving divine gourmet and local delicacies. Luxurious guest rooms are scattered throughout the grounds in 2-storey buildings that blend harmoniously with the landscape. Pool Residences have private swimming pools, and the truly luxurious Jacuzzi Pool Suites offer stunning private jacuzzi pool pavilions and sumptuous four poster beds. Bordering five national parks and the world famous dive sanctuaries of the Similan and Surin Islands, there's plenty of adventurous opportunities to be had nearby. All in all, we can safely say, a magical stay awaits you at The Sarojin!

Amenities

  • Bicycle Rental
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

The resort is charmingly ensconced in the beautiful area of Khao Lak, in a tropical garden setting with direct private access onto a secluded 11 km white beach. Transfer time from Phuket Airport: approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

56 luxurious and spacious guest residences across seven 2-storey buildings. All featuring a private terrace with Thai sala, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, Bluetooth speakers, WiFi access, iPod docking station, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar*, fruit basket, safe, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, iron and ironing board, luxurious bathrooms with intimate couples baths, 2 rainfall showers, twin vanities and dressing areas, and bathroom amenities.

Garden Residence Rooms are 95 sqm with 1 super king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

Pool Residence Rooms are on the corner of each building with their own, secluded garden with sala and private pool, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 people.

Jacuzzi Pool Suites are located on the 2nd floor, complete with a stunning outdoor 2.2m x 2.2m jacuzzi pool pavilion on outdoor sun terrace, sumptuous 4-poster bed and a lounge area with second bathroom and rainfall shower separated by a door from the master bedroom, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

The 2-Bedroom Pool Residences (a connecting Pool Residence and Garden Residence) are great for larger groups, sleeping up to 6 people.

Shuttle to Khao Lak town*. Complimentary return transfers to community supported projects.

Complimentary à la carte breakfast with sparkling wine served all day from 6.:30am–6:00pm. Ficus Restaurant (contemporary Mediterranean cuisine), Wine Bar & Cellar at Ficus (award-winning wine list and tapas). Edge (beach restaurant serving Thai and south-east Asian cuisine), Beach bar (serving drinks as well as tapas dishes, seafood baskets and Thai delicacies). Private and in-residence dining*. 

Weekly 'meet the team' cocktail reception. Weekly 'culinary journey' evenings with open kitchens and cooking demonstrations.

Infinity pool with sunken jacuzzi lounge area and 3 floating pavilions. Pathways Spa*. Fitness centre. Complimentary non-motorised water sports including Hobie cat sailing, topper boats, kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding. Mountain bikes. Golf at 5 nearby 9 and 18-hole golf courses*. Jungle tours* and Thai cookery classes*. Boating, snorkelling and scuba-diving trips or private charters aboard the luxury Lady Sarojin*. Variety of local excursions*. 

Complimentary WiFi access and PressReader hotspot (access to global magazines and newspapers) throughout the resort. Complimentary transfers to/from community projects.

5 nights between 26 Dec-1 Jan.

Children under 10 years are not permitted at this hotel.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A really special week at The Sarojin!

Apr 10, 2024 charliehZ7684IU Bristol, United Kingdom

We had such a wonderful stay, from the moment you enter the lobby with a warm welcome and the hotel grounds opening up in front of you, you know it will be a great stay! We have a few tiny bits of constructive feedback, but I really want to share the overwhelming positives that left us feeling so happy about choosing to stay at The Sarojin!… Read more
We had such a wonderful stay, from the moment you enter the lobby with a warm welcome and the hotel grounds opening up in front of you, you know it will be a great stay! We have a few tiny bits of constructive feedback, but I really want to share the overwhelming positives that left us feeling so happy about choosing to stay at The Sarojin! Check in - We'd had a fairly short flight from Singapore and arranged a hotel transfer from Phuket Airport (about an hour and 15 mins), which was on the pricier side but was incredibly convenient! Check in itself was really easy and I love the traditional Pandan drink and cold towel you get. We were checked in and in our room within 5 minutes of arrival which is always appreciated. Staff - You can tell that the team here are looked after, every single person you interact with is smiling and offers great service. We didn't have a single member of the team be anything less than amazing. Spa - I love the indoor/outdoor vibe - treatments were all reasonably priced and the therapists we had were all great. We did feel we were getting a bit of a pushy upsell for longer treatments when we went (twice during the week) but we were clear with what we wanted and were happy to stick with our guns ! Food - Breakfast is run until 6pm so it never felt busy, was never rushed and was always a nice environment to be in unlike most buffet breakfasts that finish at 10.30. Ordering is A La Carte but you can get as much or as little as you like. Wider dining we didn't try Ficus in the evening, but the beachfront restaurant was lovely in the evening - I would suggest booking if you want to sit at the front. We never did and always got a table and weren't fussed about not seeing the sea by the time it gets dark! You also have a load of options along the beach both left and right. For a quick cheap meal, the first restaurant on the right of the resort is great for lunch and we tried the very last restaurant on the left down by the rocks which was great for dinner. Also a lovely walk in the dark dodging crabs on the way back! Rooms - The rooms are all large and well equipped with everything you need and the space to unpack and relax. Housekeeping are great at keeping drinking water supplier during the day and at turndown. I will say I think it is getting close to the time of needing a refurb - we were in rooms 505 & 506 thanks to a midweek upgrade to a pool room and both rooms were slightly tatty (worn paint, old bathroom equipment, chipped fittings and fixtures). Pool - the pool is large and there was always a few beds available. We were there during high occupancy but we never couldn't get a bed. It is so tricky to keep on top of but we did find it a bit annoying that beds were reserved and left unoccupied for hours at a time - they have a 15 minute grace period but I get how hard this is to police. Khao Lak and beyond offers plenty so you can do as many trips as you'd like, or spend days lazing by the pool/sea. I will leave it at that, suffice to say we loved our stay here and we would come back in a heartbeat. Thanks to the team at The Sarojin :) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Our stay at the hotel was disappointed

Apr 10, 2024 סימונה ל Tel Aviv, Israel

Our stay at the hotel was disappointing. Despite it being our honeymoon, the hotel was overrun with children and people, leaving us with no comfortable space to relax. Even securing a room with pool access proved impossible. Overall, the hotel was ill-prepared for the weather, and when we booked dinner at the buffet for the evening, we faced… Read more
Our stay at the hotel was disappointing. Despite it being our honeymoon, the hotel was overrun with children and people, leaving us with no comfortable space to relax. Even securing a room with pool access proved impossible. Overall, the hotel was ill-prepared for the weather, and when we booked dinner at the buffet for the evening, we faced difficulties due to rain, forcing us to find an alternative. The service was lackluster and unpleasant, likely exacerbated by the hotel's high occupancy. After an incredible experience in Thailand, I cannot recommend this hotel as it failed to provide us with a positive experience and the comfort and service we expected. In addition, in the morning, we expressed our feelings to the reception, but they did not provide us with a proper response or attempt to find solutions. Even when we requested to upgrade our room, it was not accommodated. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect tranquil getaway

Apr 4, 2024 Journey23372002477 Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Oh my word........ this is the most beautiful place we have visited. From the minute you arrive you are transported to the most amazing, tranquil, calm, beautiful place where all the staff go out of the way to greet you, say hello and smile. We stayed in a Pool Residence room and couldn't find a fault with anything, room was immaculate and the… Read more
Oh my word........ this is the most beautiful place we have visited. From the minute you arrive you are transported to the most amazing, tranquil, calm, beautiful place where all the staff go out of the way to greet you, say hello and smile. We stayed in a Pool Residence room and couldn't find a fault with anything, room was immaculate and the largest, comfiest bed ever with lovely toiletries (including mosquito spray) and a daily fresh fruit bowl. All day breakfast is a genius idea and all the food was perfect, couldn't actually pick a favourite it was all so good! The beach was exactly how we imagined it would be, sugar white sand and warm sea and loved the iced water and watermelon deliveries. Would recommend this hotel to anybody and will definitely be back. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Outstanding

Apr 3, 2024 JandP_Cotswolds Stroud, United Kingdom

We stayed in a garden room for 14 nights in March 2024. This was our second visit to the Sarojin and our fourth to the Khao Lak area. This hotel has a superb location on an 11km white sand beach. There is little development along the beach: the few restaurants and bars are all hidden away in the trees - as is the Sarojin. It is all very… Read more
We stayed in a garden room for 14 nights in March 2024. This was our second visit to the Sarojin and our fourth to the Khao Lak area. This hotel has a superb location on an 11km white sand beach. There is little development along the beach: the few restaurants and bars are all hidden away in the trees - as is the Sarojin. It is all very attractive with excellent walks in both directions where you will meet very few others. Because of the trees and plants, the hotel’s villas are almost invisible from reception and even within the grounds: this makes a great impression on arrival. And the lily pond really is as attractive as the website makes it look. The Sarojin has plenty of sunbeds and umbrellas with attentive beach staff who regularly bring iced water - and watermelon in the afternoon. The sea temperature was around 32C during our stay and is much the same all year round. The beach is very safe for swimming: the waves are much smaller than on the Khao Lak beach. There were no jelly fish and no seaweed. We spent hours in the water, which was very pleasant. Hobie cats, sea kayaks, wind surfers and paddle boards are available free of charge to guests. Should you wish, one of the friendly and helpful beach staff will help familiarise you with them. There are plenty of life jackets and a rescue boat is always available. The hotel is set in extensive and well-maintained grounds that are elegantly floodlit at night. The lily pond is particularly attractive. The swimming pool is one of the biggest we have seen at a hotel anywhere in the world, and nicely set among the trees. Our room was all we could have wished for. The emperor-sized bed was exceptionally comfortable and the room was kept sparklingly clean: it was serviced twice a day. The bath was big enough for two and there was plenty of hot water, with bath bubbles and a wide range of other toiletries provided every day. The rain shower was powerful, there were plenty of towels (replaced twice a day) and the sheets were changed daily. The Wi-Fi and the air conditioning both worked well, as did the pod coffee maker. Our garden room had an outside covered area (sala) with two mattresses and additional towels. It was attractive, surrounded by foliage and at night is floodlit, but not totally private. The "all day" breakfast is just that: you can eat whenever you want until 1800. The menu has a wide choice of international dishes, some with a Thai twist, plus a few traditional Thai dishes. Food quality and service were excellent, with the dishes beautifully presented. Most people eat outdoors under the ficus trees: a pleasant, relaxed ambience, but there is also an air-conditioned dining room. The quality and size of the breakfast was such that we never ate lunch. The bar staff at the Edge restaurant (on the beach) were great cocktail mixers. We can recommend both their passion fruit martinis and their caipirinhas (the best we have had outside Brazil). We also like to eat outside hotels, to sample more casual places with good local food. There are excellent beach restaurants within 100m of the Sarojin, all serving a wide range of Thai dishes with amazing quality. The hotel is popular with British and Germans. A small fraction of guests appeared to be in their 80s, some with mobility problems - but they had no problems getting round the hotel. However, be aware the garden rooms have small steps that are not obvious, easy to miss and trip over. The sunset cruise was excellent. Just four of us went on the Lady Sarojin (which will make 35 knots) across the wide bay to a river lined with mangroves. Eventually we landed on a sandbank to watch the sunset. The quality and quantity of canapés was unbelievable, as was the open bar (all food and drinks are included in the price, as are service and tax charges). The boat crew was professional and sociable. Highly recommended. All the staff were unfailingly helpful and friendly. They were excellent and clearly happy to work at the Sarojin. Everyone, including the gardening and maintenance staff, greeted guests as if they were family. We had no concerns whatever about the service standards: everything was done in a faultlessly professional manner. Attention to detail was apparent with every aspect of the service and accommodation. The Manager was always around and happy to help with anything. We would not hesitate to return to the Sarojin and are happy to recommend this outstanding hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great hotel.

Apr 3, 2024 jasonh672 Grantham, United Kingdom

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and were not disappointed. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, the staff could not be more attentive and helpful. The hotel is located right next to the beach which was perfect for those mornings where you wanted to take a quick dip. We never found the beach to be over crowded and there… Read more
We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and were not disappointed. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, the staff could not be more attentive and helpful. The hotel is located right next to the beach which was perfect for those mornings where you wanted to take a quick dip. We never found the beach to be over crowded and there was always staff on hand to provide free water top-ups should we want them. Also to note, whilst we were visiting, there were no jellyfish in the sea. The grounds of the hotel were very beautiful and well maintained with staff working regularly around the hotel to keep it looking as intended. We were lucky enough to book a pool room during our stay, but as well as the beach, there is a main pool in the centre of the complex which offers a good sized pool for those that want to use it which we did at times. Again staff are on hand to take orders for drinks etc should you want them or supply you with complementary water. There are places to visit and eat at outside of the hotel complex but there were two restaurants on site, one with a more western menu and one which is more Thai based, we ate at both and the food was fantastic along with the staff who served us. Prices were reasonable as well considering we were eating within the grounds. Should you not wish to venture out, room service is available, we tried this on at least two occasions and were not disappointed with the quality being the same as when you go to the actual restaurant. Our room was a pool room. The room was very spacious for the two of us with a norma western toilet and two types of showers (rain and standard). One thing to note about this room was the lack of privacy when using the toilet or shower from anyone else in the room. Although the toilet had a door, it was open on the other side so felt slightly strange at first. It wasn't a big deal for us but if you like to close the door when showering, this is not possible in this room. We also had a nice big king sized bed along with tea/coffee facilities, wall mounted TV, mini bar and complimentary fruit bowl. Outside we had a mini pool which was perfect during our stay as well as a wooden gazebo for staying in the shade. Furthermore, because of the pool and the noise of running water, this attracted all types of wildlife to the garden when we were not using it, such as birds and lizards. Overall, I would highly recommend this hotel. If you are looking for somewhere to relax or a place to base yourself out of, The Sarojin is the perfect place. It ticked all the Boxes for what we wanted from the final days of our honeymoon but there were lots more things we could have done should we have wanted too such as day trips etc. Thank you to all of the staff for making our stay what it was. Read less