Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)
Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)
Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)
Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)
Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)
Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)
Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)

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8.4

Excellent

2,192 reviews

2,192 reviews

Beach44
Housekeeping16
View13
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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 0 meters to the beach
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Ao Phai 1.2 km
Tubtim Bay 1.3 km
Sai Kaew Beach 1.5 km
Koh Samet Pier 1.6 km
Ao Cho 1.6 km
Ao Wai 3.5 km
Karang Bay 5.3 km
Nearby landmarks
Koh Samed 920 m
Noina Bay 1.1 km
Essen& Trinken 1.1 km
Club Samed 1.1 km
Udi's Scuba diving 1.2 km
Ao Phai 1.2 km
Ao Pudsa 1.3 km
Tubtim Bay 1.3 km
Naga Bar 1.4 km

Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)

60 Moo 4. Tambol Phe, Amphur Mueang, Ao Prao, Koh Samet, Thailand - See map

Make your best journey to Koh Samet with the promised standard of SHA Plus, and enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Ao Prao part of Koh Samet, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Koh Samet Pier as well as Sai Kaew Beach nearby. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and indoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

160 meters to Ao Prao

Airport transport

Excellent view

0 meters to the beach

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

SHA Plus Certified

More than 70% of SHA-certified establishment employees have been vaccinated.

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment

Facilities

Car park

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

BBQ facilities

Contactless check-in/out

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Spa

Restaurants

Bar

This property is in high demand!

8 travelers have booked today.

Value for money7.9
Distance to city center60 km
Location rating9.0
Nearest airportU-Tapao International Airport (UTP)
Distance to airport50.4 km

Rooms available at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

Deluxe Cottage
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Premier Seaview
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Hillside
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Classic Hillside Room
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  • Mountain view
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed or 2 single bed...
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Beachfront Cottage
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Other
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Horizon Hillside Suite
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Suite with Sea View
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Single room - Premier
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Check-in is from 02:30 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee.

Is breakfast offered at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Wake up to a great buffet breakfast at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+). There's an additional charge of 648 THB for adults and 450 THB for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+) features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. International cuisine is available for guests. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours. Light meal like coffee or tea is served using only quality ingredients.

Can special events be hosted at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Large events and gatherings such as weddings and engagements can be hosted at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+).

Can business events be hosted at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)?

The 4 venues can accommodate up to 150 people.

What is the smoking policy at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)’s neighborhood is Ao Prao which includes popular restaurants such as O Restaurant and The Buzz.

What popular beaches are close to Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)’s Ao Prao neighborhood also includes Ao Prao and Ao Kham.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)?

Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+) is located within Ao Prao, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Khao Laem Ya-mu Samet National Park.

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What people love about Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Good staff Good location Atmosphere"

    ปวิตรา

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    June 4, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "This place is great for couples and families alike."

    James

    |

    May 15, 2022

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "A nice place to stay."

    Julie

    |

    April 14, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 157 Koh Samet properties
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Location score
9/10
Room comfort score
8.2/10
Cleanliness score
8.6/10
Service score
8.5/10
Better than
94
%
of Koh Samet properties
Better than
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of Koh Samet properties
Better than
86
%
of Koh Samet properties
Better than
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Overall rating:

8.4

Excellent
2,192 reviews
Cleanliness
8.6
Facilities
8.3
Location
9.0
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What travelers say they love:
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More about Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)

More about Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)

Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+)

Get ready for an urban adventure with a stay at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+), which offers you both the best of Koh Samet and the surrounding possibilities. Take your time to enjoy the sun, surf and all that comes with it when staying at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+), just 1.8 km from Sai Kaew Beach.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+). Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+). The resort's daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice.
The resort is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+) are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the resort come with air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+) offer a layout option like a balcony or terrace. The resort's in-room entertainment is second to none, with television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+), where breakfast can be provided in house. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the resort. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. The resort even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+) has a range of activities that will meet your needs. While you're there, be sure to take some time to explore the easily accessible beach. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage. The resort's on-site pool invites you every day for a cooling dip or a few refreshing laps.
You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the souvenir shops.


Around the property

Venture outside Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+) and explore Koh Samet during your stay. Nearby Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+) only 1.5 km away is the Koh Samet Pier, which makes it easy to hop into a boat to explore the area by water.


Reasons to stay here

Verified reviews for this resort's food and dining options score it better than 96% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 93% of the city's other options.
This accommodation beats more than 93% of competition in the city on room comfort.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.3

Most talked about facilities

Beach

98 mentions

Swimming Pool

26 mentions

Breakfast

25 mentions

Food & Dining

22 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Wind surfing

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Access

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Accessible by stairs
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathrobes
  • Clothes dryer
  • Clothes rack
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Daily cleaning
  • Desk
  • Hair dryer
  • Lock box in room
  • Mini bar
  • Phone
  • Pool facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake up call
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
Restaurants on site

Restaurant

  • Cuisine: International, Thai, Seafood
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
60 Moo 4. Tambol Phe, Amphur Mueang, Ao Prao, Koh Samet, Thailand
Exceptional
Location

9

Airports

  • U-Tapao International Airport (UTP)
    50.4 km
  • Trat Airport (TDX)
    100.3 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Ko Samet Health Promoting Hospital
    1.6 km

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    1.7 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    1.6 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Ao Phai
    1.2 km
  • Tubtim Bay
    1.3 km
  • Sai Kaew Beach
    1.5 km
  • Koh Samet Pier
    1.6 km
  • Ao Cho
    1.6 km
  • Ao Wai
    3.5 km
  • Karang Bay
    5.3 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Koh Samed
    920 m
  • Noina Bay
    1.1 km
  • Essen& Trinken
    1.1 km
  • Club Samed
    1.1 km
  • Udi's Scuba diving
    1.2 km
  • Ao Phai
    1.2 km
  • Ao Pudsa
    1.3 km
  • Tubtim Bay
    1.3 km
  • Naga Bar
    1.4 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Please note that guests are not permitted to choose 31 December as the departure date.
  • Starting November 1, 2017, all guests must pay the admission fee of THB 200 per adult per visit and THB 100 per child per visit in cash upon arrival at Koh Samet pier to the Royal Forest officer due to rules and regulations of Royal Forest Department of Thailand.
  • The credit card used for payment at the time of booking needs to be shown upon check-in.
  • The name of the guest checking in must match the reservation.
  • If guest presented a credit card that is not used to make payment at the time of the booking, the property will cancel the transaction on the credit card used when booking and put the charge on the presented credit card.
  • Children 4-11 years old will be charged THB 450 per child per night for breakfast upon arrival when using existing bedding and not including roundtrip shuttle boat.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:30
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until20:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee5200 THB
  • Distance from city center60 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)150

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)648 THB

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 59
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2008
  • Most recent renovation2017

Parking

  • Daily parking fee100 THB

Reviews of Ao Prao Resort (SHA Plus+) from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.4
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10
Cleanliness8.6
Facilities8.3
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality8.2
Service8.5
Value for money7.9
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8-9 Excellent (320)
7-8 Very Good (268)
6-7 Good (117)
<6 Below Expectation (99)
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9.3
Exceptional
Gibb from Thailand
Family with young children
Stayed 2 nights in August 2012

Best Choice on Koh Samet for Family with Kids”

Beautiful and quite beach Great Service

first time back on koh samet in 20+ years, so i didn't know which hotel to pick. luckily, some online review pointed me out to ao prao bay is a quite secluded beach suitable for kids. only 3 resorts on the beach, ao prao resort is not the most expensive one but since it was the first one on the beach it has the best location. rooms were clean and very very nice. staffs were very friendly and the service was great. we also went to sai kaew beach for dinner one night, and that confirmed that ao prao was a far better choice for a little bit more money. sai kaew beach was so crowded, no way i could've relaxed while the kids enjoy the beach. while sai kaew might be a little cheaper, it's obviously too loud and more suitable for young people.

Reviewed August 29, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Denise from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in November 2012

Idealic Island Getaway”

We loved the location. Situated on the west side of the island, it is located in a beautiful serene enviroment with gorgeous very well maintained gardens, a beautiful beach and comfortable chalets. The staff were fabulous. Attentive, pleasant, and always willing to assist in anyway. Ao Prao Resort is the pick out of the 3 resorts side by side on this side of the island.

In choosing Ao Prao, we were looking for an island getaway close in road commute terms from Bangkok. Ao Prao was perfect. Only 3 hours drive from Bangkok and a 10 minute launch ride from the mainland. We purchased a mini bus ticket in Bangkok which took us to the Ao Pao Pier in Ban Phe (the mainland arrival point to the Island). Just make sure you specify to the bus company you want to go to the Ao Prao Pier as there are many different ones that charge. From there we were transported free of charge to Ao Pao Resort on Ko Sumit. On arrival we were greeted by the Resort Staff who spirited away our bags and delivered them to our Chalet. Ao Prao resort has a fabulous restaurant serving both Thai and European food that we used daily. The breakfasts are excellent with a great variety and ours was included in our room cost. The chalet we stayed in was comfortable, situated only a couple of steps from the gorgeous clean white sanded beach. It had its own little balcony with a view overlooking the beach and was just a lovely spot to sit and relax. There is an open air Thai massage area situated on the beach in the shade of the palm trees, that we used daily. This is a little more costly than on the mainland though at around 400 - 500 Baht per 1 hour session. In the chalet, the only draw back I found was that the queen bed mattress was placed on a king-bed wooden platform. Not only did it make the bed quite hard, but this platform was low enough not to see in the low light of the dark wooden interior and caused a few bruises when banging into it. Just by increasing the size of the mattress to the same size or slightly larger than the platform would make moving around in the chalet so much more comfortable and prevent injury. The bathroom was well stocked with the usual soaps/shampoos/etc. Overall we were very happy with out stay at Ao Prao and will return to stay again

Reviewed December 01, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Gerd from Germany
Couple
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 2 nights in February 2011

romantic location”

quiet, nice unique huts

This luxurious beach huts hotel is on the quiet Western part of Koh Samet on a stretch of beach of about 400 meters. There is the sister hotel the Vinmarn and another hotel in the middle which made a dirty impression, Lima Coco hotel maintains a garbage deposit right on the beach walk which stinks and liquids from that run directly onto the beach and the sea. Shame about the owners of that hotel. The accomodation of Ao Prao Resort is unique and romantic, we had a cabin with A/C, shower, TV, minibar, all in excellent condition. The food, coffee of good quality, albeit a bit on the expensive side. But then again, this is an island and everything has to be shipped there from the mainland. There were people cleaning the beach from garbage every day but still I did not feel that this was one of the cleaner beaches I have visited in the past.

Reviewed March 05, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Andy from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 4 nights in April 2017

Welcome to Thailand's Eden”

A paradisical resort nestled in a quiet bay on the most idyllic beach on koh samet. Generously appointed rooms with sea views and large balconies. Lush & light bathrooms. Well stocked mini bar and international standard breakfast served on the beach terrace. Food & drink a bit pricey compared to lima coco next door, which offers similar food & drink at half the price, but the hotel's facilities don't compare to AP's. The stand out at Ao Prao has to be the infinity pool, which we lounged around all day and the exceptionally polite and attentive staff. Thank you knun wah. I will definitely return to this special resort, it's one of Thailand's edens. My only reccomendation for improvement: The 'taxi' pick-up to the busier beaches cost THB200, which is a rip-off for a 1k, 5-10 minute journey, somebody has a monopoly here. AP should consider offering free transfers a few times a day.

Reviewed April 27, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
JENNY from Malaysia
Couple
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 1 night in April 2018

Enjoyed the trip because of this hotel”

Ao Prao Resort and the Beach were the saving grace for our weekend trip at Ko Samed. It was raining the whole day when we arrived. And frankly the island for us was just so-so (comparing to Ko Sichang!). The Resort was beautiful, the beach was clean, private and the water was much calmer on this side of the island than on the east side. The beach also sloped very gradually out into the sea so there is a good distance out to swim that is not too deep. There are 2 resort chains at Ao Prao beach, Le Vimarn which also runs Ao Prao, and Lima Coco. Both hotels kept the beach well maintained. Staff at Ao Prao (and Le Vimarn) are very friendly and attentive. They waited for your arrival by the beach (even in the rain!) and a bunch of staff would help send each guest off as well. Special thanks to the reception team for making it possible for us to change our boat time home at the last minute! The food was also delicious! Make sure to watch the fire show. The finale was epic!

Reviewed May 01, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
MICHAEL from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in August 2011

Resort beutiful,hotel staff gracious and friendly”

View,food,comfortable rooms,peace,good service

we arrived on a quick boat trip and was greeted by wonderful staff on first day check in easy taken to room with ease .the rest of the day we swam,dranks,laughed ,played very relaxing and enjoyes some delicious food that night and retired to the very romantice room awaiting me and my beutiful wife .on the second we travelled to hasa gow main island tourist strip to look around shop,swim eat drink very good day. day three we enjoyed half day at ao prao resort relaxing,swimming,eating and then went back to town for more fun activities. most activities are limited at ao prao resort and other resorts on that strip unless you love night club atmosphere there is one on site but we never attended just walked past , our visit was aimed at romance and it was satisfieying ,overall a wonderful experience well delivered to tourists i give it 9 /10

Reviewed August 12, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Thorsaeng from Thailand
Group
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

Best service on Samed! ”

Our experience with Ao Prao Resort is utterly amazing from the moment we arrived at the parking area at the pier. This resort has superb management making our journey to the resort seamless. All staff have the service mind of the real 5-star hotel. We love everything from the in-land reception, super clean and comfortable speedboat, attentiveness of the welcoming staff, the location on Ao Prao which is very peaceful yet accessible enough to anywhere. Our deluxe hill view room is decorated in an old fashioned style but it’s clean and cosy and has everything we need. The view from the hill is worth climbing the stairs for. Breakfast buffet offers extensive list of foods, dinner is tasty (Thai dishes), amazing singers during dinner. Love everything here.

Reviewed October 08, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Jesse from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Wonderful trip In Koh Samet”

We had a splendid vacation In Ao Prao Resort. The place is such a paradise. Very quiet and peaceful location. Not much to do there but taxi cost 200 baht to Sai Kaew Beach, where you can find a bit more organized boat trips etc. Very kind and polite staff and excellent service. You dont have to matter your luggage anytime (they will carry it to your room when check-in and also during check-out). We strongly recommend Ao Prao Resort for couples who enjoy to be just together. Nice and veryyy clean beaches but watch out sea urchins. with swimming shoes no problem at all though. Only con was a little too high prices (food).

Reviewed May 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Catherine from New Zealand
Family with young children
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 4 nights in April 2012

Fabulous resort”

Quiet and peaceful beach, cute bungalows, lovely staff and good food. Exceptional value.

ao prao beach is idyllic - small bay with only three resorts and unplagued by tourist boats from the mainland, hawkers and stalls on the beach. importantly it is a beautifully clean beach; i saw two other beaches on the island, both had a lot of rubbish floating in the sea/on the high tide mark. ao prao resort has staff cleaning the beach from early in the morning so the beaches were golden and clean. restaurant food was great, not cheap but very good. menu has lots of western food for the kids and the staff were very accomodating of children. the bungalows set in the hillside are very cute and comfortable. wouldn't hesitate to recommend it, but would caution against other beaches on the island.

Reviewed April 16, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Roger from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2010

stunningly beautiful and intimate resort”

beautiful, beautiful, beautiful
none!

we got off to a v bad start... they wanted to charge us for using their internet to book them, then said we cdnt book them on same day via agoda and said we had to pay full price... (turned out we were dealing with a trainee!)so we went to the resort next door with free internet (but more expensive rooms!) and booked online and went back to ao prao with booking confirmation... i complained and manager immed appeared and tried to make things better... he did... everything then worked beautifully, great staff, the most beautiful resort and cove, free speedboat to mainland if u need carbon monoxide fix... and we got free upgrade to beachfront room for our hassle... absolutley loved it... well done for fixing the mess.. its an idyllic place...

Reviewed May 13, 2010

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8.3
Excellent
Christine from Germany
Couple
Deluxe Cottage
Stayed 1 night in May 2010

Relaxing holiday guaranteed”

Friendliness, location
expensive menu

Ao Prao resort is a quiet and beautiful gem on the usually loud Koh Samet. The staff is friendly and a relaxing time is always guaranteed. Ao Prao is the best option for families that wish to visit Koh Samet or for anyone that simply want to enjoy the beach and the quiet. Ao Prao is not the place to go for nightlife, you can however take a taxi to the other side of Koh Samet for 200 baht each way to Sai Geow where you can find lots of restaurants and bars.

Reviewed June 01, 2010

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8.0
Excellent
Duygu from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

Very good”

Ao Prao Resort is situated in one of the best secluded bays in Koh Samet. The beach is super clean; you can enjoy swimming there a lot. When it comes to the resort itself: We were satisfied with the service of the staff; there are always enough towel and sunbeds both in the beach and pool areas. The room that we stayed was on hillside, decorated in a simple way and needs some refurbishment (especially bathroom area) and cleaning should be improved (there were many black dots on the surface of the bathroom; we even saw a spider net - and the spider itself - on the ceiling...). The breakfast is the most disappointing thing in this hotel; the quality is not good, the pastries are not fresh, there is no fresh coffee at all - they have Nescafe machine from which you get something other than coffee. You expect more from such a pricey hotel (especially in the high season) I hope they will improve above conditions, yet, I would definitely stay again since it is in the "heaven" on earth.

Reviewed July 09, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
John from United States
Family with teens
Deluxe Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in September 2011

Nice quiet resort, nice rooms, friendly staff”

Great beach, nice rooms, friendly staff, out of the fray of town.

i stayed 3 nights at the ao prao resort with my 17 year old daughter. we had a great time. the ao prao beach is relatively secluded and quiet, with only a couple of resorts and a couple of additional restaurants. the beach has no walking vendors so you can relax in peace. my only complaint is that there was no information provided regarding the boat to the island. you pay for it with the hotel. but they don't tell you that this is covering their private speed boat service that leaves from a different pier than the commercial boats. you are supposed to go to the samed resorts office which is in bahn phe about half a mile up the road from where the bus from bangkok drops you off. we went to the commercial peir across the street from the bus and they could only tell us that this was the wrong place. i called the resort and they gave me the number for the office in bahn phe. i called them and they sent someone to pick us up. this all would have been a disaster if i did not have international coverage on my cell phone, and still those calls were not cheap. so it would be good for the posting on agoda for ao prao included the details for the samed resort boat service. once you get to their offices in bahn phe, everything is very organized and runs very smoothly. the taxi service on the island is well organized with a fleet of small pick ups with benches in the back. but the cost adds up if you go back and forth to town a lot. i recommend renting a scooter (motorbike) for a couple of days. but keep in mind the roads are dirt and heavily rutted so it is not for the uncoordinated or faint at heart. getting the motorbikes also allowed us to scope out some other cool beaches on the island.

Reviewed September 23, 2011

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9.7
Exceptional
sarita from Thailand
Group
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 1 night in December 2011

Very good view”

Good breakfast

It was very good idea to choose to stay at Ao Prao Resort. The speed boat service from land to Samed island was included in the room rate. The room is very clean. We got the deluxe room no. 101 where was not far from the lobby with swimming pool and beach front view. The beach is very clean and nice. The breakfast is good. There are several restaurants in this resort area. If we want to find 7-11or other restaurants, we have to take a taxi for THB200 to go to other beachside. However, we like private and calm beach. Next holiday we will go to this resort again and stay more days.

Reviewed December 08, 2011

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9.3
Exceptional
Rob from New Zealand
Group
Stayed 7 nights in November 2007

A hidden secret just for you!”

Close your eyes and imagine beautiful white sands, all day massages and the most wonderful Thai food and cocktails. An endless ocean view from the beach that gives you the most perfect sunsets of all.Once the sun sets the ocean is lit up with the lights of the fishing boats in the far distance. The staff of Ao Prao make the journey worth while and are happy to help you enjoy your holiday. It's like a 5 star resort where you can relax and let the days go by. If you want to party then it's either a 20 minute walk or a bumpy taxi to the other side where you can enjoy a range of restaurants and bars right on the beach. We liked the idea of staying at Ao Prao and visiting the other tourist side when we felt like it. We know you will enjoy it. This was our 5th time staying there and we'll be back again.

Reviewed November 13, 2007

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9.2
Exceptional
gaelle from France
Couple
Deluxe Cottage
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Good deal for Samet!”

Samet is not a cheap destination in thailand, but Ao Prao is definitely a good deal Pro: location on the best beach, room super modern and nice, nice pool Cons: kids in the adult pool! There are 1 pool for kid and 1 for adults only but there were kids in the adult pool... the staff should told them it is not allowed. Sea was not super clean as well, but the hotel is not resposnible and this is true in every beach...

Reviewed July 10, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
LI from China
Family with teens
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

Just great”

beach, service, breakfast

Our family spent a great time there. The beach is so beautiful. There are only three resorts on Ao Prao, and base on my observation, Ao Prao resort has the best beach and highest quality of service. There is one thing you must pay attention to: Ao Prao resort has a reception center at Ban Phe, do tell the mini van driver to drop you at there, there is free shuttle speedboat service.

Reviewed July 18, 2013

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7.3
Very good
christopher from Australia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 3 nights in September 2014

Quiet beach, lovely cottage”

1. the beach 2. the staff 3. my cottage

Of the three resorts on Ao Prao beach the Ao Prao Resort has villas closest to the beach. Ao Prao is perhaps the prettiest and quietest of the beaches on Ko Samet. I had Villa 207 which had a nice sea view. The villa was so cute - hard wood floors and a little bay window. I liked the balcony, I sat there and read my novel and one night I watched a tropical storm break over the palm trees and beach. The bed was uncomfortable - there was some weird, hard slat that stuck into my back so I slept diagonally. There was construction being carried out on the villas next to mine and that work - the drilling and hammering went on into the night, until I complained on two sequential nights. The beach itself is one of the nicest I have been to in Thailand. Less touristy than Railay Beach and much nicer water and sand than Hua Hin. The water was warm and the sand seemed white and clean. I watched in wonder as workers swept and cleaned the beach with brooms. I loved lying on the sunchairs having cocktails brought to me. The cocktails were very good! Ao Prao is a bit upmarket - there were no back packers here, thank Christ. Generally the people here were super chill. Normally I find Europeans at these resorts loud and abrasive but here they were surprisingly pleasant. The food was really average. I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner there for three days - it was all a bit bland - and I only ate Thai food. I ordered a Massaman curry and the vegetables - onions and potatoes were not cooked. On another occasion I ordered chicken satay sticks which were dry and under seasoned. The breakfast buffet was OK. The service over all was pretty good - it was much better than other Thai resorts I have stayed at in a similar price bracket. The property has been well maintained - the pool and common areas were all spotless. I would recommend staying here.

Reviewed September 16, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Liselott from Sweden
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in December 2012

Lovely location & perfect place to relax”

Very friendly staff - location of hotel is perfect - quiet & relaxing - easy to visit, only 2,5h from Bangkok airport

After 2,5 hour car drive from Bangkok airport + 15 min with a speedboat I was there. The Ao Prao resort has a lovely beach. They clean it everyday. You are surrounded by coconut trees and the cottage I rented was lovely. Staff is friendly and helpful and the food is really good. It's a perfect place to relax ! They have Spa and the massage on the beach under the coconut trees are just lovely.. A place to go if you need to reload your battery again and fill yourself with some new energy and well being . Was my second time here!

Reviewed December 07, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Thanaporn from Thailand
Couple
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 1 night in February 2021

I was very impressive”

Ao Prao Resort so Beautiful and Peaceful suitable for relax, well-cleaned both hotel and beach. This time I went there with my friend due to we saw review from Facebook page if one day I have boyfriend I will take him to there certainly It would be nice, if the hotel provide the promotion for single persons. *** Thank you for your good take care for me and my friend.

Reviewed February 23, 2021

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