Keeree Warin Chiewlarn Resort

Keeree Warin Chiewlarn Resort

Rajjaphapa Dam129 Moo 3 Tumbon Khaopung Amphur Banntakun Suratthani, Ban Ta Khun, Suratthani, Thailand, 84230
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    7.0
    Very good
    /10
    (99 reviews)See what guests said
    7.6
    Very good

    "This was a great spot!"

    Ellen

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    March 8, 2018

    7.2
    Very good facilities

    Things you’ll love about Keeree Warin Chiewlarn Resort

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • Balcony/terrace

    • Shops

    • Smoking area

    Excellent
    Location
    8.5
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    Excellent location
    Popular
    Nearby
  • Khao Sok National Park12.71 km
  • Ratchaprapha Dam22.34 km
  • The Pirates Park70.96 km
  • Wat Phra Borommathat Chaiya Worawihan71.28 km
  • Central Plaza Surat Thani74.09 km
  • Surat Thani Night Market75.68 km
  • Wat Phothawas76.04 km
  • Koh Lamphu Public Park76.17 km
  • Surat Thani City Pillar Shrine76.66 km
  • Khun Thale Park77.07 km
  • Value for money6.5
    Distance to city center85. Km
    Location rating8.5
    Nearest airportSurat Thani Airport (URT)
    Distance to airport57.1 km

    Rooms available at Keeree Warin Chiewlarn Resort

    Deluxe Family
    Deluxe Family
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    • River view
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 4 futons
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    Deluxe Bungalow
    Deluxe Bungalow
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    • 2 bathrooms
    • Shower
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    Superior Double Room
    Superior Double Room
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    • 2 single beds and 1 double ...
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    What they offer

    5.6
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    "The food was simple and delicious."

    batia

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    September 15, 2018

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    Airports

    Surat Thani Airport (URT)
    57.1 km
    Ranong Airport (UNN)
    80.5 km
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    An additional boat transfer fee from pier to resort will be charged onsite. Please contact the hotel directly for more details on surcharge rate.

    Reviews of Keeree Warin Chiewlarn Resort from real guests

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    Agoda Reviews (99)Booking.com Reviews (33)
    7.0
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    10
    Cleanliness7.1
    Facilities7.2
    Location8.5
    Room comfort and quality6.8
    Service6.8
    Value for money6.5
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    6.0
    Rob
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    Interesting place”

    We had an unusual visit... in the fact that there were absolutely no other people staying at the hotel when we were there. There were 5 staff and 5 of us in my family. I have a mixed feeling about the place. The lake is beautiful. The mountains are beautiful. The floating bungalows are clean on the inside, but like many places in Thailand, the resort is kinda sloppy and/or run-down. We enjoyed our night there and my picky daughter said that we should have stayed 2 nights... so she approved. To get to the bungalows you have to find the dock near the dam and hire a boat to take you out. There was a woman down at the dock with KeereeWarin resort written on her back, so I trusted that she would get us to the right place on the lake. First, we went up the hill from the dock and she had me pay for an entrance fee at a ticket booth. 300 Baht per adult / 150 baht kids. Then she got a boatman that cost 2800 baht - who would sleep in a bungalow and drive us back the next morning

    Reviewed December 08, 2018
    5.6
    batia from Israel
    Couple
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    Unforgettable Loction”

    Amazing place!! We where in the rainy season which created the most amazing landscapes! All the rest needs improvement! The prices of the boat getting you there and the bungalows are outrages! The place needs maintenance and there is no hot water. The food was simple and delicious. For us, the experience of the sceneries made everything else durable. It was the rainy season that made nature so beautiful

    Reviewed September 15, 2018
    7.6
    Very good
    Ellen from Thailand
    Group
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Fun stay!”

    This was a great spot! A bit rustic, which we loved but some might not like. Our beds were mattresses on the floor. There was also a window on the floor where we could look at the water below. Very cool! I felt like I was at summer camp.

    Reviewed March 08, 2018
    4.4
    Eric from Morocco
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    Amazing location has now become a racket.”

    The lake is beautiful, the huts are kinda neat, the boat ride is fun but because of so much tourism, it has become a huge racket! We took our family of five (3 kids) onto the lake and needed two rooms for our family. So we splurged and paid about $400.00 for one night. However, when you arrive at the pier, they (both the lodge and the independent water taxi company) dinged us for $140.00 water taxi to take us out to our room (even though the posted rate was $90.00). Only after we paid they told us we have to pay another $60.00 to get into the boat because it is in a national park. The 1 hour boat ride took us 3 hours because of the broken motor which meant we got there just before dark only to see a huge "checkout at 9am" sign behind the desk. This gave us very little time to enjoy the place. The beds were infested with ants (which I can live with since it's in the jungle but at that price) and the rooms were pretty run down. The restaurant was aware that it had a monopoly on food.

    Reviewed January 02, 2018
    3.6
    Mia from United Kingdom
    Group
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2017

    PLEASE DONT BOOK HERE IF NOT THAI”

    The staff were the least friendly people we have ever encountered, barely looking at us as we arrived let alone saying hi. They didn't speak English however this was not the problem, the attitudes towards "foreign" (British) travelers was disgusting. Creating additional fees just to get more money out of us - with false advertisement of a deposit for paddles and life jackets and not giving the deposit back. The main eating area stunk of sewage with the toilets directly next to the kitchen, which we think is the cause of our D&V after just one meal there. I would not send my worst enemy here. The lake is beautiful, just stay somewhere else. Also, just a warning that signal is lost halfway through the national park.

    Reviewed June 12, 2017
    8.7
    Excellent
    Beat from Switzerland
    Couple
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Good Location perfect stay 4 2 Night's”

    Reception Team friendly Boat Driver and the Location

    We had a good Time

    Reviewed December 10, 2015
    5.3
    Tanapat from Thailand
    Couple
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 1 night in December 2014

    Great view for your vacation”

    Scenery, Weather, location

    Overall budget (Hotel and transportation cost) is too high for this vacation

    Reviewed December 23, 2014
    7.3
    Very good
    Manuela from Germany
    Group
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2014

    very nice setting at a very special place”

    very good location, nice rooms with bif windows,, just 10 bungalows, very private atmosphere

    it was very nice and special, ir is the perfect place to enjoy the pure nature, very quiet and distinct. simple but extraordinary.

    Reviewed January 10, 2014
    10.0
    Exceptional
    kenneth from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

    the best location i have ever stayed in.”

    location location location [also free use of the kayaks]

    this is a floating hotel set in the mountains on a massive lake, which has a fantastic array of wildlife that you can see and hear all around the hotel. the staff were very friendly and helpful, don't expect luxury but if you like adventure and trying something new try this hotel.

    Reviewed December 05, 2013
    4.7
    Tom from Australia
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

    Zero service, poor atitude and bring your own food”

    The room was okay

    The location is stunning, the service is non existent, the food barely digestible. On arrival we were told no booking existed, after showing confirmation still required argument as no one could read English. As we are expatriates with some Thai language skills we insisted on the days arrivals. There was one booking from Agoda for 5. When politely asked just how many arrivals of 5 guests in a villa with extra bed did they have? We simply received a blankly hostile look.

    Reviewed October 06, 2013
    5.0
    Austin from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in June 2013

    Nice place, overpriced food, disinterested staff”

    View, View, View

    Upon arriving at the Dam, we were told we had to pay for a longtail boat which was not included in the price of the room. When we get to the hotel, the room is small and a dormitory on top of the restaurant (not explained in the room description), so we upgraded to the floating bungalow for an extra (ouch!). Those rooms are pretty sweet if you can afford them, and the moonlit night on the lake is perfect for swimming! They had several activities including a hike to a viewpoint, coral cave, and a hike to Nam Taloo cave (all for an extra fee of course) and a really cool diving platform out in the lake. The staff was a little rude, even for Southern Thailand, and the breakfast was pretty basic. All in all, everything was good, but expensive. My advise: book through a local tour company instead of online.

    Reviewed July 05, 2013
    5.0
    Kenna from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

    Gorgeous Location and Views... Poor Service!!”

    Location/View, Overwater Rafthouse Room, Diving Platform

    We booked Keeree Warin for the experience of staying in an Overwater Raft Villa, fully understanding the accommodations would be minimalistic. However, the $150 per night we paid for a family villa was not worth the experience! The room itself is fine... hot outdoor shower, lounge chair and table on patio and a relatively comfortable bed. The property is a bit rundown with uneven plank walkways, broken boards and a few rusty spots on the ladder out of the lake. There was only one outlet in our room and it was broken, so we couldn't charge camera batteries or iPads... all of which we could deal with. However, once we arrived at the hotel, following the 1 hour longtail boat ride, we were virtually "stuck." There was VERY little English spoken by the staff, which made it difficult to communicate at all... ordering food, scheduling transfers to the pier for departure and trying to find out about tours. They didn't seem to have any tours available to see wildlife, the Coral Cave or to travel deeper into the lake to experience the beauty at sunset or sunrise. The most disappointing thing though, was the almost unfriendly, unhelpful attitude they all seemed to have... as if we were an inconvenience, including playing music at a very high volume that could be heard in our room, while we chose to stay on the lake for the peace and quiet. We booked through Agoda for 2 nights in a Family Villa and had an email confirmation showing full payment and room type. At breakfast, following the first night, we were shown on their paperwork that we had a standard room for the second night and were told we would have to move. We had to take time out of our day to travel to a part of the lake where cell service could be obtained to call their boss and sort everything out. I recommend taking an overnight lake tour from one of the hotels in Khao Sok that offer it. With the lack of wildlife, a 1 night rafthouse stay and longtail tour of the lake is quite sufficient. Stunning views though

    Reviewed April 22, 2013
    7.7
    Very good
    Pravit from Thailand
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 1 night in March 2013

    Wonderful Lake view.”

    Hugh lake i n front of every room, mountains around, and a Kayak for every room.

    Impressive Lake view and mountains around the lake. We will defenitely go to stay overthere again and again.

    Reviewed April 04, 2013
    4.7
    WANCHAT from Thailand
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in March 2013

    average”

    nature quiet peaceful
    Reviewed March 21, 2013
    6.3
    Good
    Satoshi from Japan
    Couple
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 1 night in March 2013

    Away from city life”

    Very quiet surrounding, jungle, nice food

    Hotel itself is nice and comfortable, but they had bed bugs.Located in the middle of Lake Dam and it takes about 1 hour by boat and cost 2000 baht. They do not have internet access and even telephone and electricity suppliend only night time, but it would be good experinece being away from city life.

    Reviewed March 20, 2013
    4.7
    Paul from United States
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

    Wow, Thailand is amazing...worst hotel ever”

    Its in Khao Sok, beautiful

    So first let me say I have lived in Thailand for 9 months, I have been all over the islands, North, South and East. I've been to Cambodia and Loas as well. Southeast Asia is full of scammers and if you are clueless or on a short holiday trip you won't notice or care. After booking the hotel I was told the boat trip from the pier to the hotel would be included. Then when I arrive its 2000 baht. I explained I wasn't a tourist and showed my work permit and was given a discount (1500 round trip). Then we arrive and the standard room is 7feet by 9 feet with 2 small thin mattress pads on the floor. The fan doesn't work in the hottest part of the day because the power allowance doesn't come on til 630pm and ends at 5am. Now its time to eat. The menu is in Thai on one side and English the other. But the best part is there are different prices for the same things. Thai price for Thai people and High price on the English side for foreigners and tourists. After seeing this we were annoyed to say the least. Lastly the rooms are directly above the kitchen and restaurant. So if you want to sleep you have to wait for the last guests to go to sleep. Then morning comes and we were awakened at 530am by boats starting and guests leaving on "morning safaris". So if you want to be ripped off, sleep for 6 hours in a tiny hot room, get horrible service and get treated like an invader go ahead and stay at the worst hotel in Southeast Asia.

    Reviewed February 15, 2013
    2.0
    Mathijs from Netherlands
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in January 2013

    don't book this hotel!!”

    The lake is very pretty

    This hotel is a scam. Do not make the same mistake we did. We booked one night *with* longboat transfer (it was stated very clearly on our receipt) only to discover that we had to pay an additional 2500 baht to take a private boat to the hotel (it costs more if you stay more than one night). There was no bargaining possible, that was the price and if we didn't pay it, we would lose our night at this hotel (even though it was supposedly included...) This was just the beginning of the scam... The hotel is not in good condition, mold and mildew in the outdoor shower, ants in the bathroom. They kayaks are also covered with mold because they are never cleaned. There is only one chair to sit outside, and since you usually travel with at least two people, one person has to sit outside alone while the other person...? The hotel staff are some of the rudest people I encountered in Thailand. The food, which you have to buy at the "restaurant", is very bad and three times more expensive than it should be, especially the breakfast, which was very nearly inedible. Soggy, stale "toast" and an under-cooked (as in mostly raw), cold egg. There is only beer and fanta to drink. Staying at this hotel is simply not worth it--electricity is only on from about 6:30pm to 5am or so and yet the television at the restaurant plays loudly all day which disturbs the peace and ruins the atmosphere. In short, don't stay here.

    Reviewed January 24, 2013
    3.7
    Jutharat from Thailand
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 1 night in January 2013

    nice location but definitely not the resort”

    Nice location , clear water and beautiful nature

    there are 4 of us , we booked the family room , the reason we booked this resort is the all day electricity which they has been advertised but when we got there , there is no electricity for us to use at all , we can't use the fans or any lights , in the day time is bearable but night time is horrible, the staffs are not very friendly and welcoming us , their reservation team aren't professional , they told us our booking from AGODA isn't confirmed , even we had a confirmation paper to present them at their check in desk. then they called the reservation staffs , they told other bookings aren't check in today so we can replace their room. we were very dissapppointed. the FB staffs are very slow on taking order and cookings , basically i would say its a local running hostel 2 stars. inside the room , the sink isn't clean , the bathroom is so small , not convenient at all. the breakfast is under standard. they even ruined the environment by digging a whole to throw in for the resorts trashes and garbages.

    Reviewed January 09, 2013
    3.3
    Hataikan from Thailand
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in December 2012

    Overpriced, poor facilities, disaappointing”

    the boat ride, reservoir and nature

    When we got to the pier, we had to wait for 30 mins for a rep to arrive who then informed us of the really high price for the boat transfer. After another half an hour negotiating, we managed to get a better price and got on the boat. Be aware that it takes almost 1 hour to reach the resort by boat. The boat ride was nice in itself, and that's the only positive about this stay. We were given a "standard" room which is equivalent to a night hostel in Bangkok. The room is in a loft of the resort restaurant and very noisy at meal times. If you have noisy guests as we had, be prepared to spend half the night being kept awake. The shared bathroom is a 5 minute walk, including crossing an old rickety floating walkway which isn't exactly safe or convenient for a nighttime visit to the bathroom. There were frequent power cut during our one night stay. If you have booked already, ensure you pack a torch or just lose the money, as if we had known, we wouldn't have bothered. Breakfast took almost an hour to be served, and it was terrible. Sorry for complaining a lot, but we couldn't wait to get out of there and if we were offered to stay there again for free, we would certainly decline.

    Reviewed January 04, 2013
    4.3
    Jacek from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

    Good location but mismanaged and overpriced”

    nice bungalows

    it is a hugely overpriced place with not much to offer in return. the price is additionaly added by the cost of boat transfer from the dam - around usd70 one way and there is no another option. total is the equivalent of a good resort in phuket or a 5 star hotel in bangkok. the accomodation is in nice and clean bungalows over the water and actually it is the only bright point. than unfortunately goes quite a list of things which you will not like: - each bungalow has an outside half-open shower. facilities are worn and dirty. - the electrical generator noise kills the ambience. it goes all night and even louder during the day. - there are no tracks to go outside, absolutely no trekking is possible from the place. you are confined to the bungalow. either boats or kayaks are the only options available to get out. - staff does not know anything about sorroundings, is not willing to give you any information and barely speaks any english. no tourist information is available, no services, trips or guides. all that has to be arranged externally and before. - basic and limited food. the "resort" has a canteene but only basics are available and the prices are outrageous. - overpowering incompetence and lack of dedication from the staff.

    Reviewed December 22, 2012
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