After reading all of the reviews for the Knai Bang Chatt we were expecting something spectacular, especially given the cost, however we were decidedly underwhelmed.
The location is fantastic, but it’s this feature that I believe the hotel owners trade on. We booked a sea view delux room, unfortunately I would not describe this accommodation as 5* luxury boutique. It is rustic, which is lovely however, what I don’t expect from ‘rustic’ is plug sockets coming out of the wall, light fittings full of dead flies, holes in the walls from the removal of fixtures, patio doors which won’t open/close, dirty and stained toilets and seats, as well as hairs left behind on the toilet brush handles (see photos).
I can not fault the staff they were attentive, friendly and professional, perhaps the management just don’t adequately check the standard of the rooms they are offering. Breakfast was included and was delicious, however I had the Cambodian fried rice each morning and aside from requesting that I have a poached egg rather than fried, the rice ingredients varied every day. This brings me on to my next point, the Strand is very over priced although we had no complaints with the one dinner we ate there. We did however eat in the Sailing Club (next door and owned by the same company), this has a varied menu and is slightly cheaper, but sadly of poor quality and once again inconsistent. One night I had seafood amok which was served in a banana leaf bowl as described