Lotus Paradise Resort: Koh Tao.

On arrival at the Lotus Paradise Resort, we were greeted by some very helpful and cheery reception staff. We were told that our room wasn’t ready (because we had arrived at 10am) but that we could leave our bags and belongings with them and they would come and find us as soon as the room was ready.


Two hours before check in time we were given access to our air-conditioned standard room. First impressions were that it was a decent sized room and looked and even smelled very clean. The room comes with a television, fridge, make up table and a clothes horse. So the room has the basic amenities. However, the room felt slightly dated, there was no daylight entering our room due another building covering the only window and we also had issues with the water pressure at times making a much-needed shower difficult.


The next morning we had breakfast at Lotus Paradise Resort restaurant which was included in the price of our stay. The restaurant also seemed to be well maintained and clean. However, the staff seemed disinterested and the service was fairly slow considering the number of staff working at the time in comparison to the number of customers. When the food came the portion size was good. Although, I was brought the wrong meal (fried eggs instead of scrambled) and Gillian’s was overloaded in honey, making it a bit too sickly sweet (even for Gillian, who has a MAJOR sweet tooth). However, both meals were still satisfactory and did the job in setting us up for the day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the day we stayed by one of the resorts two pools which were decent and fairly quiet. Towels for both the pool and beach are given out at reception which gladly saves me the washing. However, the best of this resort comes at nights. Lotus Paradise Resort is a decent sized complex with a number of bars and a few restaurants. The Lotus Bar is a hive of activity at night with cheap drinks, brilliant remixes and fire spinners to entertain you into the early hours of the morning.


Overall, we would recommend Lotus Paradise Resort to anyone traveling to Koh Tao (who isn’t bothered by a bit of noise at night) due to its competitive price and lively location.

 

Gillian O'Neil

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