What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The gorgeous spa, with its open-air treatment rooms overlooking the Andaman Sea
- Plentiful activities on-site: free mountain bike, catamaran, sea kayak and windsurfboard rentals
- The anything-is-possible attitude of the “Imagineers,” a team of personal assistants/private concierges
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Children nine and under are not permitted, and most guests are adults; this isn't a family-focused resort
- The laid-back vibe
- Pack good bug repellent: The hotel's water features attract mosquitoes and the in-room natural repellent doesn’t always cut it
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Despite the clean lines, minimalist styling and angular structures that make up the Sarojin, this seafront retreat in Khao Lak exudes all the warmth and Thai character you’d expect in the Land of Smiles. The 10-acre grounds overflow with coconut trees, lush gardens and lily pad–filled ponds, and local woods and stones are used throughout. The pool is lined with cube-shaped cabanas, and indoor and outdoor spaces meld seamlessly, thanks to walls made entirely of glass. The whole effect is undeniably stylish, yet wonderfully romantic.
Bed and Bath
The 56 guestrooms (called Residences) are housed in low-slung buildings and are reached by crossing a small stream. They’re all equipped with giant (and supremely comfortable) platform beds and floor-to-ceiling glass walls dividing the sleeping and outdoor areas. Rather than a completely white-on-white palette (typical at many minimal beach retreats), they feature polished wooden floors and furnishings. The limestone bathrooms are especially lovely, with large egg-shaped tubs and rainfall showers on pebbled floors. All rooms have private outdoor spaces: garden terraces and Thai salas feature in the Garden Residences; Pool Residences have small plunge pools, and the second-floor Sarojin Suites have large balconies with circular soaking tubs.
The Sarojin offers private access to one of the best beaches in the region. It’s one of the area’s few white sand stretches surrounded by mangroves and lush jungle (as opposed to cement blocks and busy roads), and the aquamarine waters fronting it are calm and sheltered, thanks to a coral headland just offshore. Free water sports (windsurfing, canoeing, etc.) make it easy to take advantage of the excellent waterfront setting. Other prime spots on the property include the spa, where the treatment rooms are open-air pavilions overlooking the Andaman Sea, and the excellent restaurant Ficus features tables set romantically beside a lotus pond in the shade of the property’s ancient ficus tree and serves delicious Asian-inflected Mediterranean dishes.
How to Get There
Rarely do you come across something as good as The Sarojin.
It’s their eye for detail, continuous improvement and an engaged team.
This was our second visit, after our first brilliant stay in June. I commented to my wife that we’d know if the Sarojin was as good as we believed by whether they welcomed as back as returning guests.
They did. We were met by the manager who greeted us by name. My wife received the traditional orchid welcome. Welcome drinks. Our room allocated by the lovely Jenny at front desk was even better than our first. On entering the room we discovered an elaborate welcome in flowers on the king bed, in addition to the standard petal filled bath.
It’s the little things, the things you can easily miss, because they your stay so amazing that make the Sarojin so special. It’s the constant refilling of your glass with ice water at the beach or pool, the fact that rooms have multiple pillows and a multitude of towels. Think how normal hotels try and save money, and you will notice the Sarojin is more like a generous home, not seeking to restrict, but rather encouraging you to relax and enjoy.
The food is pure genius, artistic and delicious. No crowds at breakfast as it is served all day. The coffee superb, and rather than limit your items, your encouraged to indulge. Champagne with breakfast? Why not try two different juices? cappuccino why not! Another ? Well if you insist, delivered without a spoon but with a new cinnamon stick each time.
But ultimately it’s the team who make this place outstanding. They wear their gold staff off the year badges with pride. It’s hard to single one staff out without mentioning all of them which is hard with a ratio of 2 staff to every guest.
Simply outstanding ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️b
1st time to Thailand and loved it! The Sarojin is wonderful and we were so glad we chose it for our holiday. Set in beautiful gardens with access to a great beach and a beautiful pool area. The food at the 2 restaurants was excellent. We mostly ate at the hotel but tried some of the local restaurants on the beach too which were great value. We loved watching the sunset with a cocktail at the ‘Edge’ bar at the end of each day. The all day breakfast is exceptional & a great idea. We did a few trips organised by the hotel. More expensive than local tours but SO worth it with our own guide and vehicle..treated like royalty! Can highly recommend Phang Nga bay , Khao Sok National park...& the sunset cruise on the Lady Sarojin was one of the highlights...cocktails, canapes, great company, beautiful sunset..just one of those perfect evenings! Thanks for the memories Sarojin....we hope to come back very soon.????
After the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and sightseeing other areas of Thailand it was time for relaxing.
As soon as we arrived to the Sarojin we knew we had made the right choice. We were welcomed with a drink and hot towel during check in, which was very painless.
We were then showed to our haven, and a haven it was. The room was very spacious with a pool and outside area to chill and sunbathe if you wished. We loved the bathroom which had an inside outside touch.
The main pool was wonderful and you could have a lovely intimate meal in the evening. We didn’t go in the pool as we preferred to be by the beach. All the staff at the beach attended to all your needs and when I was stung by a jellyfish they had vinegar on hand.
Food was of a very high standard and the breakfast setting near the water was lovely.
We didn’t go on any trips as they couldn’t fit it in around our dates. However, we were they to recharge and recharge we did.
I would go back in a heartbeat. Also the history of the hotel is heartwarming. A few weeks before opening the tsunami demolished the area... they rebuilt with the loyalty of their staff.