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Six Senses Hideaway, Yao Noi, Thailand
The location and reasons to visit:
Koh Yao Noi island is situated near Phuket. It is reached by a 40 minute speedboat
ride from a marina, 30 minutes’ drive from Phuket Airport. The limestone hills in
the bay are interesting to see.
Review of the Six Senses Hideaway, Yao Noi, Thailand:
It was average. Nothing special at all. It’s a 5 star resort, but no one has told
the insect population that. Insect repellent is essential. The Thai people who work
there are special, however. The service was amongst the best I’ve ever experienced.
The food was okay, with a choice of Thai or Western menus. But, beware of the cost
of wine. The Thai government put a 400% tax on it. There were some management issues
that should never have arisen. The first was that glasses for beer weren’t stored
in a ‘fridge, so by the time half a glass had been drunk, the beer was warm.
Then there was a waiter who wanted to recommend a wine. Perhaps I should have asked
the price, but I only found out later that it was four times the price of the average
bottle. Also, the concept of ‘pairing’ wines with food did not seem to be understood
at all. These issues were raised with management, who took action.
Some of the villas have excellent views, some do not, so ensure, when booking, that
a good view is specified.