Perhaps a good deal for a long stay
A poorer relation to the nearby Holiday Inn, the Erawan has two main styles of rooms: 18 rooms in a duplex bungalow setup with TVs, mini bars and so-so bathrooms, with good porches attached; and 28 more standard styled rooms in a hotel building towards the rear of the resort.
Beachfront "deluxe" bungalows are priced considerably higher and probably not worth the extra cost. Just behind these are the superior bungalows, which are similarly huge in size and much better value. A pool, spa, Muay Thai training and a dive shop are also on offer. Staff are friendly, if a little laidback. The location in the middle of the beach is a plus and the resort does offer everything you'd expect from a place in this price range. However, you would think at these prices WiFi would be available in the rooms, but it's not. It's free, but to get online you'll need to hang out at the lobby. There are deals to be had, such as pay three nights, stay four, so check online for a competitive discounted rate. Breakfast is included.
By Lana Willocks
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.