Not many hotels/resorts are presently open in Bang Saphan but we were pleasantly surprised at the number of (mostly Thai) tourists staying at the hotel. In other words, we were not the only guests and Seanery has a pleasant and relaxed ambience.
The choice of accommodation is between a double room (priced at 2,200 Bt) weekdays on the side of the hill overlooking the sea or a villa with small pool by the beach (priced at 4,400 Bt). We took the villa, which was well equipped with good shower, comfortable bed and a kitchen with microwave. Although small, it was rather pleasant lying in the pool watching the beach and sea just a few feet away. The only real negatives relate to the design of the villa, which actually comprises 2 separate rooms with an open passage in-between. This is not a good idea when it rains heavily as you get drenched just popping a few feet from one room to the other. Otherwise, we had a pleasant enough stay.
The other areas where this hotel can definitely improve are at check-in and breakfast. There was only one girl at check-in who literally was doing every job including driving us to the room and helping with our luggage. The hotel illegally charges 2% for payment by credit card, but when I tried to pay with credit card, she said "sorry but the connection is down", which wasn't very helpful.
The breakfast choice and presentation was quite poor and the restaurant staff looked like they would rather be anywhere else than working there. The coffee was also rather bitter and uninviting.
So, we had a pleasant, though by Thai standards, quite expensive stay but with a little effort from the hotel management, it could have been a much better experience all around.