We were sceptic after reading all the negative reviews. No regrets in chosing this hotel! Great price for what you get. Just 5min walk from the immigration and smack next to the Walking street. The resort has sand all over which gives it a real beachy holiday vibe, together with all the wooden cabins. LOTS of mosquitos!! We booked the deluxe room and had our bungalow right infront of the swimming pool. It was really small, would not recommend this for more than 2 people. It has a tiny outdoor back room to dry your towels etc. The electricity went out a couple of times, this needs some attention.
The pool is big and clean, it can use more beds/chairs and a poolbar :) The beach is beautiful, but busy. The beach on the other side of Walking street is much better for swimming and snorkeling.
The staff was friendly but their English was really bad which made it hard to communicate. I tried calling and emailing pre-travel and they did not even respond.
Despite the negative, we really enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in Andaman resort last year, and had a better Koh Lipe experience at Varin.