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Friendly Resort & Spa

110/13 Moo 6 Bantai, Haad Rin Beach (Sunset Beach), Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
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Ranked #67 of 90 Hotels in Ko Phangan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Probably the worst hotel in Haad Rin. It was during the Full Moon party so there were limited rooms available. The highlight of the hotel is that they have toilet paper... Booked 3 nights at the Friendly Resort only to leave the next day, gladly taking the hit for the cost of the other two nights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The hotel is so much better than it gets credit for. We stayed here for 3 nights on the full moon party on 4th and it was so nice. The staff is really welcoming and kind and up to helping you if you need something. The rooms are nice too even tho they're definitely not a four star. Pool area... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I transferred to Friendly Resort after the original place I booked was a little too dingy for me. The rooms are nothing special (pretty bleak) and the front is blocked by construction (Jan 2015), but the pool is great for relaxing and it's right on sunset beach which is fun - it's definitely not the nicest of the Thai beaches... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Upon arriving in Koh PhaNgan i was expecting an old run down pokey little backpacker hotel with dirty rooms and rude non-English speaking staff (boy was i surprised). The hotel although next to a construction site, is right out of the hustle and bustle and is a well maintained set of buildings that directly border the beach. Staff were extremely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This place is perfect if you're going to the full moon party. Only about a 10 min walk away but far away enough that you don't hear any noise! Lovely and helpful staff, (didn't eat any food there so can't comment), lovely pool and near lots of shops and bars. We stayed in one of the bungalows which was comfy... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If your looking for comfort in a nice hotel then this place is not for you guys. The location a bit far from the Full Moon Party but close enough to walk - well more or less 6-7 minutes. It can give you a good night / morning sleep after the party - because of the location you can't hear... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Great food, good pool, very friendly staff. Only a 10 minute or so walk to the main beach. Very clean rooms, ac was a god send! Beach out the back to very good but the best one is close enough. Some great bars just round the corner, med centre, shop and takeaway

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The only redeeming factor for this hotel is the swimming pool which is surprisingly kept very clean in comparison to the rooms. The rooms are dark dingy and unclean, dust and dirt caked on the skirting boards. Thankfully the bed was quite clean. The location is good for the Full Moon Party away from the noise but close enough to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Having struggled to find anywhere near the time of the Full Moon party we took what we could and ended up staying at the Friendly Resort. We found few positives but I'll try my best to give a general and fair account of our stay. We arrived and were greeted and dealt with pretty quickly. We were given a 'cottage'... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My friends and i chose this place during the full moon party. The room was below average, one of the beds were broken, the second had no bottom sheet. The towels we were given had old fluro paint and blood stains. There was also fluro paint on the ceiling and walls. The food from the restaurant was plain. This side... More 

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