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Had Tien Bay, Ko Phangan, Thailand (Formerly The Sanctuary Island Resort)
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The Sanctuary Thailand
Ranked #23 of 91 Hotels in Ko Phangan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Koh Tao
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for three nights with a group of friends and we all loved the place. The service from the moment we arrived was outstanding. We were made to feel very welcome by a lovely guy called Chard, who also took care of us during our stay. Our rooms, Rainbow house and Yogini Ban were lovely, so beautifully made to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to The Sanctuary for a few days and ended up staying two weeks. I travelled alone and met lots of fun, like-minded people. Would definitely go back for two weeks or longer. Accommodation: I stayed in both the dorm above the restaurant and in a cheap bungalow. You can't book either but call ahead on the day you're... More

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Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 5 days at the Sanctuary (a couple with an 8 years old kid). I have quite mixed feelings about the place, which I was really looking forward to visit. It was indeed special, rustic, with very nice and "natural" feeling in terms of the place itself (restaurant, bungalows, etc.). We stayed in Yogini Baan bungalow, looking quite what... More

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Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was referred to the Santuary detox from a friend and didn't regret it at all. I completed the 5 1/2 day detox and stayed for 9 days. Moon and his staff are unbelievably helpful and make the days go fast! I stayed in the air-conditioned rooms but wish I stayed in the bungalows with fans (these were much nicer).... More

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SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Hi Sezzy - thanks so much for your visit with us and i am happy that you enjoyed what we have to offer and that you got to enjoy our healthy and diverse menu despite your detoxing - great you made the extra time as many don't and regret it later . We look forward to welcoming you again in... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First - I avoid writing bad reviews unless I am treated poorly by a business's staff, for something that could easily be fixed. Contacted the Sanctuary about 1 month before our visit to the island to make spa reservations. We were told that reservations were usually necessary, but couldn't be booked so far in advance, and to contact them when... More

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SanctuaryThailand, Guest Relations Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Hi Yid, thanks for taking the time to put down your frustrations. We are very sorry you were not able to make it over to us and enjoy our services and to see what were all about. I feel had you made it over you perhaps would have understood that many things we often take for granted in the western... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a week with my boyfriend and some friends to celebrate a friend's birthday. We got right into the vibe at the Sanctuary and made the most of what was on offer such as yoga classes, the steam room, the fasting program, the beach, and just hanging about in the restaurant. All the meals in the restaurant were... More

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Mirissa, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went for a month to do my yoga training with 'jungle yoga' and stayed 3 months! I had the time of my life! This place is a life changer, a travellers home, where you can meet the most extraordinary people and there's enough going on that you can find whatever you need here, be it yoga, detox, healing, beach... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We heard about The Sanctuary through family and friends. We had an epic holiday! We had seen photographs first, but nothing had prepared us for this magical experience. The Sanctuary ticks just about every box, from the exciting arrival by long tail boat and walking up the beach, to the delicious, well prepared food, very good and characterful accommodation to... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The island itself is beautiful and the spa and detox centers are great but the accommodation is very basic. I had two rats run across the ceiling beams in my room. Scared the life out of me. And it was night time and reception was closed so there was absolutely no one I could talk to about changing rooms. Safe... More

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SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Hi Elaine ..thanks for your review and ...well ....sorry about the nature ...we do try to keep it under control - however , unlike the city variety though these ones are jungle dwellers and we have a 'catcher' who will return some of the unwanted critters to the jungle . As to the bats- we have an open plan restaurant... More

Rome, Lazio, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This year was my first time in Thailand and i couldn't ask for a better place to stay and experience this new dimension. This place completely blew my mind!! you become part of a community and you feel definely at home. The Staff is the best i've ever experienced in my life ,thel all know how to make your stay... More

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SanctuaryThailand, Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Brilliant you had the time of your life - we look forward to welcoming you home soon...Mike and the Crew More

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Address: Had Tien Bay, Ko Phangan, Thailand (Formerly The Sanctuary Island Resort)
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Also Known As:
The Sanctuary Island Hotel Koh Phangan
The Sanctuary Island Spa

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