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The Sanctuary Thailand

Had Tien Bay, Ko Phangan, Thailand (Formerly The Sanctuary Island Resort)
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Ranked #24 of 92 Hotels in Ko Phangan
4.0 of 5 stars 352 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed spending time with the Asian elephants. They are quite smaller than the African elephants. They all have delightful personalities. I contributed to IFAW upon returning home. The sanctuary is very much needed.

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

Hi amazedin2014 -- While we really love elephants here at the The Sanctuary - Koh Phangan I think you have confused us with another place you have visited. you might want to delete this review as it might mislead other travelers. Many thanks and good luck with the rest of your travels. - Jonny More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent three weeks at the Sanctuary and every day was just a great day! I've met so many nice people, never felt alone and left with lots of new friends from all over the world. The setting is beautiful, the Sanctuary is located at a beautiful bay built into the jungle. This place has so much to offer and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Stayed in Sanctuary for 10 days - had yoga package, that included group and private classes and spa procedures. Great yoga classes. They also have nice Pilates classes. A pity though that morning Pilates classes overlap with yoga classes, would be nice to have an option to attend both (!). The food is delicious indeed. Lots of vegetables. Nice fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We stayed at the sanctuary for 5 nights recently on recommendation from a friend and it was great. I'm so surprised by some of the reviews on here. I can't believe that anyone would come here and expect Western 5* standards when you're not paying western 5* prices. This is a remote location where things are not as readily available... More 

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

Hi MajesticSeacow, thanks for your review. Great to see that we exceeded your service expectations. I can't promise that there will be the same type of people here next time you visit us. That's the beauty of being here continuously. We get to see all the changes that come in vibe when different people bring their super powers. We encourage... More 

new york
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I came to this place on a recommendation by a friend, and it certainly has surpassed my expectations! At first I was wondering if it was too 'off the beaten path' but then I feel in love with this place, the people, and this side of the island! You can walk between the 3 beaches and each has its own... More 

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

Hi Erin, thanks for your review. We love having you here just as much as you love being here. You are the Magic!!! Best wishes - Jonny More 

Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have been to The Sanctuary many times over the last few years… and I keep going back. Great yoga and detox programs as well as amazing food and facilities. Its island living at its best! If you stay for a few days you will love the place, you may never want to go home. I would highly recommend this... More 

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

Hi Damian, Thanks for your review. Happily it looks as though all of your trips here have been good ones. Looking at the way you describe your time here gives me flashbacks to when I first began to come here regularly. See you soon no doubt - Jonny More 

Milan, Italy
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Indeed we did. The detox program really makes you re-set your body and when combined with a spiritual path is really amazing. The quality of people you have got the chance to meet there is amazing, in terms of awareness and life paths. I am not very used to little wild jungle animals so sometimes it has been though...to deal... More 

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

Hi Jacopo1962, thanks for your review. Great to see that your stay here left you feeling shiny and happy. We hope you continue with this feeling forever and that we see you back here soon. More 

India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I stayed at Sanctuary for 7 nights and had a great time. It is located in bay close to the haat rin beach but away enough so one is not disturbed by the noises (I visited when there was no full moon madness.. not sure how the noise levels when full moon parties happens) The whole place had a great... More 

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

Hi Srinath, thanks for your review. We are super happy to see that you had a great time here and participated fully in 'Sanctuary Life'. Best wishes - Jonny More 

Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

This place has a few too many self obsessed people and inconsistent approach to hospitality. I chose budget accommodation (not dorm) and still paid an inflated amount given it is wet season. I even had to find my own room from a map. In hindsight I don't know why I tormented myself for a whole week but initially i kept... More 

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

Hi Deb22w – I am sad to see that you didn't have such a great experience here at The Sanctuary. The most worrying thing from our point of view is that our crew did not respond to your requests for help with the lighting to your room and the sliding door. Our intention is that any time a guest has... More 

milano
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I've been enchanted by The Sanctuary for many reasons, many many reasons: staying in touch with nature, sleeping with waves & birds & frog & insects sounds, amazing food, so nice personnel, nice and pleasant SPA, loving steam room, calm&tranquil beach, nice walking, super-pleasant raw-detox-diet, lovely Tea Temple, unforgettable therapists... but most of all the sense of freedom, the enchanting... More 

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

Hi Teta67 - Thanks for your review - you have phrased it nicely. Locals talk often about being in "their flow". When the sun helps us wake up - we swim in the sea, look after ourselves, eat healthy food and have some fun. No wonder we are happy.!!! See you next time. Jonny 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
Number of rooms: 21
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Also Known As:
The Sanctuary Island Hotel Koh Phangan
The Sanctuary Island Spa
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#8 Spa Hotel in Ko Phangan
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Phangan

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