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First Villa Beach Resort

145/1 Moo 1, Ban Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand (Formerly First Villa)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011
nathalie k Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

We stayed 10 days at first villa. The service was very friendly en helpfull. It is a small but nice hotel. The "boss" did everything to help us. The people working over there let you enjoy your holliday en let you do your thing! We both loved the people working at first villa, esspecially "the boss".

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

If you coming to Phangan and want to visit some party - First Villa looks different from everything around. There are music and action everywhere with lots of people drinking in every bar; and at the resort its very calm. Have a nice beach and pool with towels. Restaurant is average for the price, however not the best on the... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Can't understand, why some mysterious people writing some bad stuff about 1-villa - place is amazing! (except of service, if you really worry, how fast staff will serve you beer). pool is nice and area always clean. Room is same, as in 99% of resorts. Nobody will never clean it without notification - so I wasn't shy to ask. Owner... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011 via mobile

Stayed here 4 nights with friends. We were not into the pArty scene, and it was far enough away from Haadrin to be relaxing. The hotel was lovely, but the shower (important to me) sucked! No waterpressure and barely lukewarm. We paid a lot for the room and expected a bit more from creature comforts. The pool area was amazing!!... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2011

I arrived at First Villa with my 10 month old baby and the manager Gita ( new ones I understand) bought a new cot for him to sleep in. Now thats good service. The gardens are absolutely beautifully kept..... Its a shame about the bathroom cleanliness though and I ended up cleaning it myself with Vim. My son loved Gita's... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2011

My partner and I ended up staying here the whole time in Koh Phangan which was unplanned but we liked it so much we extended it. I believe its not long been taken over by some new people and they run the resort fantastically. We stayed at a bungalow with a beaut wee porch right in front of the pool... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2010

I had the same problems the first writer had. 3 people in reception that would not acknowledge me and it took forever. Throughout my stay I consistently found the employees to be a very lazy and a little rude. At the end of my stay, instead of running the shuttle back to the pear, as they were supposed to, they... More

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Its new owners now and almost all staff were changed. Now resort offers free pick-up and more quality service on-site. More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2010

Firstly I planned to stay at first villa's for one week over the high season. Booking this place over the internet it looked nice. We arrived at the hotel, after standing in reception for 10 mins we were finally acknowledged by the 3 staff members working. They could not find my booking that was fully paid for over the internet... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2009

I stayed there during the full moon party in july09 for 4 nites (booked with a package from fullmoonparty.com) its clearly overpriced! the sink did not work and the water pressure in the shower was just lame. the breakfast therefore is real good and with a great diversity and the view and pool and jacuzzi are just amazing. its quiet... More

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Address: 145/1 Moo 1, Ban Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand (Formerly First Villa)
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan > Ban Tai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Fall in love with Koh Phangan by visiting us here at First Villa Beach Resort. With our perfect location and Beach front views you'll be made to go anywhere else. Our very friendly English speaking staff are here ready and waiting for whatever you may need. So why not come, relax and enjoy the sunset views with a refreshing drink in hand and be enchanted by "First Villa Beach Resort"! ... more   less 
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