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“Great porch and beach” 4 of 5 stars
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97 Moo 1 Koh Phayam | Muang, Ranong, Ko Phayam 85000 , Thailand   |  
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Fitzroy
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“Great porch and beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

<ost of the accommodation at this resort are 2 and 3 bedroom concrete houses. There are a couple of smaller bungalows but we stayed in a house. The houses are privately owned so there are differences n them. We stayed in house 11 that had just been completed so whilst there was a kitchen there were no pots, pans, plates, bowls or cooking utensils. Not that you'd want to cook here. There are so many good places to eat along the beach. Some of the houses may have more. Comfortable bed, big living area and a big porch with chairs, table and deck chairs. It's about 150 metres from the big beach. Aircon in the main area and ceiling fans in the bedrooms. The other 2 bedrooms were only big enough for one person and had a single bed. The resort has boogie boards and kayaks to borrow and lots of deck chairs on the beach. The owners, Krister and Ing are friendly and helpful as are the rest of the staff. The staff, as at many of the resorts, are mostly Burmese, so mostly don't speak much English but also helpful gentle people. Throw your watch away when you are on Koh Phayam and don't expect instant service. Be patient, things do happen, your food does arrive but can sometimes take quite a while. The restaurant here is quite good. We also had good food at Bamboo Bungalows and JJ seafoods, both a few 100 metres along the beach. Phayam Lodge is in a good location, fairly near the centre of the very long Ao Yai beach so halfway to everywhere. We got up early one morning and did a big walk through to Buffalo Bay. Took about an hour to get there but a nice walk through the jungle. I liked this beach because the little bit of surf was fun for boogie boarding and body surfing (small waves but fun) which gave you something to do apart from swimming.
You can hire bikes and motorbikes from various places along the beach but we didn't bother.
All in all a great place to stay on a very beautiful beach.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014 via mobile

Phayam Lodge is the perfect place for a visit of Koh Phayam Island. Krister and his team run this very nice bungalow resort that offers space directly on the island's most beautyful beach, stunning views of the Andaman Sea, very kind hospitality and all amenities you would possibly long for. Phayam Lodge makes you feel beeing at the right place, right time, with the right people: the perfect holiday in paradise.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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bretagne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

As we left one day before Sabai ,Sabai we try to have one day more our reserved bungalow.
It was not possible but they give us for the same price a family house.
Very new and a lot of space in the garden
After one night we change and our bungalow was also nice and clean and just near the beach.
Breakfast is ok but a little bit expensive ,as restaurant ,but you can find on the right some better places
As everywhere on the island ,service is very slow , you will have to wait between half or one hour to be served!
Beach and water was ok but not so good for diving (not so clear and not a lot to see)
Koh pahyam is ok for a short stay .

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This for us, was the best place to stay on the island. Huge bungalow with fans in each bedroom, air con in the main room and a large fridge freezer! The staff were friendly, helpful and the food here was very good. Lovely view of the sea with free use of surf boards and boogie boards - kids heaven!

I was a little dubious about the island being a 40 something women with the family and not really the backpacker kind. This place makes it possible to visit a small, not too touristy island, without going back to basics. I know a lot of travellers love that kind of thing and perhaps that would of been me too some years ago, but there a plenty of places like that around so having this option is great. We were here to visit my eldest daughter so this place was perfect for us.

Would recommend to all, who like me, deserve a little comfort on their holiday!!

Thanks Krister and your team!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Kristinehamn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We absolutely loved it when we stayed here last year. This year we brought our friends and we couldn´t be happier. A lovely stay. Everything´s perfect. The bungalows, the food, the staff, the beach...you name it!
This year I can add the diving. I took my PADI Open Water Certificate here, and made my first dives at Surin Islands. Top score for this too, best decision in my life to take the certificate.
We will come back, and we miss you all so much!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sainte Agathe des Monts, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

They have one of the best restaurant right on the beach.
For lunch ,they offert a short low price menu.Can' t beat that!
And for diner they have oil lamps that create a nice and romantic mood.
Their service is excellent and very polite .
They offert fresh fish of many kind every evening.

We did not stay at one of their nice bungalow , but we will when we go back.( already booked some place else)

And if you want to explore a little , they organise every second day, boat trip for snorkling around islands."say Ola! to Jorge ,the Friendly Mexican ,he guide you for snorkling .( and also sells nice sea-shell hand- made jewelry)
Stop for at least a nice cold sunset beer during the "Happy Hour"

Please if you want to stay there ,book ahead,so no disapointment!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This island is special. Like Thailand 1980 - and that's what attract visitors. The beaches aren't pristine, but great sand and surrounding. Koh Phayam is like a hippie Lego land, drive around on scooters on small roads, enjoy small shops and restaurants scattered throughout the island.

With a few exceptions, almost all the accommodation on the island is simple huts/ bungalows with or without electricity. Phayam lodge is one of the exceptions.

Great, clean bungalows with 24 H electricity and wifi. Good restaurant, nice bar- and super friendly staff that goes the extra mile to satisfy you. Located on the main beach a night walk to see the stars and restaurants along the beach light up after dinner is highly recommended.

Make sure to visit Phayam before time catches up with this destination- and for a relaxing stay - choose Phayam lodge.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 97 Moo 1 Koh Phayam | Muang, Ranong, Ko Phayam 85000 , Thailand
Location: Thailand > Ranong Province > Ko Phayam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 24 Specialty Lodging in Ko Phayam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 42
Also Known As:
Phayam Hotel Koh Phayam

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