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“Fun bar vibe, lovely staff..” 5 of 5 stars
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Coco Garden Resort
2.0 of 5 Ranch   |   100/7 Moo 1, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Fun bar vibe, lovely staff..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I stayed here a week, the fan rooms are great value and the staff are really helpful.

A great location for getting to Thongsala and right on the beach. You may not need to leave the beach bar much as it;s breezy in the day to get a lovely tan and fun at night, with plenty of fun sorts both sides of the bar.

Very clean towels, sheets, all loo roll provided and the food in the restaurant is lovely.

You'll find this place busy, so book in advance!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013 via mobile

Awesome beach bar and area for chilling out in. Loved it!! Also right on the beach but a lot better beaches around if you hire a motorbike

Rooms were basic and bathroom was average

Would probably stay again

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Second year in a row I've stayed at Coco Garden and I can guarantee that I will not stay anywhere else when visiting this lovely island! The atmosphere at the resort in general, and especially the bar area is second to none and if there are better owners/staff in the area, then I have yet to meet them! They basically become your friends during your stay (so expect a bit of banter, especially after a few beers!) and how many other places can genuinely offer that?

The resort is in a good location; the beach is nice and not far from a lot of the other nicer ones on the island, the bar is in a wonderful place situated right on the seafront, Thong Sala town is only a walk away (or very short taxi/motorbike ride) and it is not too far from the main parties the island offers (transport will be arranged to them if required). The rooms although not being 5-star, are clean and comfortable and more important to people like me, very reasonably priced! If you are looking for luxury then maybe the budget bungalows aren't for you, but they have nice beachfront rooms if that is the case. There's a free pool table in a good open space and a decent TV in the restaurant/lounging area.

Even if you are not staying at Coco Gardens, make sure you spend some time at the bar during your trip, best place on the island to meet new people and the atmosphere there is generally always top notch. A lot of the locals regularly come to the bar and in the owners, AD and Lee, you're generally guaranteed a good laugh! Drinks are reasonably priced too and the bar staff knock up some mean (and sometimes dangerous!) cocktails!

I've read reviews on here that moan about the rooms not being cleaned daily... all you have to do is ask and it will be done!! That is the same for pretty much anything you need; taxis, excursions, transport to the parties etc. I preferred getting my room cleaned whenever I needed it, especially if I fancied a bit of a siesta in the afternoon! We needed to book a journey to Phi Phi island which was sorted out by the staff immediately and at a good price.

The restaurant is also another hit! As well as being a nice area in general (with most tables out of the sun for those needing breakfast with a hangover!), the food is some of the best around. A lot of places do great Thai food but leave a lot to be desired, but the chef here gets it all right! I do recommend the Thai food though, especially the seafood Tom Yam soup! They will also be able to make most other Thai dishes that are not on the menu. You won't be disappointed.

All in all, I could not recommend a stay at this resort any more, mainly for the atmosphere but of course, that would not be possible without top staff working as hard as they do.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

We were really happy with our stay at Coco Garden, we originally booked for 4 nights but stayed an extra because we liked it so much. We booked a twin fan room, which was basic but it's what you pay for. We have stayed in backpackers hostels which cost more and you get a lot less. Towels, toilet paper and sheets are supplied.
The staff are really friendly and helpful.
The restaurant is good, not too expensive and the food is nice.
The wifi works most of the time, but only in the dining area.
The downside is that the beach is not fantastic, we didn't really swim because we saw some jelly fish, the water wasn't that nice and also the weather was a bit average. We took a share taxi from the street (the resort have their own taxi but it's more expensive) to haad rin for 100thb each and the beach was a bit nicer. You can walk to the hostel from the pier in Thongsala.
Coco Garden is a great place to have a few relaxing days away which is what we wanted.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013 via mobile

was stay 4 night at this boungalow we co this cuz many people write best place for stay anyway we had basic room...too small doest has fresh air at room...ugly floor...wifi only at reception or at bar.not frendly staff...

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hampshire, England
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Stayed here for one week in November. Rooms are a little too basic for me. I agree with some other reviews that drawers or a wardrobe would be useful. There is no storage space. Rooms are only cleaned if you ask, and towels provided were threadbare and stained. However, the atmosphere is fab, the owners are just the most helpful friendly guys and the view from the beachfront bungalows is amazing. The beachfront bar is currently under reconstruction, but I think this will be electric when completed. So, would I stay here again? Yes I would.

Room Tip: Request a beachfront bungalow, more expensive but worth it.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

After returning to Koh Phangan on my own this is the place I headed to as friends had stayed here previously! Very welcoming and great location! I stayed here for a month and got to know Lee quite well! He got me involved in the expats football team they have there which i am grateful for! Awesome place to stay... food is amazing, room was clean! Peaceful location but close enough to everything :)! I ended up staying in Koh Phangan for another 2 months. The only reason I moved out was to rent a small house which was more ideal for long term. Holidays and short stay in a bungalow- this is the place to be! Big thanks to Lee, Aidrian, Nudee, Oar and Lek :D! I will be back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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: 100/7 Moo 1, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 245 Specialty Lodging in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Coco Garden Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Coco Garden you will find... a lush garden of shady coconut trees, the warm & welcoming Coco staff, your charming bungalow with hammock & sea view, great value tasty food, good music & ice cold drinks at our Beach Bar, free WiFi, help with onward travel, many happy faces, beach volleyball, a chill-out deck with cushions & low tables on Ban Tai beach, right beside Thong Sala and only 20 min. from Full Moon Party! ... more   less 
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