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“Hideaway luxury” 5 of 5 stars
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Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   5/5 Moo 5, Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand (Formerly Rasananda Resort & Spa)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 90 Hotels in Ko Phangan
Chaweng, Thailand
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Hideaway luxury”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 10days in a ocean garden pool suite. Very nice, but some maintenance is needed here and there. Paint, new cushions on the outdoor sala etc. I think the maintenance is lacking and if they do not take it seriously it becomes worn down very quickly.
Prices increased a lot from 2013.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 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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Markus K, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Dear PatrikArv,

Thank you very much for staying with us and thank you very much for your high ratings extended on tripadvisor. I am very sorry that we did not exceed your expectations, but certainly appreciate your suggestions for improving our resort. We certainly do hope, that we can welcome you back on day.

Yours sincerely,

Markus
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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 February 27, 2014

From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. The beach staff , reception , restaurant staff and hosekeeping were 2nd to none. The food in the restaurant was amazing as were the cocktails at the bar. The beach was pristine and quiet and the little village where no one tried to sell you anything was like old Thailand. This is definatally the best place we have ever stayed and our 9 yr old had an amazing time and was loooked after by everyone . Thanks to our scond family M, Eye, Rebecca, Chris , Ice , Jackson, Beta and all the rest of the staff and management at the Rasanda. We will be back

Room Tip: All the rooms are great depending what you want but the beach front ones are really nice for the vie...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Markus K, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Dear Wilks69,

It was so lovely to meet you and your family during your recent stay. Thank you very much for your posting and calling Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa your 2nd home, which is definitely a great compliment to all our associates, especially to the once highlighted by you. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon.

Yours truly,

Markus Krebs
General Manager
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

This was our honeymoon hotel and it did not disappoint! The location was excellent, the speedboat transfer smooth and brilliantly executed, the breakfasts divine and he rooms stunning. We had a private meal on the beach, which chef Don took the time to chat with us about to find our perfect menu, The staff were perfect, from the welcoming committee on the beach in arrival, to the check-in staff, the groundsmen, housekeeping and restaurant staff, all of them made us feel like VIPs for the week.

The main pool was stunning, as was the beach with its free kayaks, and our private balcony pool was a welcome retreat from the midday sun.

The breakfast buffet was incredible. There was nothing you could want for that was not on offer and everything was cooked and presented to perfection, we have never experienced luxury like this and wish we could stay in accommodation like this all the time!

Incredible!

  • Stayed August 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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Markus K, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Dear ruthii,
Congratulations again and thank you very much for spending your honeymoon with us!
We are very excited to read that we exceeded your expectations and hope to welcome you back for celebrating your anniversary!

Yours sincerely,

Markus Krebs
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Reading, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in and as I travel a lot that is saying something! The views are superb, the rooms are wonderful and the staff cannot do enough for you. It really is fantastic

Room Tip: An ocean pool suite is perfect. You get a great view right on the beach and you have reserved loung...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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Markus K, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Dear Bluberry1525,

We are extremely happy to read your posting about your experience at our resort and thank you very much for staying with us. We do hope that we can welcome you back soon.

Yours sincerely,

Markus Krebs
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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

As a family we travel a lot, having been in many different places in Thailand, this place was our favorite. The hotel is situated in an authentic corner of the island. Fantastic hotel very hippie chic. Very friendly employees. Nothing is impossible in anantara rasananda, everybody goes beyond the impossible to make your stay the best! My only remark some facilities are to expensive compared to the island prices. A special thank you for rebekka at the reception from Croatia and the very kind night shift and barmen! If you are looking for paradise, good food, excellent cocktails, a perfect beach and a cute little village nearby then do not hesitate !

Stayed February 2014
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Markus K, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Dear ValCam009,

Thank you and your family for your recent visit to our resort and thank you for your posting on tripadvisor. It is great to read, how well our associates took care of your needs, especially Rebecca who just recently joined our team.

We certainly hope you will return to the “Paradise on earth” and we look forward to welcome you back.

Yours sincerely,

Markus Krebs
General Manager
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Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights and can honestly say this is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. The service from airport pick up to waving us off on the beach was first class.
Our pool suite room was huge! The small details made our stay a lovely experience. Unfortunately we never got to use the plunge pool on the terrace. The surrounding gardens made for a secluded feeling. The turn down service each evening was amazing, small sweets left for us and coffee/tea laid out. The complimentary spirits went down a treat as well!
The breakfast was a real feast. Everything was so fresh and the choices exceptional. To eat breakfast on the beach each morning was heaven.
The small village at the back of the hotel had some great bars and restaurants as well as a couple of shops and places to book trips. We did an island safari and had a wonderful day touring the island with elephant trekking, kayaking, archery, snorkelling and sightseeing. Can definitely recommend this trip. The lunch at the elephant camp was one of the best meals of our holiday!
All in all our stay at the Anantara Rasananda was more than we could have hoped for and we are already looking at returning next year and staying for a little longer. The staff were so welcoming how could we not want to return!
Well done to everyone at the hotel for making our stay so special. See you next year!!!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Markus K, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Good Day lulu1963,

Thank you for voting us for one of the best hotels you every stayed in. We appreciate that you enjoyed yourself and explored what the island and resort has to offer. We also like to hear that our associates made your stay so special and that you are planning to return.

Thank you again and we look forward welcoming you back next year.

Yours sincerely,

Markus Krebs
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed at this hotel in September 2013, so apologies for the late review. We are more used to staying in rustic Thai bungalows that are about 500B a night - this place is way on the other end of the scale!

My brother got married here, so spent three nights as part of the celebration and wedding package. OK - it is not cheap at around £200 per night, but the attention to detail and setting is unsurpassed. We stayed in an Ocean View villa, which was huge, beautifully decorated and had the most fantastic outlook.

The staff were very attentive and always on hand to help out. We stayed on a bed and breakfast basis, the breakfast was well cooked and very tasty so no complaints whatsoever. In the evenings we generally ate out in the small village which adjoins - there are many bars and restaurants catering for all needs. On the wedding night, the hotel provided the food and I can say it was probably one of the best meals I have ever had - everything was served promptly and so tasty, we could not thank them enough.

We did not want to leave that is for sure. If you are looking for a luxury hotel on Koh Phangan, I seriously doubt you could find better!

Room Tip: We were upgraded to an Ocean Pool villa, which was great
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Markus K, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Dear Chris,

We certainly appreciate your posting about your stay with us last year in September and are glad to hear that you enjoyed being with us during your brother’s wedding. Thank you very much for complimenting our staff and food, which I will be glad to share with our associates.

We hope you will be able to visit us again.

Yours sincerely,

Markus Krebs
General Manager
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Address: 5/5 Moo 5, Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand (Formerly Rasananda Resort & Spa)
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Ko Phangan
#2 Family Hotel in Ko Phangan
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ko Phangan
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Phangan
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked discreetly at the base of a lush mountain, amongst towering coconut palms and just steps from the powdery sands of Thong Nai Pan Noi beach, 64 private pool suites and villas in seven distinctive layouts face the turquoise sea. Comprising indoor and outdoor living spaces ranging from 100 to 250 square metres, each sanctuary reflects its own charming character. In natural harmony with the exotic surrounds, wood and stone features provide a striking backdrop to rich hand woven silks. Luxury comforts inside range from a “blissful dreams” mattress adorned with 500 thread count linens, to a 32 inch flat screen TV with home theatre entertainment, and outside to an indulgent private plunge pool.Guests keep in touch with complimentary WiFi throughout the resort, accompanied by an extensive library with PCs alongside international magazines and newspapers ... more   less 
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Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort And Spa
Rasananda Hotel Ko Phangan
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