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“Beautiful Hotel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa

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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
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have recently returned from a 7 night stay at the Anantara Rasananda. I have to say that the hotel and it's setting are absolutely beautiful.
The Anantara's facility at Ko Samui where we awaited the speed boat for the journey across to Koh Pagnan is just the beginning of the "special" treatment that you receive. The feeling as you approach the beach to be greeted by the welcoming staff is something that I have never previously experienced, what makes things even better is that the same level of treatment and service from the staff continues throughout your stay.
We stayed in a Garden Pool Suite which was absolute stunning but it would appear that this is the case whichever type of accommodation is chosen in this resort.
The second night of our stay was my wife's birthday and the staff went out of their way to ensure that this was a memorable night. I'd also like to say a big thank you to the individuals who were able to arrange a beautiful bouquet of orchids at short notice.
The other highlight for us was the spa which is unique in terms of the surroundings and experience. Treat yourself, you won't regret it.
The hotel doesn't sit in the midst of a "busy" resort but the small village offers a variety of restaurants which offer alternative drinking and dining. I'd particularly recommend the beach club which is just along from the hotel for early evening cocktails and "Luna" for dining.
With regard to the hotel, I only have a couple of small complaints :-
1) Dining is quite an expensive experience, not helped by the fact that the advertised prices are then subject to an additional 10% service charge +7.5% VAT.
2) The evening atmosphere in the dining/drinking area was quite subdued. This wasn't helped by the fact that the musical entertainment finished at 9pm (since we returned and gave our feedback to the hotel, we have been informed that this has now been extended to 10pm).
All in all, we really enjoyed our stay at the Anantara Rasananda and hope that one day we'll return.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
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Markus K, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Dear stokiojoe,

Thank you very much for staying with your family at our resort in August. We appreciate your detailed comments and suggestions, especially about your arrival experience, the memorable birthday celebration with your wife and your visit to our Anantara Spa.

We are looking forward welcoming you back one day.

Warm greetings from the island of Koh Phangan,

Markus Krebs
General Manager
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  • Service
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  • Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We spent three days at the anantara and i really wish it could have been more.

Our stay was off to a perfect start with a free 15 min head massage at check it which was just what we needed after the flight! And the spa is beautiful on top of the hill!

The beach is really nice, tranquil, soft sand, sea where you can both swim and relax by the shore and their sun beds are the most comfortable i've ever seen! With the plus side of each room having their own reserved sun beds, so you always have space.

There's several options of places to eat around but we ended up having our meals at the hotel most days, the food was really good and they had a nice variety (and great cocktails).

Finally, the staff were amazing! Always really helpful and with a really big smile!

Stayed August 2014
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Markus K, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 11, 2014
Sawasdee Teresa O,

Thank you very much for staying with us in August. It is very pleasant to read about your visit to our Anantara Spa, that you enjoyed our private sun loungers which are reserved for each Villa and our pleasant associates that made your stay an amazing experience.

We hope to welcome you back one day!

Warm greetings from the island of Koh Phangan,

Markus Krebs
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The service is incredible, really, you fill pampered.
They provide you every day two small sweet, you have 4 + 2 bottle of water complementary, 4 are left in the morning room make up, and 2 in the afternoon room make up (if you finished them).

In the beach (very nice) the provide fresh water and a piece of fruit, and sometime a small drink like juice (in late morning).

The breakfast is really good and reach.

The restaurant (we had half board) is very very good, a bit priced but good.
I think that drinks are really overpriced but is part of it.

SPA woow really nice, relaxing and professional, save those 4/5000 bath for it, it woth the cost. They provide you all the necessary so don't bother carrying anything.

Now, in the nearby there is nothing, some small restaurant some shop, the common massage centers and that's it.
There are two diving centers and they ask 3500/4500 bath for a daily diving tour.
If you want to go somewhere like the moon party location you have to grab a taxi and yes, it is a bit disappointing but the resort overcharge you so go outside and arrange the trip with someone.
Btw I do not recommend the moon party, unless you like being surrounded by drunk people and some thief.

The beach is nice as I said, the water is clear (much much better than Ko Samui) but also there, there are floating particles that avoid you to have a clear view, so no snorkeling at all.
If you want to snork you have to move, rent a boath (around 3.5/4000 per day) or choose another location.

Stay there 4/5 days no more (but this is personal).
I agree with some reviewer, I don't think this is a good place for whom traveling with kids.

We you arrive in Ko Samui, arrange a pickup with the hotel, they will bring you to a lounge where you can relax and have free wifi, every day at 11:30 and 16:30 a speedboat will bring you to the resort.

Room Tip: I was in the room 10, it was nice, it was in the upper floor of the second line of buildings. The fr...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 9, 2014
Dear Norcino,

Thank you for visiting our resort in July and thank you for your high ratings. We really appreciate the comments about your stay, especially you highlighting your experience at our Bistro @ the Beach restaurant and our Anantara Spa.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back one day.

Yours sincerely,

Markus Krebs
General Manager
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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Stayed here over new years with a friend in 2012, i have to say it was one of the best hotels i have ever stayed at!
I was jumping for joy when we arrived at the pool villa is it was simply amazing! Food was also delicious. Would i stay here again? Yep, in a heart beat

Stayed September 2013
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Markus K, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear JessicaMalec,

Thank you very much for staying at our resort in the past and thank you for your rating and posting.

We look forward welcoming you back one day.

Yours sincerely,

Markus Krebs
General Manager
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rechovot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Stayed there for 6 days in a 2nd floor bungalow room, it was last location of our honeymoon and it was perfect!
The room is huge and very well decorated, has a balcony and a private pool, free alcohol bar, big screen tv, apple tv, huge shower. The bed is huge and very comfortable, tons of pillows, perfect for honeymooners.
The beach is one of the best we seen in Thailand, every room has its own beach beds which is great.
Service is superb. The bar and service staff was amazing, friendly and helpful. Rebecca at the front desk was very kind and helped us book tickets to the Black Moon Party and for diving trip (go search for Dirk at Dreamland Divers if you want a great instructor!)
The food is pricey in overall, but very tasty and various, the vine bar is also great! Chef Donald himself inspects every dish that comes out his kitchen and supervises every service from breakfast till the night, very professional. Also, for a cheaper food you can always go to the nearby village (and if you do - you have to try Handsome's Sandwiches - best burger in Koh Phangan!)
In overall, it was a perfect ending to our honeymoon, but we will definitely be back soon!

Room Tip: beach view, pool bungalow
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 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, August 7, 2014
Dear dennis g,

We are pleased that you have chosen our resort for celebrating your honeymoon. It’s lovely to read your description of our villas and our beach with its reserved sun loungers. Thank you especially for your comments about Chef Don and his food quality and thank you for exploring the nearby wine bar and restaurants.

We look forward welcoming you back soon!

Yours sincerely,

Markus Krebs
General Manager
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Amazing arrival experience when you arrive by boat directly in front of the hotel with the management team as welcome committee. It's definitely worth to pay a bit more and get an Ocean View Room, close by the sea and you can listen to the waves at night, sitting in your own pool. It was an experience that left no wish open, the Spa is awesome but need to book in advance as it is usually busy. Will definitely come back, a week would be perfect.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, August 1, 2014
Dear Monet456,

Thank you very much for staying with us in July and thank you for posting so many beautiful pictures of our resort! We are happy to read that we exceeded your expectation and like you mentioning your arrival experience, your visit to our Anantara Spa and the perfect location of your oceanfront villa.

We are certainly looking forward welcoming you back soon.

Yours sincerely,

Markus Krebs
General Manager
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We both absolutely lived our stay here.
The weather was fabulous which helped.
Our room was decorated beautifully as we were on honeymoon. Nice treats in the room too.
It's all about the beach-just gorgeous!! White soft sand, warm clear water, loved it.
The staff are very kind and friendly. They also make beautiful cocktails (TNP Breeze...YUM!!)

The only negatives were:
I didn't think a resort like this would have so many noisy kids.
Restaurant very expensive. It is much better value to eat in the tiny village.

Stayed July 2014
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Markus K, General Manager at Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Dear Nicola M,

Congratulations and thank you very much for letting us know, that you had a perfect honeymoon at our resort. We also appreciate you mentioning about the friendliness of our staff and our amazing beach.

We are looking forward to welcome you back one day.

Yours sincerely,

Markus Krebs
General Manager
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Additional Information about Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villa Resort & Spa

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:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Ko Phangan
#2 Luxury Hotel in Ko Phangan
#2 Family 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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