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“Nice hotel, but swimming pool has bad chemicals” 3 of 5 stars
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Morning Star Resort
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Ban Kai Beach, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #135 of 245 Specialty Lodging in Ko Phangan
Driebergen, The Netherlands
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5 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Nice hotel, but swimming pool has bad chemicals”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

We liked this hotel very much, but the pool turned out to be a disaster for our 11-year old daughter. She had looked forward to swimming and lounging by the pool after an 14-day trip through Thailand. Unfortunately, she had a very bad allergic reaction on her skin after her first dip in the pool. She had a terrible rash. First, we thought it had to do with her sensitive skin, but later we found out that other guests' children (without skin or allergy problems) had the same issues. After their (and my daughter's) skin was damaged they couldn't swim in the sea either, because the salty water made that too painful. That was very disappointing.

I wasn't too thrilled about the loud music they sometimes played for young guests who are there for the full moon party. They do turn the volume down, however, if you ask them to.

The rest of the hotel was fine, though. The staff are very friendly, the view of the sea is magnificent. They have two wonderful hammocks.

Room Tip: The beachview cottages are more expensive but worth the money
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Just leaving the Morning Star now.
Staff very friendly, helped us kill a few bugs in our three night stay.

We stayed over half moon period and the resort only had 10 ppl staying, it was very quiet and far away from anything. Would only stay here one night again just because of its location.

The hotel itself is lovely and peaceful if that's what you like.

The whole island was quiet - we went into haad rin (apparently party central) the day after half moon and it was dead, so was thongsala. If like me you like to go for a walk at night, you can go into haad rin or thongsala in a taxi but there will be no-one there. A shame.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

so its my 3rd time staying at morning star, the guys were once again very helpful and inviting. Made our stay there unforgetable. Its peace and quiet, placed right in between 2 main parts of the beautiful quiet Island... its the perfect place to stay... right on the beach too! your own beach. i will dff be going back for more! Its cleanliness and polte staff just makes the holiday all much more relaxing and gives you peace of mind. Thank again guys will be back for sure! BEST ON THE ISLAND!!!!! :-)

Room Tip: if your wanting to stay right on the beach, dont look any further... plenty of options for those wan...
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  • Stayed April 2013, 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is my 4th time to this hotel. The only reason I came here original was through a friend, since then everytime I have come back to Koh Phangan I have stayed here. The staff are excellent and friendly, they will go out of their way to help you. The hotel itself is great value for money, the rooms are clean too. The pool is average in size but clean and has views across the sea. Great hotel if you are wanting to go to the Half Moon party, Full Moon, as its only a few minutes in a taxi.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

We love the kitchen and swimming pool, but If you come there bec of the sea nearby,better you have choose other hotel,in the sea is very shallow and some weeds. Cleaning was good,and people, who working there are very kindly.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 October 14, 2012

This was the second time i stayed at Mornig Star Resort with a group of friends, the friendly staff are great! thats why i came back also! and service is even better!
The food is awesome! Best " pad Thai " going around!
Very easy to get a taxi.
It has an amazing view of the sunset on the beach that runs along the resort, with a cute Bar on the beach, for the perfect sunset viewing with an exotic& refreshing cocktail to go with it.
It is kept very clean and well maintained!
Will deffinately go again.

Room Tip: Having the deluxe suit bungalow, basically on the right awesome view!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at morning star for one week and it was absolutely great experience :-)
Food is great! Fresh ingredients, and great variety (you should try the croquets)
Staff is very welcomin, friendly and helpful
Rooms are clean and neat
There's a nice swimming pool and a private beach
View is spectacular.
To make a long story short - a perfect place to spend your honeymoon or trip, we loved every minute if it

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Morning Star Resort

Address: Ban Kai Beach, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #135 of 245 Specialty Lodging in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Morning Star Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the new Morning Star Resort – a recently renovated resort on Phangan Island in southern Thailand. Located at Ban Kai one of Koh Phangan’s most picturesque beach locations, Morning Star Resort offers a selection of modern recently built beach front bungalows at very reasonable prices. Hotel Phangan Morning Star Resort has all the right ingredients - subtle luxury comforts, a sandy beach, a swimming pool, natural beauty and an outstanding restaurant. The resort is located in Ban Tai on a stretch of beautiful white sand and is positioned 50 meters from the black moon party, 500 meters from the half moon party and only a ten minute drive to the world famous full moon party. ... more   less 
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