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Sunset Hill Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   81/15 Moo 8, Haad Chaophao, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #14 of 90 Hotels in Ko Phangan
Certificate of Excellence
Spondon, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best place to stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Me and my new husband were on our honeymoon and this hotel was perfect! All the hotel staff really helped us and provided the best service. The food was lovely and the views were out of this world. This hotel was one of my favourites that we stayed in! Thank you so much!

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 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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Sunset-Hill, Manager at Sunset Hill Resort, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Dear Imogen,

Thank you very much for your very nice review. We are happy to hear that you had an amazing time with us and we really enjoyed being part of your honeymoon trip and getting to know you and your husband. We are looking forward to welcome you again in the near future! For a special returning guest discount please email us at info@sunsethillresort.com
Warm regards from the Sunset Hill team!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

to stay in Sunset Hill. The view is stunning and it is worth walking everyday high up the hill to see it in the morning. There is nice beach down but in June it is shallow, so we rent a motorbike and went to Thong Nai Pan Yai. The service is more than helpful and nice! Cons for me: I'm a smoker and I wasn't allowed to smoke in the room.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Sunset-Hill, Manager at Sunset Hill Resort, responded to this review, June 18, 2014
Hi Grzesio,

Thanks for the nice review it I was our great pleasure to have you stay in our resort!
Good news: smoking is actually a bad habit so you'll thank us later haha. No seriously there is plenty of space on the large balcony or garden or rooftop or at the pool etc to smoke its only not allowed to smoke in the room itself.
Hope you had a great remainder of your holiday and we are looking forward to see you back!
Warm regards from the Sunset Hill Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stayed here for two nights for the Full Moon Party. Was a little sceptical about the distance from Haad Rin where the party takes place, but the girls at the hotel arrange a shared taxi to Haad Rin for the guests which is very cheap, and you can always arrange to return with the guests to save money. My favorite part of the hotel is the infinity pool. I arrived very very jet lagged, and ended up waking up at about 5 in the morning. I had a walk down to the pool and managed to watch the sunrise over the infinity pool while everybody else was asleep, it was the definition of paradise. I would highly recommend this hotel, especially for couples. The location is good, there isn't a whole lot of things to do in the area, so I'd suggest either hiring a scooter or staying within the hotel and relaxing. There is also a steep hill up to the hotel, but the view at the top makes it worth it all. The girls at the hotel are more than happy to help with any question or queries you have, and the breakfast/bar area hosts some amazing views.

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Mui Ne, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights. From the first moment the staff here were amazing. It was low season so we got a good deal. The hotel has the most amazing views. Up there with the top hotels we ever stayed in for views. Room was nice and big with good tv and dvd player. Pool is nice. Might be busy in high season as it is nit the biggest pool.
Only downsides was the restaurant. It was low season si the restaurant was not open every night as chef was off. The nearest other restaurant was 5 mins away at the end of a big hill. It is a hard walk. I woudl recommend hiring a scooter if u stay here as there is not many shops or restaurants close by. Saying that we managed without one. Would certainly recommend this hotel without hesitation.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My stay was at Sunset hill was faultless.
I had organized a surprise holiday for my mum's 50th and decided to stay here, thank you Gig and Adam your hospitality and professionalism was outstanding. I have since returning to Australia recommended Sunset hill to friends and family and hope to return again one day soon. Thank you!

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I had been to Koh Pha Ngan on many occasions before but had never had the opportunity to check out this part of the island. My friends and I (6 of us in total) wanted to attend the full moon party but wanted or accommodation to be far more secluded than the madness of Haad Rin. Sunset Hill was absolutely brilliant. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted by the wonderful staff, in particular Anna made it feel like home from home :) Prior to our arrival, sylvester had been really helpful in advising us via e-mail also. Our rooftop penthouse was spacious and luxurious. The reception and eating area faces the most stunning view. The food was beautiful and we had wifi to be able to communicate with home (Ireland). The infinity pool was simply paradise, we spent many morning and evenings there relaxing before and after activities. The staff aided us and advised us regarding activities and organised pick-ups. Taxi's into town were prompt and allowed us time for a drink whilst taking in the spectacular sunset from the balcony.
I would recommend Sunset Hill to anyone travelling to Koh Pha Ngan. Thoroughly enjoyed stay and and would love to go back again. You experience the bast of both worlds of Koh Pha Ngan here - the craziness of the night life and the rural bliss of Thailand.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Sunset-Hill, Manager at Sunset Hill Resort, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Hi Karen and friends,

Thank you very much for this great review! We love hearing that we've found the right balance for people who like to visit the famous Full Moon party and at the same time enjoy the amazing features of Koh Phangan island. Great guests create a great Full Moon party vibe!

We are already looking forward to have you stay with us again!
All the best,
The Sunset Hill Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014


Booked this as it was a third of it's advertised rate and it was full moon so price looked very good. This part of the island is my favourite part as its more relaxed and has far better beaches.

Hotel is located just a short climb from the coast road with stunning views and good beaches. The staff were very attentive and very helpful. The views from the superior rooms and infinity pool are great. What made me surprised was the number of rules displayed in each room, this isn't a young backpacker hotel so most people who stay here are responsible and do not need to be given a book of rules. Unfortunately the Internet isn't that good in the rooms probably the slowest i have encountered in 2 yrs in Thailand, most of the time it could not be used which was disappointing, when it did work it was very slow, this isn't due to the location of the hotel as the restaurant at the bottom of the road had excellent wifi day and night so this needs improvement. Reception wifi was ok so room wifi needs improvement as it's pointless having it.
Overall i was very satisfied with my stay but disappointed with wifi in rooms.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Manager_Sunset-Hill, Manager at Sunset Hill Resort, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Dear Steve,

Thank you very much for your nice review, fairly describing our resort and informing the readers why they should surely come and experience this beautiful part of the island!

Sorry to hear about your difficulties connecting to our free WIFI in the rooms. The reason for this is that during Full Moon Parties our resort is usually fully booked and most people nowadays use multiple devices (phone, ipad, laptop) which means their are many connections to our routers and internet lines at the same time, which sometimes causes them to be overloaded and not allow any more connections. We acknowledge this issue and therefore have upgraded our Wifi system and now installed an extra internet line and router for our guests, which solves the issue.

Regarding the information and rules booklet in the room, we understand this is clearly unnecessary for well behaving guests like yourselves and most of our guests are indeed very lovely and careful during their stay in our apartments, they can just ignore this booklet. However since we are located on Koh Phangan, which is famous as a party island and backpacker heaven, we have occasionally (more often during the Full Moon party period) guests who misbehave, brake things in the room, have all night loud parties or leave the Aircon on and all windows open when they are out. For these guest the rules book is unforuunately necessary. We sincerely hope it won't be necessary anymore in the near future.

Thanks again for your terrific review and we are looking forward to have you stay with us again and use our upgraded fast Wifi!
Best regards,
The Sunset Hill Team
Sylvester
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Address: 81/15 Moo 8, Haad Chaophao, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunset Hill Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience the spectacular sunsets from the west coast of natural Koh Phangan island. The Sunset Hill Resort is located on a stunning hill overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, Koh Tao, Koh Samui and the Marine Park. This area is famous for snorkeling and diving as well as for the beautiful beaches Haad Yao, Secret Beach and Chao Phao, which are located within 10 minutes walking distance or 2 minutes by scooter. The luxury apartments have majestic ocean views from their round design terraces. Penthouse apartments also have a kitchen in the dining and living room. The resort has an amazing infinity pool and cozy viewpoint lounge bar/restaurant and open air deck where great food and beverages are served. Our knowledgeable multilangual reception staff can assist you to discover the island and any other holiday wishes you may have. We are looking forward to help you to create the fantastic holiday experience of your dreams! ... more   less 
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