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“Lovely beach side resort” 5 of 5 stars
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First Villa Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Ranch   |   145/1 Moo 1, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand (Formerly First Villa)   |  
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“Lovely beach side resort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

I stayed here for a few days whilst going to the half moon party. Basic but clean and pretty. Friendly staff. Really nice pool area and directly on the beach. Amazing sunrises right on your doorstep! About 15 mins from pier, just over 5 mins to half moon party in the jungle.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

My husband and I stayed at First Villa in May for the full moon party. After about a 10 minute taxi ride from the pier we arrived and were shown immediately to our private villa. It was clean, had air conditioning and a nice tv. The bathroom was a bit dated but perfectly functional. We took a walk down to the pool restaurant and it was absolutely perfect!! After a crazy night at the full moon party I had sprained my ankle and had to go to the nearby clinic. The owner Fabio drove me to the clinic himself and they came and picked me up as well. They even brought dinner to the villa later that night. Nearby there is an awesome breakfast cafe with all the waffles you can imagine. At the end of our stay Fabio drove us back to the pier and wished us well. I highly recommend staying here because the staff go the extra mile and you can't beat the view!

Room Tip: Try for a room next to the pool just because you get a view of Koh Samui as well.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Basildon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

If i return to Koh Phangan I will definitely be staying at First Villa:

Facilities: excellent rooms/bunglaows..clean and spacious. Great pool area right on the beach. Great food (reasonably priced) and drinks. Free internet etc

Staff: probably the ebst thing about first villa, manager (Fabio) is really helpful and a great guide to the island and quality banter. Other staff are hilarious and genuinely friendly..what more do you want,

Location: literally 10 mins or so from Haad rin and all the action, perfect spot, especially when you want to chill from the party. Local shops are also short scooter ride away.

Room Tip: whereever you choose you'll get a good night's kip!
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  • Stayed July 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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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Great location for a relaxing stay at Koh panghan and still close to Hahh Drin.

Room Tip: bungaloo at the pool
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We stayed at this hotel as it was close to the half moon party.

The hotel had a lovely pool and bar, but the rooms really let it down. We had a basic room (which was probably why), but even so there was a really nice relaxed feel about the place.

I would recommend this hotel, but if I was to stay there again, I would definitely pay extra for an upgraded room.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012 via mobile

We arrived here 2 days before the full moon and the resort was dead like the rest of the island was pretty quiet, it was like having the whole place to yourself. We stayed in the jacuzzi to watch the sunset it was magical and can watch the fishermen walk out on to the sandbanks. We found a livelier bar next door called powerbeach but looks wise its nothing in comparison. We felt very lucky going back here at night. We had a huge bungalow set back which was air conditioned, rooms and towels were changed everyday, this included pool towels. Would recommend for the full moon and to couples alike. Even if you not going to stay check
Out the food its fab we tried great beach also but wasnt a patch on it!

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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derbyshire
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52 hotel reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011 via mobile

Very welcoming, relaxing beautiful place , and only short bus/taxi ride to nearby towns! Great value for money

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 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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Address: 145/1 Moo 1, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand (Formerly First Villa)
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 226 Specialty Lodging in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — First Villa Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fall in love with Koh Phangan by visiting us here at First Villa Beach Resort. With our perfect location and Beach front views you'll be made to go anywhere else. Our very friendly English speaking staff are here ready and waiting for whatever you may need. So why not come, relax and enjoy the sunset views with a refreshing drink in hand and be enchanted by "First Villa Beach Resort"! ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
1st Villa
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