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9/1 Moo 2, Koh Tao Island, Ko Phangan 84360, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #62 of 107 Ko Phangan B&B and Inns
3.5 of 5 stars 11 Reviews
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“Nice, beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011 via mobile

A lovely nice comfy hotel, beautiful and clean. Friendly and helpful staff. Booked for the room thru sawadee.com.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2011

Coming out of the port, turning left and walking for ten minutes will bring you to the Anantra/Ananda resort. We stayed in one of the bungalows which was perfectly fine - I think the Bungalows are better value than the main building which is about twice the price.

However, the bungalows are quite dark, small windows and a dark wooden interior (like a swiss chalet) means the place is always dark - even with the lights on. The bed was comfy, AC worked a treat and the TV had 100 channels - several of which had english.

Good restaurant at the bottom with excellent wifi.

Koh Tao is a nice location to be based - away from the hustle of Sairee.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2011

Ananda which is often confused as Anantra is 2-3 minutes walk from the ferry terminal and in walking distance to the Mae Haad village. Sairee which is the centre of all nightlife and has more shops, bars and restaurants is a 20 minute walk away on the path next to the guesthouse.

Ananda is a collection of a few buildings. The main building by the beach which you see on the websites is where all the higher end (1500 Baht in low season) rooms are. Then just up a short path surrounded by vegetation are a handful of bungalows. I think there are two A/C which are larger one of which we stayed in, two smaller fan bungalows and one large building housing two rooms on a terrace.

Our bungalow was 1000 Baht booked through Agoda and quite nice though slightly dark because the two windows were fitted with mosquito nets and the area has many trees. It was perfectly fine and when we asked to extend our stay for another two nights, we were beaten by Agoda and so had to move.

The internet is only available in the main building or the (good and reasonably priced) restaurant, Pranee's Kitchen. Our bungalow was never serviced in the two nights we were there but they gave us toilet roll when we asked for it. To be honest I did expect service to be included in the price and was slightly disappointed.

The only other problem was the noise at night. First night wasn't so bad but obviously a quarrelling couple live behind the bungalow. Last night they were shouting for hours and throwing large objects out of their balcony.

Today, we move to another bungalow the other side of the ferry terminal which we checked out this morning and though they are not on Agoda (and perhaps for this reason) they are 20% cheaper and larger.

Shelley
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2011

We booked at Ananda Villas which sometimes is confusingly called Anantra. Initially we'd booked the garden bungalows, but they didn't look great so on our arrival changed to a room on the beach which we were very happy with. It was very attractive, kept very clean and the location was very good for the ferry and for dive trips. Each room has its own balcony .The negative was that apart from the small reception area there were just the rooms themselves, so technically this was not the hotel we were expecting with a lounge/restaurant/pool where we could socialise with other guests.There are however restaurants a stone's throw away, and Sairee Beach is an easy walk. If you are looking for time away from other people or are going in a crowd, this is an excellent spot, but if you are looking to socialise I would perhaps suggest somewhere with those sort of facilities.Certainly if you want night life, staying at Sairee Beach itself would probably be a better option.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 9/1 Moo 2, Koh Tao Island, Ko Phangan 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
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Ranked #62 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Phangan
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Number of rooms: 10

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