We booked a bungalow in the Baan Manali Resort and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The bungalows are clean, nicely furnished, you've got your own veranda out front and a very comfy hammock. Bathroom among the best we've seen in Thailand. The resort is right next to the beach, wonderful sunsets included. Water might be a bit too shallow to swim during low tide but still nice to cool down a little. The restaurant/bar/breakfast area is beautifully furnished and looks lovely, especially at night with the lights on. Very relaxed atmosphere, not the partying crowd that might be associated with full moon parties on Koh Phangan. Room service is only every second day but that didn't bother us at all. If you need anything at all anybody at the reception is very happy to assist you.
The resort is just a few minutes walk out of town and not far from the ferry terminal. There is a gorgeous massage place just a two minute walk away that you should definitely try: pure relax - best massage ever, very pleasant, clean and beautiful place.
Contrary to some tripadvisor reviews we thought the owners were very nice and helpful whenever we needed anything. Breakfast is delicious. Do try the muesli (it's homemade) with fruit salad and yoghurt, it's very yummy. Also the crepes and the toast are great, everything homemade. We had dinner there as well a couple of nights and the food was very good. You should like dogs and cats however because there a some around, very friendly though :).
Would definitely come back and highly recommend this gorgeous resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at only 10 min walking from the main village of the island, Baan Manali Resort is a quiet and relaxing nest, surrounded by coconut trees, facing the lagoon. Spread in a tropical garden, our 11 cozy bungalows, built in traditional way, offer all the modern comfort (AC, hot water, new beds, private balcony and hammock). At our bar-restaurant facing the sunset, you will enjoy our cocktails, family Thai cooking or European dishes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baan Manali Hotel Koh Phangan