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“Great value for money” 5 of 5 stars
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Moo 5 Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #10 of 92 Hotels in Ko Phangan
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“Great value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We stayed in a fan bungalow for four nights. The bungalow was basic (as you would expect for 500 baht per night!), but it had lots of nice touches and it was very clean. Definitely the best beach bungalow we have stayed in! The staff were really friendly and we also loved the restaurant. The food was reasonably priced (although cheaper food can be found in the village if you are on a strict budget) and there was a great selection of dishes, it was our favourite place to eat on the beach. There are dogs on the resort but we found them to be very laid back and mostly left the guests alone during our stay. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a budget option - it exceeded our expectations!

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Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We spent 5 nights in the Grand Family House in late April. It was pretty much what was described on the website and we weren't expecting luxury. The rooms were clean and the bedrooms air conditioned, which was a must at the hottest time of year especially if the resort has no pool.

The balcony could probably have benefitted from an overhead fan as being quite deep into the jungle, the mosquitos were rampant. That said, it was nice to spend some time out there on the seats and hammock.

The staff were very pleasant and we had no cause for complaint in that department. The food in the Longtail restaurant was extremely good and very competitive pricewise. The Thai dishes were very tasty.

There were 2 issues which meant our stay wasn't as enjoyable as it could have been. The first was the amount of dogs that live there and are allowed to roam freely around all areas of the resort including the restaurant. One of them attached herself to our party which wasn't so bad most of the time as she was very quiet, but later on another dog joined which was more temperamental and covered with battle scars. It nipped at my partner's leg and bared its teeth which made her nervous for the remaining time we were there.

The other issue was the hammock slung beneath our bungalow that was used by workers at the resort. We told the staff that we weren't happy having people sleeping under our accommodation, but nothing was done. Again it's something that took the edge off our enjoyment of the resort.

It was a nice enough place at the end of a very nice remote beach. Quite expensive for what it is though when you consider the other hotels in the area.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We have just spent 5 fantastic days at the Longtail Beach Resort- the location is on a beautiful beach that's so peaceful, the staff went out of their way to help us when our luggage was delayed on our first day. The food in the restaurant is lovely, highly recommend the curries and their BLT sandwich :) excellent value for money in an idyllic location!!

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We wanted something cheap but still nice and were not dissapointed. The resort offers comfortable accommodation at a no frills cost.
The bungalow was very nice and had a hammock for lazing on outside. The one negative I must say was the cleanliness, which could have been slightly better (used Cotton bud in bathroom!).
The restaurant is good and you literally eat and drink on the beach which is very chilled and nice.
The whole place has a really good feel to it to be honest.
One other bad point is the dogs that roam the beach, be careful around these!
Also, make sure you venture out at night to try the other beach bars which are also very nice.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

We just left and we already miss the place. The owner of the place is so so welcoming and lovely and the local crew is the smiliest I've see in Thailand.
And that's not all, the food is remarkable, everything. Recommendations: go on the Thai food, it's the best you'll taste around where you are traveling.
Enjoy

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

After 4 nights in a 4 star resort on Koh Samui I have to say this place is DIVINE! And a tenth of the price. Simple yet comfortable and clean bungalows ( we had #1 right on the beach). Great food, friendly well loved dogs, beautiful beach, low key and quiet. Just superb. No - they don't service the rooms every day but that is made clear on their website and when you arrive. It's simple, and located right at the end of the beach. So - god forbid - you need to walk 50 metres to swim in deeper water. I sometimes wonder what sort of research people do before they arrive somewhere. We have loved every minute of our 3 days and wish it could be longer. Highly recommended if you want some quiet down time and a beautiful and peaceful setting. And we found the staff delightful - maybe you get what you give. We will be back!

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We are a family of four from Ontario, Canada, with two boys ages 12 and 14. We spent a week at Longtail (with 3 other couples) in March 2014. We loved it. Laid back with great food and a friendly staff. It is located at the quiet end of a quiet beach. Very "family friendly", and we met a few other families travelling with younger children who loved the resort as well. During the hot season, I would recommend a bungalow with air-con. Bungalows are eclectic in design, but functional, clean with a nice deck on each one for relaxing. We stayed near the back of the resort (away from the water), which was still lovely (and less than 100 meters to the beach). We will be back!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Longtail Beach Resort

Address: Moo 5 Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Ko Phangan
#4 Family Hotel in Ko Phangan
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Phangan
Number of rooms: 19
Also Known As:
Longtail Beach Hotel Koh Phangan

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