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Phangan Beach Resort
111 moo 1 | ban tai, Ko Phangan, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #22 of 91 hotels in Ko Phangan
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay here over full moon period. When we arrived we were a day late (my fault booking the wrong dates) and luckily they still had room. We originally were booked into twin room but had none left. They offered to give us fan room or we could pay extra for beach front. Was quite a lot so opted for fan. However after mentioning it was my birthday the next day they generously gave us the beach front for nothing.
The room itself was lovely with good air con, fridge, comfy bed and tv. Shower was good and all clean. The only minor thing was the lock, a little annoying having to open an lock everytime - maybe something easier can be used? The location was brilliant, we much prefer staying in baan tai when visiting the island - far enough but close enough to full moon and close to the pier, jungle party and restaurants. The grounds are lovely and looked after greatly (more than once a day) and they have plenty of furniture on the beach. The staff were all brilliant both the Thai and western staff (sorry didn't get any Thai staff names), always would ask how you were doing. Aaron and Adam both brilliant, interacting with the guests and good drinking buddies. The lady (manager I think) also lovely and always asking if things were alright. The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated, the food we ate was good (best masaman I've ever tried) my only criticism would be too expensive for portion size for example. Beach bar brilliant and loads of different drinks, was lovely for them to have free BBQ on full moon night too. We also went on the boat trip run by them, it was good to see other parts of the island and we had a small group of about 12 on a fairly large boat. Again my only criticism would be it was slightly overpriced.
Overall we loved our stay here, one of the best resorts we have stayed at over a year long trip. I would definitely recommend Phangan beach resort and will definitely return when I'm back on the island.
Cheers guys!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We loved our stay here, it felt like somewhere we should be paying lots of money for but it was very reasonably priced. Excellent swimming pool with massage area at the side (you pay for treatments) and the beach is right infront of the hotel with hammocks and bean bags on for you to use. The food and drinks were great and the bar staff were really friendly. We stayed here while the Full Moon was on and got a taxi down to Haad Rin each night (100 baht each), we never had to wait for a taxi and we much preferred doing this than staying in an over priced and noisy hotel in Haad Rin.
The only bad things were that there wasnt many places to eat other than the hotel when we wandered on to the main road. Also you could only use the wi fi in the restaurant, there was no signals in the rooms.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

this place is brilliant, we didnt know what to expect when we got there and we had paid for ahut. the huts are great you dont even need air conditioning the huts with fans are cool enough at night anyway andthere clean, everything here is clean.

the food is great and fairly cheap, for any british travellers, they sell pork sausages something that isnt easy to find over here.

the bar staff adam is a top lad and i have never met anyone that can go out every night and still turn up for work the next and get on with it. a hard worker and a great laugh.

same goes for aaron the guy who has put some new things on the menu, good food he has brought to the place hope he carries on with it.

thanks to all the staff we will be back at some point

  • Stayed October 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Awesome place! Will for sure return there.
Great service and accomodation with a western touch.
Clean and friendly. And it's on a super beautiful beach.
Just don't lose your room key .. :-) it's 2000Baht! hahaha

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Thanks to the friendly and knowledgable staff at Phangan Beach resort our stay on Koh Phangan was a memorable one. The resort is on the beach and has a relaxed feel to it. Massage beds, swimming pool, beach bar and great hands-on owners. Adam and Aaron were extremely helpful and great company.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Bungalow resort on the private beach with hammocks under the palm trees - a really paradise view! The amazing and friendly staff and the owner compensated for the disadvantage of the low tide which made swimming impossible (though in February it should be exceptional).

Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Whilst travelling around the south of Thailand me and my friend came across this little gem of a resort. With british management, quirky, little wooden huts to sleep in and a beautiful beach steps away from the accommodation we were in heaven for the first few days. Upon arrival we were informed of us arriving at ''just the right time'' as a massive kite surfing competition was taking place on their beach and we could enjoy it. Unfortunately when it came to the dates of the competiton everything went abit downhill. The kite-surfers were put first above the other guests at the hotel, and we suddenly felt abit uncomfortable and as if we were intruding. The restaurant was closed for the day at one point as they were offering a private bbq/hog roast type affair for the surfers. This was without notice..no communication was made to let us know that it was to be shut, there wasn't another decent restaurant nearby to the hotel and no alternative eating arrangements were made. Abit of a shame. A general air of exclusion for us 'non-competitors' was really uncomfortable. We couldn't relax on the beach due to kites covering every inch of sand available resulting in all non-competing guests cramming into the pool area. If we were made aware before booking that this would be taking place we would have steered clear.
Overall a really cool place, nice alternative to hostels and still reasonably priced... but probably best for management to re-think their approach to such events in the future.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: 111 moo 1 | ban tai, Ko Phangan, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Ko Phangan
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Phangan
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Phangan
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