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Nice Sea Resort
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   19/3 Moo. 8, Srithanu Beach, Thongsala Rd., Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 104 Ko Phangan B&B and Inns
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“Great Place, Great People, Great Vibe!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We can’t say enough great things about Nice Sea Resort. From the moment Mr. Nice picked us up at the pier, we knew we were in good hands. Mr. Nice and his staff are all so friendly and make you feel like you are at home. They work so hard to make their guests feel welcome and are committed to making their guests happy. We have stayed in many guesthouses, hotels, hostels in 4 months of traveling and we would rate Nice Sea Resort as one of our favorite places. This is based on the staff, the amenities of the property and the overall experience.

We had the pleasure of staying in the Wooden Bungalow and a Standard Bungalow with air-conditioning and both were amazing for different reasons.

The Wooden Bungalow is perfect if you are looking for cost effective accommodations and you aren’t bothered by a few ants and the heat. The wooden bungalows are a nice size, ours had a double bed and another single bed. It had a large balcony with a hammock and 2 chairs and was a great place to relax and enjoy the views. It had a western toilet that you have to scoop flush, the fan was very powerful and got the air moving. Just remember, it’s a rustic style of accommodation, kind of like camping. We had a great time here, perhaps found it a bit hot to sleep as there wasn’t much breeze the first night. The 2nd night was much cooler due to the breeze and we slept fine.

The Standard Bungalow is very nice if you are looking for a more premium experience. It had air-conditioning, a mini fridge, TV with some English channels (Star World, Fox Movies Premium, BBC), a bureau to hang your clothes, modern plumbing and gleaming tile. It was a larger room and was extremely clean (no bugs), had a little bit smaller balcony and was equipped with a hammock and 2 chairs to relax in. It had everything you could ask for. Beautiful!

We thoroughly enjoyed the beach. Currently in the morning to mid-day the tide is low which creates the most beautiful little sandy beaches with rich blue shallow water. Later on in the day towards sunset the tide is higher and the water is deeper. It was breathtaking, romantic and simply beautiful. We were so happy with the beach that we never left in 5 days.

Currently there is some construction going on, as they are building 3 more bungalows. The construction goes during the day and wasn’t that loud at all and made no impact on our stay. It’s great to see a local Thai family expanding and growing their business on the island. There are some dogs on the property that do bark now and then, but they were a real pleasure to have around. They really added to the charm of the environment.

The property is beautiful and really well kept, the staff wakes up early raking and cleaning up the yard, there is so much pride here. We love that all of the bungalow have a foot wash basin outside, this is a nice touch. They have a great “on demand” system if you need housekeeping, you simply just put your key in a red box at Mr. Nice’s office and they will take care of it for you. The Wi-Fi is strong, consistent and had good signal strength. It worked everywhere on the property. Regarding food, the restaurant was amazing. We ate there many times, tried several dishes and each new dish we tried kept getting better and better! The area is great and quiet and laid back. There are also some nice restaurants in walking distance, we loved that there is a 7-Eleven which is a only a 5 minute walk away.

If you are looking for a beautiful property to relax in, a gorgeous beach and friendly staff, Mr. Nice and his team will be a good fit for you. We would highly recommend the Nice Sea Resort.

Here is a link to a video we made of our experience: http://youtu.be/aPWrrlLPvX8

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Great place on the beach on the western coast of Koh Phangan. Lovely nice and clean bungalows. The resort is owned by a thai family and they are very nice helpful people. We enjoyed our stay with beautiful sunsets every evening.

Everything was excellent except sleeping quality what was really terrible. The problem was a gang of dogs that started barking every single night just beside the bungalows and actually there was nothing we could do about it...Too many sleepless nights so we moved to another place.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Wow, what can I say about this place. We loved staying here. The bungalows are literally on the beach. They are equipped with everything you need. We had a superior bungalow and it had a/c, fridge, tv etc. Not that we watched tv but the a/c was a must for us as it was soooo hot. The bungalow is nice and clean and the bedding smelt really fresh and clean. They are really private and well spaced out. You can look out of your bungalow and see the sea, its amazing. We stayed in February 2012 and found all the staff to very friendly. We wanted to arrive a day earlier and rang Mr Nice to see if we could check in then, however he was full so he arranged for us to stay in another accommodation just 5 minutes away. I think it was his cousins place. Anyway they came and picked us up and brought us back the next day to Nice Sea where we spent 5 days there. Mr Nice was so helpful and his mum was lovely too doing all our laundry for us. The breakfast was yummy too with a good selection on the menu. The location is beautiful. The beach is really clean and the sea is crystal clear. If you walk out of the resort and turn left you arrive at a small village where there are a few restaurants. An Italian which is nice however you have to wait a long time for pasta to be cooked unless your having pizza. There is also a steak restaurant round the back which the road to it is totally pitch black at night so be careful, it is a must to visit as the steak is out of this world. There are many small Thai eateries with very cheap meals on the menu if your on a budget. There is also a 7/11 in this town along with a chemist. We got a tuk tuk taxi from the port which was about 15 mins away and i think it cost about 300bht each maybe a bit less. The taxi's are always buzzing up and down the coast road so you can get about quite easily, just don't let them rip you off and haggle with them. If they won't come down wait for another taxi as they very frequent. All in all a good stay and would defo stay here if and when I return to Ko Phangan. Also nice and quiet and not near the full moon revellers. I would say its about half and hour away to the full moon party area.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Limerick, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2012

We stayed at this resort for five nights and it was excellent. Mr. Nice and his family couldn't have been nicer and Mr. Nice himself is extremely helpful. We stayed here to go to the Full Moon party and the perfect place to stay and relax before and after. It's right on the beach so what more could you need!! You could rent a scooter and make your way to the nearest town within ten minutes and the village is only a five minute walk away. You are near a few bars and restaurants. Couldn't fault this place, would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed March 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 March 24, 2012

This is the place to be. Beautiful, quiet, relaxed, clean, excellent service. The beach-side bungalows are air conditioned. The beach is well maintained. A small but excellent restaurant is part of the resort. Small shops and more restaurants are in walking distance. Free WiFi with strong signal within the resort. Mr. Nice, manager of the resort, speaks English fluently and is able to organize tours, rentals, taxi, and more.

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  • Stayed March 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

Nearly everything is said by the other 5* recommendations. Nice Sea Resort is the pick on Koh Phangan. You arrive with a warm welcome by "Mr. Nice" and his Family and finally you don't want to leave this lovely place. The small resort is great and offers all you need: a sandy and calm beach, a spacious clean hut (we had the direct beachfront - which was perfect), a tasty restaurant run by the family, great service and hints, and beautiful sunsets nearly everyday. Overall, if you are looking for a relaxing trip to Koh Phangan we can fully recommend to stay with Nice Sea Resort.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2012

Stayed here in Dec 2010 - Jan 2011 with 3 female friends at the start of our travelling journey. It was a bit of a culture shock at first, having come from the hustle & bustle of home (London) and Bangkok where we flew in to and stayed the night before.
Absolutely loved it here, so calm and tranquil - give or take a few barks and yaps from the dogs. The ideal place to just sit on the beach and chill out.
Our room was very basic, given that we booked it very last minute.com so it was a standard bungalow but comfortable enough, a little hot from time to time but we were outside most of the time so not really an issue. Nothing beats laying in a hammock!!
The Nice Sea dogs were very friendly, often found myself surrounded by them early morning.
We did take a walk up the beach and found the dogs from the other hostels not so friendly!!

Nice Sea Jnr was so lovely and helpful, even dropping us off at the port when we wanted to do a day trip to Koh Samui.

Would defo stay here again!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 19/3 Moo. 8, Srithanu Beach, Thongsala Rd., Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 104 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Nice Sea Resort 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are local family business, with friendly and kindly staffs. All rooms are located directly on sandy beach, nice sea view, and wonderful sunset. We provide a great meal with some fresh seafood, international and Thai dishes in reasonable price. We also provide guests all trip reservation within island and around destination. ... more   less 
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