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“OK, very basic but very clean” 3 of 5 stars
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The Blue Parrot Beach Resort
100 / 45 m 1 | Ban Tai Beach, Ko Phangan 84280 , Thailand   |  
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Ranked #10 of 112 Ko Phangan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Manchester
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“OK, very basic but very clean”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights as a base for visiting Haad Rin for the beach parties. It is nice resort but Ban Tai is not the best place to stay as there isn't much to do (only a few restaraunts).

The room was very clean but very basic with only a cold shower. We had a fan room but it was far too hot - I recommend getting an air con room. There is a nice terrace to sunbathe on that overlooks the beach. The gardens of the bungalows are nice.There is a safe at reception you can use. The Irish owner is nice and helpful.The food and drink at the resort restaraunt are quite expensive so we ate on the main street of Ban Tai instead.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

The place is new, and rooms are all simple, neat, and minimalist, It has the beachfront access with lovely views and offers a cosy atmosphere from the cafe area. For late night arrival, this is a good choice because the hotel is only 5 mins drive from the piers (or 20 on foot). The room is not cleaned every day, but can be cleaned upon request. That is not an issue for us as such practice is common with small private establishment. We basically just ask towels to be changed every two days, and nothing else.
However, in spite of the good fundamentals, it could be a more pleasant place if the staff work there can be friendlier and helpful, rather than acting cold, and indifferent. They never greet their guests, and hardly have a smile on their face (unless the British guy is there who I assume is the owner) when asked for something. Also, they should take their cooking more seriously. If staff's attitude, and the taste of the food can improve, I believe more guests would be willing to hang out there longer, and order food from there, beside just grabbing a beer. After our first breakfast in Blue Parrot, we always go to Nari Bakery for our breakie for the remaining 4 days.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We stayed at the blue parrot resort for 4 nights in Feb 2012 and really enjoyed it. The location is great near loads of restaurants, bars, shops etc but just far enough away to get a good nights sleep and a peaceful relaxing day if you want to. The bungalows themselves are nice, ours was fairly basic looking some look a little nicer than others inside but it was clean, air con worked fine and as mentioned earlier you get a great nights sleep. The best thing about the place for us was the surroundings of blue parrot, the bungalows are set in a lovely garden type area which is right on a quiet area of the beach and the reception area has a pool table and tv and some decking with comfy cushions where you can sun bathe by the bar and some tables and hammocks on the other side where you can chill out in the shade. It has a really nice friendly atmosphere and the guy who owns it is very nice and helped us out with everything we needed and is just generally really friendly to chat to and is always around. The rest of the staff are lovely too and the service is great, we will be sure to stay here again next time we visit Koh Phagnan.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Stayed at three different places during my travel raves at koh phangan and I highly recommend Blue Parrot!

It's newly set up by a British and his Thai girlfriend. They are a very nice couple.

Nice modern hut with nice interior. Beds are a little hard but the rest makes up for it. The place is really beautiful. They have a pool table at the reception and a cosy area where you can watch TV or read books. Beach front with a good area where you can sun bathe. It's quiet and good for relaxing.

There was something wrong with our room and we were given an upgrade to the hut with hot shower immediately. Good service recovery.

Good Thai food served at the restaurant however western food can be improved on.

Just look at the pictures and you'll know why I love this place.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

We are the only guest and for two days no one cleaned our room... The bar close at 22.00... And no one is in recepito if you need something.
The are a lot of better resort.
The room had fun or airconditioning but it doesn't work
No frigobar..... What say more ?....Unpolyte...."......".............................

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2011

We stayed here for 4 nights on either side of the Full Moon Party. Most places require that you book for 4 nights+ Blue Parrot is located a short drive from Haad Rin. Believe me this is a good thing if you plan on sleeping at any stage and also if you would like a break from the madness from time to time. The staff were brilliant, friendly and efficient. Food was great, nice beach side bar where you can chill out or play pool for FREE if you wish. The rooms were great value, with en suite, hot showers, comfy mattress, fresh new linen and A/C. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: A/C was a must for us, it was baking hot when we were there.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100 / 45 m 1 | Ban Tai Beach, Ko Phangan 84280 , Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #10 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 19
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