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“Fantastic! location location location” 5 of 5 stars
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Viva On The Beach
3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   42/4 Moo 7, Chaloklum Bay, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand
1 review
“Fantastic! location location location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I'm always a bit dubious about staying in hotels as they often let you down however Viva On The Beach was an exception. Upon arrival a very friendly manager (Fabio) showed me a number of rooms i could choose from and i picked a basic room but it had air con, fan, lovely large shower and toilet and a little kitchen - Perfect.
Located directly on the beach and in walking distance to everything in Chaloklum i did not have to hire a scooter. I met the owner too a big character named Eddie who made our stay a bit more special by giving us a Viva On The Beach cocktail for free! The barman was also very friendly and seemed to really care. All in all Viva On The Beach was excellent value for money and when i return (not if) to Koh Phangan i will stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 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 May 22, 2012 via mobile

The location was about 40 min from haad rin, which was our focal point of the stay as we came for the countdown party.Taxis cost about 400 baht per person to get to any source of life as this place seemed to be completely away from everything.... I guess you get what you pay for.
Rooms had no air con which was not advertised, just a ceiling fan and also doors didn't lock properly without a proper push and shove which was quite scary for us girls..
On a positive note, the bar staff were extremely friendly and would only go back there to see my awesomely friendly bar man who stayed back after hours to serve us drinks during some horrific wet weather which meant we couldn't go anywhere else.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 42/4 Moo 7, Chaloklum Bay, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 226 Specialty Lodging in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Viva On The Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The VIVA on the beach Hotel is situated in the heart of the village of Chaloklum, on a bay of stunning white sand. Relax and enjoy the fine cuisine of our restaurant. We offer typical Thai dishes and every Saturday we also organize a BBQ with a fantastic selection of fresh fish, seafood or meat and complimentary salad buffet. We also have a great selection of cocktails to suit every taste and also, being Italian owned, home made Italian ice cream and Italian espresso coffee. For you we can arrange any type of tour or excursion, from elephant trekking, guided tours visiting Koh Phangan most well known waterfalls, mountains and jungle. Also snorkeling trips, boat trips visiting Koh Phangan most beautiful beaches and coastal scenery, or for the more adventurous, scuba diving trips or courses. On the third floor of our Hotel, overlooking the bay, we have also a small but well equipped gym to keep you in peak fitness during your stay. Our Hotel offers many types of accommodation, from self catering mini apartments to luxurious family suites with open air terrace front beach. Not to mention the penthouse suite for those who want to really live it up. All rooms are furnished with Lcd Tv ( cable USB), refrigerator, Wi-Fi, hot shower, air-con or fan. ... more   less 
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