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Zoe Frenchy Resort
2.0 of 5 Lodge   |   100/11 Moo 1 | Ban Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Nice, France
1 review
“good atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

its my fourth time to koh phangan and its the best hotel for me with the good view, just on the beach good sunset its the paradise
and the atmosphere is verry verry good i met a lot of good people in this place
i had good talks its with the french couple (owners) and the people in that place are very nice
and its a cheaper hostel its very good for the traveller
maybe see you next time
and sorry for my english

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Truro, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

My husband and I were spontaneous in our decision to spend the Christmas and New Year’s holiday on Koh Phangan and did not make previous arrangements before arriving to the tropical island. After we arrived we quickly learned that without making previous arrangements we had the arduous task of finding a clean, friendly, affordable, safe guesthouse in a good location, but luckily for us we found one, Zoe's Frenchy Resort! The lovely french couple who recently took over the resort provided us with their very last bungalow. It was comfortable, clean, humble bungalow with a good quality air conditioner and hot water unit. Zoe's Frenchy Resort in located right on the beach in Baan Tai which for us was perfect. Baan Tai is a short walk or an even shorter taxi ride to Thong Sala, the island's capital city, which is full of great shopping, eating and drinking. It is also on the side of the island most accessible to snorkeling, scuba diving and great parties like half moon, jungle and waterfall. I also loved that it was far enough from Haad Rin to experience a good night sleep but only a 100 baht away for all the buckets your heart desires.

I just want to briefly comment on those who spoke negatively about this guesthouse:
- They only recently took ownership of this guesthouse and are working very hard to bring it to a standard most people are accustomed to.

- Yes, the rooms had padlocks on the door, that is VERY standard in Thailand for rustic style bungalow accommodations

- My room had a mirror, but for people who complain about mirror-less rooms clearly have not done much traveling in Asia, real complaints would be mold, bed bugs, leaks, concerning odors, blood on the sheets, broken toilets or theft.

The people running this bungalow are doing an incredible job in a very difficult industry and I am eternally grateful for their kindness and generosity. I had a very special holiday in Koh Phangan and recommend this guest house to anyone who is looking for breath taking sunsets on the beach while enjoying a cold one in the company of great guests and even better hosts!

Room Tip: Beachfront is beautiful, but the further you are from places people gather the quieter it is.
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  • Stayed December 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Arrived at the high season for that area so most area was already pre-booked , found this resort that got good rates on trip advisor and thought to myself that it is going to be fun even though it is far from the Koh Phangan main attraction.
From the start everything was bad - the room I got lacked all basic facilities like mirror , blanket and seemed like it was deserted for the last couple of months at the very least - each thing that I found as missing I had to go to the desk and argue that they will place one in my room. The locks to the door of the "bungaloo" was like a bicycle lock - it seems that they took advantage of the high season and rented even rooms that were not ready for a human life form
On top of that they insisted on 1000 baht deposit on the room
The hotel entire area was not clean and all I did was making as little interaction as possible with this hotel and his very rude crew

Room Tip: Don't go here
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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nairobi kenya
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

run by a lovely french couple, bungalows are on the cheaper side for the area, good location, clean and FRIENDLY! nice beach bar area. More on the chilled side of island but close enough to hat rin where the madness happens. Chilled compared to some of the neighbouring resorts that have music pumping all night long.
We stayed 4 nights, after having gone through lots of other bad places.
Facillities are basic but work!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

new place just opened by french couple with their nice daughter(called ZOE), in a shady garden or on the beach, bungalows clean and cheap.The place is very quiet, enough far from sound systems of ko phangan to have good time.I hope for them the best! Try it!!

Room Tip: try the beachfront bungalows!!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100/11 Moo 1 | Ban Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Hotel Style:
Ranked #95 of 245 Specialty Lodging in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Zoe Frenchy Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 12
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