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“Beautiful resort- extras a bit of a rip” 4 of 5 stars
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Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   22/1 Moo 5 Thong Nai Pan Noi Bay | Bantai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #11 of 92 Hotels in Ko Phangan
Kamloops, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful resort- extras a bit of a rip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We booked 6 nights here and were lucky enough to get upgraded. The room was amazing, with a great ocean view and good housekeeping daily. Breakfast was exceptional with a great ocean view. There were chefs to cook you eggs/roti etc how ever you like and a large selection of fruit, yoghurt, baked goods etc.
There were just a couple of let downs to our stay.
1- It cost 500bht (about $18) to hire a kayak for 3 hours. every resort I have been to have rented these non-motorised watersports equipment for free.
2- The beach restaurant food was below par.
3- It was daylight robbery to get to/from the resort. To get there cost us $10pp and that was in a tuk tuk with other people. To get back, we didn't line up with the timing of the resort van - which was 300bht pp- so they offered us a private ride for 1200 bht ($40). It was a 15 min drive. We ended up organising our own ride for $27 in the village.

It was just a shame when people save so hard for a nice holiday, and then have to fork out excessive amounts.

I would recommend to stay here, but if you are experienced at riding a motorbike/scooter, rent one in town when you arrive. It will most likely cost you less in the long run. Mind you the roads are not all paved so watch the conditions!

Room Tip: If you don't like walking up and down steep hills, stay closer to the reception.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

We love the beautiful location, nice food, and great services. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We really enjoy our stay here, Panviman Resort Koh Pha Ngan and we really want to come back here again next summer.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We would recommend this resort. We spent 12 fantastic days here. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food and entertainment were fabulous. Top class!!!

The walk up from the beach was well worth it for the view you get from your room. Great private outdoor bath on your balcony great with a nice glass of wine.

Kathy and Gary from Australia.

Room Tip: All rooms have a beautiful view. Well worth the walk.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

most important thing to know that the resort is on the other side of the island, not on the side where the fairy arrives. it is no where near Hadarin and it takes about 45 minutes in car on a dirt road to arrive there.

food was regular / medium.

accomodation were ok, not too fancy (we stayed in the regular rooms), didn't even have a docking station for the Ipod and it lacked electricity outlets.

staff wasn't very nice either.

resort itself is located in a beautiful scenery overlooking a small gulf and high on the cliff. at night be ware of the mosquitos.

management was also a little sluggish we were actually charged for a spa treatment few weeks after we departed even though we were told by the concierge that it would be OTH...

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

My husband and I recently spent 10 nights at the Panviman Resort, which was absolutely fabulous. Our room was lovely, the breakfast was fantastic, the staff friendly and helpful and the view from the infinity pool was stunning. We look forward to returning again!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Panviman was pure delight from start to finish in our 7 night stay. This splendid resort hugs two sides of a small mountain facing two of Koh Phanang's most beautiful beaches. We were well received by friendly staff, welcome drinks and iced jasmine scented towels. Our room was very spacious with olde worlde Thai style furnishings, an enormous very comfortable bed, a fabulous bathroom, all with unbelievable views. We also enjoyed a private deck leading off our bedroom to a jacuzzi and sauna (sauna was too hot to use) but a chilled glass of wine was enjoyed at dusk each day in the bubbles of our jacuzzi overlooking the ocean.

Each villa is very private and quiet which is very important to us. Service all round was top notch with friendly staff, perhaps barring one gentleman whom we called 'Mr Angry', but we were so unfazed due to all the beauty and other friendliness of staff surrounding us.

The pools are fantastic with very comfortable loungers and large umbrellas for shade. A constant supply of fresh towels, pool service and cleanliness all round prevailed.

The extra bonus of this fantastic resort was the close proximity to a few surrounding villages which were close enough to walk to and which served up some of the best food Thailand possibly has to offer. We recommend 'Long Tail Restaurant' for excellent traditional Thai food, "Luna" although French owned, fusions of Thai feature on the menu and is a wonderful and romantic place to dine. You cannot leave this part of Koh Phanang without trying the Handsome Burger, cafe of which offers other very unique services with plenty of humour to boot.

Our only complaints are the food at the Panviman which needs an update (for e.g.one type of fish was only available and tasted bland at that), but the village restaurants more than made up for this. Although our air conditioner worked extremely well, keeping us cool through the night, it was very noisy and at times disturbed our sleep.

We will however, return to Panviman which is a great hotel enjoying exceptional views from just about every nook and cranny and which has an almost endless variety of surrounding facets to tickle the senses.

Room Tip: The Jacuzzi Spa rooms are best furthest from the pool area.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Canmore, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

Thank you all staffs for making us a wonderful staying at your nice resort.

Good place and nice for a long holiday. Staffs were so nice and very helpful. We spent alomst 10 days but time was so fast. We really enjoy staying at the resort reading and relaxing along the Nai pan beach.

There are also some good thai restaurant if you walked at the small villeage. There also have a small conveneint store. However, should go at day time cause night time too difficult to walk through.

Breakfast here have more choice of selections. Nice setting. Good food at the restaurant but a bit expensive. Good service with smile.

Room was nice and clean. It was big enough for us and our room got a good seaview which was fantasic.

We would come back whenever we go to Koh Phangan.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 22/1 Moo 5 Thong Nai Pan Noi Bay | Bantai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Ko Phangan
#5 Luxury Hotel in Ko Phangan
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Phangan
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan 4*
Number of rooms: 72
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