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“Lovely location, good value” 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 #8 of 91 hotels in Ko Phangan
Bangkok, Thailand
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Lovely location, good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Situated at the end of Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach with stunning panoramic views of the beach and sea. Good inventory of accommodation in a well maintained hill side location with plenty of tree shade. Consideration to beautify the flat top concrete roofs of some of the cottages and villas with plants is a nice touch. Great pool and lounger area with spectacular vistas. Friendly, attentive staff and a very hands on manager who always seemed to be on duty. Good value for money and very family friendly. Unlike some hotels where drinks and meals are pricey, the prices here were very competitive with some of the local bars and restaurants.
Fast and efficient speed boat service from Koh Samui.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Anthony H,

Thank you for your time spent for this review. We are delighted that you find your stay a pleasurable one overall, liking our panoramic views of the beach. We are also delighted that you enjoyed for service overall.

Again, we appreciate your review and really look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!

Warmest Regards,

Jesada Bhiromsiri, Mr.
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic rooms very clean and spacious and comfortable. Good service luxury pools good location in the forest but near the beach, even if the sea is not caraibic style. Food is good but not excellent

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Piatto2013,

Thank you for your time spent for this review. We are delighted that you find your stay a pleasurable one overall; particularly finding our accommodation a pleasurable one to stay. We are also glad to hear that you liked our swimming pool.

We will try to improve the taste of the food to make it excellent the next time you visit!

Again, we appreciate your review and really look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!

Warmest Regards,

Jesada Bhiromsiri, Mr.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Very nice hotel placed on a little hill between two beaches. Service and food (3 restaurants) are great and the rooms are very clean and nicely equiped. The hotel has a private beach, unfortunately close to a smal canal with dirty water that gets into the sea at times of high tide. The pool is great and offers a spectacular view over the beach.

Room Tip: We booked a room in the main building but got an upgrade to a deluxe cottage, which is so much nicer...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Sommersonne2014,

Thank you for your time spent for this review. We are delighted that you find your stay a pleasurable one overall, liking our food, accommodation, and swimming pool.

Currently, we are taking our measures to try to clean the small canal nearby. Please be ensured that this problem will be resolved by your next visit.

Again, we appreciate your review and really look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!

Warmest Regards,
Jesada Bhiromsiri, Mr.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

My family of two adults and two children stayed for two nights.Location is perfect.Child friendly.We had a two storey cottage with panoramic views from both rooms.Staff are extremely kind and couldn't be more helpful.Pools are gorgeous.All in all, an excellent destination.

  • Stayed July 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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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear tripjen1,

Thank you for your time spent for this review. We are delighted that you find your stay a pleasurable one. We are glad to hear that you enjoy staying in our cottage, finding the view a charming one. We also appreciate the fact that you liked our swimming pool and service.

Again, we appreciate your review and really look forward to welcoming you again in the near future!

Warmest Regards,

Jesada Bhiromsiri, Mr.
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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Good position and fantastic pool, room clean and fascinating. Service very good and polite. Pretty service of taxi to reach the different places in the resort. The resort is not modern but the service is good

Room Tip: Villas with pool are really fascinating even if sometimes you can't see the sea
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, September 18, 2013
Dear Piatto2013,

Thank you for your time spent for this review. We are delighted that you are in favor of our location, housekeeping services, and our swimming pool. Furthermore, we are extremely happy that you enjoyed our service throughout our stay!

Warmest Regards,
Jesada Bhiromsiri, Mr.
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Set on a cliff top, spectacular coastal views and a great breakfast. I would give this a great 4* rating NOT 5*. The rooms are small, bathrooms are tired, and the overall ambience is one of hotel profit. Unnecessary charges for using hotel kayaks which have been free in other hotels. Expensive shuttles and a sense that staff have a duty to sell, sell sell.

What really let's this hotel down is the mass fencing programme utilising really fake-looking wood, the reception staff are surly and frequently 'tut', a couple items of clothes disappeared but thankfully reappeared in the laundry system, and most disappointingly, a lack of gym. The fitness centre is more akin to children's play park. Metal air walkers, cross trainers that creak and grind etc.

I loved the location. Of an evening one could take a small walk along beachfront and a whole range of eateries It's also worth paying for the VIP transfer as its very James Bond if coming from Koh Samui.

The Executive Chef is so on his game watching over breakfast. Coffee should be 'help yourself' as its frustratingly slow. Loads to like and with small improvements would entice me back.

Room Tip: We had a superior room and this was more than adequate for mum with two children.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear valued customer,

Thank you very much for your kind comments, we as the Panviman team appreciated that and will improve what we can do to make you happy for he next visit.

We hope you are fine there and wish to serve you again in the near future.

Warmest Regards,

Jesada Bhiromsiri, Mr.

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Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

we didnt stay at the hotel (although hope to in the future) but did dine on the beachfront restaurant

the location was truly superb - it has to be one of the best located restaurants on the beach in the world, the staff were also amazing in terms of their normal service and the fact that all of the sfaff took turns in looking after our twin grandchildren (without asking i may add)

however what really let the restaurant down was the menu and food. a very short unimaginative thai only menu (not a problem for us as we only ever eat thai food but the menu was underwhelmingi in relation to either a tourist thai restaurant or a roadside shack)

and quite frankly when the food was served it was extremely disappointing. i had the seafood platter where apart from the mussels and the prawn the rest was straight out of a freezer (bizarre when you are sitting right next to the ocean) and tastless and like cardboard. the thai soup tasty but with overcooked fish and the chicken curry with well over done cardboard like chicken. a real disappointment especially given it iwas the most expensive thai food we have had since moving here a year ago

the staff were real let down by the quality of the food - they deserve better as does the location

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, August 25, 2013
Dear Carolineess,

Thank you for choosing us for your dinner location at Panviman Resort, Koh Phangan and appreciated in your comment about staff and location, for the taste of the food, fish or chicken, we will improve immediately as what you said, actually we always got good comment from the guests but on that day there were many guests visited us in the same time but this's not the excuse, we will improve and try more to make you happy for next visit.

We hope you are fine there and will choose Panviman Resort, Koh Phangan the next time you're in Thailand.

Warmest Regards,
Jesada Bhiromsiri, Mr.
General Manager
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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
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Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
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Hotel Class:4 star — Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan 4*
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