Myself and partner stayed here for 3 nights. The complex is beautiful, right on the most gorgeous beach. We stayed in a hut with fan, which was basic bit for the short while your in there it suited us just fine. The bathroom is just concreate with a slightly open roof so feels a bit rustic.
The food in the hotel and neighbouring beach reaturants had lovely food, all of which is expensive compared to the main land or more tourist areas on any of the islands. For example a large bottle of water usually costs 14 baht, its costs 20 here, even in seven 11. So saying this hotel is expensive for food is not correct it is on par with all the other resorts.
You can look around to keep prices down for example a western meal might be slightly cheaper in another resturant but then if your partner was thai food it might be more expensive than others. You either eat seperatly or pay the pennies etc. Really its not enough to break the bank.
Also great beach bbqs!
If your coming looking for nightlife then think again theres nothing within walking distance and all beach front resturants close 10.30 lights off!
The wifi was playing up a little while we were there but everywhere has it so just walk along the beach and use theres.
Although we had a relaxing and nice stay here there are a few picky things that if were different would make the stay so much better. one being the light in the huts were poor, we had 3 lights on but there not powerful so its hard to see. Also our light bulb went in the bathroom and at night its pitch black, we asked for it to be changed but didnt and speaking to a lady that had been there a week, asked on her first day for a new bulb and never got one.
So going to the toilet at night u needed your torch :(
In the evening and night in the main bar (which is the only place to go other than the beach or ur room) there were loads of mosquitos and being mainly tourists visiting it would be good to have some mosquito coils or candels around the communal area. even with repellent they still bit - just makes it uncomfortable and irritating.
The only other thing is once you arrive theres no tourist offices or taxis to haul down so you are pretty much stuck. The hotel offer a taxi service to thong sala for 250 baht each. We were going to baan tie which is on route to thong sala. When booking the guy said we could be dropped off at our next hotel (like i say on route, one stop not detour) but once getting in the mini bus and picking up others we were dumped at the beginning of bann tie outside seven 11 and told to get a cab to hotel as he didnt know where it was. so we have just paid him 500 baht to go to thong sala when we werent that far and then another 200 baht to get to our hotel which the minivan drove past anyway. The hotel could have just made it a more personal experience as there getting paid anyway and you are left with no other option. really quite frustrating.
One last thing it would be a nice touch for people staying at baan panburi got like 10% of drinks and food there, not only to keep the cost down for us but also from a business point of view we would have been more likely to have stayed there than give our business to other resturants.
other than the things they could improve on we had a good stay
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