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“Nice for a few days peace and quiet.” 4 of 5 stars
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Baan Panburi Village At Yai Beach
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach | 2 Moo 5, Baan Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #41 of 92 Hotels in Ko Phangan
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“Nice for a few days peace and quiet.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

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

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a great little resort. Lovely gardens and some cute touches with hanging embroidered panels on the trees and deck chairs. Its great value for money, clean and well looked after. We stayed in fan bungalow and that was just fine. Nets over the bed are always welcome although we didn't even use ours as the place also gave us some mosquito coils. I agree the restaurant is about 20 - 30 baht more expensive but the accommodation is so fare that I felt they had to make some money somewhere. Lets be honest its 1$ extra a meal. Not exactly a robbery.
Beach is great, relaxed sandy and with lots of other bar and dinner options. Its very chill here so don't expect any buckets, fire shows etc. Like!

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  • Stayed February 2013, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

One of the last places where you have a nice bungalow for 600 baht. Good value, very nice spot, right on the beach and friendly staff! the only downsite: the restaurant is heavily overpriced. But you'll have options enough on the beach!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Sweet little place on a wonderful uncrowded beach. Very low key and cheap. Would recommend.
Restaurant not so good, but the beach cottages are great. Snorkling, diving and fishing operators 100meters away.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

We had a really relaxing stay at Baan Panburi. The beach was beautiful and not too busy and the bungalows were well located at the end of the beach. We were impressed with the service on arrival as we received a welcome drink and were helped with our luggage to our room. However, the service was inconsistent throughout the stay e.g when our room hadn't been cleaned after the first day we asked for it to be done on the second day but the staff forgot-to be fair they did correct this quickly and went to clean it there and then. To this end the staff were really polite and friendly. The general cleanliness of the bungalows and the restaurant wasn't great though, the air con was noisy and didn't work brilliantly and there were a few other maintenance issues e.g a cracked plug hole in the shower. There was also only one plug socket and it would have been good to see some mosquito coils or citronella candles in the wakways and communal areas to fend the insects off a bit and fewer plant pots full of stagnant water to encourage them. We stayed in a garden bungalow so there were quite a few creatures around-the beach front bungalows looked a bit better located,
On the plus side the food at the restaurant in the evening was fantastic-the soft shell crab yellow curry was amazing and they had the best BBQ on the whole beach.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed for 5 nights, and had the bungalow with aircondition. The rooms are clean, bathroom very simple, but the rooms are nice, however there were blood spots on the mosquito net.
Nevertheless we had a fantastic stay. You leave your house and immediately are on the beach! It is quiet cheap and staff is really friendly. There is a red, friendly dog with the name Buddy, that became our friend. He liked to go with us to the ocean. You can't snorkle there but the water is like a bathtub and you feel the tides. So for swimming you need to go further into the sea.

The beach is very nice. You have plenty of restaurants to choose from but it is very relaxing and calm!

  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

We loved our stay at the Baan Panburi, it was a great location and great price. As a family of six my husband and 4 children ages 4,5,6 and 11 we booked two beach front rooms. Both of these huts had a double bed and a day bed. We were happy to have one parent in each of the huts over night with the children we didn't feel it was safe enough to leave the children alone in a hut by themselves. But it may have been ok you never know. We made it work.

There was no TV or minbar fridge. We didn't miss having the TV as the kids seemed to spend most of the time playing on the beach or with Ting the resort manager. He was great, the kids went with Ting exploring the beach while we watched on from our deck chairs. The resort staff were very friendly and they we very accommadating in cooking plain food for our children. The kids favourite meal which sounds very boring was steamed rice and plain fried chicken. The staff loved our kids and they often kicked the football around with them outside our huts they would do our girls hair in braids. We also got free transfers to the other beach in the back of the work ute which the kids loved.

We missed having a minibar fridge as we couldn't keep any drinks we brought from the supermarket cold. In saying that the drinks from the resort were cheap enough. Just to give you an idea of cost of food and drinks: Large bottles of water were 40bht, A Chicken sandwich was 90bht, BLTs 110bht, Hamburger 120bth, hot chips 90bht, Garlich bread 80bth. The thai food 130bht for something like chicken green curry on rice. Happy hr from 5 til 6:30 Large beer 80bht small beers 50bht cocktails 110bht.

One of my highlights was no housework or laundry. We just gave a large bag of laundry in the morning and I think it was something like 40bht per kg the clothes were washed and nicely folded. The accomodation was basic but we did have the luxury of airconditioning not just a fan, for a family of six it was cheap and cheerful we paid 2000bht for the two huts a night no extra cost for children using the day beds. They didn't have bed linen for the day beds when we asked they just gave us an oversized towel to use as a blanket. Which was ok as it didn't get cold. The kids had to get use to the idea of not putting the toilet paper into the toilet. Next door at the dolphin is a great place to get coffee and listen to some relaxing music.

Overall we enjoyed our time there and happy to recommend the place if you are looking for a relaxing place to stay, that is clean and has friendly staff. Great value for money.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Address: Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach | 2 Moo 5, Baan Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Ko Phangan
#26 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Phangan
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Baan Panburi Village At Yai Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Natural Thai huts located on famed Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach. Traditional Southern Accommodation with great prices and unbeatable atmosphere. ... more   less 
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