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“Very nice get away” 4 of 5 stars
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Phangan Cabana Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   79/2-3 Moo 8, Chawpaow Bay | Surat Thani, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #49 of 90 Hotels in Ko Phangan
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“Very nice get away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at cabana for 3 nights. The staff is extremely pleasant, you can tell its a family run business that cares about their customers. The beach is beautiful and they have a nice pool as well. We had no problems with wifi our entire stay. There isnt much for nightlife nearby, but if youre looking for a romantic getaway this place is perfect. At night they set up the beach for a lovely BBQ dinner.. We didnt try it as it was quite over priced. However we ate in the restaurant a few times, and although its a little over priced there as well it's very good so we didnt mind paying.

We would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone who wanted to get away from the craziness of haadrin and experience the other side of phangan and see what it has to offer.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Vancouver, Canada
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152 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Stayed here for several nights during the full moon party in the bungalows. The bungalows are not luxurious by any means, but they do the trick. Good value (though the rate doubles during full moon parties). The window AC worked fine. There was no hot water in the shower. The food at the resort was great and reasonably priced. The food next door was also great & even more reasonably priced. The resort is oceanfront. Nice and clean pool as well. Cleanliness was not average-I have certainly seen much much worse. There was some construction at the time that woke me up a few times in the morning but nothing too significant.

This place was away from all the action of the island, so if you're looking for a crazy time, look elsewhere. This is more of a relaxing atmosphere. It was a good 20 minute ride to the Full Moon Party. they provide transportation both ways. Salad Beach is nearby and we enjoyed it there.

The location of this resort is a bit away from the action, so when you want to go to town, night life, etc, you'll have to get a ride or rent a scooter bike. I found that a cab (back of truck) ride cost about 150 baht per person, whereas renting a motorbike for an entire day was also about 150 baht per person. You do the math...

Ideal place for backpackers looking for a good but not too crazy time. Those looking for something more upscale should look elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

Strange experience.
All the older great reviews came before the change of owner.
The current owner (pregnant at the time) is very eager & friendly but need to learn some serious management skills.
The Burmese staff are lazy & quite odd (they're probably home-sick & fed-up).
But the room was cheap & okay, pool old but clean & it's a great place to have a beer & watch the sunset.
Sort of like a 'Thai Faulty Towers' but I guess in a way that's also part of the charm: if you have a bizarre sense of humor!
Location is great though: the beach is good, there's a bar called heaven next door (I know it's cliche but I couldn't resist asking the wife if she 'fancied going to heaven for a drink')
There are better run hotels but it ain't expensive

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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preston, uk
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54 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2010

we stayed in one of the detached bungalows, 10 quid / 500 baht a night for air-con (a bit rusty!) and hot water. the shower is outside. the floors inside were carpetted and seemed a bit damp and because they were wooden i had nightmares about what would be living under the carpet if i'd dare look. i didnt dare so i'll never know. the pool was ok and a nice beach near by but other than the hotel there's nothing else nearby. the taxi prices are fixed down to the full moon party area so be prepared to get ripped off, and on the way back! probably safer to stay further out and just pay the taxi price than stay nearer the party. get a scooter or you might feel a bit isolated.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2009

Have to say that the room we had at 800 baht a night was fine, with air con, hot water, TV, fridge and huge bed. It was the most expensive and there are only two of them. Luckily, we were one of only two couples staying there. The other bungalows are much smaller at 600 and 500 baht but also have air con, tv, fridge etc.

We stayed here for 4 days and paid upfront, but if we hadn't we would have moved after the second day. I have to say the service was terrible. Each time we went into the restaurant, all the staff were sitting around either playing bingo together or watching the TV which was on constantly, and if we asked for food or a drink it felt as if we were just an annoyance. Also on the second day I asked for the room to be cleaned as we wanted clean towels etc. When we got back all that had been done was the floor had been swept. No clean towels, no toilet roll, no water in the fridge. They had a board outside advertising two films a day - these never materialised even though I did ask if they would be showing any, and was told - no - no other explanation. They advertise cocktails - but don't have the ingredients. The pool, which my other half used once, has too much chlorine and his eyes were stinging for a day or two afterwards.

All in all - if all you want is a decent room - stay here. If you like to be acknowledged and not made to feel like a nuisance - don't. Go up the beach and stay at Benjamin's Hut. Fab place, great people, cheaper prices, although they don't have hot showers but have only been there for three weeks and are working on this.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2009

the pha-ngan resort is located directly on the beach. you have a beautifule view of the ocean and the coconut-palmtrees growing right by.
besides that the resort offered good value bungalows starting from 500 Baht (which is around 11 euros) for two peopleso (so around 5 Euros p.Person)! the bungalows were really nice compared to the ones i've stayed in before. the rooms are clean, included a toilet and hot shower and even had TV, air-con and a fridge !
Besides that I found the pool a nice spot to relax and the restaurant offered all kinds of thai and western food for reasonable prices. it was so delicious!
if you arrive in thongsala by ferry you just take the road by the coast into the western-direction and after 8 kilometeres you are there.
all in all it is more of a quiet and relaxed atmosphere here, but maybe that is because of the season that i stayed here. there are a couple of bars around in walking distance and the hotel bar offeres movies every night.
and during the day there are also good spots for snorkeling around, otherwise the beach is beautiful enough just to enjoy.
if you are looking for a Big nightlife you can drive to had rin.
well i had 4 completely happy days here and can definately recommend staying here. this place offeres anything you'd need for a relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2009

At first, I have to say I can't understand these negative reviews. My first thought was that they must have renovated this place in the last year.
I came there beginning of march after a friend at koh tao recommended this place for me. There were 3 types of accomodation: small bungalows (TV, AC, warm water) for 500TB/night, a little bigger rooms, also with TV, AC and warm water for 600 and some more expensive rooms, for which I don't remember the price.
I stayed in a 600TB room for 6 nights and was completely satisfied. The room was very clean, TV and AC worked properly, as well as the shower. The people working there were very friendly and also the food was not bad (one could say it was average). We spent a lot of time at the poolside, which was very nice. The sea is very shallow, so it is only possible to go swimming before noon.
But, the thing I liked most there were the people staying there. There is a small bar maybe 20m down the beach. They sell very good cocktails and even organize your food in a nearby restaurant if you're hungry!
So, if you want to spend some days in a lovely, quiet place - Phangan Cabana is definitely the right choice!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 79/2-3 Moo 8, Chawpaow Bay | Surat Thani, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#30 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Phangan Cabana Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 157
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