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Palita Lodge
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   119 Moo 6 | Hadd Rin Beach, Bantai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #12 of 91 hotels in Ko Phangan
Cape Town
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“Palita, you gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Palita is a lovely place filled with good vibes.
The staff are incredibly friendly and willing to help you with whatever you need. My friend and I stayed in a garden villa- a sweet little crib enough for two with a terrace overlooking the resort.
The lodge is situated right on the beach and you soon realize that its a party beach because you can hear the music from all corners, especially Kangaroo Bar (Think hard techno doof doof music). But this is easily overshadowed by the delicious breakfast and amazing coffee you get served in the morning.
Take the time to chill at the pool and sip a coconut, ask reception to help book a day trip, enjoy some thai curry at the restaurant with friends..There's something for everyone and palita gives you a taste of thai hospitality at its best!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I stayed here during a full moon party with a group of friends. This hotel is perfect if you like being close enough to the action, but want to be able to sleep and relax when the party is over! The staff here were very friendly, especially the owner! The food and the service was really good, as was the quality of the rooms. The pool area was lovely and clean. The staff helped us book our boat tickets and advised us on day trips as well as providing free transfer to the port. I would happily recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to koh phangan.

Room Tip: The garden view rooms are much quieter than the beach view rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed here for the 2013 New Years Eve party. While it was pretty crazy the night of the party, Palita Lodge was the perfect place. It was very comfortable, very clean, and was a welcome respite from the craziness. One thing to note, the Garden View units are actually much more desirable if you are looking for a quiet night. The lodge is at the end of the beach that is close to the Kangaroo Bar and so some of the music bleeds over, but the bungalows are mostly quiet.

While the staff is a bit slow and misses a few beats, the wonderful owner really tries to make your stay great and her efforts definitely makes up for any of the missteps.

Would definitely recommend this place, and would probably stay there again if we ever go back to Koh Phangan.

Room Tip: The Garden View rooms are furthest from the beach, and thus the quietest ones.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Pros:
1)If you are going for full moon party. This place is right in the heart of the action.
2) Mostly friendly staff.
3) Breakfast was good

Cons
1) Do not rent a motorbike from the lady associated with hotel. Wanted to charge me 15000 baht for a few scratches on bike I had rented from her. Her tone when renting the bike was humble and friendly,but when returning she was a Nazi.plus charges a premium over other places outside the hotel.
2) TV channels were not available or grainy for most of our stay.
3) Made us book for minimum 5 nights when we had actually only wanted 3 nights & very strict on housekeeping policies

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Perth
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

They gave away our booking to some other person who rang and paid on the day we arrived because even though we had sent 6 emails, tried to pay over the phone twice and also by Internet, they still said "because you didn't pay deposit we could not hold". We were on a cruise shop out of phone range and tried by email. We arrived in Thailand and called them at 6.30pm but because they didn't hear from us they gave it to another person who booked in for 2 days time. They refused to call the other person and explain that they had made a mistake or even that they double booked.
We argued with the boss lady for over an hour and she refused to say it was her or her staffs fault. We had been in contact with them for over 2 weeks saying we were coming with multiple emails and calls when possible. They still gave it away to anyone who could pay the deposit.
They didn't even try to call us and showed them proof on our phones that we didn't recorve their calls during the day when we were at sea.
We were told by email to pay by 6pm of the night before but they sent that message to us at 8.35pm so they lied.
They are not very nice and have left us with no accommodation on the eve if the full moon party. We are we meant to find a place to stay.
When we asked them what time did the other guests call to book a room they said it was in the afternoon and it was only one call between them. So they booked our room before we had a chance to pay for it and to return any possibly call.
So be warned!!! Do not stay here they will just rip I you off and not help you at all.

Extremely poor service and they did it with a smile.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I arrived at this place after been given a brochure in the ferry and checking the good comments here. The service of all staff and especially Sue the manager is wonderful and always smiling. She even helped us to find flights and compared prices for us!

we took the cheap rooms which were very nice, the more expensive ones are really awesome too. Breakfast was good, and we loved the swimming pool too.

The place to stay in Koh Phangan!!

Room Tip: Cheap rooms are good
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

The staff at this hotel are incredibly friendly and make you feel at home at once! They were helpful with everything and always smiling, which added to a very laid back atmosphere.

We stayed in their sea view room, which was on the beach and had the most amazing view of the ocean. I was a bit worried about security, as I have heard about how there have been break-ins especially into rooms close to the beach. But there was a CC TV camera on our balcony, which added to feeling safe when we went out at night.

Oh and it was here I had the best Thai Green Curry EVER!!

  • Stayed January 2012, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 119 Moo 6 | Hadd Rin Beach, Bantai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ko Phangan
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palita Lodge 3.5*
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Also Known As:
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