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Milky Bay Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   103/4 Moo 1 | Ban Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #19 of 92 Hotels in Ko Phangan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Great stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Stayed here with my partner for a couple of nights whilst travelling and glad we did! So welcoming and friendly, we were upgraded to a studio for free on arrival, even giving us breakfast vouchers which were not originally included in our reservation price! Beautiful resort in a beautiful setting. The food in the restaurant was also some of the best we have had in Thailand! Would recommend!

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2014
Thank you for a wonderful review.We are thrilled to hear that you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the food and service.
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Milky Bay was one of the many hotels we stayed in during our month long vacation in Thailand and we are still talking about it! We went to Panghan for the Full Moon Party in July and wanted to stay close enough to the action but in a chilled place. This was perfect. Everything you need is just a few baht in a taxi away.
The rooms are beautiful and on the beach, The breakfast was so nice, even after the party we still gathered the last bit of energy just for that amazing breakfast.
And best of all the staff. Every single one of them tried to make our stay as personal and unforgettable as possible.

Thanks guys. We will be back!

Room Tip: We had the room close to the bar , so the WIFI was free. yay!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2014
Very happy to hear that you would be back and had such a good stay. Koh Phangan is famous for the full moon party so I am glad to hear that you had an opportunity to experience it and had a good time.Thank you for a lovely review.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We stayed at the Milky Bay 3 years ago and loved it that much we decided to stay there again in July this year. The staff are super friendly, happy and fun. The resort is clean, food is fantastic, cocktails are fab too, and it has its own private stretch of beach and a lovely swimming pool. It also has free wifi ;) You can get lots of massage treatments and there is also a steam room (didnt think I would use as the country is hot but it was very relaxing). The hotel supply taxi/bus service to the Full Moon/Half Moon parties and they also supply UV paint & paint brushes if you wish to use before going. I really do not have one single bad word to say about this place, and i would definitely stay here again if I was returning to Phangan.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ComaBlack, Guest Relations Manager at Milky Bay Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2014
It's an all time best reward when we have a return guest and especially if they enjoyed their stay as much second time around.Thank you so much for a very complimentary review and certainly do hope you return again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We stayed here for one night at a villa which has 3 single beds. Hotel offers pick up from ferry and to the Half Moon Party. There is no wifi in the room itself, but wifi is available around the common area.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for taking the time to send in a review.We appreciate it tremendously.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My girlfriend and I bagged a late deal on Milky Bay ready for our trip to the island for the Full Moon party in July and our three days here were amazing.

Roughly halfway between the pier and Haad Rin, its location is ideal to not be in the heart of the Full Moon Party and the hotel ran transfers to and from the party for 100B (roughly £2) each return.

Upon arrival, we were greeted with fresh orange juice (having been collected from the pier) and cold towels which were a relief as it was sweltering outside.

After being checked in, we were informed our room wasn't yet ready but we could sit in the bar area until it was and they'd let us know. We were walked down to the bar and sat having cocktails with our feet in the sand of the beach and before we'd finished our drinks we were told our room was ready but not to rush.

We finished up with our drinks and made our way to our bungalow (we got a standard bungalow) which was approximately 5 yards from the pool area, bar and restaurant.

Our room was immaculate with an adjoining bathroom and toilet with the floor to this room covered in stones and stepping stones between them. Incense oil was burining and it was the perfect relaxing base for our travels.

There was an information pack detailing everything we needed to know including that there were two species of lizards on the island we may encounter even in our rooms (we did) but that they ate mosquitoes and were to be welcomed.

We ate in the restaurant every night. The first night, we were warned that the kitchen was very busy and so there may be a wait, however, the BBQ was available so we opted for this which arrived in moments. I can safely say the steak there was the best I've tasted and we sampled the standard menu as well from time to time which was also stellar.

The bar area has table tennis, volleyball, pool and badminton equipment which meant we had plenty of entertainment as well as a nice swimming pool where beds were easy to come by.

The surroundings are bamboo trees giving it a nice touch and the bungalows are lovely.

However, the real cherry on top was the service. From our first arrival to our departure, nothing was too much of a problem for the staff who wore permanent smiles and engaged in friendly banter with everyone. Nut and Ree on recveption were a pleasure to deal with and Yok, Solo, and Win were always on hand for great restaurant service and a laugh at meal time.

Rooms were cleaned daily with a simple door hanger to ask for cleaning. We accidentally missed the 2pm deadline for this one day (we slept in after the Full Moon Party) but the staff still cleaned our room when we surfaced.

Wouldn't hesitate to book here if we find ourselves in Phangan again.

Room Tip: We had a standard bungalow which was simple, and traditional. Large bed with some small room around...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for a wonderfully detailed review. It's so important for us to hear how our guests feel about different issues and what is important to making their stay enjoyable and memorable.we really hope you will return to Milky Bay if you ever visit Thailand again.Thank you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We loved our stay here!

On arrival we had a free transfer from the pier waiting for us.

The resort is beautifully set right on the beach only about a 10 minute drive from the main pier.

Very easy to use for the full moon party. They sorted everything from taxis to free body paint and cheap drinks.

Extremely friendly and crazy (in a good way) staff, particularly in the restaurant. Restaurant has great food and very reasonably priced.

On leaving we had a few hours to kill before our boat off the island and they allowed us full use of the resort's facilities whilst we waited.

Only negatives would be that the room was a little basic (but you get what you pay for) and the lighting in them is quite poor. Also there isn't a huge amount to do in the Ban Tai beach area so if the weather doesn't allow sunbathing/pool lounging then you may be stuck for activities.

Overall, would recommend to friends and would happily return ourselves. Great place to stay!

Stayed July 2014
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Thank you for taking the time to send us your views.We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the food.Will pass on your compliments to the chef.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Great resort, when you first get there you think its not going to be much but looks can decieve. The rooms are made out of concrete so less to break for childeren. The huts are inbetween nice canals of water with fishes in them and in combination with the bamboo it gives the place a nice atmosphere. The restaurant serves not only thai food but lots of international dishes that are just as good as any the thai food wich is great, its not that spicy and you have lots of choice. The bar wich is close to the restaurant has amazing smoothies if u go there u have to try one! There is an ping-pong table, pool table, limbo stick and a very dutch game with nails. Last and the best is the service, the people who work on the resort are friendly and funny. They interact good with small childeren and teenagers alike. They kid around with you like they've known you for years, and they know when to be serious. They made the experience for me. 10/10 would recommend for sure.

Room Tip: The houses at the back have better interior
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Thank you for a wonderful review.Its good to hear you enjoyed your stay and were happy with the service you received.The interaction between staff and guests is all important and very pleased to hear that you had a positive experience.
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Additional Information about Milky Bay Resort

Address: 103/4 Moo 1 | Ban Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Ko Phangan
#8 Romantic Hotel in Ko Phangan
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Phangan
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Milky Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Milky Bay Resort is peacefully located on Koh Phangan at Ban Tai beach makes it is easy to travel to all parts of the island. Haad Rin, the location of the monthly full moon party, is only 15 minutes drive away, At Milky Bay all bungalows are equipped to meet the highest of standards. All bungalows are air-conditioned and have western bathrooms with hot and cold water showers. The room decor is a blend of modern sophistication with local Thai and traditional African decorative elements and furnishings. Each room has a spacious balcony with sea or garden views. The bungalows are surrounded by lush vegetation All pathways are covered with soft wood-shavings, which give the resort a special rural character, and make it comfortable to walk barefooted around the resort. Set under a crisp tropical sky, overlooking the calm inviting ocean and spilling onto a soft milky beach all huddled between beautiful lush gardens is Milky Bay. You can savour sunset cocktails, taste the delectable flavours of Thai cuisine and pizzas or enjoy a beachfront barbecue Thai style with fresh seafood.Keep yourself busy with the wide range of activities available at the resort cool your senses with a swim in the pool after a day of adventure and unforgettable images or relax with a massage followed by a herbal steam. If it is relaxation and tranquility you are after or a holiday filled with adventure, then it is all waiting for you at Milky Bay. ... more   less 
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