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Havana Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   47/5 Moo 5, Haad Thong Nai Pan | Surat Thani, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #32 of 91 Hotels in Ko Phangan
Berlin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“really nice resort on a beautiful beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

i really liked everything about this resort. it is located on a lovely, secluded beach. there are hardly any day tourists coming so it never felt too crowded. the small village offers everything you need for a convenient stay. the food/breakfast at the restaurant and bar was good, clean rooms, nice staff. i would definitely come back!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Beautifully situated quiet hotel, on a lovely safe beach. A pleasant walk from end to end of the beach. A little school was hidden away at one end just off the beach.The sea was good for swimming,
Our ground floor room which was clean & comfortable,although it was somewhat lacking in storage space looked out over trees,inhabited by many birds.
Good breakfast with well cooked eggs etc We also enjoyed our meals in the evening.
All the staff were extremely friendly & helpful
Some shops & bars just outside the hotel, making for a change of scenery, instead of walking on the beach.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Victoria, BC
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We had three rooms as a large family (aged 5 - 60) at the Havana and arrived after spending Christmas and New Years on Koh Samui. It was such a relief to be picked up at the ferry to avoid the chaos of taxis and touts. The drive was beautiful, bumpy, and about 45 minutes. We were all pleased with our rooms, enjoyed the restaurant (after being in Thailand for a month (it was nice to have some Indian food to choose from), loved the clean pool, and above all loved the staff. People seemed genuinely pleased to work at Havana. From what we saw on the occasions that we left this beach, we felt that it was the best beach - quiet, nice water, and beautiful scenery. Our only issues were the garbage that washed up on the beach (a problem all over Thailand it seemed)....the owner or staff did go and pick some up. Another caution is the jet ski rental kiosk on the beach (run by a French man) seems to be getting a reputation being untrustworthy and do not rent from him (I think he may be involved in the car / scooter rentals). Overall - the Havana was a perfect spot.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This was our 4th time at the Havana. First time was when they just opened in 2006. Since then we said we probably would not come back, mpstly due to the fact that places seems to never be as good as you remember them when you return later. However we did return. Many times. And the thing with Havana is: it is just as good as you remember it...

They say location is everything. Well let me tell you, if you´re looking for some place to go where you kid of feel you have found a secluded peace of Thailand where things are as you imagine it would be on a remote yet civilized beach in Thailand, Thong nai pan yai is the place. There are no words of how much we love this place and it is with mixed feelings we share it with others.

The hotel is perfectly located on the beach. Rooms are great, nothing over the top but what you expect it to be. There are cheaper places to stay at, but if you consider they have the best pool, extremely professional staff, good breakfast it´s woth the extra baths to stay here.

Mr Raja, Meenu, City, Addy, Nono and everyone else: Thank you for making our three weeks with you wonderful! We are still travelling Thailand for some more weeks and still your place is the best! Keep up the good work and I guess we´ll meet again soon...

/Emil, Åsa, Elliot and Junie

Room Tip: Depending on what you´re looking for. If you travel with kids, I´d said close to the pool. If you wa...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

The Havana Beach Resort is a small family run hotel in a great location on a beautiful beach. The bedrooms were very clean and as we were on the second floor ( only two floors) we were up in the trees listening to the birdsong. We had a lovely large balcony with rustic table and stools. The whole resort is rustic and just as we expected for a small island like Koh Phangan. The bedroom and bathroom did lack storage space, a few drawers in the bedroom and a long shelf in the bathroom would sort that out.We were very lucky to have a bath as well as a shower in our bathroom so we could use the end of the bath for some storage. The food was very good with the most wonderful BBQs on the beach where you could select your own fish or meat and veg and they cooked it for you the barracuda was delicious. Eating on the beach with the beautiful bay illuminated with colourful lights was magic. The staff were wonderful always smilling and ready to help. Snorkelling trips are available from the beach. There are a few deck chairs on the beach and the hotel say they are going to get more. We stayed at the Havana Beach for three wonderful nights.

Room Tip: Ask for room D6 if you would like a bath and shower, see previous comments.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

We booked here for a few nights because they were one of the only hotels with rooms around the time we arrived in Koh Phangan. We were silly and forgot about the full moon party and should have known better to book hotels in advance (weren't there for the full moon party). We ended up at Havana. We were a big fan of the beach, the hotel is situated in a very nice cove and is somewhat peaceful and quiet compared to the rest of the island. Our room was clean and had a nice big balcony. It was pricey for what we were getting, in our opinion, but we enjoyed our stay nonetheless. The Indian food (especially the garlic naan bread) at the restaurant was really good. The restaurant is expensive though so we often went into town for cheaper meals. One thing I have to mention is the owners (2 brothers....) were really awesome. They are easy going and we saw one of them having drinks on the beach with other hotel guests one night until 2 am...looked like a great time and was neat to see them interacting with guests like that. The day we left I took the hotels vehicle to get dropped off on the other side of the island. Not only did one of the brothers go out of his way to take me to another hotel a long way away on the other side of the island for cheap, but when he couldn't find it initially he kept patiently looking for it until he found it. I would go back for the nice staff and quiet beach, not the price of the room though.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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De Bilt, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Havana is a nice hotel, good beach, nice rooms, good and friendly staff, clean pool and nice restaurant (even good indian food).. But, for my taste there were too many Dutch, so that was nice for the kids but it didnt give me the right feeling for holiday. So if you have small kids and do not mind to many europeans, its a fine hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 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: 47/5 Moo 5, Haad Thong Nai Pan | Surat Thani, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Ko Phangan
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ko Phangan
#19 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Phangan
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Havana Beach Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located at the best beach in Koh Phangan. We offer a variety of food from Asian cuisine (Thai, Indian, Chinese etc.) to European cuisine (Italian, French, Italian etc.). Our rooms are brand new and our Fidel's bar has all of the varieties of drink that you can think of! ... more   less 
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