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“3rd time n all is well in gr8 bay !!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Phangan Great Bay Resort
3.0 of 5 Villa   |   145/11 moo1 Baan Tai, Ko Phangan 84200, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #156 of 226 Specialty Lodging in Ko Phangan
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“3rd time n all is well in gr8 bay !!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This has to be the most underrated hotel I've reviewed ! I stayed here twice before and enjoyed both times but after just checking recent reviews was taken aback by how poor people were rating this brilliant place. We booked in for 7 nights knowing that wouldn't be too long or not enough time and got one of the bungalows for 700bht a night. Bungalows are real tidy comfy beds fridge telly spacious bathroom and the best thing privacy. All this about the staff being rude is bs yer they're not tripping over themselves to chat away with you but that's mainly the younger ones whose English isn't the best but kelly j pete (wrong spelling) and few others will keep you right .. If you wana tip empty the fridge of hotels drinks rent s scooter for your whole time here and get your alcohol water etc from one the many supermarkets close by if you wana cut corners .. Foods fine here what you'd expect from this type of resort. Honest barter a good price for your stay , get scooter/scooters for whole time which will save u ten times cost of bike and use it as an excuse to explore the island .. Beach is lovely , pools clean n refreshing ! This is our 3rd time (this time as a married couple previous visit was when we met as 2 groups and first time as a single) and if we make it bk to panghan great bays the place !!!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

me and my husband stayed here for 2 days and it was not good at all. the hotel is far from the center and they use it, the price at the resort's restaurant is very high, and you get very small dishes, so you stay hungry after you finish it. the waiters don't speak english at all... the next day we asked from reception to clean our room, we came back after few hours and they didn't clean it. i went again to reception to take clean towels, they said thay will bring it to our room, and they didn't.. if you still come to this place, they will offer to you to stay 2 days,, we agreed because we thought that will be full. so if you stay, don't pay for couple nights at the begining..

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

Would never stay here again, booked this while on ferry got to resort the welcome we got was rude and unwelcoming it was like we were bothering them and they just wanted us to leave, ask for help about parties what to do etc same response, food was yuk and service very poor, lots of stray dogs everywhere around resort, water in rooms didnt work all the time, we ended up checking out early as didnt want to be there wouldnt recommended it to anyone plenty more nicer resorts in this area

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We are two 21 year old females, we wre initially told the hotel was in the centre of the town - we were in the middle of no where. We stayed at the resort in July 2013 on arrival we were offered drugs and put in to. Nice bungalow but asked to move after 1 night due the boiler about to blow up, half an hour later we saw a group of lads being moved in. Clearly the boiler was fine. After speaking to the group of lads the next day they to were moved out so another party could move in. The service in the restaurant was diabolical it was slow and often we were left to order for ourselves as the staff were to busy chatting to do their job. One evening we had to send our food back 3 times and still ended up with the wrong food, the dogs constantly fighting under the dining tables made it near impossible to eat in peace and without fear of being bitten. Over all it was a terrible place to stay. Don't come here.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

The facilities are not bad but the staff is SO UNPOLITE. It seems as if you are bothering them for stating there.

Remarkably, we stayed there for 4 nights and they did not clean our room! When we asked for, they say that we were probably sleeping (as it was true for most of the people being the full moon party week). However, we were enrolled in a 3-day scuba diving course and leaving the hotel each day at 7 am. AWFUL.

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

Stayed two-nights, was only stopping through Koh Phangan for the half-moon party.

On the bright side: rooms were clean (no pests, I looked), A/C was magical, and beds were comfy. Room 6.

Got hard-sold on staying here by this woman with an English accent. Regretted it fairly quickly: the place isn't close to a ton of places to eat / booze / kick it at. Walking 25-30 mins will get you to great places to eat and other hostels that you can hang at. In between Great Bay and your hangout: dirt road, hot asphalt on the main road, empty bars manned by teenage Thai girls. For half an hour!! If the management here were in any way trustworthy then I'd have given more stars. But man, they charge a lot for everything and just the way they do business makes you feel like you're being scammed. No smiles, no effort to provide quality, no suggestions on where to go travel or anything like that, just yells to pay for Item/Service X or go. Given that we weren't surprised that the hostel vibe wasn't there. But hey -- these were just the two nights I stayed at.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

We were conned into staying at this place- a lovely Thai man named Cob cornered us off the ferry from koh Tao and we were easily swayed as we hadnt organised anywhere else. Oh how stupid we were; the place is in the middle of nowhere with a half an hour horrible walk into Thongsala and too far from Haad Rin to walk. The beach is dirty, too shallow to swim and plagued with lots of stray dogs. The room was not particularly clean, we had 4 lizards cohabiting with us and the windows leaked when it rained. The atmosphere of the place was dead despite quite a few people staying there. Perhaps the worst feature of the place the was English woman who seemed to run things: she was extremely rude and unprofessional, asking us to move rooms because they had accidentally double booked the room and only telling us we could stay when we'd packed up everything. There are much better places to stay on koh phangan, avoid this like the plague.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Phangan Great Bay Resort

Address: 145/11 moo1 Baan Tai, Ko Phangan 84200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #156 of 226 Specialty Lodging in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Phangan Great Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Ban Tai Beach, Phangan Great Bay Resort offers an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi in public areas. It features a restaurant and a tour desk.Phangan Great Bay Resort is just a 5-minute drive from Thongsala Pier, and 10 minutes’ drive from the venue of the Haad Rin full moon parties. It is an hour journey from Koh Samui by land and sea.Featuring balconies with seating areas, the air-conditioned rooms come with a TV, a fan, and a fridge. Each room has a private bathroom with shower facilities.The restaurant serves Thai dishes and Western favourites, while refreshments are available at the bar. ... more   less 
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