Have stayed here on two separate occasions, Christmas 2011 and June 2012.
When staying in June we knew what to expect. A resort with the rudest staff in the world. This is a particular amazing achievement given that on the whole, Thai people are some of the most friendly people in the world.
I just cannot describe how bad the staff are. They huffed and puffed at me asking to pay the £600 to stay at their hotel for a few days! They blatantly ignore you when you are sitting down waitin to be served, meaning you have to shout them I receive service.
A bunch of staff sit on golf buggys watching you struggle with your suitcases as you attempt to walk up the hill with them. That's if they are not busy wolf whistling your girlfriend like a pack of stereotypical builders back in the UK
Upon arrival they request your passport, be careful, as on our first visit I noticed the passports are left outside the office over night. Not something you want to go missing!
The location couldn't be much better. The beach is perfect, powdery sand. Almost like flour. The sea water is crystal clear in the winter and you can snorkel your day away. I had the joy of seeing a shark about 50m from the hotel, at the aptly named shark point.
When walking round tonsai, the main town on the island, some of the hotels look very busy.
It's a compromise, stay in a great location away from the hustle and bustle of the port Tonsai, in a great location that is quiet - but with appalling service.
The choice is ultimately yours.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Phi Phi the Beach Resort is a peaceful hillside villas located at the most beautiful beach of Phi Phi Island with fantastic view of the ocean, white sandy beach and crystal clear water. You will enjoy holiday and have fun of snorkeling regularly see Black Tip Reef Shark, Dining in our Thai restaurant see sunset and have your fabulous moment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Phi Phi The Beach Hotel Ko Phi Phi Don
- Phi The Beach Hotel
- Hotel Phi The Beach
- Phi Phi Beach Resort