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Charm Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   101/2 Moo 1 | Baan Tai Rd, Ban Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Ban Tai B&B and Inns
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“Magic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

Perfect fore kids and ralaxing for ous!
Nice service and wounderful location!
If you ever go to koh pangan this is the plays to stay at..!
Nothing is a problem at charm just ask and they will help you!
Big love To Daniel,Ann and the kids!!
Stefan,lina & Noak

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Amazing little resort, we stayed here for 4 days and really wish it could have been longer! This little gem is hidden away off the main road and directly on a quiet beach. This might not be so accurate during Full Moon! We were there for Half Moon which was great, not commercial and not crazy! We stayed in the Tree House which was amazing! It is quite cossy but wht do you want up a tree? A Junior Suite? It has a hammock and chairs to relax on the balcony. The pool is lovely, the drink and food first class. Most definately would stay here again!

Room Tip: Pool rooms or Tree House are lovely. Treat yourself to a special night in the Tree House!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Daniel W, Manager at Charm Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
We remember you. We are sol glad that you enjoyed your stay at Charm Beach. The Tree House is surely something different, and it's truly a memory to take back home. We are also happy that you enjoyed the food, which we also think is good. Hope to see you next time you return on the island.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Me and my friend stayed here for two nights for the half moon party in may. The location was perfect and we found it very easy to get around, transport is widely available. The rooms were very very basic, and we would advise you to go with an open mind an book a room with air conditioning not a room with fan. The beach is Beautiful an the bars/restaurants are just a short walk away. Staff are very friendly an helpful and the food at the resort is lovely. I would go back to this resort only for the moon parties as I would be disappointed with the rooms if I booked more than a few days.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Daniel W, Manager at Charm Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you had a great time. We hope you will return to Charm Beach one day.

Of our 27 bungalows we have 12 that are very basic only equipped with fan and cold shower. These ones we keep for backpackers and such alike. They usually know what they book and are happy with them. The rest of the bungalows is more confutable with aircon, hot shower and TV. These ones are suitable for people with higher expectations, families and travellers with a higher budget.
We think many people choose the our standard fan bungalows because we are the only ones that still provide cheap bungalows on the beach at Baan Tai. All other resorts have upgraded their beach bungalows with aircon and raised the price.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I stayed here with 2 friends over April full moon. We met another 2 of our friends who are travelling and we had 2 beach front bungalows. We requested bungalows next door to one another which was no problem for the staff. Check in was quick and simple and i like the fact they dont hold your passport but take a copy of it only. The beach front bungalow itself was ideal. Does what it says on the tin...its a bungalow on the beach with cracking views in a setting likened to paradise. Inside the bungalow could be nicer with some brightening up but if im honest i didn't spend enough time inside (with my eyes open at least ) to care. The bathroom was decent although my 1 small issue is it would be helpful if the shower head could be angled differently so you dont have to stand with your back to the wall but this is minor! The location and setting is what you pay for here and considering what your paying it is just perfect. I would recommend Charm Beach to anyone who is thinking of going. You wont be disappointed.

Room Tip: Beach front bungalows are awesome!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This bungalow was not really clean. Outdated although right on the beach. We only stayed one night but it mit be siutable for other guests it wasn't for us.
If you don't mind old rooms with a bathroom not too clean then this might be your place.
The one good thing is the location.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Daniel W, Manager at Charm Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 21, 2013
Hello and thanks for the feedback. We are will aware of this problem and are currently deciding what the future holds for the old bungalows. Charm Beach Resort has been a resort for 30 years and many of the bungalows has seen better days. We try to paint them and repair them as often is possible. As we are the only resort in Baan Tai that can provide really cheap bungalows directly on the beach, we are faced with the dilemma of either keep them or tear them down and build new ones.

As we acquired the resort last November we have still a long way to go. But slowly we are getting there and after the first year we will see what the future for these old bungalows will hold. Either build new ones or keep them for our regulars and people who are looking for cheap accommodation on the beach. As Charm Beach is a 2 star resort we want to provide cheap accommodation for our guests, as well as provide more comfortable options for guests who's looking for a bit more.

Once again, thanks for the feedback and hope you will visit Charm Beach next time you're on the island to see the changes since your first visit.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Really nice place, very chilled. Lovely hammocks, right by the beach, good chill out area with cushions. Owners friendly, good pool. Fan bungalow was good. It's about a 20 min walk into thong sala town, but there are a few restaurants and bars on the main road closer to the resort. very quiet, but for action go 2 mins along the beach to beach village backpackers where there's a bar & pool & music, so Charm is good to come back to and sleep in. Only bad thing, one of the staff (young thai guy) tried it on with money, pretending a taxi on koh samui would cost 10x the normal price (luckily we'd made the journey 2 days before so were able to know he was making it up). otherwise friendly. good menu, usual guesthouse prices (go outside for local food that's cheaper), but great to eat on the veranda. would go again.

Room Tip: rooms by pool are noisier from neighbouring resort.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Stayed here for a month and loved it! Nice relaxed atmosphere as Koh Phangan is still one of the few islands which doesn't have massive mega hotel complex. Its still quiet remote and the charm is still there. The service from the staff working there was superb always willing to help us and make sure we felt welcome. We really met so many interesting people there over our stay. So next time we go there we definitely stay there again without hesitation.

Room Tip: Ofc one of the bungalows on the beach...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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: 101/2 Moo 1 | Baan Tai Rd, Ban Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan > Ban Tai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Ban Tai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Charm Beach Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charm Beach Resort is a classic thai resort with that genuine feeling and a well known name on the island. The resort has been around in one shape or another for almost thirty years. During this time the bungalows and the other building has changed, but the wonderful beach has stayed the same. Today is a perfect mix of tradition and modernity, featuring AC, Wifi and swimming pool. Today the resort holds about 30 bungalows and a restaurant in the main building. One of the bungalows is set up in one of the trees, with an own balcony where you can enjoy the sunset. It also features one of the widest beach strips for one resort on the whole island. This is the place for beach activities and evening happenings. BBQ, music and cocktails are offered several nights in the week. For the young ones there's a playground in the shade, and even movie time on the beach certain nights. We hope you come and visit us and this marvelous place on one of Thailands most spectacular island, with extraordinary nature. Be sure to ask for the special day trips that are offered in the jungle, at the sea or in the mountain. There's much more to this island, beside the full moon party.From November 2012 the resort has changed ownership and are now managed by a Swedish family. The resort is now undertaking a facelift and modernization by the new management. ... more   less 
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