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“On the beach - lovely location” 4 of 5 stars
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Thongtapan Resort
22 Moo 5 | Thong Nai Pan Noi beach, Ban Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Ban Tai
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“On the beach - lovely location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Amazing location. The bungalows are in the trees and you can hear the sea you are that close - it's right on the beach.

Previous reviewers have complained about the breakfast - not sure if they were at the same place! For 90B you have a huge choice - bacon, eggs, fruit, muesli, cereal. We ate there every morning and it was delicious. And the staff were lovely too.

We had a fan room as we are on budget and it was perfect. The windows have mosquito nets on them so we had the windows open all the time for fresh air. It was rarely too warm.

The hotel can arrange a taxi for 200B pp from the ferry terminal if you arrive during the day. This is much cheaper than getting one yourself, unless there are quite a few of you.

Great place - highly recommended

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

The room not clean, mosquito and other stains on the walls, the bed sheets were not changed from the previous guest. Staff of the hotel seems unhappy / not polite. I could not recommend you this place. The beach there is very nice.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

This beach is beautiful and we believe it’s the best beach overall on Koh Phangan for a holiday due to the beautiful white silky sand, 24x7 swimmable sea, many restaurants that serve fantastic food, and you can still get a budget bungalow on this prime piece of beach. We visited and stayed at Thongtapan early August and again in early September – out of our 6 weeks on Koh Phangan we spent 2 of them at Noi and did not want to leave. Our favourite accommodation was Thongtapan (we also stayed in Buri Rasa and Phuwadee) due to the environment these bungalows were nestled amongst. They were set up the sloping hill within the trees and as you walked down to the beach it opened up into the best part of Noi beach. The bungalows were basic, clean, AC, fan, serviced daily, small deck, table, chairs, and only let down by a bathroom that needed an overhaul. They also had the most comfy deck chairs. High season we paid NZ$46 and low season NZ$37. Breakfast was average but we really enjoyed their food, the pad thai and special fried rice were fantastic.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

The resort itself is OK but on Thong Nai Pan beach you will not get any better for this kind of money. For all the things lacking in the room itself the beach makes up for it, The resort is OK (we had a much better stay at the Lamai Wanta for the same amount of money), the bungalow was spacious and clean but basic, the restaurant is quite good possibly the best on the beach but there is little competition, staff was not very helpful and polite but again the beach and the position of the resort on the beach makes up for all the shortcomings. Still it is the best deal on the beach. Had to aks the staff to make the room each time, they donot do it every day as expected from a 3 star hote.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

We booked through asia rooms and got a great deal and stayed a week. Bungalow new and was clean, hot water but the water pressure wasnt great so shower not the best. A great spot and price for this part of the island, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

Just spent 5 days in this beautiful location and will definitely go back. Thongtapan is definitely by far the cheapest accommodation on the resort and also happens to have the best bar on the island with Coco the five star bar man and a great restaurant. Mint, the owner is lovely and very helpful and the nearby village is a great place to also go for food. Mint, if you read this can you tell Coco I can't find him on fb!

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Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The staff was friendly and very helpful.
The bungalows are clean, nice and cheap( up at the hill are cheaper/ no sea view).
The beach is amazing and very quiet.

  • Stayed May 2012, 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: 22 Moo 5 | Thong Nai Pan Noi beach, Ban Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan > Ban Tai
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #2 of 8 hotels in Ban Tai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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