After a relatively stressful time (as we read that panalee was closed for renovation and could not get hold of them), we arrived at Panalee and were impressed with what we found.
We got a good deal for a pool view room on expedia but found when we got there that we had been upgraded to a lovely and spacious 1 bedroom bungalow (the resort was pretty empty and some renovations such as roof thatching was being undertaken.
The bedroom and bathroom were large and we were given complimentary water. The gardens were beautiful and the pool was lovely and the resort was only around 20m from the beach. We also had excellent food from a couple of the simple looking restaurants across the road on the beachfront and they were also really cheap and sold authentic thai food.
The people working there were really friendly and helpful.
There was cable tv in the rooms but apart from a couple of news channels, none were in english. Many dvds (of varying quality) were available to rent from the office though which was great.
We had a great stay at Panalee and only wish we could have stayed for more than 2 nights. It was the perfect place to stay during our honeymoon. I would definitely reccomend it to anyone and would love to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Panalee, a spacious villa resort on tropical Koh Samui. Set in lush, tropical surroundings Panalee overlooks the azure waters of the Thai Gulf. The resort offers five different villa styles and all the rooms are located just a few paces from idyllic Bang Po beach. A free form swimming pool, full service restaurant, tour desk and wireless internet access, combined with genuine Thai hospitality, make Panalee Resort the perfect choice for a relaxing break in paradise. Escape to Panalee — your sweet beachside retreat. ... more less
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