I stayed here for four nights in a beachfront bungalow during the full moon party in April 2012. I'm guessing you would have a different (although not necessarily better or worse) experience here if you didn't stay during full moon week so keep that in mind.
The bungalows are on the very edge of Haad Rin beach and it takes about 5 minutes to walk to the main party area. The rooms are very basic and the bathroom is serviceable. This place was fairly inexpensive and you get what you pay for in terms of amenities. However the location is great because it is about a five minute walk from the middle of the beach and during the day the section of the beach in front of the hotel is much less busy than the central area. Regardless of where you stay on the beach you will hear loud music until at least 5am and Seaview is no exception. If you're here during full moon you probably won't be going to sleep until early morning anyways so that isn't a huge issue.
The staff were very helpful here and the food was good yet inexpensive. If you're looking for a cheap option on Haad Rin then this is your best bet.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Seaview Sunrise Resort, located on Haad Rin Beach (Sunrise Bay) at Koh Phangan, otherwise known as the world renowned Full Moon Party beach of Thailand. Nonetheless, the resort is situated on the more tranquil end of the beach, a few hundred meters away from the main event, allowing an unspoiled atmosphere and a private space throughout the full moon party and new years period. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Seaview Sunrise Hotel Koh Phangan