I was staying at another resort on Haad Yao when a friend first took me to Shiralea for a party. I moved straight away to Shiralea and loved it!
The bungalows are great. They have two huge beds, big clean bathrooms with hot shower, private balcany with hammok :-) They are nicely decorated and very bug-proof! I stayed in a fan room (allthough I think air-con is also available) but the room was nice and cool inside anyway. The bungalows are set in gardens and coconut groves which makes them feel very private. Much better rooms than the equivelent resorts in the area. And very good value for money.
The main area of the resort has a great chill-out area which is very comfortable with hammoks, daybeds, TV and book swap. The bar/restaraunt is excellent. The food was much nicer (and cheaper) than the food available at other places on the beach. I deffinately recommend the breakfast!!!
Allthough I was on my own, I was made to feel very welcome by the staff and other guests. There was a really great atmosphere, and I felt asthough I left there having made some friends.
I will deffinately stay at Shiralea anytime I come back to Koh Phangan.
Oh, and the pool is lovely!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the stunning tropical island of Koh Pha Ngan - home to Thailand's famous 'full moon party' - Shiralea is a boutique resort designed to be a backpackers paradise. Welcome to a 'flashpacking' experience. Shiralea was built by a group of travellers who wanted a haven to return to. With a focus on 'good times' we created a friendly and vibrant atmosphere which puts our guests immediately at ease. Shiralea is a place where strangers become friends, we designed the resort with a social aspect which sets us apart, our guests love how they can do exactly what they want at Shiralea- whether that be a crazy night at the bar or a quiet one watching movies. Shiralea is the ideal spot to set up for a few days you'll never forget. Located 1 minutes walk from the beautiful Haad Yao beach. Our resort has all the creature comforts you could want and we cater for all budgets - hot showers, comfortable beds, wall-mounted fan or air conditioned bungalows, an ensuite in each bungalow and your own balcony with a hammock. In addition to our 30 bungalows, we have great facilities to keep you entertained, including a restaurant that offers delicious and well priced Thai and Western meals, a great bar, free wifi, large swimming pool with Jacuzzi and poolside bar, movie lounge, a games room with pool table and a massage hut. Shiralea has everything you need to enjoy your 'flashpacking' experience, but it's the memories that our guests treasure. Lose yourself in the fine art of doing nothing or celebrate balmy nights dancing into the wee hours with new friends. Our staff always welcome our guests with open arms, so all you need to do is bring a bag of basics and a smile. We invite you to join the fun. Book your stay with Shiralea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shiralea Backpackers Hotel Koh Phangan