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Dewshore Resort
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We booked Dew Resort after a disasterous stay at Phangan Palm Beach Resort and Restaurant (I will publish my review on this when Trip Advisor create it on their site).

We had originally booked from 23rd August 2013 for three days, but enjoyed it so much, we stayed an extra night.

Our contacts were Aung, who was always helpful in our dealings with him, and his wife Pon. Both friendly and approachable, and very helpful.

We stayed in R5, which is a Superior Bungalow with a bay window literally 3 meters from the beach. The view was outstanding.

The pool was spotlessly clean. The restaurant food was freshly prepared and cooked to order. Personal favourites were the hamburger and the banana milkshake. However, every meal we were presented with was excellent.

The bar on the front played reggae... and only reggae. It is not loud, and the resort is not a party type of any description.

I do have a couple of suggestions though.

Complimentary water is provided, but only on day one. This seems odd, as all other places we stayed during our month in Thailand/Vietnam/Cambodia gave it on a daily basis. Not a biggy, as it is pennies to buy.. but still, it is a nice touch.

Our room was not cleaned in the four days. There is a 'clean my room' thing to hang outside the door, so maybe we should have tried it. I suspect the owners wish you to retain your privacy, and only clean/change sheets etc when requested to do so. It may be worth the owner telling you this when booking in. Again, not a biggy, but communication is everything in this service sector.

Room Tip: R5 is directly facing the see from a bay window. Perfect.
  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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DewShoreBungalows, Owner at Dewshore Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Thank you so much for your lovely review we are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and really value your feedback. Yes please do hang the "clean my room" sign on the door or just ask at reception for someone to come and clean.

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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

only stayed for one night but the staff were all very friendly and helpful.
Our room was one of the cheaper ones but it was clean and the air con was amazing.
Breakfast was good and the pool area was amazing.
Was located on a main road - but not so close that the traffic disturbed you - so great for getting taxis or wandering to local restaurants etc.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Dew Shore Resort is an amazing place to stay. I loved the pool, the staff were so friendly and can't do enough for you. Our bungalow was clean, and all the meals we had in the restaurant were great. If you're looking for somewhere to relax and recharge on Koh Phangan this is it!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Susannah C
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

I stayed here for three nights. Although my bungalow was very nice and right on the beach, I did not enjoy my stay. In three nights/four days, I did not see a staff member smile once. I would say hello in both Thai and English and barely got an acknowledgement. When I asked for an extra towel for the beach on the first day, I was told there were two (bath) towels in my room. My room was not cleaned once during my stay and I had to ask for a second roll of toilet paper when I ran out on the third day. I used bottled water for everything so my garbage was overflowing with trash and empty bottles since the room was not cleaned. I hoped to take a nap in the hammocks on the beach in the afternoon but the children of the staff were running around and playing every afternoon. I don't mind kids, but when trying to relax I would have preferred to not have them underfoot or in the pool with me every day.

You can't really swim on this part of Koh Phangan since the water is so shallow. Be careful when walking in the water. The rocks and coral are very sharp! There is nothing along the road in this area of Ban Tai except some other guest houses on the beach, a mini mart, and a few restaurants/bars. I took a taxi to Thong Sala one night and wasn't impressed with that part of the island either. I went to Koh Samui for one night after Koh Phangan and wish I had stayed in Samui during my whole visit instead.

I would not recommend Dew Shore unless you like surly staff, a boiling hot pool, and an un-swimmable beach.

Room Tip: R5 and R6 are right on the beach.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Surasak K, Owner at Dewshore Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

We are sorry to hear that you found us unfriendly after all the special requests that we happily met for you. We enjoy welcoming people from all over the world and have many returning customers that we count as our friends.

There is a sticker system if you wish your room to be cleaned please set it to green, as you left yours on red for your stay we did not interrupt your privacy and come to clean the room. You can just set it to green or simply mention it to any member of staff and we will happily clean your room.

At your time of stay it was the school holidays and there were other families staying with children. Please note that the resort have only one child here. The hammocks and pool are generally quite empty. (Every outside pool will heat up in the sun, we have never had a complaint that it is too hot). Depending on the time of year and month the swimming conditions in the sea can vary.

Yes, if you prefer wall to wall commercialism then Samui is preferable, Part of Koh Phangan's charm is that it is still fairly undeveloped. There is plenty to do here and the resort is ideally located for those who wish to trip out further afield.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Loved this place. Right on the beach, so chilled and away from the madness of the Full Moon Party. Could've stayed here forever!
We stayed in one of the cheaper rooms which were ok, nothing special. Could do with a lick of paint that's all. Outside of the rooms definitely made up for it.
Great food too!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

At September 2012 we stayed here for the third time. It´s our 6.th trip to Thailand and one thing is true: Dew Shore is one of the best places to have a pleasant time on Koh Phangan.The bungalows are new and very clean with AC and refrigerator. The swimming pool is top integrated in the area and invites you to spend a lot of relaxing time inside. Aung and Porn, the owner of the resort are very helpful and friendly. When you´ll do something special like fishing with original Thai fisherman or so on, tell it to Aung an the trip get´s true.Oh yes, the fresh food cooked by the family is really excellent. Ask especially for a Red Snapper in the morning and you will get in the evening the best fish (try it with the homemade Thai curry!!) you have ever eaten !

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Stefan B
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

I actually stayed at this resort in August 2010 and have been meaning to sort myself out and write a review since. This resort is brilliant and we had a fantastic stay here. The Thai family that own the resort and so friendly and helpful, they really couldn't do enough for us. Value for money is excellent and with the bungalow we had, breakfast was included. This was anything you wanted from the breakfast menu up to a certain amount (I had pancakes and milkshakes/hot sandwiches & drink) The cabins are beautiful. We stayed in one right by the sea that has stunning views across to Koh Samui. The tide moves in and out so quickly it is fascinating to watch, as are the tropical storms! Swimming pool is well maintained. As this resort is family run and small, everything is cooked fresh and by the family. The Thai curries were some of the best I had in Thailand. You can walk from the resort onto the dust road which has small convienience shops, some selling cans Chang for as cheap as 11p. You can also walk down the road to a restaurant that has sea food which was lovely. The family also told us how to flag down a taxi to get to Haad Rin which is the main town and where the full moon party is. Stunning ride over the hilltops - just fairly bumpy so hold on tight. Obviously I came here 2 years ago so things may have changed, but I doubt it. Thai life is so relaxed I imagine it is just as perfect now as it was then.

Room Tip: Pay a little bit more and go for the huts right by the sea.
  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 99/1 Moo1 | Ban Tai, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #108 of 379 Specialty Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: $22 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Dewshore Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dewshore Resort is a family-run resort. It has large spacious bungalows and a beautiful swimming pool. The place is easy to reach from Thongsala and Haadrin. Beautiful views to Koh Samui over the beach. Free high speed Wifi and great local cooked food at the restaurant. ... more   less 
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