We stayed here beginning of July 2012 for 4 nigths. We were aware that this was the start of the 'rainy' season. Whilst we were here it rained every day at approx 3.30pm, it was like a tropical storm for the first hour, heavy rain and very windy. Then it calmed down to just rain, but remained warm. Even with this weather, the place still looked beautiful, and the wind kept the mosquitoes away!
Location- It is about a 15minute road walk to the town centre and pier area.
This resort is set at the end of a lovely, clean stretch of beach, and there area is a quiet and tranquil.
Accomodation- the room was lovely and clean, had modern decor, and was warming. The bed was comfortable, and the air con was excellent. The bungalows have their own private decking, with hammock, which was lovely to relax in, and take in the view of the coconut trees and lushous green grass which they are set in. The bungalows are situated in such a way, that they provide privacy from the neighbouring bungalow.
Food-It was more expensive that the neighbouring establishments, but worth it as it tasted excellent, and there was a good selection.
The Beach- It was private, and the sea is more for paddling in, not swimming. This is due to it being shallow, and there was lots of sea weed.
We hired a kayak from the reception, and kayaked over to the deserted island opposite.
The staff were friendly and helpful. We have noticed the comments about the male owner. Yes he seems quiet, and keeps himself to himself, and very chilled out. He let us get on with our holiday, but when we had a problem with the sink, he fixed it immediately, and was happy to help.
We would thoroughly recommend it here, if you would like to stay somewhere with a relaxing, and chilled out atmosphere. It would appeal to couples and familes as opposed to those looking for the full moon party and nightlife.
If you fancied a change of pace, a couple of resorts along the beach there are other bungalow resorts offering music, table tennis etc.
in short, we found this place to be a little slice of paradise for our holiday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at only 10 min walking from the main village of the island, Baan Manali Resort is a quiet and relaxing nest, surrounded by coconut trees, facing the lagoon. Spread in a tropical garden, our 11 cozy bungalows, built in traditional way, offer all the modern comfort (AC, hot water, new beds, private balcony and hammock). At our bar-restaurant facing the sunset, you will enjoy our cocktails, family Thai cooking or European dishes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baan Manali Hotel Koh Phangan