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“Luxury - Drink, food and great company on a beach...says it all!”

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Phangan Beach Resort
Ranked #30 of 92 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Dublin, Ireland
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“Luxury - Drink, food and great company on a beach...says it all!”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

I don't normally write reviews for anything but it would be rude not to let the world know about this place! Hard to say all the things that make the resort special.I visited here over 3 years ago and although it's a top resort it also has that social hostel vibe...the owners Andy and Dacuk make sure everyone feels welcome and have things setup in such a way that you could arrive on your own and still be heading out with a group of friends every night!

I returned recently and found that things had only become better. Now there is a sweet pool to chill and recover beside. It's easy to come here and just relax by the pool or the beach bar drinking singhas and eating great food but if you want the craziness then no worries, there will always be something arranged to make sure you get there. Particularly as Adam, the man who seems to do everything from manage the bar to repairs to organising party buses, is always there to help.

I can't speak highly enough of PBR. I've been twice, I've stayed weeks more than intended, I've met friends for life, I've woken up on every hammock available at the resort despite having a room, and I've lost more memories of nights out than is safe...so will I be back?? Absolutely!

Room Tip: All the rooms are clean, modern and comfortable...basically depending on budget you can get the nice...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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andyrduggins, Owner at Phangan Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 26, 2015
always a pleasure to have return guests , so happy you where happy with all the new changes , hopefully see you again for your 3rd visit very soon
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Stayed in Koh Phangan beach resort for five nights over the full moon party.
Resort was great value for money - rooms were good for price.
Pool and surrounding areas very clean and food was nice - although slightly more expensive then surrounding restaurants.
On our last night the bar man, Adam, had left to go home for England for four weeks. After this it seemed as though the service was just awful, waited at the restaurant bar for ages for someone to acknowledge me and the staff were constantly sitting out the back talking to each other.
Because Adam wasn't there the beach bar was shut and there was no music and no atmosphere. When I asked the restaurant bar staff for a vodka and lemonade they said sorry the only drink I can have is a beer because "Adam has gone to England".
It's a shame as the rest of the time was great but I don't feel like anyone going to visit the resort over the following four weeks will feel the same if that's how it was going to be.
Overall though - good experience and great value for money. Would go back (if Adam was there!)

  • Stayed October 2013
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andyrduggins, Owner at Phangan Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
thank you for taking time to write a review for the resort,it means a lot to us to gain your feedback and helps us adjust things when needed to suit the guests needs in the future,we all at phangan beach are happy that your overall stay with us went well and you enjoyed it, i have noted to my staff the comments of not being at the front counter and i apologise for this ,regarding the comments of the bar? after full moon things always slow down a little ,the guests we have for the full moon party are not always the same as the guests away from the parties, adams departure to the uk was timed for this exact reason, 1. the wet season was quickly approaching and we needed to do some maintainence on the bar and also with the weather not being so great with the wet weather it is not a big attraction to sit outside when it is raining ,the bar is open if adam is here or not if the weather permits ,i have also spoken to the waitresses regarding the lack of communication when you asked for a cocktail and this has now been addressed and rectified ,hopefully we will see you again in the future ,safe travels and again thank you for your input
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

I enjoyed my stay food was very nice staff were friendly and helpful.Not going to lie we did experience the wildlife in our rooms but I expected that in a tropical country and I didn't see it as an issue. Also the rooms had nice comfy beds and room sizes are decent. The owners of the resort have turned the resort around and done an amazing job big up PBR!Hope to be back soon!

  • Stayed September 2013
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andyrduggins, Owner at Phangan Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 26, 2015
thank you for your great review, happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, we are always improving things at the resort and one thing we have changed is food and beverages in the rooms, this has drastically reduced all the natural critters you would find on a tropical island ,im sure you would agree when you come back , some amazing changes since the last visit
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We stayed at this resort in August 2013 as we wanted to go to the Full Moon Party (the hotel transfers were brilliant btw) but it our experience was nothing like most of the reviews on this page. This was one of the most expensive rooms we stayed in during our trip around Thailand and it was the most minimal of them all. I understand that for the period we stayed prices are inflated but we didn't even have hot water. We had paid 500 baht for rooms that had air con, breakfast, wi-fi, fridge, power shower etc but on this occasion all we had was a fan that sounded like a Chinook helicopter. We didn't need all of these facilities obviously but the for the price we paid we thought they would be as standard. Also we asked for our room to be cleaned half way through our 5 night stay and instead of getting new bedding, towels etc our bed was just made up with no new bedding, and was even dirtier than before with there now being dirty footprints on the pillow cases. When we went to ask for clean pillow cases, we were just handed them to put on ourselves and the guy on reception just smiled and said 'they must have dropped them'. Everyone says that Adam is an 'amazing guy', but when we asked for anything like taxis or wanted to order food it seemed like it was a burden, especially when he had to stop talking to large groups of lads to help other guests. A great location though, just don't expect your stay to be as perfect as everyone makes out.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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andyrduggins, Owner at Phangan Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
thank you for taking your time to write a review, your opinions are important to us, i have looked into the comments left and would like to apologise .at the end of july had a change in staff within our house keeping department ,2 of the new staff where on trial and seems that we made the right decision not to employ them as per your comments, at phangan beach resort we are commited to cleanliness and this is our top priority and unfortunately this was not kept up to our high expectations with the new staff members so we had to let them go ,we now have a new house keeping system to avoid this from ever happening again,regarding our room prices ? we keep a tight check on room costs on a regular basis ,our rooms are not expensive by any means, there are dorm rooms on koh phangan who are charging 1200 to 1500 baht per night to share a room with 15 other guests ,our prices are much cheaper than this as you can get your very own private bungalow 20 meters from the ocean for less than 1000 baht for 2 people ,we do have 2 budget rooms for the traveller on a tight budget and the prices of these start from 250 baht per person ,i have also spoken to adam and asked him to be a little more attentive while talking to other guests in case other guests are waiting for information ,again i apologise for the house keeping matter and i am very happy that we have now solved this brief issue .
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Phangan Beach resort is amazing..! Everything you could ask for in a resort,the beach was always kept clean by staff and so were the rooms, the staff were brilliant too, always welcoming and happy to assist you with anything you need. The location of the resort was brilliant too and the sunsets were beautiful! I would really recommend going here as I guarantee you will enjoy yourselves so much, I will defo be going back soon!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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andyrduggins, Owner at Phangan Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 26, 2015
amazing review, thank you so much, I will pass on your kind comments to all of the staff
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

i loved my stay at PBR, the staff were all really friendly and helpful. It is in an amazing spot right on the beach. the beach bar was my favourite and Adam is great value, got to love his special long islands. we stayed in a budget room wth 2 double beds which i wouldnt do again it was to hot to not have aircon and having the bathroom seperate was annoying but the beds were comfy and everything was clean so no complaints! oh except for the damn padlocks on the doors that did my head in...but will definatley be back for another holiday!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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andyrduggins, Owner at Phangan Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 26, 2015
thanks for the great review girls, im sure this will make you happy as we have now removed this room from the resort , a great budget room but agreed very hot with 2 double beds , look forward to seeing you return to see all the wonderful new changes
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Came with a group of girlfriends & we all really loved it !! Our beachfront bungalow was just perfect, the food was really good & our cocktails were the best we had in Thailand!
Fantastic location, the most amazing sunsets I have ever seen & just a super relaxed place to stay.
Already booking my next trip back next year!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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andyrduggins, Owner at Phangan Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 26, 2015
thanks girls.....look forward to seeing you again for some of our fabulous cocktails
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Property: Phangan Beach Resort
Address: 111 moo 1 | 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 Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#19 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
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Hotel Class:3 star — Phangan Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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