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“A tropical paradise with beautiful views and the most comfortable bed!”
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B 52 Beach Resort
Ranked #79 of 92 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A tropical paradise with beautiful views and the most comfortable bed!”
Reviewed March 10, 2011

We had the big villa right on the beach and overlooking the pool - I would definitely recommend paying a bit extra for this room. The whole place is kept lovely and clean. The beach is probably one of the less inviting for swimming on the island as the tide goes out in the afternoon and there is plenty of seaweed and the water is not crystal clear, though fine for morning swims. We were told that after March the beach is practically unusable due to the tide going out so far, however the pool is really lovely. We hired a jeep for 3 days and found plenty of other stunning beaches not far away, but it was nice to return to our resort as it was probably the prettiest and most tropical looking of any resort we saw in Koh Phangnan.

The Service was a bit hit and miss. The 2 boys serving drinks were lovely but we had to go and find them each time we wanted a drink at the pool bar in the afternoon. The lady who owns the resort wasn't particularly friendly and after a mix up on check in which was neither her fault or ours (booking company made a mistake) she didn't explain what went on with breakfast or tell us anything about what the resort offered. On the one day we came back early for a swim and dinner, the pool and restaurant was closed at 8.30pm despite advertising 10pm close.

This is a very quiet resort so if you are looking for a pretty place to chill and read a book all day (as most of the other guests were doing) B52 is the perfect place for you. We would have preferred a bit more of a friendly atmosphere for afternoon drinks/socializing however we had the jeep plus went by song tong to other places for that.

Overall, we had a nice stay here and absolutely loved the rest of the island - far better than Koh Samui in our opinion.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2011

Felt like in heaven; everything was just perfect : the lovely people of the ressort who made you feel at home from the second you enter the ressort.
The rooms are very nice with sexy bathrooms (stayed in standard & deluxeroom), the pool area with full service (drinks, food, massages) and a nice beach with stunning views.
Restaurant serves great thaifood for reasonable prices, motorbikes (recommended: there is so much to see: the fantastic beaches of the north,the herbal steam sauna, parties in the jungle, on beaches ,at waterfalls ,night market in Thong Sala ,Amsterdam Bar.........)and tours (dont miss the Ao Thong Marine Park Tour with Orion) can be organized by the reception. Dont (i repeat DONT)expect anonymous fivestarquality but a wonderful charming ressort with great staff in completely relaxed atmosphere.
Cant wait to come back............

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Stockholm
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Reviewed February 2, 2011

Me and my boyfriend stayed three nights in B52 just after spending a couple of days in, much louder, Samui. We really enjoyed the cosy, laidback feeling of the resort and this part of the island - perfect for just relaxing by the pool or the beach with a book. We ended up having brekafast, lunch and dinner at B52 which has amazing food! We only left the resort for taking a trip to Haad Rin and the market in Thong Sala. I definately recommend this place and would go back any day! There is no free wi-fi,but for a modest fee of 50 baht a day you get full access in all resort. The only downside I can think of is the lack of safetyboxes in the bungalows.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed January 26, 2011

We stayed at B-52 for 11 nights in January 2011 and had a really great time. Having a teenage daughter who wanted wireless so she could keep in touch with her friends, we paid 300 baht for the whole 12 days which I though very good value and she could log on 24 hours a day, much better than hourly rates. Chai, Lek & Rain, the three guys who serve you are just fantastic, always helpful and well mannered. The young lady (can't remember her name) on the front desk was also really friendly and professional. They clean the rooms daily and the rooms have clean white linen and very comfortable beds and pillows. The pool is clean and well maintained and the swim-up bar is a bonus. Its not the cheapest resort but its safe, friendly and the staff are honest. This resort is within walking distance of Tong Sala (10 minutes) which suited us as a family but its not the nicest beach on Koh Phangan. We still swam in the ocean aswell as the pool but if you are looking for a beautiful beach there are better beaches on this island. We preferred the quieter resort rather than battle with backpackers at Haad Rin. Its quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Thank you B52 for a fantastic holiday. Hope to be back again soon. Rose, Mark & Holly xxxx

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2011

What a disappointment. Having read the other trip advisor comments we were expecting somewhere really special where we could relax on the last few days of our holiday.

We paid over 1800 baht per night for this - in other places I have paid half as much and got twice the value.

The truth is that the bungalows are very basic indeed. These are arranged around a car park, poorly disguised as a garden. The location of the bungalows is right next to another resort which plays karaoke incredibly loudly until the small hours of the morning.

We had to sleep with all the doors and windows locked as there are no locks on the mosquito screens.

When you pay a premium for a sea view you do not expect to have a car park view (as all the accommodation does).

The website also claimed to provide free wireless Internet access and yet they have just charged me 50 baht per day. This is one of my pet hates - it doesn't cost them a cent more to give me access and yet I am charged for it!

Tv claims to have international channels but there is only one which is in English which is some obscure Asian business news channel.

On arrival I was tempted to go somewhere else but because we booked up front via an agent we were told we had to pay for the full 8 day stay. Having inspected the bungalow I tried to reduce this to 4 nights but they wouldn't let me.

The girl in front of me in the line at reception was also having problems as she had apparently been over charged by the agents.

On the positive side there is a nice view out to the sea from the main building - but you can get the same view for less elsewhere...so why stay here?

  • Stayed January 2011
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Minneapolis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2010

I stayed at here for ten days, traveling from the US (41 hours!) to meet a couple that was getting married on the beach at the B52. My four friends and I had a wonderful time with everyone on the staff, we miss them! The food was wonderful, the drinks were delicious, rooms impeccable, and everyone on staff was so friendly that it was really hard to leave. They did a wonderful job for the wedding, all the staff worked so hard making sure all the details were perfect.

If you are on staff and you read this, please reply to me through trip advisor! We lost your contact information on the trip back Minnesota but promised you pictures of the snow.

I am planning to return in April, and am crossing off the days until I am there again!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Dublin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2010

We stayed here fours night for full moon party in august in deluxe bungalow,bungalows where spacious but very basic and the odd lizard managing to get in. the people who ran hotel where very nice however and you can get wi fi for 2euro a day. the pool and beech is so nice and beautiful scenery. it is however a 15min taxi ride away and i will warn you the taxi is very bumpy and hilly :) it works out 2.5euro per person into had rinn town each night but is well worth staying away from the madness and relaxing in this hotel durring day. the food was also great and very reasonable. definitely great value of stay. the only thing is there is no massage on beech which is great in other resorts!phanghan villas next door also looked very nice.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: B 52 Beach Resort
Address: 31/22 Moo 1, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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#49 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
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Hotel Class:3 star — B 52 Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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