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“2 nights at Delight”
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Delight Resort
Ranked #69 of 133 Ko Pha Ngan B&B and Inns
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews
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“2 nights at Delight”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Stayed at Delight Resort for 2 nights. Its very close to the beach (1 min walk). There is a 7-11 type store right across the street. Hotel staff are very nice and friendly. Our room was right across from the pool, which is not as big as in the pictures but decent size. Our room was big and comfortable altho there was a smell of mold and mildew in the air. The hotel is right beside Haad Rin arena which can be annoying because from 6pm-9pm all you hear are the adverts for thai boxing which is on constant repeat loop. If you are going for the full moon party it is the perfect stumble home location. there are restaurants all along the street. Hotel restaurant is good. included breakfast was nice. If you get e good rate, i recommend a stay here.

Room Tip: Room 215 was right across from the pool. nice big terrace for the room out front. Quiet at night fro...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Firstly this hotel is not aimed at the luxury end of the market. But for the price you pay you get a hell of alot. The staff are some of the friendliest staff in Thailand. We come here every year were in PHANGAN. PLus its the best place for a full moon, beach is 30 seconds away but its quiet.
if going to haad rin I cant recommend delight enough, the only place to stay!!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rijeka, Croatia
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Delight Resort was an absolute delight!! Great location...it'll take you only a few steps to Sunset beach (do not stay on the sunrise beach - it's way more beautiful on the sunrise side). Our room was nice, big and clean and the outside pool is huge. Gardens are also very very nice. If 30 eur per night for 2 persons is within your budget you will be delighted with Delight Resort!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 1, 2012 via mobile

Rooms are a decent size & bathroom good too, nice & clean resort with a nice restaurant. Staff all helpfull & friendly. The pool is a bit on the small size but the beach is right across the road, resort in genral is in a good location

  • Stayed September 2012
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

My partner and I arrived in Koh Phangan staying at the Delight Resort for a total of four nights. This is far from a resort. Upon arrival we were greeted by lovely and very attentive staff. When showed to our room the staff removed a large padlock and that was the form of locking your door. Automatically i did not feel safe. The bed was as hard as a rock and when sitting down a spring popped out. The bathroom is extremly small with the shower reaching over the toilet. There is no safety deposit box in your room, there is a safety deposit box for you to use with a padlock in reception should you trust the secruity. We left straight away to book else where as we did not feel safe and secure at all which we believe is very important when travelling. If you are after cheap accomodation and you are not concerned about your belongings then the location would be great. It is close to the beach, bars, restarants and shops. We were very disapointed as we lost out money but you can not put a price on safety.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Limerick, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2012

Hotel is close enough to the beach but overall the worst place i stayed in thailand.
1- Restaurant staff very rude and slow to bother even taking ur order. the lads usually are walkin round topless and very hesitant to do any work. breakfast very poor with little choice and trying to explain what eggs you wanted got harder every day.
Breakfast starts at 9 which is late if you plan to be up earlier it prob wont suit.

You could be talking an hour to actually manage to order and get your breakfast.With constant mix ups. for example they first pour out you juice and coffee on the bar and then place order in kitchen(10 to 15 minutes), Your coffee is left on bar till ur breakfast is ready(20 to 40 minutes later)Which by then is cold and very low quaility coffee. when i asked for another i was told it would cost 60bht extra even though we were paying 2200bht a night!

2- Only a handfull of rooms have tv and proper showers and they are even more expensive, it is about the same price as a 4 or 5 star resort on ko samui.Bed like a plank of wood and shower like some thing you would find on a beach.

3- Pool filthy, the worst ive every seen, floating with algae and dead skin from from sun burnt travellers.

4-Reception staff also very unhelpfull once you payed for your stay their just not interested. We left a night earlier then booked and they refused to refund the night even though a couple in reception said they would take the room as the hotel was full.

5- Very loud at night.But if ya want to stay somewhere without any security or night staff and u can wander round all night drinking , shouting and singing this is ur spot if you want any more then three hours sleep there is fantastic options very close that cost less!

Room Tip: cheap rooms extremly basic for price. no safty box,telly or good shower.Staff not interested.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

Reception staff were amazing to deal with. Very polite and extra helpful and kind, definitely look out for their guests. Food in restaurant was o.k. Unlike almost everywhere we ate in Thailand, the waiting staff were very lazy, slow to bother with serving, not very friendly either. Room was spacious, great aircon. Doors to room were locked using just a padlock! Beds were comfotable, as were pillows. Unfortunately there was a lot of building/ renovation when we were here but this has to happen at some stage. The pool was FILTHY!!!!!!!!!!!! the water was very foggy. Pool area looked nice though! Only minutes walk from the beach, in the heart of the action but not noisy at night. Despite everything I'd still recommend it though!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Delight Resort
Address: 140 Haad Rin, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #69 of 133 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Pha Ngan
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Hotel Class:3 star — Delight Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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