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Seaview Bungalows Thansadet
Ranked #54 of 91 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

Thansadet Important notice - this place is the ideal place to disconnect from the world. It is back to basics with these bungalows. There is no hot water, no wi-fi (the owner can get you limited access), no air con, scoop water toilet,electricity is only limited to the evening. Do not expect your typical accommodation facilities.

However, what you have instead is a serenic views of the sea, a quiet and tranquil place to really relax and enjoy the gorgeous views from your bungalow. This is in close proximity to the nearest beach (quite secluded for those who are wanting a quieter spot on the island) and some of the most friendliest people working here.

The only downside to this is the route as the roads are super rocky but still, dont let this get in the way of real paradise.

The beach nearby has some restaurants and there is also a bar closeby (Hide on High) where the accommodation is (also with great views). My suggestion is to try this place for a couple of nights, avoid the beer and party scene for a while and enjoy the serenity, views and chill out to the max!

Food and drinks here are reasonably priced and tasty! They also do fresh seafood from the market in the morning. Many thanks Aom and your family for your hospitality!

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5  Thank jason-ho-01
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Reviewed July 24, 2012 via mobile

Nice view and friendly staff BUT: the owner has changed and now it seems like the new owner tries to squeeze out the money out of the well rated bungalows. Rooms were not clean and run down. Beach is far away and you need to climb a rough way (10-15 minutes) to get there. After one night staying we decided to move to a bungalow directly at the beach (Mai Pen Rai). 190 Baht more per night but DEFINITELY worth it.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

My wife and I spent 2 nights at Sea View after reading all of the rave reviews. Obviously they were doing something right to get such a high rating, I thought. After two days, we packed our bags and left.

The beach at Thansadet is nice... actually its really nice - but the hotel isn't on the beach. You have to walk about 10 minutes through the woods to get there. Once at the beach, you will see 3 seperate resorts that offer BEAUTIFUL bungalows that are direct ocean front, for a mere 100 - 300 Baht more per night. All of the beach front hotels have restaurants, kayak rentals etc.

Once at Sea View, we met 2 other couples who shared our exact sentiments. None of us hated Sea View, but we all agreed that it wasn't special. It was just another budget-minded resort on Koh Phangan.

The food was pretty good - not great - but just above par. Only one of the 4 staff members spoke English. They were all pretty friendly, but no one really seemed to be in charge. When we checked in, me, my wife and two other travelers all waited at the front reception area with no direction for about 5 minutes. After we were "checked in" we weren't told where our room was, how to get to the beach or what the opening/closing times were for the restaurant.

I look at my time at Sea View as an experience, just not one that I would probably repeat.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank jcsfla
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

This place is unbelievable. Aom is the nicest hostess ever, she is friendly, genuine, and her cooking is so amazing. Take the cooking course, I regret not taking it!

The bungalos are basic enough, it's a very relaxing area, small beach with not too many people.. Thankfully 2 restaurant bars on the beach and an amaaazing quiet bar next door to the bungalos (Hide on High). If you're looking for somewhere very accessible to everything, this is not the place. Or somewhere RIGHT on the beach. The roads are rough to get there, but it is 10x more relaxing and less teenagery than anywhere else on the island. I am so sad to have left!!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank selectohh
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

After looking for a hotel on trip advisor we decided to go for the first ranked one and were not disappointed!
This place is just paradise if you want to get away from your day to day busy and stressful routine and do not wish to mix up with the flow of tourists!
The bungalows are situated around an hour away from the city (accessible only with 4x4) and give access to a very quite bay/beach (you have to walk around 15 minutes in the jungle, very sharp way).
The restaurant is just awesome! We stayed there 4 days and then travelled for another 6 days and I kept being disappointed with other restaurants!
If you are not looking for something fancy it is the place to go! The view is just amazing and the owner and staff very friendly and helpful!
Unlike some other commentaries said you are not tracked there, if you want to go away for a day you can easily get a taxi service from the two restaurants situated on the beach!

Thanks a lot to Patrick, his wife, Aom and others for taking such a good care of us!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Having been to Krabi which has nice beaches but tons of tourists, coming to Seaview was a relief and a pleasant surprise! The owner is a very nice man from German who runs the Bungalow and restaurant business. What can I say? It is very homely, would not stay another place both if I were going to Koh Phangan or if I would travel to Thailand (meaning its highly recommended). The two bad reviews it got must have suffered from som Western disease. This is the genuine experience. Yes the Bungalows are simple but you dont come to Thailand to stay inside! The stars at night are beautiful, the food is the best I have tasted ever, prices are better then anywhere else.It being a restaurant far away from everything thats quite amazing! We traveled as a couple andawe are definitely coming back Could write more praise, but you get what I am saying. Just book it, email the owner and he will pick you up for free!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Aksel L
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

This place is crazy gorgeous !!!!
As i got there i couldnt stop laughing, it's just amazingly beautiful.
No electricity, simple room but so charming and the view takes your beath away !

Patrick and his wife are adorable. He picked me up at Tong Sala to drive through the carzy roads and welcome me warmly.
The food is so deliciious.
Nothing wrong just perfect !

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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2  Thank dpolasek
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Address: Thansadet Beach, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
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Ranked #54 of 91 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: $8 - $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21

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