It pains me a little to write this because in principle it's a very cute family resort - the staff that worked there was very nice and accommodating, but the reality is this is one of the worse establishments I have stayed at in my life. Most likely if you are staying on Koh Phangan, you're there for the Full Moon Party - if you are looking to spend time on a tropical beach island in Thailand, go to Phuket or Koh Samui. The resort is on a hill which makes for a hard walk up awkward stairs and there's no real organization to the rooms (we stayed in a room oddly called "Sexy Pink", which despite the memorable name was hard to find). The hotel met basic needs bed, shower, air conditioning, and restaurant - but none of these things were more than decent (with the exception of the restaurant which was very well priced); the bathroom was gross and the bed was frightening, while the air conditioning sounded like a speed boat. It's not centrally located and is VERY far from the actual site of the Full Moon Party. There is no real concierge; yes, there is a desk where you can get basic services but it closes at night (I had to walk into town at 2am in the morning because of an emergency and thought I was going to be a tourist who disappears in the middle of the night). It is important to note that because of the tides, the beach on the resort has no water during the day and is effectively just a large plain of sand; furthermore, the beaches on the island all pretty much suck similarly because of the tides - if you want nice beaches seriously go to Koh Samui or Phuket. If you are looking for a very cheap accommodation during your stay for the full-moon party, then this place can meet that need; however, for anything else, I would recommend staying somewhere else. I will say though that the one redeeming quality about this resort was the wifi, which was better than most places and free.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tharathip Resort is a small, attractively decorated in a typically local Thai style, Tharathip Resort are set amidst a tropical green garden lush with tall towering coconut trees and lots of blooming greenery and also to see sunset view on the evenings most beautiful of Koh Phangan. ... more less
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