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“Very nice hotel right next to the beach” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Viva On The Beach HOTEL

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Viva On The Beach HOTEL
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Very nice hotel right next to the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

The hotel is located right next to one of the white sand beaches on Koh Phangan. The ideal location adds to the tidy pretty hotel rooms and the very hospitable owner (Mr. Cavarno), who takes extra care to make his customers comfortable and happy.
They have a special Saturday seafood BBQ dinner which is a must try. The owner, who is also a trained chef (or so i think) will be happy to customise the food to suit your taste palette.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tresa M
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Stavanger, Norway
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62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2012

We travelled a group of four and stayed on this hotel for 1 night in july. We were looking for a hotel, and was eating on the owners italian restaurant, 5 min with scooter from the hotel, and he told us he also had a hotel. We booked a night, and enjoyed our stay. The burmese man in the hotel bar, was great and held the bar open until 2.am instead of closing 10 pm. We had no aircon, just a fan, and had problems sleeping. Recommended hotel for few nights!

Room Tip: You have to have aircon ! Fan does not help much
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank andysb11
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Manila, Philippines
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2012

Had an excellent experience and great stay in this hotel. Our room is located sea view and merely seen the beauty of the sea and sky. very suitable for relaxation and good price as well. Staff are nice and service too. Will come back here again next year.

Room Tip: Beach front suite.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Trang, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2012

My stayed at Viva On The Beach on July very fantastic! and very good. Unfortunately, I can stayed very short time but sure I really love it. My room absolutely on the beach! only few step I can jump to swim. Here are friendly staff, good food and room very clean. I will be here for sure

Room Tip: Beach Front Suite
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Supanee M
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Ko Samui, Thailand
2 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

I was 3 days in this hotel and I found good, the staff was friendly the rooms is clear and the and the restaurant served good food. I recommend this hotel to anyone staying for a few days in Koh Phangan

Room Tip: Double Air Con
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Natkitta P
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Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

I'm always a bit dubious about staying in hotels as they often let you down however Viva On The Beach was an exception. Upon arrival a very friendly manager (Fabio) showed me a number of rooms i could choose from and i picked a basic room but it had air con, fan, lovely large shower and toilet and a little kitchen - Perfect.
Located directly on the beach and in walking distance to everything in Chaloklum i did not have to hire a scooter. I met the owner too a big character named Eddie who made our stay a bit more special by giving us a Viva On The Beach cocktail for free! The barman was also very friendly and seemed to really care. All in all Viva On The Beach was excellent value for money and when i return (not if) to Koh Phangan i will stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Toni W
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Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2012 via mobile

The location was about 40 min from haad rin, which was our focal point of the stay as we came for the countdown party.Taxis cost about 400 baht per person to get to any source of life as this place seemed to be completely away from everything.... I guess you get what you pay for.
Rooms had no air con which was not advertised, just a ceiling fan and also doors didn't lock properly without a proper push and shove which was quite scary for us girls..
On a positive note, the bar staff were extremely friendly and would only go back there to see my awesomely friendly bar man who stayed back after hours to serve us drinks during some horrific wet weather which meant we couldn't go anywhere else.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ausgirl90
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Property: Viva On The Beach HOTEL
Address: 42/4 Chaloklum Bay, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 354 Specialty Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Viva On The Beach HOTEL 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The VIVA on the beach Hotel is situated in the heart of the village of Chaloklum, on a bay of stunning white sand. Relax and enjoy the fine cuisine of our restaurant. We offer typical Thai dishes and every Saturday we also organize a BBQ with a fantastic selection of fresh fish, seafood or meat and complimentary salad buffet. We also have a great selection of cocktails to suit every taste and also, being Italian owned, home made Italian ice cream and Italian espresso coffee. For you we can arrange any type of tour or excursion, from elephant trekking, guided tours visiting Koh Phangan most well known waterfalls, mountains and jungle. Also snorkeling trips, boat trips visiting Koh Phangan most beautiful beaches and coastal scenery, or for the more adventurous, scuba diving trips or courses. On the third floor of our Hotel, overlooking the bay, we have also a small but well equipped gym to keep you in peak fitness during your stay. Our Hotel offers many types of accommodation, from self catering mini apartments to luxurious family suites with open air terrace front beach. Not to mention the penthouse suite for those who want to really live it up. All rooms are furnished with Lcd Tv ( cable USB), refrigerator, Wi-Fi, hot shower, air-con or fan. ... more   less 
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