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“Expensive but to be expected at Full Moon time” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Rin Bay View Bungalow & Restaurant

Rin Bay View Bungalow & Restaurant
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Rin Bay View Bungalow & Restaurant
Ranked #37 of 120 Ko Phangan B&B and Inns
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“Expensive but to be expected at Full Moon time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This hostel was very expensive compared to everywhere else when we were travelling Thailand (£36 a night so about 10x the price infact) but it was nice and on Sunset beach so out of the way of the full moon beach in Haadrin but still only a 5 minute walk! The only issue was they clean the rooms every 3 days and for £36 in Thailand I would expect them to do this alot more! We had to ask and we also had to ask for more loo roll.. one for 3 people sharing is not adequate! It was a nice room though, howvever next time I wouldn't pay this much as other people paid about £5!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Booked a 'bungalow' for 5 nights during the full moon period, the bungalow was actually a room that was upstairs in a complex, didn't really bother me just thought it was weird. They expect 50% of the room cost when booking online which is a bit of a nuisance but has to be done to confirm booking. The remaining cost of the room had to be paid when we arrived, again a bit annoying.

The resort is situated on Sunset road, around a 5-10 minute stroll to the full moon beach. It's surrounded by a few other bungalow resorts and numerous minimarts. Our room was right next to the sunset beach, the beach itself is not quite idyllic but it makes for a nice view. I would advise swimming elsewhere on the island.

The room itself is well presented, we had a double and a single in our room, with hammock on the balcony. The bathroom is adequate, however you have to ask for toilet roll from reception every time you run out. The shower area is not seperated well from the rest of the bathroom which means the floor gets quite wet, it's also an open air bathroom so it can get very hot if you spend too long in there.

We had A/C, TV and a fridge in our room which all worked very well, the a/c held up well during temperatures of 30+ making the room very bearable at night.

+ Proximity to sunrise beach/party area
+ WiFi (albeit patchy)
+ Hammock
+ Sunny everyday (August)

- Open air bathroom
- Frequent power cuts
- Not the cheapest
- The beach
- Staff aren't overly friendly and expect money up front

Take your key card off the keyring and you can have the a/c keeping the room nice for when you return from the heat of the island.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank Will B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Property: Rin Bay View Bungalow & Restaurant
Address: 110/4 Moo 6 | Tambon Ban Tai, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 120 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rin Bay View Bungalow & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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