When we first arrived at the resort we were a bit unsure, first impressions were its tiny and as it didn't have a pool we were in two minds...BUT do not let the fact it has no pool put you off as it has its own little beach area with sun beds, which was cleaned and raked every morning.
We were greeted by a very friendly woman, who over the 7 days we stayed could not have been more polite and helpful.
The hotel is run by a family who all made you feel so welcome and didn't hesitate once if you needed help with something. The place has just been taken over so it was in the middle of being changed about, although this didn't affect our stay at all. The rooms are slightly dated, but they are clean with air con and hot shower. We stayed in the deluxe which was plenty big enough and had a beautiful view. The town is only a 15 min walk (beach or road) with the option to get a taxibus for 50bht each.
The food in the evening was average price but not average quality, the food was lovely and well prepared every time we eat there.
One night the manager invited us over for a drink and didn't charge us for the drinks which we thought was really nice of them, then on our last day we had to be up at 5.30am and the woman who first greeted us got out of bed to make us some breakfast (breakfast didn't open till 8 so she was still in pjs!). We also had to go stand outside hotel in hope to grab a taxi to the pier, the man (who we assume was her partner) kindly ran to get his moped and was willing to drive to find us a taxi.
When I previously mentioned the staff will go out of their way to help you this is a perfect example, the staff made our stay at Thaniza excellent and we would highly recommend this hotel to other people. If we return to Phangan in the future we would definitely stay there again.
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