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Thongtapan Resort
Ranked #31 of 92 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
1 review
“Gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

This is an affordable and well run resort on a beautiful beach. It's location at the end of the beach gives it a cozy feel. The restaurant/bar location is gorgeous - under huge shady trees with a beautiful sea view.

Food is good. Some of the staff at the restaurant were not overly friendly or attentive, but they were certainly easy to get along with. Rooms are clean, newish, with some nice aesthetic touches. Simple, but for the price they are excellent. Some of the grounds behind the restaurant are not as visually appealing as some places I have been to, but if you keep looking toward the water you can easily forget. Overall it is very well kept - extremely clean and organized.

What I appreciate most about the place is the attentive and friendly owners. They were extremely helpful and accomodating in any way that they could to my last minute and changing travel plans.

I live in thailand and really like what this placed had to offer compared to many other places I have stayed, particularly for the price and location. If you don't need 5 star luxury and are happy enjoying a beautiful location I can recommend this resort highly.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms can be a long walk from the beach. Try to get rooms as close to the beach as you...
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  • Stayed August 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

Amazing location. The bungalows are in the trees and you can hear the sea you are that close - it's right on the beach.

Previous reviewers have complained about the breakfast - not sure if they were at the same place! For 90B you have a huge choice - bacon, eggs, fruit, muesli, cereal. We ate there every morning and it was delicious. And the staff were lovely too.

We had a fan room as we are on budget and it was perfect. The windows have mosquito nets on them so we had the windows open all the time for fresh air. It was rarely too warm.

The hotel can arrange a taxi for 200B pp from the ferry terminal if you arrive during the day. This is much cheaper than getting one yourself, unless there are quite a few of you.

Great place - highly recommended

Room Tip: if you are on a budget, a fan room is perfect.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

The room not clean, mosquito and other stains on the walls, the bed sheets were not changed from the previous guest. Staff of the hotel seems unhappy / not polite. I could not recommend you this place. The beach there is very nice.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Ran11972
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Wellington, New Zealand
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410 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

This beach is beautiful and we believe it’s the best beach overall on Koh Phangan for a holiday due to the beautiful white silky sand, 24x7 swimmable sea, many restaurants that serve fantastic food, and you can still get a budget bungalow on this prime piece of beach. We visited and stayed at Thongtapan early August and again in early September – out of our 6 weeks on Koh Phangan we spent 2 of them at Noi and did not want to leave. Our favourite accommodation was Thongtapan (we also stayed in Buri Rasa and Phuwadee) due to the environment these bungalows were nestled amongst. They were set up the sloping hill within the trees and as you walked down to the beach it opened up into the best part of Noi beach. The bungalows were basic, clean, AC, fan, serviced daily, small deck, table, chairs, and only let down by a bathroom that needed an overhaul. They also had the most comfy deck chairs. High season we paid NZ$46 and low season NZ$37. Breakfast was average but we really enjoyed their food, the pad thai and special fried rice were fantastic.

  • Stayed September 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank lynneandcarl
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Belgrade, Serbia
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102 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

The resort itself is OK but on Thong Nai Pan beach you will not get any better for this kind of money. For all the things lacking in the room itself the beach makes up for it, The resort is OK (we had a much better stay at the Lamai Wanta for the same amount of money), the bungalow was spacious and clean but basic, the restaurant is quite good possibly the best on the beach but there is little competition, staff was not very helpful and polite but again the beach and the position of the resort on the beach makes up for all the shortcomings. Still it is the best deal on the beach. Had to aks the staff to make the room each time, they donot do it every day as expected from a 3 star hote.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank kostam
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Beverley
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30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2012

We booked through asia rooms and got a great deal and stayed a week. Bungalow new and was clean, hot water but the water pressure wasnt great so shower not the best. A great spot and price for this part of the island, we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BeverleyCupcake
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England
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

Just spent 5 days in this beautiful location and will definitely go back. Thongtapan is definitely by far the cheapest accommodation on the resort and also happens to have the best bar on the island with Coco the five star bar man and a great restaurant. Mint, the owner is lovely and very helpful and the nearby village is a great place to also go for food. Mint, if you read this can you tell Coco I can't find him on fb!

Jo & Rob

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Thongtapan Resort
Address: 22 Moo 5 | Thong Nai Pan Noi beach, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#18 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thongtapan Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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