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Thongtapan Resort
Ranked #32 of 91 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Situated at the quiet north end of one of the best beaches on the island - swept each morning by hand
Not so quiet and isolated that it's completely remote though
Staff were excellent and supportive and the bungalows although basic were very comfortable
There have been some criticisms in the past but it is nice to see these have been taken on board and have been addressed - whilst we were there new night lighting was installed making a big difference
There is now some assistance in getting luggage to the bungalow
On the downside we were disappointed that sometimes wet towels were not cleaned but merely hung out to dry

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Roger V
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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We absolutely loved this place and it was a great find. We intially were going to stay at Sandee Bungalows down the road but they were so hideous we walked up the beach and stumbled upon this place. The staff were absolutely excellent, really friendly and accommodating inlcuding lovely restaurant staff. The bungalows were fantastic, very romantic, cool and quiet (bit of a climb up the hill but hey ho). They are cleaned and turned daily (as long as you request it on the little sign in the window). The beach is lovely and unlike many other resorts the beach and resort areas are cleaned daily. There were some building materials at the bottom of the hill which would look better to be removed but overall the resort was extremely clean and tidy. The restaurant food was adequate so we generally went into the village to eat which was great, but certainly the breakfast was good and reasonable so we ate breakfast everyday and also used the bar quite a bit. We also loved the village nearby and had lots of nice meals out, probably one of the best places to stay on the island as most other beaches not anywhere near as nice. The north bay much quieter than the south which we liked and the north bays village is much nicer with more of a traditonal feel. Overall a great experience and thoroughtly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank John R
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

We really enjoyed Thongtapan Resort. Location is simply superb - nice, clean, quiet beach with few nice restaurants close by. Staff were really friendly and helpful! Clean and spacious bungalows at reasonable price.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank tedulia
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

needles found on the beach, awful rooms, they wanted 600 bvaht a night to turn air con on, rusty nails sticking out of swings, no staff try cleaning there section of the beach... a dead dog washed up and the staff expected us to carry on eating so people staying there got rid of it. food was average, reception staff were helpful and friendly tho. waiting staff overcharged me for food twice.... full moon party was epic... again and again restaraunt a must and rasta baby bar

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank buttersben
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Mint D, Manager at Thongtapan Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2013

Dear buttersben,
We are sorry to hear that we have not met your expectation. We thrive to improve but without the critical information such as why you think it is awful, we are unable to rectify anything.
Regarding needles and the dog washed up. We are unable to control what the waves bring to the shore, sadly there is more rubbish than treasure. Our staff are working continuously to keep up with the washed up. And together with other kind guests help moved the heavy remains.
Regarding additional charge of the A/C option, Koh Phangan faces unpredictable power shortage due to excess demand and we expected the worst during the New Year celebration simply because of tourists number increase radically. As a result, we put the price according to what we had to pay using A/C if the resort is running on private generator.
We apologise about the error on your food bill once again.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

This place is located on a really peaceful beach on ko Phangan,
We stayed here during news years and had a really great time. The restaurant is just so relaxing to have breakfast at in the morning and all the staff are really sweet and helpful. The bungalows themselves are pretty simple but have the luxury of a soft bed which is super rare in asia.
Id recommend this place to anybody.
You must go and have a 'Handsome sandwhich' at the shop down the road, best burgers you will ever eat.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Stayed 4 nights in a fan room, it was a little chalet. No real complaints. They provide towels, shower gel, shampoo and you even get a hot shower. The bed wasn't the usual hard Thai bed. Air con would cost another 6000 BT so I don't think it's worth it in that case. Our room cost about 30 Euro per night and was about 1 minute walk to the beach.

It was run by two UK travelers when we were there, who were very decent and lovely. There aren't that many non-5 star places on Thong Nai Pan Noi so glad we found it. Their restaurant has really nice breakfasts too, right on the beach in the welcome shade.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Nice location, very nice staf, but it is totally unsafe, specially for kids. Was there two weeks ago, my 6 years old son got super badly electrify from electric wire that were not buried, he just put his hand on it while he wanted to sit down on a little bench in the restaurant area. We spent two days in hospital! He can't write for at least a month and will need surgery in a couple of weeks. This is insane!

Stayed: December 2012
4  Thank Bloubloub
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Mint D, Owner at Thongtapan Resort, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2013

Dear Bloubloub,
We apologies once again about the accident. We are sad to hear that your son require an additional surgery, after the complete diagnose on Koh Samui before your family left here.
As advised earlier, that we are in a progress of upgrading our electrical work, we are now pleased to advise that it has begun.
We wish your son a speedy recovery.

Our sincerest apology
All Thongapan Resort team

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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
#19 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: $19 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Thongtapan Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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