I got bamboozled into renting a room here when I realized everything in PhiPhi was booked, and a "helper" walked me up to the hotel. The view is nice, but this place was frustrating beyond belief. The staff were ridiculously rude and ignorant, especially the "concierge" who insisted I pay her for her phone calls about a travel question - phone calls I didn't ask she made. I didn't pay her. They charge to use an external safe - not one in the room, and you need to pay every time you need something. The wireless access is shotty, and not really accessible from the room. All of the beds in Thailand are as hard as the ground, and this one wasn't any better.
I rented an "ocean view" room - the most expensive room they have, and OMG it was a dump for the money. The room cost close to $130, or more - can't remember. The furniture was old and beaten up. The shower was dirty and hardly functioning - in fact I don't even think I got hot water. The sink had the kind of faucet you find in a public park, only allowing a little water out at a time...can you imagine continuously pushing down the handle in order to get enough water to brush your teeth. It was clearly they were trying to save every penny they could and at the expense of their guests. There were almost no plugs in the room to charge anything. You couldn't leave a single light on in the room, unless you had the key in the AC receiver thing. I was surprised the AC even worked.
The clubs at the beach below also make this hotel a terrible experience. The flashing lights and noise are pretty hard to deal with, especially as they last until 4 in the morning. Also, this location is definitely not ideal for PhiPhi - it is an extremely long walk down to the ferry building.
Overall, this place was a dump and it literally made me angry. I was so happy to leave it.
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- Also Known As:
- Phi Phi Viewpoint Hotel Ko Phi Phi Don
- Phi Viewpoint Hotel
- Phi Viewpoint Resort