I stayed for 3 nights in the superior villa with my boyfriend in October 2012. The location is excellent if you want to be on a quieter beach (yet still within walking distance to Ton Sai) with great snorkelling right off the shore.
Unfortunately the "resort" just doesn't come close to being worth the amount of money we spent. The bathroom could only just fit the sink, toilet and shower - there wasn't even room for a towel rack or toilet roll holder let alone your toiletries and the toiletries they provided where in old scummy bottles. There were stains on the old curtins and wet toilet paper plastered to the roof in the bathroom. At night we could hear rats in the walls. The one good feature was the air conditioning which was powerful. We've stayed in many Asian hotels and resorts and know what we can expect for our money - we would have been happy paying a third or half of the price for the room but at just over $100 AUD per night, it was a joke. The resort itself has a small pool and the bar/restaurant is overpriced - we ate at the other end of the beach which had good cheap food (the only other restaurant open during wet season on Long Beach).
Now to the worst part - while we were there the whole place was a construction site. I understand that resorts need to do work to maintain and upgrade but to start up the power tools, radios and yelling at 6.30am and going until 9.30pm each day right outside our bungalow is not ok! They cut down lots of beautiful trees (probably to create ocean views) and left the branches scattered all over the pathways which was really dangerous. We avoided staying near Ton Sai because we wanted somewhere quiet but I'm sure we would have been better off there.
All in all a massive rip off.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Phi Phi the Beach Resort is a peaceful hillside villas located at the most beautiful beach of Phi Phi Island with fantastic view of the ocean, white sandy beach and crystal clear water. You will enjoy holiday and have fun of snorkeling regularly see Black Tip Reef Shark, Dining in our Thai restaurant see sunset and have your fabulous moment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Phi Phi The Beach Hotel Ko Phi Phi Don
- Phi The Beach Hotel
- Hotel Phi The Beach
- Phi Phi Beach Resort