I want to share a good and inexpensive hotel, which is literally a few minutes walk from the center Tong Sala, but at the same time in a fairly quiet place. The hotel is small but green and cozy. It is of a bungalow type, but the bungalows there are solid, they can even be called mini-villas, in fact, hence the name.
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Price and booking
At Mangrove Villa, I paid 1600 baht / day for a villa. Key deposit 2000 baht. All the houses there are the same, so there is no choice, in the sense that the price is the same for all rooms. Perhaps the price will seem a little overpriced to some, but I lived there during the peak season, when prices even in bamboo bungalows were high. Outside the peak season, the price drops to 800-900 baht, which in my opinion is generally a gift.
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Well, and initially it is more convenient to search there, the largest database of hotels is obtained, all the booking systems at once. And for some reason, some hotels are only in Agoda, while others are only in Booking. For example, this hotel is only in Agoda, and if you had searched only in one Booking, you would not have found it. And he's not bad.
Here is a direct link to booking Mangrove Villa .
The rating of the hotel is about 7.7, that is, not ideal, but already quite. The place actually turned out to be very pleasant. Everything is more or less new, well done. Everything you need is there: a refrigerator, a kettle (for some reason I rarely met him in Phangan), a hairdryer, an air conditioner by itself, a couple of free bottles of water, good Wifi, a safe (bolted to the wall). Just antediluvian TV, but I never watch it when traveling, I just don't have time for it.
There is even a separate room with a sink and drying clothes, I don’t know why it was necessary for this whole room, but drying is good, although you can hang everything on the railing on the terrace. There is really nothing to complain about, except that the hooks in the bathtub were not enough to hang a towel. And yet a possible minus that there is a road nearby, noise from it can be heard. With closed doors / windows I did not hear anything at all, but maybe someone has a more sensitive sleep.
Internet is not the best, but normal, only the outgoing channel is too small. For surfing, YouTube, etc., it was enough, there were no problems. And then on Phangan in hotels it is often like this, you connect to WiFi, but there is almost no Internet itself, you have to use 4G.
In addition to the location (about it below), I personally really liked the small but green area. Bungalows are practically buried in the forest. That is, even if you are sitting on the terrace, you are not particularly visible behind the bushes. Yes, the owners have forgotten the hotel a little, this is a typical Pangan story, when all sorts of repairs are pulled to the last. But the hotel is still worthy of staying there for a while..
The main problem is the non-working pool, but it should have already been repaired. Although it is small, it is better to drive a bike to the beach. I also didn't like the lazy staff. Again, typical Koh Phangan. Everyone is relaxed, so they will be stupid when they check in, and they will do the cleaning just like that..
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Mangroove Villas is very conveniently located on the outskirts of Thong Sala, close to the epicenter of the island's civilization, of which there is not much. Yes, this is not a beach hotel, it is for those who come to actively move around the island, and not sit in a sun lounger by the pool. All the way to the center of Tong Sala, where food court Pantip Market and all shops walk literally 5 minutes (500 meters). And, in principle, there is already close to the big Tesco and the market. Near the hotel there is a 7-eleven and an English Pub with good breakfasts.
There is no good bathing beach right next to it, the closest for an amateur (5 minutes walk to him), and there is another one, too, mediocre - secret beach, to it somewhere 15-20 on foot and a little uphill. But if you are on a bike, then strategically everything works out very well, until everything goes the same way. Want in Sritanu, then it takes about 15 minutes to go there, to Tong Sala a couple of minutes, to Had Rina 20 minutes.
Mangrove Villa Hotel
Mangrove Villa Hotel
An excellent hotel in the form of solid concrete-wooden villas, immersed in greenery. I lived, I liked it.
More about the hotel.
An excellent hotel in the form of solid concrete-wooden villas, immersed in greenery. I lived, I liked it. More about the hotel.