Although the name of the hotel contains the word View, it doesn't smell like a view, don't even wait. Apparently they specially thought up to lure more people, suddenly they buy. But! The hotel was very good in terms of price / quality ratio. I would say the best of those where I have been in Phangan. And judging by the reviews and ratings, I'm not the only one who thinks so. Inexpensive, excellently located, with normal spacious rooms and a pool.
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Price and booking
In Phangan Island View, I took a room for 1400 baht, I traditionally searched through RoomGuru, since you can see prices in it in all booking systems at once, which is very important for Thailand, since Agoda is popular there.
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Here is a direct link to the hotel Phangan island view . But on my dates it turned out to be cheaper on Booking, when the previous 5 hotels (Koh Chang and Pattaya) were cheaper on Agoda.
On the eve of the Full Moon Party, rooms rise in price somewhere up to 2,300 baht, I was told so at the reception. But, if you check in in advance, you can rent it at the old price. I several times extended the room for 1-2 days and they told me that they would give a discount and I would have to pay the old price. Outside the tourist season in summer, room rates drop somewhere around 800-1000 baht.
Key deposit 500 baht, refundable without problems. Checkout at 11:30 is said, but in my presence the people checked out without problems even at 13 o'clock. Please note that there are hotels in Phangan where you generally need to leave at 10 am. What is the reason, I do not know, maybe the Panganov tourists like to stay at the hotel until the evening.
Rating 8.4 - that's it, no less. The very case when I completely agree with the rating, the price is fully consistent with the services received, with which there are difficulties in Phangan when we talk about hotels. Very often the price tag is overpriced, and the rooms are already subdued.
The entire hotel is located in the building, there are no bungalows, so it's pretty good to wait out the bad weather here. The room is quite basic, simple and without any frills, but spacious and has everything you need. Most importantly, it is not old! This is just a scourge of some kind in Phangan, a bunch of hotels where cosmetics have not been made for many years and the walls are almost covered with mold. Everything here is clean and the furniture is not destroyed..
Equipment: TV, small refrigerator, air conditioner, hairdryer, safe. Give a couple of free bottles of water every day while cleaning, it goes through every day too. Of soap accessories, only shower gel and shampoo are given, the soap is clamped.
On the first day I could not connect to Wifi, the next day and then everything was fine and the speed was also nothing. Periodically lags, but in general I do not remember that there were any problems. For those who do not have any devices with them, there are a couple of computers with Internet access near the reception. IMHO a relic of the past, now everyone already has smartphones, you can easily book a ticket or something else with them.
Territory and services
The territory of the hotel, one might say, no. A U-shaped two-story building located around the pool, parking - that's all. But this is not a resort, but an ordinary small hotel with a corresponding price.
You can rent a bike at the hotel. I took. As I understand it, the bikes are not hotel bikes, but simply collaborate with someone. They brought me a bike from somewhere, but I took and handed it over at the reception. There were no stains for scratches and so on. So they looked at it at the reception and that's all, really, and the bike was covered in scratches. In any case, it is better to take a photo or shoot a video when you take it, you never know what.
Opposite the hotel, right across the street, there are washing machines for 50 baht per wash. But on the balcony of the hotel, there is no dryer or its like where you can hang your laundry, so it might be better to take one kilogram in order to immediately dry it..
According to reviews, good breakfasts at the hotel. Sometimes they are included in the price of the room, but you can take it separately. The cost is 200 baht. I didn't take them, instead «got hooked» for rice soup with seafood for 120 baht, for some reason in the morning I wanted something like that. True, it's a very long time to wait, about 20 minutes, probably, until they cook it. But I noticed in Phangan in many cafes they cook for a long time.
Map and location
In my opinion, the hotel is located very well. Especially for those who come to Koh Phangan for the first time and still know the island poorly. It will also be convenient for everyone who has decided to actively ride around the island (on a bike), since the location is directly central. One way ride 15 minutes to Haad Rin, the other 5 minutes to Tong Sala, 20 minutes to Chaloloklam, 20 minutes to Sritanu. It is also convenient to drive from here towards the eastern beaches, just not far from the hotel the road starts there..
Opposite across the road there will be Ban Tai beach (walk about 5-10 minutes), which is far from the best, but you can still swim. But nearby is Tong Sala with its infrastructure (port, market, food court, Tesco, coffee shops, massage, etc.). Also right next to the hotel is a Big C supermarket, a gym, several cafes and a 7-eleven.
Especially for a beach holiday, I would not stay here, it is better to go directly to the beach Haad Yao, Haad Salad or Haad Rin.
Phangan island view
Phangan island view
One of the best budget hotels in Koh Phangan. Well located for those who are going to actively move around the island. Lived in it and wrote a review.
More about the hotel..
One of the best budget hotels in Koh Phangan. Well located for those who are going to actively move around the island. Lived in it and wrote a review.More about the hotel..