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The Sun

Buffalo Bay, Ko Phayam 85000 Thailand
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Mid-range
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Languages Spoken
English, Burmese, Filipino, Thai
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
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BBQ facilities
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Parking
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Buffalo Bay, Ko Phayam 85000 Thailand
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The Sun
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Florian M wrote a review Dec 2020
Ko Samui, Thailand25 contributions17 helpful votes
The food was not good. We stayed next to the place and they Party loud after 1 am! Not a place where you want to stay! It seems the management gives a f*** I hope it will be shown in the reviews so other won’t have sleepless nights.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Global-Palatinator wrote a review Mar 2020
Albersweiler, Germany93 contributions81 helpful votes
we only review the restaurant , not the hotel . In total we ate there 3 times , the restaurant has a total of 3 levels and is located just at the beach front of buffalo bay. The service is fast and friendly , however not always solid in english. Best things we ordered was Pomelo salad, fresh spring rolls , and chicken satay......this was truely outstanding good. so delicious and complex , fantastic. Further , we had red and green curries , which were rather average , for sure no recommendation.... However, the first 3 items were absolutely exquisite and delicious ....my full recommendation. Thank you very much .... If we are coming back to Ko P , we will return to Sun Restaurant .
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Date of stay: March 2020
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ConnyO wrote a review Feb 2020
Malmö, Sweden785 contributions79 helpful votes
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We stopped by for lunch. We got good food and cold beer! The location is perfect and we had a nice view of the beach. You can also go up tp the roof and get an even better view! Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Kistler-089 wrote a review Dec 2019
Munich, Germany212 contributions39 helpful votes
the review is about the restaurant only! I had ordered barracuda in tamarind sauce. Got some very small pieces of the tail end, normally you feed your cat with. First bite: the fish was all but fresh. So I had to send it back. Nobody in the service was speaking sufficent English to clear the situation. Very unpleasant situation. Went to BBQ, a rasta place on the road, next day and had a pleseant surprise: big plate, freshly cooked, very tasty for a much better price. Do not judge the book by the cover!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Christine J wrote a review Jan 2019
Knokke-Heist, Belgium59 contributions23 helpful votes
Nice location. No waves at this side of the island. Beautiful sunsets. Food at restaurant is good. Great “granola” (and good other choices) breakfast. Closed cabins, screens in windows. No water heather in bathroom, but really not necessary. Not too cold and great flow. Friendly, helpful staff. Management speaks well English. If on this island again, no doubt I’ll come back here. · Hard beds as often in Thailand. Too thick pillows.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ingridfugl wrote a review Jan 2019
Oslo, Norway8 contributions3 helpful votes
This hotel is so beautiful with a bunch of really cool birds! The staff are very helpful and service minded. Also, I had the most amazing massage which fixed my back after too much traveling. The massage area is on the roof looking over the beach and the hotel. Our room was great, there were no gaps between the floors, which means no bugs or other animals in the room. This is quite rare in Ko Phayam 😂
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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joelsnoke2018 wrote a review Dec 2018
Bangkok, Thailand4 contributions
Arrived on dec 4th , rented scooter and rode to the resort . There was 3 of us and we wanted to all stay in the same place so we got the family suite AC. Room was huge , had a lot of space. Was clean and the AC worked great . The staff was also amazing at helping us get a long tail for a day of snorkeling . Enjoyed that and arranging ferry tickets for us . An overall outstanding trip . Thanks very much ! P.S. the food was very good . I normally like variety in vacations and never eat same place twice , but we ate here 2-3 times a day . Great job kitchen !
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ray L wrote a review Mar 2018
Beijing, China113 contributions57 helpful votes
Have stayed here several times since it opened. Usually all good, but this time I asked to stay in room beside a friend who had been there once before. The on-site PIC asked me how much I was going to pay? I told her the same as my friend. She said no can do. He was a regular customer and I was not. So, I said, fine, I would only stay one night. Glad I did. The Hippie Bar near by had a Full moon Party with the ubiquitous Thai BOOM BOOM Bass "Music" all night till 5 AM. Never slept a wink. Overall, I have always liked the resort, Usually very friendly staff, good food and good location. Just have to get their management act together. BTW, they advertise free WiFi. This is not exactly true. The WiFi has never worked in all the years I have stayed there. There is always an excuse as to why not.
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Date of stay: February 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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VanessaRoad wrote a review Jan 2018
North Wales, United Kingdom4968 contributions559 helpful votes
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We went for a walk across the island and wanting a drink went down the track to the Sun resort. I had an ice cream to start. Then I ordered a mango drink. Then my husband decided to order one. Then we looked at how much money we had!! After I explained the kind hostess adjusted the drinks to suit our pocket and she was very understanding.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marie-Louise P wrote a review Aug 2017
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom36 contributions6 helpful votes
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Pluses: The bed and fan room is comfortable. The staff are kind and friendly. The position of this resort, with a fun garden path wending its way down to the water, near the end of the bay is terrific. We were even greeted by an Oriental Hornbill. We were served up a tasty evening meal. I had sweet & sour seafood and himself had yellow seafood curry. If, like us, you're going in low season, it's very windy on this side of the bay. Downsides: A lot of fluorescent lights were left on overnight and so the room was light at night. Our room included breakfast but we were offered no choices for breakfast - we were just given two soft, fried eggs, sunny side up, jam, butter & toast. The filtered coffee was sad and undrinkable. Suggestions for host: offer a breakfast menu with choices, like the menu given to those who do not have breakfast included.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sun
Which popular attractions are close to The Sun?
Nearby attractions include Ao Kwang Peeb (0.6 miles) and Eagle bar (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Sun?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Sun?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Sun?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Sun?
Conveniently located restaurants include Flower Power Restaurant & Village, Hippy Bar, and Knock Knock Nok 36.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Sun?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Thai, Filipino, and Burmese.