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Pen Villa Hotel
Ranked #16 of 36 Hotels in Choeng Thale
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 January 2013

I was travelling solo for 4 days at Surin beach, so wanted plenty of beach time as well as massages and a cooking class. Pen Villa is a 5 minute walk to stunning Surin beach past plenty of convenience stores, ATMs and local restaurants - great location!
The rooms are huge, with very comfortable beds and are meticulously clean. The bathroom is also large and clean with each room having individual air conditioning units. Wi-fi worked really well throughout the property. There is a lovely large pool if you arent keen on the beach with sun chairs, and a small kitchen with simple meal options - plenty of local restairants within 2 minutes walk so no lack of variety!
I was keen to do a cooking class and it was able to be done in house! Learning the secret of traditional thai green curry was fab!
I cant speak highly enough of the staff, they were always happy to help, be it for a beach towel or taking me to a reliable beauty salon!
If you are going to stay at Surin and dont want the expensive resort experience, i would say stay at Pen Villa!

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Reviewed 11 January 2013

I would recommend staying at the Pen Villa to anybody who appreciates privacy and peace. Peter and Winnie are the best hosts a hotel could have. Nice big rooms, fantastic pool, tasty food and above all the great feeling that you are visiting good friends at their home. Peter recommended us good tours to take, Winnie took us to the doctor nearby when my husband had an ear infection. Everything around the hotel is clean and well maintained. Definitely worth a while to preoder dinner at the hotel restaurant, delicious! If you want a snack 7/11 is on the doorstep and Tesco around the corner. 15 min walk to the Surin beach and 20 min to Bangtao beach, ask Peter for shortcut directions. 10 min by taxi or tuk-tuk to kamala beach. Wonderful stay, thank you Peter and Winnie!

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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8  Thank Annelik
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

Great food ,great rooms ,peaceful but not remote,fantastic pool,brilliant for family's with young children,Peter,Winnie and all there staff are so friendly and welcoming ,Food, not a menu to talk of really,Winnie goes to the market everyday were she selects the best products and then decides the menus so you are guaranteed the freshest and tastiest food available saying that she will cook anything you ask for,they cater for kids meals chicken ,pasta ,eggs ect and nothing is a problem
Rooms have fridges kettles microwave ect bathrooms are large and spotless as are the rooms free wifi
There's not one negative thing I can say about this place,if your looking for a nice relaxing hotel for couples and family's with fantastic hospitality close to everything if you need it then look no further it's little gem
Bang Tao and surin beach are 10 min walk both very beautiful but are favourite was laemsing beach 200 baht in tuktuk small a little hike down from the tuktuk drop off but worth the effort

Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
5  Thank bristolger
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Reviewed 27 December 2012

Pen Villa deserves its number one ranking. Peter and Winnie are extraordinary hosts. You can always eat out at the beach, but don't miss eating dinner at Pen Villa. Winnie is a tremendous cook. Before you leave breakfast, take a look at the sandwich board listing the choices you can make for dinner and let her know what you would like.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank dnhazelett
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

My partner and I loved staying here. Peter & Winnie, true to the other TripAdvisor reviews, we're amazing hosts, always willing to accommodate any requests.

Pen Villa Hotel is the perfect mix between the space and privacy of a hotel coupled with the personalised feel of a B'n'B. The air conditioned rooms are large, the pool is never crowded, and Winnie serves up some mean authentic Thai cuisine.

Surin Beach has more of a local Thai resident feel and if you're looking for the hustle and bustle of Patong it's only a short scooter trip or tuktuk away.

We hope to be back one day and would highly recommend Pen Villa Hotel.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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4  Thank duanepmiller
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Reviewed 22 November 2012 via mobile

Nice pool, great setting and awesome service. The staff and manager were so helpful in getting us bus and ferry tickets. We were able to rent scooters to explore the island a little bit which is a must given the cool scenery. There is a 7Eleven two minutes away for late night snacks (or everything else you need). Its great value in the low season. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Stayed: October 2012
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2  Thank Gloribien
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

Great hotel, clean rooms, nice and quiet with a huge swimming pool which was really nice. Perfect hosts Winne and Peter, great food in the hotel and good location - close to shops and walking distance to Surin beach. Highly recommend this for couples or families. The only thing we noticed was that you aren't allowed to flush toilet paper down the toilet, it has to be put in the basket next to the toilet.... however we spoke to other travellers about this and it is quite common and it didn't bother us at all.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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8  Thank JojoAuckland
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Additional Information about Pen Villa Hotel

Address: 9/1, Soi Haad Surin 4, Srisoontorn Road, Choeng Thale, Phuket 83110, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Phuket > Thalang District > Choeng Thale
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Choeng Thale
#3 Best Value Hotel in Choeng Thale
#3 Family Hotel in Choeng Thale
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Choeng Thale
Price Range: £50 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pen Villa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Pen Villa is a family run hotel set among the hills of Surin. The hotel is located away from the main road, its surroundings are serene and private, and Surin Beach is an easy 10 min walk away. The hotel offers some of the best value hotel accommodation in Phuket.Our rooms are spacious and perfectly suited for long-stay guests. All rooms overlook our large swimming pool and tropical garden. ... more   less 
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