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“Dishonesty in a nice place”
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Rung Arun Resort
Ranked #13 of 132 Ko Pha Ngan B&B and Inns
Paris, France
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“Dishonesty in a nice place”
Reviewed 22 February 2013

I booked a beachfront bungalow for my friends and I and I paid 40% of the whole amount with paypal. Got a receipt and a confirmation email by the resort, OK you get the room R04 which is front beach.

Upon arrival, I'm told nooooo you can't get the beachfront, it's already occupied by people who booked for longer than you. And that's it, we get another bungalow, no refund, no excuse.

That's plain dishonesty and I suggest you only to book this place if you don't care where you'll be put.

Otherwise, nice place although the beach is not good, terribly windy and full of awful seaweeds.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

I went back to Koh Phangan after the last visit 10 years ago and witnessed new overly developed face of the island.
In the middle of all sort of touristy attractions, this resort is just a perfect place to retreat back after a long day.

Rung Arun resort is a local owner's operated accommodation. It has relaxing atmosphere. It's rather small but spotless, cozy and not overly fancy. The beach at the front is just serene and perfect thanks for all staff and the owners. The owners are a very lovely couple. They love animals and therefore has adopted an army of cats, all with charming personality and two lovely dogs. If you are an animal person, these special crew won't fell to make you feel like home.

I hope this place will stay exactly the same for my many next visit to come.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

This place was fantastic, we will definitely be going back. The staff are so hard working the place is spotless. The owners are brilliant, their part of the beach is kept pristine, the location is excellent the food here and at the surrounding resorts was great - next door does beach BBQ, walk down a bit and enjoy a quite drink and watch he sunset at bob marley bar and on the other side you can get abit livelier with some louder bars and resorts. But rung Arun is definitely a good choice all round. It you really good coffee, cake and breakfast on the road at the top of the resort on the main road is a coffee bar - these people too are totally amazing too and the coffee is to die for.

Room Tip: All rooms are great - we had a beach front at first but we stayed longer and moved to a garden view...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Barrie, Canada
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Reviewed 7 August 2012

I stayed at Rung Arun a few months ago and loved it. It was one of those places that I say to myself "I'll take the time to give them a great review when I get home", and then I get lazy and never do. But this time I am because they really helped me out.
After months of travel I realized I left a memory card with many weeks of pics somewhere. I emailed Rung Arun and they got back to me saying they had found a card. They have now mailed it back to Canada, and have not charged me a penny, even though I've tried to pay for their troubles and mailing costs.
The other reviews will tell you why to stay here (great beach, amazing people, good food), so I'll leave mine at that.. they are genuinely great people that will go the extra mile, even after you've stayed there.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Shenzhen, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Stayed here for 7 nights in Koh Phangon, for the Full Moon party. We booked online as we were worried about availability of things for the full moon. The resort was empty for the first few days though until the full moon party. The resort is quiet and relaxing... Very clean and has a great spot on the beach. The couple who run Rung Arun are very nice, and extremely helpful.
If you are looking for somewhere a bit more lively the resort next along on the beach is very lively, and does an amazing BBQ in th evenings. Having said that you can't hear the loud music from Rung Arun - which is good if you like your sleep! There are lots of cats and dogs on this resort, but they are very freindly!
I would come back here again, despite it being a little too far away from Had Rin or any shops... This is fine of you hire a motor bike, but if not, then expect to pay 50-100 baht to get into Thong Sala.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 January 2012

My fiancée and I originally planned to only stay a few nights at the Rung Arun to use the resort as a relaxing base for before and after the full moon party. However, we fell in love with the Rung Arun from the first moment we arrived and ended up staying a total of nine nights. The resort is owned and run by a very friendly Thai couple and a handful of staff, giving the place a relaxed family feel that we just never wanted to leave. The bungalows are superb value for money, with air-conditioning, a fridge, safety-deposit box, and bath/shower and the whole resort is spotlessly clean. The actual location of the resort is on the edge of Ban Tai so the local area is fairly quiet, but the livelier Thong Sala and Haad Rin are only a short cab ride away. Apart from resort restaurant (which does excellent food) there is also a slightly livelier beach bar & restaurant next door which does a very good BBQ every night on the beach. Cannot recommend this resort enough & we would love to go back!

  • Stayed January 2012
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mumbai
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

we went there during first week of september. Since it was the low season, the entire property had only 2 sets of people. First of all the property is located along the nice Ban-Tai stretch and faces the beach. There is a nice pool and wonderfully decorated restaurent. Place is populated by lazy cats and friendly dogs. Since we were vegetarians, the landlady cooked us a delicious vegetarian meal. They were immensely friendly . Next day, we got taxi rides at fair prices, amazing breakfast, and advice on where to head on the island.
This place is near perfect on the wonderful pictueresque island. Prices are dirt cheap, rooms have everything conceivable (AC, hot water), excellent settings (Beach facing, swimming pool) and to top it all - outstanding set of people as owners (cook excellent meals and terribly honest).

I still have excellent memories of this place and would surely come again.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Rung Arun Resort
Address: Ban Tai Beach, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #13 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Rung Arun Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rung Arun Resort offers a family run business on the beautiful west coast of Koh Phangan with beautiful views across to Koh Samui. There are 16 rooms in total - set in one acre of grounds which include a swimming poo and a restaurant. A wide range of prices are available - from 900 Baht up to 3,500 Baht per night. ... more   less 
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