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Rung Arun Resort
Ranked #14 of 132 Ko Pha Ngan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Brighton, United Kingdom
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“Rung Arun resort”
Reviewed 22 August 2013

10 mins taxi ride form the Thonsala Pier head .Ring the resort and they will collect you for free. Staff fantastic ,welcoming and friendly.All food brilliant,cooked to order and excellent value .Excellent new looking pool.Rooms excellent and brilliant room service.Place between several 'cheaper looking ' resorts it has an air of quality but the prices are similar.If you don't like cats and dogs this is not the place for you as the lady owner rescues both. There's a lively out of town high street with shops,restaurants and a buffet restaurant nearby.Also local medical emergency center which is re assuring.Beach front is superb and the owners just so helpful and accommodating.Try the restaurant next door for a pleasant change and the massage on the beach 2 resorts down.Could have stayed longer.

Room Tip: go for a beach front one-beautiful views across the sea to Ko Samui
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

We stayed here 4 nights with friends
Got the bungalow 14 with sea view, very nice, clean and comfortable with two double beds and two bathroom
Staff is very nice and caring, looking after you if you need something. They found us the boat back to samui, arrange the driver to pick us from the resort to the pier and from the pier to the airport.
It is family run so well maintained.
Food is good and very affordable compared to other places nearby. The staff will even bring the food to your beach spot or by the pool. Drinks are also available from the bar, lot cheaper than in other places (90 for a big chang).

DEFINITELY RECOMEND, we loved it

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

I stayed here for 6 nights in feb 2013 and had a fantastic time.

The couple that run the place are very friendly and accomodating. A few days in I got quite sick (stall food at the full moon party) and the husband drove me to the hospital free of charge and seemed genuinely concerned for my well being. Also when i left for Thongnaipan (beautiful northeast beach of Koh Phangan) the wife organized for her cousin to give me a ride there for half the price it would have cost with a regular taxi.

And yeah.... army of awesome cats.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

We stayed 18 nights at Rung Arun Resort and could not be more pleased. A private beach and a really fresh pool. The rooms were cleaned every day and the whole area is really nice. Even if it is close to everything, it's really peaceful and quiet .. Good food at good money, and what made the experience extra good is the Thai couple that runs the place. Incredibly nice and helpful. If we come back to Koh Phangan so we will definitely book this place again

Unfortunately the beds are slightly hard.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Toulouse, France
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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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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 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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