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Rung Arun Resort
Ranked #20 of 135 Ko Pha Ngan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Rung Arun is in a nice spot, relatively close to the pier (by taxi) - not the best beach by any stretch of the imagination, but the team is out cleaning the sand up every morning. The pool is a very pleasant extra, especially considering the price.
This place is Quiet. OMG, So quiet, realised just how bad my tinitus is staying here!
The best assets of Rung Arun are the owners - they're wonderful, and definitely go the extra mile, nothing is too much trouble for them. (point to note from the other reviews, we were asked to get ourselves to Rung Arun, but were dropped off at the pier for free)
If you don’t like cats and dogs, you may wish to go reconsider. They are everywhere,there are a lot of them, and unfortunately they get fed on the dining tables. (which are not wiped down afterwards) It's not all that nice standing in poop either.
The rooms could definitely do with some love, take a wad of paper to stop the door rattling during the night, but again, for the price you're paying, there is nothing really to complain about.
Interestingly, the food quality changed dramatically, depending on who was cooking, to be honest, wouldn't bother with the breakfast, especially with some great breakfasts nearby at places like 100 island cafe.
Overall, this was a very pleasant surprise, would stay again without a doubt.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Collected from the ferry and taken to a lovely resort, we were the only ones there for the first couple of days, our room was upgraded, the food was tasty and not a bad price, the people were a joy and the animals - 22 cats and half a dozen dogs were a delight, and no mess! 'Guarded' on the beach by a dog or two, cats came if you wanted them to, I could have stayed a lot longer than the 5 days we had available

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jackie C
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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
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank LargeFamilyonTour
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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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Thank PGoyard
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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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Thank Jeromer1991
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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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Thank Matsolofsson
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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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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 #20 of 135 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: £16 - £42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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