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“Variety of rooms of varying quality”
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Starlight Resort
Ranked #50 of 91 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Reviewed 30 May 2012

We stayed in three different type rooms here over a five day period. There are individual bungalows which appeared older and a newer motel style block of rooms which had fan only and aircon rooms. We first stayed in a bungalow for 1200 baht/night. My only complaint is that the mattress smelled very moldy, otherwise the room was ok. We moved to a fan room in the motel block and the room was newer, clean, with a much better mattress and a good value room for 600 baht. Our final night we moved to a seaview, aircon room in the motel block for 1300 baht and it was like the fan room but with aircon, fridge, tv, good mattress. It was quiet here and the reception girl was very friendly and spoke good English. The pool is great and is right by the beach. Best pool on the entire beach. Wifi worked ok. They do not have a restaurant. We tried some of the beach restaurants which were overpriced and not very good and finally tried a place on the main road in town that was packed with people on a corner with a sign reading "Thai Food". It was the best food we had there and we went back several times.

Room Tip: Motel units are newer with better mattresses.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

OK. First the good. Fantastic pool with views! Nice stretch of beach. Quiet location. And although it is a small thing I love the fact that there is an electric kettle with coffee cups in the room.

The bad: windows do not open! Moldy smelling rooms. Mattress stinks bad. No bedside lamps! Poor lighting - only one dim ceiling light.

No maid service.

Another thing: count your change when you make a purchase at the property's adjacent Starlight mini-mart. The older woman quickly coughed up the 10 baht when I asked about it. . It wasn't much but if a person is dishonest, a person is dishonest.

Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 9 May 2012 via mobile

We were staying in the Havana resort just down the beach from star light but enquired about a room due to star light being the best looking resort with the nicest pool on the beach. We stayed here 2 nights for 1,300 baht/night in a seaview 1st floor hotel room, saving us the equivalent of 800 baht a night had we stayed on at Havana.
This is a difficult resort to review- the rooms are nice, pool excellent, views lovely...but there are little mistakes- the lightswitches are the other side of the room to the bed, there is no lighting from the beach to the room, no maid service (we only stayed 2 days)...It doesn't need to have a restaurant or bar as it has the best bar on the beach (flip flop bar) next door and there are plenty of restaurants along the beach.
I should mention there was a cockroach in the bathroom that the girl at front desk had to kill for me- however they were also at the Havana and on the beach.

Considering value for money this resort is fantastic.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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1  Thank valarie85
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Reviewed 1 May 2012

after careful deliberation where to stay when we arrived this beach we decided to stay at the starlight in march 2012. worst mistake of my trip and left a very sour taste in my mouth.the room never got cleaned, was grubby before we moved in, the guy on reception (wish i had gotten his name) was the rudest person ive ever met. was very unhelpful and anything i asked him was met with either a sneer or a brusk wave of the hand. obviously it is not his hotel and he only works there coz if it was im sure he would of been more friendly and accommodating. in the end my girlfriend and i moved next door ...... take a tip from me guys, give this place a wide berth.....

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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6  Thank Tim G
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We stayed here in Thong Nai Pan Yai 2 weeks ago and despite it being a nice place (all accommodation along the beach is nice so don't think this is on it's own), the staff and management couldn't have been worse. Bad tempered and surly, they didn't seem interested in wanting to help out in any way. Rooms were never cleaned. Any question was almost met in a threatening manner and appeared very confrontational. We checked out early and moved a few places which was much nicer in comparison.

Room Tip: Go elsewhere
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

wonderful accommodations and staff, great pool to relax at, but no restaurant on premises, great value.....

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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1  Thank niloufar l
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Reviewed 2 September 2011

This bungalow/hotel complex is a lovely place to stay! We've stayed 8 nights and had a great time. We had 2 upstair rooms in the hotel block the front one with a breathtaking sea view. Both rooms had balcony - wonderful !
The hotel is VERY CLEAN and the staff is outstanding friendly and helpful. On our many trips all over the world I have rarely experienced the same friendlyness !
The hotel has a very nice swimming pool right at the beach. The only thing I can complain is, that there should be a couple more reclining chairs, since some Europeans do tend to block chairs early in the morning for the entire day, although they are not using them at all ! This is definitely not the place to do this ! Note: This remark has NOTHING to do with the staff or the hotel quality, but maybe future guests think about this remark when they're staying there! ;-) Thanks!
The hotel has no restaurant, but there are so many good places around to have breakfast, lunch, 'happy hour' and dinner! There is a supermarket next door.
The beach is beautiful!
Thanks so much to E, Todd, and their parents for making this vacation a beautiful experience on Koh Phangan!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank PMe64
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Address: 6/4 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Yai Beach, Ko Pha Ngan 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #50 of 91 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: £14 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Starlight Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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