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Seaview Bungalows Thansadet
Ranked #56 of 92 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
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3 reviews
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“nice but not clean”
Reviewed 13 August 2012

I spent only one night in this place and it was a nice experience thank to aom. she and her brother are really nice and open mind people. she cooked us some excellent fish and drink beers thogheter on the lovely terrace. But i had a bad surprise the day after: during the night i've been picked everywere by bed bugs!! and that was painfull for the rest of my holiday because it hurts me a lot...so if y are sensitive at bed bugs better to avoid this place.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Glasgow
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Reviewed 12 August 2012 via mobile

After travelling for what seemed like years we arrived at Ko Phagnan and was picked up by 4x4 pickup. Boy, do you need it to get here! These roads are dirt tracks that frequently flood, cutting gouges out of the earth. It takes an expert driver to negotiate and we had one. On arrival we were warmly welcomed by the staff and the dogs! There's one crazy one but we won him round eventually. The place itself is just beautiful. Remote, quiet, peaceful and the staff are so friendly. My friend told one of the staff members that I played guitar so one evening, under the stars and by the fire she gave me the guitar and I played a few songs. I then asked her to play and she said she was just learning but played a Thai love song, which she then taught me. I felt very privileged. The food is excellent, the views amazing and the beach is not too far away. Big thumbs up!

  • Stayed July 2012
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3 Thank Lord Forbes
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 August 2012

this place was so unbelievably bad that we paid the night and left. we arrived at 2pm, and left half an hour later, paying for the night to avoid any disputes. the rooms were awful, holes in the floor, walls and a window that doesn't close. safety of my belongs was my second worry, first was the fear of being eaten alive by the plentiful insects up in the middle of nowhere. the room also smelt of strong urine, i asked the hotel receptionist and she said thats normal...heat stroke is probably common place with a crappy domestic fan which will go off at 12pm due to the stingy electricity. i was close to getting whiplash on the roads to the bungalows and close to a broken leg walking down to the beach (which takes much longer than the acclaimed time unless you're bear grylls). like the other review said, transport to anywhere is at least 300 baht each and forget about going to any full moon parties. perhaps the worst thing of all is with these excessively basic bungalows you would expect excessively low prices. the hotel we went to after leaving was much cheaper, much cleaner, safer and the location was second to none with 150 baht moped rentals and had a pool! it was also right by the beach (lime n soda). do NOT stay here, unless you feel like you deserve some punishment for a night or two...

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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5 Thank Sara S
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

What a fantastic place to stay. The bungalows are basic, but good value for money: you have your private balcony with an amazing view, big mosquito net, fan (electricity from 6pm to 12pm) and a private bathroom in the bungalow with a cold shower, toilet and sink. It's really all you need. The beach is a five minute walk away and you can walk to a funky bar five minutes in the other direction. The people running the park are extremely friendly and the restaurant is known as the best restaurant of the region. The views from there are amazing too! Only reason for us to leave after a couple of days is the fact that it's difficult to get from here to other parts of the island. But I highly recommend Seaview for people looking for a couple of days of pure relaxation!

  • Stayed July 2012
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 27 July 2012 via mobile

Thansadet Important notice - this place is the ideal place to disconnect from the world. It is back to basics with these bungalows. There is no hot water, no wi-fi (the owner can get you limited access), no air con, scoop water toilet,electricity is only limited to the evening. Do not expect your typical accommodation facilities.

However, what you have instead is a serenic views of the sea, a quiet and tranquil place to really relax and enjoy the gorgeous views from your bungalow. This is in close proximity to the nearest beach (quite secluded for those who are wanting a quieter spot on the island) and some of the most friendliest people working here.

The only downside to this is the route as the roads are super rocky but still, dont let this get in the way of real paradise.

The beach nearby has some restaurants and there is also a bar closeby (Hide on High) where the accommodation is (also with great views). My suggestion is to try this place for a couple of nights, avoid the beer and party scene for a while and enjoy the serenity, views and chill out to the max!

Food and drinks here are reasonably priced and tasty! They also do fresh seafood from the market in the morning. Many thanks Aom and your family for your hospitality!

  • Stayed July 2012
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5 Thank jason-ho-01
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2012 via mobile

Nice view and friendly staff BUT: the owner has changed and now it seems like the new owner tries to squeeze out the money out of the well rated bungalows. Rooms were not clean and run down. Beach is far away and you need to climb a rough way (10-15 minutes) to get there. After one night staying we decided to move to a bungalow directly at the beach (Mai Pen Rai). 190 Baht more per night but DEFINITELY worth it.

  • Stayed July 2012
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1 Thank tt-willy
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jcsfla
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

My wife and I spent 2 nights at Sea View after reading all of the rave reviews. Obviously they were doing something right to get such a high rating, I thought. After two days, we packed our bags and left.

The beach at Thansadet is nice... actually its really nice - but the hotel isn't on the beach. You have to walk about 10 minutes through the woods to get there. Once at the beach, you will see 3 seperate resorts that offer BEAUTIFUL bungalows that are direct ocean front, for a mere 100 - 300 Baht more per night. All of the beach front hotels have restaurants, kayak rentals etc.

Once at Sea View, we met 2 other couples who shared our exact sentiments. None of us hated Sea View, but we all agreed that it wasn't special. It was just another budget-minded resort on Koh Phangan.

The food was pretty good - not great - but just above par. Only one of the 4 staff members spoke English. They were all pretty friendly, but no one really seemed to be in charge. When we checked in, me, my wife and two other travelers all waited at the front reception area with no direction for about 5 minutes. After we were "checked in" we weren't told where our room was, how to get to the beach or what the opening/closing times were for the restaurant.

I look at my time at Sea View as an experience, just not one that I would probably repeat.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Seaview Bungalows Thansadet
Address: Thansadet Beach, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
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Ranked #56 of 92 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
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Number of rooms: 21

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