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“Lovely!”

Tanaporn Massage House
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Owner description: Traditional Thai massage house in Thong Nai Pan providing professional,safe,quality massage and spa therapies by fully qualified masseuses in a beautiful Thai house and garden.
Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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11 reviews
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“Lovely!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

After trying the modern style massage placesin koh samui where you pay, get it done & leave,it was really wonderful to experience a traditional massage house. Here you are asked if you have any health issues over a cup of herbal tea, and after the massage (which was fantastic) you are given another tea and a chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Tanaporn & her staff were welcoming and professional, as was her lovely pirate husband.

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“Professional Service with an Excellent Price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013

While in Thailand, I tried to get as many massages as possible. This place ranked at the top! The price was slightly higher than the others on the same street, but not as high as a resort. The service was exceptional. I would definitely recommend the Thai massage!

Visited November 2013
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“Great massage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

A great reputation well deserved. Great setting and very skilled staff. The place is a must for anyone travelling to the area. Reasonably priced and friendly. Booking is essential.

Visited September 2013
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“Not the best in the Village!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

We went to Tansporn after trying 3 other massage places in the village. We were pretty disappointed. The surroundings were lovely but we didn't get fruit after the massage and we felt like just another number. At the other places we were treated well and the Thai ladies were attentive after the massage, offering us tea and fruit and generally nice. We will keep exploring the other massage places and will not be back as it was more expensive and half as good as the others.

Visited September 2013
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“Don't just do Tanaporn”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

We booked at Tanaporn on the first day of our recent visit after reading all the good reviews. We flew into our hotel (Santhiya) and it's ultra luxury as you'd expect. The village is around 15 walk away and is another world apart; that's a good thing. It's a rustic wonderful place, vibrant, full of character and extremely basic.

Tanaporn do a good job of bridging that gap between the high end luxury spa surrounds of the hotels, and the more down to earth approach in the village. It's comfortable, welcoming and well decorated. The massage was … fine. After one massage there I tried two other places in the village, Leelawadee and Temjai. I have to say that the massage at both were miles better than Tanaporn, with Temjai the best massage I've ever had.

Were the surrounds as plush as Tanaporn? Not quite, although they weren't far off. Surely though it depends what you are going for. If you like to relax in wondrous surrounds for your pampering then stay in the hotel, although this will cost you the premium. If you want a brilliant massage then explore; in my opinion Tanaporn is not the best. There are many massage places in the village and in a way it saddens me that because of internet reviews Tanaporn run away with the majority of the bookings.

The 5 star reviews here are completely understandable if reviewers haven't explored the village; Tanaporn on its own is really good, but it's only when you try somewhere else that you realise the limitations.

Don't get me wrong, I've nothing against Tanaporn, they are an excellent bridge between the luxury spas and a rural village, but do yourself a favour, just one, and try somewhere else too. Heck, they are all around 350 Baht for an hour (£7 approx), what can go wrong?

Visited August 2013
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