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“Lovely to relax!”
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Mac's Bay Resort
Ranked #46 of 91 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Reviewed 2 April 2013 via mobile

I spent a week here at the end of a group trip around all of Thailand. It's the perfect place to come and relax! The beach is literally seconds from all the rooms, and very quiet too, with stunning views. The beach huts bring you that bit closer! The rooms aren't huge, but fine as you will want to be on the beach. They are basic, but still with air con and TV, spacious shower room, but not overly clean. (There's a squished gecko in our bathroom door frame for example!) Pool is perfect too!
The service is great! Food comes quick and has all be delicious. The guy in charge has been very useful with helping us with taxis, other trips etc, and speaks very good English!
Only problem is it is a bit of a taxi journey to any decent town/beach party/trip sites etc.

Overall, lovely place to stay!

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

The attention was amazing, the owners are great, they really care about their customer. They helped us with everything, meals, tours, transportation, everything! Plus the resort is really nice and quiet, the pool is nice and clean, it has great massages and the food of the restaurant is very very good, one of the best places we ate at thailand.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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1  Thank VeroIsrael
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

Stayed here with a large group just after a full moon party. When we arrived the resort was very clean and we were all relieved that it appeared peaceful. On first sight it looked picturesque, huts on the beach, wood cabins around the pool and what appeared to be hotel rooms in a block. The only downside was the building work right next to the pool.
The huts only had a fan whereas the cabins had AC. The food was alright at the resort and it wasn't a far walk to a 7eleven for cheaper things.
Although they offered a lift into and from haad rin it was at set times and they would only do the one run that the majority wanted.
As other reviews have said, our room wasn't cleaned either and we too had a problem with rubbish. On one unfortunate night, my friend found a cockroach in her hair in the middle of the night! Turns out they were coming from the open drain in the bathroom so a recommendation would be a drain cover or block it with a towel!
Overall we had a nice stay and always got a sun lounger as we were early birds, couldn't guarantee one later in the day. If you're looking for something that is a little out the way and not around full moon party time then I'd recommend Marc's bay.

Room Tip: For AC ask for a wood cabin but you will pay more!
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank shjnmee
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Reviewed 21 February 2013 via mobile

A great place to rest. The room is on the beach! Very cool!
There is a nice familly that will do a lot for the visitors. Good food. Good laundary service. Very fast.
Its not on hadrin beach but its not too far so you can take a taxi

  • Stayed: January 2013
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1  Thank Niro R
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Reviewed 17 January 2013 via mobile

Stayed there for 5 nights as location suited me best. Just turned up there and asked if they had accommodation available. They wanted to know how many nights i wanted to stay. I said 2. He said they were full. I then said ok, staying for 5 nights. The man then said, ok. So it was quite hard getting the bungalow but was worth it. Nice size bungalow in the garden, peaceful location. They have a nice pool too. However i guess how you time your stay as the black moon party used to be held there, not sure if it's still there but if yes, it's very busy and people using the areas around bungalows for toilet etc. But there was no sign of any rubbish or smell when i stayed there. It was clean with good garden. There was some body paint on the bedsheets. But it was clean and washed. I guess it can't be washed out. I would definitely stay there again as its at my favourite part of the island. Close to 7 eleven, also you can ride scooter to any of the parties around.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed 27 November 2012

Friends and I stayed in a beach front bungalows, was basic but exactly what we needed, beach was very clean and view of Koh Samui was brilliant. Pool was really nice and well kept, the whole complex looked very well taken care of. Staff could not be more helpful, booked transfers and elephant trekking for us and food was home cooked and really tasty. We went to 1/2 moon party which was 15 mins away and were collected as promised even in the state we were in. Would definately recommend.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

Right on your own private beach, waking up to the view every morning was out of this world!! The accommodation is basic but just what you need. The staff couldn't do more for you and the food was incredible (if a little expensive-as is most of Kho Phangan). Great value if your willing to accept the laid back and back to basic atmosphere.

Room Tip: They have 3 types- hotel room, brown huts by the pool or beach huts on the sea. Go for the beach hut...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Hazboz
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Address: 64/5 Moo 2 | Baan Tai, Ko Pha Ngan 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #46 of 91 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: £21 - £48 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mac's Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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