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Buri Rasa Koh Phangan
Ranked #1 of 92 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
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“Home away from home”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Brilliant service from the outset. We were picked up from the airport in Koh Samui and were taken by speedboat to the pier and transferred to the hotel, all the while being given cold towels and water to cool and rehydrate ourselves.
Once we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted by smiles and kindness and efficiency, the likes of which we were yet to have experienced in Thailand. The front desk staff are so happy to help you with any inquiry or request.
Our luggage was taken to the room and we were escorted there separately. We were given details of the resort and the beach and were informed of the free use of the kayaks and beach chairs!
The bedroom overlooked the ocean on the first floor (room 18) and was spacious, well stocked and well air conditioned! The bed is super comfy and if you need a spare bed, the spare is also super comfy! A great night's sleep for everyone!
Breakfast is amazing with great variety. Cocktails are well-made and served wherever you would like to enjoy them: pool, beach, room, bar, restaurant...take your pick - it's YOUR holiday!
The restaurant is wonderful and well-priced. The staff in all areas of the resort are friendly and welcoming. I never, once, felt like I was an inconvenience or a nuisance.
Massage parlour is outside, which makes for an extremely relaxing experience. The cooking class is fun and informative!
I came her with a friend and will be returning with my soon-to-be husband. I want him to see my 'home away from home'. The motto of the hotel (as it reads in the foyer) is "our home is your home" and it truly is! I can't wait to come home again, soon!
Thanks go out to John (resort manager) for making sure we were always happy and looked-after during our holiday at Buri Rasa Koh Phangan!

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Boonwit, General Manager at Buri Rasa Koh Phangan, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
Dear EmmaKaut

Warmest greetings from Buri Rasa Koh Phangan!

Many thanks for writing such an incredible “Home away from Home” review on Trip Advisor. We are so glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Also we greatly appreciate your comments on the room, the restaurant, the food, the speedboat arrival and check-in and the spa and also your special mention for our staff. We are very proud of our staff and the service that they can provide for our guests the same as "Our home is your home" (we will take note of No.18 for you and we will do our best to accommodate for you for your future stay with us).

If you plan to visit Koh Phangan and the Buri Rasa Village Koh Phangan again, please contact me directly as it would be my pleasure to handle your reservations and speedboat transfers personally.

Sincerely,
Boonwit Leakdee
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

A reasonably priced complex set on a stunning beach. The rooms are kept incredibly clean - bedding and towels changed daily. The restaurant supplies a pleasant breakfast with a good variety. Lunches and evening meals were good too and didn't cost too much more than the local restaurants. All the staff were lovely - it really made the holiday so great. There were quite a lot of young families, which surprised me for such a remote and romantic setting. The pool was tiny and it appeared only to be used by parents and young children. I would definitely return. Top tip - if you get there by speedboat, remember you have to wade through the sea for the last few metres, so only wear shorts!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boonwit, General Manager at Buri Rasa Koh Phangan, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear Kam1964

Thank you very much for your review, we are very pleased that you come and stay with us. We are here to serve you and we hope to serve you again soon.

Also we greatly appreciate your comments on the room, the restaurant, the food and your special mention regarding our staff. As well, all of our staff are waiting for you to return back again.

Regarding the speedboat arrival experience, we will soon have a float service operating to avoid everyone getting wet from the boat to the beach.

If the next time you come back again please direct contact to me for room reservation and speedboat transfer I can handling personally.

Sincerely,
Boonwit Leakdee
General Manager
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Portland, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

Well I will start with the title , before we arrived here I was under the impression that we would be in grass huts with fans cooling us and dirt roads around the island , Well I was wrong .
This island and especially the Buri Rasa resort would have to be one of the most memorable places we have been to in Thailand , this is the 8th time in Thailand and the 6th different destination , there is a no rush and defiantly a no hassle attitude on this island the by far makes it so much more pleasurable than other parts of Thailand , the dining options are from the best street food to the more extravagant a la carte dining if you desire , the pool may not be as large as other resorts but with the clear sea water and one of the nicest beaches who really cares , even the dogs and cats are nice , there not motly mongrels like some other areas , wow the beds in this place are incredible with a menu to select the pillow of your choice if you desire ,
I will certainly return here and certainly stay longer next time , up to 3 weeks and I'm sure you could still stay longer , the ambience friendliness and comfort of this place are by far the biggest attractions , oh and don't be scared to grab a beer and sit with the locals any where as they welcome you with open arms .

Room Tip: For us the beach front access rooms were perfect
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Boonwit, General Manager at Buri Rasa Koh Phangan, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear Leigh007-11

Greeting from Burirasa Koh Phangan.

Many thanks for writing such a “Buri Rasa resort would have to be one of the most memorable places” review and for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent experiences.

It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us we hope you come back this place again and you can enjoy a longer vacation with us. See you again!

If you plan to visit Koh Phangan and the Buri Rasa Village Koh Phangan again, please do contact me directly as it would be my pleasure to handle your reservations and speedboat transfers personally.

Sincerely,
Boonwit Leakdee
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Buri Rasa is an amazing resort set on an exquisite tropical beach that is in my opinion located in the best part of Koh Phangan.

The resort captures the very rare combination of 5 star luxury with a relaxed ultra friendly atmosphere that I have not experienced anywhere in the World. The manager Boonwit and his team surpassed all of our expectations with the friendliest customer service imaginable. Nothing is too much trouble and service is always offered with a smile - which is very infectious, because all the guests seem to be smiling also! There are a few other luxurious resorts nearby that we visited out of curiosity, but they do not have the unique feel that Buri Rasa has. We 100% made the right choice!

We were met at Samui airport, taken to the nearby private jetty and then invited to board the resort speedboat that took us directly to the resort beach which is a fantastic and exciting way to start your holiday. We were greeted by the friendly staff who took good care of us, we were then introduced to Boonwit who made us feel very welcome, he said, anything we needed, just ask. Very nice touch! When it was time to leave, we were escorted to the speedboat by about 6 staff including Boonwit to wave us off. Amazing personal touch!

We enjoyed incredible daily beach front breakfasts, lazy lunches and fantastic dinner shows, which included fire dancers, singers and specialty acts. There are also a few very nice local restaurants and fun bars in the small town behind the resort.

We stayed in room 15 which was a beautiful beach front room. It was modern, spacious, light and kept spotless by the daily maid service. It doesn't get much better than waking up to the sound of the Sea just steps from your terrace. The beds were incredibly comfortable and they offer a pillow menu which is well worth trying.

I can highly recommend Buri Rasa resort and hope to return next year. Thank you to all the team!

Room Tip: Very intimate resort so nowhere is far from the pool, beach or restaurants. However, we stayed in ro...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boonwit, General Manager at Buri Rasa Koh Phangan, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear rj2864 (Bob)

Warmest greetings from Buri Rasa Koh Phangan!

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a thorough “Relaxed 5 star Paradise” review of your recent stay here at Buri Rasa Koh Phangan.

We are very pleased and very proud for service to your accommodation, food and other activities that we can deliver to you. We hope you return to stay with us again. We will welcome you back the same as our family. (we will take note of No.15 for you and we will do our best to accommodate your request).

If the next time you come back again please contact me directly for your room reservations and speedboat transfers, I can handle these personally.

See you soon!

Boonwit Leakdee
General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

This resort was such a lovely piece of paradise. The hinterland behind is still unspoilt. the beach is just beautiful and with just a few resorts on this beach with no skyscrapers, it made it very relaxed. All the staff were just lovely and very accomodating. Our room was fabulous overlooking the beach and was extremely clean. The food was very nice and well presented. We loved our cooking class with Sajjit. There is a little village behind the hotel which is very laid back with no one hassling you at all. The day trip to An Thong Marine Park organized from reception was fabulous and I would thoroughly recommend it.

Room Tip: A room overlooking the beach is well worth it. Fabulous sunrises too.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boonwit, General Manager at Buri Rasa Koh Phangan, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear fsinclair2014

Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your room, our service and your holiday with us. We are here to serve you like our family and based on your comments, we think you felt our efforts!

We hope to see you for more experiences with the Thai cooking class and with our chef again.

If you plan to visit Koh Phangan and the Buri Rasa Village Koh Phangan again, please do contact me directly as it would be my pleasure to handle your reservations and speedboat transfers personally.

Wishing you best of health for the future!

Sincerely,
Boonwit Leakdee
General Manager
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beit yanai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2014

we had a great time at the buri rasa in phangan
the rooms are not big but its all you need.
teh hotel staff was great and took care of everything we needed
we will defenatliy come back:)
the pool is small but the kids had a good time and the sea is great there

Room Tip: better beachfront but they are all near
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Boonwit, General Manager at Buri Rasa Koh Phangan, responded to this review, 29 April 2014
Dear sheila g

Warmest greetings from Buri Rasa Koh Phangan!

Thank you for taking the time to post your experience with us on Trip Advisor. We are glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

If you plan to visit Koh Phangan and the Buri Rasa Village Koh Phangan again, please do contact me directly as it would be my pleasure handling your reservations and speedboat transfers personally.

Wishing you best of health for the future!

Boonwit Leakdee

General Manager

boonwit@burirasa.com
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Hoi An, Vietnam
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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Upon arrival you will see for yourself - you have arrived in paradise!

Beds are THE BEST IN ASIA including a pillow menu!! Yes a pillow menu!!!

Try for a room on the beach (ground floor) if you can. Beyond amazing.

Pool is beautiful and clean, sun beds around pool and on the beach are well looked after and plentiful towels.

We stayed for 4 nights and it was very luxurious. You definitely get what you pay for.

Around 6 pm hotel staff hand deliver hand made sweets to your room and if you aren't there they make your bed etc. and leave them with a note. Really lovely touch.

Tours from hotel are about 30% more expensive than on the street, bare it in mind.

One of our best experiences by far, highly highly recommend.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boonwit, General Manager at Buri Rasa Koh Phangan, responded to this review, 26 April 2014
Dear ZolTravels89

Many thanks for writing such a wonderful “5 stars in the middle of paradise” review and for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent experiences! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your time here with us. We pride ourselves on giving each and every guest the best professional service that we can deliver and thank you for mentioning this, especially that you enjoyed the "Beds are THE BEST IN ASIA" including a pillow menu.

Whenever your travel plans take you back to Thailand and Koh Phangan, please do send us an email directly as we will be delighted to welcome you back to Buri Rasa Village Koh Phangan.

Sincerely,
Boonwit Leakdee
General Manager
E : boonwit@burirasa.com
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Property: Buri Rasa Koh Phangan
Address: 55 Moo 5, Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
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Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 92 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Buri Rasa Koh Phangan 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Buri Rasa Village is a luxurious boutique resort which blends traditional Thai architecture with contemporary design, creating an elegant holiday haven that shines out from the crowd.Our resort simply exudes luxury and comfort. Enjoy a relaxing break on Koh Phangan in the unique and laid-back surroundings of a tropical paradise, on the beach at Thong Nai Pan.Experience a highly personal level of service - all of our staff are hand-picked and renowned for their friendly and caring approach. They'll pamper you as if you were in paradise itself!Each of our modern suites has a balcony or terrace, and is lavishly equipped with a flat-screen TV with international channels, a DVD player, and has an en-suite bathroom with rain shower plus bathrobes and towels. There's a fridge and mini bar with complimentary bottled water replenished each day, and there's a daily housekeeping and turn-down service. Room service is also available, and there is free WiFi throughout the resort. ... more   less 
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