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Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan
Ranked #5 of 89 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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“beautiful location, nice staff”
Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

location: this is a beautiful located hotel between two very nice beaches of koh phangan. the small village has a lot of good restaurants, bars, massage places & laundry service.
room: we had a deluxe cottage with a wonderful view over the sea, the beautiful big stones, a bay and the lush vegetation. on the outside terrace we had an outdoor bathtub. room 6104 was just perfect. beside the view it is also very big, with a comfortable bed etc.
staff: all the staff in this hotel is extremly friendly, there is a nice atmosphere.
hotel: the pool area is amazing and truly special. the small part of the beach with the sunbeds from the hotel is one of the best because there you have the full view on the whole bay and you have the scenery of the rocks just right beside you!
breakfast is yummy.
the bbq at the beach has a nice salad buffet & the singer has a great voice :)
generally the prices for f&b are pretty good and include the tax, there is no service charge as well what we appreciated a lot.
the downsides:
-i wouldnt recommend it to families with toddlers 1-3y too much walking up & down and our terrace wasnt save from falling (maybe others are). an alternative would be a villa with pool (which is closer to everything) but then you have the dangerous pool (for kids). also the kidsclub is not a help because there are too many moskitos after 5pm, there is no indoor part and not a lot of toys. babysitting is quite expensive, 300thb for one hour for one child, 600 thb for 2 kids.
-the food, well in particular the menu itself in the pool-restaurant is not what one would expect in a nice hotel located in pure nature. there is pizza, pasta, burger etc. some nice light food with organic ingredients would be much better.
-the grounds need a bit more maintenance like picking up leaves from paths & out of the pool, hide some pipes, hide cleaning utilities...
-> go there as a couple or with a baby or child which is old enough and safe regarding assessing risks, its definitively a very good choice on koh phangan if you dont go there for party!

Stayed January 2014
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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Dear frequtri,

Firstly, let me thank you for the time spent on writing this review, we really appreciated it. We are more than happy to hear that you liked our “Deluxe Cottages”, mentioning that it had a wonderful sea-view and an outdoor bathtub, and that you really liked our staff and found that they are very friendly and accommodating. On top of that, we are happy to hear that our cuisine was reasonably priced.

We really appreciate your comments on the organic food, and will definitely work on that and come up with some more choices, and also the same with the hiding the pipes, cleaning facilities, we will definitely work on those.

Please be ensured that we intend to maintain our services and natural surroundings to top-level. We would do anything make our customers' stay a wonderful and memorable one.

We really look forward to your return in the near future!

Warmest Regards,

Jesada Bhiromsiri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

The hotel is on the northern side of the island getting away from the "full moon party crowd"
you are most probably likely to get a room overlloking the bay with the morning view to be enough to make up the price you pay
Despite the multiple mistakes done by our booking web site the staff was able to adjust everything and accomodate us and give us a free massage voucher even if the problem was not caused by them. Staff is a plus to the structure which is the best we have seen among the islands (we have visited 5 islands in total)
the beach restaurant gives you plenty of options and a very nice evening atmospere with prices alligned to the majority of the restaurants you would find out (no street food restaurant of course)
I would recommend it if you are a couple looking to spend some quality time and spoil yourself

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Dear Andrea P,


Firstly, let me thank you for the time spent on writing this review, we really appreciated it. Firstly, we are sorry to hear that there were multiple mistakes done by the booking website; however, we are happy to hear that our staff handled the situation well. Moreover, we are really pleased that you had a very nice evening atmosphere and found that our food is reasonable priced.

Please be ensured that we intend to maintain our services and natural surroundings to top-level. We would do anything make our customers' stay a wonderful and memorable one.

We are delighted to hear that you would recommend “Panviman Resort Koh Phangan” to couples and we really look forward to your return in the near future!

Warmest Regards,

Jesada Bhiromsiri
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Bellville, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2014

What a beautiful resort! Highly recommended. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. There was a mix-up about the transport to the hotel and the hotel management compensated for this which was highly appreciated. From the port it is about a 30 min drive to the hotel on a road that is currently under construction, but traveling through the rural areas of the island was quite an adventure. My room overlooked the garden and had an obstructed view of the ocean, but it was was nevertheless an magnificent view. Western types of food was available at the restaurant at the pool, whereas traditional Thai cuisine was available at the restaurant at the beach. There were bikes to hire, and one can book boat trips which includes snorkeling and kayaking - all reasonably priced. The private beach is beautiful, and it is difficult to decide whether to spend the day on the beach or at the pool area which overlooks the sea. It is well worth visiting the spa - the massage I received was of excellent standard in a room overlooking the sea. The nearby village is small and charming (there is a pharmacy as well) - nice to stroll through. Bring mosquito repellant! All in all, very good value for money, friendly staff, and a good variety of food - reasonably priced.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Dear Renee W,


Firstly, let me thank you for the time spent on writing this review, we really appreciated it. Firstly, our staff are exceptionally overjoyed to hear that they are very friendly and accommodating to you. We are really happy that you enjoyed your room, despite the fact that, it had been partly obstructed. Furthermore, we are really glad that you liked our private beach and consider that all our facilities and activities are reasonably priced, and lastly, we really appreciate the fact that you enjoyed our cuisine.
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Please be ensured that we intend to maintain our services and natural surroundings to top-level. We would do anything make our customers' stay a wonderful and memorable one.

We really look forward to your return in the near future!

Warmest Regards,

Jesada Bhiromsiri
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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2014

The resort was beautiful, although in need of some refurbishment, but the attitude of the staff was patchy. I had booked for myself for a room during the Christmas NY period many months in advance. When my mother asked to join me, I was told there were no more rooms and the resort was full - it wasn't. When we arrived we were offered a second room next door with a massive discount. Why was I penalised for my original advance booking? The food was not great. When my mother complained about uncooked pasta, the staff shrugged their shoulders. The place is nice but the attitude is not so good.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Dear Piman_pu,

Firstly, let me thank you for the time spent on writing this review, we really appreciated it. We are happy to hear that you found our resort beautiful. However, we are very sorry to hear that our staff attitude was not up to your expectations, we will surely let our staff know of this matter and take immediate action.

Please be ensured that we intend to maintain our services and natural surroundings to top-level. We would do anything make our customers' stay a wonderful and memorable one.

We really look forward to your return in the near future!

Warmest Regards,

Jesada Bhiromsiri
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Heidelberg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stayed in the hotel from 28th till 30th December and had a very pleasant stay. Staff was very attending and caring, breakfast was plentiful of choice and delicious. The room was clean and quietly situated, we had a pool villa with sea view - it was fantastic!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Dear Sarnedon,

Firstly, let me thank you for the time spent on writing this review, we really appreciated it. We are totally content to hear that you had an overall very pleasant stay! We are really glad to hear that our staff was very attending and caring, and that we offer plentiful choices of food for breakfast! Finally, we are really pleased that you liked our pool villa with sea view!

Please be ensured that we intend to maintain our services and natural surroundings to top-level. We would do anything make our customers' stay a wonderful and memorable one.

We really look forward to your return in the near future!

Warmest Regards,

Jesada Bhiromsiri
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We spent 6 nights at the Panviman resort. We booked a deluxe cottage and got one with a nice balcony looking out over the sea. This is a beautiful resort that is really value for money. Unlike most other 5-star establishments, the drinks & restuarants are not overpriced. Also, the staff are very helpful.

I would recommend this resort to any couples looking to relax in style and get away from it all!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Dear Alex F,

Firstly, let me thank you for the time spent on writing this review, we really appreciated it. We are extremely pleased to hear that you liked your deluxe cottage and that it has a nice balcony overlooking the sea! Furthermore, we are pleased to hear that our hotel is value-for-money from your perspective, and that our food & beverages are not overpriced. Lastly, we could not be happier to hear that our staff are very helpful.

Please be ensured that we intend to maintain our services and natural surroundings to top-level. We would do anything make our customers' stay a wonderful and memorable one.

We are overjoyed to hear that you would recommend this resort to any couples looking to relax in style, and we do really look forward to your return in the near future!

Warmest Regards,

Jesada Bhiromsiri
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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We lived near this resort,and we can see the signboard writing bar and grill on our beach.That was so attracktive so we went there for our dinner.we order a grill calamari,lobster and some meat.The calamari was so amazing taste that we couldn’t forget.It was cooked so well.The lobster was good too, but it cost 980 baht,it’s too expensive.But the big calamari only cost 180baht,it’s so worthy for going there.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Takeiteasygm, General Manager at Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
Dear Lan1238,

Firstly, let me thank you for the time spent on writing this review, we really appreciated it. We are really glad to hear that you really enjoyed our calamari, and that it was a good value! Furthermore, we are really happy to hear that you liked our lobster, but found it too expensive. Please understand on our side that lobsters during that season are really low in supply, so we cannot really lower down the price anymore.

Please be ensured that we intend to maintain our services and natural surroundings to top-level. We would do anything make our customers' stay a wonderful and memorable one.

We really look forward to your return in the near future!

Warmest Regards,

Jesada Bhiromsiri
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Property: Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan
Address: 22/1 Moo 5 Thong Nai Pan Noi Bay | Bantai, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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#3 Spa Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#4 Luxury Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Panviman Resort - Koh Pha Ngan 4*
Number of rooms: 72
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