We used booking.com and got a decent deal on a garden cottage (1500 baht). The resort has about ten cottages, small detached with nice sit out wooden terraces around spacious gardens. the other bungalows are more expensive and looked nice. Housekeeping very good with cleaning and new sheets etc every day.
The hotel has a nice feel about it, spread out with the pool looking directly on to the Haad Yao beach. Although it was full there was plenty of space and loungers free. The gardeners were constantly tidying up, collecting leaves, strimming the sand, dragging dogs around etc.
The staff were mostly Burmese, receptionists friendly, cocktail bar lads Choo Choo (?) and Charlie really friendly and enthusiastic (happy hour cocktails good and only 100 baht), breakfast staff and other waiters pretty gormless but a little happier than most we encountered on the islands...
No daytime bar so you had to trek down the beach to buy drinks from the neighbouring hotel's supermarket. One day though they did find the key to the fridges and sold cans from an ice box. Strange, especially when there were so many staff wandering about.
There a couple of (nice placid) resident dogs, in fact I think perhaps the old husky dog thought he was the managers. Unfortunately they attracted a lot of their pals to the resort and they sort of rampaged around as a pack. The afore mentioned wandering staff just seemed to ignore them, even when they were howling, jumping on sunbeds and making love.
We felt very comfortable here but if you have children or are nervous around dogs, perhaps avoid Long Bay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Longbay resort is peacefully located directly on the beach at Haad Yao beach, on the northwest of Koh Phangan just about 30 minutes to Haad Rin. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Longbay Hotel Koh Phangan
- Long Bay Hotel