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Havana Beach Resort
Ranked #22 of 92 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
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Faro, Portugal
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“A excellent choice in Kho Phangan”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

The Havana Beach Resort is a excellent choice in Kho Phangan island, especially if you're looking for a beach relax holidays.
The standards rooms are very nice, the room service is good enough and the breakfast is quite acceptable, what, however, could improve greatly if there was more variety in the offer available.
The Havana Beach Resort is a beachfront hotel and also in this aspect it is a great choice in Thong Nai Pan Yai, one of the most beautiful beaches in the island.
In short the Havana Beach Resort is a very recommendable hotel and Kho Phangan island is a very nice place to enjoy.
I wish I could be there right now...!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

We recently went to Koh Phangan to go to the full moon party, we decided to stay away from the hustle of Haad Rin and we weren't disappointed. Thong Nai Pan beach was beautiful, loved the community feel, great choice of restaurants along the beach.
The hotel itself was good, nice location right on the beach. Rooms pretty basic, first day we had no hot water but this was fixed for us. Nice big pool, but it's in the shape of a penis, like actually a giant penis! Quite funny.
The restaurant was good, we only ate here 1 night, and had the BBQ. The red snapper was delicious. We didn't have any curries after reading other reviews on TA. Breakfast wasn't very nice and could be improved on.
We were able to catch a small long tail boat from the resort to the full moon party and back again at 4am, interesting ride home, no lights or life jackets on the boat but the captain knows the area well so is able to steer away from the rocks and keep you safe on your journey.
Wifi didn't work too well in our room, very intermittent and couldn't get a very clear signal.
Would recommend this resort, would definitely recommend you stay here over Haad Rin.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2014 via mobile

Myself and a friend booked this accommodation in August 2007 as we wanted to visit the full moon party, whilst the accommodation was wonderful the location was not for us as it was very quiet and I would say ideal for honeymooners. The staff were so helpful and when we explained we needed to be in accommodation closer to the full moon parties, they refunded us money and even arranged accommodation and drove us to the new accommodation. Staff could not be more helpful, will definitely visit this resort again with my husband :)

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

Bad quality breakfast, almost nothing to eat and full of flies !! Bedroom not clean and mosquitos full in the room! Very noisy air conditioner ... Only restaurant is good in this place ! Also manager confirms that we will have a better room but never happened ! The women at the reception was also very unfriendly and they charge 3% extra on all bills if you pay with credit card! Not recommended place !

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 9 April 2014

We stayed here during March 2014 for 3 nights. This was my second stay at Havana Beach.

If you are looking for a place to unwind, particularly after the full moon party, Thong Nai Pan is the right place.

The beach is beautiful, dotted with bars/restaurants with a laidback atmosphere.
It is a lot quieter than most locations on Koh Phangan, but if you just want to enjoy a few beers and listen to music on the beach, then this is the place for you.

The resort is very nice, rooms are rather basic - but they were only really for sleeping in our case. The bar at the pool showed Premier League football, which drew a bit of a crowd, and we were made very welcome by the owner.

It is a bit of trek to/from Haad Rin, but that's the charm. Head to Flip Flop Pharmacy bar for the nicest english/irish breakfast, and Mr. Wizzet does great burgers and pizza.

I will definitely return to Havana Beach for my hat-trick - Thong Nai Pan is my favourite spot in Thailand

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Spent two nites in Jan. Was hopping to stay in cheaper digs, but were all booked. Room was great. It was worth the extra dollars. Beach was close. Lots of choices for food walking distance along beach. Came with a nice breakfast. Ate mostly other places recommended by TA.
Very clean and lots of nice wood touches.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Last year we visited Havana Beach Resort as part of a Saga trip. We were so impressed that this year we made our own private visit. Things have changed for the worse so we were disappointed.
The room was good but the service was hit and miss. Some days we got water and shampoo others not. Likewise the WiFi was pretty useless as it only worked occasionally.
The staff were generally unresponsive and nowhere near as friendly as the Thai people on Koh Samui. Whilst tables needed cleaning, waste bins needed emptying and clients asking for a bill, the staff were preoccupied on their iPhones at the bar. We saw one person obviously annoyed,as she had to leave the table and go to the bar to ask the staff for the bill.
Many things are worn out and need replacing. The towels are rough and hard like sandpaper and the crockery is cracked and stained.The breakfast was very basic with little variety and no pastries.
The restaurant is the most expensive on the beach with the quality of the food being no better than other cheaper outlets. Go to the restaurant to the left or right of Havana for reasonably priced drinks and food.
The beach is beautiful but there are many other resorts which will offer better value for money.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Havana Beach Resort
Address: 47/5 Moo 5, Haad Thong Nai Pan | Surat Thani, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#8 Spa Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#10 Romantic Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Havana Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located at the best beach in Koh Phangan. We offer a variety of food from Asian cuisine (Thai, Indian, Chinese etc.) to European cuisine (Italian, French, Italian etc.). Our rooms are brand new and our Fidel's bar has all of the varieties of drink that you can think of! ... more   less 
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