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Havana Beach Resort
Ranked #20 of 92 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
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“Fantastic Bay - Hotel OK”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Let me do it a bit more structured:
To be improved:
- WiFi was not working well or not working at all
- Quite a bit of noice from a Maschine behind the lodge and also from the People on the first floor. In General - you can hear every move of your neighbours
- no mosquito nets
- Lacking shade and sun chair along the beach
- Shower water from the pool was flowing along the path way (not so nice)-
- Overall cleanness of the rooms (Attention of the staff not always sufficient)

Now about the lovely things:
- rooms are nicely equiped, only lacking a nice ward robe. Suit case will always lay on the floor - living out of the Suite case is normal
- Great welcome, all prepared, drink was offered
- enough towels for rooms and pool - daily new
- large pool with plenty of sun chairs, all in the shade
- nice Restaurant, fast and engaged Service, prices are high compared with the living costs here (Chef Service gets 10000 Bath per month, normal menue between 150 and 300 bath!)
- 2 nice little shops along the main road (10 mns walk) for drugs and daily things. Also different things to do. JetSki (is a must with 90 kmh and full Speed!!), motorbike rental, massage, water ski etc.)
- Many different water Taxis for shorkeling or fishing trips or just to go to another bay
- Amazing bay in front of Havana, we have visited almost the entire Island and I'd rate this place to be number 1
- Each room has a Veranda, nicely in the shade
- Faire Prices for a massage, around 300 Bath per hour (also a must)

In General:
- other nice Restaurants near by. In particular there is an Italian, not so easy to find, located behind Dreamland DL between beach and main road
- Also good to go for eat to Tattoo, just next to Havana, Food is even better and Prices 50 % lower
- All staff in Havana is very nice and friendly - best we have experienced on the Island
- About motorbike, Prices vary from 250 to 400 for 24 hours. However this price is not so important as Petrol cost will double your journey costs. Or a flat tire - 350 Bath to be paid by yourself. Don't stop at the edge of the roads without care or you'll have your first flat tire.
- Thong Nai Pan Yai beach has a large reef for snorkeling. Even though a lot of the corals are broken, there are some nice and big ones left. Due to a really bad visibility in the water (max 2 meters) you might not see too much. But honestly this is also the reason why the reef is still alive.

Room Tip: Close to beach and upper Level of the Bungalows as the ones below are noicy
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

When we first arrived, the water took a while to turn on and when it did it came out it was very brown. However after that it was absolutely fine, just very cold! The air conditioning is excellent and the rooms are nice, with a good TV and nice balcony. The pool is very cloudy, we didn't want to go in, but it's not too much of a problem as the beach is absolutely stunning. The restaurant is in a beautiful location and they have a nice Indian menu as well as the regular one, and also a seafood BBQ every night. The manager has good connections with boat drivers, so is able to organise cheap boats for you very easily. Very friendly and helpful staff! Great hotel, just not very central/near to any town.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Cimmmy
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Faro, Portugal
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89 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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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Thank joapi
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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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Thank LCJF
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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41 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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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
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
#7 Spa Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#10 Romantic Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#14 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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