I chose to stay with my family in Havana after reading all the good reviews on Trip Advisor, but was extremely disappointed.
It is run-down, dirty, over-priced and completely deserted (besides us there was only one more occupied room). The word "resort" is ridiculous; "motel" is more fitting.
The hotel is situated on a hillside, so most rooms are quite far from the beach, with lots of stairs on the way.
Even after upgrading, we still got a very small room (26 sq. meters = 300 sq. feet). Although there were only 2 occupied rooms in the entire "resort", they managed to get around to cleaning our room only at 3 PM.
They did not have proper curtains, so we woke up extra early from direct sunlight in our faces.
At night, there is no guard, no one in the reception area, not a phone in the room, nor ever a phone number you can call. I was truly scared.
The pool had not been cleaned – there was lots of sand on the bottom.
On the beach - no sun loungers, chairs nor hammocks.
Breakfast was pathetic, and consisted of coffee, toast and eggs. This may be appreciated by backpackers, but not when you pay 2700 baht per night.
Our main reason for choosing this specific "resort" was the wonderful atmosphere described by the other reviewers.
In reality, there were no other guests. The staff made no attempts to interact with us.
After staying at this "resort", I am truly doubtful as to the validity and truthfulness of the positive reviews this "resort" received.
On a positive note, the Indian restaurant was very nice. On request, they even made a special meal which was not in the menu for our toddler.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Havana Beach Hotel Koh Phangan