We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good nightlife & food”

Phangan Great Bay Resort
Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Phangan Great Bay Resort
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good nightlife & food”
Reviewed 16 April 2014 via mobile

But not alot else unfortunately. We had a room next to the pool which was not very clean and you couldnt flush the toilet paper down which was annoying. We stayed one night then moved next door to rung arun which was a similar price but much nicer and we went over to great bay for the bar and socialising as it does have a good atmosphere. Bar and restaurant staff very friendly but hotel staff not so much. All in all this is an okay place to stay but I would recommend staying at rung arun and walking along the beach to this bar.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
Helpful?
Thank Nicola T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

239 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    19
    37
    39
    35
    109
See reviews for
8
59
10
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Prague, Czech Republic
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2014

Hi all, we've visited Great Bay resort at half of March. 800bath/night/2poeple/blue apartment rooms with balcony.

Beach is wonderful and wont see a lot of people there - that was very nice. What I missed were the hamaks (for sleeping or have a rest in the net thing), but there are "couches" available.

The rooms - are well space, big bed, but a little bit soft mattress, but that is still ok for living, you have also tv (some thai programms really funny) and toilet facilities. The worst thing is that you can not put the toilet paper into the toilet (if it blocks, must pay 500 bath) and even we stay for a week, they didnt (never) clean up (toilet, neither the trash cans). Only choice is to borrow a broom when you see it and clean by yourself :)

The restaurant - everytime testy, but not so cheap as 'normal' thai bars/restairants. Tip for you: very good eating is in Win Win restaurant where is service "eat what you want" for 159 bath/person - just go left on the intersection and go cca 5 min-you can see two floor open space on your right hand ;) if you want to compare - 2x burger and cola = 420 bath in restaurant (tasty).

Whats near-Thongsala bay you can go by foot (20 min) and try coconut for 20 bath by the road. Sunset there is very nice. I can also recommend a full day trip 'adventure rainforest' - 1800/person - it was very smiley time :)

Summa summarum: take this accomodation, the stay was nice for friendly price, but prepare to clean by yourself ;)

  • Stayed March 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Díša M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
MaddiePankong, Guest Relations Manager at Phangan Great Bay Resort, responded to this review, 9 April 2014
Many thanks for your lovely review. I am sorry that your room was not cleaned, please be sure to set the room sign to "make up my room" or to ask at reception and we will gladly come and clean. Otherwise we will respect your privacy. (Please note, all toilets in Thailand and especially on the islands are unable to accept tissue, this is standard).
Kind Regards
Phangan Great Bay Resort
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

We chose this resort because they had rooms available with single beds which was perfect for our group travelling. This made the cost really cheap for us as we got an extra bed put into our room so all 4 of us could stay together. The room was massive so there was still plenty of space. It was modern and clean but basic. We were near the back of resort and it was really peaceful with a great balcony in the shade and nice garden area for chilling out in the sun just in front of our room. The owner spoke English but was by no means fluent which made her come across a bit grumpy to start with but we had a good joke with her and she was able to arrange anything we wanted instantly! An English girl also helped in reception so it was no problem conversing with them. Kelly was really helpful and loads of fun, she even got us in free to some of the parties on the island!!

This is a perfect place to stay if you want to be near to the parties but still quiet in the day. The beach was one of the best in its area plus the beach swing was heaps of fun! All our food was great and really cheap plus the barman was fantastic. Wish we could have stayed longer, this is the perfect place especially for groups travelling together and young couples. Will definitely be coming back next year!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Susannah C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Trang, Thailand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2014

My friend and I came across this hidden gem right off the ferry. We went out on a limb and tried Great Bay resort. We got a free lift to the resort and check in was easy. The prices were extremely reasonable (we are all teachers in Thailand with low budgets) and the staff was excellent. The bar and restaurant are right on the beach, beside the pool with a blue sea and white sand in front. The food and cocktails were really tasty and we had a fun time chatting with the bartender. Extremely helpful in sorting out future travel plans as well. I have already returned once and will continue to come back.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank knsarmie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Merville, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We have just returned from Thailand, and spent 17 days at this resort.
We found the staff were very friendly.We were nice to them, and they were nice to us.
Rented a scooter for the 17 days. The resort is a couple of kilometres out of Thongsala, so you should rent a bike.Make sure that you mark any damage down on the rental form. There is no insurance, and you will be held responsible for any damage. The road conditions and driving skills are terrible, and most visitors were young people, with lots of drinking and driving, with resulting accidents. I returned my scooter with no penalty.
The bungalows were comfortable, and equipped for a max of 3 people.
It is not a luxury resort. Most visitors were younger backpackers, there for a couple of days.
The resort should have more loungers and shades available.
The food was good, especially the barbeque, and the price was reasonable.
The cost wasn't too bad, 1200 baht, but the rate for the peak time was excessive.
We had a great time.
Doug & Annie [MAMMA & PAPA]

Room Tip: choose a bungalow
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank doug graham h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ko Samui, Thailand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2014

Don't stay here. Mamasan is rude and grotesque. Restaurant overpriced. Food is crap. Very noisy rooms. Don't rent a motorbike...you will be made to pay for imaginary damage. Don't stay here! Owners and staff not only failed "Customer Service 101", but also "How to Just be a Kind of Nice Person"

Room Tip: Choose a room on the other side of the island, in another resort.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Seabass2557
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Ko Pha Ngan hotels

Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

Pros- ok beach, decent sized bungalow, fair price (1200b), amenities available.
Cons- grumpy owner lady, up charge for extras, kind of isolated off road, English speaking travel agent booked us ferry to koh Tao ... Took our money - charged us 150B for ride to ferry each ... When taxi is 100. She claimed all ferries were full until that night... don't know if she wanted us to stay longer and spend more money?? I specifically asked about the company we came on and she tried to sway me away from them a few times. Then she said it was full. I searched online and found it had plenty of seats. Basically she lied to us to book with a different company. If you stay there I would watch your back when purchasing services such as renting scooter ... Be sure to check every scratch and mark or take pics as they will nail you.

Otherwise it was great

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
Helpful?
Thank kent f
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Ko Pha Ngan hotels
0.3 mi away
Summer Luxury Beach Resort & Spa
1.0 mi away
B 52 Beach Resort
B 52 Beach Resort
#79 of 92 in Ko Pha Ngan
90 reviews
0.4 mi away
Dewshore Resort
Dewshore Resort
#73 of 367 in Ko Pha Ngan
154 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Rung Arun Resort
Rung Arun Resort
#16 of 133 in Ko Pha Ngan
89 reviews
0.4 mi away
Sabaii Bay Resort
Sabaii Bay Resort
#76 of 367 in Ko Pha Ngan
277 reviews
1.7 mi away
Morning Star Resort
Morning Star Resort
#74 of 367 in Ko Pha Ngan
97 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Phangan Great Bay Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Phangan Great Bay Resort

Property: Phangan Great Bay Resort
Address: 145/11 moo1 Baan Tai, Ko Pha Ngan 84200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #264 of 367 Speciality Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Phangan Great Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on Ban Tai Beach, Phangan Great Bay Resort offers an outdoor pool and free Wi-Fi in public areas. It features a restaurant and a tour desk.Phangan Great Bay Resort is just a 5-minute drive from Thongsala Pier, and 10 minutes’ drive from the venue of the Haad Rin full moon parties. It is an hour journey from Koh Samui by land and sea.Featuring balconies with seating areas, the air-conditioned rooms come with a TV, a fan, and a fridge. Each room has a private bathroom with shower facilities.The restaurant serves Thai dishes and Western favourites, while refreshments are available at the bar. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Agoda, HostelWorld, Travel Republic (UK), Priceline, TripOnline SA, LateRooms, 5viajes2012 S.L. and Evoline ltd so you can book your Phangan Great Bay Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing