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“A simple but adorable location”
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Mandalai Hotel
Ranked #45 of 89 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“A simple but adorable location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

Don't expect a four star hotel with all luxurious facilities. If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful environment you are definitely in the right place. Grate location with opportunities in overflow to visit the most lovely and not crowded beaches by boat. Just a few steps outside the hotel you are in a very small authentic village and the fisherman are bringing in the catch of the day. Lovely rooms and very friendly staff.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

We' ve staied recently three nights in this hotel. Size of the property enables a familiar athmosphere, which we greatly appreciated. The hotel manager is a great help in booking some trips, organising taxi service etc. The rooms are big, the suites have even a whirlpool. Pool and beach access provided. You have to be aware of the fishermens' village location: the beach here is not the nicest of the island, however you have great restaurants (with sea view) with fresh sea food, and good access to all other beaches (Bottle beach, Koh Ma etc.)
Greatly appreciated the wifi, which you have also in the rooms (not always the case on the island).
All in all: great velue for money. If you are not looking for an all-inclusive entertainment but are ready to explore the neighbourhood as well, this is the best choice.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

Nice people in beautiful hotel situated on the fisherman village. Big beds in big rooms, in a quiet street. I guess I will go back for sure! They have friendly staff who always found solutions for all our inquiries. Nice job to the new owners, you make something good!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bangkok
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2013

Very good hotel......in a sweet seafood village.....on the beach....nice pool side area....great and spacious rooms....very kind staf.....wi fi available....very good location...great seafood and italian restaurants just a few minutes walk away....

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012 via mobile

Just writing to warn people the hotel is closed. We went past the hotel late April and it nas a for sale sign on it 50-60 million baht I think is the asking price. It is a great location right on the beachfront of a beautiful fishing village. hopefully someone will buy it and do the necessary repairs.

Stayed April 2012
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Curitiba, PR
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2010

I wouldn't book Mandalai...
We had our resevations for this hotel 3 months before our trip and 2 weeks before arrive to the place they contact us saying that the hotel is overbooked for the period that we pay.
Now we can't book other place because all of them are completely full in Ko Phangan.
Sooooo desapointed!!

Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2010

really enjoyed our 2 nights here. felt v indulgent place to stay, cool, calm yet central.

great deck from which to watch the comings a going at the pier and the women drying out the squid.

the rooms were spacious, never used the bath but lovely position overlooking the sea. and good walk in shower. very clean and simple style - though apart from the small buddhas on a shelf above the bed and the view there wasn't much to make you feel you were in thailand

also don't really see the point of a mosquito net that is not quite long enough!!

friendly staff though our email requesting a transfer went unanswered.

didn;t have breakfast in so can't comment

if you want modern stylish then great. if you want ore thai go get a bungalow!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mandalai Hotel
Address: 61/1 Moo 7 Chaloklum Road, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#30 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Mandalai Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mandalai, under new management has re-opened and was the first hip boutique hotel on the Island. The hotel is located in the heart of Koh Phangan's fisherman village in Chaloklum Bay. Superbly situated on the beach front enjoying spectacular sea views and surrounded by the necklace of mountains. Many outdoor activities are available. Restaurant and cafes can be found in the village and all over the island. Mandalai is a room only hotel catering for the full moon party clients. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mandalai Hotel Ko Phangan
Mandalai Boutique Hotel

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