We checked into this hotel with enthusiasm after seeing the pictures on the internet, and lets just say they are a little misleading.
The rooms are tiny, very run down and had a funky smell to it. The door to the room couldn't close properly as the wood around the handle was broken...but that wasn't the biggest surprise.
That lay in the bathroom which was just disgusting. When we checked in, there was a dead Gecko on the toilet seat with ants eating it...which suggested they obviously hadn't come through to clean it in a little while.
The sheets had stains and as far as "Sea View" goes, well I guess if I twisted my neck out from the balcony then I did get a glimpse of about 1m of the sea.
We stuck around for all of 5minutes before walking down the beach to find better accommodation, which we did at almost every other place we looked at. Some of the other hotel owners even laughed when we explained our predicament and said that they quite often get people coming from Baan Panburi looking for other accommodation.
They refused to refund us anything since it was during full moon period, so we were stuck paying for the 3 nights...but was happy to wear this cost if it meant we could get out of there asap. We found a nicer place down the beach and checked in their immediately.
Look, I'm sure if you are traveling on a budget and are used to Hostel/backpacker accommodation then this place might appeal...but anyone looking for a nice beachfront bungalow...steer clear!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Natural Thai huts located on famed Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach. Traditional Southern Accommodation with great prices and unbeatable atmosphere. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baan Panburi Village At Yai Beach Hotel Koh Phangan
- Baan Panburi Hotel