Moonstone Studio and Villa
♦ Resort Overview
From 1,100 THB
Moonstone Studio and Villa is a small guesthouse perched at the top of the hill near the entrance to Haad Rin. There is some confusion on the net as some label this place a ‘hostel’. They don’t have any dorm beds. They do, however, have studio apartments with sea views and Swiss management.
♦ Accommodation Options at Moonstone Studio and Villa
There are 4 accommodation options:
Studio. This is a single room apartment covering 26 square meters. It is a cosy room with small balcony with sea views.The room is air-con and there is a bathroom with toilet and shower. Hot water is available.The bedroom has a double bed, fridge, safety box and 32” LCD TV. The TV is not connected to satellite or cable but there is a DVD player. The management also has a large collection of movies that you can see on the TV via a memory stick and USB port on the TV. Free wifi.
Studio Apartment. This is an apartment with 30 square meters of space. As well as a double bed the room has a couch where a guest could stay. The room has a bathroom with hot water and a balcony with a great view of the ocean. As with the studio apartment there is a fridge, safety box, LCD TV with DVD player and a hair dryer.
Big Studio. The Big Studio covers 64 square meters. The apartment has 2 rooms. There is a bedroom with double bed and a living room with small open kitchen that contains a fridge, kettle and microwave. The living room has an extra couch, 40” plasma TV, music on demand, DVD player and leads on to the balcony. The bathroom has a hot water shower and a hairdryer. Free wifi.
The Villa is a separate small villa on high stilts. The villa has 64 square meters of internal space plus a large rooftop area. The villa is split over 2 rooms. One room is a bedroom with separate bathroom and the other a living room with small kitchen attached. Also provided: 42” plasma TV, DVD player, air-con, fridge and safety box. The living room contains a queen size divan making the villa capable of holding 4 people.
The Swiss couple running Moonstone are friendly and helpful. They provide fresh linen and towels as well as other little touches such as shampoo. They don’t, however, do food. You have to walk down the hill towards Haad Rin centre to find restaurants, bars and shops.
While the walk down to the beach is just an easy 10 minute stroll, the walk back is up hill and gets the blood pumping. No problem for the young and youngish but not ideal for everyone. You can, however flag down shared taxis. Expect to pay 50 to 100 Thai Baht a person.
The reviews of Moonstone Studio and Villa are nearly uniformly good. People enjoy the great sea views from all the studio rooms and the villa. Mention is made repeatedly of the friendly and ‘accommodating’ Swiss team running the place and the reasonable rates. The only sticking point for some is the 15 minute walk back from Sunrise Beach to Moonstone Studio and Villa.
♦ Guest Review
As you enter Haad Rin, at the top of the hill there is a sign on the left for Moonstone Studio and Villa. See map below.
♦ Location Map
♦ Contact Details for Moonstone Studio and Villa
Address: 117/5 Bantai Moo 6, Haadrin, Koh Phangan, 84280 Suratthani, Thailand
Telephone: (+66) 0816896911