Phangan Pearl Villa Hotel
Phangan Pearl Villa is one of the newest hotels in Haad Rin. It is a 3 star hotel with comfortable and smart rooms, communal swimming pool and pleasant public areas. It is located on Sunsets Road that runs parallel to Sunset Beach in Haad Rin. While this hotel is new it is a great place to stay near the heart of the action.
The lobby and public areas of the hotel are decorated in a modernist style with pleasant splashes of colour and objects de art. The corridors stretching along the large functional building are not as glamorous. The hotel gives the initial appearance of being boutique but in fact it is a functional hotel with lots of rooms, something akin to hotels in Khao San Road in the 1990s.
Although Agoda classifies Phangan Pearl Villa as a ‘hotel’, Trip Advisor describes the accommodation provider as ‘speciality lodging’. There is slight confusion with this business because it is both a hotel with double rooms for rent as well as a ‘hostel’. By hostel is meant the possibility of renting a bed in a room for 4 people. These quadruple rooms have 4 beds, en-suite bathroom, air-con and wifi. Each bed has its own light and plug socket.
The hotel rooms have air-con, hot water showers and spacious living areas. Facilities include flat screen TV, fridge, hair dryer and safety box. There is a choice between the superior double or twin room.
Phangan Pearl Villa Hotel is 10 minutes walk from Haad Rin Nok or Sunrise Beach, where the famous Full Moon Party is held. It is far enough away to escape the worst of the noise from the large beach sound systems. However, the street festivities can still be heard through the night.
The hotel accommodation is in blocks surrounding a swimming pool. The pool is a decent size and is surrounded by sun loungers. However, there is no view from the pool. Rooms on the top floor have mountain views.
The rooms have good facilities. They have TV, air-con, fridge and hot water shower. The double and twin rooms include a hair dryer and safe. Those in quadruple rooms can store valuables at the reception area.
Staff are friendly and many speak enough English to deal with most requests. They offer a laundry service and can procure travel tickets.
The most obvious facility missing at Phangan Pearl Villa Hotel is a restaurant. For many the convenience of eating at the hotel or ordering room service is important. Others are happy to step out and choose one of the many eateries in town. Others prefer room price to include a buffet breakfast. At present Phangan Pearl Villa Hotel doesn’t do breakfast free or for money.
Most of the reviews of Phangan Pearl Villa Hotel are positive. Reviewers praise the clean and spacious rooms, the friendly service, the fast wifi and the clean sheets. Guests also value the optimum distance from the party that provides easy access but quieter accommodation.
The negative reviews focus on the high prices during the Full Moon Party, the lack of breakfast included in the room price and the poor wifi connection. It would appear that the rooms and public areas are not all equally blessed with fast internet connections.
110/21, Moo 6 (Haad Rin Beach), Baan Tai, Surat Thani, Haad Rin, Koh Phangan, Thailand, 84280