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Dublin,Ireland
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Everyone will get something from this place and you will walk away at least a little bit more fulfilled. I stayed here for 4 nights in June 2013 with my friend and I simply loved it. The Yoga & Mediation classes are great. well run and you will find one that suits as there are so many types. The food...

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SanctuaryThailand, Guest Relations Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

hello trekkieboots, thank you for your review which is much appreciated, and i am very glad you enjoyed your time at the sanctuary! just wanted to straighten out a fact or two: we have 10 dorm beds at 220 bt a night and 14 more in our zorba dorm at 330 bt a night. the cheapest available private rooms and...

Sydney Australia
Reviewed 18 September 2013

I arrived at the Sanctuary with some prior knowledge of what to expect, from friends who had gone before me, stretching back some 15 years. The Sanctuary is a very well know destination by now, but it still feels like you have stumbled upon a hidden gem when you land on the beach at Haad Tien. The idea of 'Sanctuary'...

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SanctuaryThailand, Guest Relations Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

ah thank you delon for such a lovely review - i'm so glad you got the rest and relaxation you were looking for. it was a pleasure to have you with us - see you next time! best wishes tasha

Ban Muak Lek, Saraburi, Thailand
Reviewed 10 September 2013

Sanctuary, the place of peace, located in the heart of Phangan, island, most of people here are very good that we can't imaging how good they are, they are friendly, they are helpful, and they are waiting for you to come.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 September 2013

The location is amazing and the rooms and restrauant are well placed as the resort blends in with nature by being terraced along the hills behind the beach...bungalows are rustic...many, many mosquitoes and with the holes in the floor you need the net...the hike up to the rooms through the restrauant is great excercise...my view was mostly jungle but many...

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Reviewed 2 September 2013

First of all, the resort is gorgeous. I am amazed with the creativity used to make this remote and jungle/rocky part of the island into such a wonderful resort. The attention to detail is wonderful, the resort blends in with nature and has so many small roads and hiding spots no where you really feel how big it actually is....

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Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This is the information I would like to have before I spent my time there. Hope it's helpful. I've been there in the first week of August with my girlfriend and it the experience wasn’t as good as expected. Iplanned to stay 4 nights and only stayed for one. Quick evaluation: Staff – very friendly Remoteness – yes, but that...

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SanctuaryThailand, Guest Relations Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

Hi Joao and thank you for your helpful feedback. Its always disappointing for us to not meet guests’ expectations – however we also know (and you can read in a number of reviews below) that it can take a little time to settle into The Sanctuary – so guests who leave after only one night may not have time to...

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 17 August 2013

the first time we arrived at Koh Phangan, almost 13 years ago, when the longtail boat was neering this hidden bay, we thoght we came to heaven. we got the honeymoon suit and had an amazing time. since then we have been in the sanctuaty several times, taking thai massages, eating the great food, taking yoga lessons. this august we...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 12 August 2013

I found this sanctuary by accident through google and booked airfare last minute, and called the morning of my arrival to secure a dorm bed. I was really intending to do some self-healing and introspection since I haven't been able to since living and working in Kuala Lumpur for that past several months. Upon arrival, I had noticed the intense...

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SanctuaryThailand, Guest Relations Manager at The Sanctuary Thailand, responded to this review

what a lovely review - thank you so much for taking the time to write it! and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us - hope you make it back sometime soon. best wishes tasha

Rugby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2013

The Sanctuary was recommended to me early on in my trip to Thailand by a new friend who happened to be a regular guest, as the best place to stay whilst on Koh Phangan; perfect for relaxing, enjoying the beauty of the island and great for trying some yoga or spa treatments. Myself and a friend only ended up staying...

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 29 July 2013

My boyfriend and I spent 8 days at the Sanctuary but most certainly could have stayed for longer. It takes a few days to get settled and into the rhythm and spirit of the resort but when you do you feel right at home. We did not fast on this trip and indulged in the food food. The restaurant has...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Established in 1991 The Sanctuary is a unique beach front resort offering beautiful houses, comfortable bungalows and budget dorm beds & boasts a 300 + vegetarian and seafood menu & bakery. Offering a diverse Spa menu & Detox fasting center, day trips, Kayaking, snorkelling and our gym to encourage you out of your beach front hammock. An eclectic mix of guests ensures a special beach holiday. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sanctuary Thailand

Address: Had Tien Bay, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand (Formerly The Sanctuary Island Resort)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
The Sanctuary Island Hotel Koh Phangan
The Sanctuary Island Spa
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#13 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
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“You may also want to request a room away from the generator (there are only a couple of rooms near it, but still.)”
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