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2 of 5 bubbles Review of Milky Bay Resort

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Milky Bay Resort
Ranked #19 of 89 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
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“Very disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

So decided to stay at milky bay resort after reading a lot of good reviews on tripadvisor . We opted to stay in a garden villa . Upon arrival there was no gardens just mulch spread everywhere and the villas were surrounded by mossy infested fish ponds . Inside the villas were average for what we paid .
We decided to check out the restaurant after hearing many good things .I ordered some mussels off the menu , they looked terrible but I ate a few of them anyway - stupid move , within a few hours I'm spewing up everywhere ...
We went back to the villa and my girlfriend got electrocuted 3 times trying to charge her phone and putting the kettle on... We complained and got upgraded to a nicer villa..
The next day my girlfriends iPhone got stolen from the restaurant , there was no one but staff around at the time .
Anyway enough complaining ( I never complain ) but if you tossing up about staying at this resort go somewhere else ...It's rubbish

  • Stayed April 2012
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hamilton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

This is by far the best place we stayed in Thailand!
Amazing food, awesome staff and wow what an island!!
We had an issue with our room that we couldnt fix ourselves, went to the front desk and no questions asked gave us a brand new room.
For couples and famalies alike this place is the best! And for the price there is NO BETTER deal then MILKY BAY!
Lots to do, wonderful massages (the best one I had in Thailand.... and we had at least one a day!)
and I cant say enough about the food! wood burning pizza oven, fresh fish, pancake stacks.... UNREAL!!!!
Even though it takes 24 hours to get there from where we are.... we will be going back! Such an amazing time!

Room Tip: If you dont mind a little bit of bugs then the cabins are your best bet! We loved every minute of it...
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

We stayed in 2 Villas at Milky Bay. The Villas were awesome with a sitting room and huge fridge to add our own stocks. Beds were comfortable and we always had a hot shower. The Hotel is close enough to the full moon and jungle party to be convenient, but far enough to get away if you wanted to relax.The food was amazing, so much so that my friend refused to eat anywhere else. The staff are very friendly, it really has a family atmosphere. We went to the gala dinner on new years and it was worth every cent! For the full moon party they offered a drop of and a pick up service that was awesome and efficient even though it was new years. When I think the good times of my Thailand holiday, most of these memories are from Milky Bay. I will be back to have a drink with "Pocahontas" and party with the staff

Room Tip: Go for the Villas, the rooms at the beach seem nice but there is more chance of mosquitos
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

Incredible reasonable accommodations, from modest bungalows to beachfront family getaways, set in a lush tropical garden. Staff always friendly, the food excellent. Even reasonable motorbike rentals, if you want to tour the island. Pickup or delivery to pier is no problem and free. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Courtenay, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights over the Thai New Year period. The resort is pretty well upkept, a little run down inplaces but not bad. Cool glade-like effects with the bamboo forest growing between the buildings but also gives a dark feel to the place. The pool area was a bit dingy with a big low metal shed over half of it, great for shade but didn't feel inviting. Pool itself was large and refreshing. Very few lounge chairs about so you have to get there early and reserve with your towel for a beach-front spot. Restaurant and bar were very good with nice ambiance and great food. Prices were a little high for the island though. Service was ok, staff were generally very friendly but didn't go out of their way to bring food/drinks. Rooms were fine, super hard beds, iffy showers at times, no face cloths or hand towels just your bath towel. Beach sand is a little coarse and very shallow weedy water, not really refreshing for a swim. The resort itself is in a very quiet location if that is what you are looking for but you will need to taxi($$) or scooter to get anywhere interesting. Overall the resort was fine but after spending the day at the gorgeous Hat Rin beach we decided we would rather have stayed closer to there, more of everything at your fingertips: nicer beach, restaurants, nightlife, shops, lots of people...

Room Tip: Ask for a room close to the beach (B1) or you'll be way back in the bamboo forest.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012 via mobile

My partner and I stayed 4 nights at Milky Bay, these are the + and - we came up with!
Start with the good
-Amazing food at the restaurant!
-Service and friendlyness was always excellent!
-Cocktails we're very good (coming from a former cocktail barman)
-Rooms very spacious and being able to hire a movie from reception was also handy
-On site massage was exceptional!!!
-view from the beach of the sunset was breathtaking!

And the Bad
-bathroom didn't drain all too well so had water in there all day
-A while away from Haad Rin
-not many other choices for dinner when at the resort
-not one to complain about bugs as you are pretty much in the jungle but had a slight issue one night with a few in the room

All up we enjoyed our stay, would go back and definitely recommend to friends.

Stayed April 2012
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Buncrana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

We stayed at Milky Bay for seven nights at the start of our trip to Thailand and we wished we never left. The villa we rented was amazing and the staff were so helpful and friendly. It was a week of relaxation and chilling out. The food was out of this world and the cocktails were fantastic.
We rented a jeep from the hotel and toured the Island, which is a wonderful place and still is not to commercial.
When we go back to Thailand we will be making sure to stop at Milky Bay again.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Milky Bay Resort
Address: 103/4 Moo 1 | Ban Tai, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#9 Romantic Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Milky Bay Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Milky Bay Resort is peacefully located on Koh Phangan at Ban Tai beach makes it is easy to travel to all parts of the island. Haad Rin, the location of the monthly full moon party, is only 15 minutes drive away, At Milky Bay all bungalows are equipped to meet the highest of standards. All bungalows are air-conditioned and have western bathrooms with hot and cold water showers. The room decor is a blend of modern sophistication with local Thai and traditional African decorative elements and furnishings. Each room has a spacious balcony with sea or garden views. The bungalows are surrounded by lush vegetation All pathways are covered with soft wood-shavings, which give the resort a special rural character, and make it comfortable to walk barefooted around the resort. Set under a crisp tropical sky, overlooking the calm inviting ocean and spilling onto a soft milky beach all huddled between beautiful lush gardens is Milky Bay. You can savour sunset cocktails, taste the delectable flavours of Thai cuisine and pizzas or enjoy a beachfront barbecue Thai style with fresh seafood.Keep yourself busy with the wide range of activities available at the resort cool your senses with a swim in the pool after a day of adventure and unforgettable images or relax with a massage followed by a herbal steam. If it is relaxation and tranquility you are after or a holiday filled with adventure, then it is all waiting for you at Milky Bay. ... more   less 
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