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Phalarn Inn Samui Reviews

28/1 m.4, Maenam Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

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43 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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The quality of accommodation could be improved but is acceptable. The resort is actualy quite nice and the beach is lovely but unfortunately the atmosphere and the beauty of the beach is destroyed by ferry operator Lamprayah and big speed boats for daily tours. Just behind the resort at the access to the beach there is a big parking lot for buses and minivans for masses of people embarking on ferries. Luckily the resort is reach in plantations what makes it secluded from tha crowd at the pier.


Its a 1minute walk from the beach, not the best beach but if your happy to walk for 5mins there's nicer parts. We stayed in basic bungalow with fan. Lots of mossies in the bathroom, coming in through a hole in the floor. Room was basic but fine otherwise. Stayed 3 nights. Would of stayed longer if room had fridge, WiFi or tv. Sadly it rained our three days and there's only so much rummy playing you can do.


Common area is good has pool table


Staff were lovely and the pool was excellent.

  • 29th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


They've been around for 30years and it grows as times goes by. Sugar, the owner, is the second generation of the owner. You know they're very well connected with other travel agents/services on the island. Very nice pool especially when you just want to stay at the hotel. Ask them about anything for your trip and they'll have the answer for you. You could only connect to the internet at the lounge-not at your room.


This place has so much potential, unfortunately the staff are not very helpful, give one price for services then charge double. If you want a bed for a few nights on the cheap it works, the pool is nice too, but don't get excited about the nearby 'beach', it's a 30m strip of sand, go a bit further afield for decent beaches. I wasn't impressed with this place and moved on after 2 days, other places on the island offer much better for the same price.

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