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Phi Phi Banyan Villa
Ranked #7 of 38 Hotels in Ko Phi Phi Don
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“Nice hotel, good location.”
Reviewed 13 January 2012

We really enjoyed our time there. Probably a bit expensive for what you get (compare to other hotels) but overall all good. The gym is exceptional (proper gym) and the pool is ok - doesn't get the greatest sun in the afternoon. Only negative a cleaner or someone stole my watch and no one owned up to it, they ensured me it wouldn't have been their staff etc - who knows.
Would stay again, great seafood restaurant on your door step and they give beach towels for the day.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

We stayed four nights at Banyan for the last part of our holiday on Phi Phi. First encounter was front desk staff, we had to check in a day early due to cancelling an overnight trip on Maya Bay, this was handled very swiftly and hassle free which was a massive relief after hauling our bags from Mama Beach to Banyan in the blistering heat! On top of that they were extremely friendly (even for Thai standard).

The room was moderately equipped, nothing luxurious (slight tear in curtain etc), maybe I noticed these things because I have slight OCD but most importantly it was very clean, comfortable and cool! The Bathroom shower is basic, it does the job and again, clean & comfy to use. We were very happy with the standard of comfort.

The outdoor pool was a lovely setting, especially considering it's a 30 second walk to the main street which is so busy - it felt like it was miles away, very peaceful and private. Only quarrel was the water had such a strong chlorine taste, not that you should be drinking it but some things you can't help (burnt my eyes like mad too)!

After relaxing in our room & by the pool we ventured about the area. The located of the hotel is in my opinion, one of the best on the island. You have a 7-eleven 2 minutes to the right of the hotel, beach to the front and rear, 5 minutes to the "quiet" beaches, 5 minutes to the "busy & loud" area, an array of stalls of shops between and beyond all this whilst Banyan Villa sits in the middle of all this very easily without being polluted by noise or being too far from anything you'll want to do.

The breakfast was about a 4/10. I'm not a fussy eater at all so I still enjoyed the array of buffet items to choose from but the quality was very basic, some items would be stale with flies nearby. A friendly cat or two roams around the tables (good or bad thing depending if you like smelly cats). At night however, the bar outside livens up, full tables of couples, groups, families all having drinks overlooking the sea!

All in all, we loved this hotel, it really brought out the best of Phi Phi to us. Being so hot in April it was great to venture to different areas of Phi Phi and almost always being within the 5 minute radius. We had many friendly chats with the staff and we'll be staying here again in November 2012 on out next visit!

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

This hotel is unfortunately the pick of a bad bunch in this part of Phi Phi. We stayed here 2yrs ago and wow has this hotel aged.

The rooms are small and hot, the aircon barely worked, the bathrooms were disgusting with mould everywhere and the drainage constantly backed-up. The taps, etc were all corroded and needed replacing; the entire hotel was just very tired looking. The breakfasts were very ordinary with bare minimum, the pool is small and was like pure acid. The gym and gym facilities however were imacculate and state of the art!!!!

This part of Phi Phi isn't overly relaxing or exciting; just seemed to be mostly very budget conscious backpackers everywhere so this leg of the trip was just rough and disgusting. Phi Phi didn't have the party vibe it had 2yrs ago, infact it was just filthy and boring, we will never go back to this part of Phi Phi again. It was also full of British backpackers working there by trying to sell tickets to bars, dive trips and boat cruises, etc. Overall just very crappy and tacky stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

We stayed four nights at Banyan and enjoyed every moment. The room was great and the breakfast was delicious. Our only neg was that the room was at the back of the hotel and it would have been nice to see to rear access to the hotel instead of walking through the front. It added about a four minute walk.

Aside from that, no complaints. It's on the pier side of the island and takes about 8 minutes to walk to the beach side. This isn't a bad thing as people watching can be a hobby along the way

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2011

Stayed for 3 nights beginning Nov. Enjoyed our stay. Pleasant rooms, although housekeeping could have been more thorough. Quiet at night although in the main street, Pool area small but nice Main issue was no umbrellas to lie under which is a problem in such hot weather. The restaurant was ok - nothing startling. They like to know where their beach towels are at all times!

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Phi Phi Banyan Villa
Address: 129 Moo 7, Ao Nang | Muang Krabi, Ko Phi Phi Don 81000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Phi Phi Don
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 38 Hotels in Ko Phi Phi Don
Price range (per night): $63 - $98
Hotel Class:3 star — Phi Phi Banyan Villa 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Phi Phi Banyan Villa locate only 5 minutes walks from Tonsai Pier. From the pier, just turn right down along the beach road. You will find a big banyan tree with the hotel reception on the left and on the right is the hotel's beach front restaurant Tonsai Seafood. Phi Phi Banyan Villa is a second hotel of Phi Phi Hotel Group. The hotel has just renovated and finished on November 2009. Bed room and bath room are clean and brand new Banyan Fitness Center is free of charge for the hotel guest. The fitness consist of work out machines, sauna room, stream room and yoga class which guest have to pay extra to join. Please note to use the fitness, a pair of proper sport shoes is needed or you have to rent one at the fitness. The hotel is 2 story building. Two room type are Banyan Wing Room and Garden Wing Room, wooden floor for Banyan Wing Rooms and tiled floor for Garden Wing Room. All rooms are with balcony facing the garden. Please note extra bed at this hotel is only a mattress on the floor. ... more   less 
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