Slowly being marginalised by the neighbouring Phi Phi The Beach resort, Phi Phi Hill was closed for low season when we visited in August 2014, and the entrance was blocked so we couldn't get in to see the resort at all.
The man answering the only working contact number told us it would be open again in November. On our previous visit in 2011, we found old style wooden bungalows that were large and comfortable, some with great views, some with tree-obstructed views. But even if you get stuck in one of the latter, there are really great views also from the hillside restaurant. Both fan-cooled and air-con bungalows are available, scattered over a large grassy property. Located on a steep slope with lots of stairs, it can be a bit of a work out to get around, but luckily they have some sort of funicular contraption to pull your bags up to the top upon arrival! If you book in advance, they'll throw in a free boat ride out there.
By Lana Willocks
Last updated on 26th October, 2014.