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Bila Beach Bar, Bungalow & Bistro

Bila Beach, Ko Lipe 91110, Thailand
Bila Beach Bar, Bungalow & Bistro
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It´s a complete puzzle to me how this place managed to get good reviews. Don´t believe the hype. I´ve been traveling for next to 20 years and have slept on flea eaten matresses on floors in India but this is one of the worst places I´ve come to in terms of what you get for what you pay. The pictures... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There's no service what so ever. Bed doesn't get changed no new towels. We couldn't lock the door. No hotwater or toilet flush. But the location is perfect. Someone should built a nice hotel overthere!

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Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I have to agree with others that this is not what I expected, but having said that, I did enjoy this funky little place. It is not good for kids or older people, the walk to our bungalow was treacherous and steep, but the owner and chef made the best curry I ate the entire time in Thailand. The main... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

it is not what you would expect from the other reviews and their own website. The huts are in a dismal state, doors and windowsills cannot close properly so your belongings are not safe. There is no proper access to the "balcony" of the huts. The balcony has no fence whatsoever therefore very unsafe for kids. The free roaming dogs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Visited for an afternoon dive in the sunset. Family with 9 month old daughter. Took a taxi to get there. Perfect spot, we were the only ones there. Nice little beach and bar. The owner was very friendly, said the place was visited primarily in the peak season. But definitely worth a visit. Walked home via pathaya beach. Good break... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Great spot on sunset beach on Ko Lipe. Taum and crew take great care. The place is beautifully rustic and totally charming. A nice private spot on Ko Lipe. Great breakfast and smoothies too! Don't ket the giant spiders in the trees scare you off… I never once saw one move!

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Melbourne
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The place is lovely with small beach and this is where it ends. We were looking for a different accommodation to stay at Koh Lipe and liked the bamboo huts at Bila beach very much. Based on the previous reviews we thought this place is a gem. The place has probably a potential but it is damaged by the lack... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We arrived after 4hrs by speedboat in Koh Lipe and were looking forward to the bila beach bungalow because of the good ratings. After walking 15 mins (the way is quite hilly with a couple of tricky stairs) - we have found the place. We were told at the bar to sit down and wait a bit. We were basically... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We travelled to Bila by long-tail boat from Sunrise beach to enjoy lunch and snorkelling off their beach. It's a chilled place with laid-back but efficient, friendly staff and great music. It's quieter than other beaches and hopefully it will stay that way. If you stay on Sunset beach you can easily walk there if you don't mind a big... More 

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Albany, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

If you want to blend into the locals and want to have a real relax place, this is the right one for you. My husband and I went there during our honeymoon, everything is in this place made from bamboo that gives this place the unique eco friendly touch. All the staff are nice and friendly, they treat us like... More 

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