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Laughing Gecko

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Nopparathara Beach, Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Thailand
Laughing Gecko
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

If you want to have a real magic experience you should stay at Laughing Gecko in Ao Nang. The bungalows are basic but safe and the owner Nui is the most lovely and helpful man you could ever meet in all your travels (besides being an excellent pool player and teacher!). 100% recommended!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Typical bungalow, very simple : a bed, cold water (but hoter than in other guesthouses). 200m to the beach. The owner is very friendly and welcoming. Always ready for a pool party ;-) Very quit and near to the beach !!

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I am writing this review two years after I stayed here. Let me say... epic experience. As a Canadian it is far from what is normal in our suburban world, but that is what makes it incredible. My girlfriend and I stayed here for seven days and it was paradise. I still reminisce about my time in Ao Nang and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We stayed in Laughing Gecko in february for six nights. We loved the place! The bungalows were simple but had mosquito nets and own bathrooms. The toilet was an asian toilet and the water was cold. I didn't mind it though. I thought it was just luxury to have your own bathroom. We had frogs and geckos in our bungalow... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

It was my first time traveling in Southeast Asia in over 20 years, and this time I had the pleasure of going with my grown kids. My son had stayed at the Laughing Gecko back in December with several friends and loved the experience so much, he wanted to share it with his sister and me. We arrived after dark,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My partner and I, and a couple we were travelling with had the pleasure of being hosted by Nui at the laughing gecko for over a week in January. The accommodation was basic but it wasn't portrayed to be anything different and was priced accordingly. It had what you needed, a toilet, shower and a comfy bed with a functional... More 

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Caserta, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It is the right place to stay for who loves nature and looking to spend time away from many tourists and big crowd. Gecko is very natural place, situated in excellent quiet place but just few meters from the coast, restaurants and shops. The owner, Nui, is amazing, very helpfull and welcoming person and it always was a pleasure to... More 

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Nikko, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed at the Laughing Geko Bungalows with a large 9 person group for several days. Nui, the owner, was very accommodating, laid back , and extremely friendly fellow. The Bunglows were nicely located just off the beaten path to make you feel at home but close enough to experience local food and the nighlife Ao Nang has to offer.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We happened upon the Laughing Gecko huts by chance.. One night turned into one week! The charming owner Nui is fantastic, he speaks several languages and will bend over backwards to help anyone. We loved everything about this place, from the superb shared dinners to the lovely quiet beach and visited again a month later on our way back through... More 

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Ashikaga, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Our trip wouldn't have been half as good had we not stayed here. Nui is the best and most accommodating lodging owner I have ever met. He is super friendly, incredibly helpful, and a hell of a guitar player! Our bungalow had everything we needed, and the breeze waking you up in the morning is priceless. I'd say the highlight... More 

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