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Papillon Bungalows

195/3 Ban Saladan Road, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Ranked #8 of 79 hotels in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Shanghai, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved Papillon! It is not a big, fancy hotel. It's better. There are only 10 bungalows (the last one is a double) spread over a quiet area in Koh Lanta. Don't expect a 5 star looking place, but expect to be treated as you would in a 5 star hotel. Actually, it's better! We stayed for 6 nights. Pros:... More

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Brisbane
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Papillon was excellent accommodation for the price - good size bungalows, air con & fan, breakfast included, helpful staff, good location & only a short walk to the beach for sunsets & a stack of restaurants/bars/massage places. It is not 5 star as is reflected in the price so don't expect that but the rooms certainly were clean & the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lanta is a wonderful Island and Papillon is fantastic place to stay. Great value, bungalows private and have everything you need. Temperatures were hot and the pool is beautifully refreshing. Free water refills welcome and the sounds at dawn and dusk in the garden greenery remind you of where you are. The reviews we read before travelling were accurate and... More

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London
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reviews on here were all so positive that I have to be honest we were a bit disappointed when we checked in. I think it's really a very good/superior backpackers place to stay, which I didn't pick up on, no fault of Papillon. For £10 extra we stayed in a really nice hotel further along long beach but further... More

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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate that you took your time. Considering your valuation of Papillon, it would have been very helpful to find out more about what we can do better in the future. Kind regards Papillon Team More

Paris, France
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are only few bungalows, not too close from one another, quiet, close to the shore, clean and well located. We had a warm welcome upon arrival and breakfast is good. We had to leave early for the boat and they directly proposed to make breakfast to go. Good service!

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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our service! Hope to see you again! Best regards Papillon Team More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved our stay at Papillon which was in the middle of a two week holiday. It's a great base to explore Koh Lanta from and we thoroughly enjoyed walking along the track to the nearby beach and trying the different bars and restaurants all the way along it every night. The staff are so helpful and friendly and we... More

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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about Papillon, we appreciate that you took your time. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed our food as well. Sorry for the inconvenience with the electricity. We hope to see you again on Papillon, you are always welcome back :-) Warm regards Papillon Team More

Gothenburg, Sweden
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We, a family of five, stayed for a week but felt at home from day one. Helpful, welcoming staff who spoke good English; clean, cozy bungalow and great food - lots of alternatives for us vegetarians and a terrific breakfast. Close to the beach which is good. There is a swimming pool, but it was more fun for the kids,... More

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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you so much, your kind words really warms our hearts. You are always welcome back to Papillon, we hope to see you soon again! Warm regards Papillon Team More

Cheshire
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We chose Papillon based on reviews that we had seen on Tripadvisor, and we weren't disappointed. The location (on the main road, so easy to find) and just 150m from a beautiful beach, was excellent. The ten bungalows are scattered through the grounds, and as none are near the street, road noise wasn't a problem. The gardens are lovely, with... More

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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we are so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us.Appriciate that you took your time to write about us! Hope to see you again on Papillon! Warm regards Papillon Team More

Lexington, Kentucky
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
18 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Koh Lanta was our first stop on a 4 1/2 week trip to Thailand and Myanmar in January and February. We stayed at budget accommodations for most of our trip, but we decided to splurge a little while in Koh Lanta. It was worth it because we had a wonderful stay at Papillon! The entire property is very nice and... More

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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review

This review really warms our hearts, wonderful to hear your kind words about Papillon. Our staff are really the best and we are very proud of them. Hope to see you back again, Papillon will be waiting for you! Greetings Caroline and Jens More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Lovely gardens, friendly staff, clean bungalows and good food. Staff also very helpful with booking tours and travel arrangements. Very quiet and relaxing resort nearby to the hustle and bustle but not right in the heart of it. Perfect for us.

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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we appriciate to hear that you were satisfied with your stay at Papillon. It´s all you wonderful guests that creates the atmosphere! Hope to see you again! Warm regards Caroline and Jens More

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Additional Information about Papillon Bungalows

Also Known As:
Papillon Bungalows Hotel
Papillon Bungalows Hotel Ko Lanta
Address: 195/3 Ban Saladan Road, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Best Value Hotel in Ko Lanta
#22 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Papillon Bungalows is in a quiet, peaceful garden setting with palm and banana trees,and only 150m from Long beach. The 11 airconbungalows are well spaced apart around the lush tropical garden, givinga great sense of privacy. The bungalows are also only a 1 minute walkfrom the swimming pool. The cozy Lazy Corner restaurant is also inside the resort, with normal table seating, or comfortable Thai style cushions to sit on. Owner Jens is a baker with 15 years experience, and serves fresh bread every day. Also on the menu are Thai and western dishes plus Swedish specialties & fresh coffee. Smiling Thai staff will takecare of your every need. ... more   less 
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