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Smile Bungalow

74 / 9 Moo 7, Bottle Beach, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014
Starwoman1982 Vancouver, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stayed here 4 nights with the fiancee. Totally laid back, quiet, and off the grid. The grounds are beautiful on a hillside and the restaurant is the best on the beach. Everything runs on a generator, not sure if there's A.C in any bungalows but we had a basic fan room, which was fine but hot at night. Highly recommended... More

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Looking for high end resort luxury? Think you're on the wrong island, let alone the wrong beach. Bottle Beach is where you head to get away from it all. Yes, it isn't easy to get to, but that is half the appeal. Access by Longtail, or a 4x4 if you book ahead. Yes, the place is basic, but it's the... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
55 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights in a family bungalow for 4 people. This place is all about its beautiful and pristine beach, quietness, and remote location. The bungalow itself was clean and comfortable - although quite small for 4 pax. I suffered a bit from lack of light in the bathroom and heat in the room but it was totally fine... More

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7 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

First off, staying all the way out on bottle beach is such a cool experience. We sat in the back of a flatbed truck and drove to chaloklum beach on a road reminiscent of a roller coaster. Then we boarded a longtail boat to the beach. What an entrance! Bottle beach is so secluded and cool. Great soft sand. Smile... More

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Vienna, Austria
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The first problem we faced was getting there. You can take a boat, but the water was to wild, so we had to go all the way back to the pier to find a different way to get there. After we called to hotel they came to pick us up, because no one else wanted to take us. Everything together... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I was at Smile for the first time on 2004 and i am about to make my 5th appearance next February. Bottle beach and smile bungalow are the very gist of your travelling dream if you look or that sense of remoteness and true spirit of thailand. If you look for super luxury non-senses jog on this is not place... More

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8 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Lots of mosquitos , very poor service provided , horrible staff , very expensive food for what you get ( tiny portion and not good at all ). Just a good advice , stay away from this place ( king of tourist trap ).

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Arriving here after a long ferry, then truck then boat -very tired, it was not the paradise I had hoped for. I had a small bungalow, it was dark, smelt of mice or worse and was filthy. Quite simply I wouldn't be able to sleep in here. Your standards have to be pretty low to feel ok here. Mine aren't.... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Our family of four, (kids aged 10 and 14) spent 5 days here in June/July. It might not be connected by road from Chaloklum, but that's part of the beauty, isolated relaxation. We stayed in 2 of the double storey bungalows. The bathrooms are terrific. The only thing the bungalows could use are perhaps a cupboard each, even if a... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

An amazing slice of Paradise,old school Koh Phangnan at it's finest with it's lush tropical setting overlooking delightful Bottle Beach.The bungalows are basic but very adequate and the price is very good for such an amazing tranquil location. It is a special place that always leaves me with fond memories,lying back on the cushions eating and drinking,swimming,just generally lazing about,yaah.After... More

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Address: 74 / 9 Moo 7, Bottle Beach, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
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