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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 4 weeks ago
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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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44 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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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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Kampala, Uganda
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18 hotel reviews
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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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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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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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Backpacker feeling as 25 years ago !!! Simple, but nice bungalows for an excellent price. Beside this an outstanding location at the best beach of Ko Phangan. Mr. San and his staff have been very helpful and always friendly. The restaurant has a very relaxed atmosphere, food , specially the Thai food is very nice at very reasonable prices. Thanks... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

The bungalows are simple fan only and either on one or two levels. The gardens are amazing and monkeys have been introduced. The beach is fantastic. Smile is by far and away the best resort on the beach, which has an island feel to itself as you enter the beach via longtail boat. The food is good but limited. Both... 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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Ranked #57 of 183 Specialty lodging in Ko Phangan
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