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Smile Bungalow

74 / 9 Moo 7, Bottle Beach, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We had such an amazing time at Smile Bungalows on Bottle Beach. First of all, it's worth noting that Bottle Beach is hands down the most beautiful beach I've ever seen. Feels like being on a private island! So secluded, so relaxed, and such perfect water and sand. Smile Bungalows is one of only four hotels on this small beach... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of nights in April. Really nice bungalows, superb hideaway beach, fantastic food from the kitchen, but above all, the most lovely, helpful staff to ensure a great stay. If you choose to access the place by bike, an off road bike is the go, as well as having some off road skills!

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Berlin, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I spent a couple of days there and it's a very nice and relaxing place. Quiet in the woods with direct access to bottle beach. I would have stayed a few days longer, but they wanted me to change bungalow twice. Already a hassle to pack and unpack bags every day, but to pay for it even a higher price...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Definitely one of nicest beaches on Koh Phangan. Very nice bungalows for the price you pay. This place is great for relax or romantic couples. But is hard to get out of the gulf after 5pm and get in before 8am. So not good for party people. Big recommendation: do not use the roller to get down to bungalows from... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Just want to say a massive thank you to Sam and his team for making our time so special here. They made us feel like party of the family - invited us to eat with them, painted our faces and came to the full moon party with us! We already miss you!! We wouldn't hesitate to come back to Smile... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had lunch at Smile bungalows. The food was absolutly tasteless and very overpriced. When we said something to the waiter, he didn't react at all. The spot is nice and the bungalows look comfy but I recommend avoiding the restaurant... You've been warned !

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We had a brilliant stay at Smile! Being a travel agent myself I would recommend this property to all my customers. The owner and staff made us feel welcome and the customer care far exceeded the level we received in many 5 star hotels! We were made to feel so welcome! We was even invited for a meal with the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Stayed in a bungalow on the beach at this secluded beach of Koh Phangan for a couple of nights. Charming old world style bungalow right on the beach. The bed was comfortable and they had nets and a fan. Clean and friendly. Make sure you hike up to the rock overlooking the beach for beautiful vistas.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Bottle beach is amazing, smile bungalows is very good. Cheap, clean and well placed bungalows for about 500 baht, nice view, friendly staff. One Contra is the kitchen, which tastes ok, but is slightly overpriced. Better go the 300 m to had khuat resort for a meal ;-)

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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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