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146 Thongsala | Suratthani, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
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Buakao Inn
Ranked #16 of 107 Ko Phangan B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hampshire, England
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Found The Glass Cottage by chance, and what a find! It's absolutely beautiful, the views are stunning and the owner, Mike very friendly and helpful. Every little thing has been carefully considered, the cleaning ladies even left homemade cookies everyday! There is a little bar right next door run by Piu and is lovely in the evening, all lit up... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Just 5 minutes walk from the main pier, we walked into Buakao Inn without reservation as it was during the green season/ low season last year. We get to know about this place through Lonely Planet and read some good reviews about it, after inspecting the room, we agreed to stay on. Mike, the owner was accommodating and made every... More

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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

Buakao Inn is a great little spot in the heart of Thongsala not far from where the ferry lets you off. It's billed as comfort on the cheap--and trust me, it delivers. The bed in Room 5 was extremely comfortable, there's an excellent diner/cafe with tasty and relatively inexpensive breakfast just downstairs, and the staff are all extremely pleasant, particularly... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We turned up here at 6pm for a coffee after being so disappointed with another resort we had to leave. Luckily they had 1 room left for the nights we wanted. It was so nice to realise the great coffee shop had a connected guesthouse upstairs and the staff were really helpful in getting us set-up. The location is excellent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2011

We stayed in the Glass bungalow while we were visiting the island for the Full Moon Party. We would recommend that anyone wanting to stay in luxury stays at A's Beach Place. The Glass bungalow is amazing. The bed is huge and so comfy and there are two couches and a writing desk too. The view is simply breathtaking and... More

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Seattle, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2011

I had a TERRIBLE experience at this inn. I booked a room at Buakao Inn on Sawadee.com a couple weeks in advance and paid the entire room fee 450 BHT per night. Because I was unsure of my travel plans, I inquired whether it was possible to add an extra person or change the dates for my stay. Since I... More

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buakao, Owner at Buakao Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Obviously this guest did not stay with us. The "friend" who did make a booking also did not stay. A customer booked a room during our busiest time of year for one person. The booking inquiry was done with our online agency who clearly requires full prepayment. The customer then asked not to make any payment... More

Oslo, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

I live on Koh Phangan and was pleasantly surprised by a visit from a friend from Australia who, after having visited A's Beach Place, decided to book the Glass Cottage for 3 nights' stay. I have stayed in many fine hotels around the world, and upon walking into the cottage, I was immediately taken with its elegant luxury and stunning... More

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Foshan, China
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

The Buakao Inn is a stone's throw from the Thong Sala ferry pier and made for a perfect landing after a long travel to the wonderful island of Koh Phangan. We had read other positive reviews and were not disappointed. The rooms were comfortable as were the beds and the food was excellent. Upon seeing the deep wood paneling and... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2010

Very confortable rooms with luxurious beds. The best food in the Island. Very Helpful staff. Centrally located in Tong Sala.

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Fullerton, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2010

Of the 5 places in Thailand we stayed at on our 2 week vacation, the 3 nights he had at this place were a few of the best. The room was clean, very near great food and easy transportation, walking distance from the pier where the boat drops you off, walking distance from great shopping and an outdoor market, the... More

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Address: 146 Thongsala | Suratthani, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #16 of 107 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Phangan
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A comfortable place to start or end a visit to Koh Phangan. Air-conditioned rooms with cable tv and hot water showers. Most comfortable beds on the island! Highly rated in all travel guides. Conveniently located in the center of town. Walk to all banks, post office restaurants and bars. Only 200 meters from Koh Phangan's main harbor. We aim for 100% satisfaction with all our guests. We cater to locals as well as tourists. ... more   less 

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