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Mai Pen Rai Bungalows

2.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Than Sadet Beach | Suratthani, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Warsaw, Poland
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Getting here by motorbike proves to be a Challenge with a capital C. Better take a water taxi or hire a jeep ride. Bungalows are beautifully set on a cliff overlooking the blue sea. The beach stretches out for 250m, dotted with other huts and several restaurants. We stayed in a 4-person bungalow on the rock - very ambient area,... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed staying at Mai Pen Rai Bungalows a lot. I was staying at beach fronted bungalow, so the view from my bed was a marvel. They are aving the best food at their restaurant of all I've had on Ko Phangan (delicious!!!). people workng there are extremely nice and friendly. The beach is empty as there are only few... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I only have good things to say about Mai Pen Rai. My friend and I are traveling through Thailand for a month, and this is without a doubt out favourite place amongst the ones we have visited. Access: Getting to Mai Pen Rai is not nearly as complicated as other reviews imply. Admittedly, the road is a bit bumpy, but... More

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Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I have just reviewed a different bungalow resort as totally un-authentic and terrible customer service. Well the Mai Pen Rai couldn´t be farther from the other resort (the Shambhala Koh phangan btw). It´s on the East coast of Koh phangan, bad track road to get there but when you get there, you won´t be disappointed! Like most of the other... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Really loved our stay here, very relaxing, quiet and peacefull. Bungalows by the beach, their restaurant is on the beach. The beach here is not crowdy at all and the water is clear, like a small community at Sadet. The bungalows are basic and tidy. Stuff were very friendly with everyone. The road to gt here is a bit scary... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Bungalows located just off the beach, seems like a resort with it's own restaurant. Downside is the road, however you can also get there with taxi boat from Haad Rin or Koh Samui for 350 Bhat. 10 out of 10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My stay at Mai Pen Rai was fabulous. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The beach is quiet and clean and the water beautiful and deep enough for a good swim. It is truly one of the prettiest places I have ever seen. My bungalow was unique and comfortable with a wonderful view. When I accidentally left my insulin... More

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Fort Erie, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Absolutely loved our time spent at this relaxing retreat. Stayed in a beautiful new beachfront bungalow and was lulled to sleep by waves lapping against the shore. The porches have hammocks which provide a great place to watch the ocean. The Scottish-owner Fiona is so friendly and helpful & makes you feel at home straight away. I could not believe... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I have just spent a very happy return visit to "Mai Pen Rai Bungalows" on Than Sadet Beach on Koh Pha-Nang island. Since 2013 the original beachfront bungalows have been removed and exceptionally nice and spacious, brand new Bungalows have been built in their place. The new beds, with their firm mattress's are a joy to sleep on. My girlfriend... More

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Ko Samui, Thailand
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

My husband and I always said that if we were to get married, Mai Pen Rai would be the place. After falling in love with this amazing place back in 2005, we returned with 24 guests in August 2013. I had been talking to Fiona for about 6 months, back and forth over email going over the details. She is... More

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Also Known As:
Mai Pen Rai Bungalows Hotel Koh Phangan
Mai Pen Rai Bungalows Hotel
Address: Than Sadet Beach | Suratthani, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Beach Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #24 of 183 Specialty lodging in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mai Pen Rai Bungalows 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Mai Pen Rai Bungalows, one of the oldest resorts on Koh Phangan - the place of pleasure for nature lovers and Artists. For an experience of the old Koh Phangan, this is the place to come away and forget all the stresses of the outside world. Mai Pen Rai is situated in a paradise infringed with swaying palms, and green turquoise waters. Here at Than Sadet the bungalows are built in harmony with the nature around with prices to suit travellers and back packers. ... more   less 
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