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Mai Pen Rai Bungalows

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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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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Despite some big changes on the island over the five years since my last visit, not much has changed at tranquil Mai Pen Rai. Staff members are still friendly and accommodating. The menu has changed somewhat, but the quality of the authentic Thai cuisine remains outstanding. We stayed in our usual Bungalow on the Rocks, this time on the South... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There are times you want to be on vacation and just relax but you don't want to be the anonymous tourist who's just here to spend a few days and pay. At Mai Pen Rai, the people are real, they are excited one day, tired the next, super helpful and very friendly. That's what I call genuine, at least on... More 

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Rome, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I've stayed in Mai Pen Rai for 3 nights in he middle of February. And my feelings about it are really confused. When I arrived after 12 h trip and after struggling with taxi drivers at the port who were refusing to take us there for a normal rate saying that it's too far, by reservation was missing. Apparently they... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Usually i don't like to write bad things about a place, but for this one I can't resist... Me and my friend are budget travelers and usally pay around 300 baht for a bungalow in Thailand (yes that is possible also on Koh Phangan !). When we arrived at Mae Pen Rai and were told the cheapest bungalow was 500... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Stayed here for 4x nights mid Feb in a wooden beach front bungalow. View from room was amazing but that is it. This could be a great little resort with some improvement. First - THE worst food we have ever had in SE Asia! My husband and I have travelled many times through out but this was the worst by... More 

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Chaweng, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is my fourth visit to the beach, and i still love it. The beach bungalows are lovely, and this is the first time that i have stayed on the front row. The sea in January can be rough at times, but if it is rough, i bathed in the waterfall, which i really loved. Mai Pen Rai seemed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

loved it, my girls had a wonderful time at this beach and their are two or three restaurants to chose from and you can just hangout. the bungalows are clean and natural with exciting views. A true taste of Thai island life.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We booked a 2-nights-stay cause this place was highly recommanded. We arrived at mai pen rai and received our bungalow. When enterring the room we were shocked: the room was extremelly smelly, the bathroom was not clean and when flushing the toilet the water cane out of the tube. When complaining the staff reacted very unfriendly didnt show any interest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited in a group of 3 - my boyfriend and myself and a friend. We booked a family bungalow on the rocks and walked along the beach and the rocks to get up to our bungalow which added a lot to the feel of the place. The room was done really well, neat and well looked after with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I will tell you that this is not for everyone. If you are looking for comfort, this aint the place. Mai Pen Rai is quite far from the main places of Ko Phangan, and the taxi is quite expensive too, so one advice is to rent a scooter (only 150 baht/day) if u r planing to go around. The place... More 

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