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Taraporn Bungalows

25 Moo 3 Haad Saal Chao | West of Chalok Ban Kao, Ko Tao, Thailand
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Taraporn Bungalows
Ranked #47 of 68 Specialty lodging in Ko Tao
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Spent 3 nights here. Room very basic and not luxury, but you do have a fan AND a mosquito net! Nice staff, good restaurant and great basic huts. The best part of it is that you have your own beach just beneath the bungalow. It's so relaxing and chill. We liked it.

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Cincinnati, OH
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I hesitated to write this review. You get what you pay for and these bungalows were cheap. We didn't even mind the horrible bed (seriously terrible, sunk in the middle, you could feel every spring). We laughed it off. I could live with the mosquito net that had a fair amount of holes in it. The tiny bathroom, the manual... More

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Ko Samui, Thailand
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12 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Linked with the Alvaro Diving School in Chalok Ban Kao, 150 Baht per person Taxi ride from the pier. We found it by accident and they had a Bungalow available for 600Baht per night, more or less directly at the beach. Cold water and self-flush toilet. Tab Water not drinkable, it’s really bad quality- sorta yellowish colour, probably rust… did... More

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Imst, Austria
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32 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The bungalows are really basic but they have a moscito nets and a bathroom. you can sit on the porch or sit in the hammock. there is a little beach and a small bar, which is not too loud. it is a little bay so you feel really remote, even though you just have to walk 10 min to the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Too bad it seems nobody cares about this place, that once maybe was a gem on the most beautiful beach, so the bed, the mosquito net, doors, chairs, everything had holes or had a defect in some way. Bed linen were clean, unlike everything else. Restaurant was overpriced, didn't try. Service was nonexistent.

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Stayed for five nights in the room with hot water for 600/night. Basically, I didn't expect much. I just wanted a place to sleep at night away from mosquitoes and that was close to the beach. Two absolutes when I travel: if a place doesn't have bed bugs or cockroaches then I'm fine with staying there (have had bad experiences).... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I was really tentative to book Taraporn because of the reviews here, but it was great! It was so much better than expected. Let me just say that you're always going to find bugs and kind of awful bathrooms in Southeast Asia... If you are sticking at this price point, you're probably not going to get things like a hot... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Picture your ideal resort. Clean, relaxing, cozy? At the very least...comfortable? Whatever lovely thing you're picturing, throw out all the good stuff and add cockroaches; THAT's Taraporn Resort (as it is labelled on-site). The LOCATION: Chalok beach, at the south. Cab drivers will likely charge you 300 baht to get there (exorbitant), unless you can talk them down to 200... More

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Munich, Germany
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21 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

The bungalows are nicely located, 2 steps away from the private beach (small, but enough to take a sunbath or go for a swim/snorkeling). The bungalows are very, very basic. I was completely satiesfied with the bed, the moskito net and the fan. If you are on Koh Tao, you anyway spend as little time inside as possible. However, the... More

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

I was not only lucky, but very privileged to stumble across these bungalows in 2007, but I've also had the chance to stay here and even live here for a few months. The last time I visited was Feb 2012. The rooms are very reasonable compared to the Island prices. I must admit, if you are looking for luxury then... More

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Address: 25 Moo 3 Haad Saal Chao | West of Chalok Ban Kao, Ko Tao, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao

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