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Hakuna Matata Hotel

119/22 Chaweng Beach Rd., Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
Hakuna Matata Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We only stayed at Hakuna Matata for one night as a stop over before going the Koh Panghan for the full moon party. The pictures on the website looked good and the room was cheap, so we thought we were getting a good deal. Our experience in more detail: Positives: - Cheap room - Really helpful at arranging airport pickup... More 

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Surrey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

Recently on my travellers across Thailand I stayed here and was here for 3 nights. Location - not a bad location, definitely far enough away from Chaweng night life for a peaceful nights sleep, but only a 15 minute walk from the main bars and restaurants. Or 100Baht on a tuk-tuk for 2 people. The beach was across the road... More 

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cricetus, Owner at Hakuna Matata Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Sean, Thank you for staying with us! But I think you've made a small mistake. You've stayed in our second hotel Oasis Hakuna Matata which has the pool and not in Hakuna Matata ) More 

York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Big spacious room with a HUGE BALCONY (no sea view unfortunately). spotless rooms and beds. good tv with decent channels. Aircon o.k but dripped quite a lot. Shower was reasonably powerful. the overall feel of the place was quirky and i loved it. The bar/pub downstairs was shut more than it was open which i didnt really understand and was... More 

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cricetus, Owner at Hakuna Matata Hotel, responded to this review

Dear eden r, thank you for staying with us and for your kind review! The bar works from 14:00 till 22:00 so all of our guests can have a good sleep without a bar noise :) You were staying during one of the Peak times in August and for that reason the price was higher than usual. Sincerely yours, Elena More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I stayed 5 nights at Hakuna Matata and it was fine. It's located at the north end of Chaweng Beach, which whilst you are a 15 minute walk from the nightlife, you are based at the better end of the beach in terms of sunbathing and sand etc. I had a fan room which came with mosquito net. I had... More 

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cricetus, Owner at Hakuna Matata Hotel, responded to this review

Dear James F, thank you for staying with us and for your review! There is nothing to add ) More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Not qute as advertised..: Not on the beach No aircon in room No wifi in room Door to room a glass slidy one that doesn't close, let alone lock properly. However the staff were helpful (booking taxis etc), nice to have a fridge, TV and kettle and its a fairly nice place.

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cricetus, Owner at Hakuna Matata Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Plsypy, thank you for staying with us! We've never advertised that our hotel is on the beach. There're cheaper rooms Fan only and pricier A/C room. While booking through booking systems you can choose which one do you prefer. If you book the cheaper Fan room you're getting Fan room. There is Wi-Fi in the room. The slide doors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We stayed here for three nights. The price for our room was just below 600 baht per night. The very spacious room came with a comfortable large bed with mosquito cover, a desk with fridge and tv, a big well laid out bathroom with a hot shower. Good location not too far to walk to the beach or main area.... More 

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cricetus, Owner at Hakuna Matata Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Johndoherty111, thank you for your kind words! Sincerely yours, Elena More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Staff was helpful. Room was clean. Nothing fancy but you're not paying for anything fancy. They suggested renting a scooter from the place across the street and everything went fine! They also helped get a taxi when we were running late to the ferry. Thanks for everything!

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cricetus, Owner at Hakuna Matata Hotel, responded to this review

Hi GBAM, thank you! Hope to see you in the future! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

My boyfriend and I loved our stay at Hakuna Matata. Not only was the check in quick and easy but the staff were incredibly friendly and approachable. We booked a private air conditioned room and although simple it covered all our travel needs. With a great King sized bed, air con, fridge, fan, balcony and WiFi we had everything we... More 

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cricetus, Owner at Hakuna Matata Hotel, responded to this review

Hi jetsetter-bec, Thank you for a great review in which you had mentioned all the amenities our guests can enjoy in our hotel! Hope one day your boyfriend and you will stay with us again! More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

very dirty, ugly, dirty staff, not worth this money (there are better ones for the same price) . Rooms smell bad like they were flooded or something doors hard to lock all the animals walked in and out : like giant centipedes even the staff is dirty and lazy hated it

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cricetus, Owner at Hakuna Matata Hotel, responded to this review

Dear LidiaDee, I’m sorry you had been in such a bad mood while staying in our hotel! And let me to answer you not like the hotel owner but like the person living in this beautiful country for around 3 years. As I can see you also have chosen Thailand for living. So I do not understand how you can... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

We stay there only for 1 day, and it was good day! Very pleasant stuff, great room (for 20$). It's clean, safe and all inside in working order. I will add photo later when visit bar at 1st floor. Only one minus - noise form road, but remember it's 20$ on Chaweng!

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cricetus, Owner at Hakuna Matata Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gogygo, Thanks a lot for staying with us and for your kindly review! We really appreciate that you mentioned that everything is in working order. Hope to see you in the future in our hotels! More 

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