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“Great view, service and food not the best” 3 of 5 stars
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Bottle Beach 1 Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Ko Phangan, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #46 of 91 hotels in Ko Phangan
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“Great view, service and food not the best”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

This beach is beautiful and relaxing. Paradise views. The food here was pretty mediocre. The service was poor apart from the maitre di called chicken who was an absolute gem of a guy.
This resort is over priced as you have no where to go really.
It's nice don't get me wrong but could be much better for the prices they charge.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

The most unpleasant experience ever. If you can avoid this place do it at all costs. Looks inviting from the beach, but AVOID! The beach is lovely though and the trip there with a taxi boat magical. The guy is a rather pudgy fellow with a hat. Very caniving :-(

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

I wrote a review about my stay last April when I stayed in Bottle Beach 1. Last year I was charged THB 600 per night which is about the maximum it is worth.

I inquired about going back this year and the current rate is THB 1,200 per night. Although Bottle Beach is a very nice place the accommodation is certainly not worth THB 1,200 per night for a very basic wooden hut with only a fan and cold water! I believe that Bottle Beach 3 which is not in as good a position on the beach is still only charging THB 450 per night!

So in summary I would like to alter my previous comment to "Bottle Beach is one of my favourite places but not at today's prices!"

Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We stayed in the hotel and not the bungalows, if you want a chilled out stay on a beautiful beach then here is the place!! The rooms are large and very clean with a huge balcony or patio looking onto the beach. The restaurant has great food, and the staff really make it a great place! This place is away from all the madness of the north, I have never been anywhere else in Thailand that's so chilled!! If you don't like bumpy roads this may to be the place to stay but once you get there it's perfect!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We had a fantastic welcome here and the staff were always friendly and fun, making it a really great experience. The food was fantastic and very reasonably priced so we chose to eat here most of the time at the beachfront restaurant. Would absolutely recommend this place.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

A superbly run and managed low key beach paradise... get away from the madness of the north and head to this chilled, cut-off beach with excellent food and swimming. Definitely worth a trip but not a huge amount to do apart from swim, chill, eat and drink... perfect!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights after fleeing Smile Bungalows. On this trip to Thailand we discovered that we were no longer happy with the cheapest rooms we could find, so after one night at Smile we went in search for something a little more homey (our bungalow at Smile cost 500 Baht, and let's just say you get what you pay for).

Our room at Bottle Beach 1 Resort was one of the Carrot Rooms in the garden. It was very big, as was the bathroom, which even had a jacuzzi in it! Bit odd, we thought, but there you go :) There were a few cracks in the paint, enough for a few geckos to find their way in, and you could see that it'd soon be time for a new coat of paint, so to speak, but it was in no way dirty. Everything worked just fine, and being at the end of the garden meant we were far enough away from things for the evenings and nights to be totally quiet. Our porch looked out over the garden, and we spent the evenings there with a cold beer and book before eating. It was lovely.

The staff were helpful and friendly, and the food good in the restaurant. There was a little shop for smaller things, and internet too (paid by the hour - rather dodgy but if it didn't work they gave us a new password with no questions asked).

We left after just two nights as the beach, though beautiful, was very quiet, and we wanted to feel a bit more local life. We got a taxi from the beach, organised by the staff, which was quite a ride over the 'roads' and worth it for the experience and views from the top of the hills.

We'd definitely recommend this for couples, friends and families.

Room Tip: For peace and quiet, ask for a room at the end of the garden.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bottle Beach 1 Resort

Address: Ko Phangan, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Amenities:
Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#27 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bottle Beach 1 Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Bottle Beach, the most beautiful beach on Koh Phangan. Catch a long tail boat round from Chaloklum and prepare to relax. Beach front huts with fan for 550 baht to deluxe air conditioned bungalows for 1,500 baht. Restaurant, massage spa, white sand and blue sea. ... more   less 
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