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Leela Beach Bungalows
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Ko Phangan T375094, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #78 of 92 Hotels in Ko Phangan
Harderwijk
1 review
“Beste place ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2010

Had a great time at Leela Beach Bungalows, my second home!
The staff was really nice, great location on the beach near to the party!
Deffeniatly going back there!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled solo
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2010

We stayed here for 2 nights for the full moon party. The first night was fine, rooms were pretty rubbish but only 400 baht. The second night we went to the full moon party, came back to our room and 4 bungalows had been broken into. One bag had been slashed, the other taken, laptop, camera, ipods, phone, passport and loads of other stuff all stolen. When we reported it to the staff they were extremely unhelpful and rude, swearing at all of us. I hope no-one else has to go through what we went through.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2009

Walls are plastic and the workers basically just have to peel them back off the wooden frame and they are into your room.
Room had no lights.
We stayed in a room that had been stolen from the night previous. The robbers had been very careful with what they had taken only taking Thai and US Dollars from the girls, leaving memory cards and British pounds.
Unfortunately we had no choice as foolishly left it to the last night to book accommodation before the Full Moon Party.

Also left a pair of boardies in the room. Went back to collect them to find a member of the staff wearing them!

Only way to describe is a shack.
Moved to CoCo Beach the day after full moon - was perfect :)

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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aberdeenoxford
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2009

very basic but in a pretty good location on the beach. did have quite a big problem though when we went out for the night, locking our backpacks up with padlocks and leaving our ipods and cameras in there. we came back later that evening to find the door was still locked, but when looking for our stuff we found that somebody had used a spare key to get into the room, used a knife to rip open our bags, and taken our ipods, cameras, clothes and quite a lot of other stuff. went to speak to the reception staff the next morning and they were very rude to us, accused of us lieing, and then tried to charge us an extra day for not checking out before 9 am! was a shame as we liked the place and would have recommended it were it not for the staff robbing us! you can get nicer, safer accomodation haad rin for quite a bit cheaper!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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istanbul
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2009

l stayed at the leela beach because of my friend recomend me to stay.im happy i stayed there because it is the best beach in koh phangen everybody comes and sit on at the beach and watch the sunset warm friendly atmphosfere and it is close to center of haad rin you can reach what you need.i definetly recomend to everyone to stay at leela beach bungalows!!

  • Liked — the view
  • Stayed January 2009
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2009

Myself and my boyfriend stayed here for three nights the weekend of the full moon party. We are backpacking for a year so are on a tight budget and this was our reason for staying here. We had rang ahead to see if anything was free and were told they had a bungalow for 300 Baht per night. When we arrived my boyfriend went to check out the room while I waited with our bags. He came back saying it was very basic but fine. When we said we'd take it the woman at the desk told us a beach room had just become available if we'd like to see it but it was 600 per night. Again my boyfriend went to check it out. He came back to say it wasn't much of a difference but slightly bigger and of course on the beach. I myself then went to see the first one in the forest. It was awful. You had to walk through some trees up a slight slope to get to it. It was bright when I did this but noticed there were no outdoor lights anywhere. The steps up to the bungalow were rotting, the bed looked ok at a glance and there was a mosquito net but the "bathroom" was another story. It was the same basic bathroom you get in budget accommodation. No sink or mirror, a bucket flush style toilet and a crappy shower hose. There was also a giant hole in the wall of the toilet. I said there was no way I was staying there so we opted for the more expensive room. We stayed in a building with three rooms upstairs and three rooms downstairs. The bathrooms were the exact same as the forest bungalow but had an opening between the head height wall and the slanted roof so you could look into your neighbors bathroom or worse hear them using the facilities. The wall was paper thin and there were holes in it which were patched up with masking tape. The stairs up and the walkway outside the rooms were made out of rotting wood and we later spoke to other people who moved from our room because one of them slipped through the floor due to a broken plank of wood. As it was full moon and we were on a budget we had no choice but to stay.

On the plus side the communal area is great for meeting other travelers and the fact that we were united in thinking the place was a dump brought us closer together. They serve food too. Stay away from anything western but the Thai dishes were ok and cheap. They forgot about my order twice though as the kitchen staff just stand around chatting most of the time. Many of the staff seem to lack intelligence and the understandably stressed out manageress is very rude and unhelpful. Also the reception area closes at 10pm so if you're going out late don't leave your key with them as you will not be able to get it back until the next morning. It is only a few minutes walk from sunrise beach so for full moon time its good but its also away from the party so that you can sleep, although cocohut close by play loud music all day long and into the night too so you might still want to bring ear plugs.

If you are on a budget and really not fussy about insects, cleanliness, personal safety and you also have a torch then I recommend it especially for full moon. The beach front bungalows seemed to get the least complaints from our fellow travelers but they are also the most expensive. To sum up if you are not used to slumming it now and again I definitely recommend staying elsewhere.

  • Stayed January 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2007

We booked in advance and i feel we paid over the odds for what we recieved, which was very grumpy staff and an average room. my main problem were the bathrooms so if your looking for a clean place, its a no go. On the plus side; it had a private beach and was not noisy but also a 5 minute walk to the main party beach.

  • Stayed August 2007
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Ko Phangan T375094, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
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Ranked #78 of 92 Hotels in Ko Phangan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Leela Beach Bungalows 2.5*
Number of rooms: 149
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