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Smile Bungalow

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Scheidegg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The beach is perfect and quiet! The stuff very friendly and helpful! Amazing place to relax! For sure we come back! There is no 7/11 or ATM. We came here with a boat, can not come with motorcycle, so that's whynot too many people around.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We came here on a day out that we organised ourselves after renting out the boat and services of 'Mr Dan' on Chaloklum Beach. And it made us regret where we were staying! Easily the prettiest beach we saw. Excellent for swimming, water calm, very relaxed and bearby most authentic thai restaurants we found during our stay. Looks VERY quiet... More 

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Great setting, but very very hard beds, which totally ruined my back during our stay. Also had what was essentially a ladder to access the bathroom on the lower floor, so perhaps check which room you're in if you have mobility issues. Cold shower is also not great if you haven't been sizzling on the beach all day, but it's... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

We've been there with my boyfriend a couple of time to relax. The bungalow are not luxurious this is simple, nice and quiet. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. This is the kind of place where your little problem seems to go away!!

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

I find it tricky to write accurate reviews about Thailand since the tourism and the needs that come with it are so diverse. I did find Paradise in Bottle Beach and in particular with Smile Bungalows. But Paradise imagined for me was a pretty little bungalow, with a comfy bed, a clean bathroom, a good mosquito net, a hammoc on... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

The bungalows drift up from the beach into the jungle. Bit of a trek up if you're at the back like we were but the beach is stunning. A perfect place to relax for a couple of nights (or more if you like the peach and quiet!) The staff were ok - not particularly friendly, but not rude. Beware though,... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

We booked a hostel on Ko Phangan without really doing any research since we left it to the last minute. But boy were we surprised. After a sketchy journey to the resort in the back of a pick up truck...literally on the outside, bouncing down country roads and jungle paths we arrived at this stunning location, totally secluded and just... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

It was our second stay with Smile Bungalows and probably the last, we loved the place but it went downhills, bungalows needs refurbishment and trash piles just left in the middle of resort obstracting nice views. Don't expect to be picked up on time when booking a driver with them, it's always more tha 1 hour late. We paid to... More 

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Heidelberg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

I DO love this place! We wanted to stay 4 nights and ended up staying more than a week. It is such a lovely, outstanding place. I felt like in paradise! The bungalows (I had the superior one) ate great. The beds are very comfortable and the view from the hammock on the porch to the beach was amazing. It... More 

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Taling Ngam, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

It is a bit hard to get there! I like move by my self so I ride a motorbike to bottle beach! (Don't if you don't have experience with motorbike! ;) really dirt road! Anyway when arrived at Bottle beach it's so nice, so quiet... The bungalow are very simple but alright. The food is ok. I recommend strongly the... More 

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Additional Information about Smile Bungalow

Address: 74 / 9 Moo 7, Bottle Beach, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Price Range: $10 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Smile Bungalow 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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