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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled halfway around the world to spend a few days here. Bottle beach has a total of around 150 bungalows among 5 guesthouses scattered along the beach, and it's an oasis of tranquility. No jet-skis, no night-clubs, no cars or scooters, no hawkers - and in fact no hassles at all. and most travellers arrive here by longtail boat from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bottle Beach is one of my favorite getaways... It's remote location and not so convenient accessibility make you feel like you found your (almost) personal, private paradise. Smile Bungalows fits in just perfect. Don't expect AC in your hut, clean towels every day or some other luxury services you'd probably get elsewhere. Everything at Smile is 'basic'. And that was... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We selected the place becouse of fantastic landscape. The sandy beach is surrounded by a rain forrest and hills. There are good paths from the forrest. The beach offers nice swimming and acceptable snorkelling. The place can be accessed by a boat or by an offroad car. Smile bungallows are nice and a bit basic in a forrest around the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

The location of these bungalows, on bottle beach, was incredible and our room had a beautiful view. The restaurant was also very nice and the staff really friendly. However the quality of the accommodation was very poor. I had expected a basic room but was disappointed even with these expectations. One night of our stay we woke up with a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

First of all, Bottle Beach is amazing. A stunning beach in a secluded part of Koh Phangan. Very nice place to come to relax and swim. You don't need more than 1 full day here - 2 at the very most. Despite the great location, the hotel has nothing great about it. The room is small, dirty, holes in the... More 

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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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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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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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Additional Information about Smile Bungalow

Address: Moo 9 74 7, Bottle Beach, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Phangan
Price Range: $10 - $18 (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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