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Taraporn Bungalows

25 Moo 3 Haad Saal Chao | West of Chalok Ban Kao, Koh Tao, Thailand
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Book the room from 29th May to 2nd morning, but eventually checked out on the 30th night. 1. Room value : Normal fan room with cold shower is 600BHT and hot shower is 700 BHT. Room is small and cramp which barely only fit a double size bed. Room doesnt come with WIFI. Room reeks with crawlers such as small... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

So me and my girlfriend arrived on Koh Tao staying at Taraporn bungalows for five nights to do some scuba diving. When we arrived we got shown to our bungalow which was right on the beach, perfect location for us as you could hear the sea which was nice! However once we got settled in the actual bungalow was very... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Do you know the feeling of being in paradise? Forget it, it was the opposite! The room was very old, the bed... Forget it was full of bugs ( reason why I had to leave earlier), toilets look like jail. We asked to talk with the owners and the answer was " if you want you stay, if you not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Spent 3 nights here. Room very basic and not luxury, but you do have a fan AND a mosquito net! Nice staff, good restaurant and great basic huts. The best part of it is that you have your own beach just beneath the bungalow. It's so relaxing and chill. We liked it.

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Cincinnati, OH
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I hesitated to write this review. You get what you pay for and these bungalows were cheap. We didn't even mind the horrible bed (seriously terrible, sunk in the middle, you could feel every spring). We laughed it off. I could live with the mosquito net that had a fair amount of holes in it. The tiny bathroom, the manual... More 

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Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Linked with the Alvaro Diving School in Chalok Ban Kao, 150 Baht per person Taxi ride from the pier. We found it by accident and they had a Bungalow available for 600Baht per night, more or less directly at the beach. Cold water and self-flush toilet. Tab Water not drinkable, it’s really bad quality- sorta yellowish colour, probably rust… did... More 

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Imst, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The bungalows are really basic but they have a moscito nets and a bathroom. you can sit on the porch or sit in the hammock. there is a little beach and a small bar, which is not too loud. it is a little bay so you feel really remote, even though you just have to walk 10 min to the... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Too bad it seems nobody cares about this place, that once maybe was a gem on the most beautiful beach, so the bed, the mosquito net, doors, chairs, everything had holes or had a defect in some way. Bed linen were clean, unlike everything else. Restaurant was overpriced, didn't try. Service was nonexistent.

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Stayed for five nights in the room with hot water for 600/night. Basically, I didn't expect much. I just wanted a place to sleep at night away from mosquitoes and that was close to the beach. Two absolutes when I travel: if a place doesn't have bed bugs or cockroaches then I'm fine with staying there (have had bad experiences).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I was really tentative to book Taraporn because of the reviews here, but it was great! It was so much better than expected. Let me just say that you're always going to find bugs and kind of awful bathrooms in Southeast Asia... If you are sticking at this price point, you're probably not going to get things like a hot... More 

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