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Mali Resort Pattaya Beach Koh Lipe
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Ko Lipe
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cumbria ~the english lake district
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Overpriced and overated!!!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Whilst the locatotion of this "resort" is without doubt perfect, the overall experience is generally poor in relation to the cost.
our Balinese style bungalow from the outside looked fabulous,and are located around the edge of a large lawned area.
The "new" bungalow inside was large and well air conditioned with polished wood floors.
The bed was very comfortable.The room was furnished with flatpack poor quality furniture,the TV's in any room had no reception at all.The Safe was not fixed down,there was a fridge set on the floor.No kettle ect.
The bathroom located outside was very poor and well worn for a new property,and during our 4day stay was never cleaned.Towels were poor.
Housekeeping generally was minimal,and the pollen that drops from the ceiling and bugs that gatherer received no attention.
These villas offered no privacy at all,and located close to the next,with side windows looking directly into your neighbours,and meant that you needed to close the heavy curtains all round to avoid being on full view to all!
The "American Breakfast" was very poor and consisted of a single plate of eggs,toast,half a
tomato and a couple of bits of fruit.However the food served during the day (till 5pm) was good quality,fresh and very tasty.
Stray dogs are a big problem,not only do they leave thier mark on the large lawn(poorly lit at night)they are very noisy.
Overall we feel that this property could so easily be much better.

Room Tip: All new balinese same facilites
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MaliResort, Owner at Mali Resort Pattaya Beach Koh Lipe, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Trip note


Thank you for your trip advisor posting. We have housekeeping daily. We do clean the bathroom and replace the towels each day. All of our towels and linens were newly purchased before this high season. Leaves and pollin do sometimes fall down in the Bali style outdoor bathroom. Upon request we can have housekeeping clean the bathroom multiple times a day. However, from an overwhelming majority of our customers we have received positive feedback on our outdoor bathrooms. We are the only resort on the island offering spacious Bali styled garden bathrooms featuring dual wash basins, a beautiful traveller tree, and a rain shower.
Every bungalow has cable TV/ DVD. If you need assistance with the settings on the TV we would have gladly assisted you. Often is the case where it is set to DVD mode which shows a blank screen if you do not push play on the DVD player. Furthermore we keep a large box of DVD's at the bar for customer use. We recently added a kid selection of animated DVD's per a parents request.
We have attempted to landscaped nicely around the rooms with hanging orchids, birds of paradise, giant leafed elephant ears, and large foxtail palms. We are a new resort and probably do need one more rainy season until rooms have additional privacy. If you have serious privacy issues it's relatively easy to see on our website prior to booking, the lay out and style of our resort. There are photos on tripadvisor.com, Facebook, and Instagram, even videos on youtube that one can view.

We provide a well portioned complimentary American breakfast with good quality bread, butter and jam. Eggs cooked to your liking, and coffee that we think is fantastic. No Nescafe, we use milk, hence no coffee mate powder. Alternatively for vegetarians we have muesli with mixed fruit and yogurt as an option. If none of these are suitable one can order from the menu.
Lastly we have a beautiful old laborador on our resort named Mali. She is kind, good with kids and loves to play in the ocean. Most dogs we do discourage from our resort, our gardeners chase them off, but in the end we are animal lovers.
We put our guests first. We want our guests to enjoy their bungalow, our resort, and their holiday here on Lipe.

Thank you,

Owners Derrik and Sam
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

Mali resort is situated on a great part of the beach - relatively quiet but within easy waliking distance of most things in Koh Lipe. Our room was 2nd row from the beach and quite nice with decent air con and tv and a large bathroom and the view was fab. On a negative point there was no hanging area and the safe wasn't attached to anything!
Breakfast was OK and it was lovely eating outside overlooking the beach.
Just about enough beach chairs to go round and free snorkelling equipment good.
Not sure if it had been a long season but the staff weren't the friendliest I've known in Thailand - did nothing wrong exactly but didn't seem to recognise us even after 4 days! Owner was nice though.
Loved Koh Lipe and would return again to Mali resort though would rather not pay the high season (Chinese New Year) prices

Room Tip: Garden villa was nice enough - with unlimited funds would probably chose the new Balinese villas
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Spent 2 days at Mali resort the place is amazing great location on beach staff are wonderful the guys that own it are friendly and want there guest to enjoy there stay.
Jason made us feel very welcome and so did Derrick the owner, great place to chill, some great little bars on walking street and beach area.
Easy to change money there and nice food.
To sum it up we are staying in berjaya resort in langkawi it's lovely but hasn't got a patch on koh lipe or Mali resort.
Make sure you take a trip to serendipity great guy Carl and we hope to be back next year to see all the nice friendly people we have met. It made our honeymoon extra special.

Ally & Steve.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

We stayed at Mali Resort for 6 nights and it has been the most fantastic experience. The service was great, the food was exellent, location was the best (a quite place on the most popular beach) and the staff was just lovely. We will miss it. Frode and Kate =o)

  • Stayed February 2013
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Me and my girlfriend stayed in Mali Resort on October 2012. This was our second trip to Thailand, and Mali Resort was the best place we stayed in. We stayed in Balinese Bunglaow, it was very big, clean, you have everything that you need, and glass door give you best view on the beach. Staff is very friendly, food is very good, there isnt one thing i could complain about. We will come back for sure.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is my first time in Lipe Island. We stayed in Mali Resort for 5 days. It was a great time there. The beach is very beautiful. The water is clear and not to many longtail boats in front of the resort that makes it is so quiet. I like the big garden in the middle of the resort and a bar in front which is not so far from the beach. The room is so nice and comfortable. The staff is nice, friendly and they have a good service. Thank you Mali Resort. I will come back again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 21, 2013

My wife and i intend to stay in Mali resort for two weeks in january, but Koh Lipe and Mali Resort change our plans. We pinch five days from the end of our holiday(5weeks all together), that we could came back to Mali.
Lipe island is small, cosy and easygoing paradise. There are no noisy girl bars, tailors or traffic. Everything is in walking distance. The sea is crystal clear.
Mali Resort is in our eight years thailand experience, by far, the best place in Thailand! We had the ocean view bungalow (B2) and they are bran new, very big with wifi, tv and dvd. Open air bathrooms, and big, very comfortable beds.
The owners and the staff; Derek, Sam, Ruth, Jason, Aom, Sai and Mali they make this place really special. They are friendly, helpful and kind, truly a professionals. They give you great tips where to eat or what to do in Lipe.
Miss you guys, see you soon. Say hi to Carl!

Mali Resort felt good, felt like a holiday, felt like home.

Room Tip: This is not a room tip, but they might have some ciders left after me. Its the only place in Koh Lip...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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MaliResort, Owner at Mali Resort Pattaya Beach Koh Lipe, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Hey Hartzi,

Thank you for the kind words. Normally we don't respond to many good reviews. Better they speak for themselves. However we remembered that you always appreciate a mgt response. Looking forward to seeing you next year. Not far from April now, enjoy your 40th in New York with HamYai.

Cheers,

Derrik
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Property: Mali Resort Pattaya Beach Koh Lipe
Address: 306 Moo 7 | Pattaya beach, Ko Lipe 91000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Satun Province > Ko Lipe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Ko Lipe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mali Resort Pattaya Beach Koh Lipe 3.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mali Resort is comprised of two complimenting styles of villas. From traditional, architecture & popular modern designs to luxurious comforts and tropical charms Mali Resort brings a unique blend of style inspired by the enchanting culture, warm hospitality, and natural beauty of Thailand. ... more   less 
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