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“This place is awesome”
Review of Gecko Bar Hill

Gecko Bar Hill
Ranked #177 of 444 Restaurants in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $8
Cuisines: Thai
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Chill out bar & restaurant
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“This place is awesome”
Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Came here whilst on honeymoon on the recommendation of the guys who own the hotel we were staying at.
It's awesome.
It's chilled.
It's got a view overlooking Koh Samui.
It has a pool.
The staff are super friendly.
It is dirt cheap to eat and drink there and everything is great.
We got there at about 1pm and were going to stay for a couple of drinks and ended up staying all day until early evening.
We had various snacks across the day and all were awesome. I recommend the chicken satay as the portions are huge and very tasty.
The cocktails are very 'tasty' (full of booze) and worth the money!

If you're going to get a cab from Fishermans Village don't be fooled into thinking its 400 baht. They will tell you it's up a mountain 'blah blah blah' but the cost is 300 baht max.

The only downside? Don't use the middle mens urinal... The pipe isn't attached and you come out looking a little damp around the ankles...

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful hidden bar - relax with stunning views, cocktails and dinner ”
Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Sigh... It's a hard life. Lie back as the cocktails arrive by the infinity pool with beautiful views. If you are after a chilled out bar away from it all this is it. Head up the hill (it's well signposted) and you can have this place almost to yourself during the day and then those in the know head up in he evening for sunset and more tunage :)

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Milano
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Stunning panoramic view in Samui”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

It's very nice bar and restaurant to chill out of the beach. It's located on the hill where you could see the stunning panoramic view of Samui Isl. We arrived here after lunch so we ordered banana shake for me and mango shake for my husband. It's really good both, not so sweet and you can feel the fresh fruit flavor. The atmosphere is very relax and cool. The staff were very nice and kind because they will not push you to drink or eat, they keep the private space for you and this made you feel very chill out here. I'll be back for sure.

  • Visited January 2014
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Canberra, Australia
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292 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Simply one of those 'perfect' bars”
Reviewed January 9, 2014

Fabulous view, friendly staff, great drinks and good food. comfortable and relaxed with perfect music to suit the setting (soft, slightly cheesy jazz) excellent company. This place is a real find and we've had it to ourselves each visit. Sure its not on a beach but the view makes up for it. I've got family coming over in a couple of days and this is the place that I'll be bringing them for sunset cocktails. I've emailed my staff to come out and do an OH&S assessment of this place so that I can work from here remotely on a permanent basis. Seriously I came up here with the iPad to do a couple of hours of work and I did not want to leave.

  • Visited January 2014
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Kyiv, Kyyivs'ka Oblast', Ukraine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good place for chilling”
Reviewed December 29, 2013

Pluses: 1. Nice music and view. 2. You could smoke good staff ;)
Minuses: 1. A bit far from the beach. 2. Prices a bit high.

  • Visited December 2013
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