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“A beautiful and quiet place away from everything.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Pine Bungalow
Ranked #27 of 106 Hotels in Ao Nang
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“A beautiful and quiet place away from everything.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

I spent 3 days in this place because of the price and the review in Tripadvisor but still not so sure until we arrive. We were quite surprise when we arrived and saw the pickup van and the time travelled from airport to the Bunglow (approx 45 min).
When we arrived, the driver brought us straight to our bunglow without any registration, they handed over the key to us and the room is lock by a padlock, Once they handed over the key to us, they will just leave you alone until you check out.
I have booked a bunglow with aircon and near the beach, it is very near the beach (3 meter away)The room is very basic, double bed, a low pressure shower, a pill. No TV, no wi-fi. but that didn't bother us, the place is quiet, hammocks are all over the place, and we enjoy our stay there vey much, just lying under the sun, on the beach whole day, reading books, doing nothing for 2 full days.
This beach is beautiful but with a lot of rocks, the only time one can swing in the sea is in the morning till noon, when the tide is high,which is about 4-5 meter from my door step.
SHould have stay a bit longer if not because we are going to Bangkok after this.
The food in the restaurent is fantastic, and this is the only place with wi-fi and the signal is very good.
The staff are friendly, very helpful, and speak good English. They can help you to arrange tour and anything. though during my stay I did not get out of this place at all.
A truely nice place, if you do not mind the above and hang around to enjoy the surrounding. definitely will be back again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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10 Thank ongtyj
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

This place was great. It's on an uncrowded part of Ao Nang, has a really nice, relaxed staff, is inexpensive relative to the quality of the experience, and has really delicious food. I would love to go back and stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

We came here for 3 nights based on the good reviews and it didn't disappoint. It's literally on the beach and the food is amazing! Best food we have had in Thailand yet. The only disappointing factor was the bed, I have never experienced such a horrible bed, could pretty much feel the springs. If the bed was better we prob would have stayed longer. But over all a pleasant experience. The staff were lovely and helpful too!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Chloe B
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Luckily stayed at this place in December of 2012. Initially we booked for two nights, but decided to stay for another two based off of how great everything was. The restaurant and beach area are both amazing. Uncrowded beach with hammocks, great swimming and scenery. The food at the restaurant is some of the best we had in Thailand. Rooms are relatively cheap and and are clean. Went on one of the snorkeling expeditions ran by Pine Bungalow to Kho Hong and a few other islands. The snorkeling and scenery were both great. Would recommend this place to anybody, and we definitely hope to go again.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Chip M
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012

We decided to stay in Ao Nang on our way to Koh Lanta and stayed here based on its rating here. We're so glad we did! We had no idea how to get there so we phoned the resort from a store on the main strip and someone came to pick us up. On the ride there we realized we were pretty far from the action and got a little nervous. Upon arrival though, all our doubts were set aside. My first thought was "We found paradise."

There weren't very many people there and it felt like we had the place to ourselves. The rooms were basic with a bedroom and separate bathroom. It was clean and outside each place is a hammock. Our bungalow was also just steps from the beach, a beach all to ourselves! No one else was swimming in it because we were so far away from the main strip. It was amazing!

The staff were also extremely friendly and we really enjoyed the food. It felt like it was made from love. Definitely try out their soups! There are also a few dogs and cats roaming around that are super friendly and fun. There was a golden retriever puppy there but he was shy. Oh and there was free wi-fi in the restaurant! We learned later on in our trips to different islands in Thailand that this was a luxury.

The only problem with this place is how far it is from the main town. A staff member dropped us off into town one night and left us with a map to give a tuk tuk driver to get us back. This proved to be a lot more difficult. We got lost for about a half an hour in complete darkness in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully after a lot of searching our tuk tuk driver found the place! To be honest, there's not much happening in the main town so if you're just looking for a place to relax, this is perfect.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Jenn P
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2012

I am amazed that there are so few reviews of this place! I have only good things to say about Pine Bungalow. It's off the beaten track, right on a beautiful beach with great views!
You couldn't wish for nicer staff! They are so friendly and accommodating!
I the rooms are just lovely and clean and they have options to suit everyone.
The restaurant is great, very reasonable and good food. They also have free wifi in the restaurant which is really good - best connection I have had in Thailand so far!
It's not a party destination as there is not much nearby. It's a great spot for a group, a family or a couple. I was solo and it was so nice to have a break from the party spots!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Danielle W
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Lille, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

We are a family of 4 and we stayed in Pine Bungalow during 7 days in July 2012.
We had our own car and this detail is important, as Pine Bungalow is 15 minutes away from Nopparathara Beach & Ao Nang Beach. Around Pine Bungalow, there is.... nothing.
For some, it might be a problem, but for us, it was just perfect :-).
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- Very friendly staff. Always available to help us organize our visits.
- Excellent food. We asked for things that were not on the menu, and they made them for us.
- Nice beach and beautiful view on the sea
- hammocks everywhere on the beach
- Silence at night. Very important for us...
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- please... change the mattresses....

I saw a similar comment concerning mattresses so I think it may concern all rooms.
Except this, I definitely recommend Pine bungalow : stressless, quiet, nice nice nice staff, very good thai food.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Agrippine5
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Property: Pine Bungalow
Address: 99 Moo 2, Nongtalay | Muang, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000 , Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Amenities:
Beach Restaurant
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Ao Nang
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Pine Bungalow 2*
Number of rooms: 32
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