We stayed here for 2 nights after fleeing Smile Bungalows. On this trip to Thailand we discovered that we were no longer happy with the cheapest rooms we could find, so after one night at Smile we went in search for something a little more homey (our bungalow at Smile cost 500 Baht, and let's just say you get what you pay for).
Our room at Bottle Beach 1 Resort was one of the Carrot Rooms in the garden. It was very big, as was the bathroom, which even had a jacuzzi in it! Bit odd, we thought, but there you go :) There were a few cracks in the paint, enough for a few geckos to find their way in, and you could see that it'd soon be time for a new coat of paint, so to speak, but it was in no way dirty. Everything worked just fine, and being at the end of the garden meant we were far enough away from things for the evenings and nights to be totally quiet. Our porch looked out over the garden, and we spent the evenings there with a cold beer and book before eating. It was lovely.
The staff were helpful and friendly, and the food good in the restaurant. There was a little shop for smaller things, and internet too (paid by the hour - rather dodgy but if it didn't work they gave us a new password with no questions asked).
We left after just two nights as the beach, though beautiful, was very quiet, and we wanted to feel a bit more local life. We got a taxi from the beach, organised by the staff, which was quite a ride over the 'roads' and worth it for the experience and views from the top of the hills.
We'd definitely recommend this for couples, friends and families.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Bottle Beach, the most beautiful beach on Koh Phangan. Catch a long tail boat round from Chaloklum and prepare to relax. Beach front huts with fan for 550 baht to deluxe air conditioned bungalows for 1,500 baht. Restaurant, massage spa, white sand and blue sea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bottle Beach 1 Hotel Koh Phangan