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“View from beach is amazing”
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Bay View Resort
Ranked #13 of 38 Hotels in Ko Phi Phi Don
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“View from beach is amazing”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We arrived here and stayed here 3 nights while in Phi Phi Islands. We were quite impressed with the view from the beach. It was beautiful. The sand on the beach is nice but to go into the water is a bit rocky. The hotel had plenty of chairs, umbrellas and these pillow things to lay on at the beach. It is a bit of a walk to the bungalow but we are pretty young so not a huge problem. The bungalow itself was spacious. The bathroom seemed a bit dated but not a huge issue. The balcony overlooking the water was quite nice.

Breakfast selection was pretty good, had a lot of Thai food and Western breakfast selections to pick from. We ate lunch here twice while relaxing on the beach and the food was quite good but not super cheap. The salmon and mango appetizer is fantastic as well as their mango shakes (best we had in all of Thailand). The walk into town is a bit long but you can walk along the beach which is nice. The fire show was suprisingly really cool, a definite while you stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Just stayed at Bayview for a few days in a Deluxe Villa. Bungalows are very spacious, amazing view as well. Staff was okay, some at front desk were a bit snippy but overall I would recommend this hotel, especially if you want something more private and quiet but with easy access to everything.

Pros:
- private bungalow with amazing view
- located at the end of tonsai bay so not much pass-thru tourists so basically like a private beach!
- complimentary breakfast, was actually really good

Cons:
- can be a bit of a trek to bungalows...ask for one closer to the main lobby
- it's about a 10 minute walk to the central town area

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- ask for bungalow closer to main lobby
- watch the fireshow that happens at the beachfront twice a week
- use the longtail boat service right next to hotel...make sure you negotiate...we paid about 1500 baht for a private longtail boat for 2 people...3 hours to monkey beach and bamboo island. This seemed the lowest that any longtail boat would go but maybe bc it's peak tourist season.

Room Tip: ask for a bungalow closer to the main lobby...also specify if you don't want to walk up too much...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed in room B318, it had an incredible view of tonsai bay and our room was the cheapest one of the hotel (that isnt cheap at all if you compare with other places in Thailand). Besides that I think not all the room have our view.
The room was ok, nice bed, bad pillows. Even we re a young couple the climb to the room was tiring.
The breakfast was very good on the restaurant, you can sit on the beach, that was the best part.
The beach (last part of Tonsai), isnt the best, but we walk to Longbeach every day, it's about 5-10 min. Walking to downtown is about 15min.

Room Tip: B318, breathtaking view.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Be ready to walk up and down a hill a lot, as that's where the rooms are. Rooms are actually more like cottages. Comfy enough inside, though a fair number of bugs inside too, though mostly in bathroom, not in bedroom. Did see a small lizard in the room, I think. Shower lacked pressure. Nice views outside the room from our balcony. Breakfast and dinner here were good. At bottom of hotel, where entrance is, you can get laundry done cheaply. Little bit of walk to where interesting places nearby are. Staff not the friendliest, I found that a bit annoying. Also despite there being two of us in room, we were only given one key, which seemed pretty ridiculous and caused more burden than necessary.

I did like the pool. It was nice to eat lunch sitting at the pool bar.

Room Tip: Towards the bottom of the hill.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

I loved the seclusion of this hotel, having your own bungalow was really cool even though they were quite old and pretty average. At least they were clean and had a lot of complimentary water! This would be great for people who were not keen on going into town all the time because it is a very long walk and you do have to walk on the beach. However the good thing is that the beach is right in front of reception and the views are absolutely amazing! You also get a free workout walking up the steep hill to your cabins, and also to the pool which is down the other end!
The service was pretty average but not too bad, and breakfast was pretty good (I love the egg man) cocktails were pretty expensive and didn't taste that good, but I found buying a few drinks from the seven 11 and sitting on their beach chairs at sunset was awesome! Would recommend this hotel to anyone

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the resort for a few nights in February and we wish we would have stayed longer! Fantastic views, clean quite beach, great food and a nice, clean room. Breakfast had a good selection. Yes there are stairs, but a little exercise doesn't hurt! Service was slightly slow our last night at dinner, but the server was apologetic, and we had no where else to be. The town was a short walk away, which made our stay peaceful, yet you could easily go to any of the restaurants in town for lunch or dinner. The hotel offered a couple different tours, we opted for a half day snorkelling trip. it was great, for 40 CAN, we had a speed boat with one other couple for 5 hrs and went snorkelling in 3 different locations and toured various other tourist attractions. Overall a very relaxing time and we'd love to come back!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

We only stayed here for 1 night. We got a free boat taxi from the main pier. The hotel is right on the beach and looks amazing.
The walk to the hotel was a hike, but we are quite fit and only had an overnight back, so it wasn't too bad for us.
As part of the service they do carry your luggage to your room.

The rooms were very clean and had a beautiful view. I did think it was overpriced, but after reading a lot of reviews on Trip Adviser about cheaper hotels and bed bugs we thought it was worth it.

The location is great if you want to be away from all of the noise and all night beach parties. The walk to the town takes about 10 -15 minutes

We loved this place and loved being on the beach after our previous hotel in Phuket was so far from the beach. We did try to book in for a second night, but they were fully booked.

Would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed February 2013
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Property: Bay View Resort
Address: 69 Moo 7, Laem Hin Beach, Ko Phi Phi Don 81000, Thailand (Formerly Phi Phi Bayview Resort)
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Phi Phi Don
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Ko Phi Phi Don
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Phi Phi Don
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Hotel Class:3 star — Bay View Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 71
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