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Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

If you seek some quite time to relax in a genuine Thai environment, then Ko Yao Yai is your island. Not much tourists stay on this island and that's what's making it a truly great place.
When it comes up to picking a hotel, Betterview Bed & Breakfast makes your dreams come true. Friendly staff, amazing bungalows (including jacuzzi and private terrace), clean pool, good food. If you want to explore the island, hire a bike or scooter. The staff is always happy to help you in pointing out the nice places.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

We loved our 4 night stay at Betterview. The bungalows are spacious, clean and beautifully designed (we stayed in the seafront facing ones). The bathroom facilities are first class and the wifi is super fast. We also found the owner to be friendly, relaxed and helpful.
The pool is spotlessly clean and there is a jacuzzi.
Koh yao Yai is a beautiful and remote island, so there is not much to do, apart from relax, which was fine with us.

The only downside we found is that the beach is really not very nice. The water is muddy and not pleasant to swim in. The beaches on the other side of the island are better, although they still don't compare to Phi Phi or even Phuket.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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3  Thank Savi6000
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

We were here for 3 nights. At that moment there were some serious construction activities. Originally there were 5 bungalows, now they were consctructing some new ones (almost finished).This are of course not the best conditions to relax, but as we were most of the time on tour with our motorcycle it didn't bother us that much.
The setting is nice with lovely views over the bay. Beautiful bungalows with all the comfort , even more, then you need and a few choices for breakfast.
What does a person needs more ?

Room Tip: Don't worry if you don't have a jacuzzi in your room. The pool has 2.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Evelyne M
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed at Betterview for 4 nights during a trip to Thailand and would highly recommend it. Our bungalow was lovely, great bathroom with large jacuzzi bath and plenty of space. We had a fantastic view of the pool and the sea. Koh Yao Yai is a very quiet island and some people were hiring mopeds to go exploring but we decided to just relax and spent our days by the pool and in the restaurant/bar. Food was excellent and very good value. The restaurant only accepts food orders until 8pm and drinks orders until 9pm, we didn’t find this to be a problem though – if we wanted any extra drinks after the bar closed we just bought a couple before 9pm that we could drink afterwards. Breakfast was included with the room and was very good – plenty of choice. We were very lucky with the weather when we were there as we only had a small amount of rain – however when it does rain it is nice to sit on the covered veranda outside the bungalow or in the restaurant.

The staff were all lovely and everywhere was kept very clean and tidy. Betterview is very easy to get to – from Phuket airport it is approximately 30 minutes in a taxi to Bang Rong Pier and then a 30 minute boat ride (if you get the speedboat – at some times of day it is a slower boat which takes an hour). It is then only 10 minutes in a taxi to Betterview from the pier on Koh Yao Yai. I personally would not go for longer than we did as it was such a quiet island so at the end of the stay we were looking forward to a bit of variety but for a few days it was a welcome contrast to some of the more busy places. If you are looking for somewhere to completely relax and enjoy great Thai food then this is the perfect place.

Room Tip: We went for a sea view room which had a fantastic view, however the ones without a sea view were onl...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

The location is great with a view of the ocean from the window and the bungalow itself was very comfortable. The restaurant also has great views and nice food. It was almost perfect except for the construction noise which meant it was difficult to relax there during the daytime.

Definitely recommend hiring a scooter to explore the island, there are not many other visitors around so you almost have the roads to yourself!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

This review is about the food as did not stay here.

The chicken wantons were especially good, light and tasty.

The food, drinks where all good at a good price.

Service was speedy and prompt. There is not a lot to do or places to visit so finding anywhere is good.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Location:
Approximately 1.5 hours from Phuket Airport depending on whether you can catch the ferry in time
(Phuket Airport to Bang Rong Pier = 30 minutes; Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Yai (Klong Hiere pier) = 30 minutes; local taxi then takes you straight to the hotel = 20 minutes tops).
The bungalows are practically situated on the beach.
The island is very peaceful and has not been overdeveloped for tourists, so perfect for those looking to get away from it all.


Room:
Beautiful bungalows with everything you could need including jacuzzi bath, king size bed, fridge, big plasma TV, separate shower, 4 different types of towels (including pool towels), veranda which overlooks the pool and sea.

Facilities:
Beautifully sculpted infinity pool overlooking the sea with a whirlpool.
Meals were hosted in a wooden gazebo overlooking the sea and offered the best Thai food we've had (having been to Thailand several times before).
There are also tennis courts at the top of the road (if you're up to it in the heat).

A small shop operates within a 15 minute walk from the hotel offering a limited selection of drinks, dry food and sanitary products.

Other:
The service was spectacularly attentive - they even sharpened the room pencil when it became blunt (without even being asked)!
From the cleaners, to the waiters, to the gardeners (who came to clean our beach chairs and saved us from a flying bug) to the manager were all thoroughly professional and very friendly.

Unfortunately whilst we were there, the hotel was undergoing some very heavy construction but the experience was still worth the price. We would definitely go back and pay more once the new bungalows are built if we are ever in KYY again.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 58/10, Moo 4, Ko Yao Yai 82160, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Phang Nga Province > Ko Yao Yai
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Ko Yao Yai
Price Range: $48 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Better view Bed Breakfast & Bungalow is located at Koh yao yai, Phang nga province, Thailand . Hotel is operated by local people. This resort have 5 bungalows 2 room types with private jacuzzi and infinity swimming pool by the sea connected to the sea. We are allow all of beach actives such as BBQ cooking by the sea, Beach party, and etc. ... more   less 
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