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Mai Pen Rai Bungalows

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is one of my favourite places on earth, far from the madding crowd. One comes here to 'get away from it all'. For total tranquility, choose a bungalow on the rocks, or on the beach if you want to be close to the restaurant. Best Thai food I've ever had. Sweet staff and delightful owners. Such a peaceful atmosphere.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We planned to spend 10 days on this beautiful beach with our family, but unfortunately we didn't enjoy our stay as we hoped. The place describes itself as a family friendly stay, but by far it's not equipped for young children. The play area on the pictures is not functioning due to a fairly recent landslide and safety is not...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 3 amazing nights in one of the beach front bungalows last month (April 2017). My stay here was relaxed and quite, with few people using the beach during the day time it really felt like my own private little island! With a lovely restaurant within 500meters from the bungalow serving both western and (delicious) local thai food I...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

My favorite on the island ! Romantic magic place ! Family business, bungalows on the beach. You sleep with the sound of waves crashing on the beach and tropical wildlife, you have a candle dinner bare feet in the sand. Make sure you try the Lemongrass grilled fish ! You wish you could stay more and are even tempted not...

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Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We stayed there for 11 days. It was very quiet and cozy (we came after full moon and Mai Pen Rai is located on the more quiet Eastern side of the island anyway), just perfect for our family stay. Food is great, beach is fantastic (though a bit pebble-ish) and an amazingly relaxed over-all atmosphere. The location is a bit...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

The not-so-good: One staff member was really unfriendly. When she checked us in there was no greeting or smile. She was rude. When I asked about the wifi (which they advertise having) she scoffed at me and simply said "no wifi" while picking her nose and staring into the distance. The good: We had a bungalow on the rocks which...

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1Thank SophGregBennie
Wallingford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stayed in Than Sadet for 8 nights and found the area very peaceful and an ideal place for an enthusiastic amateur photographer like myself , Restaurant is nice and the service is like the atmosphere this beach has , laid back ! Bungalows on the rocks are a must for watching the sometimes moody ocean and frequent thunder and lightning...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

When we originally planned our trip in April 2016, we read the reviews on this place and thought it sounded perfect for the price of 6 people for 3 nights. Don't get me wrong, the views are amazing! However climbing over and under slippery rocks (see the pictures) near the sea was far from ideal especially with large back packs....

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Switzerland
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I stayed for a month - best place to be in Thailand : Beautiful and cozy bungalows, excellent food, quiet and remote beach, supernice and helpfull staff (thank you Bha and Fiona!), all you need to relax and be happy :-).

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

We visited the place during rain season, but were quite "unlucky" regarding the rain. But we felt as if we were the only people in the bay. Once in a while a visiting boat, but that was it. Our house was opposite of the restaurant (at that time the only open place) and we had a very quiet and pleasant...

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Welcome to Mai Pen Rai Bungalows, one of the oldest resorts on Koh Phangan - the place of pleasure for nature lovers and Artists. For an experience of the old Koh Phangan, this is the place to come away and forget all the stresses of the outside world. Mai Pen Rai is situated in a paradise infringed with swaying palms, and green turquoise waters. Here at Than Sadet the bungalows are built in harmony with the nature around with prices to suit travellers and back packers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mai Pen Rai Bungalows

Address: Than Sadet Beach, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: RM52 - RM107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Mai Pen Rai Bungalows 2*
Number of rooms: 50
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“the beach front bungalows are the best”
91freddief, 11 May 2017 | Read review
“On The Rocks !”
darwill554, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Bungalows on the rocks are amazing”
Thaitonic, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the house on top of the 'tunnel'”
BrucklynBoy, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I recommend the bungalows on the rocks for the true Mai Pen Rai experience, but those on the beach are decked out with AC and wifi”
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