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Reviewed 7 January 2020

Great little hotel on the best stretch of beach in Koh Lipe. The rooms have a decent size, the bathrooms could use a bit of an upgrade, but overall this didn't bother us at all. The staff is really attentive and helpful, after the first day they moved us to the room by the beach, when they noticed we are with kids. The breakfast is quite good, we loved the fresh fruit and pancakes in the morning. The staff really makes a difference . We very much look forward to coming back soon.

Date of stay: December 2019
2  Thank Mary7733
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Reviewed 17 April 2019 via mobile

The beach is the most beautiful little cove on sunset beach. Its very quiet and peaceful.
Room itself very basic, but the matress was just so hard/so were the pillows. We could not sleep for 2 nights. View from balcony nice straight to see the ocean.
Omelette at breakfast was really good, but rest really basic and there isnt much there. Staff didnt really speak much English but the manager did, but when she was not there it was hard to communicate. They dont offer anything in the evening, so we went out into walk street. All in all ok, but because of the bed I would not return.
PS: read a review about there being an old grumpy German guy and yes, he works there.
In one of the responses to a review, the general manager commented that they only have Thai people working at the hotel and no European people which isnt quite true, the European guy who is there seems to help out (and is the GM’s other half) - I can see why people thought of him as grumpy, but because we spoke German to him he was quite nice.

Date of stay: April 2019
2  Thank ChiaraCL1982
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Reviewed 28 March 2019

We had a good time parked at Kathalee which is located at a cosy private corner of Sunrise Beach. There is fish around rock outcrops around the beach area so it's convenient for short snorkeling expeditions throughout the day. The resort has a decent breakfast buffet spread, free use of snorkeling gear and life vests, and free use of kayaks. There's also free pick up to and from the floating platform and also free shuttle to walking street. It's also only 10-15 minutes' walk to walking street. The rooms we stayed in were clean and spacious and provided amenities like air-con, coffee/tea/fridge, etc. It also has ready access to long tail boat taxis and massage services. Staff were also friendly and informative. Most convenient yet quiet location.

Room tip: Choose a sea front room with immediate and direct access to the beach if you don't wish to walk up to rooms on higher floors.
Date of stay: March 2019
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Waldbach
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

we stayed here for 6 nights and checked out today. we have a one year old and the staff all went out of their way to keep her entertained, nothing we asked was too much for the staff. we are in love with koh lipe and will definitely be back.

we were in room a8 and it is basic but perfect for a beach break with a baby we were constantly bringing back sand from the beach and the staff only too happy to clean every day.

breakfast is basic but enough to get you through to lunch.

the protector of the reef does a great job and long may he continue trying to prevent idiots walking on it!

if only getting on/off koh lipe was better organised would be perfect the ferry company don’t care about the passengers and cram in more and give no information and expect you to stand around for hours before boarding(not that this is in anyway connected to the hotel!!))

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank ExpatReviewer
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Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

I stayed at Kathalee 4 nights. On former visits I had been at the adjacent hotels .
i would say, except for the oversimplified breakfast it is an excellent three-star hotel at an absolute five star location.

Ocean view room was lovely, good design, really good view. Bathroom also good but slightly worn ( moving faucet, toilet seat) Price is ok, compared with the alternatives: Idyllic concept worth the considerably higher price, 10 moons maybe slightly overpriced but has a good restaurant, at Serependity I did not stay yet but dinner there was high-class.
The other hotels on sunrise beach are much less private.

Staff very friendly and excellent. I certainly would consider returning.

Suggestion: Patiently explain all new guests the (new) national park rules. Hand out a paper summarizing them.
Guests will be greatful.

Date of stay: December 2018
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank mimainn
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