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The Reef Hotel
Ranked #3 of 33 Ko Lipe B&B and Inns
Reviewed 29 March 2014 via mobile

Nice little stay staff very polite ready to help rooms very clean and nice and the best is the price ;) 6 night £200 very pleased.In the middle of the island 3 min to walking street(main and only street)and 6-8 min to the most beautiful beach in the island - sunrise beach.Defo will recommend and stay again if around!!!

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Solo555
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

The room is very clean and comfortable with DVD player, TV ,Refrigerator etc.
The owner is very nice.
The hotel not far from the walking street and the beach.
The price are suitable and reasonable.
We love the breakfast that variety for us.

Room Tip: The room with balcony is perfect. The atmosphere around the hotel is very good.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Kanchana K
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

The Reef was an excellent choice for us. We found it conveniently located to everything on Koh Lipe. A short walk to Sunrise and Pattaya Beach and an even shorter walk to 'Walking Street' with all of it's restaurants and shops. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly at all times. The Reef environment seemed like an oasis where there was very little noise, on what can be a very busy island in peak season. Breakfast is included in the room rate and it's a great way to 'kick start' your day before setting out on your adventures on the island. The rooms are well appointed and I highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: There is a wide choice of rooms from singles through to family rooms. All the rooms are quiet. There...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Ozziecaroline
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Reviewed 27 February 2014

Lipe is not a cheap island to go to and The Reef is one of the better value for money options compared to many other places to stay.

It's in a good position just around the corner from Walking Street but closer to the nice end of Sunrise Beach that was our haven for over a week

Very friendly, helpful and flexible staff make your stay an enjoyable one and the rooms, whilst basic, are comfortable - even if the beds are very hard!

I would recommend this as one of the best options on Lipe compared to others we viewed

Room Tip: Try and stay in the courtyard rooms rather than near reception as the road noise from the ones neare...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Tim D
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Reviewed 26 February 2014 via mobile

This place was expensive for what it was - a windowless room with just a bed and a bathroom off it but then everywhere we looked up on Ko lipe was expensive unless you want to go for a beach hut (my boyfriend was worried about security which is why we didn't go for one of those) and at least you didn't have to worry about closing any curtains when you got naked ha ha ha.

Although the room was basic it was spotlessly clean, had air conditioning and it looked new and furnished to a good standard. There was also a hairdryer, good free wifi and the girls on reception were really friendly.
 
Beach towels were provided on request and breakfast was excellent and included in the room rate. 

Location wise - for us it was perfect.  It's right in the middle of the island which means that you can reach each beach and lots of restaurants in just a few minutes walk - awesome.  It's also quiet which means a peaceful night's sleep.  Reception also offered a free pick up and drop off for our luggage. 

Would recommend and stay there again if you didn't mind the price and could maybe get a room with a window (unless you didn't mind not having one) and had some outdoor space to hang things up to dry - there didn't seem to be any allocated to our room.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
3  Thank eatydrinky
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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Overprised hotel with very friendly staff and bad cleaning. The location is good: 3 minutes walking to Sunrise Beach and 3 minutes to Walking Street. Sunset beach is a 10 min walk.

The price is far to high for what you get. Every day there are sewer flies in the rooms and there's a smell (sewer). The showerhead and walls in the bathroom are full of mold. The everyday cleaning is not more than changing towels, making up the bed and wiping the floors. The walls in the room are a sewer flies- and moscuito-cemetery. Looks like they've never been cleaned.

Breakfast is okay: different kind of eggs, fruits, yoghurt, coffee (pretty good one for Thai standards) and thea.

Overall we loved our stay in Koh Lipe, it's a lovely island. I think it will be something like Koh Phi Phi within a few years (and that's not a good thing) they're building hotels everywhere and the little island is not made for more tourists.

The hotel is okay, but way overprised and the number 1 status on TA is very strange in my opinion. But as I said: staff is very nice, friendly and helpfull.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Greuf
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

The room was fine size-wise with an ensuite bathroom.

Everything was clean and pleasant even if quite basic.

The staff were friendly and helpful and picked us up from near the beach.

In terms of value for money I would definitely recommend it.

The only downside was the distance to the beaches (which we knew about in advance). It's quite good if you want to explore the island but if you want a beachside place then this is not it.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Additional Information about The Reef Hotel

Address: M.7 T. Koh Saray a. Muang , Satun | Koh Lipe, Ko Lipe 91000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Satun Province > Ko Lipe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Lipe
Price Range: £38 - £82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Reef Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 3-minute walk from Sunrise Beach, The Reef features air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV and en suite bathrooms. It presents a cocktail bar and free Wi-Fi, which is available throughout the hotel.The Reef is just a 2-minute walk from Koh Lipe Walking Street and a 7-minute walk from Pattaya Beach. Sunset Beach is a 15-minute walk away. A 1.5-hour boat ride takes guests to Pakbara Pier.A range of Thai and international dining outlets are located within a 3-minute walk from the property. ... more   less 
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