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“Nice but pricey”
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Papillon Bungalows
Ranked #10 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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“Nice but pricey”
Reviewed 14 December 2011

We have only spent one night there cause our actual place to stay was already fully booked that night. It's run by a Swedish couple and therefore a bungalow village with European standard. The rooms have everything from a/c to DVD player and the kitchen is great. They also have a pool and free wifi in the restaurant. The prices are adequate concerning the standard but we as students did not need this "luxury".

  • Stayed December 2011
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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review, 30 December 2011
Thank you so much for the review, we always appriciate when our guests tell others about us and that also gives us a chance to improve ourselves.

Greetings
Papillon Team
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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2011

After travelling for 7 months, on a budget, Papillon Bungalows was an affordable treat. We'd planned to stay 6 nights, but we loved the resort so much we stayed for 11 nights in total, and we still found it difficult to leave! It was the longest and most relaxing place we've stayed in 7 months of travelling.

We stayed in a standard bungalow which was lovely, clean and spacious with a double bed, seating area, table, wardrobe, tv and dvd player (there is a very large dvd library!) fridge and ensuite bathroom. Each bungalow was decorated differently and had its own porch, seats and hamocks and the bunaglows were well spaced out in the tropical gardens. The resort was very close to the beautiful Long Beach, about a 2 min walk, where we watched some fantastic sunsets. It was also close to restaurants and bars, about a 10 min drive to Saladan and 15 min walk to a smaller town with a 7/11.

There was a lovely pool with a good shallow section for sitting in or for small children. The restuarant was great, with yummy freshly baked bread every day, pizzas and thai food. There were plenty of hammocks and comfy chairs as well as a small library and free wifi.

Caroline and Jens, and the staff, were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. They helped with bus, ferry, mopeds, etc bookings. All in all, we loved Papillon, it was a very relaxing & quiet place, and we will definitely come back. We miss it already!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review, 11 December 2011
Thank you so much for your kind review, we wish you all the best for the rest of your long trip. It was very nice to meet you and we hope to see you again!

Greetings
Caroline and Jens
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

We stayed for 6 nights and enjoyed our stay very much. The staff were very helpful and looked after us very well. Jens and Caroline have only been there for a few months and I think they are making changes and updating things as required (we all had new chairs for our terraces while we were there!). Our bungalow had a dvd player and they have plenty of films to chose from for free. Jens makes his own bread and croissants which are .... delicious (I miss bread when I am in the East) and the hot chocolate was also very very tasty. Jens and Caroline helped us arrange a scooter so we could explore the island and generally made us feel very welcome. Well recommended.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review, 8 December 2011
Thank you som much for your kind review. Next lowseason we are also planning to refresh all bungalows with new colours and decoration. We hope to see you again!

Best regards
Papillon Team
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Karlskrona, Sweden
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

We stayed at this relaxed small bungalowresort earlier this year and we just loved it. They have a nice restaurant with very tasty food and the poolarea is beautiful in a flourish garden. The staff is always nice and friendly and they can also help you to book trips.

Papillon is located near the best beach in Koh Lanta and along the beach you can find som more nice bars and restaurants.

We really love this easy going place and we will definitely come back.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review, 18 January 2013
Google Translation
Tack snälla för det här fina omdömmet, underbart att ni trivdes hos oss! Vi hoppas att ni kommer tillbaka någon gång :-)

Varma hälsningar
Caroline o Jens
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2010

We planned to stay just a couple of the days in this resort, but we ended to stay almost 3 weeks. The bungalows are all just renovated. The bungalows are very luxorious and spacious. Always very clean. They have also a nice pool a lot of books and a very relaxing atmosphere.

Even though we had some days with a lot of rain, we had enough to do. Our bungalow had a TV with DVD player and there were a couple of honderds of DVD's to choose out.

The food is delicious, a little more expensive, but that is normal if you order Western Food. In Highseason they have also Thai food (it is local food so cheaper), but because we where in lowseason we couldn't taste the Thai food. They bake there own bread, croissants etc and it really is delicious.

We had a great time in this resort. The staf is very friendly. They helped us a lot with tips about the Island. They also can book all your tours and trips.

Thank you everybody for making our stay so pleasant! We'll be back!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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berlin
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Reviewed 23 September 2010

The plan was to come to Ko Lanta for two days and we ended up staying for 8days. The reason was definatly Papillon Resort. The atmosphere was just perfect. Nice bungalows in a big garden, only a few minutes walk to beautiful long beach, stylish swimming pool,...
The stuff served us in the cosy restaurant with very deliciouse food and fresh coffee! And not to forget the jokes that came along while sitting there.
We can only recommend this quiet and peaceful place.
Thank you Papillon Resort for the good times we had with you. We will be back.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Ireland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 May 2010

On the basis of Tripadviser reviews we booked Papillon for 5 nights.Unfortunately the only bad review was correct.The superior fan room was dirty,spartan and so hot we could not sleep,the food is average but with small overpriced portions.The whole resort and bungalows are run down and cheaply built.While we were there the owners were burning rubbish and furniture in the garden.
We left after 2 nights, during our stay room was not cleaned or bed made up.
Definately would not recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Papillon Bungalows
Address: 195/3 Ban Saladan Road, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Papillon Bungalows is in a quiet, peaceful garden setting with palm and banana trees, and only 180m from Long beach. The 10 airconbungalows are well spaced apart around the lush tropical garden, giving a great sense of privacy. The bungalows are only a 1 minute walk from the swimming pool, and the cozy Papillon Restaurant is also inside the resort, with normal table seating, or comfortable Thai style cushions to sit on. Also on the menu are Thai and western dishes, fresh coffee and many other beverages. Smiling Thai staff will take care of your every need. We are confident it's important to keep the Thai feeling inside our resort. Welcome //Papillon Team ... more   less 
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