It's taken us 6 months to write this review but we finally got round to it...
We stayed in Papillon for 2 weeks in February having originally only planned to stay for a couple of nights. We had the two bungalows that were joined together which was perfect for us and our 2 kids (3yrs and 1 year). We thought this was really good value for money compared to what else was on offer and made several inquiries up on Long Beach but couldn't get something with a separate bedroom for us for the same money.
The place is clean, nice little pool for the kids and cooling down and really nice food. We thought we'd end up eating out on the beach more but Papillon breakfasts were too good.
Kids loved it and had new friends to play with, including Jens and Caroline's own kids.
The location is pretty good, though tuk-tuk needed for going out shopping or to the bigger beaches further north. However, there is a small grocery store a couple of minutes walk away plus the excellent Three Mums restaurant right next door.
Jens and Caroline who run the place were really nice and provided great service in a very friendly and relaxed way. They seemed really committed to the place and to supporting their staff. Jens' bread is great and the fussy-eater out of our two kids appreciated the pizza and meatballs on the menu.
Disclaimer - one of us is Swedish so a little bit of a "home-from-home" feeling creeping in here ;-)
Thanks Jens and Caroline, good luck with the resort and best wishes to the staff! Hope we make it back again someday! Jon, Elin, Astrid and Sam
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Papillon Bungalows Hotel Ko Lanta