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Papillon Bungalows
Ranked #11 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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“Amazing!!”
Reviewed 21 December 2012

Myself and my girlfriend stayed at the Papillon Bungalows for 3 days during a mini travel break round SE asia. The rooms are clean, comfortable with A/C and an absaloute bargin for the price. The staff were absaloutely amazing and couldnt have been anymore helpful or friendly!! we both felt extremely welcome whilst staying at the hotel. The breakfast with homemade bread was fantastic as was the rest of the food (especially the homemade hamburgers if you cant face any more thai food)

The bungalows are a short taxi / tuk-tuk ride away from endless amounts of restuarants and bars. I would seriously recommended visiting the animal rescue centre whilst there its about 5 mins down the road and well worth the visit and is funded through donations and the profits from the "time for lime" cooking school / resturant which is also well worth a visit just for the food.

The extremely quiet Long Beach is 5mins walk away from the hotel and if that doesnt float your boat the pool area is just as relaxing. Jens and Caroline should be applauded for creating a laid back relaxing hotel with excellent service and acommodation at a budget price!!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review, 23 December 2012
Thank you so much for this wonderful review, it really feels good to hear and it warms our hearts.
We wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year.

Greetings Caroline and Jens
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 19 December 2012

We stayed here with two young children for 6 days in early December. The resort lived up to our highest expectations. OK, its not a 5 star hotel so if this is what you expect then it is not for you but if you want a great relaxing place with excellent bungalows, superb food and friendly staff, this is it. The bungalows are cosy, comfortable, clean and very affordable. The food was as good, if not better, than any other we tried on the island. I definitely recommend Papillon, especially if you have children (family bungalow is worth the extra money) and just want a great relaxing holiday.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review, 23 December 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words! It´s so nice to hear that you enjoyed Papillon :-)
We wish you a merry christmas and a happy happy new year! Wellcome back.

Greetings Caroline and Jens
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

Big Air-con Bungalow – basic room which had a/c, a fan, big double bed, fridge, tv (no reception) , dvd player, shower with hot water, they have a hammock infront of every room and lovely gardens all around. free wifi only in their outdoor restaurant area which is a nice place to relax and have an evening cold drink. Few minute walk to long beach where you feel almost alone yet with local restaurant and good massage hut there. One of the best breakfast you can get

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review, 4 December 2012
Thank you so much, we appriciate your review! Hope to see again at Papillon :-)

Kind regards Caroline and Jens
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

We staying at Papillon for 4 nights. The owners and staff were all extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was included and you could choose from 3 possible options. The bungalow we stayed in was perfect for our needs - comfortable bed, air con, fan and bathroom. It was clean and had a fridge as well as a tv with cable and a DVD player.

The beach is a 2 minute walk away which is fantastic. The communal bar/restaurant area is relaxed and the food available is of a good standard - we didn't tend to eat there in the evening as there are lots of beach bars/restaurants around.

The staff arranged scooter hire so we could explore the island which I would highly recommend. Members of staff are more than willing to share travel tips about the island as well as Thailand in general which was really helpful.

A great place to base yourself for a relaxing stay on the island.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review, 4 December 2012
Thank you for your kind words, it really warms our hearts to hear :-)
Welcome back to Papillon anytime!

Warm regards
Caroline and Jens
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

Perfectly placed on the middle of Long Beach up by the road, just a couple of minutes and you´re on the beach.
It´s a very relaxed and cozy place with just 10 bungalows including a familybungalow with connecting doors which we stayed in.
A small but enough pool with sunchairs and a restaurant that serves really great food booth Thai and western dishes.
You really feel at home here and the owners Jens and Caroline, and the rest of the staff for that matter, really makes this place a gem. A place you want to come back to!
Highly recommended!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review, 15 November 2012
Thank you thank you thank you thank you :-) It was lovely to see you and we really hope to see you here again! These wonderful reviews gives us joy and energy when we need it most :-)

Warm regards Caroline and Jens
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

Good service, friendly staff and the breakfast, wow probably the best I've had in five weeks of traveling in Southeast Asia. The pool is small but clean and the beach only a few minutes walk from the bungalows.

I would definitely recommend that hotel!

  • Stayed November 2012
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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review, 7 November 2012
Thank you so much for your kind words! Nice to hear that you appriciate our breakfast :-)

Warm regards Caroline and Jens
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 November 2012

We stayed 1 night before jumping from Lanta to Kradan, and as a result of a poor experience at Crown Lanta. Our faith in Lanta was restored as we spent a very pleasant 24hrs at Papillon, a friendly family resort, nothing is too much bother, and the staff and owners extremely helpful (happily ringing and checking our onward Journey, which is usually accompanied with a commission argument if asking in the majority of tour hungry resorts)

Nice Bungalows set well apart and in a garden setting a short walk from the beach. The food was excellent, try the Taco Pie!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Caroline G, Owner at Papillon Bungalows, responded to this review, 7 November 2012
Thank you for your nice review, we appriciate that you put the time and effort. It makes us want to try even harder!

Greetings Caroline and Jens
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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 #11 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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