We chose Papillon based on reviews that we had seen on Tripadvisor, and we weren't disappointed.
The location (on the main road, so easy to find) and just 150m from a beautiful beach, was excellent. The ten bungalows are scattered through the grounds, and as none are near the street, road noise wasn't a problem.
The gardens are lovely, with lots of quirky features, a small pool, many trees and plants and the bungalows are quite separate from each other so you feel very private. The bar and restaurant area is particularly nice, with lounging areas, hammocks as well as dining tables and chairs so you can chill out with a cocktail or just eat something.
The food is excellent - four choices of breakfast, which are always made fresh for you on arrival, and the coffee is excellent with lots of refills,The lunch and dinner menus include both Eastern and Western choices, all are great value and expertly prepared. We enjoyed that some of the Thai dishes can be made to your liking - "little spicy", "western spicy" and "oh my god" spicy!
The staff cannot do enough for you, always have a smile ready, are extremely efficient. The Swedish owners, Caroline and Jens, live off-site, but are around a lot of the time and can always be reached by telephone should you need to contact them if they're not around.
A whole lot more has already been said about this hotel, so I won't repeat what has already been mentioned, will just reiterate that if you are thinking of going to Koh Lanta, you could hardly choose anywhere better than Papillon.
- 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