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“Stayed at Funky 3 times now!!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Funky Fish
Ranked #75 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Ottershaw, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Stayed at Funky 3 times now!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013 via mobile

We've been to Lanta no less than 7 times over 8 years!! We've watched it change from a backpackers hideaway to a family island, and it still retains most of its beauty and charm! It is more touristy now, with the tailors and souvenir shops like Phuket, but it's still a wonderful place to visit!

We've stayed at LD, Arrow and Funky during this visits, all if which have been for 3 weeks at a time and my boyfriend stayed at Arrow for 3 months in 2005! We keep going back to Funky because its reasonably priced, the garden bungalows are large and they are quiet. We never choose the aircon ones, the fan is fine. They also have hot water and a big fridge. The beds are typical of Thailand, they are hard, but we like that! The rooms are cleaned regularly, the cleaners live at the end of the row of bungalows. If you feel your room needs a clean, or you want new towels, go and ask them, they don't bite! They come along with a trolley and empty the bins every morning and sweep the steps to the bungalow.

The restaurant isn't the greatest, we always eat at Somewhere Else, but for their rooms, they are cheap and good! You will be treated as you treat them, worth remembering!!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2013

We (mixed group of 6) stopped off at Koh Lanta following our wedding at Koh Yao Yai Village. Having stayed on Koh Lanta the previous year we knew that Long Beach was the best beach on the island. We arrived on 6th Jan 2013 and were dropped off at Funky Fish. The budget bungalows were cheap (700 bht a night), despite it being high season there were still plenty of rooms available and we chose the nicer bungalows a minute walk from the beach down a dirt track, they were quiet, clean, had air con and hot water. The beach in front of Funky Fish is the best along this coastline with comfy beds to relax on just in front of the bar/restaurant. The food was ok and cheap, the staff friendly. The nightlife in Long Beach was pretty quiet, however, every night there is a party at one of the beach resorts, usually with live music. Posters and fliers were displayed several days before the party, if not just ask anyone and they will tell you where the party is happening. Just jump in long tail boat for your island trips, these are loads cheaper than the tourist boats, make sure you go to the emerald cave!!! We all really enjoyed our stay here and If we go back to Koh Lanta when in Thailand this christmas we will def stay here again.

Room Tip: No need to book in advance, just turn up for a better deal and ask for the A/C rooms behind the shop...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

Although the location of funky fish is good, the management and restaurant staff are horrible. Despite us giving them a ridiculous amount of business initially - staying in their bungalows and eating in their restaurant they continued to throw strops every time we ordered something - as though it were such an inconvenience to them. Therefore we stopped ordering as much from the restaurant (boycotting it) other than the occasional glass of water and were told by the main women that we couldn't sit on their chairs (despite paying for a bungalow) if we did not order from the restaurant.

After experiencing the friendliness and hospitality of those running the guesthouses and restaurants close by to funky fish on long beach such as panda bungalows I would not recommend funky fish. Their food is also very uninspiring (although it is undoubtedly cheap)

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank niagrant
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013

Long beach is beautiful and a great place to stay. We paid 700 baht a night between 3 of us so it was ridulously cheap. The bungalow was clean and it came with air con and a fridge, it is a 2 min walk to the beach. The restaurant was good and the food was cheap and nice.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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london
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

I book 7 night in Gunky Fish resort in Koh Lanta. However i checked out z next day as the room was filthy with dirty bedding and hair stuck in the sink! and moved next door. i very much agree with the previous review-that the place IS basic,but it certanely can be clean!!
Stuff at the reception/beach restaurant were extremely rude and unfriendly. The only question i managed to ask-are there any markets around was met with unfriendly grin and 'i dont know' answer.
The place next door Blue Sky- was very clean with attentive stuff. will be back.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LondonAnnav
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Island of Malta, Malta
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

Long beach is a beautiful place to relax and the Funky fish bungalows are in the right spot. They are very cheap at only 700bht so I did not expect any luxury but I definitely did expect a clean room! The room had termites all over, cob webs and spiders and little bugs climbing on the wall, the curtains were all moulded and there was a foul smell. I very much doubt that the sheets have been changed after the previous guests, I was awake all night scratching myself. The bed was very uncomfortable . I never waited so eagerly for sunrise to get out. The water in the shower was just lukewarm. Will come back to this beautiful tranquil island but definitely not in this hut, number F1

Room Tip: We discovered more upmarket bungalows at only 1300bht on either side of the beach !
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark G
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STAINES UPON THAMES UK
Level Contributor
61 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

We were advised by a local person not to eat at this restaurant, and I wish we had listened
to him.
We decided to dine at The Funky Fish, as the restaurant was very busy which is always and usually a good indication of its popularity.
The service was poor, and we had to wait for almost an hour before our food arrived, and
when it finally arrived it was of a very mediocre standard.
All in all a very disappointing experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank perryoaks
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Property: The Funky Fish
Address: 241/1 M.3 Long Beach (Phra Ae), Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #75 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Funky Fish 2*
Number of rooms: 8
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