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Bottle Beach 1 Resort
Ranked #40 of 92 Hotels in Ko Pha Ngan
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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42 reviews
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“Its Gone Downhill :(”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

I have always loved coming to Bottle Beach 1 as my "go to" place on the beach, that has all changed with my latest experience there.
The prices have gone up but the service and facilities have gone down.
Fridge didnt work, fan was broke, pool was dirty, the girl working in the internet shop couldnt be asked to do anything, horrible customer service. Internet never worked. Was told that with the room that we would get 2 hours of internet for free (their website) that was never offered, neither was the welcome drink. I could go on and on but you get the point. I will now be staying at Haad Kuad resort next door on all of my trips to the beach.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

What a great bit of paradise on the unspoiled side of the island. Accessible by boat and uninterrupted by commercialization. A fine place to get away and enjoy some down time. Staff quite attentive and personable. Food is not great, it is good, but it is not supposed to be the main attraction! The beach, the clear water, and the accommodations are the lure for this place.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Culmstock, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Me and 2 other friends only stayed here for a couple of nights, but it was really nice to just relax on the beach, by the pool, and not actually meet any other tourists!

The pool area itself is great, with comfortable loungers etc. Plus there is the perfect Thai beach a few steps away with amazingly clear water.

Food at the restaurant was average for a resort in Phangan of this price range. There are only a handful of resorts on Bottle Beach so finding a place for food doesn't take long.

We enjoyed sitting in the bar in the evening and playing some cards. If you are looking to party in Koh Phangan then Bottle Beach is not the place. If, however, you want a break from the partying on Koh Phangan, it's the perfect place!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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paisley
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Reviewed 27 March 2013 via mobile

This beach is beautiful and relaxing. Paradise views. The food here was pretty mediocre. The service was poor apart from the maitre di called chicken who was an absolute gem of a guy.
This resort is over priced as you have no where to go really.
It's nice don't get me wrong but could be much better for the prices they charge.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2013

The most unpleasant experience ever. If you can avoid this place do it at all costs. Looks inviting from the beach, but AVOID! The beach is lovely though and the trip there with a taxi boat magical. The guy is a rather pudgy fellow with a hat. Very caniving :-(

  • Stayed March 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2013

I wrote a review about my stay last April when I stayed in Bottle Beach 1. Last year I was charged THB 600 per night which is about the maximum it is worth.

I inquired about going back this year and the current rate is THB 1,200 per night. Although Bottle Beach is a very nice place the accommodation is certainly not worth THB 1,200 per night for a very basic wooden hut with only a fan and cold water! I believe that Bottle Beach 3 which is not in as good a position on the beach is still only charging THB 450 per night!

So in summary I would like to alter my previous comment to "Bottle Beach is one of my favourite places but not at today's prices!"

Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 March 2013

We stayed in the hotel and not the bungalows, if you want a chilled out stay on a beautiful beach then here is the place!! The rooms are large and very clean with a huge balcony or patio looking onto the beach. The restaurant has great food, and the staff really make it a great place! This place is away from all the madness of the north, I have never been anywhere else in Thailand that's so chilled!! If you don't like bumpy roads this may to be the place to stay but once you get there it's perfect!!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Bottle Beach 1 Resort
Address: Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#25 Top resorts Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
#27 On the Beach Hotel in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bottle Beach 1 Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Bottle Beach, the most beautiful beach on Koh Phangan. Catch a long tail boat round from Chaloklum and prepare to relax. Beach front huts with fan for 550 baht to deluxe air conditioned bungalows for 1,500 baht. Restaurant, massage spa, white sand and blue sea. ... more   less 
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