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“Nice place but VERY long walk”

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Lighthouse Bungalows
Ranked #100 of 140 Ko Pha Ngan B&B and Inns
Reviewed 23 April 2013

We stayed here during the full moon party. The place itself was really nice with great views of the sea. The food was always good, although a little over priced, and the owners and staff were always friendly and helpful. The security of this place during full moon was great as you hear so many horror stories of peoples rooms being broken into, things stolen etc. We had no worries of this as it is so secluded a lot of people don't even know it's there so it is very safe!

However, it is a serious walk to even get to a shop! We had read lots of reviews about it being a long walk but we had no idea it would be this bad. From the big hill at Cocohut to walking the length of Leela beach to walking the jetty and then we had to walk over a 100 steps to get to our bungalow! At times in the sweltering heat it was very long and hard (and we are young and fit!).

Overall for the safety I would stay here but it is a little too far from everything for our liking.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

my friends and i have come across this jewel by a sheer coincidence and we liked the idea of staying somewhere not too far from the action of Haad Rin but not too close either. the pathway to bungalows is connected by the jetty and the actual place is hidden behind the rocks so many unsuspecting travellers,looking at the jetty from nearby Leela Beach wont ever know there is this slice of paradise hidden at the end of it.which is good. This place simply wont feel right,being overrun by backpackers all the time.
Karla,the English owner and Dan,her Thai husband run place really well and look after every guest impeccably. The service is amazing and bungalows are gorgeous,with amazing view of the sea.make sure that when you go you ask for either A5 or A6 bungalows,they are the best and for the price of 1000 Baht,amazing value.
Karla always assist with everything you need and upon your arrival,would even come and pick you up or drop you off at the boat pier when you leave.the food is great too and amazing palm fringed Leela Beach is only literally 5 minutes walk from the bungalows.we loved loved loved this place and definitely will be back.we stayed for 5 nights but that wasnt enough.we were sad to leave as it was one of the nicest places we stayed in Thailand and we are already planning to return next Jan.
Thanks Karla :)

Room Tip: bungalows A5 or A6 are the best
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank chatterboxtanya06
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

This place has a wide variety of incredibly affordable bungalows. Each is unique and some are classier than others. Although we stayed at the oldest one that is only open for the busy seasons, it was still a pleasure to live in. It was quiet, secluded and had a phenomenal view. The people there are incredibly nice. The food is perfectly good and equivalent to 90% of what you find on Koh Pangan. If you want to party, the sunrise beach is a 15-min or so walk away. The walk is well worth it to be able to relax on the quiet side of the peninsula when you don't want to party. Would love to come back here.

Room Tip: Ask for the newer bungalows.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank ddraper3
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

It could be perfect place for isolated vacation or family holidays cos Bungalows have great location outside of party-oriented places of Koh Phangan. But time to time they organize night-party with loud music and drinks. So I don't know who can be the target consumers cos for party lovers that place is too isolated and far from main party center but for family vacation it is too disturbing and doesn't have smoke-free zone.
The owner is nice and helpful woman. She helps her customers a lot.

Room Tip: The best cottages located just near the sea.
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Jane O
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Reviewed 5 February 2013

Good:

*) Very picturesque view around. Just near the water
*) Quite comfortable cottages on the 1-st line (near the water), but overpriced
*) Location is very good if you like to be far away from the mess. It's very quite here. But - approximately 10 minutes by foot from the center of HadRin. In night time it's very dark there.
*) Big restaurant with comfortable sitting places.

Not good:

*) Stuff could be very rood ! Anyway, they are not attentive. Owners, of course, attentive and helpful, but most of the time you deal with stuff, not with the owners...
*) Location is not for you, if you like to be in the center of mess.
*) Internet... it's problem.
*) Food is very basic and not enough tasty.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Andy P
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

I stayed here with my partner and a small group of friends. It was a beautiful place to stay.

The slight walk along the boardwalk to get to the bungalows is very short, but still provides great removal from the hustle and bustle. The bungalows are comfortable and very relaxed. Food at the restaurant is reasonably priced and quite nice. You won't regret it.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank armatt
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Reviewed 7 September 2012

One of the best places we stayed because of the stunning view from our bungalow! The bungalows are basic but clean. Leela beach is just 2 minutes away and really beautiful, most of the time there where just a few other people there! It is close to Haad Rin, I think a 15 minute walk over the beach and through Coconut hotel. This is a shortcut, be sure you take this shortcut and not the other one! ;) We paid 950Bath for a bungalow for 3.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Greg G
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Address: Lighthouse | Haadrin, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #100 of 140 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: £11 - £37 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Lighthouse Bungalows 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the southern tip of Thailand's beautiful tropical island, Ko Pangan, is the intimate and secluded Lighthouse Bungalows and Restaurant. A cluster of uniquely designed bungalows with a beautifully appointed restaurant, built within an amazing boulder setting which overlooks turquoise waters and the island's magical sunsets. Two minutes walk to Leela beach and a 20 minute walk to Hadrin Village and Beach - Koh Phangan's host of the famous monthly Full Moon Party - you can relax within this tranquil setting and have access to the unique local Thai culture, lush tropical jungles and some of the most beautiful, secluded beaches in Southern Thailand. ... more   less 
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