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“Minimalistic bathrooms - maximum value”
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Cookies Bungalow
Ranked #31 of 132 Ko Pha Ngan B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Minimalistic bathrooms - maximum value”
Reviewed 11 March 2012

For the serious kiteboarder this is a dream. The days we were there there was a steady wind most of the day and the angle of the beach means you can scream in and out to your heart’s content. Sailboards, hobie cats and jet skies are other fun options. The bungalows themselves are cheap and cheerful and lack any frills – or indeed anything that resembles proper plumbing in some instances (our sink had no waste pipe and just splashed onto the floor). The walls are also paper-thin (just a rattan screen really) – so if you are a light sleeper and there is a heavy snorer (sorry!) or amorous couple nearby then prepare for the worst with some earplugs. The bar and restaurant is informal but has a great view and the food tastes better than the kitchen looks (and smells). The older of the two women running the bar is a bit scary (make sure you take off your shoes), but with a bit of effort you might coax a smile from her eventually. For free wi-fi cross the road and climb up to the Top Rock bar. Great sunset cocktail location.

Room Tip: Spend a little more and get the air-con beachfront bungalows.
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Seoul, South Korea
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

I came here hoping for a place to relax, sleep in a beach front bungalow and just enjoy myself and that's what I found. If you don't feel like ever leaving, they will cook you anything you want for more than reasonable prices. The family that owns and runs this are very understanding caring people and friendly while not invading on your privacy. I only stayed for 5 days, but the person next to me was there for 3 months. Cool showers were more than welcome during 90 degree days. Beds with mosquito nets as well. I can't wait to go back there again someday.

Room Tip: some are beach front bungalows, some are not. I think there were even tree houses.
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  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2011

they have different bungalows, really easy ones for 400 baht, and then direct in front of the beach, a bit more expensive, but it is worth to pay a bit more. It is 20 minutes from the main town with bike, the restaurant is a dream to spent the time and the kitchen is authentic and delicious

Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 August 2010

4th stay at this bungalow hotel. This time with a group of friends. As always very friendly - family like atmoshere. Bungalows are really basic but most of them with seaview. From her you can explore the whole island and remote from the party crowds. If you like more style and luxary stay away. If you need any assistance ask the always friendly staff. Motorbikes can be rented directly at the site - try in any case a canoe trip to the close Island. Sundown is alway a stunner at the restaurant deck.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 April 2010

ultimate value for $$ beach front AC is highly recommended, really laid back and good location for getting to Thong Sala food markets and easy to get to FMP by taxi, cant wait to go back. good food there too

Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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Singapore
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Reviewed 6 January 2010

We stayed at Cookies Bungalow for 6 days and found it to be the prettiest and best located hotel on Haad Salad beach. The staff were friendly and attentive, the food was outstanding (we ate there for every meal because there was so much great food to choose from!) and the view was perfect. For a home away from home experience at the sea make sure you book a oversea view cottage at Cookies! I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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Munich, Bavaria, Germany
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Reviewed 31 October 2009

I was @ cookies for more than one week. I had a bungalow on the seaside. I had my cold shower and my bucket flush toilet.
It was all fine, I mean, I payed about 5 Euros/US $7.50 for my bungalow. The food was GREAT and the Service was... not perfect but real.. it is family-owned and the atmosphere is nice. Everybody is so friendly. Sometimes you have problems having your favorite film shown in the restaurant/lounge/whatever... sometimes they wanted to decide which film to play.
But I still liked it a lot, even though I couldn't experience the beach very much due to rain at the end of April/beginning of May...
You pay every friday and you wonder how you manage with little money even though you've had a lot of food and drinks.
When I was there it was really crowded of cool people. I had a lot of fun and met so many nice people.
When there was full moon party the owners took all our valuables to protect them. I've heard that it is dangerous to keep your belongings in the bungalows during full moon due to break-ins. Even though they assured us we will be fine they also offered to keep it.
You have to go a pretty long way to the full moon party but it is ok. I loved the privacy of this nice little "resort"
the pool was not very clean but, hey, who wants to go to the pool if you have got a nice beach..

  • Stayed April 2007, travelled solo
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Property: Cookies Bungalow
Address: Ao Plaay Laem, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
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Ranked #31 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Pha Ngan
Number of rooms: 6
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Cookies Bungalow Hotel Koh Phangan

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