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Blue Lotus Resort
Ranked #5 of 132 Ko Pha Ngan B&B and Inns
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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“Will definitely be back!”
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Pong and his family are excellent hosts. Over the course of a week we really grew to love and trust them, and consider The Blue Lotus our home away from home. On New Years Eve we even opted to give Haad Rin a miss, and spend it at the Blue Lotus instead.

I would recommend you stay at the Blue Lotus for the following reasons:
Pong and his family are excellent hosts
The location is awesome, we never had any trouble getting to and from The Blue Lotus (next door is FLASH - same beach, same view haha)
Great food at the resort restaurant and really affordable :)
Easy scooter rental and their taxi's are cheaper too
Prices are cheaper than anywhere else for what you get!

Against:
Hard beds and hard pillows. If this is a big deal, bring your own pillow with the money you will save by coming here :p

Room Tip: We got the cheapest and we were happy with ours. Friends in better rooms had lush pillows and AC
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 January 2013 via mobile

Stayed here over New Years with some friends and had an awesome time, largely thanks to Blue Lotus.

The accommodation is basic, cold showers, beds are a little hard, etc but it is Thailand! And what blue lotus does have makes up for all of that. Pong, the owner, is very helpful and really did do everything to help us out. Its located on its own private beach area which is really chilled out. It's exactly what your looking for from a lazy Thai beach resort, the hotel next door is one of the most expensive on the island! The food is good and cheap and the communal area is a really chilled out vibe. It's also nice to be out of had rin away from all the messy hotels. Full moon party nights are cool too because everyone leaves by about 9ish but until then everyone's hanging out together, pong even does trips to town cheaper than any of the taxis. The mopeds he rents are well looked after and safe (obviously the roads are still dangerous, but at least the breaks work!) and he picked up our ferry tickets for when we left, this meant we could walk straight on instead of queuing up with everyone else!

All in all, for the price, it's a great little find and an enjoyable place to stay. Would definitely recommend!

Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

On first impressions I was a little disappointed with the place, being ghetto was an understatement. Rooms were really simplistic, there was no hot water and they weren't supremely kept. But over time we came to appreciate the place for what it was, a really lovely basic island paradise. The hosts are amazing, so warm and welcoming. Food was simple but tasty and super cheap! I loved having coconuts and run on the beach. Such a beautiful memorable holiday.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 December 2012

Stayed at Blue Lotus Resort for the Black Moon party 2 weeks ago. The party was a short walk along the beach from Blue Lotus so the resort is in a very good location. The bungalow we had was very clean, spacious and had a nice terraced area outside to sit on. Pong the manager was very friendly and even collected our tickets for the ferry the day before our departure without us asking him to!! He then gave us a lift to the ferry terminal for free too! His restaurant had amazing food which was cheap so we ate there every day. We felt really welcome and got far more than we expected for our money - a very attractive proposition to any traveller!

Room Tip: Sea view bungalows are less crowded together but all rooms are basically the same. Price only varies...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

We were staying here during the full moon period in august 2012 and stayed here for 6 nights. The bungalow is very, very basic. I think you could get better bungalows for the same price on the island (we had some better for the same price around Thailand). The bed was hard but the room was spacious. The bungalow is okay if you only need it to sleep in it. We enjoyed our time at Blue Lotus Resort. Especially Pong is very welcoming. The restaurant has a nice menu with a couple of good Mexican dishes.

Pong offers scooters for a good price, we hired one, and we found out that this was the best scooter we hired with good maintenance! So we felt pretty safe on it. The location of Blue Lotus is very convenient on the island. With scooter it is a 10 minute ride to Haad Rin and also a 10 minute ride to Thongsala. The 7-11 is at +/- 2 km. During the full moon Pong offered us cheap rides (cheaper then shongtaew/taxi) to the party. Also a big plus: at Blue Lotus it is quiet with no noise of the parties at Haad Rin.

When we left Blue Lotus Pong offered us a free ride to the pier! High service! I would highly recommend this place (also when there is no full moon because of the location).

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 August 2012

Stayed here during the half moon, went of a basic sea view fan room 400bhat a night, and have to say was well worth the money, we were the only ones staying on our first night and were treated like royalty it was like having out own private beach, the owner and his wife are really welcoming and willing to take u anywhere for a small fee, beach is lovely but it's abit out of the way for most things so taxi or moped is a must! remember this is a budget hotel so you get what you pay for, but it was clean and comfortable. And the food was amazing! You need to try the chicken baguette its huge and so cheap! Really enjoyed our stay here!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

Pong and his staff are fantastic. They were so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The food is great value and very tasty! I would recommend booking one of the rooms with AC when the weather is very hot.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Blue Lotus Resort
Address: 29 / 3 Ban Kai, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
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Ranked #5 of 132 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Lotus Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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