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“Service was lacking horribly” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of High Life Bungalow Resort

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High Life Bungalow Resort
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Surrey, Canada
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Service was lacking horribly”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

We enjoyed our stay up until our last night. The location was nice and the view was stunning. However on our last full day we asked for our laundry to be done since they offered the service. It was supposed to be 50 baht a kilo but we were charged 120 baht for a small plastic bag of clothes. Once i went through the clothes, none of them were clean and two tank tops were destroyed. The first we had just bought a couple days before, white, and it had a nasty yellow tinge. The second had bled all over itself even though i had washed it throughout a year and never had that result. When i brought it up to the manager(?) and the lady who had washed them, they laughed at me and said the stains were there already. Ruined the whole place for us, we will never go back.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Brighouse,West Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 6 nights in one of their new sea view bungalows which was huge. Well equipped with lovely balcony overlooking the beach. Restaurant very good choice and very reasonable. The pool has amazing outlook over the beach. Would recommend to anyone wanting a chilled out relaxing stay.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at High Life. The first thing that struck us was the endless pool with a ocean view, amazing!
The restaurant/bar is adorable and the view over the beach is the best. The food is very good and we ate almost all our meals at the hotel!
We got the cheapest bungalow and it was really nice, big panorama windows, garden view, tv and wifi. Everything you need!:)
There is no downside to this hotel except that if you want to party and go shopping you have to take a taxi to the town. It costs 150bath one way.
But it's a nice and quiet family-hotel with a really nice and secluded beach!
Note: They keep a book where they wright down everything you eat during your stay, and every Friday you have to pay for your food. It's a really good and easy system except it makes it really easy to overspend and order loads of food and to not think of it as money. Especially for me: I looove food! Lots of it! Haha :)
We definitely recommend this hotel!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

The view is amazing from the restaurant and the lounge area. Once you sit there, you dont want to leave...
The whole place is very relaxed, nice place to chill out
We have stayed 3 night, 1 night in a garden view bungallow, 2 nights in a sea view one. The garden view is very good value for money, but the view in the second one is well worth the price

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

The rooms are amazing and the prices are really ok! The staff is really helpfull!
The only downside is that its really far from Haad Rin, so if you wish to party its gonna cost you a few extra bahts to get there by taxi.

  • Stayed December 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 Reviewed 20 January 2014 via mobile

Having read some of the previous bad reviews I have come to the conclusion that most of these are made up! The staff here could not do enough for you. The food is superb!! We have tried eating elsewhere but so far highlife do the best Thai green curry soup I have tasted. We have been here 3 nights so far and have extended to another 3 nights as nothing else matches up. We are staying in one of the new sea view villas. The room is perfect and well worth the £50 per night. The place has a really relaxed traveler vibe to it. Not too many English people which in some ways is a shame when you are sociable people like we are. We love a good natter!! Contrary to a previous review we enjoyed food by the pool and we were given extra towels to use by the pool also. Yes there is a bit of wildlife around but hey, we are in Thailand and that is the same wherever you go in Thailand! If you want quirky, a great vibe and chilled, then the highlife is for you! Get yourself over here its paradise!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tenterden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed at highlife bungalows for 3 nights, place is in a lovely setting over looking the beach, rooms are lovely ( only problem- only one plug in the whole room) restaurant was nice with good food and staff were happy to help. The pool was fantastic. Would definitely come back :)

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about High Life Bungalow Resort

Property: High Life Bungalow Resort
Address: 59/2 - M8, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 351 Speciality Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
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