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“The Best Place in Thailand” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Phangan Rainbow Bungalows

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Phangan Rainbow Bungalows
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
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“The Best Place in Thailand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

This is the second time i have stayed at Rainbow Bungalows and I will keep coming back. The owners and staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. The food is excellent. The location is amazing. I couldn't ask for anything more in an extremely affordable holiday location.
The bungalows are awesome and it is a very safe environment.
I would absolutely recommend Rainbow Bungalows to anyone that comes to Koh Phangan. It is by far the best out of all the places i have stayed.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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1 Thank Dale C
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

My friend and I stayed at Rainbow Bungalows due to the comments and rankings here. Unfortunately, our experience was a very different one. The location itself is nice and the food is good. However, the service was a disaster! The bungalow was never cleaned, towels not replaced, nothing! On day 4 we had to insist that someone comes to at least get rid of the sand. The owner was super unfriendly. His wife was very nice though. The bungalow was nice, but a mosquito trap. It has a window that cannot be closed, so mosquitos come inside. As the beds don't have mosquito nets we were just eaten by mosquitos (despite repellant). On top the kitchen is closed between 2pm and 6pm. We cannot recommend to stay there.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Miss0000
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Phangan_Rainbow, Owner at Phangan Rainbow Bungalows, responded to this review, 4 March 2014
Please note, for a $10 a night room you do not really have the privilege "to insist". All rooms have brooms, and we fully expect our guests to sweep the sand out all by themselves. If you believe that you warrant a higher level of service, you probably need to spend more than $10 a night. We do our best, and our rooms and general living environment, from the beach, to the public toilets, are infinitely better than our competitors, in fact they are "excellent" as over 150 other reviewers will attest to. We do our best in the housekeeping area, but occasionally, the workload becomes too great for our small staff (2) especially in the peak of the high season, and we have to prioritize. Sorry.
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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

Rainbow Bungalows has it all: quiet, peaceful little beach (which you won`t find often on Ko Phangan, party central), clean bungalows directly on the beach (good mattresses&shower) plus a wonderful restaurant with very reasonable pricing with direct view of the ocean. Martin and Noi are great hosts and have made my stay very comfortable and memorable. I highly recommend staying with them!

Room Tip: I had a bungalow directly on the beach and fell asleep to the sound of waves..
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Jo S
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2014

We spent three weeks at the Rainbow, and loved every minute of it. For people like us who don't like to party every night, the location is perfect, quietly tucked away between Thong Sala and Haad Rin. The bungalow we stayed in was great value for money, clean, and had a comfortable bed and a lovely view of the beach and ocean. The gardens and grounds were beautiful, much nicer than any we saw on the island. And the food was divine - everything we tried on the menu was delicious, and the prices were extremely reasonable. Finally, we loved the people there. In particular we'd like to mention Noy, who is lovely hostess and a wonderful cook, Mama and Papa of course, Jack and his impish grin, the two girls helping out in the back, Bong and her family, and the dogs Max, Wally, and Angie.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Best place to stay in Phangan, bungalows are clean and comfortable, the beach and garden are immaculately maintained. Noy cooks the most amazing food, the best on the island and possibly Thailand :) It is a little piece of heaven on earth, looking forward to visiting again!

Room Tip: go for the sea view, its worth it!
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

I stayed here for two full weeks and loved the place. The food is amazing , the accomadtion and huts are amazing. Great value.I found all the staff very helpfull and was an amazing place to chill. If you want to find paradise , go to this place. I know me and all my friends will be back very soon. Thank you to all the staff and Martin and Noy. It is truly an amazing place to stay :) Dunny and lou and the gang will be back . Thank you Rainbow :) Dunny :)

Room Tip: The huts at the front have amazing views ! treat yourself, you wont be dissapointed
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

Great place, simple, clean, very friendly, basically all you need. We travel all the world, atmosphere does it all! Specially Noi the lady owner, warm compliments for her. Richard (Holland), Nil (Turkey)

Room Tip: Family owned, blend in
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Nil C
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Property: Phangan Rainbow Bungalows
Address: Bankai Beach, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 354 Speciality Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Phangan Rainbow Bungalows 3*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Phangan Rainbow Bungalows, located between Thongsala and Hadrin, just a stone's throw from Hadrin, but not too close! We have beautiful wood bungalows, well built to western standards. With a wonderful garden, on a quiet beach, it's chilled when you want it, and can be wild when you want it! We maintain top notch security, and work hard to provide our guests with a really friendly, family vibe. Excellent value for money - one of the cheapest bungalow operations actually situated right on the beach! Nearly everyone rates our efforts favorably. ... more   less 
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