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Cape Town

Breathtaking view

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 Dec 2010
The best thing about this place is the breathtaking view. And I mean breathtaking in more ways than one as it comes with an arduous hike up steep stairs. So be warned not to stay here if you have a heart problem or are prone to forgetting things in your room!

We hadn’t booked accommodation on Phi Phi in advance (the ultimate sin) and reception offered us a 3-night special, which was 500 baht less per night off the standard price. The room they offered was moden and spotlessly clean, with white tiled floors, spacious and comfy bed and good-sized bathroom. It had a huge wooden balcony with aforementioned breathtaking view – and this, along with the reduced price was the reason we decided to stay.

Breakfast was nothing to write home about – omlette and toast were edible, but sausages were plasticky, coffee was Nescafe (this is the norm in Thailand). Fruit was nice and pineapple juice was actually made out of pineapples (unlike the orange juice – avoid!)

I wouldn’t advise staying here if beach is your main focus as its quite a trek. You also have to walk past the water treatment plant (lovingly dubbed the “poo garden”) to get to Tonsai village, but it’s a quick walk – and definitely worth staying some distance from Tonsai to escape the nightly revelry. There are some tour agents, massaaaaaaaage parlours, restaurants and convenience shops at the bottom of the stairs so you don’t need to go far to get basics. Its also half way up the famous Phi Phi viewpoint so its worth heading up there early one morning to beat the crowds and admire one of the best views on Earth.

Overall we found this place a calm and clean place to retreat to after long days of diving and long nights of drinking Chang in Tonsai. Being woken up with tropical birds calling in the surrounding jungle and monkeys clambering on our balcony didn’t hurt either.
Date of stay: November 2010
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2010

We have read the mixed comments about this hotel and the result is that after we stayed there we have the mixed feelings ourselves. First room was not finished (bathroom was missing paint, airconditioning work just on the highest speed which was really freezing cold and noisy or not at all) but the manager dealt with our complain immediatelly, and let us have new room at around 11pm. It did not have king size bed, but two single beds, but it was much better set up - painted bathroom, A/C operating on different speeds.etc. WE did not mind the window in between bathroom/bedroom there were blinders so if you didn't feel comfortable you can let them down and problem sorted. Sunset views from the room were amazing, and staff very friendly, free internet very handy. Breakfast was very plain and not very tasty, garden might be really nice for next season (during our stay it was in process of preparation for pool and plants) and overall I would say it was not the best place we could pick, but definatelly in Phi-Phi you could go to worth places - downtown was dreadful smell of suriagge, which probably influenced few hotels, also noise was an issue.

Date of stay: June 2010
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