I regularly use Tripadvisor and also leave lots of positive reviews myself, which is why i am feeling quite unhappy at leaving a negative review, however I feel strongly that this is needed to make sure others are aware before they book. i agree with another review I read and which i had looked into it a bit more, as i would not have gone! the location is very very steep and although we were partly aware of this, when you get there it is a lot steeper than you think. If you are unfit, have a disability or find it hard to walk upstairs or slopes...DO NOT GO! When we arrive there, you are taken by water taxi to the beachfront of the hotel, you then have to get off IN THE WATER and hop onto the beach, therefore you need to be aware to wear shorts and sandals that you don't mind getting wet! do not wear trousers, skirts or smart shoes or socks and trainers as you will get them soaked, you then have to walk bp the beach a few metres to the reception, by which time your feet and shoes etc are covered in wet sand. The reception staff initially were ok, not really friendly but ok....until you ask a question or need help...then forget it, they are then unhelpful and can come across as rude. The pool is not near the beach or a flat area and does not have any views at all. you need to walk but a steep slope to get to it by which time you are very unimpressed. There are two very little beaches to choose from, and they look good but not good for swimming as they are on a sand bar and therefore the water only comes unto your calves unless you walk out a VERY long way and then you are met by an onslaught of long tail boats that are everywhere. The main beach is ok but so bust with boats that the tender ropes are all over the sand making it very tricky to walk at night, as this in part, is the only way to get to the restaurants and bars of the island. You have to walk across part of the beach for a way, so again be aware of what you are happy to get in the sand. The rooms were ok and had a lovely balcony with sun beds and our room had a fab view and that was its only saving grace as the bathroom was terribly basic with one sick, one push button tap with cold water and a shower that was very weak and only has hot water coming out of it if you put the air con unit on for at least 15 mins before you require a shower. Basic is an understatement and we had a deluxe villa!!. I would have to say that I personally would not and cannot recommend Bayview Resort to anyone who wants helpful or friendly staff or a good experience, as unfortunately you won't get it. a real let down, to the point that we left a day early and the parting words of the staff were that we had missed their taxi boat for the afternoon so sort one out yourselves...AND WE DID!
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- Also Known As:
- Phi Phi Bayview Hotel Ko Phi Phi Don
- Bay View Hotel