Hat Salad, Koh Phangan, Thailand
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Asia Bungalows Koh Phangan Reviews
The best mid range option on Hat Salad Jan 28, 2010
We stayed at Asia Bungalows from January 28 - February 1.
We booked using Sawadee.com and paid 1,500 baht per night for a bungalow with air conditioning.
Check in: the woman checking us in didn't speak very good English and from what we understood, our room wasn't ready yet (we had passed the people leaving on their way out) and it was only noon. Our bags were going to be left outside the bungalow and then put inside when it was cleaned. We paid for all four nights when we checked in.
Room: the bungalow (#4) had a queen sized bed, a small bathroom with shower, toilet and sink, and a very small room off the bedroom with a refrigerator and a closet. The bed and pillows were comfortable and the sheets were clean. There is a front porch with a table and two chairs.
Location: Our bungalow was the second in from the beach, with the beach being a 10 second walk from our front door. Asia Bungalows is one of the, if not the only, resort on Salad Beach without facilities such as a restaurant, booking facilities, bike rental, or swimming pool. We ended up liking this fact as there was no restaurant between our bungalow and the beach and it meant it was more quiet. The beach is lined with restaurants so there are plenty of options within a 100 metre walk to either side. Asia Bungalows is located pretty much in the centre of the beach and has one of the best parts of the beach.
Service: We didn't really speak to the staff other than the night the electricity went out and we were handed a candle to use for light, without a candle holder. We used one of the glasses provided with the room as a make shift candle holder. We did book a taxi with them to get us to the ferry terminal at 4:30am which cost 150 baht.
Overall: The location was fantastic, the room was cleaned daily and the bed was comfortable. The only potential downside was the lack of swimming pool, but for a couple in our late 20s without kids, it meant no screaming kids jumping into the pool and making lots of noise.
If I'm ever back in Koh Phag nan, this is where I will stay.
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