Varin Beach Resort
Koh Lipe, Thailand
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Varin Beach Resort Koh Lipe Reviews
Way too snooty Apr 20, 2010
Definitely not one for me. Koh Lipe is an expensive place, by Thai standards, for accomodation so I was happy that I managed to find something for 600 Bahts a night. Varin resort has bungalows for every budget ranging from the most basic fan one (that I took) to a super deluxe all singing all dancing experience.
I don't think I will stay in such a place again. I think if you are on a budget you are better sticking to places that do not tag on cheapies onto a more luxury resort. I felt that the staff looked down their noses at me with my backpack as most of the other guests were rich Japanese tourists on a short stay (along with nighttime karaoke). Everyone else had breakfast included, not me though. This didn't feel very nice. I am not used to this kind of treatment as I am usually the one staying in luxury places on business and short term vacations so this really annoyed me.
The room itself was OK i thought at first, quite a nice bed, bit rustic, but the bathroom STANK!! I know the plumbing on these small island generally is not too advanced but it was really not a pleasant experience. Location though was perfect right on the beautiful Pattaya beach of Koh Lipe.
Just really not for me..
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