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Papillon Bungalows

Cosy resort with good service

Photo of Papillon Bungalows, 195 Moo 3, Haad Phra Ae, Ko Lanta. , Haad Phra Ae

What we say: 4 stars

This small resort has 11 bungalows spaced well apart amid plenty of foliage, well away from the main road. It's a shaded two-minute walk to a very quiet stretch of Long Beach and the excellent Lym's Rice Bowl, though it's a hike to anything else. Papillon itself has a good on-site restaurant and bar serving well-done Thai and Western fare in a stylish lounge with lots of dark woods, soft lanterns, axe cushions, hammocks, fairy lights and tasteful Asian-inspired decor. There's also a small but unique swimming pool with an extra-deep centre and sloped sides that make it more suited to lounging rather than swimming. The white concrete bungalows are simple, spacious and thoughtfully done with firm mattresses on raised wooden platforms, good quality linens, fans in addition to air-con, fridges, large hot-water bathrooms and inviting front porches with hammocks and chairs. The in-room TVs don't have any channels, but there's a solid selection of DVDs to choose from in the restaurant. Some guests have complained of a musty smell, though the room we checked out smelled fresh. Prices jump by 300 baht during peak season. Though not quite as inspiring, neighbouring Wonderful Resort is a comparable choice with similar rates.

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195 Moo 3, Haad Phra Ae, Ko Lanta.  T: (075) 684 429, (090) 157 0201 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Standard - Double 800 baht 1,500 baht
Superior - Double 1,000 baht 1,800 baht
Family room 1,400 baht 2,600 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 4th June, 2014
Last visited or updated on: 6th June, 2014

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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Papillon Bungalows
195 Moo 3, Haad Phra Ae, Ko Lanta. 
T: (075) 684 429, (090) 157 0201

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