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Good-value guesthouse

Inland from Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe T: (082) 733 7034 (081) 079 7672

The Reef

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The Reef is a comfy guesthouse with inviting common areas and several room types suited to budget travellers, couples and families who don’t mind a five-minute walk to Sunrise Beach.

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The notably friendly receptionist was quick to show us the only available room at the time, a spotless “deluxe” air-con edition on the ground floor with tile floors, LCD TV, fridge, small safe, modern hot-water bathroom and some artsy framed photos. Another double air-con room is situated upstairs and comes with a hammock on a private terrace, while three different family options include one with a loft sleeping space.

There’s also at least one cheap fan room relying on a shared bathroom. It opens to a spacious streetside terrace adorned with a rather awesome flying cat mural, and this is where the included breakfasts are served. WiFi is free and we dig the laid-back vibe. We found that rates are a little cheaper for walk-ins, but all rooms are often full so you may want to book ahead.

Further inland on the way to Sunset Beach, The Noi is another friendly guesthouse with similar rooms and rates, while Lantern Inn is also a similar choice just off Walking Street. There’s also The Box, a busy Spanish restaurant with a few air-con rooms in converted shipping containers on Walking Street.

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Walk-in rates at The Reef

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dbl fan share bathroom
500 baht
500 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom
950 baht
1,895 baht
Deluxe double room
1,195 baht
2,495 baht
Plus 200 to 800 baht for balcony.
Family room
2,295 baht
4,695 baht
Three choices up to 2,795/5,195 baht.
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 500 baht, high season 500 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 950 baht, high season 1,895 baht. Notes:
Room: Deluxe double room, low season: 1,195 baht, high season 2,495 baht. Notes: Plus 200 to 800 baht for balcony.
Room: Family room, low season: 2,295 baht, high season 4,695 baht. Notes: Three choices up to 2,795/5,195 baht.

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Where is The Reef

The Reef
Inland from Sunrise Beach, Ko Lipe
T: (082) 733 7034 (081) 079 7672
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º18'25.92" E, 6º29'21.04" N
Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B

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