After using this website for months to plan for my first trip outside Europe *gulp* I still don't know what it means on here when it just says "bungalow". i.e does it have single beds or doubles generally? Also, if it is big enough for two, and two stay in it do you pay double the price quoted on here?
Thanks in advance, Mike.
#1 incubusftw has been a member since 20/2/2010. Posts: 1
Well, where I live in Thailand, Bungalows usually have a one queen or king sized bed. That's because they are usually used for short time.
So how many girls can you get into one? I don't know, maybe eight or nine.
usually a bungalow is a free-standing, hut-like structure. they are often on some kind of a raised platform, and also often have a deck or veranda or porch or something like that attached. sometimes they are made of natural materials, like palm thatch, but recently they are more often made of more durable, man-made materials. they'll usually have a bathroom attached, but not always. the word bungalow is typically associated with rooms along a beach front or around a garden area.
sometimes bungalows have two single beds, but in my experience they are usually a queen- or king-sized sleeping area (raised platform with a mattress or sometimes even just a mattress on the floor). i'd say at least 9 out of 10 times a bungalow is about the right size for two people and their stuff.
also, almost always a room price quote in places like thailand is for two people (double room - two people one bed; twin room - two people two beds) although occassionally you can get a single room for a slightly cheaper single rate. hope that helps.
good on ya for venturing over to southeast asia on this trip. i think you'll find that it is fairly easy to get around and figure things out. most of us have a pretty great time and wind up going back again and again and again. have fun. cheers.
It depends on the bungalow! Cheap ones usually have a double bed-sized sleeping platform (more of a mat than a mattress) that takes up most of the space. The price quoted will be for 2 people. Of course, there's upmarket bungalows now with air-con, TV, and real beds (2 twin beds, family bungalows with 1 queen and 1 single, etc.).