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Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow
Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow
Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow
Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow
Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow
Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow
Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow

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8.6

Excellent

693 reviews

693 reviews

View25
Housekeeping16
Food & Dining13

Perfect to relax in quiet .

Wojciech
- Jul 25, 2019
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8.3

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Phuket FantaSea 36.0 km
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) 36.9 km
Bangla Road 37.7 km
Patong Beach 37.7 km
Big Buddha Phuket 40.3 km
Karon Beach 40.9 km
Nai Harn Beach 44.6 km
Nearby landmarks
Ko Luk Ko 3.0 km
Kho Yao Yai 3.1 km
Ko Rang Nok 3.3 km
Koh Yao Yai 3.6 km
Laem Kor beach 4.0 km
Ko Nok 4.3 km
KYN Muay Thai Gym 4.5 km
Thanakha Massage 4.5 km
Son Bay 4.6 km
Lae Bay 4.9 km
Free Wi-Fi

Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow

58/10 Moo 4 Koh Yao Yai Sub-district, Koh Yao District, Phang-nga Province, Koh Yao Yai, Phuket, Thailand, 82160 - See map
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Massage
Workout and Leisure
Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Air conditioning

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Swimming pool [outdoor]

Hot tub

Luggage storage

Private beach

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Value for money8.6
Location rating8.3
Nearest airportPhuket International Airport (HKT)
Distance to airport32.7 km

Rooms available at Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.3

Standard Hut
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  • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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Cottage
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  • Room size: 52 m²/560 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 queen bed or 1 sofa bed
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Bungalow
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  • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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Bungalow with Garden View
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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Bungalow with Sea View
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow?

Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow?

Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 200 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow?

Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow?

Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow?

Restaurants including By The Sea Restaurant and Bar are popular in Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow’s neighborhood which is known as Koh Yao Yai.

What popular beaches are close to Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow?

Guests at Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow can easily visit Klongson Beach, Koh Yao Yai Village beach and Yao Yai Island in the Koh Yao Yai area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow?

Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow’s nearby natural sights include Son Bay, Lae Bay and Ta La Ma located in the same Koh Yao Yai area.

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What people love about Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Perfect to relax in quiet ."

    Wojciech

    |

    July 25, 2019

  • 8.4

    Excellent
    Location

    "It is the perfect location if you want to relax, the food was very good ."

    Kerrie

    |

    February 2, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "We enjoyed very much our stay in Betterview."

    Arkadiusz

    |

    July 18, 2018

Property ranking|Compared to 3,473 Phuket properties
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Room comfort score
9.3/10
Cleanliness score
8.9/10
Service score
8.8/10
Room size
59 sqm.
Better than
99
%
of Phuket properties
Better than
93
%
of Phuket properties
Better than
91
%
of Phuket properties
Bigger than
91
%
of Phuket properties
Overall rating:

8.6

Excellent
693 reviews
Cleanliness
8.9
Facilities
8.1
Location
8.3
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The Bungalows are really big and nice furnished.
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More about Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow

Well-positioned in Koh Yao Yai, Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Phuket. With its location just from the city center and from the airport, this 3-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. For those of you who want to venture out, Koh Yao Yai, Koh Yao Hospital, Koh Yao Noi are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Phuket. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service, restaurant.

The ambiance of Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow is reflected in every guestroom. television LCD/plasma screen, internet access – wireless, whirlpool bathtub, non smoking rooms, air conditioning are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including hot tub, private beach, outdoor pool, massage, pool (kids). With an ideal location and facilities to match, Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow hits the spot in many ways.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.1

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

25 mentions

Swimming Pool

25 mentions

Beach

22 mentions

Breakfast

9 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Private beach
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Extra long bed
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Separate shower/bathtub
  • Shower
  • Towels
  • Whirlpool bathtub
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Location
58/10 Moo 4 Koh Yao Yai Sub-district, Koh Yao District, Phang-nga Province, Koh Yao Yai, Phuket, Thailand, 82160
Excellent
Location

8.3

Airports

  • Phuket International Airport (HKT)
    32.7 km
  • Krabi International Airport (KBV)
    42.5 km

Hospital or clinic

  • First standard clinic
    5.0 km
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Phuket FantaSea
    36.0 km
  • Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
    36.9 km
  • Bangla Road
    37.7 km
  • Patong Beach
    37.7 km
  • Big Buddha Phuket
    40.3 km
  • Karon Beach
    40.9 km
  • Nai Harn Beach
    44.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Ko Luk Ko
    3.0 km
  • Kho Yao Yai
    3.1 km
  • Ko Rang Nok
    3.3 km
  • Koh Yao Yai
    3.6 km
  • Laem Kor beach
    4.0 km
  • Ko Nok
    4.3 km
  • KYN Muay Thai Gym
    4.5 km
  • Thanakha Massage
    4.5 km
  • Son Bay
    4.6 km
  • Lae Bay
    4.9 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-6 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 7 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from13:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)200 THB

The property

  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 12
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2012

Reviews of Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow from real guests

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8.6
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Cleanliness8.9
Facilities8.1
Location8.3
Room comfort and quality9.3
Service8.8
Value for money8.6
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9+ Exceptional (250)
8-9 Excellent (148)
7-8 Very Good (100)
6-7 Good (33)
<6 Below Expectation (35)
Time of the year
Mar - May (160)
Jun - Aug (111)
Sep - Nov (119)
Dec - Feb (176)
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10.0
Exceptional
Laura from United Kingdom
Couple
Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

Fantastic!”

Location, staff, rooms

Upon our arrival at the hotel we received a lovely welcome drink and the lady checked us in very quickly. We then made our way to the bungalows, they were lovely, very clean, a lot of space and the best thing, they all have an amazing view of the beach no matter which bungalow you are in! The pool is stunning and looks over the beach, just so relaxing! Whilst at the pool we ordered some food and cocktails, both of which were fantastic! Koh Yao Yai is very quiet and unspoiled, it is perfect! It is very easy to get to Koh Yao Noi by long tail boat and very cheap, which is a bit more built up, but still perfect. Whilst there we went to Mina's Thai cookery school, which is highly recommended, we also got scooters and went around the island, finding a remote beach with only us (4 of us there). It really was bliss! The staff throughout our stay at Betterview were fantastic. One of our friends fell off her scooter whilst on the island (not badly hurt!), when we returned to Betterview the staff bandaged her up and went out of their way to help her. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending Betterview.

Reviewed October 31, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Stephen from United States
Couple
Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in June 2013

Beautiful resort with amazing pool and views”

comfortable, friendly staff, excellent pool

My husband, sister, mom and I immensely enjoyed our time at Betterview Bed Breakfast and Bungalow. We were greeted with a cool towel and welcome drink upon arrival and led to our beautiful rooms. The rooms with huge and the bathroom had both a stand up shower and jetted bathtub. Towels, shampoo and bath gel were provided. The pool was just outside and kept clean. The view from the room was nice and the restaurant served good, abiet slightly spicy Thai food. I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Yao Yai.

Reviewed July 09, 2013

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9.7
Exceptional
Lyn from Canada
Couple
Standard Hut
Stayed 5 nights in February 2014

Peaceful with a fantastic view”

Infinity pool, great rooms, great food

f you are looking for a nice quiet place with a fantastic view and peaceful, Koh Yao Yai is the island for you. it is about an hour and a half speedboat ride from the busy Krabi area and Aonang Pier. It was a super place to relax after our time in Krabi and before we continued our adventured further down south. Swimming in the large infinity pool and gazing out at the ocean at the stone outcroppings in the water,or walking the beach when the tide is out, reading books beside the pool..all added up to a great 6 days. The bungalow that we had in the landscape gardens was beautiful, big and very modern with wifi in the room. Each bungalow also had a porch to sit on. Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. The restaurant on the properly had fantastic meals for lunch or supper. Breakfast was good, filling and included a choice of Thai or American. There were motorcycles/scooters to rent for the day for $6 so that you could explore the island of Kok Yao Yai. At hide tide there is no beach as the waves hit the breakwall. At low tide when you walk the beach don't walk far out as you will be into the mudflats. The water is very shallow at low tide which made it difficult to swim in. If the ocean isn't your place to swim in, and the pool is enough, then this place is for you. We throughly enjoyed it.

Reviewed March 10, 2014

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8.7
Excellent
Alli from United States
Couple
Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

Good place but the island itself....”

Staff, bathroom facilities, scooter rental

This bungalow was really nice, air con and very large bathroom were great. Nam was able answer all of our questions and to help organize our transfers and they also rent out scooters. While our stay at Betterview was pleasant, there is something travelers need to know before coming to Koh Yao Yai. There is not much at all to do on the island, it seems as if they locals don´t really want the tourists and therefore haven´t made much of an effort to accommodate their needs. There are three restaurants apart from our hotel restaurant, and there are a few very small mini marts for necessities. You must rent a scooter to get around the island, but even then there is not a lot to see or do. You can´t swim at the ocean outside of the bungalow here because the tide is too far out. It feels like the whole island is in bed by 10pm so if you are a night owl it could get pretty lonely. You really really need to be quite happy sitting by the pool for the entirety of your stay...if that´s you, then it´s perfect. Again, our stay at the bungalow itself was pleasant but I wouldn´t go back because it wasnt really our type of island.

Reviewed November 28, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Philippa from United Kingdom
Couple
Bungalow
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

Probably my favourite hotel ever”

The location on Koh Yao Yai is really good - there's a couple of other restaurants in walking distance as well as a convenience store. It isn't too far from the Pier which was helpful as we did day excursions to Phuket and the Hong Islands tour. The bungalows are incredible - a good size, beautifully furnished with spa bath. We actually preferred the cheaper ones set back a bit as they felt a bit more secluded. The breakfast had limited options given the size of the hotel but good nonetheless, lunch and dinner had quite a lot of variety. Cocktails were great and a good price, especially during the daily happy hour! We were so keen to stay here the first time we kind of booked the rest of our hotels around this stay, happy to say we'll be going back again in January!

Reviewed September 23, 2018

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8.7
Excellent
Nicholas from United Kingdom
Couple
Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in November 2013

Peaceful escape from the madness of Phuket”

Peaceful, undeveloped location; warm, friendly, personal service, wonderful view across the bay towards Krabi

We decided to spend 3 nights here before moving on to Phuket. It proved to be a wise decision! It's easy to reach from Phuket airport: just take a taxi to Bang Rong pier (~B600, 20 minutes), then a speedboat to Klong Hia pier, then a pick-up to Betterview (can be prearranged for ~B200.) Ko Yao Yai is not much more than a collection of Muslim fishing communities - pretty much the antithesis of Phuket. You won't find much here in the way of sights or stunning beaches, but what you will find is a small island almost untouched by tourism with the main industries fishing and rubber tapping. The roads are fairly deserted so taking a scooter to explore is much safer than in Phuket. Boat trips on a longtail can be arranged at the hotel (steer clear of James Bond Island, ruined.) Apparently you can find flying squirrels here, but we ran out of time. The hotel itself is small, only 12 villas, and intimate - the kind of place you can meet and chat with other couples. The buffet breakfast is pleasant with a range of options to stop you from getting bored and the Thai menu served at the restaurant is delicious and reasonably priced. Thai people were eating there, which is always a good sign. Very friendly staff, particularly Nam, who went out of her way to help us arranging trips, scooter and whatever else we needed (including a birthday cake!) The villa are in the local style, comfortable and spacious with large bathroom and bedroom and a balcony where you can enjoy the view across the bay. In mid-November, it was about 30C, very humid, with massive tropical downpours daily, conveniently taking place 8-9pm and continuing into the night. The lightning show across the bay, coupled with the heavy rain, was spectacular and kept us entertained most evenings. Altogether, the experience was a wonderful introduction to Thailand and proof that you can still find idyllic locations if you look a bit further…in fact, perhaps i shouldn't be sharing our experiences with you!

Reviewed December 24, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Stephen from Ireland
Couple
Cottage
Stayed 7 nights in December 2015

Perfect Place to Sit Back and Relax”

The View, The Rooms, The Peace & Quiet.

This hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Ko Yao Yai is the place to go to escape the madness of Phuket and the Betterview is perfect place to sit back unwind and enjoy the silence. The hotel sits on the east coast of the island with beautiful views across the bay towards Hong Island and surrounding islands. Whilst it's located on the coast, you can only really swim at high tide as it's all costal mudflats on that side of the island, even at high tide it didn't look too appealing so I stuck to the pool which was fine. The rooms are furnished to a very high standard and set in beautiful tropical gardens. The food was always good and reasonably priced, however it is probably a bit expensive compared to some of the local restaurants, which you can find dotted around the island if you hire a moped from the hotel at 300 thb per day. My only real comlaint or concern about this hotel is that in about 2 places the decking around pool has rotted through leaving 2 gaping holes, which is quite dangerous especially to small kids, and I dont understand why they don't just get it fixed, I'd imagine the cost of a few planks of wood and labour would not be expensive in Thailand.

Reviewed January 11, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Kylie from New Zealand
Couple
Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

Excellent hotel. Our stay couldnt be faulted”

Relaxed island style, pool & surroundings, freindly & helpful staff.

Excellent! We were impressed on arrival and equally impressed on leaving. We found the pool and bungalow style rooms to have charm & luxury similtaneously. The hotel has a great atmosphere with only 5 rooms. While there we hired scooters from the hotel to explore the island and we also rode to the closer Chong Lad Pier to charter a long-tail boat to Koh Hong & Koh phakbia. Long-tails from Klong Hia Pier can also be cheap to connect to Koh Yao Noi the more populated tourist orientated smaller island. The beach in front of the hotel at low tide isnt pleasant but there is an alternative landscaped foreshore in front of the hotel. Outside of the resort Koh Yao Yai only has basic tourist facilities but its great for relaxing and exploring which is a perfect setting for this picturesque Thai beach style resort.

Reviewed May 04, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Alfred from Germany
Couple
Cottage
Stayed 2 nights in August 2015

Close to perfect stay @ Better View”

Room Comfort, Helpfull and friendly staff, Quite

We absolutely enjoyed it here. We extended our stay 2 times. Only 2 small minus points had been the schedule of the kitchen: breakfast from 7am till 9am evening last order at 8pm just did not fit to our vacation ideas. That there is no bar was no problem, makes it very quiet in the evening. The well maintained garden is directly at the beach, but 1.5m above and there is no stair to go down. We had to go to the neighbor compound to reach the beach. The bungalows are extremely good equipped, plenty of towels, cushions, amenities and so on. Very clean and everything was working well. Breakfast was plenty and good choices. It was a mixture of buffet and food to order. Staff was very helpful and friendly The surrounding as the whole island is very quiet and in a paradise condition. In paradise there is also no 7 eleven and its hard to buy alcohol. If we come to Koh Yao Yai again, we for sure will stay here again.

Reviewed August 10, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Laura from Switzerland
Couple
Cottage
Stayed 1 night in July 2019

The atmosphere is so nice and the staff was always very friendly ans helpful:)”

We stayed 2 nights on Koh Yao Yai and enjoyed the stay in Betterview. The food was always very delicious and the staff very friendly. We would totally recommend the Betterview Bungalows. The pool was also very clean and had the perfect temperature.

Reviewed July 27, 2019

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9.7
Exceptional
Katariina from Finland
Couple
Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

Superclean, nice surroundings, quiet and unique”

Quality of the whole area, great bungalows, nice view

We stayed for 3 nights, after we left, we thought it would have been great to stay for a longer time! The quality of the bungalows was amazing, everything was very clean and comfortable. It was amazing that we weren't bothered about the mosquitos at all in the restaurant in the evening. The staff was awesome and with this price-range we couldn't wish for more. The only thing that would need some fixing was the bikes. The island wasn't so easy to explore without renting a scooter or a bike. And when we rented the bikes, only one of the five worked out, so it wasn't so easy to cycle more than 30 km. We really enjoyed our stay, I would highly recommend this place, if you're staying in Koh Yao Yai!

Reviewed March 16, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Guillaume from France
Couple
Bungalow
Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

Amazing resort !!! ”

Betterview is located in front of the beach on Koh Yao Yai. Rooms are really amazing, very clean. Big bed, big bathroom, really perfect. The pool with the seaview is also amazing. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Food is really good also. One of my favorite place here. Really perfect for relaxing.

Reviewed October 15, 2016

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8.3
Excellent
Ruben from Belgium
Couple
Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

Relax and enjoy”

Relaxing, Beach, Food

If you seek some quite time to relax in a genuine Thai environment, then Ko Yao Yai is your island. Not much tourists stay on this island and that's what's making it a truly great place. When it comes up to picking a hotel, Betterview Bed & Breakfast makes your dreams come true. Friendly staff, amazing bungalows (including jacuzzi and private terrace), clean pool, good food. If you want to explore the island, hire a bike or scooter. The staff is always happy to help you in pointing out the nice places.

Reviewed January 07, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Timothy from United Kingdom
Couple
Cottage
Stayed 5 nights in August 2013

Not fantastic yet, but will be ”

Room, location, island

We looked forward to our stay at the Betterview, and we weren't disappointed. However it still has a way to go to be truly 'Fantastic' as Agoda rates it, because there are plenty of others that truly are. This is mainly because it is not finished yet! Although we knew in advance, during our stay there was building work going on to complete the remaining cabins all day, so too noisy to enjoy the peaceful surroundings fully. However, once this is finished it will be a great little place to stay. The best thing is the quality of the rooms which have been decorated to a very high standard, and easily match those of any 4/5 star hotel I have stayed in before. Once you've seen the rooms, it makes the building noise a bit easier to bare! The staff were also very nice and helpful. Apart from the building work the only other issues were with the wifi which was down when we arrived due to bad weather, and was on and off for the rest of the time. We couldnt really make full use of the lovely jacuzzi bath as the hot water ran out quickly. The water also has a brown/orange colour (as it comes down from the mountains I suppose!) which is a bit odd. However these are all things that will no doubt be sorted out when the hotel is actually finished. Though there is not 'much to do' the island itself and neighbouring Ko Yao Noi (reachable in 10 min by nearby ferry) are fun to explore and a world away from Phuket (which is a good thing mostly!) and it's silly to come here if you expect otherwise. Only the boring get bored. This place will have its time. We'll be back!

Reviewed August 18, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Elizabeth from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Hut
Stayed 6 nights in February 2015

Total relaxation”

cleanliness, staff, food

Betterview was a wonderful, relaxing treat. We stayed for 6 nights last week in the deluxe seaview bungalow. The room was huge, with a separate dressing area, walk in shower, bath tub and balcony overlooking the amazing views. Onn and the team did everything possible to make our stay as comfortable as possible and Betterview is spotless. The pool area is lovely and very quiet. This is truly the place to relax. It doesn't have a beach but this didn't bother us as we hired a scooter and explored the island. Food at the restaurant is excellent, the only downside being that the restaurant closes at 8pm and breakfast finishes at 9am. We did a snorkelling trip and my partner went diving (book early as only one dive company on the island based at Elixir Resort). I would very much recommend Betterview.

Reviewed February 11, 2015

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8.7
Excellent
Nina from Finland
Couple
Standard Hut
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

Loved it!”

Great food , lovely quiet location, very good bungalow.

We loved our stay at the Betterview Bed Breakfast & Bungalow. Very quiet which was just what we were looking for to start our 2 week Thailand holiday. The food was excellent - some of the best food we have ever had in Thailand. The Bungalow was brand new and very nice with a huge bath room with a view. Staff was freindly and attentive - on our second day they closed the kitchen during the day for some renovation, and because they felt bad about it they arranged a tour to the village for us. Got to see most of the island, and in the end it turned out there was no village but had a lovely day :)

Reviewed February 18, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Petra from Czech Republic
Family with young children
Cottage
Stayed 3 nights in March 2013

relaxing and quiet”

luxury rooms, swimming pool, staff

We decided to stay in this hotel at the end of our holiday in Thailand and after 3 weeks of travelling it was exactly what we needed..quiet, relaxing place, luxurious. WE also rented a scooter and did some trips around the island of KOh Yao Yai...my 5 years old son loved it. It was very safe to drive scooter here. I would certainly recommend this hotel. Only minus is - not very nice beach...but this is typical for Koh Yao Yai.

Reviewed May 13, 2013

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8.7
Excellent
Jon from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Hut
Stayed 2 nights in January 2015

Enjoyed my stay, but some things lacking”

The view, the room, the staff

I really did like this place, but there were some strange little issues which tainted it somewhat. I had payed for the panoramic sea view room and upon arrival the manager had informed me that there was a slight problem with my booking. He said he would put us in another room with all the same facilities minus the view for one night before we move to our room, and due to the managers extremely helpful and friendly nature, we obliged. The room was lovely and not really any different from the sea view one. The manager said to us that he would provide us with some complimentary food and such things, to compensate for this apparent inconvenience. However this never happened, we ate at full cost and rented a moped for the day at full cost which I only really used for a few hours n gave the key back early. The manager was a lovely man, and I almost feel bad for complaining about his false promises, but now I have to take it up with agoda. They also have very strange serving times, breakfast is from 7:30 till 9 and isn't a buffet. You tick some boxes on a multiple choice card and they bring you an omelette.. And the kitchen stops serving food at 8pm. If you fancy a lie in or a late dinner then, well, no apparently. There is no phone or room service and the food wasn't exactly great either. Despite all this, the view is beautiful. The grounds are a bit shabby in terms of the grass n things either side of the hotel, but the sea is gorgeous and you can see a lovely array of islands. The pool was incredibly clean, and the plants and gardens around the bungalows were very nice. The jacuzzi baths in the rooms were fantastic too, and a lovely little touch. Yao Yai as a whole is lovely, very quiet compared to some of the other islands around that part of Thailand. A great place to relax for a few days, but I can't help but feel you would get bored after 3 nights. I would recommend this place, not really a place for young people though

Reviewed January 31, 2015

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9.7
Exceptional
Eric from Germany
Couple
Standard Hut
Stayed 3 nights in October 2013

Relaxing stay on Koh Yao Yai”

Good bathroom, great restaurant and stunning view

The Betterview provides great bungalows with a stunning view to the Phang Nha bay. The bungalows are clean and well equipped as one would expect in Thailand. The breakfast and food was great, the chef is excellent, nevertheless food is quite pricy (try to Twin Son nearby). As the beach is for swimming, there is a nice pool with view to the bay. I recommend to rent a motorbike and visit the beaches on the east side of the island. A small shop is a few hundert meters away. The staff was very helpful and also good in English. I would definitely come back here for a few days relaxing away from busy and noisy Phuket.

Reviewed October 25, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
Jane from United States
Couple
Cottage
Stayed 4 nights in July 2013

great getaway beautiful view, lots of construction”

big bathtub, swimming pool, comfortable room

Betterview offered a whole package of relaxation and comfort. Our room was clean, the swimming pool was lovely, and the restaurant had good food (try the fried fish with sour sauce). We rented scooters from the hotel and explored the island. I suggest getting laundry done at a nearby store instead of the hotel. If you pay in advance make sure you get a receipt, they may try to charge you again on pickup. One problem we had was getting to the island. We flew from Bangkok to Phuket and our flight arrived after 5pm. When we checked the hotel's website for transport info to get to the island it was only duration of trip and price so we thought there would be ferries running later. We realized too late that we had missed the last ferry to the island. We had to pay a local to take us to the island for a hefty fee. I wish the hotel had checked with us prior to our arrival with info on how we were getting to their island and hotel. The long boat driver called the hotel and so the hotel knew we were coming late but did not offer to pick us up from the pier. We had to find another local driver to take us to the hotel. I should have checked in advance the ferry times from the pier and called the hotel for this information but thought that info would be on the hotel website. Other then this, the stay itself was relaxing save for the construction which started around 7 or 8 am somedays. It's right behind the bungalows so you can see the scaffolding and hear the workers talking and drilling. The hotel doesn't offer any tour packages so we arranged with another resort on the island to be taken to the Hong Islands for the day. The workers are Betterview are competent and friendly. I didn't feel that they went out of their way to offer information though, which would have been appreciated since there isnt a lot of information available for that area.

Reviewed August 20, 2013

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