Papillon Bungalows
Papillon Bungalows
Papillon Bungalows
Papillon Bungalows
Papillon Bungalows
Papillon Bungalows
Papillon Bungalows
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8.5

Excellent
/10
(406 reviews)See what guests said
Beach22
Housekeeping16
Breakfast11
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8.0

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 280 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Khlong Khong Beach 90 m
Long Beach, Koh Lanta 590 m
Lanta Animal Welfare 1.9 km
Klong Dao Beach 3.5 km
Kantiang Bay 4.0 km
Lanta Klong Nin Beach 8.4 km
Khao Mai Kaew Cave 9.2 km
Lanta Old Town 10.7 km
Khlong Chak Waterfall 16.8 km
Mu Ko Lanta National Park 16.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Khlong Khong Beach 90 m
free camping 230 m
long beach chalet beachfront pool 250 m
Noteko Thai Spa 460 m
Phra Ae Beach Park 460 m
Andaman International clinic 530 m
The Irish Embassy 540 m
Pra Ae Public Health Park 550 m
Long Beach, Koh Lanta 590 m
Fit On Lanta 660 m
Free Wi-Fi

Papillon Bungalows

Long beach, Pra Ae Beach, Koh Lanta, Thailand, 81150 - See map
  • Airport transfer

  • 280 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Koh Lanta every 57 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.5
Distance to city center3. Km
Location rating8.0
Nearest airportKrabi International Airport (KBV)
Distance to airport54.8 km

Rooms available at Papillon Bungalows

Big Room
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Bungalow - 2-Bedroom
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed &...
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Family Room 4 Bed
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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Air Conditioning Bungalow - 1 Double Bed (2 People)
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed and 1 bunk bed
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Double Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Bungalow
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 2 king beds
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Red Bungalow
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
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Big Bungalow
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  • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
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Bungalow Two Bedrooms
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Papillon Bungalows?

    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 Papillon Bungalows?

    A stay at Papillon Bungalows also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Papillon Bungalows has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Lanta with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

    Is breakfast offered at Papillon Bungalows?

    Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Papillon Bungalows.

    What are my dining options at Papillon Bungalows?

    Papillon Bungalows features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

    What is the smoking policy at Papillon Bungalows?

    Papillon Bungalows does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

    What restaurants are nearby Papillon Bungalows?

    Papillon Bungalows is located in Pra Ae Beach, famous for good restaurants such as Papillon Restaurant, Krua Dan Tai Restaurant and Potato Cafe&Kitchen.

    What are popular attractions near Papillon Bungalows?

    Guests at Papillon Bungalows can easily visit Noteko Thai Spa, Phra Ae Beach Park and Pra Ae Public Health Park located in the Pra Ae Beach area.

    What popular beaches are close to Papillon Bungalows?

    Guests at Papillon Bungalows can easily visit Long Beach, Koh Lanta, Khlong Khong Beach and Phra Ae Beach in the Pra Ae Beach area.

    What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Papillon Bungalows?

    Papillon Bungalows is located in the Pra Ae Beach area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as free camping.

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    What people love about Papillon Bungalows

    • 8.4

      Excellent

      "plenty of options for lunch & dinner - and good quality meals."

      Daniel

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      February 16, 2019

    • 9.6

      Exceptional
      Cleanliness

      "The pool, bungalows, and overall facilities were very clean."

      Allison

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      March 5, 2020

    • 9.6

      Exceptional

      "The gardens and pool were also great for children."

      Stefanie

      |

      December 3, 2019

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    Service score
    9.3/10
    Cheapest price score
    Cleanliness score
    8.7/10
    Room comfort score
    7.4/10
    Better than
    88
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    Overall rating:

    8.5

    Excellent
    406 reviews
    Cleanliness
    8.7
    Facilities
    8.7
    Location
    8.0
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    What travelers say they love:
    Lovely friendly staff and especially lovely guy doing all th...
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    Family with young children
    More about Papillon Bungalows

    More about Papillon Bungalows

    Nestled in the heart of Pra Ae Beach, Papillon Bungalows is an ideal spot from which to discover Koh Lanta. The excitement of the city center is only 3. Km away. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Long Beach, Phra Ae Beach Park, Noteko Thai Spa.

    At Papillon Bungalows, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. A selection of top-class facilities such as free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, room service, family room can be enjoyed at the hotel.

    The hotel features 10 beautifully appointed guest rooms, many of which include clothes rack, free welcome drink, linens, mirror, private entrance. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include outdoor pool, pool (kids), garden are designed for escape and relaxation. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Koh Lanta, make Papillon Bungalows your home away from home.

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    Amenities and facilities
    Excellent
    Facilities

    8.7

    Most talked about facilities

    Beach

    36 mentions

    Swimming Pool

    15 mentions

    Breakfast

    12 mentions

    Housekeeping

    8 mentions

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Swedish
    • Thai

    Internet access

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

    Things to do, ways to relax

    • Garden
    • Swimming pool [indoor]
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Ticket services
    • Tours

    Dining, drinking, and snacking

    • Bar
    • Coffee shop
    • Kitchen
    • Restaurants
    • Room service

    Services and conveniences

    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Laundry service
    • Library
    • Luggage storage
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Smoke-free property
    • Smoking area

    For the kids

    • Family room
    • Swimming pool [kids]

    Access

    • Check-in/out [private]
    • Pets allowed

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer
    • Car park [free of charge]
    • Car park [on-site]
    • Rental car
    • Shuttle service

    Sports equipment rental

    • Bicycle rental

    Available in all rooms

    • Air conditioning
    • Balcony/terrace
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water
    • In-room safe box
    • Internet access – wireless
    • Non-smoking
    • Refrigerator
    • Shower
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    Food and dining
    Breakfast options
    • Continental
    Restaurants on site

    Restaurant

    • Cuisine: Asian, European
    Location
    Long beach, Pra Ae Beach, Koh Lanta, Thailand, 81150
    Excellent
    Location

    8.0

    Airports

    • Krabi International Airport (KBV)
      54.8 km
    • Trang Airport (TST)
      64.8 km

    Hospital or clinic

    • Andaman International clinic
      530 m

    Convenience store

    • 7 Eleven
      980 m

    Cash withdrawal

    • ATM
      890 m
    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks

    • Khlong Khong Beach
      90 m
    • Long Beach, Koh Lanta
      590 m
    • Lanta Animal Welfare
      1.9 km
    • Klong Dao Beach
      3.5 km
    • Kantiang Bay
      4.0 km
    • Lanta Klong Nin Beach
      8.4 km
    • Khao Mai Kaew Cave
      9.2 km
    • Lanta Old Town
      10.7 km
    • Khlong Chak Waterfall
      16.8 km
    • Mu Ko Lanta National Park
      16.8 km

    Nearby landmarks

    • Khlong Khong Beach
      90 m
    • free camping
      230 m
    • long beach chalet beachfront pool
      250 m
    • Noteko Thai Spa
      460 m
    • Phra Ae Beach Park
      460 m
    • Andaman International clinic
      530 m
    • The Irish Embassy
      540 m
    • Pra Ae Public Health Park
      550 m
    • Long Beach, Koh Lanta
      590 m
    • Fit On Lanta
      660 m
    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.

    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-in until22:00
    • Check-out from07:00
    • Check-out until11:00
    • Reception open until22:00

    Getting around

    • Airport transfer fee2500 THB
    • Distance from city center3. Km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)150

    The property

    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of restaurants1
    • Number of rooms 10
    • Most recent renovation2016

    Reviews of Papillon Bungalows from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    8.5
    /
    10
    Cleanliness8.7
    Facilities8.7
    Location8.0
    Room comfort and quality7.3
    Service9.3
    Value for money8.5
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    6-7 Good (21)
    <6 Below Expectation (26)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (94)
    Jun - Aug (12)
    Sep - Nov (79)
    Dec - Feb (106)
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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Cristina from Romania
    Couple
    Big Room
    Stayed 14 nights in December 2016

    Perfect place to stay in Koh Lanta, very close to the beach”

    We spent 14 nights at Papillon Bungalows and we enjoyed every minute. The bungalows are set in a lovely tropical garden and are very clean and spacious, each having a cozy little terrace with a hammock. They were very well equipped with dvd player, tv, a small refrigerator, as well as an electric kettle which came in very handy when waking up very early and needed some coffee or tea. The air conditioning (which you really need while in Thailand) was brand new and worked perfectly. The restaurant was also very good, serving very good Thai food, as well as a few European dishes for those who don't enjoy the Thai cuisine so much. The location was also perfect, Long Beach being 200 m away, as well as a lot of restaurants and beach bars. Tony, the owner, was very friendly, creating a very cozy atmosphere, we shared a few drinks and laughs together. He was always there if you needed help or advice about what to do while in Koh Lanta. The fact that he speaks perfect English comes in very handy, as Thai people are very difficult (if not impossible) to communicate with. We will definitely try to return sometime!

    Reviewed December 26, 2016

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    Due to a lot of previous reviews we’ve got and we earlier weren’t able to respond to, we are using the same reply to all the reviews we’ve got until May 2018. We are really hoping for your understanding regarding this, but I can assure you that we are reading and appreciating all of them. :-) Thank you very much for taking your time to review us, it’s highly appreciated. It’s very important to us to get this feedback, and we are continuously trying to improve our lovely resort, to keep on having satisfied guests and of course getting all those fantastic reviews. Wether you’ve loved, liked or didn’t fancy us that much (which almost never happens ;-)), we are really pleased that you have chosen to stay with us at Papillon Bungalows, and we are hoping for your return someday. Thank you once again! (I can only respond to the reviews that’s been made during the time I’ve been managing Papillon) Yours Sincerely, Tony (MD) with the rest of the Papillon Team.

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    Papillon Bungalows
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Andrea from Canada
    Couple
    Big Room
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2019

    Small resort with wonderful staff”

    Papillon Bungalows was a great place to stay for our 5 days in Koh Lanta, The beach is 200 meters away a short 5 minute walk. There is a path at the back of the resort that takes you directly to the beach. The only downside to this resort is that there is no beach club. You will need to lay on your towel on the sand or rent chairs for 300 baht per person. They will give you discount if you rent two chairs - 500 baht. There are great restaurants on the beach as well as the resort has a great restaurant. If you plan is to spent down on the beach this is a great place. The tuk tuk to old town and to the pier is an easy drive. We went to the pier as there is a night market and great restaurants. The tuk tuk drive is around 100 baht or so and we did this a couple of times as it is great evening out after spending the day at the beach. The resort has a tuk tuk - if there are not able to take you to where you need to go they will flag on down for you. Don't hesitate to stay here!

    Reviewed February 26, 2019

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    Thank you very much for taking your time to review us, it’s highly appreciated. It’s very important to us to get this feedback, and we are continuously trying to improve our lovely resort, to keep on having satisfied guests and of course getting all those fantastic reviews. Wether you’ve loved, liked or didn’t fancy us that much (which almost never happens ;-)), we are really pleased that you have chosen to stay with us at Papillon Bungalows, and we are hoping for your return someday. Thank you once again! Yours Sincerely, Christer with the rest of the Papillon Team

    Responded May 03, 2019
    Papillon Bungalows
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Allison from United States
    Couple
    Air Conditioning Bungalow - 1 Double Bed (2 People)
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

    Our Stay in Koh Lanta”

    Papillon Bungalows exceeded our expectations! The pool, bungalows, and overall facilities were very clean. It was so nice to be able to relax in the pool or on the front patio after a long day at the beach. We had dinner at Papillon Bungalows twice and it was really good both times. It was also fun being able to eat dinner in one of the open bungalows in the dining area. Papillon Bungalows is only a short walk to the beach and the restaurant on the beach was pretty good too. We enjoyed having a sunset cocktail at the beach bar which is only a short walk from the bungalows. They also had motorbikes for rent and it was very cheap and so much fun to explore the island! The staff was always so friendly too! We would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed March 06, 2020

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    Wow , we are overwhelmed by gratitude from all your nice words . Thank you for taking time writing us a review. Your opinion help us to be our very best. We are trying very hard to maintain a resort with a service minded family feeling to it. Welcome back any day! Best regards, Papillon team ❤️

    Responded March 21, 2020
    Papillon Bungalows
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alys from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Big Room
    Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

    Great bungalow, great location, great owner; highly recommend if staying on Lanta”

    Tony was really helpful in advance of and throughout our stay. The bungalow was brilliant; we had one of the large ones and well worth it. It's a great location on long beach; so close to the beach and also to the Phra Ae Road for restaurants (some really good traditional thai), bars and amenities. We didn't eat at the bungalows, aside from breakfast, but all food options looked good. We loved that rather that giving bottles of water each day, they provided 2 and had a water tap to refill as often as you needed, minimising plastic wastage. When we return to koh lanta, we would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed November 18, 2018

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    Thank you very much for a great review, the rating, and for taking your time to write it! :-) It's really great to read what you've wrote, and words can't say enough to show our appreciation. It was really nice to have you staying with us, and you are of course most welcome back. Also, it's great that you've appreciated our efforts to contribute to less unnecessary waste in the world. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and all the best wishes! Yours Sincerely, Tony with Papillon Team

    Responded November 26, 2018
    Papillon Bungalows
    9.3
    Exceptional
    robert from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Family Room 4 Bed
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

    Enjoyable, realxing stay in beautiful surroundings”

    Proximity to beach , customer service, restaurant

    Coming into Koh Lanta, the main road seemed a bit scruffy and run down, and was not what I was expecting. Once off the road however, everything was different. The bungalows are concealed within lush, shady grounds. We were met a reception with smiles and cold drinks and taken straight to our bungalow. We had a family bungalow which was clean and spacious, with air conditioning and a fan. The beach is a very short walk away, through the grounds and down a little track. The area is clean and feels very safe….and we all agreed that the beach was beautiful….clean with clear water and so much space! After the relatively crowded beaches of Kata and Phi Phi it was lovely to have so much space. There are a few sunbeds scattered around, but no parasols, but this is no problem as it is easy to keep in the shade….and they are free! It looked as though there were more loungers with shades further along. There are a few lovely beachfront cafes with wooden sunbed canopy type beds with throws and cushions (aswell as tables and chairs) available…but the whole atmosphere is so relaxed, these seem available for use all day long! Sitting watching the sun go down on one of the beds, with a cocktail is one of my best memories of our holiday! The restaurant area is lovely…pretty during the day, but even better at night with lots of twinky lights and quirky tables and chairs (and hammocks) adding to the relaxed atmosphere. The food was also excellent…with combo Thai dishes to allow you to try different things as well as a variety of thai and western food. The best full English breakfast all holiday!  Great customer service…ferry tickets with transfers booked, and staff always on hand to help. One small point….no toiletries are provided, which when traveling light is a bit of a pain. Other than that…couldn’t ask for more. Would love to stay again!

    Reviewed February 23, 2014

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    John from United Kingdom
    Family with teens
    Family Room 4 Bed
    Stayed 6 nights in February 2017

    Exceptional”

    We had a very enjoyable stay. Papillon has friendly unobtrusive staff and a relaxing vibe in a tropical garden setting. It has a nice cooling pool and is a short stroll to the lovely sandy Long Beach. I would make a couple of suggestions to improve the facilities in the 1 room family accommodation - a table and an electrical socket close to where the kettle is situated. Overall, I would recommend Papillon to anyone visiting Koh Lanta.

    Reviewed February 12, 2017

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    Dear John, Thank you for a great review and that you have taken your time to write it! Thank you also for your suggestions, and as a matter a fact the table's already in the "pipeline". We have already after your stay put some electrical extensions in all of our rooms, since we've heard from some other guests too that the cables to the kettle's is short. We do hope you'll come back someday to see our improvements! :-) Best Regards Tony with Staff

    Responded April 27, 2017
    Papillon Bungalows
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Katrin from Thailand
    Group
    Big Room
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2017

    Perfect stay with super nice staff”

    We actually just wanted to spent 3 days in Ko Lanta but extended our stay. One of the reasons was the nice staff and our super nice bungalow. The whole area is clean and put together lovely. You can get water for free, rent motorbikes or DVDs directly at the front desk and it's only a five minute walk to the beach which has a nice restaurant, chill and massage area. But you can also eat at papillon bungalows itself. The food is very nice. Ican only recommend staying here :)

    Reviewed August 21, 2017

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    Due to a lot of previous reviews we’ve got and we earlier weren’t able to respond to, we are using the same reply to all the reviews we’ve got until May 2018. We are really hoping for your understanding regarding this, but I can assure you that we are reading and appreciating all of them. :-) Thank you very much for taking your time to review us, it’s highly appreciated. It’s very important to us to get this feedback, and we are continuously trying to improve our lovely resort, to keep on having satisfied guests and of course getting all those fantastic reviews. Wether you’ve loved, liked or didn’t fancy us that much (which almost never happens ;-)), we are really pleased that you have chosen to stay with us at Papillon Bungalows, and we are hoping for your return someday. Thank you once again! (I can only respond to the reviews that’s been made during the time I’ve been managing Papillon) Yours Sincerely, Tony (MD) with the rest of the Papillon Team.

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    Papillon Bungalows
    8.0
    Excellent
    leah from Ireland
    Solo traveler
    Air Conditioning Bungalow - 1 Double Bed (2 People)
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

    Great place to relax ”

    Welcoming hotel owners, proximity to the beach, comfortable and relaxing place to stay

    I was warmly welcomed on my arrival to Papillon Bungalows by the Caroline and Jens. The couple have recently taken over management of the resort and so far are doing a great job. As soon as I arrived jens was there to help me with everything I needed to know. They organised bike rental and offered to help with transport. They also have two young sons so it add a very warm family feeling to the resort. The rooms are spacious and most importantly clean. The beds are comfortable and the shower is quite good (nothing fancy but it has a bit more power than just a dribble. They have an abundance of DVDs for you to choose from (something I wish more hotels/hostels did) and there’s plenty of info about the island and its activities. Another bonus is the hotels proximity to the beach about 3 mins walk and you are on long beach. You can always find a little empty patch to perch on. So its not overrun or overcrowded. Its pretty relaxing here and comfortable place to stay. At night there wasn’t really many places nearby to have a drink. The places that were nearby were often dark or poorly lit. If you are in a couple or group I am sure it would not pose a problem. I only say this as a solo female traveller. But if you are going to koh Lanta its not about the night life. Its a place to relax and re-coup. There are plenty of bars around and a few nightclub. I only offer this advice to other solo female travellers. Overall this is a lovely place to stay and do not be put off by my comments. The resort and surrounding area is very safe and Caroline and Jens are always willing to lend a helping hand.

    Reviewed December 18, 2011

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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Niko from Finland
    Couple
    Big Room
    Stayed 13 nights in February 2016

    The Best”

    Booked this resort purely based on the reviews and the fact that management responds to peoples reviews. I paid for 13 days in advance on one of the larger bungalovs, which I thought it might be a bit of a gamble based on previous experiences in Thailand. We ended up having a wonderful time. I fully agree with other reviews, this is a great resort with exceptional staff. From the moment we arrived to the time it was to leave we felt almost like being home. Small and simple bungalovs spread spaciously around the garden gives you privacy and the bungalovs are kept very clean and in good condition, as is the whole resort area. Nice feature is having separate AC and fan on the bungalov. Food in the restaurant is excellent, as it is all around Ko Lanta. Special thanks for having the muesli + yogurt + fruits combo at breakfast. In this price range I doubt there is better alternative available, amazing value! Thanks again Papillon team, you are the best!

    Reviewed March 15, 2016

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    Due to a lot of previous reviews we’ve got and we earlier weren’t able to respond to, we are using the same reply to all the reviews we’ve got until May 2018. We are really hoping for your understanding regarding this, but I can assure you that we are reading and appreciating all of them. :-) Thank you very much for taking your time to review us, it’s highly appreciated. It’s very important to us to get this feedback, and we are continuously trying to improve our lovely resort, to keep on having satisfied guests and of course getting all those fantastic reviews. Wether you’ve loved, liked or didn’t fancy us that much (which almost never happens ;-)), we are really pleased that you have chosen to stay with us at Papillon Bungalows, and we are hoping for your return someday. Thank you once again! (I can only respond to the reviews that’s been made during the time I’ve been managing Papillon) Yours Sincerely, Tony (MD) with the rest of the Papillon Team.

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    Papillon Bungalows
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gary from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Air Conditioning Bungalow - 1 Double Bed (2 People)
    Stayed 10 nights in October 2015

    Exactly what we were looking for.”

    Friendly, relaxed, affordable

    Stayed 10 nights at Papillon and thoroughly enjoyed it. Tony and the staff are really friendly and helpful, but never pushy. We stayed in a regular bungalow, which wasn't huge, but was perfectly adequate for the two of us, with a large clean bathroom with hot water shower, and a nice little outside sitting area with that holiday essential - the hammock!. Great wifi in the room (as throughout the resort) and very importantly enough sockets to keep everything charged. Room can be cleaned daily, or on request, and the staff do a great job. Quiet and reliable aircon, and a ceiling fan meant it was nice to be able to switch between the two at different times. I do like a firm mattress, and found the bed to be very comfy. Bungalows are set in a quiet garden with a nice little pool which is perfect for cooling down after a hard day bombing around the island on a bike, and the resort has a nice little restaurant/bar area. Menu wasn't hugely extensive, but what there was, was good (and that was seconded by my boyfriend who is himself Thai). It's just a short little two minute stroll down a little dirt track through the undergrowth, and you find yourself on a beautiful, quiet stretch of beach, with a couple of nice little beach bars/restaurants easily accessible - a great place to sit and relax and catch a few sunsets. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed November 02, 2015

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    Due to a lot of previous reviews we’ve got and we earlier weren’t able to respond to, we are using the same reply to all the reviews we’ve got until May 2018. We are really hoping for your understanding regarding this, but I can assure you that we are reading and appreciating all of them. :-) Thank you very much for taking your time to review us, it’s highly appreciated. It’s very important to us to get this feedback, and we are continuously trying to improve our lovely resort, to keep on having satisfied guests and of course getting all those fantastic reviews. Wether you’ve loved, liked or didn’t fancy us that much (which almost never happens ;-)), we are really pleased that you have chosen to stay with us at Papillon Bungalows, and we are hoping for your return someday. Thank you once again! (I can only respond to the reviews that’s been made during the time I’ve been managing Papillon) Yours Sincerely, Tony (MD) with the rest of the Papillon Team.

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    Papillon Bungalows
    8.7
    Excellent
    claudia from Germany
    Couple
    Big Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2015

    Very friendly staff and great breakfast”

    Cheap scooter renting, very very friendly staff, located close by the beautiful beach

    Our stay at the Papillon Bungalows was really nice. The atmosphere there is really warm and friendly and in comparison to other accommodation, you can count on the staff, they arrange everything you need and do not cheat on you. We rent a scooter for a day which is a great opportunity to discover the island yourself and we bought our ferry ticket to Koh Jum at the reception. Since we had to leave quite early in the morning, it was no problem for them to prepare our breakfast earlier than it is actually served. The beach is really nice, and at night you can relax at the bar on the beach that is close by.

    Reviewed April 08, 2015

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Richard from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Air Conditioning Bungalow - 1 Double Bed (2 People)
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

    Perfect place to relax”

    Papillon is a wonderful little oasis and a perfect place to relax. Cosy bungalows are about 5 minutes walk to a great stretch of beach where you can play volleyball, sunbathe, have a drink at a beach bar and go for a nice swim. The food at Papillon was the best we tried on the island and cheaper than at some restaurants along the beach. Staff are extremely helpful and booked the trips we selected and helped us to negotiate discounts too. You can hire a motorbike there, relax in cosy pagodas or with a book in a hammock. We only booked originally for 2 nights but ended up staying for the rest of our holiday and will not hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed April 10, 2016

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    Due to a lot of previous reviews we’ve got and we earlier weren’t able to respond to, we are using the same reply to all the reviews we’ve got until May 2018. We are really hoping for your understanding regarding this, but I can assure you that we are reading and appreciating all of them. :-) Thank you very much for taking your time to review us, it’s highly appreciated. It’s very important to us to get this feedback, and we are continuously trying to improve our lovely resort, to keep on having satisfied guests and of course getting all those fantastic reviews. Wether you’ve loved, liked or didn’t fancy us that much (which almost never happens ;-)), we are really pleased that you have chosen to stay with us at Papillon Bungalows, and we are hoping for your return someday. Thank you once again! (I can only respond to the reviews that’s been made during the time I’ve been managing Papillon) Yours Sincerely, Tony (MD) with the rest of the Papillon Team.

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    Papillon Bungalows
    8.3
    Excellent
    Amelinna from Australia
    Couple
    Air Conditioning Bungalow - 1 Double Bed (2 People)
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

    Good bed but yellow water and mosquitos”

    I liked the comfortable bed and stylish interior

    papillon bungalows was our first accommodation in thailand. they have lovely rooms we had room 11 which had a/c, a fan, double bed, mini fridge, tv and dvd player and our own bathroom. everything was clean and the bed is very comfortable. they have a hammock infront of every room and a some chairs and a broom. the broom is handy because walking on the gravel and grass to your room can get messy. they have free wifi only in their outdoor restaurant area. lots of mosquitos in the room but you can get a coil thing from them and that should do the trick. water is yellow for some reason, i think it's rain/tank water? didn't bother us that much but was weird at first. there was no complementary water and because it's kinda low season the restaurant close at 2pm so you have to go to the nearest mini mart just 300m down the road on the opposite side. hot water not that hot but water pressure is good. also, the rooms aren't very soundproof. you can hear the next room easily so keep that in mind when staying up late.. happened to us while we were watching a dvd. apparently we were too loud? tv is mostly in thai so the owners kindly have a dvd selection you can take to your room to watch. no bad collection. they are walking distance to the beach, you can hire scooter from them from 250 baht a day. don't forget to ask for helmets of you want them. you don't need a licence, just an id will do. i recommend getting a scooter because there's not much around long beach but hotels and restaurants. you'd want the scooter to head into sala dan which is about 12min ride. or you can take a tuk-tuk taxi. i think that's it! it's a good stay, they have a swimming pool as well and a dog. overall, we had a pleasant stay and recommend it to people who just wants to relax and feel at home. this is the place for you. if you don't like mosquitos, bugs and insect then i don't recommend it.

    Reviewed April 24, 2012

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    9.6
    Exceptional
    Samantha from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Family Bungalow - 2-Bedroom
    Stayed 8 nights in October 2018

    Taste of paradise ”

    We had an amazing stay at Papillon Bungalows. Tony and the staff could t have been more helpful and friendly. The accommodation was clean and comfortable,breakfast was delicious and the pool was lovely. Set amongst beautiful gardens and a 5 min walk to stunning Long Beach. Plenty of restaurants walking distance but food at Papillon was very nice too. Our children loved it here too. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed November 02, 2018

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    Thank you very much for a great review, and for taking your time to write it! :-) It was an amazing time for us having you here as well, and we are very happy that you've appreciated your stay and the services we've provided that much. It's always a pleasure to make the best we can for our staying lovely guests. All the best to you and your Family, and thank you once again for your warm words. Hope to see you again! :-) Yours Sincerely, Tony with Papillon Team

    Responded November 26, 2018
    Papillon Bungalows
    8.0
    Excellent
    David from New Zealand
    Family with young children
    Family Room 4 Bed
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2013

    Extremely relaxing”

    Quiet, lovely swimming pool for kids, nice sitting areas to relax

    Loved our stay at Papillon Bungalows. This place was amazing value for money, had lovely areas to relax, great swimming pool for our young kids (aged 7 and 4) and came with a lovely breakfast which was made to order (not buffet style). Owners and staff were very friendly. We didn't venture down to the beach much, Long beach was not the best swimming beach for the kids and the water wasn't so good in low season (jellyfish were around also). The bar/restaurant area closed early being low season, however there were good restaurant options close by (May's Kitchen was excellent!), and you could still sit in the restaurant area to use internet, read etc. Would definitely recommend Papillon Bungalows as a place to stay if you are looking for basic accommodation options at a great price.

    Reviewed August 21, 2013

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    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gina from United States
    Couple
    Air Conditioning Bungalow - 1 Double Bed (2 People)
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2016

    Great Stay”

    Papillon staff are so welcoming and accommodating to us. They were very helpful with setting up travel arrangements and communicating with us throughout our stay. Tony, the owner, went out of his way to intruduce himself and make sure we'd arrived safely from our previous location. The setting is quiet and serene, with a very short walk to beautiful Long Beach. Rooms are nice and comfortable and kept very clean. Breakfast was always yummy! This is a great stay for singles, couples, and families alike with an overall peaceful and warm vibe. The resident dog even greeted us and walked us to our room when we'd arrived home late after an evening on the town-very sweet! Overall high recommendation! We'd definitely return to Papillon!

    Reviewed December 28, 2016

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    Dear Gina, Thank you for a great review and that you have taken your time to write it. :-) Me and the staff are genuinely happy that you've felt the way you did when you described your stay here, and I do get proud of the words you're writing about me and the staff. With the staff-members we have I'm confident that our guests is taken care of, and they do show me that time after time. It's great that you have appreciated the surroundings, closeness to the beach, our food and of course the company of our dog Becky, and he do love to take care of our guests as well. Thanks once again and you are definitely more than welcome back! :-) Best Regards Tony with Staff

    Responded May 11, 2017
    Papillon Bungalows
    8.4
    Excellent
    Stephanie from United States
    Group
    Big Room
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Excellent staff, great location on Long Beach”

    Overall this was a solid place to stay for being near Pra Ae beach and if you want to go to one of the parties at Pangea beach bar. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The bungalows are basic, but they are clean and the shower/air conditioning is very adequate. The beds and bedding could be upgraded to be more comfortable. The property was surprisingly quiet and the curtains keep the rooms dark.

    Reviewed February 21, 2019

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    Thank you very much for taking your time to review us, it’s highly appreciated. It’s very important to us to get this feedback, and we are continuously trying to improve our lovely resort, to keep on having satisfied guests and of course getting all those fantastic reviews. Wether you’ve loved, liked or didn’t fancy us that much (which almost never happens ;-)), we are really pleased that you have chosen to stay with us at Papillon Bungalows, and we are hoping for your return someday. Thank you once again! Yours Sincerely, Christer with the rest of the Papillon Team

    Responded May 03, 2019
    Papillon Bungalows
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Gary
    Solo traveler
    Air Conditioning Bungalow - 1 Double Bed (2 People)
    Stayed 5 nights in October 2017

    4th visit!”

    My 4th stay at this little paradise on Lanta, and I think that says it all!. It's clean, quiet and chilled, with bungalows spaced out around a quiet, tree-filled garden, the perfect spot for a bit of hammock-time! The staff are some of the most attentive and friendly that I've come across, and the onsite restaurant does fantastic, reasonably priced and very tasty thai food which you can get tailored to your own personal level of spiciness, and which cater for us vegetarians with tofu versions of most dishes. There are also a few western dishes for those missing home. The included breakfast is basic but good, and sets you up nicely for the day. A small plunge pool is an added bonus, and lovely for a cool dip at the end of a hot day! Bungalows themselves are basic, but perfectly adequate, coming with large comfy bed, aircon, fan, mozzie nets, fridge and private bathroom with hot water. My only small gripe is with the bedding. although spotlessly clean, I'd prefer a couple more pillows, and more that just a thin top-sheet, though they do state that you can request extra blankets etc. The beach itself is only a couple of minutes walk away down a little dirt track, and there are some nice places to eat and drink. There are also a mini-mart, ATM, and clinic within a few minutes out on the street. I'm already missing my little home-from-home.

    Reviewed November 06, 2017

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    Thank you very much for a great review, and that you have taken your time to write it! :-) It's always a pleasure having you here at Papillon, and like always we started to miss you immediately after you've left. We'd like seeing you laying in your hammock, reading your books and just relaxing there or at the pool area soon again. ;-) We do appreciate your input regarding extra pillows and blankets, and as you've wrote you can always get it on request from the reception. Thanks again, and we'll hopefully see you soon again! :-) Best Wishes and Regards Tony with Staff

    Responded November 17, 2017
    Papillon Bungalows
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Barbara
    Couple
    Air Conditioning Bungalow - 1 Double Bed (2 People)
    Stayed 9 nights in December 2018

    Wonderful place and lovely crew”

    The resort is amazing, a very relaxing atmosphere and close to the beach. The food and the service was amazing. Last but not least, the crew was very professional and they will do all they can to ensure that you are having a pleasant experience. So thank you everyone in Papillon bungalows. I highly recommend this resort.

    Reviewed December 22, 2018

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    Thank you very much for taking your time to review us, it’s highly appreciated. It’s very important to us to get this feedback, and we are continuously trying to improve our lovely resort, to keep on having satisfied guests and of course getting all those fantastic reviews. Wether you’ve loved, liked or didn’t fancy us that much (which almost never happens ;-)), we are really pleased that you have chosen to stay with us at Papillon Bungalows, and we are hoping for your return someday. Thank you once again! Yours Sincerely, Tony with the rest of the Papillon Team

    Responded May 03, 2019
    Papillon Bungalows
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Melissa from Australia
    Family with teens
    Big Room
    Stayed 8 nights in April 2018

    Great place to stay”

    We loved the Papillon Bungalows. The entire staff from reception to kitchen to cleaning were amazing and couldn't do enough for us. We were lucky enough to have the entire resort to ourselves and were very spoilt. I would recommend anyone to stay here, we will defiantly be back. Thanks Tony and the Papillon staff

    Reviewed May 22, 2018

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    Due to a lot of previous reviews we’ve got and we earlier weren’t able to respond to, we are using the same reply to all the reviews we’ve got until May 2018. We are really hoping for your understanding regarding this, but I can assure you that we are reading and appreciating all of them. :-) Thank you very much for taking your time to review us, it’s highly appreciated. It’s very important to us to get this feedback, and we are continuously trying to improve our lovely resort, to keep on having satisfied guests and of course getting all those fantastic reviews. Wether you’ve loved, liked or didn’t fancy us that much (which almost never happens ;-)), we are really pleased that you have chosen to stay with us at Papillon Bungalows, and we are hoping for your return someday. Thank you once again! (I can only respond to the reviews that’s been made during the time I’ve been managing Papillon) Yours Sincerely, Tony (MD) with the rest of the Papillon Team.

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