Koh Lipe
Reviews 2014

Lipe Beach Resort TripAdvisor Reviews 2014

Review from oliiiver


11 reviews

Reviews in 10 cities

6 helpful vote

“For what are those excellent reviews?”

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I really looked forward to stay at the Lipe Beach Resort as the reviews are excellent but now, i dont understand why they are so excellent?

Its a good resort for sure, the beach is superbe, the resort nice and well kept.

Bungalows: nice, Basic, expensive, they should get cleaned for that price.

We travelled trought Thailand for two months and we have been on 6 islands and we never paid even close to what we paid here for a bungalow and its not just because of the high season, I checked the low season prices as well.

The restaurant: we never waited so long for a pad thai, we never paid so much for a pad thai and it was not a good pad thai either. There are many restaurants in town which are better, quicker and cheaper.

Longtail Boats: They are all over the coast of Koh Lipe, you will never see the horizon without a boat. Furthermore, they are noisy and its dangerous to swim or snorkel as they ride whereever they want.

Wifi: you wont stay connected to the internet for more than 5 minutes and then it disconnects, it doesnt matter which time of the day or what weather it is, it just doesnt work well and wifi is only at the reception area. I asked at the reception and got told that its because of the weather..... We went into town in the first best restaurant and then the weather turned really bad but the Internet there worked ok. We had much better wifi service and much better, quicker and cheaper food on every other island we have been. We are travelling the world for more than a year now and even in Myanmar we never had such a bad wifi.

Its a ok place but the price is far too high for what you get.

There are islands which are as nice as Lipe and you get much more for your money.

Stayed December 2014, travelled with friends

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Review from RyanaPitkin

Singapore, Singapore

32 reviews

Reviews in 16 cities

24 helpful vote

“Beachfront living at its best”

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We stayed in Bungalow S1 from 7th to 10th of Dec 2014. We just arrived from a 3 hour ferry ride from Ko Kradan, all tired and sweaty - it was really nice to be greeted with friendly and warm smiles. Jackie has been amazing to talk to - you can tell she is very knowledgeable as whatever information we required, she was able to tell us confidently, and even if she was unclear, she would find it out for us.

- very very helpful and friendly Jackie (which we guessed was the manager or owner of the resort)
- stayed right at the beachfront so it was about 5 seconds walk to the beautiful clear sea
- bar and restaurant located within resort with nice food and wide selection of drinks
- Walking Street is about 20-25 mins walk away, motortaxis are always available (cost 50 baht per person per trip so its manageable!)

It was my birthday trip and received complimentary birthday cake by Lipe beach resort and was delivered personally by Jackie so it was an awesome day with awesome service!

Room is very clean, spacious. Woke up everyday to see the phenomenal sunrise. All in all, Lipe Beach resort gave us what we wanted, an idlyllic beachfront vacation with minimal (or none) disturbances.

Highly highly recommended to stay here!

Yana & Katie

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Review from Elina B

Elina B
London, United Kingdom

2 reviews

Reviews in 2 cities

1 helpful vote

“Best place in sunrise”

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This place had it all for me. Great food; cozy bungalow with no insects (!!), located at the best part of the sunrise beach, great staff and a receptionist of worldclass!

I was travelling alone but I did never felt alone at Ko Lipe Beach Resort. The staff really want you to feel welcome and have a pleasant stay which a did everyday. It's not far away if you want to go to walking street, just bring a flashlight and you ready to go!

Stayed November 2014, travelled solo

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Review from SWC1809

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

37 reviews

Reviews in 19 cities

37 helpful vote

“A Perfect Lipe Hideaway”

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I just spent a week at this resort at the very end of Low season. This meant there were a few issues with rubbish on the beach and increased building around the resort but this is not their fault. The end of Sunrise beach that the resort is on is by fair the best and the view is amazing. It is also really quiet compared to Pattaya beach so it feels like a little hideaway. The atmosphere at the resort was perfect and the staff were amazing. Relaxing music played all day from the bar and the beds with Thai pillows allowed some proper chill out time. We lost a couple of days on the island by accidentally relaxing at the resort for too long.

We stayed in a basic beach front wooden hut. The bed was very comfortable and the Mossy net wrapped around the the 4 posters easily. The floor was tiled throughout so it was easy to manage the sand build up. The resort supplied towels, which we didn't expect, and clean ones were available daily. The bathroom was fine and the shower was cold water but had good pressure.

One minor inconvenience is that the resort is a bit of a walk from Walking Street, mainly because both routes can be a little treacherous (through the village or along the beach) and are not lit. The reason this hadn't effected the 5 star score is because the resort do all they can to help you in and out of the centre and you also learn that you do not always need to go to walking street. We ended up spending a lot of time along the beach itself and the walk isn't unpleasant.

All of the staff were very friendly and the 5 dogs they have that roam the resort give it a real family feel. Whenever we had any questions they were answered promptly and our comfort was always top priority. For the bargain price we paid, I would highly recommend this resort. Don't expect luxury and allow yourself to drift at Lipe's very slow pace and you will have a great time here.

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Review from Will G

Will G
Baltimore, Maryland

16 reviews

Reviews in 9 cities

13 helpful vote

“Rustic and wonderful”

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We recently stayed here and it was fabulous. We had a beach front bungalow. We were worried since we had never staying in a bamboo hut with no ait con but it was great. It wasnt to hot and to location and staff was great especially the owner. He was very helpful and present! i would recommend this location highly.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple

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