Our family of two adults and two children stayed at the JJ Bungalow in Ko Phi Phi Don for two nights in December.
When booking, we found accommodation on the island to be expensive in relation to what was offered in terms of service and offering - and this turned out to be the case for out stay here.
On arrival the pool was dirty and unfiltered - I suspect the owner decided so save some electricity - disappointing for our children who had looked forward to a swim on check-in. We negotiated a 500 THB refund for this (token - should have been 1000 at lest in line with all the penalties that the establishment imposes for various infringements). The pool was restored for use the next day.
We did have help getting our bags to the bungalow - which was a serious climb from the road level - please note, a serious climb up some sets of steeply angles stairs.
Unfortunately the bunglalow had an ant problem - which meant any food was attacked by an army of ants - rather disconcerting. The room was spacious, but the additional bed was a rickety rollup bed not offering a good night's sleep. The toilet and shower room was large but basic.
No breakfast was offered, and we found the 4000 BHT (around 95 GBP/110 EUR) per night to be expensive for a family room. Much cheaper accomodation can be found in the village 5 minutes away - although this could be noisier.
There was a sewerage plant that one has to pass on the walk from the village to the bungalows - terrible smells linger here and piles of refuse in the area point to a hygiene problem.
Positives: The accommodation is not noisy, when the pool was working, swimming was pleasant and this is a nice area. The shop that is part of the hotel is useful. The room was spacious. The porters that take luggage too and from the bungalow are necessary.
Negatives: The staff on reception not friendly and English not good - not service orientated. The climb to the bungalow was not enjoyed and can be dangerous for young children. Lack of breakfast being offered. The Ant problem. The sewerage plant nearly a poor experience. Expensive accommodation versus what is offered - by European and Bangkok standards...
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