Bamboo Mountain View Resort3.0 out of 5.0
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I booked here as a last minute bargain for myself and a friend visiting phi phi for 3 nights from phuket. Had to aquire a map from a local shop to find bamboo mountain view as the streets were super busy when we docked in, and a good job too because we wouldn't have found this place by guessing. The bungalow we rented could only be described as a cross between my dad's garden shed and the creepy home of a serial killer. It sounds mega harsh, but if you see the other photos on here it's true. At first we laughed and said it would be a fun experience so we stayed. The bed was ridiculously uncomfortable, however plenty of drinks down the party strip sorted that conundrum out! There were tonnes of mosquitos and other creepy crawlies around as the bungalows are places amongst the trees and next to the island wastewater facility. I thought I had conquered this by fumigating the room with a few cans of repellant and blocking the holes under the door, however during the second night I found a millipede trying to spoon me, and there went that nights sleep! Then the fun part of the stay was opening the bathroom door each morning armed with a can of spray to mace any unwelcomed visitors that could fit through the many gaps between the walls. Anyway, if you've read this and still decide to stay here, I wish you the very best of luck. Happy travelling!
Full Disclosure: we did not end up staying here for the night. Visited as two couples (from Canada) on February 12th 2016. We booked two rooms for an unknown 3 star hotel through hotwire. When we found out that we had gotten "this hotel" and searched it through trip advisor we decided to head down to Koh Phi Phi anyways and to risk it because there was no way that this was the same place that we had been assigned to us by hotwire as a 3 star. As I read some of the other reviews I must admit that we suffered many of the same things. There was no one to greet us at the pier, and with carrying all of our luggage ourselves it took us approximately an hour of trekking in the sweltering heat and asking around (not to mention that hill) to find this place that no one had heard about. Once we got there we saw the swimming pool, although it may look pretty in the picture, I would like to remind you that this is a pool, not a lake... and that the green slime does NOT belong in it. When we were brought up to our rooms the first room.. ALREADY had someone staying in it!!! They just casually opened the door and we were the ones who remarked to him that it was already occupied. Trying not to be impolite I snapped a very quick picture to demonstrate this to hotwire. The second room they tried to offer us... was left wide open when we got to it. Although this may not seem like a big deal if it were a regular enclosed hotel... these are little huts on ground level on a tropical island with many types of bugs and lizards and animals seeking shelter from the heat. It is absolutely unacceptable to leave the door open for no reason. Although the staff offered two other rooms for us, we had decided that these red flags were enough for us, and although we were absolutely furious with hotwire, exhausted from trekking and absolutely starving, we tried our best to politely decline the rooms and started walking around trying to find a new place to stay... which proved quite difficult considering it was the afternoon during high season. So please, fellow travellers, do not stay here. Spend the extra money and book a nicer place.
We thought we were paying extra money to have a really nice stay in Phi Phi and when we arrived the room that we'be booked online didn't exist and they wanted us to stay in a creepy room 100 steps up. We refused and it took an hour of arguing with the manager (who doesn't speak any English) to change us to another room. He didn't want to give our money back neither book another room for us (as I said we had already made the payment via Expedia). The other room they gave us, it was ok but the hostel it's a bit hard to get than other hostels. It's uphill and no directions to it. At night all the way it's very dark. I suggest you get to the island and bargain for another cheap better hostel somewhere in the center of the island.
No taxis in Koh Phi Phi which meant traipsing about the island, asking locals where the hotel was and everyone gave us different directions. Its a pretty long walk for backpackers in the sweltering heat and at definitely didn't like walking home at night. We arrived at the hotel and the woman didn't have great English so was getting confused with some of our questions. Rooms were basic and bathroom was pretty disgusting. Mosquito's everywhere in the rooms, even inside the mosquito nets which meant they were pretty pointless. There were frogs everywhere outside. We didn't go anywhere near the pool, and didn't see 1 person in it while we were there. It looked so dirty and uninviting. I can't say I found it so horrendous that I wanted to move, but if our stay was any longer (we were only in koh phi phi for 2 nights) then I think I would have definitely changed hotels. I definitely wont be returning.
My friends and I booked bamboo mountain resort in phi phi, when we arrived on the island we had to trek halfway up a mountain to get to the resort, we had informed the hotel we were arriving and they didn't send anyone to meet us at ferry. The road up to the hotel was littered with everything imageable and the smell was horrible. When we eventually arrived at ".resort" we couldn't wait to jump in the pool, this was not to be as the pool was filthy, just unbelievably filthy. Sun lounger were broken around the pool. We climbed about 50 broken steps to our rooms. We had booked 3 rooms. The doors were locked with padlocks. On entering the room, the smell was the first thing that was noticed, the net over the bed was filthy, I walked into the shower room and there was holes in the wall, so anything could have crawled in, including a monkey, the holes were that big. There was a sign in the wall saying you had to pay for air conditioning. We decided as a group that we weren't going to stay there. We walked back down to reception where the guy there said he wouldn't give us a refund. We rang the company that we booked through and 3 weeks later we are trying to get a refund. We booked into another hotel for the night and caught the ferry back to ao nang. Never again will I go back to phi phi, Iv been there before and it was lovely and you would think after the tsunami that the local people wouldn't be kinder to the island and look after it, but they have turned it into a smelly kip and don't care what there offering as long as there making money. I will be returning to Thailand next year as it is a beautiful country, but il be staying away from phi phii I just like to say that my friends and I work in the travel industry and use any holidays we get to travel and the bamboo mountain resort is the worst place we have ever seen and shoul be knocked down.
The toilet and the shower didnt work at all for all the 3 days we were here. We just wanted to leave from the first second we arrived but we couldn't. The hotel ruined the whole visit on Phi Phi. Don't choose this hotel!!!!
I'm currently living on Phi Phi doing a Divemaster internship so for me staying in an expensive hotel was out of the question. I came across Bamboo mountain view as I was suggested it by a fellow Divemaster. On visiting I thought it was basic. Bed, shower and electricity but it also has a pool and wifi included. The staff are friendly especially the Chinese lady. She cooks meals, makes coffees and in general is a really genuinely nice person. Luke For me it's perfect as I don't have to pay massive costs to live. No way is it 5* but for now it's home.
It is quite far away from a main village. You have to walk about 20 minutes from a pier. Bungalows are basic only with the fan. There is a swimming pool and a small restaurant. We pay 1000 THB for a bungalow, I think it is quite overpriced, but on Phi Phi is overpriced everything. For a breakfast you have to pay another 150 THB per person. There is also a Wifi, but frankly I did not use it. We rather enjoyed a nice view and sound of the jungle.
Seen a few other reviews and it wasn't that bad! Yes it's a fair way off the beaten track but only a 10 min walk into the action. Room was ok, clean but hard beds complete with mosquito nets (needed). Guy that seemed to be in charge was nice even if it felt like he was coming on to you at sometimes. All in all, typical Thai bamboo accommodation.
The worst possibility to stay. We booked this hotel by an agency and stayed here for couple hours. Everything is awfull, smell and plenty of garbage all over the place. Hotel is sorounded by huts covered by smell and dirty. For this price you can stay in much better hotels.
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7% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 120 reviews