Club Bamboo Boutique Resort & Spa3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
I stayed in one of the bungalow rooms with a 'view' of the local sewage pond. When you are greeted with an empty can of insecticide inside your room you know something ain't right. Termite infested floor boards, small millipedes in the bathroom, mouse droppings around the perimeter and mosquitoes flying around the room pretty much says this place has seen better days. Breakfast is expensive for what it is and uninspired. Add the remote location (which could be nice) and the inconvenient and unreliable "shuttle bus" to the beach (forcing you to take expensive ($8 to $10) tuk-tuks, you are better off looking at the many newer hotels that may cost a bit more but offer a better overall experience closer to the beach.
The staff is extremely rude and unhelpful, the pool was nice but very poorly located, and the food was terrible and overpriced. Along side of the fact that the "spa" was 2 to 3 times the cost of any other place for the same treatments and massages. The fat receptionist is unhelpful and rude. She will lead you to do events at exorbitant high prices and act like she is better than you. Pool/Food issues: The pool is poorly designed and backwards were one can never sunbath around the pool. The sun is blocked or directed in the opposite direction. As for the food stay away. The "shrimp cocktail" comes with thousand island dressing and all of five medium size shrimp. The daily special drinks are overpriced and under-alcoholed, and of course the bruchetta has no cheese, is a garlic mess, and for some reason has tons of salt. The rooms themselves are nice but as a person looking to be near the "action" but in a tranquil place find another location. This terrible place is away from the action but anything but peaceful. Overall, overpriced at anything above 2000 baht a night, rude staff that is not helpful, and a poor choice to stay. On another note there is a fabulous little outdoor kitchen at the bottom of the hill from the hotel-- "boutique" my posterior--that serves wonderful Thai food at a great price.