We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bamboo Bungalows

56 Moo 1 Koh Phayam, Ko Phayam, Thailand
Bamboo Bungalows
Write a Review

117 reviews from our community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    37
    38
    12
    13
    17
See reviews for
22
57
14
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (14)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (117)
  • Mar-May only
    (40)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (11)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (14)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (52)
All months
Phuket Town, Thailand
Level Contributor
31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights here before moving across the Island to Buffalow Bay which in my opinion is a better location. Rooms are basic but clean and set in nicely maintained gardens. We were lucky enough to wake up to a group of huge hornbills in the trees outside our room. Restaurant serves decent food and drink & there are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I don't know what stuff is doing there but all territory of a resort is full of old leaves, it's so spooky there and dark all around. And the price is too big for old , bad maintained bungalows. If you don't want to spoil your vacation - avoid this place !!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers are raving about these Ko Phayam hotels

Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Bungalows range from quite basic to nicer looking ones. Each Bungalow comes with the obligatory hammock and a few sunbeds are provided on the beach. The location on Ao Yai beach is pretty good, although not my favorite on the island. Food is good, but a bit pricey. Wifi is sometimes ok, but only available in the restaurant area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Be under no illusions, Bamboo bungalows is very VERY basic. Concrete floor, old matress and mosquito net. There is a loo but it is pretty much outside but he reason it is basic is because that is what it is trying to be. It is right on the beach, lots of places to eat, there are some tourists but I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ghent, Belgium
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It doesn't matter if it's a modest guesthouse or a 5* hotel: some places have "it". The moment you enter you can feel the good vibes, generated from the management (and carefully chosen staff) who genuinely care for the wellbeing of their guests. This place has definitely NOT that kind of vibe... It is very clear that the only motivation... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Definitely a 2 star hotel (no AC, no hot water), but comfortable and with great access to a wonderful beach. Watch the sun sink into the sea each day. Leave your western ideas of service at home and you won't be disappointed. The outdoor shower is pleasantly lukewarm by the middle of the day. Try JJ's restaurant next door for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Florida, Florida
Level Contributor
87 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

I stayed for eight days just prior to Chinese New Year, would have stayed longer but for some minor problems. As stated by other reviewers, this resort is located on a beautiful beach in a cashew tree forest. The bungalows vary from very basic backpacker style (the cheapest) to more luxurious units with windows and nicer furnishings. During my stay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We spent 11 days including new year in this nice place in the middle of the garden. We traveled all over the Koh Phayam but still considering that Bamboo is situated in the best place and we liked that bungalows were situated in the middle of the "forest", the restaurant was full of flowers, white beach was very clean and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I stood in the Bamboo Bungalows during peak season and was happy to find a Bungalow while everything else around was fully booked. If I wouldn't have booked 3 nights on the internet alteady, I would have left right away! The Bungalow (cheapest category) but not cheap at all with 700 baht was one of the worst I saw in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

In my opinion this is one of the best placed to stay on Ko Payam. The bungalows are great, some are beachfront, the staff is vey nice, food is ok but the best is the atmosphere and the way the beachfront is decorated, especially at night. Great party's and biggest firework on the whole island on New Years eve. They... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

105 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (105)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (21)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (8)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (18)
Viewed
Other (36)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities