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Buffalo Bay Vacation Club

3.5 of 5 Resort   |   51/3 Ao Kao Kwai, Ko Phayam 85000, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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393 reviews 393 reviews
189 hotel reviews
506 helpful votes 506 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Right smack on the lovely white sandy beach in a quiet part of the Island and about 5 mins to the village by motorbike. I rented a motorbike which is definitely recommended. This was about 180-200 baht a day in the village. Warm welcome from Mei who seems to run the place on her own....but more about Mei below. As... More

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Oslo, Norway
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We spent three nights at Buffalo Bay and loved the beach, the food and the bungalows. What surprised both us and other guests is the owner/manager of the place. He does not spend a second on the guests and if you ask him a question he snaps back at you!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

You have to get a motor bike taxi when you get off the ferry w2hich is very easy. Its quite a way to Buffalo Bay. You get dropped off at the gate and you have to walk to the reception all the way through the resort.We had a lovely room right at the front only yards from the beach. Food... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

OK, so the "resort" accommodation itself is quite basic and on the high side price-wise. We paid over 2,000 baht for a fan room with no breakfast included. ON THE OTHER HAND: it's probably one of the cleanest and more comfortable of all resorts and on the most beautiful stretch of beach on the island. Bonus points for a restaurant... More

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32 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

I have just returned from an amazing three days on Koh Phayam, enjoying the excellent food and hospitality of Buffalo Bay Vacation Club. Honestly, I think anyone giving poor reviews did not have the right expectations. I researched the property carefully before booking due to the poor reviews and found their Web site. Everything promised was delivered, and more. And... More

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Moscow, Russia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Nice clean well decorated bungalow with TV, minibar, fan or a/c, 2 bottles of water are free every day, hot water ( if it included in room rate), in any case there is warm water flows in the shower, the bathroom amenities ( liquid soap, air freshener). Comfortable bed and pillows. 24 hours of UNINTERRUPTED electricity ( unlike at other... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

The owner’s (Demitri) gruff and negative attitude overshadowed the good time that we could have had at the resort. He was absolutely unhelpful and rude. The rooms are ok, bit hot if you’re just in a fan room- although, we did have an infestation of large centipedes in our bathroom… Renting snorkels, kayaks, etc is expensive and should just be... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The internet site of Buffalo Bay Vacation Club is misleading. We expected a warm atmosphere including child facilities but we were received in a very formal way, with minimum of friendliness! There are NOT at all child activities in the resort as mentioned in the site! We noticed during our stay that when that especially Russian guests where warmly received.... More

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Dimas737, Owner at Buffalo Bay Vacation Club, responded to this review

In our website , on first page clearly state that this is private club, what rent bungalows for non-members if they not occupied by club members. Our club members what come every year on regular bases come form different countries and we not have priority or special attention to some nationality or country. Also it mention in our website that... More

Phuket, Thailand
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is such an amazing place. We stayed here last week for the 2nd time, last time was during low season, now in high season, but still it is amazingly beautiful, quiet and stunning. Just love the place, the beach and the hospitality! The tide changes are amazing, offering both a fresh blue sea to swim in and when withdrawn... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Price was okay. We had bungalow with fan. Big fan was enough to cool us. Bungalow was clean and looked like new with big terrace. We had a tv, fridge, toilet and cold shower in the room. Room was cleaned every day. Hotel restaurant was very good, lot of thai and european food. Free billiard room and free wifi. Beach... More

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Address: 51/3 Ao Kao Kwai, Ko Phayam 85000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Ranong Province > Ko Phayam
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buffalo Bay Vacation Club 3.5*
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Located directly on the beach of Buffalo Bay at Koh Phayam island and open all the year, our club offers guests of all ages the perfect destination, with spacious, comfortable, modern bungalows at a very affordable price. From family escapes to long stay opportunity for your retirement, our resort suits most travel tastes. We provide the privacy, services and amenities associated only with luxury resorts at very moderate prices for guests seeking quiet and relaxing beach holidays. We are only a small resort, located on an island without electricity, a good source of fresh water and limited supply of staff and logistics, so please don’t expect Club Med , when everything is included or Marriott Club service. We are private club and in pick season or some weeks our activities or tours organised only for club members.Our bungalows offer some of the finest accommodation on Koh Phayam island. 24 hours electricity, only 22 bungalows, all are with own balcony with chairs, fully furnished with stylish wooden teak furniture, modern amenities and offering the comforts for all budgets. We provide different rental prices for our bungalows – with or without full amenities and discount for long stay. ... more   less 
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