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“Small slice of paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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Club Bamboo South
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   2412 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217 (Formerly Club Bamboo Resorts)   |  
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Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Bradenton Beach
Montreal
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Small slice of paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Stayed at club bamboo south from Feb.26 through Mar.5 with my wife and 3 kids

We loved it.

Beach view is spectacular, beach itself is just perfect

Kitchen had what we needed.

Pool was very warm.

Our only regret was not staying longer!

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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New Hampshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Stayed here last year for a weekend and this yearwas just as fine. Our spotless room had a view of the waves from balcony -- and bed. Efficient kitchenette let us avoid restaurants. Excellent beach for walking and shell collecting. Howling wind kept us out of the surf, but not out of the warm pool a few steps from our room. Bliss! We'll go again.

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  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Each of the 18 or so "beachfront, studio units at the Club Bamboo South is individually owned. Except for a few of these units, all the units are rented out via the Angel Vacation agency. We, unfortunately, rented unit #120, which was rented out through the EDGEWATER reality company. Although we had a great unit, on a great location (right on the Gulf), we were surprised that we found a rates notice posted in our room, which covered the other "non Edgewater" units, reflecting rates for identical units, at some $400/wk CHEAPER ! We had to provide our own clean linen and towels, beyond what was initially furnished, and our own toilet paper. We had no internet WiFi and the room's heater was broken. Several days later, Edgewater provided a space heater, after a reminder call, We could have had daily towel and linen exchange, for $400 less per week, had we rented one of the other identical units with Angel Vacations. A trip to the dollar store, by Edgewater Reality, to buy $10 worth of items including toilet paper, bath soap, shampoo, dish soap, a dust pan, and some hot pads, would have been so worth it as far as "guest satisfaction" was concerned. Working out an agreement for providing some WiFi would also have been a nice touch, since it was available to those paying $400/wk less than we were!The unit and pool were fantastic though, and we are glad we stayed at the Club Bamboo. We just wished we would have rented from another agency. I would recommend you call the Club Bamboo South directly and rent a beachfront studio unit through the reality agency they rent through. Staying on the Island makes for a fantastic vacation!

Stayed January 2015, traveled as a couple
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Wheeling, Illinois
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14 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We came to Anna Maria Island without reservations between Christmas and New Years and were fortunate to be able to spend two nights here. All rooms are right on the beach with an ocean view. Our room was on the second floor and we had a beautiful view. The room was a studio with a king sized bed and a Murphy bed couch (didn't use.) There was also a kitchen with a full size refrigerator, stove and microwave (no oven.) Plates and all utensils were also provided. Bathroom was a decent size with a tub/shower. The balcony had a round table and four chairs. There is also a pool. Lounge chairs are available which you can bring to the beach. The resort is in a good location. I would definitely stay here again.

Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
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Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stayed at the end of november to visit the grandchildren. Room was clean and had everything
you needed for a short stay. The beach was beautiful as all gulf coast beaches are. Restaurants
and shopping were close. Every place we ate was very good. Plan on going back this year.
Reading the other reviews we must of got lucky, no problems with room. I always keep batteries in my shaving kit for dead remotes, saves aggravation.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johnston, Rhode Island
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

First I'll start by saying Tina at the front desk was amazing.We loved the room overlooking the ocean. The room was spotless when we arrived and had everything we needed. The pool area was clean and spacious..the only exception was no restrooms by the pool area although you can use the one in the front office. The views of the sunset from our balcony were beautiful...our room had a king size bed and a Murphy bed which was plenty of room for three. Kitchenette was very convenient for making breakfast and once we even made dinner. If you want a hotel experience this would not be the place for you. It does not have maid service or a restaurant..it is more like a condo/timeshare. I loved the privacy, the room, the beach,and the pool. I would definitely recommend club bamboo for families,couples, and singles who want to relax and enjoy the beaches.We stayed in unit 118 and I would book that room again.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oviedo, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We booked through Trip Advisor with Edgewater Real Estate. There is an on-site management company that handles many of the units. The room was clean and comfortable with a balcony overlooking the pool and the beach. The kitchen had a two burner cooking surface, microwave, full size refrigerator, coffee maker, and blender. Maid service was pre and post stay only. Parking is limited at this facility and you must display a parking pass. Be sure to get one from either the on-site people or the real estate company.

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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Club Bamboo South

Address: 2412 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217 (Formerly Club Bamboo Resorts)
Location: United States > Florida > Anna Maria Island > Bradenton Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Bradenton Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Club Bamboo South 3.5*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Now under new managment.Club Bamboo South - Where relaxation and fun begin! We are located directly on the Gulf of Mexico on Anna Maria Island, Florida. We are in the village of Bradenton Beach, just a mile North of Longboat Key, and close to all that Sarasota and Bradenton have to offer. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Club Bamboo Hotel Bradenton Beach
Econolodge Bradenton Beach
Club Bamboo South Anna Maria Island/Bradenton Beach, FL

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