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Free House Bungalow
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Reviewed October 9, 2011

Nice simple bungalows for a good price, excellent food in the restaurant (although in general food is expensive along Ko Samui beaches; same here), restaurant area and general premises are nicely decorated and maintained well. The only problem is the staff, especially the thai lady who runs things. She is about the most unfriendly thai person I have met, doesn't smile and does not make you feel welcome and therefore spoils the relaxed atmosphere that is otherwise unique for the Bho Put beaches (instead of Chaweng). Making money is her game, for instance selling me a taxi ride at 300 baht which proved to be her neighbour in his private car; of course most of the money went to her! She also openly mocked me for not knowing right away how the rental motorbike worked. To me that was quite a showstopper, and therefore I left sooner than planned. So until this lady is replaced I would not recommend the freehouse.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled solo
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2  Thank Tom W
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

Free House is not for those looking for Luxury. The rooms are very basic but clean. The location is probably the best we stayed at any where on Koh Samui and the staff and food is fantastic.Breaiew. At night we had a wonderful supper right on the beach .Breakfast was eaten on the verhanda which has a stunning view. The nights were spent drinking cocktails while laying on loungers with the sea lapping the feet of the chairs. Magnificent and going back in December. Love you Free House.

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Stierlin
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

This was our second visit to The Free House Bungalows. We left with mixed feelings about this place. The photos are clever as they make it look more bright and luxurious than it is in reality. The accommodation is BASIC, we found it clean and the mosquito nets are a bonus. The rooms are dark and no chairs or place to sit could be a serious pain if there was bad weather. Luckily we had pretty good weather so didn't spend much time in the rooms. The hammocks outside the rooms were enjoyed and the atmosphere was fairly relaxed. Some staff were lovely (the massage lady for example was very sweet and gave a good massage on the beach).

We had breakfast at the restaurant every day as the food was nice and it was convenient. We would have eaten there for lunch every day if it was not for the fact that at every meal I had to question the price charged as it was always more than it should have been according to menu price. There were 6 of us so we usually ordered a mix of things. Having to check the bill against the menu and then confront the woman at the bar (who was not very friendly) was quite stressful and made us not want to eat there. So my advise is to check your bill carefully as mistakes seem to be made easily. (we did not find this to be the case elsewhere in Ko Samui or Ko Tao, as after this we always checked our bills and kept a mental total)

As for the location, it suited us as it was not busy and there were a few sun beds and umbrellas provided. The sea is so warm though not very clear and seems safe to swim for families. I found the water sports stuff located a short walk up the beach e.g. banana and speed boat for example, spoiled the tranquility but I guess there's a business to be made and it was not continuous noise so bearable.

We walked to fisherman's village from there most evenings and it was fine about 20 to 30 minutes and there is a kind of pavement so that was ok.

To summarise the place is value for money but or experience at the restaurant put us off returning after our trip to Ko Tao and we went to Mae Nam instead.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank foufou25
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Free house bungalows have a very clever photographer, don't be fooled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Air con bungalows are grotty and prison like and you will find much better for the price in the area. mangey dogs roam around, the facilities are rubbish............I could carry on but I think you can get the general idea. If you are going budget the cheap bungalows are fine, except for all the mossies and the funky smell, but don't expect what you see in the pictures. And please don't book into the air con.
The main thing I don't understand is where all these great reviews came from.
We lost appx £300 deposit by checking out after one day abd they still wanted us to pay another 2000 baht for the one night we had stayed. Just don't bother with it

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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2  Thank wondermittens
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Reviewed August 1, 2011

we stumbled upon the free house bungalows more or less and glad we did. it's a really nice place right on the beach in Boh Phut, Koh Samui. We had a small bungalow with fan, mozzie net and attached bathroom. It was clean and the staff was very friendly. The attached restaurant overlooks the beach and the food is quite good. The massage place right next door is very good. you can also walk to the fishermen village up on the beach for more shops, restaurants and bars. If you want to avoid Chaweng's crowds go there.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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