Firstly I would recommend a trip here as the location and scenery are fantastic but please bear in mind that the staff seem to be overworked and poorly organised. When we arrived both Noi and Nok were out but there was a walking guide there who was cooking a meal for 3 American girls. After he'd finished he anounced to my wife that he was going on a trek so we could not have lunch much less move into our rooms.
About 3 hours later Noi turned up and moved us into a triple room, not the 2 doubles we'd booked, but that suited us, with a blow-up bed we'd brought we made a comfortable room for us and our 2 young boys.
However when the first guide returned he wanted us to move out of the room and kept saying that he'd told me this room was for his guests. However, I hadn't spoken to him at all. He got agressive and put his hand on the handle of his parang (a one foot long knife used for clearing bamboo), whether a deliberate move or not the message was made clear. I explained that we would not be moving rooms and went to my car away from my wife and kids so that we could discuss this further. Anyhow the issue was resolved and later Noi and Nok explained that this guide had mental health issues....and to ignore him. I never did get to explain this to the 3 American girls who probably think I'm a complete nutter for loosing my temper with their guide but I really don't expect to be treatened by a staff member when I'm on holiday.
Aside from this the place is wonderful, peaceful and the scenery is fabulous. The rooms are very clean, the food is good and people that were there on holiday were like-minded and fun. Nok you need more staff, someone should be at the resort throughout the day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bam Boo Nest offers a range of simple, comfortable and uniquely styled bamboo cottages built by local craftsmen in natural locally sourced sustainable materials. Following the wisdom of the native people, each cottage has bamboo flooring, walls and thatched roof. All have private bathrooms with hot showers, comfortable beds (with mosquito nets), verandas and floor to ceiling windows to enjoy the spectacular views. ... more less