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“NOISEY, DIRTY, UNHEALTHY WATER”
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Bamboo Garden
Ranked #19 of 53 Hotels in Udon Thani
pattaya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“NOISEY, DIRTY, UNHEALTHY WATER”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed there for a week and will NEVER go back or recommend this place. The owner is a nice Thai lady who is an excellent cook. Her ex-husband, Frank, remains there in a small room for many years since their divorce. I first visited this place 6 years ago and they were both pleasant back then.

After MANY years or serious daily alcohol abuse, Frank has become quite abusive himself, as most alcoholics do after MANY years of too much DAILY whiskey. He insists on having what is basically an open-air bar at night for fellow alcoholics, playing LOUD music playing with tota;l disregard for the peace and quiet of the paying renters.

If this was not enough bothersome noise, they allow local school drop-out kids (most 12-15 yr old boys) to come daily to swim and basically take-over the entire common pool area. All this disruption for a few baht!

The room was very small and dirty. The cleaning lady has no idea how to really clean a room.

For all cooking, ice and drinking water they just boil the tap water. Any traveler who has done any Thai research knows that the water is good ONLY for the toilet and cleaning... NEVER for drinking, cooking or ice. Frnak's excuse was, "I've been drinking it for 20 years and not died yet." It is, oc couse, a well known FACT that the local Issan water is LOADED with carcinogens and it may take many years for cancer to show up.

Highly NON-recommended!

Room Tip: Do not bother with his place!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2010

I stayed for one week and had graet pleasure to meet Frank and his lovely wife Nuong. They realy know how to take care the guests. It is nice to have a swimming pool for that low rate they charge and also the food they cook for us was five star.
I would go there anytime again and hope to see them in the near future!
Almost forget: FREE WIRELESS!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank Alex W
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Bangkok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2009

Coming from Loei by car, I called Frank, the owner of Bamboo Garden, for help on the itinerary. It surely saved me quite a lot of time as the place is not easy to find, at night especially. Non Song village is a few kilometers outside Ubon on the way to Bangkok, the guest-house being located on a small alley on the left hand side of the split road. I confess I was a bit concern about where to find a decent place to dine in the surrondings but that was before Frank and his wife greeted me in. Sometimes you know right away that you’re in good hands. The garden is well trimmed, the pool clean, the rooms –and the kitchen- absolutely spotless (one of the 2 bungalows in the garden was still available but I went for a large room in the main house), and let me say that it was already more than I expected for that price ! What’s more, the quickly prepared diner was simply excellent (great show from the kitties playing on the arch over the pool). I enjoyed also very much chatting with my host. Frank you’re a gentleman (and what a life !). I must add that the neighbourhood is remarkably quiet, no late karaoke, no early temple. I left the place after a nice breakfast, happy and relax, sure to come back one day.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
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3 Thank Pigeon-Traveler
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Grimsby
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2009

The hotel is clean and simple with very nice, helpful and attentive owners, beautiful clean pool, and beautiful small garden. A relaxing place and I recommend it to anyone who likes a nice quiet oasis.

  • Liked — Clean, bright and beautiful oasis
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled on business
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london
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2008

what a fantastic relaxing place , great clean pool and very friendly .. will be back for sure i recommend it to anyone who likes a nice quiet oasis

  • Liked — location and pool villa
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled on business
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5 Thank tingtongLondon
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Property: Bamboo Garden
Address: 542 Soi 10 Moo 2 | T Non Song, Udon Thani 41330, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Udon Thani Province > Udon Thani
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Ranked #19 of 53 Hotels in Udon Thani
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
Bamboo Garden Udon Thani

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