Koh Mook Rubber Tree Bungalows
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Koh Mook Rubber Tree Bungalows

185/2 Tumboon Koh Libong Kantang Trang, Ko Muk 92110 Thailand
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185/2 Tumboon Koh Libong Kantang Trang, Ko Muk 92110 Thailand
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Thomas S wrote a review Mar 2014
Torreon, Mexico207 contributions104 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Like Vinz-C suggested, there are mixed reviews about Rubber Tree Bungalows and here goes my $0.02 based on our 2-night stay at the end of February:

We stayed in Trang Saturday night and had arranged for a shuttle/long-tail boat service from Trang to Koh Mook. We booked through Rubber Tree Bungalows (called them) so they dropped us off right at Had Farang Beach. There was 4 of us the price was reasonable for this private service. Had Farang Beach is on the west side of the island, and I'd recommend this beach over the one on the east side near the large pier and other accomodations. Had Farang beach is awesome! Pretty clean, very nice for swimming, good restaurants within 2 minutes walking, kayak/snorkeling rentail available for good prices. Since it's on the west-side, we watched the sunset every night and it was wonderful. Able to set up hammocks for the day amongst the trees and relax/swim at the beautiful beach. The scenery is great.

Rubber Tree Bungalows is not right on the beach. Only Charlie's is on the the beach and it appeared few bungalows of theirs actually had an ocean view. Regardless, Rubber Tree is right up the road. The 'hill' is actually about 10 steps. I should have counted but didn't. If you can do 10 steps, you can get to the restaurant of Rubber Tree and also to your private bungalow. Staying 2 minutes from the beach, for about 1/3 the price of Charlie's was worth it in my opinion! My wfie and our two friends we travelled with also agreed. The walk to the beach is a complete non-issue... it's close!

The bungalows themselves are pretty rustic. For the price and location, I think it's a great deal and very reasonable. The inside of our twin bungalow with a fan (we didn't book the AC ones)wasn't the cleanest or the newest, but that's what I'd expect for the price! It met our expectations. My wife and I had two twin beds in our room, but we just pushed the beds together, problem solved. The bathroom is also quite rustic/simple but in our travels we're used to small/simple and not super-modern so all was fine. There were few bugs to deal with, but maybe at other times of the year you may need to use the provided mosquito nets while sleeping. The electricity sometimes cut in-and-out but wasn't a big deal for us. The provided fan kept our room cool at night. There was also a breeze since you're near the ocean. Having a private bungalow is nice. 2 chairs on the little porch/deck were nice, and there's a clothes line to dry clothes also. It's a 2-5 minute walk to the beach depending on your speed. Rubber Tree is closer to the beach than Had Farang Bungalows (just down the road 2 more minutes walking). Breakfast was included in our price, so that was a nice bonus that saved us some money. The breakfast was pretty basic and not fantastic, but having eggs/toast/coffee/juice in the morning for free is very nice and worth mentioning. It's a 20-25 minute walk to the east side of Koh Mook where the big pier and village is. We walked there in the morning when it's cool outside to explore, it was worth it.

Room for improvement: The bungalows didn't have any clothes storage, no night-stand, no desk, and no sink. It wasn't a deal-breaker since we're just backpackers but if you come with huge rolling luggage, just be advised of this. We kept our stuff on the floor and it wasn't a big deal for us, but having a desk or table or something could have helped. BUT, after we woke up and packed our day-bag, we never returned to our room after breakfast because we were at the beach, ate at other restaurants near the beach, went kayaking, etc all the way until after sunset. Therefore, having a simple bungalow like these at Rubber Tree is perfect for a vacation like this, and these areas for improvement are very minor in my opinion since we were only in our room to change clothes, brush our teeth and sleep.

If you come in with the right expectations, this place serves its purpose, is a great price with free breakfast, and has a good location. Therefore I'd definitely recommend it! The staff was also more friendly here than at other places we visited on Koh Mook.
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Date of stay: February 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: We had 2 twin beds with fan, and it was nice for late February. If there's lots of rooms...
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Vinz-C wrote a review Feb 2014
Leuven, Belgium58 contributions62 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Found it hard to get a good idea based on reviews because of contradicting reports, so here's my contribution to clarify some if it;

The hotel entrance is on the 'road' that connects to the main village on the island, at 2 minutes from the beach. that is 2 minutes max unless you are overweight, over aged or suffer from some kind of inability. From the entrance it is a climb over stairs to reception, from which several paths lead higher op the hill to the rooms. It is up a hill, - yeah, sure the island is a mountainous besides the beaches - but this is a good thing for me as it is more quiet more natural and gives you a better view. So count another 2 minutes (rather 1) from the entrance up to your room.
People complaining about insects and reptiles in the rooms... of course you will find them. What did you expect finding when coming to a tropical island? A sterile environment, a Tesco and a giant car park?

Rubber Tree resort is a relaxed, no-nonsence place run by a family who cares.
Yes, the airco failed because of insufficient power on the island,windows and doors did not lock all that good, but was taken care of once the owner got notified. I missed storage space in the room (got to drop all on the table or hang it on too little hangers provided) and a washing line would be handy. The bathroom had limited water supply in the dry season, but that's why it is called dry season. Ventilation is lacking in the bathroom, but staff takes care of this by cleaning it thoroughly every day.
You do get a decent room in an old rubber tree plantation setting in which they created a garden with tropical flowers. You have a view on the beach from above and over the trees that shield your eyes from the horrible Charlie Beach Resort (that place - that rightfully gets criticized by many reviews as being horribly misplaced on a quiet island - was charging a mandatory 'New Year gala dinner' which was the main reason for us not to book it. The event turned out to be total loud crap anyhow).
Breakfast was excellent to our taste and plenty - in essence we could just order whatever we wanted in whatever quantity all inclusive in the room rate. Did not try dinner as there are so many other options around the island to check out.
I will return to this place if I am in Koh Mook again
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Date of stay: December 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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DunaH_12 wrote a review Jan 2013
London, United Kingdom52 contributions52 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort was nice enough, I had a fan room not aircon and was happy without aircon. Perhaps the location, under the trees, on a slope, is cooler than beachside. The reception / restaurant area is nice and breezy, the breakfast is very ordinary however. I was advised not to eat at the Rubber Tree and didn't apart from breakfast. The nicest thing about the place however were the reception and bar staff who were so friendly and full of personality. They were confident, funny and charming and delightful.
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Date of stay: January 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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WonderingDigitalCat wrote a review Dec 2015
Cambridge, United Kingdom19 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oh they have Aircon but it doesn't work because they have power issues, but you find that out after you paid for the room.

You love springs in your mattress? Their beds have plenty. For 1.400 its a great deal! Like a free massage from a passive aggressive sadist.

Do you love the smell of nature? Each room comes with it's own mildewy scent and various places where you can see it growing.

Oh guess what, if there's no air there's no hot water either. Enjoy na ka.
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Date of stay: December 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: the one that does not smell like a haunted mental asylum
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sheepwhisperer74 wrote a review Nov 2014
Luang Prabang, Laos22 contributions16 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Bed was ok, mossie net good. Dirty room, feral curtains full of nesting creatures, and a horrible bathroom, and I've seen some bathrooms, Sri Lankan bus station toilets, and many of India's questionable bathrooms. These rooms are completely unloved, covered in mould, dirt and all kind of animal matter in the bathroom. No basin in the bathroom, a bucket flush toilet, which is fine if it is CLEAN. The included breakfast was a complete waste of time. If this is what 800 baht now gets you in Thailand, time to find a new destination. After 10 years of lengthy visits here, accommodation is no longer the great value for money it once was. Dollar for dollar, Vietnam is so far ahead, and they have some pretty decent beaches too, and the food is bang on as well.
I wish more tourists would spend a few more days in Trang town, it has one of the best night markets for food in the country, and some excellent food options all throughout the day, roti and curry for 30 baht, khanom jeen for 25 baht and some good choices for coffee, plus genuine people and a nice laid back pace of life.
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Date of stay: November 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Iratraveller wrote a review Mar 2014
Helsinki, Finland21 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this place for one night. It's really close to the beach but otherwise the place was a bit boring. For the rest of our stay we changed to Had Farang which was cheaper (550bht for a bungalow) and nicer. Rubber Tree had breakfast included in the 800bht price but the room was not nearly as cozy as Had Farang and for less than the 250bht we saved we got a good breakfast at Had Farangs restaurant. The bungalow at Rubber Tree only had a bed, mosquito net, toilet and cold shower. No sink and no mirror and/or small table in the room. The restaurant also seemed dead the whole week we stayed at the island. The place was fine, but we would only stay there again if Had Farang were fully booked. And actually, HF is closer to the beach since there is another smaller road to get there, you don't have to go all the way up the main road.
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Date of stay: March 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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traynorbrad wrote a review Jan 2011
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia72 contributions55 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We had booked a room for 2 nights but because a returning family wanted our room the owner said that we had only booked for one night. This was not our mistake as he knew we booked with two other couples.
Breakfast was cold, rooms were nothing special. Unfortunately we didnt have much choice on the island as it Charlies or dumps;]
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Date of stay: January 2011
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jira-Jett wrote a review Sept 2018
Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand306 contributions104 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited last weekend . The sea was not that great but the hotel is nice and clean . Staffs are friendly and helpful . The beach near to Charlie is nice . Try local seafood and Singha beer . Walking around is another option to explore the island !
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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elizacass wrote a review Oct 2011
La Jolla, California2,393 contributions557 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Im not one to write too many negative reviews, but this is all about passing on helpful information to all my fellow travelers, which I follow as well! I will start off by saying, there is not alot of choices of places to stay on this island. Rubber Tree bungalows had mixed reviews, but Im open minded! A backpacker not needing all the comforts in the world, just a nice, clean bungalow with some great atmosphere.
I did receive one of the "basic" bungalows, all the "nicer" ones were taken. So maybe others had the opportunity to stay in a better room?
My bungalow was basically a concrete room, not a rubber tree bungalow, ha!
It was a concrete room with a bed, kinda sketchy actually. It had the charm of a prison cell, not that Ive ever been in one! So this was my closest encounter.
My luxury bathroom did not even have a sink, but a bucket...come on, not even a sink! I can deal with with cold water shower, and its funny it had a mirror, but no sink!
The bathroom was attached, with a tin roof, but with a large open space with lots of room for critters of all sizes. Now, Ive had my share of critters, Im a backpacker :) But this bathroom did not have a door that closed, so my rockin room allowed any of those critters to welcome themselves to my room at any time. I heard a large creature one night scurrying along the roof and then " THUD" yes, the critter fell on to the floor of my bathroom , and soon to be in my bedroom. I tried to use some of my own rope to tie up the door to try to keep him in the bathroom, but no sleep for me .
I talked to the very nice man who was running the place, he stated " Oh, thats just a large lizard, I have one in my place too, he wont bother you" I asked to have my bathroom door fixed at least, he said he would let the owner now and put it on the to do list..
There was no other rooms to move to, so I stayed,,,,away as long as I could!
The staff was nice and helpful, the food was good, I only had breakfast there though.
I think there are better places to stay if you look around a little more, or can afford to stay at one of the much nicer resorts on the other side of the island, there are several!
I liked this quiet island, but this place was a miss.
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Date of stay: February 2011
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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NED541287 wrote a review Jun 2011
Belfast, United Kingdom392 contributions304 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed on Koh Mook at Charlie's Beach Resort (quite expensive and the coffee at breakfast is consistently undrinkable!) a couple of times before as part of an organised island hopping snorkeling trip, so welcomed the opportunity to try somewhere different this time. Rubber Tree Bungalows is just a couple of minutes walk behind Charlie's and considerably cheaper. We checked in and were promptly shown to our concrete bungalow - which had its own small balcony area, hot water and air con. The accomodation is well spaced out, with lots of paths and well-tended plants and flowers. Koh Mook is worth taking a day to explore too - it consists of a lot more besides Hat Farang! On our first day we came across the Hilltop Restaurant just a few minutes walk away, so ate there each night - therefore we're unable to comment on the restaurant at Rubber Tree. The owner is friendly and knowledgeable and can organise other trips (such as camping at Ko Rok) for guests. Our only criticism would be that breakfast (included in room rate) was instantly forgettable - very few options from a very limited set menu. However, overall, we would stay here again if visiting Koh Mook. If you need to book onward travel, we suggest you avoid Charlie's and use one of the smaller operations just across the track from the entrance to Rubber Tree.
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Date of stay: February 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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WonderingDigitalCat wrote a tip Dec 2015
Cambridge, United Kingdom19 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"the one that does not smell like a haunted mental asylum"
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Thomas S wrote a tip Mar 2014
Torreon, Mexico207 contributions104 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We had 2 twin beds with fan, and it was nice for late February. If there's lots of rooms available maybe walk around and view them first before choosing so you find one you like the most."
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tommy t wrote a tip Mar 2013
London, United Kingdom55 contributions16 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Eat at restaurant next door as it's very cheap and very good food."
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Rich_IX wrote a tip Apr 2012
Leeds33 contributions34 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pick a Bungalow at Charlies Beach and avoid here."
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PRICE RANGE
£13 - £17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
koh mook rubber tree bungalows hotel ko muk
LOCATION
ThailandTrang ProvinceKantang DistrictKo Muk
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Koh Mook Rubber Tree Bungalows
Which popular attractions are close to Koh Mook Rubber Tree Bungalows?
Nearby attractions include Morakot Cave (Emerald Cave) (1.0 miles), Koh Kradan (4.5 miles), and Koh Mook Ting Tong Bar (0.1 miles).
What food & drink options are available at Koh Mook Rubber Tree Bungalows?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Koh Mook Rubber Tree Bungalows?
Conveniently located restaurants include Perfect Bar & Restaurant, Sugar's Coffee & Restaurant, and Hilltop Restaurant.
Is Koh Mook Rubber Tree Bungalows located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the centre of Ko Muk.
Are pets allowed at Koh Mook Rubber Tree Bungalows?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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