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“between Poor & average”
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Cactus Bungalow
Ranked #7 of 157 Bophut B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

The major problem of this place is the location : far away from every restaurant and nightlife (and ports and airport as well). You have to take a taxi 20min if you want to go out at night for example ( compare this with Chaweng where you can go on foot). 150m Outside the complex you have a main street full of cars and trucks all the time sending dirt in the air so the 2-3 restaurant along this street are not really enjoyable...

The beach of the "resort" is Ok like most of these place in Thailand. difficult to be cheated here in Samui

The rooms are average inside with our exterior door a little bit worn not feeling really secure when you are out !

The restaurant and bar is also average and close very early depending on the number of customers, but don't expect to party there after midnight...

you can find a better restaurant with a better sea view terrasse on the beach : just go 15 meters to the restort next door on the left ;)

On the whole, a very average place for this area (Samui). Not Bad, but you can find better most of the time in Kho Samui.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Worst accommodation I have ever experienced in my life.
I booked via booking.com, where everything seems like sunshine amd roses, unfortunately you will be thoroughly disappointed from the moment you confusedly search for the entrance at the bottom of the unmarked dirt road.
When you eventually make your way, you will be lucky to be graced by the presence of the most unhelpful, unfriendly, snooty staff imaginable.
The 'man in charge' is a lying coward who won't look you in the eye when he lies to you and will never utter an apology when the electricity and water and wifi all stop working simultaneously.
The pictures on booking.com are obviously dated and the facilities lack luster to say the least.
The rooms are only cleaned on request which they conveniently won't mention and the restaurant furniture looks as though it hasn't been cleaned in weeks.
The only reason I stayed long enough to experience this is because they will not refund your money, which booking.com fails to mention.
Take care when you book please, Lawana amd FreeHouse are located next door on either side and offer ten times the service for the same price.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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3  Thank Mariadfn
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cactusbungalow, Owner at Cactus Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2014

dear sir ,
i ll take few minutes to respond to your virulent review ...
as you mentioned we have decent reviews with booking.com , meaning most of our guest dont share your point of view.
rooms have been renovated this year and pictures are less than 1 year old..
we clean rooms on guest request for the simple reason that we dont want to disturb guest while they might be sleeping or relaxing in their bungalows..having experienced early knock on the door it makes sense for me ...
as mentioning our neighbors we usually have their customers for dinner in our restaurant..
anyway we are sorry we didn t match your expectations..

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Reviewed 18 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with friends. Great price, clean rooms, really friendly staff,and nice location. Only thing was that the showers in the rooms with a fan were freezing - but was alright for sun burn. I would recommend it and would definitely stay here again - but would request a hot shower x

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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cactusbungalow, Owner at Cactus Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2014

thanks for your stay
we hope to see you again

cactus owner

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

It`s realy Paradise.and not so expensiv.
I have new booking for my next Holiday.
Nice Place direktly on the Beach .

Short Way to Fisherman Village.


Thank You Jeff for a beautiful Holiday.


I come back Aril 2014...Peter

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Petervoss1969
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Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

Surrounded by a very noisy street, with a french owner only thinking of making you spend your money in his "restaurant".
Lucky for him the beach is a gift of god to thailand.
In resume, you can find much better for an even lower price in samui.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
3  Thank schuer
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cactusbungalow, Owner at Cactus Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

mmmm....
what to think about this review ?
i will just respond by facts.
1) we are not surrounded by a noisy street , that is completely irrelevant ( have a look at the map )
the main road is more than hundred meters from the resort and the only noises you might get come from birds.
2) i cant remember you being pushed in any ways to spend your money in our restaurant.
guest are free to do what they want.
and as you may have noticed lots of people enjoy our restaurant lunch and dinner.
3)as a fact we are located right on the beach and that does not have much to do with god.

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Great times at Cactus - run by lovely people headed by Jeff who made us feel welcome from the moment we walked in. We stayed for 4 nights over Christmas - the rooms were immaculately clean and were made up every day on request. Comfortable beds - best night sleep I've had in Thailand. Good pizza, cold beers, showed the footy and had free pool - what more could you want?! Played some really good music as well - complete opposite to the thrash you hear in Chaweng. Highly recommend this place if you want to stay somewhere outside of the main party area with a cool vibe at an affordable price. Chaweng is less than a 10 minute taxi ride away so you get the best of both worlds.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
1  Thank Greg S
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cactusbungalow, Owner at Cactus Bungalow, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

thanks for you stay ..
we are really happy you enjoyed your time with us..

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

Location is great, convenient for getting on off the ferry from Koh Tao or Samui, and also for the airport. The room is lovely, clean and comfortable. The room are surrounded by palm trees so you feel like you're in the jungle! Also, Bophut Beach is very quiet so you can sit out and have a cocktail and feel like you have the place to yourself!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Address: 175/7 Moo 1 | Suratthani, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Bophut
Price Range: £8 - £33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Cactus Bungalow 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the middle of Bophut Beach. Created 13 years ago and designed by the owner. Still considers itself as a guest house. One of the last old school getaways in Samui. Attractive prices. Great food from traditional Thai to home-made pizza. Cocktail bar (great mojitos) and free pool-table. For the ones who like it smooth and simple. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Cactus Bungalow Hotel Koh Samui
Cactus Bungalow Ko Samui/Bophut

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