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“Great food, great staff and a beautiful setting”
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Bamboo Bay Resort
Ranked #47 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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“Great food, great staff and a beautiful setting”
Reviewed 21 April 2013

We recently stayed at another hotel on the same beach for 10 days and ate at Bamboo Bay for dinner every other night during our stay. I cannot recommend it highly enough, the food is really high quality and all delicious - curries, fish, and as for the desserts - the pancakes in particular are amazing! The staff are all lovely, very friendly and welcoming, and it is a gorgeous, very relaxing setting.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Stay here!!!

One of the best views I have ever had from a hotel room.
Staff was very friendly!
Food was great!
Great, great location on quiet beach. Best for couples.

Stayed in a fan bungalow, was pretty basic and a little bit rickety, but for the price and location, I can't complain.

Wifi only at dining area, and spotty and slow at that.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

I was lucky enough to stay at Bamboo Bay whilst travelling around Thailand and Malaysia. Having had enough of Bangkok we flew to Krabi for a night before getting the ferry across to Koh Lanta. What a welcome relief it was stepping off the ferry onto the rickety pier. Bamboo Bay kindly sent a truck to collect us. We were put in the back of the pick up truck with the luggage and held on for dear life, in fairness, we could have shared the cab with the driver but being in the back with the wind whistling through your hair was much more fun. The journey to Bamboo Bay itself was very bumpy and dusty but fantastic, we saw monkeys playing at the side of the dirt tracks, elephants being washed by villagers and gorgeous scenery all the way. Our room was up on the hillside, with air conditioning, an ensuite and beautiful views over the bay from the balcony. The restaurant was great, it was on the waters edge with lovely views and a cooling breeze. The food selection was fantastic, always freshly cooked and as it turned out, some of the best we had in the 3 months of travelling. The staff were so kind and helpful, even making us packed lunches when they knew we were going to trek to the National Park for the day, which is totally worth the hot sweaty trek. The beach is usually deserted and the old lighthouse is open to climb up, very scary iron ladder, but well worth it for the amazing views once up there.

I don't know when, but I will definitely return to Koh Lanta and Bamboo Bay. I visited in 2005/2006.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Manama Bahrain
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

If you are looking for a relaxed and friendly place to stay that is away from the crush of the more touristy parts of the island, you will like this resort. The staff were really wonderful. They helped in every way, and especially when my daughter was ill. The accommodation was not fancy, but it had all the basics and was very clean. The restaurant food was delicious. The beach is a mix of rocky areas and lovely expanses of sand, and the best thing about it is that it was never overly crowded, even in the high season. Beautiful sunsets and truly lovely staff. A little piece of heaven for me and my daughter.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 January 2013

If you are not very interested in the big resorts and tourist places, but still want to go to Koh Lanta, this is the place for you!
The location in the very south of the Island is away from most tourists. It is quiet and not crowded in any way.
Food is among the best I had in Thailand, and the restaurant is very nice and cozy. After dinner you can move over to the separate bar. Here is an even cozier atmosphere and you can choose to sit or lie down on many different spots. Just the right music - and the right volume - great drinks and not crowded makes this to a favorite place!
The rooms are nice and clean. However, this is no luxury resort with swimming pools etc. It's a great place to stay if you just need the basics and are looking for a peaceful and lazy vacation.
The staff is extremely nice and friendly, not so formal as in many places, which makes Bamboo Bay a place where you want to return to.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 23 January 2013

This is a lovely resort at the southern most end of Lanta Island. This resort is quiet, simple and shares a part of the beach that has very few people. The breakdown:
- the customer services is incredible (they went out of their way for me)
- the rooms are comfortable
- washrooms are a bit shabby and are in need of renovation
- the upper bungalows do require a bit of a hike uphill; the stairs are quite steep
- the restaurant was good; prices were comparable to other restaurants on the island
- wi-fi was fast

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

I spend 9 days in this lovely place. The staff is very friendly and professinonell. The food was very good. The rooms are simple (more like the early times in thailand), but with AC and clean and a very very good bed!!!. The whole place is very individuel designed and lives very much by the kindness and sweet atmosphare the staff is creating. I had a great time here, relaxed and with a iuietness I only remember from "the old times in the early eighties", which I love!
Next to Bamboo Bay Resort ist the Baan Phu Lae Resort and Restaurant which I highly can recommend as well.Thank you very much !!!

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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Bamboo Bay Resort
Address: 87 Moo 5, Aow Mai Pai, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #47 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bamboo Bay Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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