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Koh Tao Bamboo Huts
Ranked #34 of 138 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
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“Very happy, enjoyable visit”
Reviewed 17 January 2013 via mobile

We visited the Bamboo Huts for 3 nights in Jan 2013 with our 6 year old daughter. We piled in the same room which was a little cosy (though you can get bigger huts than BB4) but we hardly spent any time in there as we were too busy eating, swimming, snorkelling, kayaking & sunbathing. The resort is part of Charm Churee Village and the resorts share a private beach, Jansom Bay which is stunning. Great beachside bar/restaurant with good service. Food was pretty good with the buffet breakfast of a good standard and evening meals at the Starlight Restaurant great fun. Wonderful sunsets, very good service and a nice choice of Thai meals. Couple of tips:
- If you don't like walking or have mobility issues, Bamboo Huts may not suit you
- Scared of animals or wildlife? You may struggle here, as there are geckos, water monitors, crabs, fish, lizards, bugs etc around - we really enjoyed spotting all the different animals, great fun!
- bathroom is semi outdoor, we loved it however others may not
- very suitable for children, but personally I feel not for the under 3's
- there isn't a resort pool but you can get a hut with a private pool

All in all we had a great stay, beautiful place, wonderful staff and something a little different.

Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 January 2013 via mobile

We travelled as a family of 3 with our daughter being 6. We found this resort to be totally beautiful. The sunset views are totally amazing and have to be experienced. The huts are built on the water and are quite basic but we thought a lot of fun as they are unique. We were not wanting for anything more.
There are reviews stating that there are a lot of steps which is true but we found this not to be a problem for us as the walk is also beautiful and good exercise (which was needed).
The staff were totally dedicated and lovely to our daughter especially Mia! Thanks to all staff as everybody was always polite and helpful.
Highly recommend a paddle in the canoe as you will see some amazing fish from the water and a different view of the resort etc.
They also provide a pick up and drop off service to the ferry which is handy.
This resort would not be for everybody however those seeking a little adventure with perfect scenery coupled with some exercise, well this is your spot.
Accommodation and all food and drinks are reasonably priced and we did not experience any issues at all when checking in or out.

Highly recommend.

Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2012

We were lucky enough to be able to try out both BB5 [with it's own private sunbathing rock] and BB7 with panoramic views of the ocean.

The opportunity to walk straight down into the sea from your Hut [BB5] is an unforgettable novelty. BB7 misses out on this count but wins on the extra privacy gained by it's elevated position on the extreme end of the chain of huts. BB7 also has the feeling of being larger - the verandah/covered balcony is certainly more extensive and the bathroom more luxurious. The ouside showers found in all huts [both hot AND cold water in BB7, plus a choice of two showerheads] are quite liberating once you get over the thoughts of any observers out at sea. Being further from the water in BB7 meant less wave noise too. However, the rock and sea access from BB5 get my husband's vote.

Both huts had immaculate bedding and the towels were pristine and new. The silk curtains were lined and kept out both heat and light. We used the mosqito netting at night and avoided bites - but bring DEET based repallent when out and about - I got 21 bites on ONE LEG when I used a 'tropical formula' aromatherapy based gel rather than the DEET spray.

Other reviewers have commented on the accessibility and distance from the centre of the resort; to us this was a bonus - meaning that we had total quiet at night. We are both quite fit and liked the opportunity for a bit of exercise. We walked to the far end of Sairee and back without really thinking about it. Hearing about how boisterous this Sairee strip can be in high season made us think that the Bamboo Huts occupy an idyllic location.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

We stayed for 3 nights in total (2 at Charm Churee Sunset Cottage and unfortunatly just one night in the Bamboo Huts with a private pool BB3). What more can I say but 'stunning'. It was the most spectacular view from the room/pool and is set high on the hill with a really lovely entrance down a steep pathway surrounded by beautiful vegetation. The room was a good 5-10 minutes walk away from the rest of the resort (bar & restaurant) but I really liked this about it. I loved the winding paths trailing up and down through the trees and although sometimes steep had spectacular views and were perfectly crafted and showed amazing workmanship. Our room was positioned half way between both of the beautful beaches and again was a lovely walk. It was terrific exercise after their wonderful meals provided at both the bar area and restaurant. We absolutely loved this place and will be back.

Room Tip: BB3 with a private pool is very much worth the extra expence.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

Frist of all, the reservation have replid my email and answer my
many qusetions any request quickly, infromative, helpful.

Once drop off the ferry, someone waited for us and sent us to hotel by 4WD.
When i arrived hotel i was friendly welcome by the reception with the
welcome drink and like the cool towel. My room was been up grade with
the bigger pool and face a amazing seaviews .

The room was big, nice, clean, with free wifi connection which is very
helpful, the breakfast at the Starlight is very high quality.

Even when we check out the driver and bell man were helpful to arrange
our cases and send us to the pier.

We only staying for 3 night, i can't remember the name for all staff but everyone was very kind and helpful with super service!!!

Especially, Anty (receptionist) is very helpful and nice, she help on
everything if needed. Also her smile is really sweet.

Room Tip: Must remember to bring and use sunscreen
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2012

We stayed in Bamboo Huts (BBH) for 3 nights in August 2012. The huts are rustic and cute, with stunning views.
The huts (which are not fully sealed and not as 'luxury' as expected) are situated on the rocks which have crashing waves, making it rather noisey.
The location is a little tricky to get to at night once the complimentary 4x4 has stopped running. There is a pathway from Mae Had (the local town) to the huts, this is reasonably well lit but is a bit of a trek if you're not used to walking up and down lots of steps and hills (in the heat). It took us around 30 minutes to do this walk at a reasonable pace (not strolling) from town every evening.
Overall the staff were lovely and the resort and breakfast area have stunning views. However I wouldn't stay here again due to the huts being slightly open to the elements and in a location which was more difficult than expected to get to (I'm average fitness but was not prepared for this). I did also miss having a pool area.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Arrived at the pier and was met by staff for transfer, welcome drink on arrival at Charm Cheree ( bamboo huts is part of Charm Cheree) Reception on the surface good but on a closer look a bit worn.
Went to our hut which was great no qualms at all a bit away from the main part but that was fine, very quirky bathroom etc and a great outlook.
One thing that was annoying after a few days was that the weather was blowy and the waves constantly crashing into the rocks and splashing over the balcony now that cant be helped but after 3 days of it we moved the other side of the point in part of Charm Cheree which was much more sheltered and much quieter.
The other thing was you could get into the sea from the huts once the waves died down but couldn't get out!! so a couple of times I snorkeled around to the bay where i could get out of the water safely.
Our new room had a dripping AC which was reported but nothing was done while we were there also our room wasnt cleaned on the last day possible due to the Do Not Disturb sign being blown about but a very large room with a great view.
All in all the rooms could do with a refurb and the bamboo furniture outside could do with some varnish.
if I went back to Koh Tao I dont think I would stay there as very expensive for Thailand but a great time was had while we were there.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Koh Tao Bamboo Huts
Address: 30/2 Jax Trek, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #34 of 138 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Koh Tao Bamboo Huts 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
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