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Review of Bamboo Garden Bar and Lodging

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Bamboo Garden Bar and Lodging
Ranked #1 of 2 San Isidro B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“great place to chillax up north”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

Bamboo Garden is a clean, well-run place in more sparse north siargao. Pacifico to be exact. It's a great setting right on the beach whether in surf season or not . More importantly, Tom the laid-back owner is a really good guy that has an equally attentive and friendly philippino staff that go about their daily duties with big smiles. Big plus for me. Good food and drinks in their restaurant. Decent wifi too. They're also eco-conscious providing filtered water refills instead of requiring guests to constantly buy new bottles. Overall a great value. If you want loud partying go somewhere else. If you want a very laid back stay sipping a beer / rum n coke on a beautiful coastline while enjoying some good food and good conversation with some interesting travelers or perhaps none at all if you want to chill on your own, look no further

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Spokane Valley, Washington
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

Bamboo Garden is exactly what we wanted...quiet, relaxing, clean, fun and great food! We went there for one night and ended up staying a week. The cottages are native style which we really enjoyed. The ocean breeze kept us cool--no need for aircon. The free wi-fi (satellite dish) was the best of anywhere we stayed in the Philippines. The menu was diverse enough that we were always able to find new things to try during the week we were there. Liez is a skilled cook and willing to accommodate your needs or special requests. All their positive reviews are well deserved and worth reading. Our stay was one of the highlights of our 4 week vacation in the Philippines!! Staying with Liez and Tom was like staying with good friends or family. Highest recommendations!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

I was looking for a reasonable budget accommodation on Siargao Island and that is not an easy one.

There are a number of great but very pricey places, or cheaper options but with serious compromises (terrible sleeping experience due to poor quality mattress, questionable hygiene, no internet, ...).

Bamboo Garden is an exceptional option!

It was exactly what I expected and more. Well done Tom and Liz! For those who love authentic tropical experiences, they will find it there: right on the white sand of Pacifico with the tropical forest at the back. Lots of authentic destinations around it. But I was also able to enjoy what is not commonly found in these kind of settings:
Very good cuisine, good mattress, the internet, service from the airport, direct access to the beach, very good private bathrooms, etc... as well as any kind of assistance one may need.

Thanks again! I will definitely return and recommend to close ones.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2014

This place was the perfect spot for me to end my adventure in the Philippines, it was everything I had been looking for. Tom and Liz were great hosts and took care of me so well. The location is amazing! I would've stayed for longer if I could've. Bamboo is a great if you are looking for a comfortable, affordable, low key spot to stay while you are exploring this untouched part of island and surfing some amazing uncrowded waves. Great food, great people and great waves. Loved it and will definitely be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Guangzhou, China
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

Our second stay at Bamboo Garden did not disappoint. We stayed in the "Love Shack" during this last storm and had an amazing time. With the sea inching closer by the minute, the wind howling through the thatch and slinging coconuts here and there like missiles, we were safe and sound in our room watching a movie on our computer via blazing speed internet service. Our only interruption was a knock at the door when Liz and Naomi brought us two of the most delicious hamburgers we have ever tasted...hot off the grill.
It was our calm in the midst of the storm, electricity, hot water, good food and internet. Well done Tom and Liz.
We'll be back!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

This was a very wonderful and very lucky find. It's a lovely calm haven nestled into Siargao's lush wildlife with the most beautiful beach on its doorstep. I've never been on such a stunning beach that has somehow remained untouched by tourism. Tom and Liz provide a warm welcome and I felt very at home straight away. It's excellent value for money and I couldn't recommend the place highly enough for those that want a no-frills but still plenty of beauty and warmth which this place has in abundance thanks to its owners and its location. The ideal spot for any surfers that want to get away from the overly crowded General Luna.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

I didn't think these little gems still existed. If you are after peace and solitude in an idylic tropical setting right on the beach, look no further. Then throw in Tom and Liz's amazing hospitality! If you need a change of eating spots, then there are other options in walking distance. Can't wait to get back.

Room Tip: All rooms great and all within 50 metres of the beach
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bamboo Garden Bar and Lodging
Address: | Pacifico, San Isidro, Mindanao, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Mindanao > Surigao del Norte Province > Siargao Island > San Isidro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in San Isidro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bamboo Garden is located in Pacifico, just North of San Isidro on Siargao Island. The Island is a magnet for surfers in search of waves, with many world class breaks available. Don't despair though if surfing isn't your thing; Siargao Island is also the perfect place for a relaxing getaway, offering many other activities and sights. We offer idyllic, affordable beach front cottages that overlook a white sand beach with views across the Pacific Ocean. These can sleep 2 - 6 persons. Just a few meters away from the white sands bordering the Pacific Ocean we have an Al Fresco Bar/Restaurant where you can enjoy our varied menu catering for both Western and local tastes. Dishes include tasty home made pizzas, juicy 100% beef burgers and paninis made with every day fresh home baked bread. You can wash it all day with an ice cold beer, while taking in the amazing views. ... more   less 

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