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The Boardroom Beach Bungalows Reviews

21/1 Moo 4, Banrak,(Big Buddha)Bophut, Koh Samui, Thailand

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89%

Rating
179 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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66%

After reading other reviews that were a bit skeptical, I went ahead and booked this hostel anyway (the budget room with a fan). Upon arrival I did what a lot of other people did--upgraded to the room with AC, which was worth the extra money! The budget room didn't have a mosquito net or good insulation to keep those little buggers out, so I was kind of afraid of getting eaten alive. It's right on the beach so you can walk to other restaurants and bars that are a bit nicer. Good green curry tho!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there... WE DO NOT HAVE A BUDGET ROOM WITH A FAN!! You have obviously got your reviews mixed up with someplace else... PLEASE READ OUR OTHER REVIEWS!!! Hope you have a fantastic holiday here in Thailand!

100%

Cheers Chris for your hospitality and steaks!! I had a great time, just what I was looking for, Sydney took a bit of adjusting mind. It was freezing in comparison

  • 1st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Very relaxed place, on bangrak beach, owners and staff are very warm and welcoming! Best place we stayed in Thailand!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Was an absolute pleasure guys... Look forward to greeting you again on your next trip! Cheers and safe,wonderful travels...

77%

Overall this was a good place to spend a night or two at. Bungalows right by the beach and friendly/helpful owners. Seemed a little far from other places but it was enjoyable.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Great location right on the beach! Staff were really lovely and friendly. Unfortunately the shower was all but a trickle.. Great place for a quiet beachfront couple of nights.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey Rob... Our apologies about the shower mate,if you had of let us know we would of sorted it straight away champion! Hoping you guys have a fantastic holiday in Thailand!!! Cheers

94%

Stayed here for 3 nights, double room with a friend. Bungalows are basic, but have everything you need. 12 second walk to the beach, location is excellent. Bangrak is on the quiet side, it's maybe a 10 minute walk to some of the busier bars and restaurants (check out the boat bar). Apple, the owner is an absolute legend and was very helpful in arranging for our final night back on Koh Samui, answering general questions and assisting us getting back to the airport for an early flight.


100%

Great staff & location everything close by. Nothing to much trouble. Fantastic value it really is all you need 5*

  • 14th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

Chose this place on a whim and had no regrets at all! The staff were super friendly and had plenty of ideas for places to eat and things to do. It is in a more quiet area so there is nothing to worry about safety wise, and the beach is right there - ready for relaxing with no difficulties at all. Totally recommended!

  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Spent a lovely two nights here a few weeks ago. The bungalows are basic but clean and with GREAT air conditioning. The beach is lovely with great views. Chris and Apple are lovely, Chris makes great burgers in his bar over the road and Apple was really helpful with organising a transfer for my onward travel. The security is excellent, I felt very secure as a single female traveller, and Chris made me very welcome in his bar.

  • 25th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Cheers Ali ! It was great chatting with you over a few cold ones mate! We hope the rest of your travels are amazing! Enjoy...

94%

After a full on week of diving in Koh Tao we were after a few days of relaxing. Chris and Apples place was exactly what we were looking for and its what we got. Right on the beach, the only negative I would say is we arrived too early for the completion of the pool ;) Chris and Apple made us feel right at home straight away, Chris had a scooter sorted out for us and gave some ideas for places, great bars nearby, be sure to catch the BBQ on sundays at Boardroom bar across the road.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Fantastic guys! We had a great time hanging out with you both! Hope to see ya's again soon!!!

100%

Nice, clean accommodation with access to a beautiful beach and close to shops, bars and restaurants. Everyone was friendly especially the owners Chris and Apple who went out of their way to help us have a great time, above and beyond the call of duty, definitely recommended!


77%

More of a chillout place but thats what we wanted. Right on the beach which was great. Quite pricey. Great couple that own the place.


94%

Some great bungalows right on the beach. The surrounding area isn't great, so you have to decide whether you want a relaxing stay on the beach, or the more busier touristy area. The owners are really nice and helped to create a good atmosphere, even offering to help bake a cake for my birthday.


100%

We didn't arrive at the bungalows until 10pm & were greeted by the lovely Apple who showed us into our bungalow & said we could sort out the official booking-in the following day so we could settle in.The bungalows were just perfect! Comfy beds, electric air-con & a fan, tv, fridge & clean en-suite bathroom.They also had a lovely porch! The beach was nice & quiet & just at the end of the garden. Apple also organised our boat to the FMP which was just down the beach a bit. Wish we stayed longer!


77%

Owners house has beach front aspect, and all bungalows are set back from beach, so don't expect to walk out bungalow and onto sand. However just a short hop skip and jump so not an issue. Bungalows are quite nice, although the whole wet room shower is always a bit of a pain. The beach and location is beautiful, really nice and quiet. Eat at Cafe Uno down the road (head East on a scooter and it is on the right hand side, cheap and very nice thai dishes). Grab a scooter out on road 150Baht p/d

Owner Comment (Hide)
Glad you guys enjoyed your stay! Safe travels...

89%

The location is in between the main street and the beach, there are a bunch of individual cabins, with a little patio deck and inside a nice bed, a TV and full bathroom. Although fairly small it was pretty nice. The air conditioner was leaking but he provided a bucket for the night that I stayed there. The owner also washed an outfit for my flight home (no charge), in his own washer and hung them to dry at my cabin. That was super awesome, a little touch you would never get with a hotel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Cheers Todd, It was a pleasure meeting you mate... Hope to see you next time you're over champion! Safe travels



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