It was great to stay somewhere so close to the pier. We walked to the accomodation. Staff were welcoming and rooms were daily cleaned. Great view from your room of open water and a communal eating area right on the water. About 10 minute walk to the beach to swim. 711 and many eateries and cafes walking distance.
First thing is that the name Sunrise Villas is incorrect. If expecting to see the sunrise from your room you will be disappointed. That said the views are quite spectacular which perhaps makes up for that. I was advised not to leave anything on the balcony as they have a dog problem at night, indeed they do, I was awoken on half the nights a couple of times per night with dogs barking and howling. Bedding and towels are old and worn out. The room is fine with aircon, decent shower and tea making so all that is good. The location is great being a few minutes to the town and a short 15min or so walk to the beach so that cannot be faulted. Overall I was satisfied but the dogs need sorting if you are to get a good nights sleep.
We stayed in room 4 - highly recommended or room 5! What an amazing stay this was. We were only here for 2 nights but could have stayed longer. The room was lovely with a nice clean bathroom. The view was amazing! waking up to that on a morning was fantastic. Sitting out on the patio area was beautiful, so peaceful just watching the boats come and go. we ate a couple of times here and couldn't fault any of it. The main strip is about 5 minute walk from here. I would 100% recommend anyone staying here and the pictures on the website don't do it justice! I would love to stay here again if I returned to Samet
This really is a special hotel with breathtaking views. We had rooms 1 and 2 so we didn't hear or see the pier at all. We found the walk to the national park beaches a pleasant walk through the little town. We also swam in the little beaches a few minutes walk the other way from the hotel but little crabs nibbled our feet so I recommend swim shoes for that side of the island but still lovely as well. Tim was so helpful and a nice guy. All the staff were very helpful. This is a lovely place and gorgeous island. I did find the steps a challenge but I am 60yrs old and overweight. This would not stop me from staying here again though. It does have the best English breakfast in town delivered to your room if requested. Worth the money.
This was my second visit to Koh Samet and Sunrise Villa. I absolutely love the resort for it's location and its view. The staff is friendly and Tim, the manager, is a wonderful person and always welcoming. The breakfast menu is affordable and proportions are quite filling. The ambience of the villa makes you relax and get into the holiday mode. It's a 12 minute walk to the beach. You get good deals if you make early reservations. Payment however has been a problem for me on both occassions. They don't take Amex and for some odd reason Visa card kept on being declined. Had to pay cash. They say MasterCard is apparently not a problem. Despite that, it's still a wonderful place to stay.