Samui Heritage resorted is tucked down a side street amongst some office buildings. It is really close to the Fisherman Village and the beach which is where all the restaurants and bars are.
The staff are really friendly and were really helpful in organising a jungle safari trip and loaning us a DVD player for the room.
Whilst the rooms aren't as they appear in the pictures, they are clean and spacious. The outside bathroom put me off at first as there is a lot of wildlife around (small frogs/geckos/snails) but it was brilliant. Great experience, really refreshing.
Although it wasn't what I was expecting (it looks much more grand in the pictures) I would definitely stay here again.
Arriving at the hotel it looks really nice and the staff is friendly, but only one spoke a tolerable English.
Rooms are nice, but not like the photos. Rooms are dressed on the photos but those dressings are not actually there when you check in, so the appearance is somewhat disappointing and bare. The finish is not top shelve and woodwork looks simple.
I enjoyed the open air bathroom
Shelves in the closet were dusty and had been for some time
The A/C unit blows directly on your head while sleeping, so turn off a/c or sleep with head in the foot end of the bed
Restaurant is situated in the street outside the resort. It looks like a diner and has no view but an empty street.
Pool area is a nice place to relax. If you can find a free sun bed. I think there are only 7 sun beds to 17 rooms.
Hotel is nice and quiet if you don't count frogs quacking all night. Hotel is on the wrong side of the main road circling Samui and traffic is mostly tight.
All in all it is not an expensive place and things are basically okay, but it is easy to find better alternatives in the same price range. I will not go back to this hotel, but I will not advice others against it. I am sure many will find it okay.
Unpretetious and friendly service. Spacious, well maintained rooms. We arrived late at night, and left next day to Koh Tao. Perfect for that purpose. Lady borrowed her own bike to us to quickly get breakfast before the pick-up. Recommended.
Samui Heritage Resort is slightly off the beaten track but well worth the find. It's location is opposite the "second entrance" to Fisherman's Village, down a small road and in a cul de sac. Simply cross the main road away from the sea at the second entrance and u will find it!!! On arrival we were greeted by the sweetest Thai lady, very helpful and at once gave us a glass of chilled orange juice, so welcome as it was extremely hot. The resort, set amongst large lovely trees is really very charming. Our room/ bungalow was spacious, clean with a good size bathroom en suite. The resort also has a pool, however the water was not chilled so didn't offer the " cool down and relax factor that was so badly needed!!!!... Having said that it was an enjoyable stay, we paid 900 bht per night, indeed very reasonable for a lovely place. We would quite happily stay there again!!!!!
Before going, I read a review regarding the outdoor toilets and was not looking foward to this place. However it turned out to be very nice. It was in a good location beside fishermans village and 5 minute walk to beach. The pool was lovely. We had an apartment kind of bungalow with two bedrooms and two bathrooms for the three of us. One of bathrooms had No roof but was still indoors and the other bathroom was totally normal. They didn't present any problems, they just advised to keep bathroom door closed to avoid insects inside. Staff were helpful regarding booking tours etc too. Would recommend!