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Nettie S
Stroud, United Kingdom

Good and Bad... Mostly Average.

3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 Oct 2012
There were good points and bad points to our stay here.

GOOD POINTS
The staff were very welcoming, the woman who ran it was especially so.
Some good services provided; room cleaned (most) days, scooters easily rented and cheap too!
AIR CONDITIONED ROOM - A MUST!
Local (10 minute walk) beach was nice, and not very touristy.
Very cheap, good value for the price paid.
Good sized rooms (superior room on expedia) for the price
BAD POINTS
One of the managers (the one that never wears his top) forgot to send our post cards, which he promised he'd do... (STILL WAITING?!)
Although rooms were cleaned, it wasn't every day and some parts weren't cleaned as well as others.
Nothing seemed to match in the entire room.
Bathroom drain was missing, and there was scum here and there.
The door, once locked could be unlocked by twisting the handle from the outside, but we found this quite helpful because we didn't have to remember the key.
Bathroom door didn't lock from the inside.
Didn't use the restaurant as it looked a bit iffy, but there were always at least 2 (including the manager) drunks at the bar.
Could be a little bit more professional (staff wearing shirts, and not drinking whilst at work), but I can see how some people might like that.

Overall, we wouldn't stay here again, but far better than you'd get in Europe for the price it was. We did have a great time, Koh Samui was great, and as long as you rent a car or bike staying here wouldn't be too bad :)

PS: If you were planning to go and see the monkey and elephant show (including elephant rides) then we'd advise not to do it. Was the low point of the holiday, as for us it seemed cruel and very unnatural to make a monkey ride a bike. If you like seeing animals chained up and treated poorly then this would probably be the thing to do.
Date of stay: September 2012
Room Tip: Definitely choose the superior room, because AC is a must and it was only £9 a night more when we...
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

We stayed 2 nights. We had quite a cheap room (by far the only reason to stay here). The room had a open window(covered by a curtain)...moquitos. Dirty swimming pool.
Great food, bad service (English owner forgot a lot :-), was funny anyway).
I would not recommend it.
At the end, they mispriced (doubled) the bill, so the 3 star review was converted into a 2star review.

Date of stay: July 2012
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

We arrived on the late ferry and were made very welcome by the hosts. Most days we went on day excursions and they were great at organising taxis, a rental car and a snorkelling trip for us. The rooms are spacious and cool, though there was only one working remote control for the air-con between our two rooms. The restaurant is very low key but the food was tasty and convenient. The pool was fantastic and the property offered a number of spots to lie in a hammock or on a lounger. Other guests seemed happy to enjoy the venue as a 'resort' while we were more interested in it as a base from which to get around the island.

Date of stay: September 2012
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

A very good accomodation in reliance to the price. Huge bungalows, with everything you need. A little far to the beach (10 min walk), but great for relaxation. Very welcoming staff, and the owner is quite a character. They rent out motorbikes for 180baht if you dont like to walk.

Date of stay: August 2012
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Thank steffen h
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

This hotel definately exceeded our expectations. We arrived after a hard journey and were not dissapointed, this hotel perked us right up and we were sad to leave.
The staff on arrival were just lovely, so friendly and helpful! They even helped with our thai vocabulary! And the lady who runs the hotel sent our laundry off for us free of charge and they can sort any trips you need.
The room was perfect. Huge, with lots of windows, powerful aircon, biggest bed i've ever seen and a beautiful large airy bathroom. The room was immaculate and so well presented. There was a swimming pool cleaned daily and felt like bath water.
The food at the hotel is lovely and reasonably priced also.
It is so close to the shops and beach - only about 6 minute walk, no hills and well lit at night.
The only reason we left this place is due to the location. The location is good if you want a relaxing holiday but it just wasn't great for us as we wanted some nightlife.
We hope to return if we come back through Mae Nam soon!

Date of stay: August 2012
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Thank Jacquiterry
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Reviewed 28 July 2012 via mobile

We turned up at the resort after looking at the pictures online- it really is just like the pictures! Massive room with tv, fridge and AC massive comfortable bed and large hotwater bathroom, pool and spa for 800B. Since moving to a different part of samui we realise now this is excellent value. The service was warm and friendly and we felt right at home. They lose points from me for housekeeping. We were told every other day, we stayed for 5 nights and the room was cleaned on day 2 only. I wouldn't normally mind this at all but your not allowed to flush used paper down the toilet. 3 days of toilet paper waste festering away in the bathroom is a little grim plus being so close to the beach, sand does get everywhere. My only other negative comment is the dogs, they're not aggressive but they do like to make a racket. Barking and howling at all hours did wake us up a couple of times. Town and the beach is a 15 min stroll away which didn't bother us at all because we like being away from the noise. If your around on a Thursday don't miss out on the night market- lovely local treats and 50B cocktails! Arrive early as the stalls start shutting down around 9pm. Overall the samui native is a beautiful place to stay and we thoughrouhly enjoyed our stay.

Date of stay: July 2012
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