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By Beach Resort
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Great simple rooms with a modern decor. Wonderful staff lost in translation a little… Beautiful beach and nice food. If you are looking for quiet and relaxing than I would recommend. They also have motorbikes for daily rental for a very good price. Make sure you get the address in Thai before heading out to find it, We spent 5 hours looking for this place because anyone we asked who spoke English immediately would just point at the beach…"yes the beach is right there.."

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Whistler, Canada
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Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

We paid 500 baht which was about $17 AUD. We booked through booking.com and the resort was sold out the next day when we tried to extend our stay in person so I would advise booking ahead if you are keen to stay here.

The bungalow was larger than the average bungalow in Thailand. There was a queen bed, the mattress was very firm. A little seating area. We had a big ceiling fan and a decent pedestal fan which kept us cool despite having no AC. There was a bathroom in the bungalow with what was supposed to be a hot shower, however the shower didn't heat the water which frankly was OK since we preferred a cool shower given the heat! There was a random additional room in the bungalow which was fully tiled and had nothing but a single tap in it at ground level. The purpose of this room was unknown. A nice balcony overlooking the resort gardens rounded out the bungalow package.

The staff were awesome and spoke pretty good English. There was a nice beach bar with rustic seating and a big swing to share with your partner. The food was also excellent here. The Masaman curry was one of the best we had in Thailand. We watched an amazing sunset from the beach bar.

There are a number of other bars, restaurants and resorts dotted up and down Ban Po Beach but the beach is still quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of Chaweng and Bophut. The water is shallow so perhaps ideal if you have kids.

It's difficult to fault this place given the price, location and friendliness of the staff. I've seen other reviews comment on the noise from the wildlife or the insects in their rooms, or even the cleanliness of the resort. All I can say is that you have to be realistic about how much you expect for what you pay. Don't complain about the insects and noise from the frogs if you book a bungalow which is so cheap and situated in a jungle area. And the staff we so happy to help I am sure they would have cleaned the bungalow at our polite request, if we felt it was below standard.

We paid 50 baht to get here in a Songthaew from Nathon pier. It is about a 10min ride. Look out for the round "By Beach Resort" sign on the left side of the road. The sign is next to a minimart type shop.

We paid 50 baht to get to Lomprayah pier which is also about 10mins ride from the resort but it is off the main road so you have to jump off the Songthaew and walk about 5 mins. Not a problem with small backpacks but definitely not recommended with suitcases.

We would stay here again if we visited Koh Samui again.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Bengaluru, India
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed here for 4 days mid Dec 2013 through agoda for $16. Room turned out to be older one compared the newer rooms our friends had. So pic on agoda was not very trustworthy. Select superior bunglow if you need good room. We liked the laid back atmosphere and location. They were able to accomodate strict vegetarian needs of our friends. We found food cost to be much higher than other places given the fact that it is a budget resort. So renting bike and driving to Maynam will get you more eating options.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tehran, Iran
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for one week , quite place , really good staff but boring menu , really bad room ,bed was horrible ! Make sure u get AC room we didn't and we just had a small fan , really warm !!!! Our room was so dark !!! The beach is really quite and nice but not good for swimming full of stones and plants !! They had massage next to the beach which was good !!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

On a budget but looking for a nice place and bybeach was exactly what I was looking for. Basic rooms but it's a beautiful location, out of the way and hard to get to but I liked that it wasn't on the busy tourist beaches. Friendly staff and I felt completely at ease. Careful of the sea- there are sea urchins and rocks but apart from that I really enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

I came across this place by accident, we had just landed at Samui airport and started to look for a place to stay,we were looking for a low budget accommodation for a few days,by the beach if possible,
(when you are on the internet everything seems to be expensive apart from hostels)
We booked the By Beach Resort for 3 nights at £12 per night, (15 minutes from the airport)the place was like a time warp from the past, the beach was lovely and clean the sand was soft and white,and the sunset is amazing,
The food is wonderful,the accommodation was clean and serviced daily,the staff were helpful and eager to please,
Who needs the four seasons at £350 per night,

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights after a tour of Bangkok and the north of Thailand and it was the perfect place to disconect and just enjoy the island's laid back life. The bungalows were really clean, we just had a small problem in one of the days, we still didn't understand what really happened, we were staying on the beach and someone from the staff came and told us that there was this "big cat" that came through our roof and broke a part of the sealing. It was actually a little bit funny. They took care of everything in a few hours and our room was clean and the sealing was fixed just like nothing ever happened. Everybody was very nice and helpful, the owner gave my friend some medicine when he was feeling a little bit sick and also volunteered to take him to a doctor if needed.
I highly recommend this place if you want a quiet place to relax and enjoy the sun, and the price is just ridiculously low

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: By Beach Resort
Address: 12/2 Moo 5, Bangpor Beach, Mae Nam, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Mae Nam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 53 Speciality Lodging in Mae Nam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — By Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
By beach resort situated from Bang Poo to Ban Tai in an area of outstanding natural buauty , By beach resort is in the perfect location for discovering all the delights of Koh Samui. You may found ,where the real samui is. ... more   less 
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