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Rich Resort Beachside Hotel
Ranked #23 of 51 Hotels in Lamai Beach
Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

Four of us stayed here as our first Thailand stop and it was exactly what we needed! The room was clean, as was the bathroom and came with a safe. All the staff were super friendly and after a day we felt right at home. We loved eating & drinking at Swing Bar every day and since it's right on the beach we were always in the sea or on the loungers. The fire shows provided awesome entertainment too. If you wanted a more party atmosphere, Chewang Beach was only about 10-15 mins in a cab for 300-500B and it was nice to be able to come back to a quieter area! Definitely would recommend to families and those who want a more relaxed time away from the hectic party areas.

The only thing we would say is if you want to rent bikes from Rich Resort, they don't give you even a brief overview of how to ride them so only hire them if you've been on bikes/mopeds before! Overall, an awesome place to stay for our first stop!

Stayed: July 2014
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RichResort, Guest Relations Manager at Rich Resort Beachside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Thanks for your opinion of our hotel. Yes perfect for "chilling out". Excellent to hear that the room and bathroom were clean as we inspect the vacant rooms daily to insure housekeeping maintain a good standard. Great that you found the staff friendly and enjoyed our restaurant/beach bar Swing Bar and its infamous fire shows.
Thank you for your comment regarding the instruction of the motorbikes. We subcontract the rental of the motorbike from outside companies so normally a driver brings the motorbike for the customer. This is normally their responsibility to provide an explanation of the motorbike and how it works. However, we will discuss with front desk staff and maybe they can provide instruction as well. Thanks for that feedback.
Great that you enjoyed our place as your first stop in Thailand and hope your next stops are just as enjoyable. Hope you can return to visit us again!

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

This place is an awesome option for backpackers or budget travellers. It is right beside beach, private rooms that are clean with tv and hot shower, good WiFi and pretty cool staff. We stayed for a total of 6 nights and enjoyed every night. The front desk staff can hook you up with a scooter and bus tickets to Bangkok. The breakfast is good at the restaurant from the hotel....check it out....well worth the $

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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RichResort, Guest Relations Manager at Rich Resort Beachside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

We appreciate everyone who takes their time to give us feedback of our business. Yes we are a budget hotel, so we do receive a number of back packer customers. We are one of the most affordable hotels on Koh Samui and we have a great location right on the beach within walking distance to basically everything in Lamai town. Yes our rooms have all the basic amenities hot water shower, tv, mini safe, fridge and WiFi in the rooms throughout the hotel & restaurant and even on the beach. So you can surf the web while you lay on our free sunbeds. Yes the reception can help you with any tickets or tours you want to book. Great that you found our hotel to be well worth the $ as this is our goal to provide affordable accommodation. Thank you again for your review and hope to see you again in your travels.

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Reviewed 4 July 2014

I had booked this hotel on line for 10 nights and was well aware that it was low budget accommodation. We had booked the best & dearest room in the building, but was devastated once we got there. It was up 1 flight of stairs that was not to standard and was very steep.The room was large and had a large fridge, but that is about the only good thing. The bed was terrible - lumpy and my partner felt like he was rolling out all night. The air conditioner (Split system) was inadequate and went off every hour which made us wake up every hour.As there is no smoking in the rooms, all other guests would mingle out the front of our door to smoke and we had to have the curtains closed to stop people looking in all the time.We only spent the one night there out of ten and then moved elsewhere. Although our room did not leak that night, the hallways and corridors were soaked in water and slipery.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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RichResort, Guest Relations Manager at Rich Resort Beachside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2014

Hello and thank you for your review of our property. It is good that you found the location of our property to be good. Sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with our rooms. Yes unfortunately our hotel is a budget hotel and does not have a lift, however the stairs are to building standards with railings. Sorry to hear about the other issues with your room. Did you discuss with reception to possibly move rooms as they are always open to this dependent on availability. In regards to the hallways yes some of the hallways on the exterior open air portion of the building do get wet when there is torrential rains because the rain is known to fly almost sideways in these conditions. We do our best to provide affordable accommodation and I think the majority of positive reviews we receive reflect that. Thank you again for your review and we appreciate all feedback.

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

I stayed here for about three weeks last summer, and had a great time. I had a bicycle that I had rented, and they made sure I had a good, secure place to keep it. The room was clean and the location is right on the beach, close to all the bars and restaurants in Lamai. You also receive a discount on food and drinks at the Swing Bar, and they have weekly partys on the beach. A sure thing for the price!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled solo
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RichResort, Guest Relations Manager at Rich Resort Beachside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

We appreciate everyone's reviews and feedback of our business. Yes a bicycle is a great way to get around or you can just walk because we are in a great location as you said right near the beach and walking distance to everything in town! A sure thing thing for the price yes! Thanks for your opinion of our hotel and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

We booked 2 nights but stayed for 5. Lamai is a very nice beach. The hotel has very good cheap rooms for the location and what you get. The room was cleaned well daily and had good wifi and comfortable bed. They were doing a bit of maintenance on the hotel when we stayed but nothing that disturbed us. The reception staff helped us arrange a tour around the island which was very fun. In all a great budget hotel with a great location.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Chris L
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RichResort, Guest Relations Manager at Rich Resort Beachside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2014

Thank you for reviewing our business. Lovely to hear that you enjoyed the location and your stay. Also good to know that you found the rooms affordable and clean. We are one of the most affordable accomodation on Koh Samui and we are in a great location on one of the best beaches in Koh Samui Lamai Beach. Yes we provide free Wifi in all of the rooms, in the restaurants and even when you are lounging on the sun beds on the beach.
Sorry about the small maintenance issue, we were just repainting and refurbishing the vacant rooms, so all of the rooms will be updated before next high season. This maintenance is all complete now and there was no noise to disturb the customers.
Great to know that the staff were friendly and helped you with your tour. The reception can arrange many tours and tickets.....the around the island tour is one of the most popular!
Thank you again for your feedback of our hotel and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Anyone travelling to lamui on Koh Samui this is the property you MUST book, the rooms are spacious, extremely clean and the price per night is right.
The staff are extremely helpful and the food in the restaurant very tasty and inexpensive.
I will certainly book again.

Room Tip: I booked a deluxe fan and was very comfortable ( 103 )
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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RichResort, Guest Relations Manager at Rich Resort Beachside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

Thank you for your review of our hotel. It looks like you enjoyed your stay. Yes our rooms especially the deluxe are very spacious, clean and we have just upgraded all the rooms with fresh paint and fixtures. Yes we are one of the most affordable accommodation in Samui and we are located in a great location right near the beach! Great to hear that the staff were helpful and you enjoyed our restaurant Swing Bar. Great to hear that your will book again. We hope to see you again in the near future and thank you again for taking your time to provide feedback of our business.

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I stayed there for 4 nights. Rich beach resort occupies two sides of a little street and is haphazardly crammed between other businesses. A random collaboration of art and architecture give the resort a fun kistche vibe. The location is perfect, right on a beautiful beach and a short walk from bars and restaurants. Our room was quite clean and in good repair. The staff were very nice, helpful and spoke relatively good English. Food and drinks at the beach bar were a little expensive so I would recommend walking down town for your eating and drinking needs. Rich Resort was a great bargain for the price, although I would advise adding air conditioning as the room did not breath at all (you can have the air con turned on for an extra 200bht a night). I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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RichResort, Guest Relations Manager at Rich Resort Beachside Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2014

We appreciate your opinion of our service and product. Thank you for taking your time to review our hotel. It is nice to know that your room was clean and in good repair. We have just finished upgrades to all the rooms including new paint and fixtures. Also lovely to here that you found the location to be good and our staff helpful. They do their best to make check in and check out as quick as possible and can help you book your tours, motorbikes, cars, transfers etc.

We offer the fan room because it provides a lower priced room for guests to book. Our motto is "affordable beachside accommodation" and we try to provide this. Yes for some people the climate in Thailand is too hot. We have many people stay in our fan rooms with no problem. It is our most popular room type because of its price. We offer air conditioned rooms also and guests are always welcome to upgrade to an air conditioned room dependent on availability. Your advice is good advice to upgrade to the A/C room when it is humid season if it is within the guest's budget.
Thanks a lot again for your review and great to hear that you would stay with us again.

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Address: 109/12 M3 Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Lamai Beach
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Lamai Beach
Price Range: £7 - £22 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Rich Resort Beachside Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rich Resort Beachside Hotel is conveniently located on the central Lamai beach road, close enough to all of Lamai's amenities yet far enough for a nice, quiet relaxing holiday. Located on what many consider to be Koh Samui's most beautiful beach, Rich Resort Beahcside Hotel is within walking distance to all of Lamai's major amenities and conveniences including shops, bars and restaurants. ... more   less 
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