Booked via their website and confirmed 1 week before arrival. No problems, with good communication. Upon arrival the check in was easy and we were in our beach bungalow within 10 minutes. It was basic but comfortable enough and just the 3rd bungalow from the beach and restaurant. The beach is lovely with white sand, but quite a few rocks especially at low tide.
There are other hotels and restaurants to choose from along the beach. No loungers to be seen which in a way was good. There is good shade under a few trees but limited.
The Hotel staff were good. We had a room problem on the Saturday which could not be fixed until Monday so they upgraded us to a deluxe pool view room which we didn't ask for but was appreciated. Even though it was nice, I still prefer the bungalow set in gardens. The major benefit was that the deluxe rooms had tea / coffee making facilities but the bungalow did not.
We didn't eat at the beach restaurant only because I ordered a beer and it was not cold to my desire so we went elsewhere. There is a great restaurant down the road to the left towards Lamai about 200 metres called Poon something-- can't remember. There is a 24 hour mini mart about 300 metres from the hotel in the same direction. In summary, a nice place to stay, not 5 star but typical Thai style accomodation on a nice beach good for kids too. Breakfast included, not huge selection but good enough for western and asian tastes. Besides, how much can one eat ?
- Also Known As:
- Thongtakian Hotel Koh Samui
- Thongtakian Hotel Surat Thani
- Thongtakian Resort Ko Samui, Thailand