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“Nice place, set in nice gardens, on a nice beach.”
Review of Thongtakian Resort

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Thongtakian Resort
Ranked #30 of 63 Hotels in Maret
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 July 2013

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 ?

Room Tip: Bungalow for authentic room in garden setting. Try and get the one closest to the beach restaurant.
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Stayed here on a last minute whim as they said Silver Beach was the best on the island
Hotel is comfortable and suited our needs of just having a bed to sleep in
Easy to get to Lamai and Chaweng from here
Scooters were cheap to hire
Breakfast not great at all but was fine
Beach is nice but no longers or umbrellas so you have to lie on very hot sand
Small restaurant on beach but didn't use it
Little shop at entrance where you can buy drinks but very limited supply of anything
Hotel was full so clearly good value for money

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank JSouthey
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Reviewed 20 March 2013

We always love to visit koh Samui! The first time we stayed in Thongtakian resort was over 10 years ago. The 2nd time was 6 years ago, and the last time was in March 2013.

We saw so many changes over the years at the resort, and its surrounding, but the hospitality of the owner and the staff has never changed, that we felt like we were at home.

If you're looking for a place with very good deals (best choice for long stay), this resort offers you with choices to meet all your needs.

We will go back to Thongtakian resort again, and again...

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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3  Thank Smart S
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Reviewed 2 March 2013

This is such a beautiful place and perfect if you want a few days of chillax. I had a beach front bungalow with a lovely big terrace set amidst tropical gardens and looking at the ocean. Lovely !
The restaurant is set on the beach and at night candles on the table, all very romantic but I couldn't read the menu. Service at the restaurant is poor although food is just OK, the portions are very small and they never think of changing a dirty tablecloth unless asked. I opted to discovering restaurants in the area only a few minutes walk from the resort that were much better. One place, Mama Blue, with bright red tablecloths, owned by a lovely Thai lady named Nee and assisted by her sister and brother were an absolute delight and made you feel so welcome. The food was great the service good, portions normal size and the wine only 99 B instead of 150 at the resort and a large glass. lol It was so friendly and lovely to eat there. Another place next door to the resort is called Baan Thai and their food is good and cocktails are 99 B instead of 170 B. Just a bit further along is another nice restaurant, friendly staff where you can choose your fish and have it barbecued. Reasonable prices.

The resort is absolutely charming but definitely needs some TLC. Poolside chair loungers (3 of them) are very distressed and have no pads for a littlle comfort. Wardrobe door fell off when I tried to open it. lol Simple cushions on the terrace chairs instead of looking at and sitting on velcro straps where they used to have a cushion, would be worth looking after. Silly things that have been neglected and so inexpensive to maintain that make a place look tired when a little effort would give it the face lift that we all need at some or another. lol

Apart from those minor details, it was very clean very comfortable and a lovely place to spend time for a few days.

Room Tip: I loved my bungalow, front beach, wonderful fews, perfect location. No. A1
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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3  Thank savannah_8
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

At Chaweng Beach, hawker free. Nice hotel, quiet. Beautiful beach. Rather good restaurant situated on the beach. In the evening they have candlelights on the tables, looks very romantic though it is not easy to read the menu. Good massages (in a hut on the beach). They only allow beach towels on the beach, they provide you with one towel per person a day if you ask them.
For breakfast they serve the usual stuff, nothing special. Small swimming pool.
The hotel seems to be attractive for families with small children.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Rooster031
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Reviewed 16 February 2013 via mobile

We visited silver or thong takien beach for a day trip it's a beautiful place with just a few beach cafes and resorts, we had lunch in the thongtakien resort and it was cheap and delicious, red and green curries great and it was very reasonable it was the busiest place out of all the beach side restaurants, probably because of value for money. Service was pretty slow snd the toilets weren't the best, but I'd still go back, in. Fact we returned the same day for sundowners and ice cream sundaes .. Lovely, definitely a good choice for this area.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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2  Thank trolleydollyjo
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Reviewed 15 February 2013

We enjoyed our stay there very much.
Only bad thing we noticed rooms that were very basic with equipment (broken closet, no hair dryer, etc.) and beds (mattress) to hard for sleeping.
However, the room service was very good and everything was clean and you get used to sleeping after few days.
All resort staff were very friendly, polite and helpful.
Beach is really beautiful, a little piece of paradise.
Food in beach restaurant is delicious and prices are good.
Massage at the beach is very professional and enjoyable.
Recommended for couples, very romantic and quiet at night, perfect for walking barefoot at sand beach and looking at stars.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Ivy_zg
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Additional Information about Thongtakian Resort

Address: 146/11 Moo 4,, Maret, Ko Samui, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Maret
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Maret
#21 On the Beach Hotel in Maret
Price Range: £15 - £31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Thongtakian Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Thongtakian Hotel Koh Samui
Thongtakian Hotel Surat Thani
Thongtakian Resort Ko Samui, Thailand

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