We stayed at the Samui Cliff View Resort on our honeymoon and had originally booked for two nights. We booked this hotel based on the magnificent view over the ocean from the reception area. As we found out, that was the only decent thing about this hotel. We ended up checking out after one night because we couldn't handle another night there.
We chose to stay in the beachfront bungalows, however, there was certainly no beachfront here! You had to climb over rocks and jump into the water if you wanted to go for the swim, and if you wanted to get out - have fun dodging the many many crabs that call these rocks home.
Our room was very dated and HOT! Like most hotels in Thailand, the power is operated by a tag on your room key which forces the power to turn out when you leave your hotel. THis was ok in most places because the room would cool down fairly quickly in most hotels upon your return, however at the Samui Cliff View, we had to leave our room and sit outside for a good half hour because the room was unbearably hot and stuffy. The bathroom is also quite segregated from the bedroom and does not get ANY air through it (even when the air conditioner is switched on) making it very hot also.
The bathroom shower smelt like urine, the bath gel for the jacuzzi was empty, there were cobwebs in corners and it just felt dirty.
There was one pillow for each of us on the bed and we found another two in a cupboard. However, the two in the cupboard did not have a pillowcase and were dirty and stained yellow. Upon calling reception and requesting two more pillows or pillowcases, we were rudely informed that they did not have any spare as they were fully booked (an obvious lie - it was obvious that the majority of rooms were unoccupied and when we asked housekeeping the next mornig if they were busy they informed us 'no, very quiet').
Breakfast was very very average - food was mostly cold and the lady making the omelettes was very rude and made it seem like a hassle to cook the omelette (even though it was her job!!!).
Even though it was stated on the internet that there is in room Wi-Fi access, this is not the case. The only spot we could get it in the hotel was in the lobby.
This was the worse hotel we stayed at in Thailand and I certianly would not reccomend to anyone. There are much nicer places to stay with friendlier staff.
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- Also Known As:
- Samui Cliff View Resort And Spa
- Samui Cliff View Hotel Koh Samui
- Merit Wellness & Mind Retreat Resort Samui Ko Samui, Thailand