Myself and my boyfriend travelled throughout thailand for over a month staying in various places and this place was the one big disappointment of the trip. the people of thailand are amazing and we got such a lovely warm reception whereever we went - you can imagine our surpirse when we turned up in shambala to be ignored, rudely treated and barked by english owner. What an ignorant awful women. Should of known better then to stay in a english run place - you expect this kind of non-friendly attitude and rudeness in europe but certainly not in the land of smiles. Jess doesnt seem to know how to smile and she appeared to be the same with other guests there. The room was awful - filty and expensive compared to other places we had stayed which were a million times nicer and cleaner. The location isnt the best either - its seedy central so wudnt advise bringing kids to that beach. All the bars are seedy and full of go-go-girls. We stayed around the area the first night as we arrived late but we were soon quick in getting out of it the other days. We strongly considered getting accomodation elsewhere but since we paid already and transport out of buddha beach wasnt too expensive and it was close to airport we decided to stay on. Thai staff were very friendly and helpful there but the owners should take a leaf out of the thais book - dont bother staying here, you wont get truly thai experiance, only a scowling woman, the kind ul find at numerous run-down uk hotels - why bother going the whole way to thailand for that when the thai people have so much more to offer. my advise - keep well away!
- Also Known As:
- Shambala Beach Bungalows Hotel Koh Samui
- Shambala Beach Hotel