After staying at a luxury resort in Koh Phangan that we loved, me and my friend knew that nothing would compare to it! However we had booked Shambala a few months before, and had been very impressed by the website.
We are 2 young girls travelling the world, so we have a budget, and found this to be a reasonable price for somewhere that looked quite pretty!
Upon arrival Shambala looked shut down. We walked into reception and were greeted by a friendly thai member of staff, we checked in and were shown to our room!
Seeing the bungalows were like nothing we had seen on the internet. From the outside they looked like they needed a new coat of paint and a clean up. We had a balcony terrace with 2 chairs, but both were covered in leaves and dirt.
Inside the bungalow, the floor was covered in sand (which clearly wasn't from us as we had just arrived and our shoes were outside) The bathroom was quite unclean, there were cracked floor tiles, and a chunk missing from the door!
The beds were the most uncomfortable beds we have slept in during our travels. There are mosquito nets above the bed, as i put mine up i found it to be covered in blood.
The whole place was a bit of a let down it looked really run down, and the sea front restaurant looked like it had turned into a rubbish dump!
Its sad that the website portrays it to be a great resort! Very disappointing as given a clean up could make it much better! Also a little overpriced for not great quality!
- Also Known As:
- Shambala Beach Bungalows Hotel Koh Samui
- Shambala Beach Hotel