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“Amazing Accommodations, A Problem with Beach”

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New Star Beach Resort
Ranked #16 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 July 2014

I loved it here. I stayed in a deluxe suite and it was gorgeous. Clean and lovely with an outdoor shower as well as an indoor shower and a tub. The pool is incredible. The breakfast buffet is great, although not many gluten free options for Celiacs. The beach is lovely. However, when my boyfriend and I went in the water, we were stung by little things every minute or so! It was incredibly unpleasant! This is not the case on other Koh Samui beaches. The staff is not well versed in English. Prices were inflated. You can get a 200 bhat massage instead of a 2,500 bhat massage elsewhere on the island.

So, it's a really nice place, but definitely far from perfect.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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chanupong_GM, General Manager at New Star Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Dear our value guests,

Greetings from the New star Beach Resort Koh Samui.

Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write and shared your satisfaction in TripAdvisor. Such correspondence is always highly motivating our Team but even more so when it comes from someone who has traveled widely and can appreciate the finer points of what we are trying to achieve like you.

I shall take the greatest pleasure in passing on your kind words to the team accordingly.

It is gratifying that our resort played some part in your enjoyment of Thailand and hope it is not too long before we welcome you back to the Land of Smiles at New star again soon, we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Chanupong Manachamni
General manager

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Reviewed 3 July 2014

I was there for two weeks and it was very nice. By the arrival, the staff was welcome us warm hearted (friendly staff, welcome drink, ...). The check-in was relaxing and with a nice view. There were flowers in the room and 10 min. after we arrived there, we get a young coconut. The room was nice and clean (we stayed at a Balcony Deluxe Room). The food was delicious and alwyas looked so nice. I rented a motorbike and saw many beaches, but honestly,he beach in front of New Star was the most relaxing and nicest in Samui.
For sure I'll come back in december for a couple of weeks!

and by the way, there was a realy friendly swiss staff, who helped us a lot with all the tours and bookings!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank MaBu_King
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chanupong_GM, General Manager at New Star Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

Dear our value guests,

Greetings from the New star Beach Resort Koh Samui.

Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write and shared your satisfaction in TripAdvisor. Such correspondence is always highly motivating our Team but even more so when it comes from someone who has traveled widely and can appreciate the finer points of what we are trying to achieve like you.

I shall take the greatest pleasure in passing on your kind words to the team accordingly.

It is gratifying that our resort played some part in your enjoyment of Thailand and hope it is not too long before we welcome you back to the Land of Smiles at New star again soon, we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Chanupong Manachamni
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

We have stayed at this hotel a few times and definitely prefer to stay in the beach cottages, we asked for a particular one and managed to score it!!, right on the beach with views from our bed, amazing, the rooms are basic but clean and comfortable, for a beach location it is worth the amount we spent. The only real criticism i would say is the staff are not well trained, sometimes this is frustrating as they don't understand what you are saying, if they spent more money on training and organising the staff this would be a great place to stay.

Room Tip: don't book this hotel if you are unfit or elderly, many steps to front of hotel!!!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Marie k
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chanupong_GM, General Manager at New Star Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

Dear our value guests,

Greetings from the New star Beach Resort Koh Samui.

Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write and shared your satisfaction in TripAdvisor. Such correspondence is always highly motivating our Team but even more so when it comes from someone who has traveled widely and can appreciate the finer points of what we are trying to achieve like you.

I shall take the greatest pleasure in passing on your kind words to the team accordingly.

It is gratifying that our resort played some part in your enjoyment of Thailand and hope it is not too long before we welcome you back to the Land of Smiles at New star again soon, we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Chanupong Manachamni
General manager

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Reviewed 21 June 2014

Stayed for 3 nights and I could definitely see the potential for a 5 star although unfortunately the current standard is that that I would expect from a 3 star. As already highlighted by other reviews, the need of updating is confirmed (towels, decorations, etc).
The majority of the staff were very friendly but struggled with English.
Great location and lovely beach, overall we had a nice stay but could have been even better.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jonathan E
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chanupong_GM, General Manager at New Star Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Dear our value guests,

Greetings from the New star Beach Resort Koh Samui.

Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write and shared your satisfaction in TripAdvisor. Such correspondence is always highly motivating our Team but even more so when it comes from someone who has traveled widely and can appreciate the finer points of what we are trying to achieve like you.

I shall take the greatest pleasure in passing on your kind words to the team accordingly.

It is gratifying that our resort played some part in your enjoyment of Thailand and hope it is not too long before we welcome you back to the Land of Smiles at New star again soon, we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Chanupong Manachamni
General manager

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Had booked a stay of 10 days at the New Star Resort in Chaweng, and from the moment we arrived it was obvious the resort has been left to run down. The grounds were unkempt and the majority of the accommodation was in need of maintainence . On sighting the upstairs room that was allocated to us, it was found to be very dark and uninviting, knew we would have problems using the bathroom at night which was quite a way from the bedroom, having to walk over tiles and surrounding stones with signs of mould, so decided to upgrade to a villa at an extra cost of 1000 bhat. Unfortunately, this was not much of an improvement, but the bathroom situation was more suitable to our needs. To top it off the meal we purchased at the hotel (duck) was very tough and inedible. although the hotel did re-imburse us half of the cost of the meal after our complaint.

Needless to say instead of staying 10 nights we only stayed one , after finding alternative accommodation.

In comparison to other resorts in the area we cannot understand the high rating of this resort.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Robyn C
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chanupong_GM, General Manager at New Star Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Dear our value guests,

Greetings from the New star Beach Resort Koh Samui.

Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write and shared your satisfaction in TripAdvisor. Such correspondence is always highly motivating our Team but even more so when it comes from someone who has traveled widely and can appreciate the finer points of what we are trying to achieve like you.

I have taken up of your comments and discussed with the team to improve the service in this area already hope it is not too long before we welcome you back to the Land of Smiles at New star again soon, we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Chanupong Manachamni
General manager

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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for nine nights after having stayed here previously in 2011
So disappointed
We stayed in a cottage. The location was perfect. A ten second walk to the pool. There the joy ended
Room is dated. Lighting in cottage abysmal. Air conditioning noisy and ineffective
Front door does not close properly. An invitation to the army of mosquitoes that duly entered. The outdoor shower is a great concept but poorly executed. The floor does not drain properly on account of decorative stones on floor. They trap water and provide a haven for all manner of mosquitoes. Got eaten alive every time we took a shower
The towels provided are a disgrace. I shudder to think how old they are. Like bits of cardboard. Fraying etc. appalling
If we were staying in a one star flea pit in Chewang I could understand
The deck area is large and inviting. The furniture provided is garbage. Uncomfortable and old. The table is of poor design. Huge gaps between the slats Which swallow glasses etc
The tv is unwatchable. Reception is akin to 1950's televsion
WiFi is intermittent at best

The good

Staff try their best. Genuinely pleasant

This resort needs to urgently spend some money to justify their five star rating It has been run down badly since our last visit

We have stayed at many resorts in Asia. This place does not rank well

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Thank Russ W
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chanupong_GM, General Manager at New Star Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

Dear our value guests,

Greetings from the New star Beach Resort Koh Samui.

Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write and shared your satisfaction in TripAdvisor. Such correspondence is always highly motivating our Team but even more so when it comes from someone who has traveled widely and can appreciate the finer points of what we are trying to achieve like you.

I shall take the greatest pleasure in passing on your kind words to the team accordingly.

It is gratifying that our resort played some part in your enjoyment of Thailand and hope it is not too long before we welcome you back to the Land of Smiles at New star again soon, we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Chanupong Manachamni
General manager

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

stayed here for 10 days. the beach was very nice and private and not too crowded like in chaweng. it is only 10 mins by car to chaweng so everything was very nice. the service was also very good and dining on the beach was amazing.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ken m
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chanupong_GM, General Manager at New Star Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2016

Dear our value guests,

Greetings from the New star Beach Resort Koh Samui.

Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write and shared your satisfaction in TripAdvisor. Such correspondence is always highly motivating our Team but even more so when it comes from someone who has traveled widely and can appreciate the finer points of what we are trying to achieve like you.

I shall take the greatest pleasure in passing on your kind words to the team accordingly.

It is gratifying that our resort played some part in your enjoyment of Thailand and hope it is not too long before we welcome you back to the Land of Smiles at New star again soon, we remain.

Yours sincerely,

Chanupong Manachamni
General manager

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Address: 83 Moo 3 Koh Samui | Chaweng Noi, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
#12 Spa Hotel in Chaweng
#13 Luxury Hotel in Chaweng
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
#18 Family Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range: £92 - £262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — New Star Beach Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Star Beach Resort situated on Chaweng Noi Beach is the most beautiful, white-sandy beach on Samui Island. 10 minutes away from the center of Town by walk or 5 minutes by car. Full of privacy and away from the big crowd Your visit to Koh Samui is not completed unless you have visited New Star Beach Resort ... more   less 
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