We stayed here for 4 nights in Feb-Mar this year. I would sum up by saying our stay here was average at best.
The hotel's greatest asset by far is its huts right on the beach - there's something so relaxing and refreshing about waking up and sitting down to eat your breakfast in a hut perched on the sand as you watch the sun shining over the beautiful waters of Koh Samui. Plus, there's the bonus of having breakfast served right at your hut, ensuring you a lazy start to your morning.
Another plus of this hotel was the great cocktails served up by the really friendly and upbeat barman.
Unfortunately though, those were the only pluses. This hotel is in great need of work - the stairs are dangerous (one flight of stairs didn't even have any side railings or support whatsoever, which meant you just had to rely on having really good balance to keep you from falling off!) Also, the safety of the wooden floors in the common areas was questionable, with several planks being very loose. On the morning of our check-out, the wardrobe in our room was also leaking water from its ceiling! It was just as well we'd packed our clothes the night before, or we could've ended up with a suitcase full of soaked clothes when we checked out.
Beds were uncomfortable also since they're basically just a mattress on a slightly raised floor, with a very small step from the mattress to the floor. We almost tripped a few times from walking from the bed to the bathroom, especially when trying to do this at night!
We also found the staff here to be very indifferent during our stay. We'd ask them a question, or for help with something, such as booking a tour or restaurant, and they'd simply brush us off, for example, by just telling us to call the restaurant/tour company directly instead of arranging the booking for us like any other hotel would do. At least the driver we had when we booked an island day tour (which happened to be run by the hotel itself - I guess that's why they booked it for us that time), was very friendly and accommodating, so a big thumbs up to him!
I would definitely look elsewhere for accommodation when planning a trip to Koh Samui in future. There seemed to be a lot of other hotels of a better standard on the island at around the same price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ConceptOnce upon a time, in the ancient kingdom of Muang Kulaypan, Java lived the beautiful Princess Budsaba and her brave Prince Panyee - a great warrior and lover. Their love story played muse to folk legend and dance, which travelled over the oceans to the Royal Courts of Ancient Siam. Muang Kulaypan, Koh Samui has drawn inspiration from the legend from which it derives many of its unique architectural traits ensuring the legend of the Budsaba and Panyee still live on today.All rooms and suites surround the expansive landscaping of the Muang Kulaypan central gardens, swimming pool and stretch of golden sand as the shallow cool waters of Chaweng Beach lap against the shoreline. The accommodation buildings merge seamlessly and effortlessly with the lush green foliage, whilst unique sculpture's and artifacts pose scattered throughout the grounds. The raw design and distinct use of culture provide the resort with a timeless appeal and guests an impression of true sanctuary. Location Nestled at the northern entrance to Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui's premier tourism arena, Muang Kulaypan provides convenient access to shopping, activities and nightlife without overcrowding or congestion. This ideal location is within a mere ten minute drive from Koh Samui International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Muang Kulaypan Bophut
- Hotel Muang Kulaypan
- Muang Kulaypan Hotel Ko Samui/Chaweng