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“Good Basic Hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Chaba Samui Resort

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Chaba Samui Resort
Ranked #37 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
malaysia
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good Basic Hotel”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2009

We stayed at this hotel for 10 nights from 3rd March 2009. Our room was on the lake side facing the lake and the road. BEWARE the disco over the lake continues untill 3.00am and it is LOUD. The rooms although very clean are in need of serious renovation. On the plus side the staff are very pleasant and nothing is to much trouble, the pool are was very clean and always sun beds available. The beds and brrollies on the beach can be in short supply and need updating especially the brollies. We stayed on a B&B rate and found breakfast to be good.
The hotel is at the quieter end of Chewang Beach, make sure you eat at the resaurants on the beach, there are loads of them all serving good food.

For a good basic hotel at a reasonable price a good choice, if you want a bit of luxery look elsewhere.

Beware when checking out, they check your mini bar before you are allowed to give your key in and we were charged for things we had not consumed. Make sure you check out in plenty of time before your transport arrives to take you to the airport to sort this out. We ended up paying as we were short of time.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, WA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2009

Our 5 day stay became 3 after having to endure construction noise from remodeling work. Worse yet, management seemed indifferent to our complaint: no offer to relocate us to another room or compensate us in anyway. We were located in the Ocean Wing. The headboard of our bed wasn't attached properly and fell to the floor twice. My fiance, who is Thai, was the recipient of insulting remarks by the pool boy and that was enough; our holiday completely ruined.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Auckland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2009

Stayed for 3 nights in Feb 09 and had really mixed feelings of this place.
Rooms are very dated and small. The lake view rooms look onto a murky green "lake" and are NOTHING like the pics.
Had 2 rooms between 6 people. One night the toilet stopped working and took about 20 mins minimum before someone turned up with a plunger to fix it, then it broke again and again had to wait for anything to happen. Finally moved to another room which STUNK!!! It actually smelt like sewage!! All day and night and the air conditioning only made it worse. when we complained it was like pulling teeth to get anything done. The staff were very unhelpful and reluctant to do anything to help us. Also didnt help that none of the staff spoke very good English.
If you are travelling in a group with 3 to a room = I wouldnt. The extra beds are trundle beds with pillows that look like they came from a lounger as a mattress and they dont come with duvets, unless you ask for one.
the pool and view are quite nice, as is the pool side massages etc and breakfast is very good.
While this is a relatively cheap place to stay I would never stay here again!!!

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2008

We have now stayed at this lovely Hotel four times since 2004. This last time, a family party of twelve.
Why go somewhere else when you find a gem? The location is ideal, right on the beach. The staff are efficient and friendly. The rooms are comfortable, clean and have all one needs. The breakfast selection is more than adequate and catersfor all nationalities. Two well maintained pools, and always a sunbed, either around the pool or on the beach.
We love it, and will probably go back again .

  • Liked — Accommodation, location, staff
  • Disliked — Not a lot to dislike enough to add a comment
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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Wales
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2008

We stayed at the Chaba Samui for 17 nights in June/July and had a great time. We had a room in the Ocean Wing and because we were on the top floor could actiually just about see the sea. The room had recently been refurbished and was spacious and pleasant. Apart from the poor facilities in the fitness centre which I had wanted to use I could not fault the hotel especially given the low cost. Breakfast was plentiful and loads of variety. My husband especially liked Kens omlettes. The sun loungers on the beach were in need of replacing and I think it would be agood idea for the beach boys to rake the sand daily as people were happy to just drop cigarette ends into the sand. I would have to agree with the other writers in that the tailors were a royal pain along with the time share touts. The resort seemed to have been taken over by Indian shop keepers rather than the Thais' who were running the businesses last time we visited. The tailors all seemed (with the exception of Timmys- no hassle and very pleasant owner) to adopt annoying cockney accents and are best avoided at all costs. One look at the window displays should keep you walking in most cases. as for eating out there is a fantastic choice, I would recommend Crystals which is out of the hotel and to the left towards the part of the street where the one way system ends. Cheap food and excellent cocktails. Will Wait were also very good - out the hotel and turn right about half a mile. Definately eat from the sellers on the beach they are good value and the food is really good

Stayed June 2008
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Telford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2008

My wife and i stayed at the Chaba Samui july 08 really pleased with the hotel in general. There are a few minor points e.g. decor is a bit outdated and the cosmetic attention is needed to the paint works around the pool area (Lake wing) Other than that we found the Chaba a perfect base to explore Koi Samui, Staff are extremely attentive and always have a smile. We stayed in the Lake wing rather than the ocean wing and was pleased it was pleasently quiet and besides very few ocean wing rooms have direct ocean views which i think is misleading in some of the travel agent literature. All in all a above average hotel, located right in the heart of chaweng beach, which is another matter alltogether, the main seafront road may as well be any kiss me quick holiday resort shop after shop of tourist junk, suit sellors or massage lounges, once you have walked it once you have seen it all. At night it is transformed into a foodies paradise with resturants specialising in fare from across the globe, we were there for 11 nights ate in a different place each night and never once had a bad meal (hence the size of my stomach on return).
In summary a great destination and location for exploring the island. Just be wary of the timeshare touts that will pounce with scratch cards, howvever be polite but firm and they are no bother.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — lack of bar area in main reception
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2008

I couldn't agree more with the past reviews of this resort. Sun, sea and lots of fun- Everything my family could possibly want to experience away from the city life is here within our budget.
I travelled with my husband, daughter 4yr and son 3yr. We were given a warm welcome with fresh juices upon arrival at the lobby. Most staffs are good with children which make our stay of 5days feeling warm and nice.
The room which we book is spacious and well equipped, though there's no bath tub, it makes showering kids a breeze. Rooms are clean and kept clean everyday by the housekeepers as we are very particular about dust and cleaniness of room cos our son is asthmatic.
Food is within reach either left or right of the hotel. My kids especially favour those pushcart pancakes along the roadside. Enjoy a massage by the poolside which is resonably cheap and good or simply relax by the pool or sea on their sundeck chair and sip on a cool cocktail or singha beer while looking at the horizon, clear blue sea that's full of activities like jet-ski, banana boat and parasailing.
We'll be back to discover more.

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Chaba Samui Resort

Property: Chaba Samui Resort
Address: 19 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#31 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chaba Samui Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
93 Rooms, located in the heart of Chaweng, set beside a sandy white beach. Accommodation is split between two wings; the Lake Wing is across the road from the beach with the Ocean Wing located by the beach. Rooms have air conditioning, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Ocean Wing rooms have a private balcony. Swimming pools, kids' playground, exercise room, sauna, pool bar and restaurant ... more   less 
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