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Banana Fan Sea Resort
Ranked #5 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Excellent hotel by the beach”
Reviewed 13 December 2012

I spent 5 nights with my daughter at the Banana Fan Sea Resort.
For 3.5 Days since our arrival, Samui island suffered from an electricity problem. The whole island was blacked out. We heard tourists from other hotels complaining that that they had neither electricity, nor aircoditioning or hot water. But not Banana Fan Sea Resort. It had a perfect supporting generator, and we didn't even feel the power drop.. Service is excellent, rooms are cosy and welcoming, the hotel , pool and surroundings are well maintained. Friendly and helpful staff. Excellent breakfast. I highly recommend.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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vancouver
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Reviewed 10 December 2012

The good
Excellent location away from the center of cheweng, good breakfast included.

The bad
Some of the bungalows are split into two units... Very poor noise insulation from other side
Beds are rock hard
Pre packaged soap cakes are tiny and poor quality
No gym

The ugly
With no disrespect to banana fan, their location is near the obnoxious jet ski rentals which are completely out of control. Novice riders accelerate very loudly with obnoxious speeds with NO respect to any swimmers. Thus when you are in the water out deeper you must be alert that one of these idiots does not hit you. Their needs to be ropes in the water designating a swimming area just as much as there is a rope barrier in the sand next to the beach chairs not allowing the persistent beach vendors to get too close to you as you attempt to relax.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

Stayed only for 3 nights...longer would have been much better!
Wonderful scattered villas & beautifully maintained gardens....far better than any hotel style resort!
Fantastic quiet end of great beach but not too far to walk to shops..bars..restaurants ect.
Staff wonderful... very friendly, helpful...and most of all...happy :)
Food & drinks at resort very very good...and great prices! ....lots of 'happy hours' throughout day made it affordable to just chill at the resort!
Dinner on beach a must!!
Heaps of yummy choices for breakfast.
Pool and beach fantastic with plenty of deck chairs to go around.
Massage on beach great & same prices as on street.

Ticked all our boxes for a great holiday and would stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Kent, England
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Reviewed 23 November 2012

My husband and I have just returnd from 10 nights at the Banana Fan Sea Resort. This was a belated honeymoon for us and the BFS was absolutely Fantastic. From the minute we arrived to the evening we left [and I have to say there were tears!] we could not have been looked after better by every single one of the staff and management team. This resort has got it absolutely right when looking after holidaymakers. For the first time in our lives we felt like we were staying with one huge family, that is how welcome they made us feel. We truly feel we made friends here and will definitely coming back again and again - sorry everyone at the BFS - you have not got rid of us. To name but just a few of the staff, Supit the General Manager, who personally greeted us every day of our stay and even joined us at the airport for a drink to say goodbye - what service! Mas and Ta, exceptional ladies! Sak in the restaurant, a perfect gentleman and made us laugh daily. Laey, Kong, Pong, Jan and the lovely Sai - always with smiles and cannot do enough for you. Koh, Tuk and Au the pool/beach guys - could not do enough for us and catered to our every needs - we genuinely felt like a King and Queen throughout our entire stay.

The hotel is not huge, but this is what makes it so special. We had a lovely deluxe room which overlooked the gardens and the pool and beach were literally a 2 min walk. Rooms were cleaned daily, we were treated to our room being decorated with flowers and wine and fruit on our first night of our honeymoon - a lovely touch. In the evenings, your beds were turned down, flowers on the pillows and a candle lit in the bathroom.

The restaurant was equally good for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had a private dinner on the beach one evening - again the staff went to so much effort to decorate our little section of the beach, the table with flowers etc. etc - it could not have been a more magical evening and with Pong looking after us for the evening - perfect.

Location wise, again BFS is perfect. Quiet, great choice of restaurants, shopping and the beach is fantastic down this part of Chaweng Beach. A 10 minute walk and you can then be in the thick of the bars and clubs and noise if you want it - but not for us. This location was just right.

To sum it up, we had the best holiday of our lives, fantastic location, great hotel, absolutely fantastic staff [now our extended family!], good food - what more could you want. We are recommending BFS to all our family and friends.

Can't wait to see you again Supit and the rest of the team.
Michelle and Peter

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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auatralia
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Reviewed 13 November 2012

BFS is in a wonderful location for eating, drinking, shopping and beaching, but quiet and far enough from bars and clubs to feel you are further away. Dining pavillon is right on the beach, so really lovely, as are the tropical beautifully maintained gardens. Breakfast is very good but didn't dine there otherwise..so many options out in the big wide world (particularly Ninja Crepes which is actually fabulous Thai food..no crepes in sight!) The pool is nice early morning before the crowds descend and the beach is pretty good (not compared to Aussie beaches)...discovered a lovely beach further south on our motor scooter adventure.
The staff are good and the Deluxe room small but pleasant and very clean. The massage was excellent and cheap.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 November 2012

This was our last stop of our honeymoon and what a great choice. Welcome was fast and friendly cold drink on arrival and then shown to our room which was a bonus as it was before check in time. We had a beech front villa room. The room had been decorated for our honeymoon with flowers, sparkingling wine, fruit and a coconut cocktail waiting for us. The room just felt like being at home with the view of the beautiful beech and sea. The room was very clean and spaceous. We stayed here for 4 nights , wished we could have stayed longer. The 4 days we stayed there we felt so at ease with everything and really realxed. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. The pool boy guys - Boo and Yut work really hard and brought drinks round often (HAPPY HOUR) we really enjoyed our stay here and the hotel is also in a good location with walking distance of everything.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Coolangatta, Australia
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

I am a hospitality teacher so I am very critical of staff and service in the Hospitality industry when I travel. The staff at the Banana Fan Sea Resort are absolutely there for the love of it and no request is too much effort or trouble. The atmosphere in the resort, because of the staff is second to none. You consistently feel soooo special, whether it be by the pool, on your individual verandahs enjoying the view or just walking through the tropical gardens. The executive staff are around to chat and know you by name after the first day. This resort has so got the right formula in every way. We had an absolute amazing experience at Banana Fan Sea and we will so definitely be back.
Kay G

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Banana Fan Sea Resort
Address: 201 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Chaweng
#4 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Banana Fan Sea Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 73
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