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Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
Ranked #98 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Avoid this place”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2011

This place is pretty run down and tired. For the money you pay (during peak season anyway) it's definitely not worth it, as there are MANY other choices, even if you don't see them all online. As some others have stated, this place needs a good refinishing/remodeling/repairing. I don't think the owner has put any money into it in years. Stayed in a 2 level bungalow. It was pretty moldy and full of mosquitoes. My god it was noisy! Australians that apparently functioned on zero sleep were up at ALL hours yelling their fool heads off. And the walls are so thin that even if someone was out there trying to be quiet you would still hear them clearly.
Most of the staff are friendly enough but i get the impression that even they don't like being there.
Do not rent a motorcycle from here!!! Or else look it over carefully and point out any marks or scratches no matter how small. They ripped me off big time for some "scratches" on the bike although i could barely see them and i definitely didn't put them there...i'm sure they had been there for a long time!
Wi-fi only works near the reception, so don't expect wi-fi in your room.
Overall this place is a rip-off and not worth staying at with so many other good options in the area.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled solo
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2010

Stayed in one of the split level wooden rooms. Not sound proof. Heard a trashy British couple screaming at each other through the walls every night.

Beach life at night is great. Pool is right on the beach. Fat tattooed Euro-trash getting pissed everyday at the pool and constanly screaming at their kids. Went to a different hotel's pool everyday. I guess thats what you get for the price.

OK breakfast with good choice of fruit.

Rooms are a bit dark and musty. Slightly odd and ominous.

Easy scooter rental on the premises.

Good option right on the beach but you could probably get better for the same price.
Away from the noisy Chaweng Beach Main Road.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2010

Dear potential guests,miffed to why there are many bad reveiws about this settlement,our stay was one of the most enjoyable that we have ever had ..

Location : 10 seconds away from beach shore,situated in the core of chaweng , which as always has pro's and con's .. Pro's include; Close to nightlife and handy shops, as mentioned , steps away from a paradise beach....Con's; Ocaisional late night fireworks , But nothing too serious as my 13 year-old daughter managed to sleep through them !

Amineties:We stayed in the 'Garden View Bungalows', The apartment was very nice, it included a minibar with - free bottled water We were impressed .. Although our daughter was given camp bed to sleep on for the stay, it had ben folded for a while , it was clean and hygenic but unfortunatley it was uncomfortable and needed comprimising to make more pleasing . Everything was clean and tidy incuding the pool - which was a 8 and a 1/2 out of 10 , it was clean and had an amazing view from it . Traditional Entertainment was provided and the seating/ bar area had a nice atmosphere to it, the staff were very kind and attentive, (especially the man who serves cocktails at te poolside! ) ...Though... ifyou have the pleasure of meeting 'Moodypants'The receptionist who we named due to her inability to smile , or show any emotion - Not even for 100baht!

Our good friends- who joined us on the trip,booked the deluxe wooden bugalows and were not at all impresed by the quality of everything and demanded to be moved .elsewhere.

Watch out for : Over charging of the minibar when you checkoutfor good, they try and add a couple of baht to your bill ! It is also reconmended to purchase a garden veiw bungalow ; rather that the wooden ones! ....

All in all VERY GOOD for the money ,We were very impresed,And will definately revisit at a later date ! x :)

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2010

I've stood there2 times before and this last visit was the least enjoyable. The place was looking kind of runned down. The best thing is the location which is right on the beach within walking distance to all the clubs and restaruants. The rooms are very average for the price range, and the food was also very average as well. The morning buffet was pretty much ther ssame items everyday, no variety at all. The positives were the location, on the beach, you're within steps of the water. The availability of water excursions and other outdoor adventures through the front desk. You can also walk on the beach or main road and get numerous options to choose from for excursions as well. Overall for what I paid for a bungalow steps from the beach, it was not too bad . . . again average price for an average hotel. I'm not sure if I would stay there again . . . and far as recommending this hotel to a friend, lol . . . it depends on the friend, to a friend who is more casual, layed-back, backpacker type, yes . . . to a friend who is used to 4 and 5 star resorts, no.

  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with friends
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karon thailand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2010

We were taken to a villa which looked ok and as we arrived late we booked in, the next few days were a nightmare,no electric for hours and it was'nt a power cut as all the other villa's had power, the staff were very rude and really did'nt care, we were told the owner was away in bangkok so we had to rely on the desk staff,the tv was terrible so small and the reception really bad.If you had breakfast it was cold and they could'nt wait to clear it all away even if you were still eating.Overall the whole place needs a good going over and that includes the staff.my advise, find somewhere else to stay.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2010

This is my 7th trip to Thailand and my 4th to Samui where I've stayed in hotels and guestrooms between 450 and up to 15 000 THB a night.
So far I can say that this hotel is the WORST I have ever experienced!
At first was the bungalow I've booked (wooden level) beneath all standards and looks nothing like the pictures on the site!
It is not well maintained, dirt (and I guess some lice and bedbugs as well) comes out of the cracks in the wooden floors, the bathroom is old and lacking any comfort and for some strange reason they've put a kitchen sink which is dirty as well near the wash table.
They don't clean the rooms standard, you have to apply for it!
Rooms are so dark you have to put on the light also during daytime and the airco makes so much noise you even hear the ones next door.
Isolation is non existent in this hotel so you overhear all conversation going on in the room next to you...and offcorse they overhear yours as well!
For a hotel in this price range this is unbelievable!
But the worst is that the nightclub next door every night around 22h. starts shooting fireworks and it goes on until past midnight.
On a saturday it even goes on until 3 in the morning.
So if you like to have some decent night sleep and a relaxing holiday; STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS PLACE and avoid going to this part of Samui in the frist place!
At the pool they open up the speakers after everybody comes back from breakfast and is ready to relax or take a nap in the sun.
So prepare yourself for some Brittney, Madonna and oh-so-wrong-techno-mix-thailand-style around 13h.
The pool itself closes up at 19h; around 17h they already close up the umbrella's and take away your drink (finished or not).
The garden is in fact a covered up parking lot so guest with scooters and cars drive through it until late at night.
Breakfast was another terrible experience with everything cold:coffee, thee, eggs, bacon...the whole lot was cold as ice!
This hotel is def. overpriced and VERY bad value, in fact there is completely NO value at all!

Stayed February 2010, travelled solo
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Chester
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2009

First of all let me reassure everybody that both my fiancee and I are not strangers to 2 and 3 star accomodation, however we are compelled to document our stay at the Chaweng Villa Beach Resort to prevent the anybody else suffering the same poor service and completely inadequate offering in terms of accomodation.

We arrived and checked in and were led through a concrete square, where major building works were being carried out to the room that we had originally booked, a bungalow.

Our first impression of the room was that it was well below standard and looked nothing like the pictures on the internet, we were confronted by a whole the size of a fist in the wooden floor, the walls were as filthy as the bed linen was stained and were in some places even unpainted the ceiling had three patches of damp and the place was a buzz with insects. There was no safe, or safety box, the towels provided were bleach stained,, there was no kettle nor was there any cups or glasses - which was ironic as there was a minibar.

The bathroom was similarly unkempt and completey lacked any standar of hygene, there were missing tiles on the walls and the sink was dirty. the shower itself was very dated and again in a state of total disrepair, it seemed to be various bits of showers combined to make one.

I immediately contacted the "head of staff" at the reception, who i would stress made no apologies or gesture of service, we didn't want compensation just any level of understanding, but the "Staff Manager" simply shrugged and showed us to a different room, in the adjacent block (a two storey massionette building).

We were momentarily relieved until we looked over the balcony at yet another very loud construction site. we discovered once again that although the room had a tiled floor - it totally lacked any standard of cleanliness or hygene, dirty sheets, dirty linen, black and yellow mismatched tile in the bathroom, uncovered old pipes leading from the sink an ageing shower, with broken curtain rail and mouldy shower curtain and at first inspection a broken toillet.

I approached reception and the "staff manager" to ask for the general manager to make a complaint, I was told that "the GM is in Japan on Business and noone else is here". the staff were unsympathetic at best but were mostly ignorant or plainly rude, we were shown around several more rooms all of similar standard and picked the one with the least flaws - however i would stress that this was still completey unacceptable in terms of cleanliness and it had a toilet seat that was broken in half on one side. the air con also only worked intermittently.

Resolved to cut our stay short we headed out for the evening to find an alternative, on the way out I asked at reception, (different staff members) if i could speak to the general manager tomorrow, they replied yes of course she's in between 6am and 3 pm. I asked if she was in Japan and recieved only a quizzical look and a reassurance that she was definately in tomorrow.

Having found alternative accomdation we returned and slept above the sheets, and having hardly slept at all - headed to have breakfast and check out.

The Breakfast buffet at the seaside restaurant was again completely lacking we weren't greeted and seated - despite and handful of staff who were simply stood around, we asked for one boiling water and one coffee and got a cold cup of each, again we weren't after much but just good value, there was no toaster at the breakfast buffet - consisted of ham and frakfertes floating in tubs of water and there was not much alternative to chocolate coronflakes.

At reception we asked for the general manager who we were again told was not available, when we retorted that we were told the GM would be here between 6-3pm we were firstly met with a very worried look which was seemingly followed by all of the staff forgetting that they spoke english - the more we pursued it the more frustrating it got so resolved to just leave and seek compansation elsewhere.

In conclusion, my finacee and me have travelled from one side of this planet to the other and we've seem a lot of a starnge things, but never have i been so appalled by any one place. I would suggest to even stop here a night would spoil the rest of your tour. We lasted approximately 12 hours in this place and 6 of those were spent finding somewhere else to stay. I'd challenge anybody other than Bear Grylls to stay there longer.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Chaweng Villa Beach Resort
Address: 157 Moo 2 | Bophut, Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#58 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Chaweng Villa Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 42
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