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First Bungalow Beach Resort
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All reviewsthe website photossecond rowstayed here for four nightsbreakfast buffet was goodchaweng noibig poolthe room was nicehotel is locatedegg stationmin walktravel agentpool sidethe hustle and bustlethe main streetthai foodgreat resortbeach
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Reviewed 14 July 2012

The rooms are small though, and there are stray dogs going around the beach, as is the case around Koh Samui. One of the reception ladies was very tense and rude.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Tarek E
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Its a very nice resort the rooms are ok the one's on the beach are nice. Its value for money you spent. The basic category rooms are also nice and has a great location. I was there during new year when the whole Samui was sold out at cray prices and we booked this property. The basic room service or other services are very poor but not lot of people are going to spend time in the room with amazing beaches around. The breakfast was manageable with not to much option for the vegetarians. The compulsory gala dinner on the new yr was bad. Totally rip off but thank god it only happens once a year.

Room Tip: take the beach villa its amazing view frm them.
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Prannay
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

We booked this hotel for the last 2 nights of our four week Thailand trek, as we were flying home from samui. The locaton of the hotel was very good - right at one end of Chaweng beach, but a short, cheap taxi ride into the more lively end.

We booked a seaside bungalow/villa but should possibly in hindsight booked the beach bungalows. The seaside ones were clean and very big with a good sized, but dated, bathroom. A large wardrobe, dressing table, spare bed? tv and fridge with complimetary water and tea and coffee making facilities. The bed was so uncomfortable, literally did't move when we sat / lay down on it. We used the duvet from the other 'spare' bed in the room and slept ontop of that for a little bit more padding but they were extremly uncomfortable! The seadside bungalows do feel very seperate from the rest of the 'resort' and we did not enjoy the insecurity of being directly next to the fishermans hang out area.

Breakfast was very good - with a large selection. We ate early one day and the food was far better than eatng later the previous day. The pool very nice with plenty of sun loungers,althought the pool bar serving food and drink highly inflated - so we chose to eat elsewhere.

The beach was very good, clean again with plenty of sun loungers, mostly in the shade which we prefer, and the sea absolutley beautful.

Worth noting the only rooms that have safes are the beach bungalows, otherwise a 20tbh locker can be used at reception.

Transfer back to the airport was expensive for such a short drive. the receptionist offered for us to ride with another couple at a discount

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank teckiegirl123
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

I am quite surprised at the number of consecutive negative reviews. I was here mid March 2012 and was actually surprised and quite happy with the hotel. We were staying at a different hotel and left because we were not happy. A friend recommended this hotel because he had previously stayed there.

This hotel is right on the beach so I am not sure why people are complaining about the location. The beach and seaview bungalows are meters away from the water. The staff were very polite and did everything we asked - even at 4am when I asked them to call the airline and ask a few questions. The porters are extremely helpful and always on the ball.

The rooms were very clean and each day the ladies did a great job cleaning the room.

It is about 5ks from the Action but we are talking about 1 street. It is a 2 minute drive so I have no problem with the location. We were on a bucks week and it was good to be able to get away from all the noise.

Breakfast is ok, they make egg omlettes and the usual stuff.

I would recommend this place to families or even couples. They offer excellent value for money and there is Money Exchange, Spa and a Tailor all within a few metres. There are also several great restaurants which are walking distance.

If you are something a bit more exclusive, then maybe this is not the place for you. For everyone else, its worth giving it a try.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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5  Thank Steve A
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Reviewed 18 February 2012

We stayed here in in the beach bungalows with 2 small kids. And for that kind of holiday, the hotel was great value. First two nights we stayed at the a standard room - not that nice - but hey they are also very cheap. The staff not as "on their toes" as other places, but the feel in the hotel is friendly, honest and no frills. It does not attempt to be something it is not - and i like that.
The beach is not good for small children - for swimming - because there is a steep slope - but for playing in the sand it is perfect - because of shade from trees. We were very happy to stay here.

Room Tip: Beach bungalow - first row are very nice. Would not choose garden - beacuse of mosquitos
  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank charminglo
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