For the price i think it is a bit of a rip off. I hadn't stayed on Koh Samui before but had researched into what i thought was a decent area. We stayed in a garden villa. it was ok. Lots of mosquitos though. Ok view of the sea. Right next to the morning fisherman who weren't particularly friendly. I guess they were there before this hotel was built, i don't think they like it being there. Don't blame them.
Honestly, the restaurant where they serve breakfast every day was right next to a swamp, oh the smell.. it was foul. Like a sewer. With multiple rabid stray cats begging for food at breakfast. The staff didn't bother to cover any of the food, so it had a lot of flies on it. I mean, how hard is it to cover the bread with a towel/lid. Same for the fruit. Oh the fruit. Why do people not cover it in these places? We had an issue with our tv and internet connection (wifi is chargeable... with stupid unreliable codes to put in all the time..sigh) and so they offered us a beach villa. Lovely! We went and looked at two and they were awful. Not villas at all. The pictures are so deceptive.
They are like concrete changing rooms and right next to a neighbour with adjoining walls.
The food was average, the drinks expensive.
The beach was ok but not a patch on a European beach. Honestly. Overrated.
I loved the hassling touts each day trying to sell garbage and i loved the roaming rabid dogs.
In terms of Chaweng, don't bother. It's loud, ugly, smelly. The road smells like sewers. This hotel is at the very very far end, a very long walk to the main bit. Not that that is worth going to.
We hired a jeep and drove the whole island so we got a real idea of the island and didn't think much of it at all. Overdeveloped with absolutely no care of the surroundings. Concrete jungle.
This hotel was expensive for what it was, about $700 for the week + extras.
And that was on a deal. It was even more normally.
Don't bother. And i wouldn't bother with Koh Samui either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Reflects from the name itself, the first bungalow type accommodation in Koh Samui and represents the true sense of homely Thai hospitality serve every guests by the owner's family who are always eager to serve you better. it can be seen today with the unique blend of the same old simple, traditional and personalized hospitality of the owner, and all the modern amenities one can dream of in an exotic far-flung island hideout like Chaweng Beach. The style of Individual bungalow is completely "Thai style Architect", just located on white sandy beach among the coconut trees and tropical gardens. Few bungalows and buildings are equally providing an exciting accommodation choice for a memorable travel menu. Our resort has created a golden memory of "Value for Price" and "First Choice", for accommodation from more than 40 years. ... more less
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