Although I had called the resort two days prior to arrival and asked for a pickup from the airport, there wasn't one. Upon checking in, I mentioned this and got a shrug in reply.The golden rule in Thailand is not to get angry if things don't go your way, so if you follow that, you're bound to get a warmer reception no matter what the situation is. Happy at seeing the ocean right in front, I decided not to get fazed by this and when we were given a free room upgrade, I decided not to let it cloud my judgment of this place! The room was a bit small than I was expecting but very comfortable and clean so no complaints there. Wifi worked well. After consuming our welcome drink, my husband and I walked down to the more crowded side of the beach as Papillon is quiet and away from all the action - which can be a good thing or a bad thing - depending on what you're looking for. Our stay here was great! At night, you can just relax on the deck chairs by the pool and look out at the lights far out in the ocean with absolutely no disturbance. You can rent a scooter if you ask at the reception and go all over Samui with no issues (which is what we did!). Coming back late at night is also quite safe as they have a security person in the lane that leads up to Papillon.
Patrick, at the reception, was great fun and we became quite friendly with him.
Great value for money, as this is probably one of the cheapest resorts you'll find on Chaweng Beach, although way up on the north side. 5-10 minutes drive from the airport, and if you rent a scootie, you can get around pretty quite conveniently. There is a convenience store at 2 minutes walking distance and some restaurants, massage places, laundry, money exchange, 7/11 about 10 minutes walk tops. Loved the view of the ocean and if you've just arrived in Thailand as we did, this is a great place to start off your trip - not the least bit overwhelming, very calm and chilled out and gives you time to decide what you want to do next while enjoying the surroundings.
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- Also Known As:
- Papillon Hotel Chaweng
- Papillon Hotel Koh Samui
- Papillon Resort Koh Samui
- Papillon Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng