Booked Superior Sea View on Agoda and stayed here for 3 days 2 nights. I would not return if i were to come back to Samui for holiday due to price vs location.
Was given a room on level 2. Room number 2207. Staffs told us that level 3 rooms were fully occupied.
Welcoming, warm and polite. They even prepared a birthday cake for me on my birthday. Very very sweet of them. Thank you =)
However, only one or two staffs are familiar and proficient in English language. Could not understand my request for hair conditioner.
Superior sea view has literally no view from level 2. Only rooftops and small teeny bit of sea view.
If you still want to proceed in booking this place, make sure you request for level 3 (highest floor).
No complain about cleanliness. But the bathroom is a bit seasoned. Rusted tap, shower heads. Need some upgrading IMHO. Love the bath tub.
This particular building for superior sea views and standard rooms is a stand alone which is situated right next to the road. Honks and vehicles passing by can be heard from inside the room. Not too loud but it can get irritating when the vehicles passing by blasted advertisement of some muay thai game few times in one hour.
AC is not cold enough despite fan speed at 3 and temperature 17degree Celsius. Requested for change of room the next day but it was fully booked. So we had to deal with the fairly so-so room temperature. Middle of the night it got abit too warm and sweaty too. (i personally like very cold environment in the room especially after a whole day out in humid weather)
No conditioner provided. Only shampoo conditioner which doesnt work for my frizzy hair. Requested for conditioner which was available in pool toilet but the staffs could not understand my request. Kept bringing shampoo conditioner despite explaining. Other items like room slippers, hair dryer, wine glasses, fridge, safety box, bathrobes are available.
Beach, pool and amenities (fitness centre, business centre) were great.
Private and quiet beach with umbrellas and beach chairs.
Pool was just nice but can get crowded. There is a pool bar which serves good cocktails. But downside is the bartender has to run to another bar at the beach side to prepare drinks as they dont keep some certain liquors at the pool bar. Takes a long time to reorder drinks or to get some cocktails delivered.
Both days were disappointing. Quality and taste of food provided were bland. Even the tomyam and noodles are poorly prepared. Diluted tomyam soup. Not what i expected from any restaurant in thailand. Only nice thing i love from the breakfast selection was the freshly prepared eggs.
Hotel is far from Chaweng main area whereby Hard rock cafe, Hooters, central festival mall, Chaweng night market, bars are located. It is 10minutes away with motorbike. If you are looking for nightlife and entertainment, then this is not the hotel to stay in.
There are several local restaurants, massage parlour and a family mart at a walking distance.
I will suggest to rent a bike from the stall opposite the hotel for 150 baht per day. Otherwise the transportation fees to get around the island is very expensive. 200 baht to get to Chaweng night market. 300 baht to get to fisherman village night market from the hotel. To be honest, the fees here are more expensive than bangkok as they dont have the mini tuktuks.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lifestyle chic resort set on a 200 meters beach front location of the quiet Southern section of Chaweng Beach with 79 well equipped, elegantly appointed guestrooms and pool villas offering spectacular sea view for a refined retreat and relaxed beach holiday experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Samui Resotel Hotel Koh Samui
- Samui Resotel Beach Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng