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dafydd2008

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411 posts

91 months

Friday 12th February
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Hi All,

I am currently in Koh Samui and staying in the Bhundhari hotel, which after day 2 and its not ideal due to hills getting to the room and general service of the hotel.
I dont suppose anyone knows of a decent hotel with the below criteria, as I need to check out of where we are:
- Near to Chaweng beach
- Wifi
- Ideally on the beach
- Ideally with a pool
- If none of the above a decent pool for the kids to play in (1 and 4)
- Decent service!

Not to fused on the cost element as would rather pay more and have a decent holiday than return home thinking what a s*** trip it was!
Cheers

Dafydd

toon10

2,808 posts

64 months

Friday 12th February
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I can't help with a hotel but I stayed here if you fancy a villa. On the beach, wi-fi and in between Chaweng and Lamai.

http://www.luxuryretreats.com/asia/thailand/koh-sa...

This was our villa but there are lots on site to suit.

dafydd2008

Original Poster:

411 posts

91 months

Friday 12th February
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Many thanks and looks lovely, booked out currently.
Cheers any how


Nobby Diesel

1,708 posts

158 months

Friday 12th February
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You could try:-

Poppies ( a bit small and cramped)
Centara grand
Amari (might be closed for refurb)

If I were you, I would get down there, have a stroll up the beach and look at the hotels to see which takes your fancy. There are dozens and dozens to chose from.
best of luck.
Also, think about 5 minutes up the road at Choengmon.
Look at the Imperial Boat House. Kids will love the rice barge rooms.

nyt

907 posts

57 months

Friday 12th February
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I'm just back.
Getting hotels for the last week or so has been difficult and expensive. I think that it's because of chinese new year.

I've stayed at the anantara and a few others bit they're showing as full on expedia and agoda.

TripAdvisor is showing some availability at well rated hotels: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/SmartDeals-g676072-s...


I'd also check out Bo-phut - it's a 10 minute taxi. Beach less nice but the walkable 'Fishermans Village' makes up a little.


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HotJambalaya

828 posts

87 months

Friday 12th February
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another vote for Amari or Kirikayan Boutique Resort

Kirikayan is cool, because they have one out further away, but they let you use the one in Chaweng as your base during the day if you want, rooms in the one Mae Nam are huge with a nice pool, then head down to their one on the beach. Or just stay there.


Make sure you eat at Ninja Crepes (strangely for thai food) in chaweng, and Cafe 69 in bophut.

Another cheaper option is OP bungalows, cheap, (though I think they have a couple of 'luxury' rooms) and right on the beach where breakers are so its totally calm.


Dick Dastardly

7,648 posts

170 months

Friday 12th February
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Stayed in the Anantara for my honeymoon a few years ago and it was brilliant.

Cybertronian

836 posts

70 months

Friday 12th February
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I stayed at the Outrigger (formerly known as the Akaryn) for my honeymoon, which my wife and I loved. A kinda, sorta private beach, attentive staff, pool, free daily mini bus to Chaweng (it's located near Choeng Mon and the airport).

Off the beaten track, so it was very peaceful.

blueg33

16,879 posts

131 months

Friday 12th February
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It was a few Years ago, but we liked Napasi

Hub

3,198 posts

105 months

Friday 12th February
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Why Chaweng? Is it just for the beach? I found Bophut had a nicer atmosphere - beach not quite as impressive but quiet.

audidoody

7,639 posts

163 months

Friday 12th February
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Yep. I much preferred Bophut. Anantara Lawana. Very nice.

Steve Campbell

585 posts

75 months

Saturday 13th February
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Tongsai Bay was wonderful when we went .. But that was quite a few years ago now...and its 5* so likely expensive :-)

Not on Chaweng but it has its own private beach. Some rooms built into hillside also.

Edited by Steve Campbell on Saturday 13th February 16:08

Trustmeimadoctor

2,487 posts

62 months

Saturday 13th February
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Steve Campbell said:
Tongsai Bay was wonderful when we went .. But that was quite a few years ago now...and its 5* so likely expensive :-)

Not on Chaweng but it has its own private beach. Some rooms built into hillside also.

Edited by Steve Campbell on Saturday 13th February 16:08
Was there in 08 on honeymoon wonderful place going back for 10 year anniversary hope it's still as good!