When looking for somewhere to stay on Koh Samed I decided to base my decisions on other people comments. Using one of the larger OTAs, I actually noticed that many of the higher ratings had been earnt by simpler properties. In the past I have also found that many middle level Thai resorts have become very complacent with their pricing to quality ration, even during Covid times. The description for Sunrise Villas was straightforward and as it turns out, very accurate. We enjoyed a 3 night stay. The property is simple, reception is not much more than a cupboard and the pathway to the bungalows is a slight challenge with irregular steps and angles. However, this is part of the quirky charm of this place. Squeezed between a small road and the sea the villas are semi-detached, they are simple, quite small but well fitted out. You have a terrace, small bedroom, safe, fridge, kettle and good AC. The room is simple, functional and clean. The bathroom is the same, functional, reasonably sized and clean. It is the typical Thai wet floor bathroom, but I find these practical and easy to use. For me the large bonus was the bug screen on the balcony door so you can enjoy the sound of the sea without any mosquitos. The table and 2 chairs on the terrace is a wonderful place to relax with a drink as the sun goes down or also for sunrise. The price we paid was great value for money and the room of better quality than many others. It is simple, yet the location is incredible. My only warning would be to anyone with a mobility issue as the pathways and steps are irregular and if you do have any difficulties walking, this may be challenging. Thank you to the staff of Sunrise Villas, we very much enjoyed our stay with you and will recommend to others.…
It was great to stay somewhere so close to the pier. We walked to the accomodation. Staff were welcoming and rooms were daily cleaned. Great view from your room of open water and a communal eating area right on the water. About 10 minute walk to the beach to swim. 711 and many eateries and cafes walking distance.
First thing is that the name Sunrise Villas is incorrect. If expecting to see the sunrise from your room you will be disappointed. That said the views are quite spectacular which perhaps makes up for that. I was advised not to leave anything on the balcony as they have a dog problem at night, indeed they do, I was awoken on half the nights a couple of times per night with dogs barking and howling. Bedding and towels are old and worn out. The room is fine with aircon, decent shower and tea making so all that is good. The location is great being a few minutes to the town and a short 15min or so walk to the beach so that cannot be faulted. Overall I was satisfied but the dogs need sorting if you are to get a good nights sleep.
We stayed in room 4 - highly recommended or room 5! What an amazing stay this was. We were only here for 2 nights but could have stayed longer. The room was lovely with a nice clean bathroom. The view was amazing! waking up to that on a morning was fantastic. Sitting out on the patio area was beautiful, so peaceful just watching the boats come and go. we ate a couple of times here and couldn't fault any of it. The main strip is about 5 minute walk from here. I would 100% recommend anyone staying here and the pictures on the website don't do it justice! I would love to stay here again if I returned to Samet
This really is a special hotel with breathtaking views. We had rooms 1 and 2 so we didn't hear or see the pier at all. We found the walk to the national park beaches a pleasant walk through the little town. We also swam in the little beaches a few minutes walk the other way from the hotel but little crabs nibbled our feet so I recommend swim shoes for that side of the island but still lovely as well. Tim was so helpful and a nice guy. All the staff were very helpful. This is a lovely place and gorgeous island. I did find the steps a challenge but I am 60yrs old and overweight. This would not stop me from staying here again though. It does have the best English breakfast in town delivered to your room if requested. Worth the money.