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First Bungalow Beach Resort
Ranked #55 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Paid for a beachfront bungalow. On the 1st night, we were given a room behind the massage hut. We said we paid for beachfront. The hotel reception was unfriendly, said ALL BOOKED. Only upon further probing, she said we can come back 2 days later & one of the beach front will be ready.

That is NOT TRUE. We noticed 2 beachfront huts were already empty one day earlier & she could have assigned us that!

Moreover our request for extra shower gel was ignored.

The drain/swamp at the back stinks. Room is noisy. Unpleasant. Massage lady at massage huts talks way too much. The older one with fair skin. She was either checking her phone or talking non-stop while giving a massage. Very bad.

Overall will not recommend. Go find elsewhere with more service oriented staff.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Had a pool side room. Was fairly large. Could have had more Lights in it, Kind of Dark at night in the room. Ac worked great, Bathroom was nice. Breakfast Buffet was good. % min walk to the restaurant . Rented a Scooter at the Travel Agent office at the entrance to the property. Staff was very Nice.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

We were spending 2 nights there and it was a perfect hotel for us. Space in our room was reasonable for 4 people to live in and everything in the room was cleaned and newly decorated.

We were concerned if the room would have been too old since this hotel was established as the first one on chaweang beach but apparently it looks very new for the age.

Their breakfast buffet provides many menus from eastern to western food. We also had a chance to have dinner at the hotel seafood restaurant, seafoods were super fresh and every dishes are authentic thaish, little spicy but worth trying.

The hotel owners were also very kind and friendly which made this hotel more charming. We are highly recommended for any travelers who looking for a hotel with a spectacular private beach front and great location to hop around the island.. this is the perfect place for your holidays :)

Room Tip: beach front view
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for four nights. Was awesome for the price. Had a massive swimming pool and plenty of loungers for people. Rooms had good views and good working appliances! Has there own beach access. Would definitely stay again

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

We stayed at First Bungalow last October with friends and returned again this month have again with 3 other families. First Bungalow did not disappoint, beautiful beach, great location! My previous review did mention a couple of short falls and I am sorry to say the front desk staff and porters have again let the team down. Why are they so rude? Please management provide these guys with some professional development sessions! As previously reviewed this place is such excellent value, the rooms are a great size (we had a beachfront bungalow) and they are on the beach! The buffet breakfast is fantastic as are the value snacks available at the beach bar. We will keep returning.

Room Tip: Stay in a beachfront bungalow or a poolside bungalow.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about First Bungalow Beach Resort

Address: 4/6 Moo 3, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Chaweng
#43 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range: $50 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — First Bungalow Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 174
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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Also Known As:
1st Bungalow Beach Resort Samui
First Bungalow Beach Resort Samui Hotel Koh Samui
First Hotel Beach Samui
First Bungalow Beach Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng

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