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Urban Guesthouse

3/26 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand (Formerly Embassy Guest House)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are tired and old, with very hard beds and only one pillow placed on each with just a small blanket at the end. The room was the hottest I'm the building and you were charged an extra 150 baht for the air con but the day we stayed was when the owner was off and the shop shut... More

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Akko, HaZafon, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really great location on Chaweng beach, near the cleaner, more beautiful parts of the beach, which was nice! Owner is really helpful and friendly, and made the best pasta and caiparinhas we've had in SE Asia! Would definitely recommend and stay here again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights, it's very central all main bars and clubs within few minutes walk, the beach is a stone throws away. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the pasta they serve up is gorgeous! Only reason not a 5/5 star is for tiny reasons no great shakes, the towels given were basically hand towels and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guest house was located along the main road in Chaweng which was great, only a 3 minute walk to the beach! Rooms were clean, the shared bathroom was also kept to a high standard! Cyril the owner of the guest house was very helpful and friendly: helped to arrange moped hire (cheaper than off the main road), recommend a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I stayed here in march on my own as a line traveller. The place is basic but very near to all the local amenities , few mins walk from the beach, can't argue with location as it was great. The staff at the guest house were lovely ... The room had free wifi which was great, the Hotel has an... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the loft room which luckily had air con! Our room was great value for money and the location of the hostel was only a short walk to chaweng beach, which was very convenient! The owner was very friendly and extremely helpful! His Italian food is also really good and cheap! Would highly recommend it! Unfortunely we experienced... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

My sister and I stayed 2 nights in "the loft" and we had an amazing stay! One of the best rooms for the price and it was clean, had a nice separated shower, couch, tv and air con! What really made the stay was Cyril, the owner. He really cares about running his guest house and restaurant to high standards.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed at the Urban Guesthouse for two nights with the three of us, in a clean and spacious room. The owner Cyril is very friendly and helpful, you can see he is really dedicated to his business. The location of the guesthouse is perfect, with only a one minute walk to the beach and located near where it all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Koh samui The place was clean and a great surprise for what we paid. Choose the room with air con during the summer (march-april) not the fan, because it was impossible to sleep!!!!!! TO HOT! The man working here was so nice, always wondering how you are and also very helpful. The resturant makes the best pasta, and its all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

My husband and I stayed here in transition from diving to heading home. We were scheduled to stay two nights but only stayed one because of a mix-up with our dive schedule. Our taxi driver from Lompraya had a hard time finding the place, but it seemed easy to find once we had gotten there. I think if you take... More

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Panileni, Owner at Urban Guesthouse, responded to this review

thanks a lot guys for really good review, looking forward to see you again in our guesthouse and Restaurant! More

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Address: 3/26 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand (Formerly Embassy Guest House)
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Chaweng Beach
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