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AKWA Guesthouse

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   28/12 Moo 3 | South Chaweng Beach Rd, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Ranked #84 of 241 Ko Samui B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Ski Municipality, Norway
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel could use a good cleaning. We stayed only two days. Terrible! Blood on the bathroom door, that also had a hole. everything was sticky and old! It was a very young girl cleaning. I dont think she knew how to clean properly. The safe did not work, so we had to get a new one. We went to... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here on the recommendation of the lonely planet...its a good bit up from the the main bars and beach, we had to go to the bangkok hospital once we arrived and the hostel kindly provided us with transport (for free)

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I couldn't recommend this place more! I stayed here for a week in July with one friend and from the minute we arrived to the minute we left we were made to feel so welcome and the staff went above and beyond to make sure we felt safe and provided us with any information we should need about the island!... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

4 of us stayed, between 2 rooms. Quirky decor. Pretty cheap, good location. Was a short walk to the real nightlife (green mango etc) but was close to bars if you just fancied a few beers and some pool.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Quite a big room and plenty of shops, bars etc near by which is a plus. The decor of the hotel is fun and the selection of DVDs available to watch was a nice surprise. Some of the hotel staff seemed reluctant to help us out at times (somewhat grumpy) and never replaced our lamp despite asking 3 times. Also... More

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Devon, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Booked a room and arrived after to the hotel at 12pm (night) the owner had kindly left a sign saying to call him when arrived as was in on the last flight. Tried him several times including sending texts also managed to get another number for him from a different hotel and still no luck. No plan b and has... More

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AKWAKohSamui, Owner at AKWA Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, There where I can fully understand you were disappointed you did not stay with us, I not understand some of your remarks. Our latest check in time is 23h00; this is clearly stated on all websites and also on your booking confirmation. We have waited you that day until approx 00h30; we have left a note on our... More

Swansea County, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

Had our room broken into. Reported it to reception and the answer the manager gave to us was "your on the first floor" which leaves me to believe that he doesn't visit the 'other building' we were staying in,and there is a flat roof about a foot(12 inches) from our balcony. Access was gained through a window which does not... More

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AKWAKohSamui, Owner at AKWA Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your review. We are really sorry about the incident that happened. We have changed the lock on the window to the balcony (the window closed correctly, but indeed once opened, was difficult to close and lock again). To be honest it is extremely unlikely someone came via the roof and balcony, as that roof is... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Lovely clean rooms, really enjoyed the DVD player and movies! Only downside was the our room didn't have much natural light because the only window was in the bathroom. If possible try and get a room at the front of the guesthouse, even though it might be a little noisier - depends what you prefer. We were staying in the... More

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Queensland, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My partner and I have stayed here twice previously to this time. First time, found the place quirky and great value. Second time found it getting a bit tired and can often lose power. This time we thought we'd upgrade and go for the penthouse! Alas the only thing "penthouse" about this room was the fact that you had to... More

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AKWAKohSamui, Owner at AKWA Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Guests, Thank you for your review. I am really sorry to read here your negative experience during your stay with us. As we have met on several occasions in our bar/reception, you should have expressed your concerns directly to me so I could have taken some actions. Indeed there are water shortages on Samui and it happens the water... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Booked for 3 nights with my partner initially we booked the standard room, The room is located in a different building to the main part the room smelt damp & like it had never been used before so we didn't stay there loads of mould on the pillows & like someone had died in the room, So we decided to... More

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AKWAKohSamui, Owner at AKWA Guesthouse, responded to this review

Extremely disappointed by this review. During the stay of this young male couple (their second or third stay with us, so we can't be that bad), unfortunately indeed we had problems with water and electric on Koh Samui. These issues on the Island happen fully out of our control. We explain this during check in; we have different back up... More

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Address: 28/12 Moo 3 | South Chaweng Beach Rd, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — AKWA Guesthouse 3*
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All of AKWA Guesthouse is unique. The individual & boutique style accommodation of AKWA provides each holiday goer with an experience to remember. On Chewang Beach Road. The beach is less than 2 minutes walk from the front doors of AKWA Guesthouse & Restaurant. AKWA Has 2 buildings, less than 3 minutes walk from each other, all have access to the beach, shopping and night life. AKWA has standard rooms and deluxe rooms, triple and quadruple studio's and a penthouse. ... more   less 
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