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First Bungalow Beach Resort

4/6 Moo 3, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Ranked #51 of 101 Hotels in Chaweng
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the "first room" which looks ok online. On arrival we we taken way down the back of the resort, actually out the gate and into the external prison complex which contains the first rooms. Smelled bad, bathroom full of ants, bed bugs and a balcony view directly into the neighbors cell. The outside light from the room opposite... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I have been travelling around Southeast Asia for two months now, and this has been by far the absolute worst place we have stayed. Our room smelt rotten and musty, the air conditioning was so loud, and the bed was rock hard. The whole room in general was very dated definitely not up to standard for what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is bisected by a dirty tidal stream and, in general, is in a very run down state. The owners must be blamed, as there has been no capital spend for many years it would seem. The frontline staff (cleaners, beach man, masseuses) are fantastic, but as previously reported, the front of house staff are unhelpful, which is being... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Koh Samui is such a lovely friendly island. It's a real shame the management and staff of this hotel try their hardest to be as rude as possible and I leave with a bitter taste in my mouth. Not what I thought when I booked in for a week's stay in a bungalow in the beach. The reception staff seem... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

very quite location on chaweng beach. Beautiful swimming pool, very good service . The beach is kind of privet. Bed shower good. Weak wifi as everywhere in Thailand. Nice breakfast. Second time in this hotel will come back for sure.

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Beijing, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The location is good, the hotel is alright, the staff are nice enough. The restaurant is slow, overpriced and small portions. The beds are very hard and we are in a 4th floor walkup. But the hotel is fine. I would give it a 2.5 out of 5 perhaps. BUT our problem is with the acceptance by the hotel of... More 

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Bronderslev, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Fantastic view. Right at the sea. Incrediable good personel. They took me for no charge out all nights and also a round trip. Ask for Lazy Oat he can fix a Bungalow fisrst class for 3000 BHT a night. TIP HIM !5% on everything. AND remember that not eating everything on your plate is an insult, because he makes 6000... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Had a great stay for two nights at First Beach Bungalow. Rooms were clean and comfortable, and service was very good. Perhaps the best part of this resort is how far away it is from the hustle and bustle of Chaweng Beach. This was exactly what I was looking for after a hectic few days in Bangkok. If your looking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

First to counter the negatives of other reviewers...we had no problems with internet, it is slower than we have at home but I guess fibre optic broadband isn't here yet!!!! The staff at reception/bar/cleaners are all wonderfully friendly and happy to help with any query. We stayed in the cheaper rooms in the seperate block, are this is where my... More 

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Izmir Province, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Average and overpriced. We stayed at this hotel for our honeymoon from 24th to 31st of December. The hotel is not in a good location, you need a taxi or a scooter, which is what we rented. First I will start with the reception. The lady at the reception desk was very unfriendly and upset, which makes difficult to inquire... More 

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