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“Seriously impressive chalets, over appointed!” 5 of 5 stars
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Samson Beach Chalets
44 Bartley Court, Point Samson, Western Australia 6720, Australia   |  
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“Seriously impressive chalets, over appointed!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Just spent a single night in a deluxe 1 bedroom and was very impressed. The rooms were appointed extremely well, much nicer than I would have expected. As someone else had mentioned there are even robes, an abundance of towels (including real beach towels! We have stayed at 3 other beach side resorts this week - on the sand - and this is the first place to have beach towels!), dish washer, etc. The living room was more than large enough, the bedroom was a perfect size, two televisions. The recessed dimmable lighting, fans in each room, sliding blinds, outdoor shower in a really nice garden with a BBQ (which we didn't have time to try out).

The only downside is that these are metal buildings and seriously impede both WIFI as well a mobile data, but that is to be expected. I read in a previous post that the owners are working on this and I can understand that this is going to be a bit of an undertaking. I simply sat outside in the nice garden and wrote this review!

I would seriously recommend this place to anyone else and if our return trip takes us this way will definitely see if they have room!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PointSamson, Manager at Samson Beach Chalets, responded to this review, July 22, 2013
Dear Michael, Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your stay with us. We are pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us. We love the comments about the abundance of towels - especially the beach towel comment, it was interesting to know that we were the only beachside place you hads come accross that provided beach towels. I will share your comments with our small but but committed team. Hope to see you here again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We stayed in the deluxe 1 bedroom chalet and found that the room didn't match the photos. The photos give the impression of a large, spacious living/dining room, and when we walked in we were met with a smallish, cramped looking living/dining room. I'm thinking the photos we viewed are for the deluxe 2 bedroom chalet. Perhaps a couple of extra photos on their website with labels would help guests to make informed decisions. The bedroom was nice and spacious, with a second television, so we spent our time in here instead.

Also, for the price you pay here, I expect to be wowed when I walked in to a room. There are obvious scratches in the paint work, and exposed cables to the television, and old wall fittings that are still visible. I've stayed in places in the Pilbara that are half the price and have been met by flawless rooms that look outstanding. A bit of tender loving care to the rooms would be appreciated as first impressions last.

The parking bays also need to be addressed. For the first two days we were able to park in the parking bay directly in front of our chalet and just assumed that this was the case (as it is in most places). However, on the third day we came back from the beach to find someone else in the bay, and all the surrounding bays occupied. I spoke to the manager about it and was informed that the parking works on a "first come, first serve" basis, which is ridiculous. I counted the number of available bays and found there were only 13 possible places for large cars to park, and some of these require tricky reverse parking. If the chalets were at full capacity (15 chalets, two of which are double meaning they should accommodate 2 cars) then the people at the sorry end of the "first come, first serve" policy would find themselves parking outside of the compound. Perhaps bays can be allocated to chalets to make the parking a bit more sensible, and the miners can be asked to park their vehicles in the outside parking lot as they don't need to worry about vehicle security (since the cars belong to the mining company).

The internet in the rooms also needs to be fixed. Having to go outside every time I want to check my email is a bit annoying. The WIFI advertised on the website was one of the clinchers for me booking this place, and was just another small let down in a long line of small let downs.

Overall, its ok, but we won't be staying here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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PointSamson, Manager at Samson Beach Chalets, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear Bodian-au
Thank you for your comments on our chalets.Although we dont like to hear them we know if we act positively on them our chalet experience will be better for all.
We are sorry if you found our photos and lack of description misleading on our website for the chalet you booked.We will put new photo's up and add in a actual square meterage for each bedroom and kitchen area to counter that.
We dont try and wow anybody with our chalets we just try and give a good clean comfortable chalet with high end products at a reasonable price point.We are sorry we failed you.
We use a painter/plaster from Karratha who has been touching up our chalets in the past month (in between running off to other jobs) but never got to the one you hired.We can assure you we want to present a well maintained product to our guests and strive to do so. As you can imagine we need a chalet to be empty for three days or so for plastering/sanding and painting to take place.
I can understand your frustration with the internet working better outside than inside.We are in the process of upgrading the wireless internet and have received a quote from Telstra to do just that. However they have been reluctant to give us a written guarantee that it will work better in all areas than it does now.
We understand what you are saying about the designated car bays but we still feel the first come first served policy still works well for us. Sometimes we have three or four guests stay for several months in our larger chalets and they have no car at all (they are bussed everywhere) and if they had designated undercover car bays they would be wasted. The car park is very rarely full and indeed our first two bedroom chalet has a undercover two car bay you probably didnt notice that is accessed from another street.Some guests also prefer to park on the verge as their vehicle is then in their range of vision.
You may have noticed other reviewers are quite taken with our chalets and have deemed them the best they have stayed in.
We just have to accept the fact we can't be loved by everyone but we wont stop trying.
Happy travelling
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Mooloolaba, Australia
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

After a month travelling around West Aus encountering different levels of accommodation, we were very happy with our 1 bed apartments. Clean, well appointed and beautiful gardens. In fact very well appointed with bath robes, plenty of towels, the best guest laundry we have seen as well.
The very friendly helpful manager made our stay even more enjoyable.
The pool was covered with shade which made for enjoyable swimming.
We wished we could have stayed longer and would recommend these chalets as they were up in out top 2 accommodation places in our entire trip.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PointSamson, Manager at Samson Beach Chalets, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thankyou Carolyn for your lovely comments about our chalets. I am pleased to hear you have us in your top 2 pick of your WA holiday. We have just had our star rating review and we received our 4.5 stars again with positive comments about our 'Emma Blyth' original artwork that we are in the process of putting in all our chalets. We have recently purchased new washing machines (no longer coin operated) for our guest's laundry making washing machines free which is an added bonus for our guests. I hope you enjoy the rest of your travels in WA and hope to see you again in the future.
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We stayed in a one bedroom chalet at the Samson Beach chalets in november 2012 for 3 nights. We needed a place to stay, coming up from Tom Price and before flying from Karratha to Broome. As Karratha does not really have anyplace nice to stay and is ridiculously expensive, we decided to go to Point Samson since it is located an easy 60 minutes drive from Karratha. Point Samson is expensive as well, but at least it has a beach. The chalet was very nice, good quality furniture, very complete kitchen, great private outside area (with an outside shower). The only thing that really bothered us was the enormous amount of flies that kept landing on us. It must have been the season or something in the wind or the tides, but as soon as you sat outside about 20 flies landed on your face and a couple of dozen more on your body. It actually kept us from sitting outside after a while.
The little resort is very pretty, the chalets are close to eachother but you don't really see your neighbours. There is a pleasant swimmingpool with shady areas, and deck chairs near the pool. There is a laundry (which you have to pay for). Across the street is a tavern and bistro, very convenient for take-out food or having a drink at the bar. The fish and chips are fresh and delicious. Also across the street is a little convenience store, it has the basics, but for real shopping you have to go to Wickham which is about a 10 minutes drive. From the chalets you can walk to honeymoon cove, a pretty little beach with nice swimming.
The chalets are serviced every day (which I think is a bit much for a self-contained unit, but it is nice to get fresh towels every day).
We had the one bedroom chalet, because we found the two bedrooms a little too expensive. In the one bedroom the living room couch turns into a bed (quite large actually) which sleeps surprisingly well. I have to agree with another traveller about the wireless internet, reception is very poorly, we had to sit outside with our iPad in the air to get some online action. This could be improved upon I think.
All in all a good place to stay (except for the flies but that's not the management's fault I think).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PointSamson, Manager at Samson Beach Chalets, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Thankyou Moniek for taking your time to post your lovely comments regarding our chalets. We are currently in the process of upgrading our WIFI system but due to our remote location it is not always an easy or fast process; we understand how frustrating it can be especially at the moment with the flies. Thankyou for your great photos and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Our chalet was clean, spacious with quality ammenties and a full kitchen. It also had an excellent outside area, which given the temperatures in the 40's, we made good use of. The wireless internet, however, was intermittent at best, which was disappointing. I was not able to use the safe in the unit, and the manager (although pleasant and helpful) was not able to operate it either. There were no suitcase racks. When we arrived at 3.30 pm on a Saturday the office was closed with our paperwork in a basket outside. It would have been helpful to have an instruction book with the oven, as you needed to set the clock before the oven would work.

These were all minor issues, but it is attention to the details which earns the "5" rating from me.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PointSamson, Manager at Samson Beach Chalets, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Hi Janet, Thankyou for taking your time for your comments, all feedback is important to us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Due to the size of our business we are not always able to meet guests to check them in, all rooms have a guest info pack and in the pack is information regarding how the oven works. As I am relativley new here, it had never come to my attention on how to fix the safe if a previous guest had locked it, thanks to your findings that the safe was locked I am now able to rectify this situation if it occurs again. Janet we are contsantly upgrading our chalets and you will have noticed the digital Samsung flat screen Led Lcd TV'S just installed and we are currently having a major original Emma Blyth art work commissioned for above each bed head. Our next concern will be the upgrading of the free wireless internet and the luggage racks to each room. I hope to see you again should you travel to the Pilbara in the future.
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Sydney
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Of all the places we stayed on our trip in W.A. I think that the Point Samson Chalets were the best.The photos on the website do not do them justice. We stayed in a one bedroom chalet. It had everything you needed, large fridge, dishwasher, outside electric barbeque, huge television,comfortable lounge.etc. We stayed four days and it really finished our trip fantastically.
Nice swimming pool that we did not use as it was just a little to early in the season weather wise.
Very handy to the pub and only eating place in town!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PointSamson, Manager at Samson Beach Chalets, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Hi Bonnie, Thankyou for your lovely comments regarding our chalets, especially the comment about our chalets being the best for your trip in WA. It was a shame that the weather wasn't quite warm enough for you to enjoy the use of our beautiful pool. We hope to see you again if you return to WA for another holiday.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We stayed the 1 night as a getaway from Karratha for our wedding anniversary and very happy that we did. Not only is this the best in Point Samson I think it is better than anything available in the Karratha area. We stayed in ensuite room looking over the ocean (Sable 1). The room was very nice and clean with a comfy bed, digital tv ,small fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Is pretty much motel style but definately done with better style.
There is no restaurant on site but Point Samson Tavern is 100 m away and serves cold beer and good food. There is Tata's restaurant 5min walk away that has great food but a bit expensive even by Pilbara standards.
The only time we spoke with any of the staff was on check in/out and the manager was nice and freindly.
Lastly the price, at $250/night this is pricey but still one of the cheapest available in the area where very average rooms can be up to $300 or more, as such well worth it.
We will be back again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PointSamson, Manager at Samson Beach Chalets, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Hi Pirate, Thankyou for taking your time to write your lovely comments about our chalets. It's nice to hear your thoughts about us being the best place to stay in the area, including Karratha. It is also nice to hear you had a lovely meal at the Tavern which is so close to us. We take pride in our prices as the are very competetive for what you would recieve any where else in the area. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Address: 44 Bartley Court, Point Samson, Western Australia 6720, Australia
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Location: Australia > Western Australia > Point Samson
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Point Samson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our award winning architect designed chalets offer the natural beauty of the area with the intimacy, privacy and personal touch of a small luxury property. We have a range of accommodation from the 1 or 2 bedroom self contained chalets to our 1 bedroom ensuite chalets. Relax in our tranquil surrounds,go fishing, walk along the beach or take a swim in our pool. We offer free WIFI, daily housekeeping, free laundry and a selection of snacks and cool drinks in our mini bar. You will find the beach, Tavern and General Store all in a minutes walk. ... more   less 
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