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Malibu Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   15 Moo 2 | Bo Phut, Chaweng Beach, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #8 of 13 hotels in Chaweng Beach
Aarhus, Denmark
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Get's 4 stars for the location and value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed here the last two nights during a round trip on the islands, and choose this hotel due to the location in the middle of Chaweng and with access to it's own beach, and I was not disappointed. There is walking distance to restaurants, bars, strand bars, beach, shopping mall etc.
When arriving in the reception, I was handed a bottle of water and a cold towel, and then I was upgraded to a spa room. Though I never used the spa since the water is a bit brownish and I simply didn't find the time.
The hotel consists of a number of bungalows placed along a path that leads to the restaurant, swimming pool and beach. As with many other places in Chaweng, it has seen it's better days, but I think they are doing the best they can, with what they have got. The room was spacious but seemed a little dark due to the dark wood. And it is not hermetically sealed - I had little gecko visitors in the room, but after 4 months in Thailand, I got used to the little fellas.
The restaurant next to the swimming pool could do with an upgrade of some kind - not very cozy. I had buffet breakfast, which was boring, plus a couple of snacks - french fries and mango-sticky rice, and those were ok.
I always get so sad when I visit a lovely beach and the sand is full of garbage like plastic straws, bottle caps, bottles, plastic bags etc. In my opinion people should clean after themselves, but apparently not all have learned to do this, and then I would suggest the restaurant personal, who weren't busy at all during the day, to be a good example and clean up after them.
The personal at the hotel from reception to restaurant and cleaning were all very kind.
All together I would say that this hotel is good value for money, if you are on a semi-budget in Chaweng.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Valenzuela, Philippines
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

its a great experiece going to KOH SAMUI THAILAND with my family especially when we stay in MALIBU BEACH RESORT for 5..The hotel location is very accessable to other establishment because the hotel is located at the center of CHAWENG....The room is very cheap and yet it is comfortable and relaxing for the whole family because it is spacious,very clean and ofcourse with wifi...The breakfast in the restaurant that they served was so delicious and ofcouse the staff are very accomodating,approachable and kind, MOST ESPECIALLY THE RESTAURANT STAFF......THANK YOU LIN,ANNE and MR. LEO....

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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GRParadise M, Manager at Malibu Beach Resort, responded to this review, 6 days ago
Dear Jhon M,
Thanks for your time sharing experience on Tripadvisor. I have passed your compliment to restaurant staff, Linn, Ann, Leo and his team. They all are very happy and proud. And we are so glad to hear that you will come back and stay with us again. Please let us know if you need help for your net visit.
Jhon M, thanka gain for your support recommending our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Best regards,

Manager of Malibu Beach Resort
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Allschwil, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have experienced a very nice and comfortable happy hour on the beach of the hotel Malibu during twilight. The local life musician had put the present guest into very good humor and the service of staff was fully attentively and very friendly. A memorable and exciting event, you should not miss. Absolutely recommendable to attend before join in the night life in Chaweng. You won't regret.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GRParadise M, Manager at Malibu Beach Resort, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Dear rolihu,
Thanks for your time writing review about our Malibu Beac Restaurant. We are happy to know that you love our place. I have passed your messages to all restaurant staff. They all are so proud of thier services feedback. We look forward to seeing you again, next time please spend some night in our Deluxe or Baan Thai Villa room. You will love them. Thanks again for your time.

Best regards,

Manager
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Okayama, Japan
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I and my mother stayed at Malibu for 8 nights. The hotel is located center of Chaweng so you would not be bored even staying for long time. Deluxe room is very spacious and clean. I have stayed standard room though deluxe room is much better!!
Staffs are always helpful, kind and friendly, especially restaurant staffs!! I enjoyed chatting with them all the time :) As we had some cloudy days we joined Thai cooking class. Our menu were Spicy prawn salad, Tom yam goong and Green curry, you can choose what you want to learn. We took so many photos together and this is good memory for me.
Not only the staff, also I enjoyed to chatting with other guests :)
I recommend Malibu for who are not looking for luxury stay because Malibu is simple and at homing :))
Thank you, Mr. Leo, Lin, Manager JJ and all the staff of Malibu!!

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are spacious and sunny, I recommend 2nd floor.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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GRParadise M, Manager at Malibu Beach Resort, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear japple,

Thank you for your time sharing experiences of 8 days stay at Malibu Beach Resort
I have passed your nice feedback to all staff especially LEO, LIN, and the girl who do your Thai food cooking class. They are so proud to learn that you are happy with theirs services.I agree that Malibu is a small simple hotel with very comfortable for any action in Chaweng Beach. Our Deluxe room is great, and we also have simple standard and superior room which is lower budget alternative. The hotel is suitable for traveler who not expect Luxury hotel property, but you can expect for 5 stars services. As we provide varieties activities such as Cooking class, happy hour whole day, live music on the beach every Thursday evening, free Wifi, Free sunbed (hotel guests first) and of course hotel are at middle of thousand restaurants and bars for your choice.
Japple, thanks again for your kind support Malibu Beach Resort and recommend our place, we look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Best regards,

Manager of Malibu Beach Resort.
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not stay at this resort but went to the restaurant 3 times during our stay which provided free sunbeds, beach towels, wifi and all cocktails for 80 baht. Excellent service from staff. Good food and in the evenings, there was lovely live entertainment which made for a chilled evening. Would definitely recommend for a day at the beach.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GRParadise M, Manager at Malibu Beach Resort, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear safferjoburg,
Thank you very much fo your time sharing a wonderful experiences about our Beach Restaurant at Malibu Beach Resort. We are so proud to learn that you are happy with our excellent services and drinks that we provided during your visit. Yes we offer free sunbed, free WIFI, free beach towel for our visitor who spend the day in our restaurant. However during July & August we need to save sunbed and pool space for our in house customer. Glad to hear that you enjoy our whole day happy hour with chilled Live Music on the beach every Thursday evening.
Safferjoburg, thank you for recommend our place to others and if you also want to try staying with Malibu Beach Resort. Please feel free to contact us at :

manager@malibukohsamui.com

It is a good resort at the central of Chaweng Beach and really comfortable for action too.

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2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited malibu just by Co incidence we were walking by the beach just saw some cool music was playing on so we stop by and had some drinks the best thing we observe though we were not staying in this hotel as we stay here the staff was spot on taking care of us and having some great chat the music was good when we enquired is the music everyday they said on only Thursday. If you all wanna spent a nice evening some cool music this is the place to be .

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stayed in the sister hotel paradise beach resort in mae nam and used there free shuttle bus into chaweng which stops off at the malibu beach resort, This hotel has prime location 2 min walk to new central festival shopping mall and restaurants and 5 min walk from main night life, but what makes this hotel is the quiet setting, the rooms look nice, Before going out in chaweng I would go to the beach front area of the hotel where I was treated like a guest and relaxed each time by having a meal or just a drink in take in the views which are great, at night fishing boats with green lanterns on the horizon look magical the staff here take time to talk even seat with you for a chat if needed whilst doing there job which as a solo traveller is a god send, thank you (Lin) who is from the philippines for the chats, meals and service excellent,pool looks nice and clean with people enjoying themselves using it. stay here if you want a main resort central location easy to find.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GRParadise M, Manager at Malibu Beach Resort, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Dear Michael,

Thanks for your value and motivation review about our Malibu Beach Resort. We are a new Management Team take over this small Restaurant and Property. After you comment about visitng this place without staying, we welcome more and more outside customer to spend the day in our Beach Restaurant. As the location is in the central of Chaweng Beach, close to shopping center, Free Wifi, Free sunbed, free beach towel, whole day happy hour with live music and watching the sunset. Ms. Lin our server is excellent, lot of guests like her service style.

Michael, thanks again for your kind recommendation our place, we look forward to welcome you back in the near future. And you have to stay with us at Malibu beach Resort too.

Best regards
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Additional Information about Malibu Beach Resort

Address: 15 Moo 2 | Bo Phut, Chaweng Beach, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Chaweng Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Malibu Beach Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Malibu Beach Resort is an intimate beachfront property offering a total of 34 accommodations, a full service restaurant and beach bar, swimming pool, and ideal central location in the heart of Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui. The property is nestled amongst lush natural foliage and provides a rich environment for those seeking to escape hectic city life. The resort's decor is based on rich woods and natural tones, incorporating Thai and Balinese accents throughout the property. Malibu Beach is perfect for those looking to explore Samui's attractions and activities, or just lay out in the sun and take in the beauty of the Gulf of Thailand. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Malibu Beach Hotel Ban Chalok Lam
Malibu Beach Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng Beach

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