We booked a standard room for two nights. A medium sized room with all amenities you would need. The rooms are cheap and has a real backpacker feel to it. The room had an interesting design with many decorations / paintings / cushions which made for a pleasant environment.
However I don't think any seasoned traveler would feel this was value for money. The room we stayed in was in need of a revamp (at least re-do the peeling walls) and the bathroom had a real "public bathroom" feeling to it, i.e. you wouldn't want to drop anything on the floor. The basin tap only dribbled water our entire stay. While individually, these issues are not an real problem for us, combined, it was disappointing.
The owner, Martin was friendly during our stay and the staff were good also. We didn't bother bringing up any of these issues with Martin, as from reading previous replies on Tripadvisor he seemed very defensive about all his rooms.
We ate only breakfast at the restaurant which was quite nice, if not a little small for the price we paid. All other meals were out of our budget.
We decided not to extend our stay, and instead found a much nicer, newer, larger, better condition room (with a balcony) for a cheaper price (500baht) 5min up the street. I feel if any of the other guests staying at Akwa were to look around at the competing guesthouse standards they would be quite shocked as we were!
- Also Known As:
- Akwa Guesthouse Hotel Koh Samui
- Akwa Guesthouse Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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