The Chaweng Beach Hotel is at the northern end of Chaweng, opposite The Lyara Beach Hotel so the location could almost not be bettered for convienance, that is if you insist upon staying in Chaweng!
The first room I was shown was very nice, clean, tidy and modern, all in all a good choice for 1700 baht per night.
However, the lack of a lift and the 49 steps that was required to get to the room made it impractical, not that I am either old or imfirm, simply that returning in the wee small hours a little prehaps the worse for wear might be just tooooo much for this soft London Boy!
I was then shown a sucession of rooms on the ground floor, all of which were nicer and consequently more expensive. I eventually settled on room 109 after two further changes as the room was positioned between the road and the Hotel generator and therefore offered the best compromise.
It is worth mentioning at this point that my procrastination was beautifully handled by the management and was certainly appreciated by me. Sadly, it is very rare that I have ever stayed in the first room shown regardless of the hotel class or name, unfortuneltly a little moaning and further negotiation seems par for the course where ever you stay in the world, shame really!
Room 109 (see pics) was bright, clean and perfectly acceptable for 2400 baht per night for 6 nights, good value really!
Very little to say here, except...No matter how careful you were when having a shower whilst standing in the bath, the whole of the bathroom floor would end up soaked which meant you used some of those nice white towells to mop up the floor, just a design fault really as the water had nowhere else to run but the floor, still annoying though and ultimately avoidable with better thought and planning.
I like the location, I liked the room and I liked the staff; would I recommend The Chaweng Beach Hotel...Yes!
Will I return to Chaweng Beach?
No, this was my second visit and will proberbly be my last. I made the mistake (for me!) of revisiting a place which I tend never to do, on principle; life is simply too short and the world too big to seek safety in familiarity, IMHO!
If you really must stay in Chaweng and you don't want to pay silly money i.e. 5000 baht plus pn, then the Chaweng Beach Hotel is an excellent choice.
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- Also Known As:
- Chaweng Beach Hotel Ko Samui, Thailand