Me and my girlfriend have just got back from a 2 week holiday to Koh Samui. Whilst there we stayed at the Sarran for a total of 8 nights.
In this time we stayed in 3 of their different accommodation, sea view villa with pool, Villa with Spa, Suite with Spa.
Reason for so many will become clear!
First the resort, its located in Chaweng Noi which is at the Southern end of Chaweng Beach and about a 10 min drive to the main strip. It was very clean and well kept and the grounds were lovely and fully planted. In essence their are 3 towns of accommodation, sea front villas...on the sea front, then Villas with Spa one row back, and then Suite with Spa a further row back, that backed onto the road. The resort has a small gym and a lovely Spa which we used twice whilst we were there, and my girlfriend swears it was the best she has whilst on holiday. There is a small but very clean infinity pool with great views along the beach. It's worth noting that the resort isn't right on the beach, but its literally a 2 min walk to get to the sandy beach (contrary to some reviews saying 5 - 10 mins). You just walk by the restaurant and down onto the beach. And its a lovely little stretch where the sand continues into the sea, there is also a small coral section to one side which offers some not bad snorkelling. The restaurant is also quite good with a decent food selection and very well done for the price.
We first only booked for 2 nights in the sea view villa with pool as our intention was to try different hotels on the opposite side of the island. We were welcomed to the Sarann by the team who were all very friendly and greeted us with a smile and fresh cocktail. The sea view villa with pool was lovely, the pool was very clean as was the room and very private also. The views looked out along the length of Chaweng beach. the rooms were very spacious and clean and had a large circular bath.
We decided to book a third night but alas these villas were taken, so we went to the Villa with Spa. Again very nice accommodation, very large rooms with a large kingsize bed, large circular bath and a lovely spa bath outside again very private.
After the third night we checked out with the intention of getting accommodation on the west coast. After 3 - 4 hours and checking out 6 other resorts we decided to go back to the Sarann as it was so much nicer than the others at similar price. This time around and as we were on a budget we booked the Suite with Spa, it really worth mentioning that the ONLY difference between this and the Villa with Spa is that they are on the road side. The accommodation itself is exactly the same!
Now I have read some review that mention the noise of the road and yes you can hear the traffic, I guess it depends what your used to. Personally I didn't notice it after 5-10 mins and slept like a log. If you need silence to sleep well I probably wouldn't stay anywhere near Chaweng, or a road for that matter!
The service throughout was good, all the team were friendly, their level of English varied and of course as our Thai is non existent we were reliant on them understanding us to communicate and so of course its easier to talk to the staff that have better english. But even those that didn't always smiled and made an effort.
All in all we had a great stay here and would definitely go back. The Suite with Spa would be perfect for us as the noise didn't bother us and its less cost than the villa with spa for identical accommodation.
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- Also Known As:
- The Sarann Hotel Chaweng
- Sarann Hotel Chaweng
- The Sarann Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand