We booked 2 rooms for a four nights stay. 322 and 308. The hotel has 4 floors so we were almost at the top.
Starting from the beginning. We drove to Samui. The hotel has a small carpark a few meters away from the main entrance. Might be problematic if the hotel is full. Also if it rains.
Our rooms were ready and the small air-conditioned reception was really nice with Thai teak decor and a welcome respite from the midday heat. Then you walk through a small inner open air courtyard with water feature and lots of plants to the elevators.
My room (308) was very near to the elevator and the window faced the above-mentioned inner courtyard. Lovely small balcony over the courtyard, I love the decor - cement flooring (a bit cold but slippers were provided).. light wood decor.. great coloring. So quiet. My only complaint would be the lightings were a bit too low. Enough around but it was still too dark. Not a large room but really cosy. Slightly cramp by the minibar due to the table with the 2 chairs. Also, a bit difficult to manouver to the balcony since it is blocked by the table, chairs and floor lamp.
I love the bathroom. Especially the tall shelf where you can store so many things, unlike most other hotels. There were complaints of the walk-in shower wetting the sink area. I didn't have any problem whatsoever. Just tilt the shower head slightly towards the inner wall then there won't be any sprays/splashes towards the sink.
Room 322 was not as nice. Quite a distance from the elevator and dull view of the back jungle. However, it was good if you have a lot of luggage since instead of a cupboard (like in room 308) it had a small walk-in alcove with shelves on both sides. It had 2 large singles but housekeeping combined the beds together, forming the largest king i have ever seen! I think 4 people can sleep in it!
Our room rate didn't include breakfast. The cost of breakfast was THB212, which I thought for a Mercure, was pretty cheap. However, it was a real disappointment when i went to check it out in the morning. Bread, croissant, Danish Pastry, bacon, baked potato, sausage, ham, rice, Thai stir fried veg & meat, egg counter, 3-4 juices... That's it... Can't recall anything else.
Wifi in my room was very good.
Didn't use the pool. It was more a lap pool. Small. But pretty. As someone mentioned, this is a hotel, not a resort. We had a car. Thus, didn't mind not staying right on the beach. I chose the hotel for its decor and location - surrounded by quaint shops, eateries, massages and night market. However, I wasn't too impressed with the restaurants nearest to the hotel. Mainly seafood places. We did eat at Fuji twice once we got tired of Thai food.
Over all, i really like my room. I even regretted not having enough time to just chill in the room. I liked merely sitting at the table by the balcony door looking out to just the courtyard and the teak structure. Wish we stayed longer!
- Also Known As:
- Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana Hotel Ko Samui, Thailand
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mercure Samui Chaweng Tana, has 80 modern Thai Design rooms equipped with modern facilities, enhanced with a beautiful landscaped garden, our petite outdoor swimming pool offers you comfort and relaxation. Located at the vibrant and exciting "Chaweng" with many entertainment spots and shopping streets, ideal for short stays or long vacations, our trained friendly staffs are always ready to make you feel at home. And of course with their local Thai charms and smiles ... more less
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