Stayed here for 3 nights.
We had had great communication via email with the Manager, Pokkie, who was very helpful.
However, our pool villa was a huge disappointment. It was filthy!! We dipped our toes in it and that was about it! The not so private pool (we were overlooked by several windows) takes up nearly the whole frontage of the villa, leaving no room for sunbeds. There is a day bed in the garden which gets the sun from 7-9am, after that, its in the shade all day. There is no bar and no communal pool. Basically, theres nothing here! The rooms were clean enough as was the bathroom. Bedding was not changed at all during our stay.
Shuttle service to the sister hotel is offered but you need to make your own way back up the hill.
We knew that the beach was not accessible but when we booked that didnt bother us as we thought we would have the use of our own CLEAN pool, which sadly, was not the case. TV didnt work either for part of our stay. We has to ask 4 times before it was repaired.
As for breakfast! Dont bother! We waited over 30 minutes to be served a cold omelette, a piece of cheap processed ham, 3 stale croissants and some cold toast. There was tea and coffee available but the milk was off!
All in all, I suppose you get what you pay for. We paid £230 for 3 nights, which is cheap for a pool villa on samui, but as the pool was so dirty, we paid £230 for a room for 3 nights, which is expensive on samui.
Would I return! No.
Would I recommend Pawanthorn? Not unless you dont mind swimming in dirty water, drinking curdled milk, being along way from anywhere else, not being able to sunbathe.........
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pawanthorn Samui is an exclusive beachfront estate comprising of three luxurious and totally unique villas. Pawanthorn Villa Samui is located in the Northern part of Chaweng Beach with varieties of shopping centers and entertainment area, only 5 minutes drive to Samui Airport and 10 minutes from the cosmopolitan area of Bophut. Each villa has a different theme of decor and influence, and each has been designed to fit around the natural landscape of the estate. The first follows a traditional Thai theme and has been named after the Thai national flower, Ratchaphruek. The second is based on the traditions, customs and architectural designs of the Chinese. This villa is also named after the Chinese flower of beauty, Mei. The third and final villa takes it's inspiration from India and is named after the national flower of India, the Lotus. Each villa shares a naturally stunning location through which you are guided on a meandering stone pathway which leads through the grounds and directly onto a very beautiful and private beach area facing the island of Koh Matlang. The sandy beach is surrounded by naturally built rock formations providing a picture-postcard backdrop. Set slightly elevated above the beach is a communal stone terraced area which provides an exceptional space for sunbathing. It is also a very large area which is perfect for group activities, parties and social functions. The Pawanthorn Villas offer outstanding accommodation options in an extremely convenient location; ideally placed in terms of the airport, shopping and entertainment centres and with the kind of privacy which is increasing hard to find on Samui. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pawanthorn Samui Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand