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Dara Samui Beach Resort

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162/2 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut 84320 Thailand
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#27 of 113 hotels in Chaweng
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Welcome to Dara Samui Beach Resort, a Thai 4-star beachfront resort with the most authentic Thai architecture, strategically located along the most exciting beach on Samui - Chaweng Beach. It is a short walk to a variety of important "facilities" for every visitor - Thai spas/massage, money changers, banks, 24-hour convenience stores, beach bars, restaurants, street shopping, high end shopping and night life. We have 24-hour reception, 5 room categories, complimentary wifi access in all guestrooms - lobby - restaurant, breakfast restaurant (7am-10.30am),1 beachside restaurant (11am-10.30pm), room service (7am-10.30pm),1 freeform swimming pool (7am-7pm) with outdoor jacuzzi (10am-12pm and 2pm-5pm), poolbar (11am - 11pm), tour counter and airport transfer services. All rooms and suites have electronic key card access, rich wooden fixtures and fittings, individually controlled air-condition, private bathroom, in-room safe deposit box, satellite TV, DVD player, sofa or day bed, balcony and complimentary wifi. Due to the structure of the resort, we do NOT recommend guest with physical challenges as there are many stairs and steps - no guests elevators/lifts. Beginning 01 November 2017, the resort will be an All Adult resort with minimum age being 12 years old.
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24-hour security
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Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Swimup bar
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Head massage
Massage
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Currency exchange
24-hour front desk
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Gordie R wrote a review Apr 2021
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A lot to like, especially earlier in our stay. Breakfast starting at 8 a bit problematic given many external activities are getting underway at that time. But packed breakfasts of sandwich, juice, yogurt and apple helped still start the day right. Happy hour cocktails an asset and breakfast, lunch and dinner were all good. Afternoon tea the best though. Restuarant bar area did take much longer on the saturday night, probably an hour between being seated and dishes making their way to the table. Wasnt clear that it has remained an adults only hotel as families with noisy kids appeared on more then one occasion. Aooreciate that Dara Samui will want all the business it can get at this time but if no longer an adults only hotel then do not claim to be so. Youngsters running around our dinner table and splashing us while sitting quietly in the pool wasnt appreciated. As a word of advice, seat couples away from larger groups for the dinners on the beach. And personaly i was frustrated the radio was kept on when the next door venue had live performers to enjoy. Late checkout not permitted but was made to assume there was a space where could freshen up and change before getting our flight. Had thought this might be another room so was a bit frustrated to find out it was the gents toilet near the pool. Again as with the adults only claim you may want to do a bit better on expectation management. As suggested a but of a last minute hurdle but othwise a good place to stay even if it appears tonstrugglena bit morenas it gets more busy.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Apr 14, 2021
Dear Gordie R Thank you very much for sharing your views during your recent stay with us. My team and I sincerely value your feedback. We had notified our business partners that we will not be operating as Adults Only resort during this pandemic. All advertising materials do not show we are Adults Only. This is because we are now relying on domestic tourism and Thais travel with their family. We will once again notify our business partners on this change which will continue to take effect until early 2022. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your meals with us and thank you for complimenting on our afternoon tea delights. My team and I have taken note on your feedback about the seating arrangements - to separate couples from families with children. As we have many diners without reservations, this will be a very challenging task but we will try our level best to find a solution to this matter. On the matter of late check-out, since our owners made a decision to resume operations with a very small crew in July 2020, we never had an issue with late check-out except recently when room reservations had soared. I would like to sincerely apologise to you for the departure experience you had with us. I have notified my Front Office team to always find alternative solutions to make the departure experience of all our guests as amazing as their arrival experience. Dear Gordie, I am aware you have already checked out but should you decide to holiday in Koh Samui again, and I hope you will consider staying with us again, please do notify me in advance. Should you decide to experience another resort, i would like to invite you to Dara Samui for afternoon tea. Best regards. Mark Suppiah
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Paul E wrote a review Oct 2020
Bangkok29 contributions42 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 nights. Hotel is in a good location, right on beach road. Walk out the back of the hotel and you are straight onto the beach. Room was pretty good, could see the beach from the balcony. Only 2 pillows on the bed (1 each) so had to request another 2. Wasn't impressed with the selection of TV channels. Only 3 local Thai channels, which didn't impress my Thai wife! Breakfast was not bad, a-la-carte service. Only 1 x farang option (American breakfast) but that was fine. Check in and check out process was smooth. Overall no real issues at all.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded Apr 14, 2021
Dear D2217XKpaule Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience with readers on TripAdvisor. My team and I are very happy you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us (with the exception of the tv channels). Best regards. Mark Suppiah
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Fah Thanan S. wrote a review Sep 2020
Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
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We spent 2 nights in Dara Samui, The hotel is in a perfect location on Chaweng Beach, The beach is now very beautiful, clean and calm (after all the closing from covid). The staffs were very friendly and helpful. I sure will stay at Dara Samui again next time, and would recommend this hotel for any of your samui trip!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Sep 7, 2020
Dear fah_thanan Thank you for choosing to stay at Dara Samui Beach Resort and for taking the time to share your experience with readers on TripAdvisor.com My team and I are very happy to learn that we were successful in providing you with the high levels of services which met your expectations. Your feedback allows us to provide positive recognition to the team members who had contributed to making your stay with us more enjoyable. Dear fah_thanan, we sincerely value your feedback as it is a great motivator to all of us to continue delivering exceptional levels of services to all our esteemed guests. We definitely look forward to welcoming you back at Dara Samui. Yours sincerely Tanet Lukrag (Bobby) Assistant Operation Manager
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Stefan S wrote a review Mar 2020
Frickingen, Germany1 contribution
We have been here for 2 weeks during the beginning of the Corona pandemic. Even in this hard time, all the people here were very kind and helpful. A great respekt to the team. Thank you for being your guest.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Apr 14, 2021
Dear Stefan_Sche Thank you very much for sharing your experience staying with us. My team and I sincerely appreciate this. Best regards. Mark Suppiah
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stevewolfcub wrote a review Mar 2020
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom126 contributions79 helpful votes
4 night stay, was upgraded to a one bedroom suite near the beach. Property is on a long narrow plot stretching from the beach to the main drag. There's a lot of stairs all over the hotel, so not suitable for the less able. Walking distance to central Chaweng, either along the beach or the road. Hotel about 20 years old but well maintained, rooms are comfortable and spacious, with balconies. Rates are good value.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear stevewolfcub Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Dara Samui Beach Resort. Your description is all accurate with the exception of "20 years old" - we are 14 years old :-) :-) Best regards. Mark Suppiah
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PRICE RANGE
$58 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
dara samui beach resort & spa villa hotel chaweng, dara samui beach resort and spa villa, dara samui beach hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Dara Samui Beach Resort & Spa Villa
LOCATION
ThailandSurat Thani ProvinceKo SamuiBophutChaweng
NUMBER OF ROOMS
70
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dara Samui Beach Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Dara Samui Beach Resort?
Nearby attractions include Classic International Suits (0.2 miles), Oscars Fashion (0.2 miles), and Samui Hong Kong Tailor (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Dara Samui Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Dara Samui Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Dara Samui Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dara Samui Beach Resort?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dara Samui Beach Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Baan Ya Jai, Dara Serene Restaurant, and Duomo.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Dara Samui Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Dara Samui Beach Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Dara Samui Beach Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Dara Samui Beach Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Chaweng.
Are there any historical sites close to Dara Samui Beach Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wat Sitlaram (8.0 miles).
Does Dara Samui Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.