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Rich Resort Beachside Hotel
Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Rich Resort = Great stay in Koh samui”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

Brilliant staff and facilities! would not stay anywhere else when i go back to Thailand! The one of the owners of the hotel was usually around and would give brilliant advise on where to go and what to see on the island. The entertainment was really fun couldn't have asked for a better place to stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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RichResort, Guest Relations Manager at Rich Resort Beachside Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
We look forward to hearing all opinions from our guests and appreciate the time you take to write these reviews. Wow, really sounds like you liked our establishment. Especially nice to hear that the staff and facilities of the hotel were up to your liking. You must have seen one of our entertaining fire shows which we have on the beach every night. These fire shows are a must see if you are planning to visit Koh Samui. The best firespinners in Thailand with our special "human firework". Another reason why we have a lot of return customers. Great staff, great facilities and great entertainment at an affordable price! Great combination. It sounds like we will definitely see you again at Rich Resort on your next visit to Thailand. Thank you for your review!
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Though our stay was short in this property. We loved every bit of the stay. Right on the Lamai Beach, gives you a great view of the beach. Lamai beach is much quieter beach hence do not expect lot of activity. Good shallow beach and great place to spend full day in the beach. Rooms are clean and mammoth. AC was a bit slow in cooling maybe due to the summer heat. The hotel arranged for a motor bike on hire, they checked the motorbike for issues and fuel before they let me ride. Loved this place and highly recommends to other travelers. Please book in advance as i could see people coming and going due to non availability of room. One of the issues was there was no free WIFI in the hotel. 60 Bhat from Lamphorya or Seatran Pier to this hotel. Tell them RICH hotel and they will drop you in the begging of the lane to the hotel.

Room Tip: Choose the road facing room, will have a great sea view from the window
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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RichResort, Guest Relations Manager at Rich Resort Beachside Hotel, responded to this review, May 26, 2013
That you for your feedback of your stay at Rich Resort. Its seems that your overall stay was a pleasant one, which is great to hear. It is good to hear that you your room was cleaned to your satisfaction and the size was adequate. All of our rooms are large with plenty of luggage space and the deluxe (larger) rooms include a writing desk and table and chairs. You will be happy to hear that we have just changed all of the WiFi in every hotel room and all common areas including the restaurant and beach area over to FREE WIFI, so next time you visit you can enjoy free WiFi. We have also upgraded the WiFi providers and access points so there is a strong single throughout the resort. Yes our reception can arrange motorbike, car rentals etc. and also tours around Koh Samui & tickets to other destinations in Thailand. Yes you are correct our hotel is very popular even in low season so it is advisable to definitely book ahead. We are one of the most affordable beach hotels on all of Koh Samui so we definitely see a lot of demand. Thank you for sharing your opinion of our hotel!
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great stay once again. The rooms have been updated and look much better than before. The cleaning staff and reception were friendly and helped us book our tour to Koh Tao. It is a great place to stay especially if you are on a budget and the location is perfect right near the beach.

Room Tip: Deluxe rooms are much larger and nicely decorated than the standard room I stayed in before
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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RichResort, Guest Relations Manager at Rich Resort Beachside Hotel, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Thanks your feedback of Rich Resort. It sounds like you were satisfied with your first stay if you returned again. Return customers make up a high percentage of our bookings now. It is good to hear that you liked the renovations and interior design changes we made. Yes the deluxe rooms are worth it for the small extra fee because they are larger and the decor is nicer than the standard rooms. Also, great to hear that the staff were courteous and able to help you book your trip to Koh Tao. The reception desk can pretty much get you anywhere in Thailand and have ever tour available on Koh Samui and the surrounding islands. Yes our motto is "affordable beachside accomodation" so it sounds like we achieved that by your standards which is great.
Once again thanks for your great comments and hope to see you again on your third visit!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

I wanted to give the staff here a 1 for service due to the rudeness, lack of manners and the fact they were more concerned with finishing their conversation to their friend while scoffing ice cream than dealing with guests. However balmy friend left her bag with everything in it on out minibus taxi and the staff went above and beyond to get it back for her at great difficulty after we had tried ourselves for half an hour and refused a tip afterwards so they're forgiven. Hotel was okay for money. Swing bar across from it on the beach was good. Well priced drinks, pleasant staff, poor food but not the end of the world. Wouldn't stay again though as other than the beach it's not in a great location for anything else.

  • Stayed April 2013
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RichResort, Guest Relations Manager at Rich Resort Beachside Hotel, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
We appreciate your review and take everyone's feedback into consideration. It is good to hear that the reception staff were able to redeem themselves and help you locate your lost bag. Thanks for giving us 4 out 5 after the mishap. I will forward the comments onto the reception manager for improvements. Everyone has a different opinion depending on their expectations of location. Sorry you felt that the location was not great. The majority of our guests love the location and return to stay with us because of the location. We are located in the best location on Lamai Beach. Directly in the center and within walking distance of all shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Thanks again for your input!
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Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Rooms are very nice and decent price aswel. But we did notice the amount of ants that were in our room was crazy. We don't mind a few insects here and there but this was terrible.
Apart from that it was a good place to stay and location is good for the area.

  • Stayed April 2013
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RichResort, Guest Relations Manager at Rich Resort Beachside Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thanks for contributing a review of our hotel. It is great that you found the hotel to be affordable good sized rooms. Our motto is "Affordable Beachside Accomodation" and I think we live up to it by being one of the cheapest not only beach hotels but hotel in general in Koh Samui. Search any of the agents and you will see. Also nice to see that your room was clean up to standard as it should be. In regards to the ant problem, sorry to hear about those critters. Did you mention the problem to reception because we have a environmentally friendly exterminator on call to deal with ant and cockroach problems which are normal in South East Asia's climate. I will forward the case onto the right department to make sure the exterminator is more thorough. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again in the near future.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

I would like to review my experience at Rich Resort Hotel in Koh Samui.
It wasn't entirely a horrid place. Upon arrival the check in staff were friendly, and fast. There is a good restaurant across the street, and its right on the beach. Upon entering the room it was clean and comfortable but the price paid reflected the quality of the room. no special amenities and seemed more catered toward backpacker style than either rich or resort like. The major thing that shocked me "litterally" was the shower in the bathroom. upon turning on the water the "heater" that was attached to it was not properly grounded and gave me a shock when i turned the handle!! If I know anything its that electricity and showers dont mix. I ask reception if they could fix it, give us a new room, or a refund. They were not able to do any of the things asked. we immediately booked a better room at another hotel. I have no desire to tarnish their reputation as much as to warn future travelers and potential guests that this is truely a safety hazard. I hope thai government can step in and bring them up to code, especially if they are serving guests. Holidays are ment for relaxing and enjoying the amazing environment, food and people of thailand. not worrying about getting electrocuted in the shower.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Room was very clean and looks pretty nice. Anyway in our room we felt bad smell sometimes, i think its bcos of another hotel nearby.. otherwise I would have given a 5 rating. very near to lamai beach as just to cross the road and swing bar is there.. food is also good.. hotel staff can arrange you motorbike / car rental and can be picked up at hotel itself..overall good..

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank SbVivek
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RichResort, Guest Relations Manager at Rich Resort Beachside Hotel, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thanks for your opinion of Rich Resort. Great to see that you enjoyed your stay. It is good that you found your room to be clean up to standard as it should be and that the decor was to your liking. Yes everyone compliments our location as we are located right on the beach in the best location of Lamai Beach within walking distance of all amenities in Lamai town. Yes our reception staff can book any ticket or tour that you need. Sorry to hear about the bad smell. I am not sure where this was coming from but we will investigate. Thanks for giving us your opinion of our business.
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Property: Rich Resort Beachside Hotel
Address: 109/12 M3 Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 48 Specialty Lodging in Lamai Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Rich Resort Beachside Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 47
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rich Resort Beachside Hotel is conveniently located on the central Lamai beach road, close enough to all of Lamai's amenities yet far enough for a nice, quiet relaxing holiday. Located on what many consider to be Koh Samui's most beautiful beach, Rich Resort Beahcside Hotel is within walking distance to all of Lamai's major amenities and conveniences including shops, bars and restaurants. ... more   less 
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