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“Breakfast is not impressed” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of BP Samila Beach Hotel

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BP Samila Beach Hotel
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Songkhla
Railay Beach, Thailand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Breakfast is not impressed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2012

Overall is ok but breakfast experience is lower than expectation. No table set up we had to run around to find where is spoon and fork.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Bhungathani
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2011

This hotel was not too bad really. The location is excellent, at the beach but also not too far from the main town. There is a decent pool, the restaurant seemed nice enough and there is a nice lounge.

The main problem with this hotel however is that it is so tired and worn looking and feeling. This is not Bangkok, or anywhere near the tourist trail, but even just a little bit of effort regarding maintenance would make a difference. The room was OK, bed comfortable enough, but the large stains on the curtains and the floor? I don't doubt it was cleaned regularly, but that little bit of effort to remove the stains would create such a better impression. This sort of thing seems to apply throughout.

Another major point is no wi-fi, or internet of any kind, in the rooms. This is not what you expect from a sizeable hotel in this day and age. There is wi-fi in the lobby, but the signal is pretty poor. No kettle in room either.

The staff were fine and pleasant, and the food was pretty good. It was a pity though that everything seemed so worn and that there was no effort on the maintenance and upkeep of the place. It seems that the bare minimum is spent here. I find the rooms at the Green World (as long as you get a new one) to be considerably better, and they have wi-fi.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank AndyL30
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Australia
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65 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2011

Yes this hotel is old and has been run down, and the service is not up to internaitonal hotel chain standards, but the location is fantastic. It is on a small headland right where the broze mermaid is, From the restaurant there are nice views over the water to the islands and the ships and fishing boats. The sea was abit cloudy buts we could still swm there and follow that up with a nice dip in the huge hotel pool. Most of the guests seemed to be Thai military or police and the hotel seems to cater for them above foreign guests,=None the less, a pool overlooking the pool and beach was only 1500 baht.

Breakfast was included and although the range seemed large, most was very pedestrian food. We did not eat lunch or diner in the hotel. A few minutes walk away is ahuge collecitn of seafood restaurants right onthe beach. Great value there.

All up the BP Samilla offered value. It is a long walk to the shops of Songkla, but a few minutes in a tuk tuk or on a motor cycle. Along the coast at night lots of locals eat picnic dinners and there were youiths showing off souped up cars, which was quite funny.

Songkla is a fun town. Great pockets of old buildings and loads of seafood.

Room Tip: Go for ther beach side rooms. A little more expensive but worth it.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank morpet
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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2011

We arrived in early July 2011, for I think our 7th stay at this hotel, and instead of witnessing its continuing decline, we were delighted to see that an investment was being made in the hotel in the form of renovations to the swimming pool. Now we were only in town for about 5 days so didn't see the end result, but were heartened that finally some money was being spent on improvements. It has the potential to be such a wonderful place to stay, but years of neglect are taking their toll and unfortunately the hotel is in need of a significant makeover. Notheless we continue to rebook year after year as it is the best of what is available on the Songkhla coast. On the plus side the position is magnificent, the rates for a seafront room are extremely reasonable at around $50 a night with breakfast, and it provides a very convenient base to explore an area of Thailand that is vastly unspoilt by tourism and serves up a great slice of Thai life in all its glory.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms provide wonderful views over the beach and sea.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank archter2f
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Los Angeles, California
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209 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 320 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2011

The hotel is only a few steps away from samila beach. It's quite a nice view and good location if you want to stay in Songkhla.

I stayed in many hotels around this area before and have to admit that this hotel is pretty nice and a lot cleaner than the others. However, it's definitely need a renovation. It has an impressive swimming pool and the view from 7th floor's really beautiful.

The only thing that I don't like about this hotel is that it doesn't have wifi in the room. It's only available in the lobby area. I expected a wifi included for this price!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank tingleboi
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Penang
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35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2011

I chosed this hotel because of its close proximity to the starting point of the annual Songkhla marathon. Apart from the location, there is nothing to boast about this aging hotel. Poor maintenance, hygeine and not to mention its appaling service does not make this hotel a worthwhile stay.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Shaun_Yap
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Scotland
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2011

Not a bad hotel by local standards. A bit run down and would benefit from refurbishment. Facilities like bar restaurant etc a bit lacking but a pleasant enough spot directly on the beach. if you have to be in Songhkla then there are worse places to stay. Stayed here many times over past 5 years.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank footloose_farang
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Property: BP Samila Beach Hotel
Address: 8 Ratchadumnurn Road | Amphur Muang, Songkhla 90000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Songkhla Province > Songkhla
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Songkhla
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — BP Samila Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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