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Muang Kulaypan Hotel
Ranked #61 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
Reviewed April 18, 2013

We went for a wedding next door, so only a few nights. The pool was awesome and cool...it was reasonable, however the food in the restaurant was very average, the stairs and patio are a bit dangerous. The staff were lovely, particularly the bar staff and the rooms were very clean. We were on the second floor and the air con was pretty weak....would have been cooler with a fan.

Room Tip: Great view from the second floor but very HOT as the air cons need an upgrade.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MuangKulaypan, Manager at Muang Kulaypan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Signature Aussiegirl32 - Melbourne, Australia, thank you very much for your details review positive feedback during you visit, we are glad you thoroughly enjoyed our swimming pool and our pool bar We will pass you words to our staff and we promise to maintain our charming garden and our friendly services. We also will keep you updated our renovation at the end of this year. Thank you once again, and please feel free to contact us should you wish to visit us again on your next return to Samui. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Jirapa Lertkulthana, Hotel Manager and MK team.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

We spend only one night in Koh Samui as we had to catch a flight the next day. we had a good experience at that hotel. Breakfasts and lunched take place in wonderful scenery. Food is very good., worthwhile the visit!
ROoms are good and staff is helpful and friendly. only negative aspect: in some bathrooms there was a strange smell and water from tab is of a strange color... we thought that some bathrooms needed renovation works.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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MuangKulaypan, Manager at Muang Kulaypan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Signature Yle1, Brussels, Belgium- thank you very much for your details review feedback during you visit, even short time. We will take your comments into account in order to improve our service. Thank you once again, and please feel free to contact us should you wish to visit us again on your next return to Samui. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Jirapa Lertkulthana, Hotel Manager and MK team.

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Reviewed April 14, 2013

I was a little disappointed and voiced my opinion to the reception staff who did not take well to my doubt that it was not like the pics on the internet, and for the rest of our stay they were polite but not friendly towards us but that was only the reception staff. Jae and all the other staff were wonderful in making our stay very pleasant. the location was perfect in Koh Samui, we enjoyed the breakfast and suppers on the beach, it was awesome.Very relaxing and i would probably go back there. needs a bit of a facelift. The rooms were clean.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MuangKulaypan, Manager at Muang Kulaypan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Signature Charmaine128 - Cape Town , thank you very much for your details review and positive feedback during you visit, we are glad you thoroughly enjoyed our swimming pool and were happy at the end after staying with us. We will take into account for your recommendation in order to improve our service. We will also pass you words to our staff and we promise to maintain our charming garden and our friendly services. We also will keep you updated our renovation at the end of this year. Thank you once again, and please feel free to contact us should you wish to visit us again on your next return to Samui. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Jirapa Lertkulthana, Hotel Manager and MK team.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

I have stayed previously at the hotel, however for much shorter durations than this trip.

The staff went out of their way to look after me.

The location just away from the noise of Chaweng is perfect.

A minor annoyance is the peddlers on the beach who if you look at them approach you to try and sell anything from Hats to Hammocks. This is common all along the beach.

The pool area has a bar and a happy hour and good snacks.

The staff are obliging in the Restaurant and even if your late for breakfast are still keen to offer service and deviate from the menu.

The salas where you can take meals offer a great view on to the beach and a relaxed way to enjoy your meals.

A small snack is left each night by the housekeeping team.

I also was given a gift by the staff at the end of my stay which was very very kind.

Room Tip: All rooms seem to offer good facilities.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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MuangKulaypan, Manager at Muang Kulaypan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Signature Garel - Londo, thank you very much for your details review and positive feedback during you visit, we are glad you thoroughly enjoyed our swimming pool and were happy on your holiday and like our small snack for Good night gift. We will pass you words to our staff and we promise to maintain our charming garden and our friendly services. Wee also will keep you updated our renovation at the end of this year. Thank you once again, and please feel free to contact us should you wish to visit us again on your next return to Samui. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Jirapa Lertkulthana, Hotel Manager and MK team.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

Had a wonderful family hoilday with 3 teenagers for 1 week.
Accom in the deluxe family suite with 2 bedrooms, 1 for the kids and 1 for us parents and a lounge-room downstairs.
Enjoyed the calm and quiet of the location, already aware that the resort was dated, so didn't have any massive expectations for the rooms, but really enjoyed the daybed and the shared lounge-room in the suite.
Staff were really friendly and accomodating, enjoyed the happy hours, seafood night, beach front, beach huts, thai food at the restaurant and the breakfasts. Set up special tables on the beach for dinner - everything no problem.
Loads of space and free fast wifi for the teenagers.
Were part of a wedding that happened next door at Amari - went to visit them a few times - looked awful, hundreds of people all rammed around the pool and beach-front, towels booking the sunbeds from early in the morning. Didn't have any of that at the Kulaypan.
Overall a great experience and a great relaxing hoilday - thanks to the staff at the Kulaypan.

Room Tip: 224 & 225 for large family
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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MuangKulaypan, Manager at Muang Kulaypan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Signature Family Grant M- Sydney, thank you very much for your details review and positive feedback during you visit, we are glad you thoroughly enjoyed your room at 224 & 225 and also swimming pool and were happy on your holiday. We will pass you words to our staff and we promise to maintain our charming garden and our friendly services. We also would like to inform that we will have a big renovation throughout the hotel at the end of this year and will keep you updated. Thank you once again, and please feel free to contact us should you wish to visit us again on your next return to Samui. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Jirapa Lertkulthana, Hotel Manager and MK team.

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Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We were surrounded by some fancier (and busier) places, but this was a pleasant sanctuary from the busy streets of Chewang. The rooms are stylish and clean. Bed firm and comfy. The pool is cooler than others, cocktails worthwhile. One thing; Breakfast was very expensive and not that great.
Staff were polite, friendly and very helpful.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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1  Thank bulgeloop
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MuangKulaypan, Manager at Muang Kulaypan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Signature bulgeloop -Boston, thank you very much for your details review and positive feedback during you visit, we are glad you thoroughly enjoyed our swimming pool and were happy on your holiday. We will take note your comments for further improvement on our breakfast. We will pass you words to our staff and we promise to maintain our charming our friendly services. Thank you once again, and please feel free to contact us should you wish to visit us again on your next return to Samui. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Regards, Jirapa Lertkulthana, Hotel Manager and MK team.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

After staying here in 2012 I have returned . Unfortunately the Hotel is now in desperate need of a major renovation. I feel that there is little up keep of the property at the moment. Whilst the gardens are still maintained and look lovely there needs to be continued attention detail whilst the hotel remains open until the redevelopement, afterall the guests that have made bookings to stay are entitled to the standard of amenities that won the Kulaypan the Trip Advisor award in 2012. There are maintence issues that in my opinion border on safety hazards. The timber decking on the second level is quite uneven , with wide cracks between the planks. The railing on some of the steps that lead to the upper level are not secured, whilst some of the steps have no railing at all. The walk way down to the beach has tree roots coming through the sand that are quite dangerous. There is a need for bigger umbrellas beside the pool as those in use at the moment offer little shade . The staff remain very helpful and cheerful and breakfast in the huts on the beach is great. Perhaps a change in breakfast options could be considered as there has been no change since I was here last year. The swimming pool is still the standout feature with its dark tiles giving the impression of swimming in a freshwater lake. The bar did have a happy hour where you could buy one drink and get one free sadly, it is now down to 30% off . I would say the only bar that offers such a deal as most of the others are 50% off. Its going to be interesting to see what the redevelopment will bring to this hotel and weather it will set itself up as 3-4 star rating or weather it transforms into a five star establishment

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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MuangKulaypan, Manager at Muang Kulaypan Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2013

Dear Signature Min Sunbury, first of all would like to thank you for your returning and for your reviews during staying with us.We would like also to inform that we will have a big renovation in very soon at the end of this year. Once is completed we hope to welcome you back again. Thank you once again and please feel free to contact us should you wish to visit us again on you next return to Samui. Regards, Jirapa Lertkulthana Hotel Manager and our MK Team.

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Address: 100 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach | Bophut, Koh Samui, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#32 Luxury Hotel in Chaweng
#47 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range: $246 - $457 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Muang Kulaypan Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
ConceptOnce upon a time, in the ancient kingdom of Muang Kulaypan, Java lived the beautiful Princess Budsaba and her brave Prince Panyee - a great warrior and lover. Their love story played muse to folk legend and dance, which travelled over the oceans to the Royal Courts of Ancient Siam. Muang Kulaypan, Koh Samui has drawn inspiration from the legend from which it derives many of its unique architectural traits ensuring the legend of the Budsaba and Panyee still live on today.All rooms and suites surround the expansive landscaping of the Muang Kulaypan central gardens, swimming pool and stretch of golden sand as the shallow cool waters of Chaweng Beach lap against the shoreline. The accommodation buildings merge seamlessly and effortlessly with the lush green foliage, whilst unique sculpture's and artifacts pose scattered throughout the grounds. The raw design and distinct use of culture provide the resort with a timeless appeal and guests an impression of true sanctuary. Location Nestled at the northern entrance to Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui's premier tourism arena, Muang Kulaypan provides convenient access to shopping, activities and nightlife without overcrowding or congestion. This ideal location is within a mere ten minute drive from Koh Samui International Airport. ... more   less 
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Muang Kulaypan Bophut
Hotel Muang Kulaypan
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