I stayed at the Banana Fan for four nights in December of 2012 to close out the year. I chose BF because it was recommended to me by a colleague and was highly rated on TripAdvisor for the Chaweng area.
Overall, I had a very pleasant stay. I spent time on the beach as well as by the pool and the staff was always smiling and eager to bring me more beers - all positives.
The rooms are a bit dated, still featuring tube TV's and key locks (e.g., not key card), but they're comfortable and more than suitable for a few days. As my friend said so aptly, "I bet this place was the BOMB in 1994!". The bathrooms were obviously of the same vintage, but the water was always warm under high pressure.
The location was what really did it for me ... I ran along the (sloping) beach every morning and often walked to bars and restaurants in the area. When a cab was needed, I didn't need to wait for than a moment.
I did have a problem with some errant charges on my reservation after booking through an online retailer. After a few conversations and back-and-forth emails with the GM, it was resolved.
For the price and location, it's a very good option, but there are definitely more modern options along the beach and through out the island.
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- Also Known As:
- Banana Fan Sea Hotel Chaweng
- Banana Fan Sea Bophut
- Banana Fan Sea Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand