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Banana Fan Sea Resort
Ranked #5 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
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Asker, Norway
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Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

This was our 4. stay at Banana Fan Sea, and the absolutly fantastic staff made this 2 weeks like a farytail ! Always clean room, and the menu at Baitong Restaurant is very good. Back home in snow and cold we allready look forward to next stay at BFS ! We allways recomend to all asking where to go in Koh Samui . Regards Tulla & Dagfinn

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

Ideal if you want to relax on the beach which is one of the most beautiful of the island. Bungalow are a little been outdated but clean and spacious. Breakfast is ok; staff is great. Despite being in the center of Chaweng, the hotel is really quiet which is a must.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Nice hotel, perfect size and location. Great hotel staff and excellent service. Spesial thanks to the staff in the restaurant who was very aware, and to the staff in the reception. We will definitely come back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is kind expensive in Thi parameters.
It supplies the worst breakfast i have ever got in my trips in Thailand.
The options are lame,the food looks unfresh and the hotel's workers took all food away before the official hour.
Not mention the cold untasty coffee.
In the other hand-great rooms,service and direct access to the beach..
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Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We were here five times. And we're always satisfied.
Good breakfast, very good service, beautiful beach and sea, comfortable chairs, cleanliness, well-kept garden...
But the BEST STAR OF BANANA FAN SEA resort is FRONT OFFICE MANAGER JUTHAMAS SARINGKARN!!!! We have never seen so fantastic manager!!!! She cares about comfort of guests, helps them, she is interested in their wishes, needs and so on... Her excellent job contributes to very beautiful holiday. That is the main reason that most people comes in Banana Fan Sea many times back...
Whole reception under the direction of Juthmas is great and pleasant!
We are looking forward to next holiday in Banana Fan Sea resort!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had a nice 5 days stay at this hotel from 29.1. -3.2.2014. The location is great with a nice beach, a good restaurant and beautiful gardens. The only complaint heres is that the bed was hard as rock. My sleep was therefore very limited.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2014

Stayed here in January 2014, for 3 nights. Arrived around 12pm and our room wasn't ready and told it wouldn't be until 2pm. Welcome drink provided, although the attitude of the reception member of staff who greeted us could've been better. Generally though, the staff were pleasant, although their English could've been better, given the cost of the hotel and the fact practically all guests were western

Particularly frustrating that despite booking the hotel over 4 months prior to staying and requesting a room near the pool / beach, we were situated right next to the hotel lobby - essentially we couldn't have been further from either!! I appreciate that requests are subject to availability, but one would expect that requesting this over 4 months prior, that it may be catered to, to some extent.

The room itself was large and spacious with a comfortable King bed and an additional single bed. Bathroom was spacious with a bath/shower combo and a separate shower. The bathroom decor could've been more modern, but it was clean and more than acceptable. The room also had a terrace which made for a great spot for pre-dinner drinks and a citronella lantern was also provided, to ward off the mosquitos.

Breakfast was plentiful and varied, although I would not say the quality or presentation was at a level you would expect from a hotel in Thailand charging £100 per night. On our final day, we had to leave early for the Lomprayah catamaran to Koh Tao and the hotel kindly provided breakfast boxes to take with, given breakfast would not be open at the said time. The contents were nothing special, but it was a nice touch.

The pool area was pleasant and spacious, whilst impeccably clean. Beds were usually available and there were also sun loungers on the beach available to guests. Drinks around the pool were reasonably priced, particularly in happy hour, where the cost of a large Singha was only about 30% more than the 7/11 down the road.

In terms of location, Banana Fan is in a great spot on the main Chaweng street, whilst given it is slightly set back from the road, it does not suffer from noise and in fact, it is situated in one of the less rowdy parts of the 'strip', whilst being within easy walking distance of everything.

Overall, I would give Banana Fan a solid 4/5. Whilst I do not think it is particularly cheap, we had a pleasant stay and any criticisms are very moderate. Allied with a great beach / pool, proximity to local amenities and excellent rooms, I would still recommend this, although I do believe the service and particularly catering to requests, could be better.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Banana Fan Sea Resort
Address: 201 Moo 2 Chaweng Beach Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Chaweng
#4 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Banana Fan Sea Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 73
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