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Nora Beach Resort and Spa
Ranked #12 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Will be visiting again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2013

We stayed 6 nights here and loved it. The staff were great and upgraded our room which was a nice surprise! The facilities are great, pool is amazing (has a swim up bar!). It's close enough to Chaweng that you can walk (or catch a cheap cab or ute to) but it's far enough away that you can escape the madness.. it's worth mentioning they have a free shuttle to and from town a few times a day. Hard to make a call on the value as our room was an upgrade but we did loads of research before we booked and that was one of the reasons we chose Nora. The bar and restaurant weren't cheap but they did have a happy hour and specials which help! The spa onsite was really nice and again there was a happy hour! We loved it here and will definitely be visiting again.

Room Tip: There is no lift so if you're afraid of stairs then choose a room on a lower floor!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jeff S, General Manager at Nora Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Dear Tom M,

Greetings from Nora Beach Resort & Spa,
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Tripadvisor following your recent stay.
We are very happy to read that you had such a great time with us and I will personally share your comments with our entire team. I hope you had a pleasant return journey.

I hope we will be able to welcome you back very soon.
Meanwhile, If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
om@norabeachresort.com

Yours Sincerely,

Matus Valent
Operation Manager
Nora Beach Resort & Spa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2013

My husband and I have just returned from a friends wedding at this lovely resort.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. Our villa was a little dated but comfortable. I swam mainly in the ocean, which is a step away from the resort. The pool was very also very popular. Breakfast was yummy and had both Thai dishes and the usual eggs, toast etc on a buffet. The wedding ceremony was amazing. From a baby elephant to fireworks, great band and food. Loved this resort.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank walker097
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Jeff S, General Manager at Nora Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, April 2, 2013
Dear Walker097,

Greetings from Nora Beach Resort & Spa,

Thank you for your positive comments and I will personally share with our team. We are really glad that you had a great time and you enjoyed the wedding. We are looking to welcome you again.

Yours Sincerely,

Matus Valent
Operation Manager
Nora Beach Resort&Spa
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Shillong, India
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2013

I had gone there with my family and in laws... the rooms were spacious and aesthetically well done up... Has a nice placement of the rooms the balcony though was too near to the next villa but overall its a beautiful property with a lovely swimming pool....

Room Tip: try to choose the rooms with beach facing with its own pool....
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Jeff S, General Manager at Nora Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Nora Beach Resort & Spa,

Thank you for your nice review and taking time to write it. We hope you had a great time and looking forward to welcome you back.

Please feel free to contact me anytime

om@norabeachresort.com

Best regards

Matus Valent
Operation Manager
Nora Beach Resort & Spa
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WestAus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

The resort was an excellent choice, the staff were very helpful, the resort facillities and our rooms were clean and well appointed.We were upgraded to a villa, with our friends having adjoining rooms.Breakfast buffet covered all types of food,all well presented.The pool area was clean and well staffed.Cocktails in the Pool Bar made the experienced even more enjoyable.A most enjoyable holiday destination.

Room Tip: the villas give privacy and quiet nights sleep.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Jeff S, General Manager at Nora Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, March 17, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Nora Beach Resort & Spa,

Thank you very much for such a nice review. Your positive feedback has been shared with the entire team in the hotel and everyone is delighted to see that their efforts are greatly appreciated.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back for another memorable holiday.

Best regards,

Matus Valent
Operation Manager
Nora Beach Resort & Spa
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Uppsala, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

We got in contact with Michelle to get married at Nora Beach Resort in February 2012 and started planning for our wedding in January 2013, however we wouldn't really have needed all that time since everything was so easy with Michelle. We wanted a romantic place in Koh Samui that was not on the main strip as we wanted to have a bit of a quiet area for the wedding, but also somewhere that is nice and close to all the clubs and touristy stuff for our guests to enjoy. Nora Beach Resort catered to all our guests different price levels of rooms and even gave us a big upgrade to the best room at the resort, which was the most beautiful room I have ever stayed at. The rooms are a bit more pricey than other hotels but there are loads of cheap hotels nearby if that is what is holding your guests back. We had 60 guests at our wedding and it was more than what they usually had but we fit perfectly and we may have taken up a lot of space during the week at the pool (the pool bar was my favourite spot) but the staff just thought we were fun and didn't complain about us being noisy or anything like that.

Everything went real smooth from contact during the year planning the wedding with Michelle to the service when we arrived and everything we asked for Michelle was able to fix. Michelle just sent options of flowers, cakes etc and we just chose what we liked and even if we wanted something special, we sent a picture of it and they made it happen. We were treated like royalty and the staff at the resort were amazing. We even changed our minds with flowers, songs and food when we got there (a week before the wedding) and it was no problem. Michelle even recommended a place where the groomsmen had their suits made 3 days before the wedding. Everything from the decorations, to the food to the location was just amazing. You could tell that Michelle had done a lot of weddings as I didn't have to think about anything. My one big wish was to ride in on an elephant to the ceremony and due to it being a windy day we could not do it the way we had imagined by walking down the beach but Michelle made it happen so we walked in a different way, which turned out even better! I can definitely recommend the hair & makeup people as well as the guitar duo - so romantic! The spa at the resort is also one of the best massages I've ever had and the food... just wow! Best food I've had at any wedding!

This resort really knows good service. On New Years Eve, we had booked the dinner for 50 people but due to the very unfortunate rain, we could not sit at the table and instead the resort sorted it out very professionally with a buffet and made up for the bad weather with free drinks all night. The night ended with us all jumping into the pool at midnight. One of my best memories.

We really got our dream wedding and we could not have had it without Michelle and the team at Nora Beach Resort! A big thank you to all of you. I would definitely recommend this place for a wedding. We hope to be back for a holiday and stay in the beach pool villa and never leave the room!

Feel free to contact me if you are planning your wedding there and need any help.

Room Tip: The beach and pool villa was just amazing! I definitely recommend this if you can afford it. Otherwi...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Louise N
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Jeff S, General Manager at Nora Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Dear Louise,

Greetings from sunny Koh Samui and from Nora Beach Resort & Spa,

I hope that you had a pleasant return journey and you have enjoyed your honeymoon.

It was our pleasure to have you as a guests and thank you very much to share your experience on tripadvisor. I have passed everything to our staff and especially to Michelle. She has been delighted to hear that you had such a great time.

In the name of Nora Beach Resort & Spa team we wish you all the best and already looking forward to welcome you again.......soon.

Yours Sincerely,

Matus Valent
Operation Manager
Nora Beach Resort & Spa
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

We booked to stay at this resort after reading many of the positive reviews on Trip Advisor, however we were very disappointed. Upon arrival the resort looked fantastic but it all went downhill from here. We are not ones to be fussy but do have expectations of a resort which claims to be 4 star.

What we liked:
Location: It is located away from the main town but still within walking distance (about 10 - 15 minutes) and the resort does provide a shuttle transfer service.
Staff: were very friendly and helpful

Dislikes:
Rooms:
We stayed in a Nora Villa as this had been recommended on Trip Advisor.
- The villas are quite dark and there is a definite lack of privacy as the neighbouring villas and balconies looked DIRECTLY into our villa
- The cushions and couch had stains on them and looked like they needed to be replaced
- Our bed was incredibly hard, I woke up and actually thought I was sleeping on the floor!! However after one night we requested a softer mattress which fixed this problem
- The air conditioner in our room made a terrible rattling noise when turned on medium or low, which we notified the staff of and they said someone would look at it. I'm not sure if anyone did as it still made the noise so we just kept it on high for the rest of our stay
- The television is not a "flat screen TV" and is actually quite small. One of our movie channels did not have sound for some reason and as there was not many English speaking channels, was quite annoying at times.

Room Service:
- ordered this for one night but didn't again. We ordered spring rolls (amongst a few other dishes) and while they were quite good, one roll was cold which was a bit off putting.

Buffet Breakfast:
- Was pretty good except for foods being replaced when needed. There were also quite a few cats running around the restaurant and dining area.

Pool:
- The actual pool is really nice however there was nowhere near enough pool lounges/chairs, and guests would "reserve" their chair with a towel when going down for breakfast. One morning all the chairs/lounges were taken at 9am!!

Fitness Centre:
- Dirty and had a very unpleasant smell about it. No cleaning fluid anywhere for any of the equipment.

All in all this resort was a bit of a disappointment and definitely did not live up to the reviews. If you are after a true 4 star resort we would recommend staying elsewhere or at least in a better villa. Unfortunately we won't be returning to this resort in the future.

Room Tip: Do not chose the Nora villas!!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank turtleshell23
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Jeff S, General Manager at Nora Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Nora Beach Resort & Spa,

Your invaluable feedback is very important for us therefore I was concerned to read that on this occasion we did not meet some of your expectations.

Please accept our sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused. Please note that I have personally passed your comments to our Head of Department managers, in order to ensure that the high level of our services is maintained at all times.

Thank you once again for sharing your feedback on tripadvisor and thereby giving us the opportunity to enhance our service quality.

Meanwhile, if I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours Sincerely,

Matus Valent
Operation Manager
Nora Beach Resort & Spa
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israel
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

Wow one of the best and most beautiful hotels I've been!
Royalty service, excellent staff, smiling and welcoming!
Upon arrival the hotel staff make for you the check-in while waiting calmly in the stunning lobby.
Hotel grounds are beautiful, all clean and well maintained!
We stayed in a nora villa, which was so nice and clean
Photos of the site fail to describe how beautiful room in reality!
The pool is on the beach, stunning pool with a bar in the pool
Breakfast on the beach and by the pool. Quiet and pleasant hotel
Free internet. Three times a day has a free shuttle from the hotel to the center of the beach and back. In the evening also have other transportation to the city center costs 50 baht per person. Driving distance is very close and you can even walk. Just a five minute walk you can find laundry, convenience store 7/11, Car and scooters
Definitely return here and recommend to friends!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank moran b
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Jeff S, General Manager at Nora Beach Resort and Spa, responded to this review, March 10, 2013
Dear Guest,

Greetins from Nora Beach Resort & Spa,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on tripadvisor following your recent stay. I hope that you had a pleasant return journey.

Once again thank you for such a nice review. We are very happy to read that you enjoyed your visit. Your positive feedback has been shared with the entire team in the hotel and everyone is delighted to see that their efforts are greatly appreciated.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back for another memorable holiday.

Best regards,

Matus Valent
Operation Manager
Nora Beach Resort & Spa
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Property: Nora Beach Resort and Spa
Address: 222 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Bophut | Koh Samui, Suratthani 84320, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320 , Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Chaweng
#8 Spa Hotel in Chaweng
#9 Luxury Hotel in Chaweng
#12 Family Hotel in Chaweng
#12 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
#17 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Nora Beach Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 113
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