my wife and I stayed in this resort for our honeymoon.
We explained to the staff that it was in fact our honeymoon as most resorts will give you a bit of special treatment, but they seemed to not understand.
My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the quality and spaciousness of the room, and the friendliness and attitude of the staff. All staff we encountered, whether it was reception, grounds, housekeeping or waitresses etc. were all very friendly and pleasant, and made us feel welcome. the bed was big and comfy, and the bathroom had both a bath and shower, and lots of space.
the resort is also pretty well located, write in a decent beach just outside of the main town. the resort provides regular shuttles in and out of town for free, and if you want to go later in the day, they provide the shuttle service at a discounted rate. It was only a 10 minute drive (about 2.5kms if u feel like a walk), which was close and convenient.
there was a bit of an issue with mosquitoes, as the balcony door, although locked, left a small gap and I got absolutely savaged one night (20+ bites during sleep). i started putting on repellent before I went to sleep which solved this problem, but it would have been nice if the balcony door could completely close.
the spa is expensive; however most hotel spas are around this price. through our travel agent we received a complementary thai massage for 2, which was very pleasant. my advice would be to head into town tho, were you can get excellent massages for very low prices. the buffet breakfast was great, lots of choices, and of course eggs cooked in front of you, exactly how you would like. It was much better than other buffet breakfasts at other hotels.
the pool was great, very clean and the right depth, and it had a swim up bar! the cocktails are good and very good prices during happy hour, which is a good time at 1pm - 2pm. it would be good for a longer happy hour though, as it would have been great to spend an afternoon sipping cocktails at those great prices.
Overall, if I was to return to Koh Samui I would defnitely come back to this resort, and I am thankful to all the staff for making our stay very enjoyable.
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- Also Known As:
- Nora Beach Hotel Chaweng
- Nora Beach Resort All Inclusive
- Nora Beach Resort And Spa Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand