This resort was recommended to us from a couple that stayed here for their honeymoon. I'm not sure what type of room they stayed in, but we stayed in a standard room and would rate our experience as average.
Here are a few specifics:
*Service: Check-in and check-out was great. We didn't have to touch our bags at all and got a nice tour of the room when we checked in. Getting recommendations on dining, activities, or spas was tough. The language barrier made it a bit difficult and we had to do our own research vs. going on recommendations from the resort. For this price, we normally expect more help in making choices for activities. All staff was as helpful as they could be though and very nice.
*Room: We were staying in a standard room, so we weren't expecting anything over the top but were told that there was an "outstanding view" from our room. When we got there, it was on the first floor, right next to the lobby.... so that's a pretty long walk to the beach and there was no view at all, except for people walking by. We asked to be moved and we were accommodated for no charge, which was great. We moved to a second floor room, near the pool. From this one, we had a view of the water, MUCH better. Overall though, the room was pretty outdated - you're paying for the grounds, not for the room. The balcony was nice and big.
*Amenities: The grounds are beautiful - a very quiet garden feel. Lots of trees and flowers at every turn. The pool overlooks the ocean and is right on the private beach in front of Nora. Each day we were there, there was a nice breeze coming off of the water, which was nice to cool you off in the heat. Swim up pool bar is a fun extra. There is a great buffet breakfast in the morning with a lot of variety.
*Location: If you're looking for nightlife at your resort, this isn't the place for you. It is very quiet and peaceful. Very relaxing location, just far enough away from the crowded Chaweng area. Chaweng is close enough though - within 5 minutes you can walk to restaurants and vendors. Easiest way to get in town is to get one of the open back trucks (tuk tuks) for about 100B. Sometimes we could catch one from the resort, otherwise we would just start walking until one went past and have them take us to the center of Chaweng.
The resort was nice, but we don't think it was as amazing as it should have been for the price. Quiet resort though if you're looking for a relaxing getaway pool/ocean-side.
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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