There is a bewildering array of resorts and hotels to choose from in Samui and if you went on a random hunt, you will likely spend several days and in the end, still end up none the wiser as to which one to choose. If you are a first time traveller to Samui, your research might have told you there are a few beaches to choose from while deciding where you want to stay and the best way of deciding on a resort is to choose a beach first.
The busiest/most happening of all beaches in Samui is Chaweng which is where Samui Natien is located. If you want to be near all the nightlife, scores of shops, a frenetic market, parties on the beach and the ilk, Chaweng is your beach and Samui Natien is one of the best options here. We booked for 3 nights via Agoda and got a deal which was a fair bit cheaper than equivalent options nearby.
The resort impresses for delivering great value for money but is not something you would remember for being extravagantly impressive or luxurious. The rooms are comfortable though the bathrooms are painfully small. The villas have an extra bed and aren’t much more expensive than the standard rooms, so works out well even if you are an odd number of people or with children. There’s a lot of green within the property which is well tended to by the workers giving it a nice feel. The restaurant is located right on the beach and whips up decent fare. The breakfast was functional at best, but had all the standard compliments so you wouldn’t really find anything amiss unless of course you are staying for long when the lack of variety will be bothersome. The pool is quite tiny but the sea bang in front is a curious little creation where you can wade 100 meters inside and still only be waist deep in water, so you may not miss a bigger pool too much. I also noticed that the pools at most equivalent resorts (like the Iyara next door) were equally small, so unless you were staying at a higher end property like Amari Palm or Sareeraya, this is probably what you will get everywhere. There’s also a small gym and sauna within the resort, access to which can be obtained from the staff at the restaurant. Wi fi isn’t free but you can always find several restaurants in the market which have free wi fi while dining or having a drink.
The best thing about Natien besides the value for money is its location. It’s located at the end of the busy part of the main street, so you are always within walking distance of all the nightlife. Also, by not being bang in the middle you avoid the noise that you might have encountered in the business end of the walking street. Some of the others like Nora that lie beyond Natien are slightly far off in terms of walking to and fro to the market every time. However, as some of the other reviewers have noted, the beach is not as good around Natien as at the other end, but you can always walk along the white sand and go where you find the sea to your liking.
Overall, a great value for money option if staying at Chaweng and well located.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Samui Natien Resort is a member of Thai Hotels Association. The property is located on the secluded end of Chaweng beach and within an easy reach of all major shoppings and nightlife activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Samui Natien Hotel Chaweng
- Samui Natien Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand