First impressions, beautiful resort, with an upgrade to a family suite on the ocean side (room # 126). Suite is very spacious but looking tired. There was a musty and dank smell to the suite. On our last night, the smell was so bad I contacted Reception who sent House Cleaning who provided 3 oil burners to try to mask the smell, however it didn't mask the smell. (It smelt like something dead decomposing wafting through the vents, so had no air cond for our last night) and as there are no fly screens on the windows or a fly screen door, slept in a hot and stuffy room. I tried to communicate all of this to Housekeeping, but maybe because of the language barrier, she didn't quite understand? When we checked out and raised this with Reception, we received an apology and 500 thb discount (free airline transfer to airport) woopy do!
The suite would benefit from fly screens on the windows and fly screen slide doors to the balcony to allow fresh air into the rooms.
The big King size bed is super hard.
Unfortunately our vacation was also dampened by gastro. It hit each member like a domino effect, so 6 days out of 10 someone was sick. This made it hard to explore the island.
The location is approx a 2km walk to Chaweng if you walk up the main road, however, I would suggest strolling along the beach to get to the main part of Chaweng (beautiful scenic route along the beach past other resorts) and don't have to dodge cars and smelly drains along the road.
Lovely pools on both sides and happy hours daily (11am to 1pm & 3pm to 5pm)
Tip: Along the beach (about a 2 minute walk) there is a lovely restaurant called "My Place" great food and atmosphere. My kids loved the food and the locals!
Tip #2: Bring some Raspberry cordial (it was the only thing we could drink when we were sick with gastro)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking Chaweng Beach and Koh Matlang, Novotel Samui Resort Chaweng Beach Kandaburi offers range of accommodations with a private balcony. Its 4-star facilities include 2 outdoor pools, a spa and a well-equipped gym. Spacious rooms at Novotel Samui Resort Chaweng Beach Kandaburi feature modern interiors that combine contemporary and wooden furnishings. Each well-furnished room is equipped with a 42 inch flat screen TV and a large private bathroom with a bathtub. Guests can enjoy relaxing massage treatments at the Spa or relax sipping cocktails at beach bar right on the beach. Car rental and sightseeing arrangements can be made at the tour desk. Tom Yam Thai Restaurant serves a fine selection of traditional Thai dishes, while international food can be enjoyed at bar Beach and restaurant. Novotel Samui Resort Chaweng Beach Kandaburi offers also free parking, and is a 5-minute drive from Samui Airport and from Chaweng Town area ideal for shopping and nightlife activities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kandaburi Resort And Spa
- Kandaburi Hotel Chaweng
- Kandaburi Hotel Bophut
- Kandaburi Resort Bophut
- Novotel Samui Resort Chaweng Beach Kandaburi Ko Samui, Thailand