I try and be as honest as I can in my reviews in the hope that it really helps others make the right choice. I really wanted to fall in love with this hotel (spending my last few nights in Thailand there with my sister) as on the website it looks so beautiful....however, I was disappointed by the reality.
The rooms are nice and spacious with aircon and the bathrooms are rather vast in size with a shower and great bath. Having said this, there are no doors on the bathroom (just thin curtains) which can be irritating if you want some privacy when using the loo.
The breakfast includes everything you could want from an all inclusive but overall, the food is pretty average during the daytime/evening and is very costly with both a service charge and VAT added to every purchase which is highly avoidable in Thailand.
The biggest disappointment was this...if you don't get a beachside room, you must cross over the road to an ugly block to your rooms and its about a 7 minute walk to the big beach and pool which is half of the attraction of the place.There are plenty of other slightly smaller resorts that are on the beach which don't have this inconvenience.
Staff were not entirely rude but quite unfriendly.
Note though that the beach its situated on is nice with lots of little bars etc to chill on in the evening. This does have nothing to do with the hotel though and so paying this price, I would go for a smaller hotel further down the beach!!
- 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