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Baan Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa
Ranked #24 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
Certificate of Excellence
Australia
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Reviewed June 26, 2011

We have just returned from staying at the Baan Chewang for 1 week. Normally, we stay at 5 star resorts so to be honest, I was a bit aprehensive to stay here....how wrong was I. We loved the place & location. Rooms had King Bed, large bathroom, balcony, and all were private. Also, they were serviced each day. The resort is has one frontage onto the beach and the main entrance onto the road. Beach was great with enough lounges for everyone. We had massages each day on the beach - qualified staff from the spa at only 300Baht (approx $10.00 AUD) for 1 hour. Drinks were cheap and menu at the pool bar was exstensive.
Buffet breakfast was sufficent, however not as extensive as say a 5 star resort. There is a 7/11 right out the front to stock up on items, chemist next door and way too many resturants to mention! No noise from the main street could be heard in the resort. Someone else mentioned about the firecrackers being noisy, however they were infrequent and not too bothersome.
Some points worth keeping in mind...Beach lounge cushions were a bit hard, try the lounges around the pool - they were much better. We ordered ice from room service and we had to pay for this. Our bathroom didnt have a bath.
Overall, we were really pleased with this resort and be happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 11, 2011

We stayed at Baan Chaweng for 7 nights in early June after coming from Lipa Noi on the other side of the Island. We stayed with friends and we had about 5 or 6 rooms altogether.

We found the hotel on Agoda.com and got a great nightly rate (from memory, it was about $75 per night for a double room). The rooms are well appointed, clean and include evrything you need. Rooms are made up daily. The rooms are located in a lush tropical garden and there are balcony rooms as well as private villas. The resort is right on the beach front and you can see the beach from the pool area. The pool is clean, warm and never too busy - most people preferring to swim in the crystal clear ocean waters! The beachfront is one of the better beach spots in Chaweng - the water is crystal clear and beautifully warm.
Breakfast is included - a great spread of western and Thai food. Absolutely no complaints on that front.
For the price, the hotel is absolutely fantasic. We would definately stay again and would recommend this resort in an instance. The staff have been very helpful.
Location is A-grade. The resort is located right in the thick of the action only a 2 minute walk from the very popular Ark bar and Green Mango. Despite it's central location, the resort is surprisingly quiet. The clubs pump music all night, but we have not been able to hear anything from our room. What more could you want!!

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2011

Baan Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa had plenty of good points but also had a few not so good points.
Rooms were always clean and well presented. Breakfast was nice but not special. The gardens looked to be well maintained giving a natural feel.
Maybe the best part was the location, all the shopping, restaurants and coffee shops you could want if that's what you desire. The hotel location for me was the beach. Right on it with plenty of lounge beds for your use. The beach here is very shallow and flat so it would be great for families with children.
The pool was always clean but a bit on the small side.
Out on the beach they had 4 off the ground structures were you could comfortably lay and enjoy a massage. We had one every day at a reasonable cost of 300 baht for one hour.
For the not so good points which by the way is a personal thing that may not be a concern for you.
Fireworks, seems that the Baan Chaweng Resort & Spa enjoys fireworks on the beach every night. That's ok but they let them off at any random time up to 11pm. Because they're so close it scares the heck out of you when you've just nodded off to sleep. They are loud.
The other thing was that you are directly below the flight path from the airport, we got used to that but don't expect a sleep in.
So to summarize I'd say it's probably worth the money, it is what they advertise it is but for me I there's plenty of other hotels to try before returning here.
As far as recommending this hotel to a friend it would depend on their budget and what they liked.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights after been backpacking to the Islands outside Koh Samui.

The hotel in itself is nice but not really worth the money. I've been travelling to Thailand 4 years in a row and mostly stayed in bungalows at the beach that cost 1/4 of this hotel and that's more my style . It is a very busy hotel and you are greeted everywhere by the staff which at times can be a little too much. Even before setting the foot into the restaurant in the morning the staff yells "Goooooood morning, Sawadee Kaaaaa" and serves you coffee before you have had time to get any food (resulting in a cold coffee when returning from the buffet).

The pool is small and surrounded by trees so it is very often in the shadow. The sunbeds on the beach are also under trees and it is not allowed to move the sunbeds further out on the beach so you only get a couple of hours in the sun during the morning. Also, it is a battle each morning to get a sunbed. Seemed like some had an agreement with the waiters working on the beach, because towels where laid out on the best sunbeds from early morning and reserved for people who woke up and came to the beach at around 11. Extremely annoying!!!

The restaurant is expensive (for being in Thailand) but most restaurants are pricey on Koh Samui compared to Koh Tao and Koh Phangan. Also, on the mainstreet it seems like there is only European style restaurants which is not really what I want when I am in Thailand.

Our first night there was an incredibly loud firework that went on just outside the hotel for hours so it was impossible to sleep. A part from that I think most nights were quiet.

However the location is great and the rooms are quite big and clean. I guess this is a perfect hotel for families with children and older people who wants to relax.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

Most amazing hotel ever!

It is perfect right in the middle of the action, but so quiet once you have gone down the 20m path to the hotel. Friendly staff, lovely people, and just really welcoming.

I would recommend this hotel to anyone. I had a lovely time.

  • Stayed April 2011
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Reviewed February 25, 2011

Pros: nice rooms, nice staff, nice hotel gardens, well located at the centre of things for nightlife. Cons: Chaweng beach is horrible, crowded and has been altogether spoiled by mass tourism. The beach and pool area at the Baan Chaweng were crowded and not even in the sunshine due to buildings, trees, etc. Don't stay here if you like the sun as there isn't a spare spot or sunlounger on the whole island available for sunbathing.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Broadbeach, Australia
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Reviewed February 8, 2011

This was a first time in Koh Samui and the location is excellent and was quite surprised at how good the surf was out the front of the hotel.

The food was great and the ladies in the spa were wonderful and extremely friendly (i completely recommend having a spa massage)

We were upgraded to a deluxe bungalow and even though it say deluxe its not what I would call deluxe but very neat and accommodating on the inside. Great place for families and couples and close to the action.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Baan Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa
Address: 90/1 Moo 2, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#16 Spa Hotel in Chaweng
#22 Family Hotel in Chaweng
#25 Romantic Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Baan Chaweng Beach Resort & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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