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“Peaceful hotel just a shame about the location”
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Papillon Resort
Ranked #51 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 30, 2012

If only this hotel was slighty closer to Chaweng then it would be almost ideal. If you just want somewhere to laze around then won't be a problem but it's a little too far out of town in order to pop back during the day. It may look walkable on a map but it isn't really - and those taxi fares do start to add up.

Otherwise, the resort is very peaceful and I slept better here than I did anywhere else on my trip around Thailand. The bungalow rooms are pretty much what you would expect at this price level in Thailand - fairly basic but perfectly adequate.

The other downsides were that the resort is currently a building side as they extend the restaurant and the owners allowed their dogs to roam the side which is quite disconcerting when you arrive back late and find them barking loudly at you. It was also disappointing for an hotel in this price range to charge for WiFi.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Ive stayed in the resort for 5 nights on August 2012.
The place is nice,the staff is very friendly and helpfull.
The room is nice ,a bit simple,we got a room with a second floor where the bed is, the downside is that the tv is downstairs.
Breakfast is nice too, many nice choices and the restaurant has nice choices during lunch and dinner too.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Amir G
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Reviewed July 14, 2012 via mobile

We stayed there for 5 nights and it was great, the room was the best thing... Quiet efficient air con, fridge and comfy bed. The room was nicely furnished with enough 'nice things' to make it feel more comfortable than a generic hotel.
It was a bit more expensive than some of our other hotels at 1860THB/ night but it was clean, pleasant and breakfast included.

The breakfast is a choice of 6 options, the french breakfast I has each day consisted of a slice of toast, a croissant and a toasted piece of baguette with jams. The other options mainly involved meat and dairy which I don't eat. My partner had the American which had fried eggs, toast, and bacon and it looked ok, but the eggs seem a bit suspect as they generally come a bit too undercooked, with the white still very runny.

The loungers were lovely and plentiful, pool facing and beach facing with umbrellas. The pool was a bit small, a length was about 5 strokes, and the jacuzzi was a cosy fit for 4 people.

In all it was a lovely stay, we never ate there in the evening instead we walked into the centre of chaweng. Its an easy walk of about 1km to the main street. You can get a local bus (songtaew) in for about 50THB per person.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank andilad
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

We stayed at Papillon Resort for 3 nights, and loved our time there in Koh Samui! We stayed in one of the cute bungalows, and it was a room with some funky interior decorations and art work.

The hotel is run by French management, and the majority of the guests seemed to be French. The staff were excedingly friendly, and helpful to us for all of our needs; they arranged for a scooter rental for us, which was delivered promptly to our hotel.

The included breakfast was quite good, with a few different a la carte selections available. We had dinner there the first night, and enjoyed some yummy Thai dishes off of the menu which featured typical French fare as well as local Thai cuisine...

Overall, a great experience, and a lovely place to stay in a more quaint setting, rather than at one of the larger resorts.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank dawosh1
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

I have stayed at the papillon resort 5 times & every time was the same 1st class for the money plus the staff have become good friends & the manager Ning is the best I had my 50th birthday on samui & she worked very hard to make shore every one was looked after. I read some of the other reviews & all I can say is Wow what a great plase.

Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

We spent 4 nights at the Papillon Resort during the last stage of our two weeks trip to Thailand. From the multiple readings and reasearch I made, it seemed like poeple agreed on Chaweng beach as the best, and the North part as more quiet but still close enough to the action. The Papillon Resort was great choice regarding location (although we are a young couple we avoid as much as possible very turistic areas). Although we did not start with the best foot when they did not go to pick us up at the airport as agreed, we were upgraded (without asking for it) to a superior room ( and they were there in 10 minutes as soon as we called, free of charge). The bungalow was very clean and comfy, with two floors and I must say a terrible bed (what seems to be normal in Thailand). Breakfast was nice but a bit small if you like eating properly in the mornings, with unlimited toasts but not the usual open bouffet we had seen so far everywhere else. Pool was small but fit for the purpose, and the beach view right in front was amazing (not very suitable for swimming, though). The hotel did not have many guests at the time we visited, but most of them were French and had a lot of fun hanging out there day and night. We rented a scooter for the 4 days we stayed and drove all over the island. If you are planning to move around you will need one, otherwise you will have to get taxis all the time or just stay at the Resort). We booked a daily trip thorugh the hotel to the natural marine park that ended up being a great experience. Despite of the ridiculously high prices in the island (this trip was double price as the Phi Phi islands, not to mention the diving, more than 100 Euros for 2 dives!!!!!) we decided to go for it and I must say it was great fun and beautiful scenary. I would recommend this Resort for those people not in strong budget that want to stay near the action but rest at night. Good, quiet place.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 5, 2012

We stayed at this wonderful resort in late December 2012. I cannot reccommend it highly enough to anyone looking for fabulous hospitality and great value for money. The staff were absolutely brilliant- friendly and ever-helpful. The French food was amazing - delicious daily specials and the best croque monsieur in the world. The Thai menu is also fantastic. The pool deck and garden are gorgeous. The resort is on the quieter end of Chaweng beach, but not too far from all the shops and restaurants. Rooms are simple, but quiet and clean. We would definitely go back.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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Address: 159/3 Moo 2 | Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Chaweng
#16 Top resorts Hotel in Chaweng
#41 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range: $39 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Papillon Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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Also Known As:
Papillon Hotel Chaweng
Papillon Hotel Koh Samui
Papillon Resort Koh Samui
Papillon Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand

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