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Penzy Guesthouse
Ranked #4 of 68 Chaweng B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 23, 2010

penzy and dave are two of the friendliest hosts you will hope to find, they are very helpful and provide info on trips and ideas for things to do as well as booking for you at a reduced rate.
The rooms are a little small compared to others we have stayed in but they were kept spotlessly clean.
I felt it was a little overpriced considering the size of rooms and location view but would be willing to stay again with a little bartering on the costs.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 28, 2009

My cousin and I stayed at Penzy Guesthouse in August. Given the amount of positive reviews on Tripadvisor we decided to book and we were not steered wrong!

Penzy and Dave were superhelpful from minute 1 and were expecting us when we arrived. Our room was on the second floor and was small but gave us everything we needed with a comfy bed and air conditioning. The bathroom was a combo deal that they have all over Asia with it being one room with no separation of shower, sink, toilet.

The guesthouse is at the quieter end of the main area and was a 5 minute walk to a really nice, more isolated area of Chaweng Beach. You can have breakfast on the way to the beach at a little restaurant on the road for $2 - $4 USD.

Overall we were very happy with our stay since it was just for a quick weekend and the guesthouse gave us everything we needed. One important item to note is that there was construction going on when we were there - I've heard it's gotten worse so you may want to check before booking if the construction has been completed.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with friends
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PenzyGuesthouse, Owner at Penzy Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2012

Good News, the construction of the hotel was completed two years ago in December 2010. Also a loud bar was demolished a year and a half ago in May 2011. So we are back to being quiet and even better there is now a delicious Fuji Japanese Restaurant 30 seconds away at the beginning of our street.

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Reviewed October 24, 2009

We actualy stayed at penzys guesthouse twice before and after the full-moon party we were originaly going to book a nice resort after the full-moon party but after staying here before the the full-moon party we booked straight away to stay here again. The rooms are more like small boutique hotel rooms then a guesthouse very clean and nicely decorated. The beach is close by and also many restraunts and nightlife. Penzy is very helpfull and booked a trip to ang thong national park and all our ferries to koh-tao, koh-phangang and back to samui and then to samui back to surat thani air-port which was very helpfull annd was a very reasonable price. The also had dvd players in the room and a large collection of dvds. A realy nice place to stay on samui at a very reasonable price

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2009

You Mustttttt STAY here if you go to Samui. Not just because the guest house is great, with large rooms, a comfy bed, nice bathroom, but because penzy and david are so great. They are really helpful and will get you discounts on any excursions you want to go on. We went on the Trekking (highly recommend) and paid a lot less because of Penzy. They are also really friendly and will assist you as best as they can. Oh, and this is a great plce to stay at if your going to stay in Samui when the Full Moon is on.
Great prices too!!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank keeran89
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Reviewed February 6, 2009

Booked through hostelbookers.com and had an amazing time at Penzys and cant wait to go back.
Penzy and Dave are lovely and cannot do enough to ensure you have a great time whilst on holiday.
Penzy told us where to eat and visit and we were not disappointed it was fantastic.
Penzy and Dave even allowed us to use their personal computer to book flights to Krabi which Dave found for us at a bargain price
Our room was immaculate as was the rest of the geust house.
We were given a key for the main door so we could come and go as we pleased and Penzy ensured my laundry was done for me.
Room was cleaned every day and we had a safe deposit box in room and a balcony where we could have a cigarette.
2 minutes walk to the beautiful beach and night life it was fantastic a perfect location and will definatly return ASAP.
If visiting then go to Zicos Brazillian Bar for a meal and drinks they have amazing dancers.
Tims for breakfast at a very low price and its a minutes walk from Penzys.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 8, 2008

While vacationing in Thailand we stumbled across Penzy's Guesthouse, we had just come from Krabi and had stayed in a disgusting room and all around had a horrible experience, so we decided we were going to research the next place we stay in Koh Samui, after reading the reviews on tripadvisor we decided to take a chance and go check out Penzy's...One of the best descions we made on our trip...When we got there Penzy showed us the last room she had available, walking into the room after where we had just come from was like night and day!!! The room was more like a hotel room than a guesthouse room. The beds were comfy, the bathrooms were spotless, there was a dvd player (which is great if you're buying dvd's you can try them out & take them back if they don't work), there was also a safe in the room...another bonus Penzy's family owns a hotel that is about a 3 minute walk from Penzy's Guesthouse that her guest can use the swimming pool at or the chairs on the beach!!! The location of the guesthouse is perfect also!!! All of this at a VERY REASONABLE price!!! The best part of all, Penzy and Dave, who are the owners and amazing hosts, they really do make you feel like guests. Dave is from America and Penzy is Thai, they were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and just really fun to get to know!!! If you are staying in Koh Samui you should consider staying at Penzy's Guesthouse, you won't be disappointed!!!

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 12, 2008

Penzy and David treated me like a guest in their home. (They actually live on the top floor). They are very attentive and helpful. Penzy helped me with information about activities, and she booked a couple of tours for me, called a taxi, etc. The accommodations are very clean and new, with good amenities. The hotel is located half a block of the main street - far enough for quiet but a short walk away from the activity.

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled solo
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Address: 37/75 Moo. 3, Soi Alibaba | T.Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 68 B&Bs / Inns in Chaweng
Price Range: $21 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Penzy Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Penzy Guesthouse Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand

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