Chaweng Resort - Hotel on Chaweng for lovers of the old

One of the hotels where I lived on Chaweng (Samui) -was the Chaweng Resort. The place is quite interesting, but there are some but. Looking ahead, I will say that I personally liked it, but the hotel is clearly not an amateur. Worth thinking before booking here. So let's say it is worth considering, either for a change or if you are into something old. I hope my review will help you make your choice in one direction or another.

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Price and reservation

At Chaweng Resort

I had a Superior Bungalow (SuperiorBungalow) for 1976 baht / day (breakfast included). There was also a standard bungalow, it was a bit cheaper (1520 baht), but I didn’t book it, the reviews were worse about it. But these are all prices with a garden view.

If you need a view of the sea, then you will have toto pay extra, bungalows closer to the shore are more expensive (standard, luxury, villa). Judging by a cursory review of reservation systems, the price does not fall out of season, apparently the occupancy rate in the resort all year round.

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Prices cited for reference, better on specificdates to see what happens there. For example, I got discounts to get, because the standard costs 2,000 baht usually, and the improved even more, that is, I lived in a superior for the price of a standard, and so. Checkout at 12 o'clock, but I left an hour later and no one said a word to me. That is loyal to such things. Surely, you can ask to leave even later, but it is better to just ask.

Interior

Honestly, I was delighted with the hotel. I didn’t expect it myself, because, like many people, I don’t like the old battered number of rooms. Judging by the fatigue of the rooms, the rating of 7.4 still corresponds (for Thailand), like 3 stars, although there are hotels that are much newer under the same conditions. The peeling paint, the stains on the walls, and the furniture that looked like ... But it all fit in so harmoniously with the format of the hotel, surprisingly. "Format" is that the entire hotel is made in a kind of vintage style, and everything looks pretty good. And although I myself like to renovate more and high-tech, but as a variety, this hotel is well suited me. That is, every time I would not go here, but once you can.

So, what is this "old"? The first thing that catches your eye is the doors with glass, separated by metal rods, almost stained glass. There is marble on the floor, and one of the beds (I had two) on a bamboo base. The lamps on the wall, metal urn, a vase in the bathroom, a napkin holder are made the same way as the walls are made at the Thai temple, with glued pieces of broken glass. Canopy over the bed with ryushechkami.

And what is the key to the room, have you seen? Yes, this is not the key, but just a key chain, but nevertheless, such themed trivia complements the picture very well. True, such an overall key chain with a carry is not very convenient. And the bathroom in the bungalow is generally cool! Two sinks, stone trim and a shower so unusual with a hollow in the floor instead of a pan.

In terms of equipment has everything you need. Flat TV on the wall, a fridge of a normal size, a kettle, air conditioning (by the way, I didn’t have it quite opposite the bed, so it didn’t blow), a large safe (you can remove all appliances), a hairdryer, a bathrobe, slippers, umbrellas, a clothes dryer, a fumigator . By the way, I want to mention separately that in my room there was no electronic key system tied to a power outage when you leave and take out the key from the pocket on the wall. Therefore, it was possible to leave all devices charged and a laptop pumping pictures into the cloud.

My room at Chaweng Resort

My room at Chaweng Resort

Hotel Chaweng Resort

Hotel Chaweng Resort

Interior details

Interior details

Large safe

Large safe

Very large bathroom

Very large bathroom

The Internet is not bad, but occasionally crashes. Here is made this stupid system when you need to enter a username and password, which is issued at the reception. It was necessary to turn off Wi-Fi on your computer, turn it on and log in again.

Wifi speed

Wifi speed

On the other hand, if they do not make it in timeeven cosmetics, the rating will continue to fall and no stylization on the old days will ever be possible to hide behind. The atmosphere is, of course, good, but everything has limits. In fact, in Thailand it is a whole problem that hotels are often used to the last, until they begin to fall apart completely. So far, they are all normal, but after 5 years - humidity, time, constant use by guests, take their own.

Territory and breakfast

The territory of the hotel is a fewpaths along the bungalow, and the garden to walk there. But for walking there is a beach. Along the coast there are two small pools (one of them with a jacuzzi) and a restaurant. Sun beds, both at the pool and on the beach, but everything is close by.

All bungalows, restaurant - everything is done in that veryold thai style. Reception too, like a small palace. By the way, there on the second floor there is a fitness room with exercise equipment (barbell, cattle, treadmill). It works from 8 to 20. The only disadvantage of this room is that there is no air conditioning (it will be hard in the heat), and in terms of equipment, most guests will have enough equipment, you still come on vacation, and you can walk into full-fledged fitness at home.

Hotel at Chaweng - Chaweng Resort

Hotel at Chaweng - Chaweng Resort

The building where the reception and gym

The building where the reception and gym

Inside the building, resp.

Inside the building, resp.

Gym without air conditioning

Gym without air conditioning

But there is everything you need

But there is everything you need

My bungalow is outside

My bungalow is outside

Simpler bungalows are doubled

Simpler bungalows are doubled

Pool near the restaurant and right on the beach

Pool near the restaurant and right on the beach

The second pool is near and also straight by the sea.

Breakfast runs from 6 to 10 for coupons issuedat the reception upon arrival. It seems to me that breakfast is always included in the price of the room, at least when viewing booking systems I did not see options without breakfast. Breakfast is not bad, but modest, the range is small. Coffee, tea, juices. Muesli of several types and milk. Toast with jam and butter, dark bread and croissants. Omelet, which is made with you. 3 fruits (ananse, watermelon, bananas) and a salad set. From the hot - noodles, rice, beans, steamed vegetables such as broccoli, sausages, bacon and everything.

The restaurant is open all day, hours until 8 pm. I ordered a padtai for lunch for 175 baht. Prices are slightly higher than near the street, only Thai dishes, but the portions are large, I barely ate everything, and the shrimp was normally laid, 10 pieces instead of 3. We can assume that 2 ordinary padtai took.

My breakfast

My breakfast

I took Padtai for lunch, a very large portion

I took Padtai for lunch, a very large portion

On the map

The hotel is located on the first line in the south of Chaweng (withterritory of the hotel immediately access to the shore) The location and location is excellent. Here, probably, the best sea on Chaweng. Because on the northern part of the beach is small. Opposite the hotel is a 7-11 shop, a 5-minute walk to a food court, 10 minutes to a lake, 15 minutes to the shopping center Central Festival. In general, everything is close by, the entire infrastructure of the district is within walking distance.

Hotel Chaweng Resort

Hotel Chaweng Resort
Hotel with a great location in the center of Chaweng, everything is close by. The first line, 2 pools. But too old and the interior is not for everybody.
More about the hotel..

Hotel with a great location in the center of Chaweng, everything is close by. The first line, 2 pools. But the interior is too old and the amateur. In more detail about the hotel ..

P.S. If you like this interior, then you can go! Just keep in mind that the hotel is old and shabby, in fact only get the atmosphere. And I lived in a very budget hotel right in the center of Chaweng (here is my review), but not near the sea.

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