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Baan Chaweng Beach Resort – Koh Samui

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Reception

Reception

Over the years I’ve stayed at a half dozen different hotels on Chaweng Beach.  Except for the Centara Hotel at Chaweng Beach, all the hotels have some flaws that I couldn’t see past so that I never went back.  The Centara is a very nice hotel however the large structure lacks the lush tropical feel.

This time I stayed at the Baan Chaweng Beach Resort and Spa.  I’d never stayed here before and the reservation was made based on a walk-through a couple of years ago.  Since then, they’ve added more rooms to their lush tropical grounds.

Let me say that there was nothing negative about my five day stay at this hotel.  The room, which was described as a “beachfront villa”, was near the beach and somewhat beachfront but I overlooked this hyperbole since the room was newly constructly and large.  The room was very comfortable.

Beachfront Villa

Beachfront Villa

The interior

The interior

Although not shown here, the bathroom was immense probably, somewhere around 4 by 4 meters.  You didn’t have to worry about bumping into anything in that bathroom.

Very green

Very green

The vegetation was lush.  And the grounds  were impeccable.  Although the tropical feel is made to look somewhat wild, the beautiful grounds bore the signs of exceptional care.  It’s beauty made staying here even more enjoyable.

The pool area was somewhat small but you never felt like the pool was crowded.  Most of the guests migrated to the chaise lounge chairs on the beach and did not spend any time around the pool.

End to end

End to end

The beachfront was impeccable with very fine sand and clear water.  The water is shallow for quite a ways, even at high tide so it is quite safe for children.

All in a row

All in a row

The restaurant

The restaurant

The only criticism I have of this resort is the service in the restaurant.  Some of the staff was very professional but too many of them was somewhat unfamiliar with the term “customer service”.  Sometimes breakfast was one steady attempt at getting their attention for more coffee or tea.  They just didn’t pay attention.  But that being said, overall this resort is highly recommended.

Pure sand and sun

Pure sand and sun

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Written by leolaksi

December 27, 2008 at 7:02 am

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  1. Looks like a wonderful place. Is the Spa that you reviewed on this hotel’s grounds?

    Grayman

    December 29, 2008 at 8:04 pm

  2. no the spa is about 15 minutes away. the spa at the resort is nice. the eranda spa is special. eranda will send a van to pick you up.

    leolaksi

    December 29, 2008 at 8:13 pm


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