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Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

After staying in quieter parts of Ko Samui we were keen to stay in Chaweng, an area with more nightlife etc. So I decided to book a few nights at First Residence hotel as we were on a budget. I paid approx £17 a night and I was staggered at the quality on offer here. Lovely big clean and tidy rooms, fantastic views from private balcony, helpful staff, nice restaurant and a well kept enjoyable pool area. The location is great because it's a nice area but just a short journey into the hussle and bussle of Chaweng. It's absolutely ideal and I can not pick fault with the place for the price! You won't be disappointed plus you'll feel like you've found a genuine bargain. Ideal for backpackers and families alike to experience budget luxury Almost too good to be true. :-)

Please note there is no lift so not ideal for wheelchair users.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
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Piyaporn2509, Manager at First Residence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2015

Dear thomas c,

we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to welcome you again here at First Residence. Thank you very much for your kind review.

With kind regards

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Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

Fantastic hotel. Staff were always friendly, welcoming and helpful. The pool was amazing, best pool we've had so far! The room was clean, aircon worked well and spacious. And the price was low, We paid $25 AUD a night. Location is good, out of the main centre so it's quiet but only a 5-10 minute walk in. Good was expensive so we just ate out, plenty of cheap eats up the road!
Perfect.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled as a couple
Thank sbirchall
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Piyaporn2509, Manager at First Residence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2015

Dear sbirchall,

thank you so much for your kind review.
Looking forward to welcome you at First Residence again sometimes.

With kind regards

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Reviewed 31 August 2015

Nice, Small and peaceful. If you want a budget hotel for a peaceful stay in Koh Samui, this hotel might be your choice. Located at a walking distance from Chaweng beach, it's quite nice and peaceful. If you don't want to stay in a crowd and noisy place you may add this hotel to your list. It's a basic hotel yet nice and cozy.

Stayed: August 2015
Thank devdongol
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

Staff are very welcoming and helpful on arrival, including a free drink when checking in which was a nice touch after travelling for so long! Pool and restaurant are both very good. Room was clean but a little outdated. A decent location if you want to avoid the hustle and bustle but close enough to walk to main area.

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Thank jamessophie2015
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Piyaporn2509, Manager at First Residence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2015

Dear jamessophie2015,

we are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and are looking forward to welcome you again here at First Residence. Thank you very much for your kind review.

With kind regards

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Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

Very good hotel with all the facilities, 5 min walk to Chaweng Noi beach. Good cleaning every day. Breakfast is good. Requested connecting doors no probleem. We will come back come back again in the winter.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Piyaporn2509, Manager at First Residence Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2015

Dear Suzanna5063,

thank you so much for your kind review.
Looking forward to welcome you again in winter.

With kind regards

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