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First Residence Hotel
Ranked #47 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
Reviewed 30 September 2015

Located at the end of Chaweng Beach so it is a lot quieter than most hotels which we loved. It is not too far away from everything though and you can always get a songthaew (a converted pickup truck) for about £1 per person from one end to the other if you don't fancy walking.
The staff were lovely and nothing was too much trouble, rooms were large and very clean. There was good wifi available free of charge, tv, tea and coffee etc a hairdryer was provided on request. Our TV didn't work but we didn't mention this to anyone as there's so much to do here you don't need one. I'm sure if we had it would have been resolved promptly.
Pool again was lovely and clean, usually we were the only one's there so plenty of sunbeds!
The hotel has a private beach only a short walk away which is miles better than the local beach as it is clear and much cleaner.
The only downside of the hotel would be that it had no lifts but we had our suitcases carried to our room and back for us and after eating huge amounts of lovely Thai food we needed the exercise!
We had two rooms, one at the front facing the pool and one at the back facing the sea, both lovely views but the one at the back was probably a bit better. It also had the sun in the morning and seemed to be a bit more sheltered when the wind picked up ..you also got a great view of the local buffalos!

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  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled with friends
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Dear Abi1000,

thank you so much for your friendly and detailed review. We hope, someday we may welcome you again here at First Residence.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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
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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.

  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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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.

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Additional Information about First Residence Hotel

Address: 27/6 Moo 3 Chaweng Road, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range: ₹ 1,484 - ₹ 4,710 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — First Residence Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
1st Residence Hotel
First Residence Hotel Ko Samui/Chaweng

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