Affordable spot near the beach
We found that Chaweng Noi Resort packs a good punch into an affordable package after nearly giving up on finding decent budget accommodation within walking distance of Chaweng Noi Beach.
Located down a side lane that begins on the inland side of the ring road, across from the massive Fair House Resort, the little resort greets you with a plunge pool located next to an open-sided bar, restaurant and common room. Rooms are set in a two-storey concrete building overlooking a small swimming pool with a few loungers placed around the sides. Go for an upper-floor room if you’re okay with stairs, as they get more natural light through large windows.
The room that we inspected was small but stacked with air-con, TV, fridge, safe, desk, kettle with instant coffee, hairdryer and small hot-water bathroom. Thai-style wood fixtures are painted pink in some rooms, and brown in others. Some rooms face back towards the green inland hills while others face open-sided halls and the pool. The largest “villa” room has a kitchenette and dining area. WiFi is free, and there’s also a small spa on the premises.
Staff were friendly and the location is within a few hundred metres of some restaurants and convenience stores. It’s about a five- to 10-minute walk to the beach, depending on whether or not the big resorts allow you to walk through their properties. Chaweng proper is a quick ride to the north.
Address: 64/13 Moo 3, Chaweng Noi, Ko Samui
T: (077) 230 284 ; (088) 768 3707;
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º3'11.22" E, 9º30'28.56" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||800 baht||800 baht|
|Family room||1,300 baht||1,300 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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