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Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort
Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort
Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort
Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort
Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort
Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort
Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort

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8

Excellent

2,137 reviews

2,137 reviews

Beach52
Housekeeping27
Breakfast17
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8.6

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Ao Cho
Tubtim Bay 640 m
Ao Phai 890 m
Ao Prao 1.4 km
Sai Kaew Beach 1.4 km
Ao Wai 1.8 km
Koh Samet Pier 2.3 km
Karang Bay 3.7 km
Nearby landmarks
Ao Cho
Ao Wong Duen 100 m
Koh Samet 160 m
Kiu Na Nok Bay 300 m
Ko-Samet 300 m
Tubtim Bay 640 m
Ao Pudsa 660 m
Sunset Viewpoint 670 m
Laerm Rue Taek Cape 680 m
Ao Thian 790 m

Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort

44 Moo 4, Phe Sub- District, Muang District, Ao Cho, Koh Samet, Thailand, 21160 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Ao Cho part of Koh Samet, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Koh Samet Pier as well as Sai Kaew Beach nearby. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage and restaurant on-site.

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Highlights

70 meters to Ao Cho

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

Excellent view

Private beach

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Contactless check-in/out

Private beach

Bar

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Value for money7.7
Distance to city center4.0 Km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportU-Tapao International Airport (UTP)
Distance to airport51.1 km

Rooms available at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.6

Pool Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Grand Jacuzzi Deluxe
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  • Room size: 99 m²/1066 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed and 2 single bed...
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Superior Grand
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 double beds
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Suite Ocean Front
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Garden View
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Hillside
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Deluxe Grand
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 double beds
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Grand Pool Villa
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  • Room size: 99 m²/1066 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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Suite Grand Pool Stone
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  • Room size: 99 m²/1066 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds & 1 queen bed
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Jacuzzi Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort?

A stay at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Samet with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 300 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort?

Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort?

Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort?

Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort’s neighborhood is Ao Cho which includes popular restaurants such as La Luna Cafe & Bar, Vongdeuan Restaurant and Baywatch.

What popular beaches are close to Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort?

Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort’s Ao Cho neighborhood also includes Ao Cho.

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What people love about Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Ao Cho was certainly one of the most beautiful and also not so busy."

    Hendrikus

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    June 23, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Quiet and peaceful place ."

    Patcharin

    |

    May 13, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The resort is clean and staff were friendly."

    Chua

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    May 5, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 157 Koh Samet properties
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Room size
60 sqm.
Room comfort score
7.6/10
Location score
8.6/10
Cleanliness score
8.1/10
Bigger than
96
%
of Koh Samet properties
Better than
85
%
of Koh Samet properties
Better than
84
%
of Koh Samet properties
Better than
78
%
of Koh Samet properties
Overall rating:

8

Excellent
2,137 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
7.7
Location
8.6
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What travelers say they love:
Nice beach and clean water , very quite now December 2020 .
eamonn from Thailand
Solo traveler
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More about Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort

Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort

Find yourself in a truly relaxing place just minutes from the heart of Koh Samet, with a refreshing stay at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort. Book a room at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort, just 1.8 km from Sai Kaew Beach, and oceanside fun will be an option every day.
Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest. Free internet access provided within the resort keeps you connected throughout your stay. Exploring Koh Samet is made even more convenient with the taxi, car hire and shuttle services available at the resort. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge.
Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the resort's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort.
All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All guestrooms at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort provide guests with a range of amenities to ensure a restful night. Enjoy your stay even more at the resort, knowing that some selected rooms include blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find daily newspaper, television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms. Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort also provides a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the resort assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort offers unique recreational opportunities for all guests. A beach that's accessible right from the resort puts you close to the ocean during your stay. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, located right in the resort. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like fishing, snorkeling and diving.
Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops.


Around the property

Don't miss out on all that Koh Samet has to offer! Catching a boat or ferry is convenient when you stay at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort because it's only 2.3 km from Koh Samet Pier.


Reasons to stay here

Compared to the city's accommodation options, this resort scored higher than 89% of them for food and dining.
Guests who stayed at this resort have scored it higher than 84% of accommodations in the city.
According to guests who stayed here, this resort's room comfort is rated higher than 84% of other accommodations in Koh Samet.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.7

Most talked about facilities

Beach

117 mentions

Breakfast

38 mentions

Food & Dining

21 mentions

Housekeeping

12 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Massage
  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathrobes
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary coffee (instant)
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Daily cleaning
  • Desk
  • DVD/CD player
  • Free tea
  • Hair dryer
  • Lock box in room
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Umbrella
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Continental
Restaurants on site

Restaurant #1

  • Menu: Buffet

Restaurant #2

  • Cuisine: International, Thai, Seafood
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
44 Moo 4, Phe Sub- District, Muang District, Ao Cho, Koh Samet, Thailand, 21160
Excellent
Location

8.6

Airports

  • U-Tapao International Airport (UTP)
    51.1 km
  • Trat Airport (TDX)
    99.5 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Ko Samet Health Promoting Hospital
    2.2 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    190 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Ao Cho
  • Tubtim Bay
    640 m
  • Ao Phai
    890 m
  • Ao Prao
    1.4 km
  • Sai Kaew Beach
    1.4 km
  • Ao Wai
    1.8 km
  • Koh Samet Pier
    2.3 km
  • Karang Bay
    3.7 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Ao Cho
  • Ao Wong Duen
    100 m
  • Koh Samet
    160 m
  • Kiu Na Nok Bay
    300 m
  • Ko-Samet
    300 m
  • Tubtim Bay
    640 m
  • Ao Pudsa
    660 m
  • Sunset Viewpoint
    670 m
  • Laerm Rue Taek Cape
    680 m
  • Ao Thian
    790 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Please note that the hotel front desk is open until 8:30 pm. Guests arriving outside these hours are advised to contact the hotel directly, so after hour check-in can be arranged.
  • Please be informed that there is an additional admission fee which will be collected directly at the hotel during check-in.
      Thai Citizen
    • Adult: 40.-Baht Net/Person
    • Child: 20.-Baht Net/Person
    • Child (Under 3 yrs): Free of Charge
      Non-Thai Citizens
    • Adult: 200.- Baht Net/Person
    • Child: 100.- Baht Net/Person
    • Child (Under 3 yrs): Free of charge
  • A boat transfer service is available at an additional charge.
    The speedboat transfer is available every 2 hours from 08:00 AM to 04:45 PM. Please contact the property for more details.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until20:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee3500 THB
  • Distance from city center4.0 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)150

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)300 THB
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 USD

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 33
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2006
  • Most recent renovation2011

Reviews of Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort from real guests

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8.0
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Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.7
Location8.6
Room comfort and quality7.6
Service8.0
Value for money7.7
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8-9 Excellent (260)
7-8 Very Good (366)
6-7 Good (153)
<6 Below Expectation (190)
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Mar - May (360)
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8.4
Excellent
Zehua from China
Group
Superior Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

By the beach, friendly staff ”

The hotel is very near the Ao Cho Beach. But you need walk difficult 5 minutes' walk from the beach to the hotel. Please note that the name at the entrence of the hotel is Hideaway Resort, no the word Grandview. The hotel is far from the diamond beach where you can watch the fire performance. You can rent a motorbike from the taxi station on the way from the Ao Cho Beach to the hotel. Breakfast offers fewer choices and is monotonous. Rooms are bungalows but are small.

Reviewed May 27, 2017

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9.3
Exceptional
Clare from United States
Solo traveler
Superior Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

Great hotel on a nice quiet beach ”

Location, spacious room, peaceful setting

Ao Cho is a great beach if you are looking for a quiet spot with few people on Koh Samet. There was another livelier beach five minutes walk away if you want a bit more of a commercial atmosphere, and it was easy to take a taxi to Hat Sai Keow in the evening for dinner, fire shows, etc if you want. The VIP room was spacious and comfortable. The breakfast didn't have a ton of options, but the food was good, served at tables right on the beach, and they had peaceful music playing. This hotel was recommended to me by a friend and it did not disappoint.

Reviewed March 12, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Natalie from Australia
Family with teens
Superior Garden View
Stayed 2 nights in October 2013

Great, rustic, family beach place”

I liked this hotel because it was on a quiet, clean beach. The rooms were fine, staff were friendly (but limited English) food was good. Generally a nice relaxing place.

If you want a 5 Star resort holiday then Koh Samet isn't the place for you because they don't exist. If you are flexible and can accept a few annoyances than this is a great place. I really liked this hotel. The rooms were comfortable, the food was fine, the beach was clean, staff were friendly and it's close to Wongduen beach which has many more restaurants and entertainment. The hotel is being renovated, but they weren't working the week we were there. There are millions of mosquitoes but this is all over Koh Samet (take repellant). We got a very good deal on the rooms we had so to us it was great value. For what we wanted it was perfect.

Reviewed October 28, 2013

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9.3
Exceptional
Delphine from France
Family with teens
Superior Garden View
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Great place”

location, rooms, staff

Amazing. Booked this hotel for a mother/daughter break as the one I wanted (recommended by friends) was fully booked, we weren't too sure what to expect for an overall cheap price, and were pleasantly surprised. First the location. Okay it's a bit far from the ferry pier and the taxi is not that cheap for Thailand, but the room was clean and comfortable and two steps away from the resort private beach, a little quiet paradise. Staff is super nice and the restaurant food, slighlty more expensive than some other places on the island is fresh and remains reasonably priced. This is the ideal place for a good rest away from busy Bangkok, but not so much if you want to go out and party every evening. (we paid for two persons 200 baht per way to get to the nearest stores /restaurants / markets, and 250 to go to the ferry pier - note that speed boats can be hired to come directly to Ao Cho) Breakfast is very nice too with a choice of bread but also thai food and made to order omelettes. We had a garden view room, but there are ocean view suites which look absolutely awesome, facing the sea with a private terrace in front. plus: quiet location, beautiful view, nice rooms, very relaxing environment, super nice staff, very good (free) wifi minus: far from "center", some rocks in the water

Reviewed August 30, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
Roland from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Superior Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in January 2013

Beautiful Resort for Great Price”

Great Western and Thai Food , Best Beach on Koh Samet , Great Manager &Staff

Having booked through Agoda i was convinced that this place would be to my liking judging from all the reviews posted . I was not disappointed , on the contrary , the Resort exceeded my expectation ! The Ocean Breeze Villa was comfortable , clean and all in perfect working order , the Beach was beautiful and private , without the mayhem and overcrowding i witnessed in other resorts next to Ao Cho Grand View . I loved the friendly and courteous Staff , always happy and smiling when serving me , and the Resident Manager Su Bontree was always around to see that all was perfect , and i like his touch in music , cool lounge and just right for the Resort , groove and chill without being too intrusive ! Great Resort , Great Holiday ( i promptly extended another 4 nights ) , thanks to all who made it a fab experience !

Reviewed January 25, 2013

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8.4
Excellent
Elana from United States
Group
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Great location”

I really liked the location on Ao Cho beach. The beach felt quieter and more private than surrounding beaches. It's not so close to the busy nightlife but I'd rather have a quieter experience and go elsewhere for the nightlife. The bed was probably the most comfortable I've slept on in Thailand. Most places have really hard beds but they had a memory foam topper on top of a bit softer mattress. It was really nice! I'd come back here for the bed. The grounds were well taken care of. They have outdoor dining options right on the sand. The down sides: (1) The clear roof in the shower cracked from the weight of debris on top of it. I noticed this because I was taking a shower when it started raining outside and the water started leaking in. I informed the resort so hopefully they will fix it. (2) The lounge chairs at the beach were in horrible condition. Some were cracked and some had rusty screws sticking out. They need to be thrown away and replaced. The resort charges enough money to stay here that they can certainly afford to buy replacement lounge chairs. And to double the number of chairs they had out. (3) The breakfast may be plentiful, but it was nothing special. I don't expect great breakfasts in Thailand. I don't think I've stayed at one hotel or resort here that provided what I would consider a good breakfast. They had cereal, fruit, some hot items, rice, and breads with a toaster. If it wasn't included with the room, I wouldn't pay for it. I think they include it with all rooms though. If you like a quieter and more private beach but don't want to spend your day sitting in a lounge chair, this place is probably for you.

Reviewed September 25, 2017

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8.7
Excellent
Nasrif from Australia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 2 nights in September 2015

Quality beachside resort ”

Location, service of staff, restaurant food/breakfast.

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway resort. Will definetly return in the future.

Reviewed September 28, 2015

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9.3
Exceptional
david from United Kingdom
Couple
Suite Ocean Front
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

perfect weekend ”

location. beautiful beach. tranquility

Although the island isn't the most well kept, ao cho hideaway is perfect. Quite pristine beach. Excellent views. Friendly staff and our ocean view room was very good. A busier beach in the next bay if you want more choice for food and drink. All in all a perfect place for a long weekend.

Reviewed February 22, 2015

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9.0
Exceptional
Anja from Sweden
Couple
Superior Garden View
Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

A great litle beach, very relaxing.”

The bungalows were close or on the beach. The water and the wihite beach is fantastic. The staff spoke good english. You could easily walk to the bigger beach if you want more action.

We liked our stay at Ao Cho Grand View very much. The location was very relaxing and soft. The restaurang on the beach was very nice. The breakfast was ok. The other resorts on this beach was very simple but you could have just something to drink there but not eating. You could take a walk to the bigger beach if you want more restaurants to choose from or you can just stay at Ao Cho Grand View´s restaurant.

Reviewed April 13, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
Amornsri
Family with teens
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 3 nights in July 2011

A perfect beach during Thailand rainy season”

Location and environment including room setting perfect for lovers and family

We're staying for 3 days at the resort. We were riding motorbike around the island visiting different beaches. We noticed that Ao Cho Grand View Resort tugs in the corner of the quiet beach away from heavy wind comparing to others beaches so we can see clear water and feel safe from storm when we've rainy day.(We'd rain every night while we're there). Hotel food is delicious and service is excellent.

Reviewed August 03, 2011

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9.6
Exceptional
Ian from Australia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 10 nights in April 2019

Ian from Australia”

3rd visit to Koh Samet and this is the hidden gem on the island. Quiet private beach, easily accessible to most things but if want to get to min area of town will need a taxi or moped. I hired one for the 10 days spent here. 300 baht day and used it everyday to do things like utilise local services outside of the resort - minimart for cheaper drinks, snacks and laundry services and gave the ability to go into town to try one of the hundreds of restaurants. Best food is Buddies on the main beach - it's the first restaurant you come across on the main beach. Don't tell everyone as don't ant this place to be overcrowded for my next visit.

Reviewed April 26, 2019

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9.0
Exceptional
Iain from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

A Nice Hideaway”

Location, Beach, staff

Having decided to get a speedboat from the mainland to the island, it turned out to be the best idea. We were dropped off on the beach outside the hotel, with friendly staff to take our bags. Check in was a breeze. Please note though, 500baht is needed as a deposit for the room key but is fully refundable on departure, as long as you still have your key! We had a bungalow with a sea view and it was great. The view, the cleanliness, the air conditioning! The only real small disappointment was the shower. Whilst it worked, it wasn't very powerful or hot. The restaurant was slightly overpriced compared to places in the town, but then you are staying in a decent hotel, with a great view. Meals were costing around £15 in total, including drinks, so not too bad. If you went into town to eat, you can add 400baht onto the bill to start with to cover the return taxi, Breakfast was great, with a good choice of fruit, cereal, Thai food and freshly made omelettes. The location of the hotel, again, I thought was great. 15 minutes in a taxi to town so not deserted, but so quiet and relaxing, with its own private beach.. There were plenty of fish to be seen aswell and I enjoyed snorkelling there. Samet town, to me, was similar to a Cornish fishing town, only with different sounds and smells. The people were friendly and more than helpful. I went to the main beach in town, but after the quietness of the hotel beach, it was slightly overwhelming. If you are into your watersports though, this is the place to come. Parasailing, banana boats, jet skis, the lot From the hotel, we booked an evening speedboat ride to cover snorkelling and the sunset. It cost 400baht each and was well worth the money. The speedboat was equipped with all the snorkelling gear needed, drinks and fresh fruit. The only downer to the trip was the sunset! There was too much cloud and didn't really get any good photos.

Reviewed November 25, 2015

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9.2
Exceptional
Philip from Thailand
Couple
Superior Garden View
Stayed 5 nights in October 2020

The Perfect Spot !”

Ao Cho bay is a small bay on the east side of the island. It's an easy walk to the next, bigger bay with more choice of bars and restaurants, but we preferred the peace and quiet of Ao Cho. We found the sea to be clearer for snorkelling and found some interesting sealife. There are a few bars on the small strip, which is all you need to chill out on an evening. I would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed October 26, 2020

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Dear Philip, Thank you very much for your kind value feedback. We are thrilled to know that our staff service associate has proven you exceptional service, At the same time. We are very pleased to learn that our resort facilities products were live up to your expectation. Obviously, this kind of feedback like yours will be motived us to service you better and go the extra mile. We look forward to having an opportunity to welcoming you back to stay with us once again in the near future, soon. With best regards, Thanabordee Boontod Front Office Manager

Responded May 10, 2021
Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort
10.0
Exceptional
Hugh from Thailand
Couple
Suite Ocean Front
Stayed 1 night in November 2020

Most beautiful beach on Koh Samed”

Our 4 day stay at Ao Cho Grand View was one of the best holidays we have ever had. Sadly, in the times of COVID, we had the hotel mostly to ourselves. Friendly staff who arranged special breakfast for us in our villa. Very clean, good food, excellent cocktails, it's truly the most beautiful beach with crystal clear waters. Staff were helpful in pointing us to the motorbike rental with great advice on where to go on the island. We'll definitely come back again soon. Special thanks to Khun Jenny, who take care of us very nicely.

Reviewed November 11, 2020

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Dear Hugh, Thank you very much for your kind value feedback. We are thrilled to know that our staff service associate has proven you exceptional service, At the same time. We are very pleased to learn that our resort facilities products were live up to your expectation. Obviously, this kind of feedback like yours will be motived us to service you better and go the extra mile. We look forward to having an opportunity to welcoming you back to stay with us once again in the near future, soon. With best regards, Thanabordee Boontod Front Office Manager

Responded May 10, 2021
Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort
8.3
Excellent
Steven from United Kingdom
Couple
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 3 nights in March 2012

Great little resort”

The Peaceful Location

Stayed for 3 nights at the Ao Cho Grand View Resort at the beginning of March. Villa was well presented with good size bathroom and decent bed, Flatscreen TV and a beautiful view over the sea. Location was great,very quiet and much better than Ao VongDuen the next bay where i have stayed before and now seems overrun. The breakfast was a buffet style with an omlette station which was sufficient and the food that could be bought for lunch/dinner was nice and not expensive.The staff were a bit slow at times though. The sea is clear here and the only problem i could comment on is that there are a number of rocks in the sea that make walking barefoot a bit of a challenge. All in all a good resort to stay at.

Reviewed March 23, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Yuche from Taiwan
Family with teens
Deluxe Grand
Stayed 1 night in February 2014

Great and memorable!”

Good location, great staff, and nice food

The Resort is right at the Ao Cho part of the island and the location is just perfect! The beach is very different from the other ones around the island; there's no speed boats, water motorbikes, or banana boats around, and the beach is super clean.

Reviewed February 18, 2014

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9.3
Exceptional
stephen from Canada
Solo traveler
Deluxe Grand
Stayed 3 nights in March 2011

Great hotel and next door to a terrific restaurant”

clean rooms, friendly and prompt service, quiet beach, good breakfast

the ao cho grand view is a terrific resort and one i would stay at again. i was looking for a quiet place to read and swim and do some walking and it fit the bill. hiking trails were good, and not used. restaurant next door to resort prepared fish thai style excellently

Reviewed March 10, 2011

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8.8
Excellent
Yen from Malaysia
Group
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

Good Stay!”

Location: Access is a bit far from main jetty, you'll have to hire truck or rent bike to get there. View from Suite Ocean Front is awesome! Beach is clean, slight rock inside but the rest is good. Clean sea, relaxing and great for couple holiday! Room: Rooms are clean and nice, bathrooms are impressive! Night mosquitoes can be quite challenging as it's surrounded by greens, but the rooms all have mosquitoes netting. :) Staff: Staffs are very helpful and friendly! The only thing I don't like about is that there are way too many flies. But this seems to be a very common issue in Koh Samet.

Reviewed July 14, 2016

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8.4
Excellent
Matteo from Italy
Couple
Deluxe Hillside
Stayed 3 nights in August 2019

Top on Ao Cho Beach”

Probably Ao Cho is one of the best beach on Koh Samet! The resort is very nice. The room was ok (hillside) with great sea view.

Reviewed September 04, 2019

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Dear Matteo, Thank you very much for taking the time to provide us your kind feedback following your recent stay - Allowing us to many thanks for sharing this which what a wonderful experience like yours to inspire other travelers to know that we've lived in a great area for relaxation which suite to nice vacation as feel like your second home here. Moreover, We have noted that you liked a room in the hillside one which is the quietest room as well. From all of us are looking forward to welcoming you to stay with us once again very soon in the near future. I remain with regards, Thanabordee BOONTOD Front Office Manager

Responded September 04, 2021
Ao Cho Grandview Hideaway Resort
8.0
Excellent
phantipa from Thailand
Couple
Suite Ocean Front
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Almost perfect but still need to improve about cleaning& Check in time”

I was here for two nights with ocean suit room. If you are a person who love the beach and would like to stay on a quiet place. Ao cho could be the right place and this hotel could be a good choice. Advantages -The hotel is on a perfect location. Very easy to get to the beach. Moreover, the beach is so nice with clear water and white nice sand. -Restaurant is good. Good taste and not too expensive. -Nice staff. I would not say below are disadvantage. But it's something that hotel should consider to improve. -The room should ready for check in at 2 PM. I was arrived at the hotel about 12PM and i totally understand that the check in time is 2 PM. I asked a staff at counter few times and i feel that she a bit edgy when i ask about if my room is ready. Finally, i'm the last guest who get the room at 3PM while other guest who arrive later than me can get the room before me. (You ask all guest to check out before 12 PM, to be fair with customer the room should ready for check out at 2PM. )

Reviewed April 16, 2018

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