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8.1
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Excellent location - 1.16 kilometers from city center
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  • Samui International Hospital170 m
  • Nicky Fashion Tailor Shop280 m
  • Eranda Herbal Spa330 m
  • Magnolia Day Spa340 m
  • Lazy Wave Beach Restaurant and Bar570 m
  • Discovery Dive Center910 m
  • Chaweng Hospital1.19 km
  • Coco Blues1.22 km
  • Mini Bar1.25 km
  • Samui Airport1.27 km
  • Coral Bay Resort

    9 Moo 2, Tambol Bophut, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand, 84320 - See map
    "We had a great time staying at Coral Bay."
    George - October 4, 2017
    Excellent service
    8.7 rating for service
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.6 rating for cleanliness
    • Airport transfer

    • Located in heart of Koh Samui

    • Air conditioning

    • Balcony/terrace

    • Bar

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    Review score - United States
    9.0/10
    Room comfort score
    8.6/10
    Service score
    8.7/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.6/10
    Better than
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    Better than
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    Better than
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    Value for money8.2
    Distance to city center2.0 km
    Location rating8.1
    Nearest airportSamui Airport (USM)
    Distance to airport1.3 km

    Rooms available at Coral Bay Resort

    8.6
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
    Deluxe Beachfront Room
    Deluxe Beachfront Room
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    • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
    • Partial ocean view
    • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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    Deluxe Garden View
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    Beachfront Chalet
    Beachfront Chalet
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    • Room size: 104 m²/1119 ft²
    • Beach view
    • 2 king beds and 2 sofa beds
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    Deluxe Family
    Deluxe Family
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    • Room size: 82 m²/883 ft²
    • Garden view
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    Premium Deluxe Family
    Premium Deluxe Family
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    • Room size: 104 m²/1119 ft²
    • Garden view
    • 2 king beds and 2 sofa beds
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    Deluxe Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
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    • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 super king bed
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    • 1 super king bed
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    What people love about Coral Bay Resort

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "Coral bay resort has very nice family bungalows and everything is nicely arranged with the forest."

      Sebastian

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      September 2, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Location

      "The location is a 15-20 minute walk from the main beach, which makes it a very quite place."

      Anne

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      January 20, 2018

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Such good value for money and the staff are some of the most lovely we encountered in Asia!"

      Emma

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      July 17, 2017

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    9.2
    Exceptional

    "I stayed with a friend at Coral Bay Resort for a 3 day weeke..."

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    December 17, 2017

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    18 mentions
    Breakfast
    9 mentions
    Swimming Pool
    5 mentions
    Housekeeping
    3 mentions

    What they offer

    9.2
    Exceptional

    "The bungalows have a beautiful authentic look and feel to th..."

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    December 17, 2017

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    Most helpful reviews for Coral Bay Resort
    Family with teens
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018
    Deluxe Family
    Excellent8.8
    ExcellentEverything was lovely with exception of mosquitos and very hard bed... The establishment is in the middle of lush trees and jungle causing a ton of bug/mosquitos... and the bed was so hard that my husband complained and tossed and turned all night. So a new mattress and a good repellant with deet and yes, we would go back!
    Venusfrom United StatesReviewed January 22, 2018
    Couple
    Stayed 10 nights in January 2017
    Deluxe Garden View
    Exceptional10.0
    Amazing Location! Very Spacious Villa! Value for Money+ Very good location, amazing wooden chalet, very spacious, very friendly staff, right on the beach, Price was very good considering the most peak time. - Garden not maintained, stupid lock system of the door, twice got locked from inside and couldn't open the door had to call people from the reception late in the night (apparently all rooms have this kind of stupid system), Waterfall shower wastes too much water, just too much it was hurting us beyond express, they need to install water saving showers). All said and done, will still return to this place, was really nice rooms and location.
    Dineshfrom IndiaReviewed February 08, 2017
    Couple
    Stayed 7 nights in January 2016
    Deluxe Garden View
    Exceptional9.7
    Great value in an otherwise overpriced marketWhile the hotel is one of the older hotels in Samui and its tropical beach style not the latest in hotel architecture it is truly a hidden gem and great value in the Samui hotel market. Very nice beach and pool area, close to Chaweng while at enough of a distance to avoid the noise and crowds. Rooms are very large and comfortable and it's all set in a nice beach garden setting with plenty of space and privacy. Service is solid, food is great and they also have a very nice spa.
    Mortenfrom NorwayReviewed January 13, 2016
    Family with young children
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2012
    Deluxe Garden View
    Excellent8.0
    Great location and friendly staffNicely decorated chalet room, clean and spacious. The room that we stayed was a connecting room with a very big balcony facing the sea. The location is perfect. However, be prepared of mosquitoes bite. The beach is disappointing and dirty. The breakfast not so great, very basic and minimum choice. The food at resort restaurant is really good and the price is reasonable.
    Veronicafrom MalaysiaReviewed November 13, 2012
    Family with teens
    Stayed 14 nights in August 2018
    Deluxe Family
    Excellent8.0
    Family holidays at coral bay resortCoral bay resort has very nice family bungalows and everything is nicely arranged with the forest. Staff is very friendly and helpful. It is quite an older resort, but people take care a lot. The beach is ok. Unfortunately left and right of the resort there have been new hotels which destroyed the original nature of Nora beach.
    Sebastianfrom GermanyReviewed September 02, 2018

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    8.2
    Excellent
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    Facilities7.4
    Location8.1
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service8.7
    Value for money8.2
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    8.8
    Excellent
    Venus from United States
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Excellent”

    Everything was lovely with exception of mosquitos and very hard bed... The establishment is in the middle of lush trees and jungle causing a ton of bug/mosquitos... and the bed was so hard that my husband complained and tossed and turned all night. So a new mattress and a good repellant with deet and yes, we would go back!

    Reviewed January 22, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Dinesh from India
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 10 nights in January 2017

    Amazing Location! Very Spacious Villa! Value for Money”

    + Very good location, amazing wooden chalet, very spacious, very friendly staff, right on the beach, Price was very good considering the most peak time. - Garden not maintained, stupid lock system of the door, twice got locked from inside and couldn't open the door had to call people from the reception late in the night (apparently all rooms have this kind of stupid system), Waterfall shower wastes too much water, just too much it was hurting us beyond express, they need to install water saving showers). All said and done, will still return to this place, was really nice rooms and location.

    Reviewed February 08, 2017
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Morten from Norway
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 7 nights in January 2016

    Great value in an otherwise overpriced market”

    Location, service, big rooms on a nice beach

    While the hotel is one of the older hotels in Samui and its tropical beach style not the latest in hotel architecture it is truly a hidden gem and great value in the Samui hotel market. Very nice beach and pool area, close to Chaweng while at enough of a distance to avoid the noise and crowds. Rooms are very large and comfortable and it's all set in a nice beach garden setting with plenty of space and privacy. Service is solid, food is great and they also have a very nice spa.

    Reviewed January 13, 2016
    8.0
    Excellent
    Veronica from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

    Great location and friendly staff”

    Good location, quiet, friendly staff & nicely decorated

    Nicely decorated chalet room, clean and spacious. The room that we stayed was a connecting room with a very big balcony facing the sea. The location is perfect. However, be prepared of mosquitoes bite. The beach is disappointing and dirty. The breakfast not so great, very basic and minimum choice. The food at resort restaurant is really good and the price is reasonable.

    Reviewed November 13, 2012
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sebastian from Germany
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 14 nights in August 2018

    Family holidays at coral bay resort”

    Coral bay resort has very nice family bungalows and everything is nicely arranged with the forest. Staff is very friendly and helpful. It is quite an older resort, but people take care a lot. The beach is ok. Unfortunately left and right of the resort there have been new hotels which destroyed the original nature of Nora beach.

    Reviewed September 02, 2018
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Eugenia from Switzerland
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 5 nights in March 2018

    très belle emplacement et bungalows”

    c est, de loin, le plus beau bungalows que nous ayons eu en Thaïlande. on nous a upgradé en beach front bungalows a notre arrivée, nous étions super contents, au passage la personne a l accueil est d une gentillesse et d une serviabilité exemplaire. le petit déjeuné est correct et a volonté. Le jardin tropical est superbe et on est à peine à 3 min en scooter de Chaweng donc ideal pour ne pas habiter dans la cohue. concernant la plage, il y a un seul hic, juste devant l hotel, il y a beaucoup de coraux et rochers, donc pas ideal pour se baigner, mais, si vous marcher 50 mètres sur la droite ou la guauche, la y a pas de soucis; la baie ne s appelle pas coral bay pour rien.. il y a une île juste en face de l hôtel, vous pourrez louer un canoë pour y aller et profiter de sa plage déserte et mieux observer les coraux de la baie également. On a trouvé dommage que le spa de l hôtel soit fermé, définitivement, d après l était des locaux dédiés.. les hôtels a proximité ont tous des masseuse directement sur la plage, donc au pire, vous pouvez aller sur la plage vous en faire faire un ( à 50 m sur la droite ou la gauche de nouveau) Nous étions presque toujours seuls à la piscine, qui est grande des linges sont a disposition a la plage et a la piscine, ce qui est très agréable. Nous avons apprécié notre séjour.

    Reviewed April 01, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Anne from Thailand
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

    Exceptional”

    I would like to highlight the great hospitality and wonderful staff of this resort. When we arrived, we were upgraded to a beach villa and the owner and staff were eager to make our stay as comfortable as possible throughout our whole stay. Thank you so much! The location is a 15-20 minute walk from the main beach, which makes it a very quite place. The only things, we would change, are the very soft mattresses and the missing mosquito nets for the bed. However, when we told the staff that we had problems with mosquitos, they offered to buy a net for us in the supermarket. What a great service!

    Reviewed January 20, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Morten from Thailand
    Group
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    Sweet and helpful staff!”

    I stayed with a friend at Coral Bay Resort for a 3 day weekend getaway and were impressed with everything about the place. The bungalows are placed in a beautifyl tropical garden area and you sleep to the sound of frogs and cicadas chirping away. The staff is super helpful and will assist with anything be it arranging day trips, finding means of transportation or recommending restaurants. The bungalows have a beautiful authentic look and feel to them, resulting in a cozy and relaxed atmosphere. Breakfast is great, but the location of the hotel means it is a little bit of a hazzle getting to downtown as you have to get a taxi.

    Reviewed December 17, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Emma from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2017

    Paradise”

    This hotel is absolutely beautiful! Such good value for money and the staff are some of the most lovely we encountered in Asia! The facilities are lovely and the breakfast is lovely!! My only gripe is that the rooms smelt a little damp but other than that this was my favourite hotel in Thailand!!!

    Reviewed July 17, 2017
    8.0
    Excellent
    Alex from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in August 2016

    Stunning view and gorgeous accomodation”

    I loved this place. The location is great, the accomodation was gorgeous. The toilet didn't flush though and the aircon didn't work but it was fine for us for one night. I'm sure this would have been addressed if we'd complained. For the money we spent this was probably one of the best value places we stayed while in Thailand.

    Reviewed August 16, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Pavel from Italy
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

    Quiet and traditional resort”

    Clean, affordable, traditional

    It was overall a pleasant expertience. Rooms (bungalows) are big, clean and all made of crafted wood. It is located north of Chaweng, just outside all the noise. Breakfast need improvement. The restaurant though was very good!

    Reviewed August 27, 2014
    8.7
    Excellent
    andrea from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 7 nights in January 2014

    Excellent”

    Overlooking the beach, friendly staff and food and massage

    This is the second time we had stayed at the Resort and it is still magic. From the welcoming drink to experiencing a massage at the resort and having a swim in the pool, everything is there. The reception staff and cleaners in particular were lovely and very helpful. It is also located not far from Chaweng for shopping and night life.

    Reviewed February 03, 2014
    6.3
    Good
    Monika from United States
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 11 nights in December 2013

    Nice staff, but not a 4-star hotel anymore”

    Staff, room, view

    I think that this hotel use to be a 4-star hotel, but not anymore. The staff is really friendly and are doing the best they can. But even though we were there during absolutely high season, it felt half-closed. The pool didnt feel very clean, and the beach felt like there as been no or just a little bit cleanup for a very long time. The food was really good and the prices was ok. There was a little bar by the beach but it was closed even if it was high season. there was no massage on their massageplaces, and it felt kind of halfclosed.

    Reviewed January 03, 2014
    6.3
    Good
    Chin from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

    disappointing beach and poorly maintained pool”

    ethnic design of rooms, nice gardens and friendly staff

    Pretty mediocre stay. Pool was badly designed n maintained, beach was dirty and location was out of the centrally located shopping & nightlife areas. Lots of huge ants crept into the room and I suffered some serious bites.

    Reviewed August 25, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    Roy from New Zealand
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2013

    This is paradise in paradise. Fantastic”

    Large size bungalow, large bathroom and short walk to the beach

    We stayed at Coral Bay from 30th March for 3 Days (should have been longer). It is really a lovely place. My wife called it paradise in paradise. Accommodation is in the form of spacious and independent wooden bungalows. It has a massive bed, hard, but the most comfortable sleep I've had in years. A great bathroom with skylights, the shower is like a mini waterfall and plants growing in the corner. The bungalows are located in a tropical garden that gives each bungalow its individual privacy. Breakfast was quite good. The beach was just a couple of minutes walk from our bungalow. Only negative, rocks and coral directly in front of resort and must be careful of the sea urchins, very painful if stood on. Good sand banks 20 metres left and right of resort for swimming.

    Reviewed April 20, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    alba from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 6 nights in March 2013

    Peaceful haven”

    Tranquility, Spa treatment, Spaciousness

    Our stay was delightful with friendly, helpful staff and a beautiful location. The resort itself is a little older and this does show but the ambience makes up for this fact. The gardens are a delight, with frogs in pond a special treat. The only disappointment was the temperature of the pool which was far too hot to be enjoyed, even late in the evening. The rugs in the rooms are also unsightly and by far better left without.Other than this I was pleased with our time there. Good value for money.

    Reviewed April 15, 2013
    4.0
    Przemyslaw from Canada
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

    This place is a sinking ship...”

    Very quiet, private beach, secluded.

    I almost feel guilty for writing this review. This resort/hotel is basically like an old cruiseliner that has seen better days, and is near the end of it's service. The hotel is amidst a truly beautiful garden- right on the beach. That's where the good ends. The rooms (cottage style) a truly, very old. Cracks, holes, everywhere (a wide open invitation to all kinds of insects, that you'll find all over your room on a regular basis). I understand this is Thailand, and we are in a tropical garden, so this ought to be the norm (afterall, if you don't like tropical insects- a tropical island is not the place for you). However, there are many hotels 4 stars and up, where you wont see a single insect. Here? This place is a haven, simply because the cabins are all made from wood- and in this case- very old, aged, wood. The windows aren't insulated, the roofs are "open concept" in the shower room (meaning- anything can crawl in (and it does) whenever it wants to). The staff is scarce- we stayed here for two nights, and saw mainly one young man the entire time. He was friendly and did his best to provide great service- but I could almost sense a feeling of despair in him. Sort of like, the look you'd see from the captain on the Titanic, just before it went down. The staff and their noble attempt to give this place the feeling of a viable resort, is, quite admirable. But worth the admission price? Hardly. In short... this really is an old, seemingly abandoned resort (by the investors who once took care of it). I have a feeling this place won't be around much longer. One bonus is... how quiet it is: the place is huge, but we saw maybe, another 5-6 guests in total throughout our entire stay there. Maybe everyone else knows something about this place that we didn't know. Well, we know now. Look elsewhere. This place is truly very outdated, and quasi-obsolete, surrounded by new, world-class hotels in a similar price range.

    Reviewed March 18, 2013
    8.7
    Excellent
    Jacob from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

    Favourite hotel, such helpful staff”

    Bungalows, staff, peaceful

    We absolutely loved Coral Bay and wished we had stayed here for the entirety of our stay in Samui, we were here for 2 nights. Cannot speak highly enough of the staff. This hotel was all separated bungalows which were large and had a great island feel to them. It was right near the beach although the beach wasn't that great for swimming in. It was lovely and quiet. Some people say it was walking distance however we got taxis into town each time for about 200 Baht...would recommend to everyone and will be back when I get back to Samui one day!

    Reviewed March 18, 2013
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Diana from Canada
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in February 2013

    Gorgeous rooms in beautiful location”

    Large beautiful rooms with great deck, tasty breakfast and restaurant

    my boyfriend and i had been backpacking around asia for 2 months and so decided to treat ourselves with a nice room on our last night. this place was perfect!! the room was large, clean, and beautifully decorated. the bathroom was huge and unbelievably gorgeous with a large waterfall shower. my favorite part though was the deck with loungers, a couple chairs, and a table. the resort itself was beautiful, trees all around and with lush gardens. we spent most of our days near the pool which was large and had comfy pool chairs all around. the restaurant food was also delicious!! the service was wonderful as well, the hotel allowed us to check in at 9 am and checkout at 3 pm the next day with only one night charge. the movie selection was massive and we borrowed a couple to enjoy in the room. overall, great spot.

    Reviewed March 05, 2013
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Susan from Canada
    Couple
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in February 2013

    gorgeous resort with oversized Thai style villas”

    stunning room with attention to colourful Thai detail

    loved this gorgeous resort. one of the best we have seen on our month in Thailand. close to the airport, only 5 min cab ride. did not hear planes at all. beach very rough and small. views lovely however. Pool lovely. bar and restaurant with seaview a wonderful spot. villas were huge with a double bed PLUS a Thai sofa large enough for an adult if three. we really enjoyed the location and wish we had more than one night on Samui. we would for sure go back to Coral Bay Resort.

    Reviewed February 28, 2013
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