Coral Bay Resort
Coral Bay Resort
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9.2
Exceptional

"The staff are friendly and helpful."

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October 11, 2017

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What guests are saying:
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!
Pavel from Italy
Couple
Great place to unwind but easy to get to the hustle and bustle of town , no problems brining guests back
Phillip from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
the room is quite big and beautiful! But the swimming pool looks not that clean!
in from Macau
Couple
Very nice place with good service and restaurant Fantastic massage. The beach was å bit dissapointing because of corals and it was easy to get cut.
beathe from Norway
Family with teens
The place is great a real tropical feel. Lots of Mosquitos at night which can be expected due to the type of setting. Rooms were always clean and room service very prompt. View is amazing.
Jessica from Australia
Couple

Coral Bay Resort

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- 1.14 kilometers from city center
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8.3
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10
Excellent service
8.8
Recommended by 80% of guests
Value for money8.2
Distance to city center2.0 km
Location rating8.1
Nearest airportSamui International Airport (USM)
Distance to airport1.4 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Koh Samui

  • Air conditioning

  • Balcony/terrace

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8.6
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Deluxe Beachfront Room
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
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Deluxe Garden View
Deluxe Garden View
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
  • Partial ocean view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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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
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  • Room size: 82 m²/883 ft²
  • Garden view
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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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    Agoda Reviews (413)Booking.com Reviews (35)
    8.3
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    10
    Cleanliness8.6
    Facilities7.5
    Location8.1
    Room comfort and quality8.6
    Service8.8
    Value for money8.2
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    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
    6.4
    Good
    Pam from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Deluxe Family
    Stayed 5 nights in November 2018
    low season”
    The resort is tucked away from town - it is a 20 min walk to town. Poor lighting within hotel compounds as well as in the room, hence you need a torchlight if you are heading back after sunset. While house keeping did the cleaning and replenishment of water and sheets, we saw cob webs in the room. For many mornings, we were the only ones eating and dining. It was the same menu everyday - bacon, sausage, omelette and fruits. Except for an occasional couple it did seem like we booked ourselves into an abandoned bungalow.
    Reviewed December 03, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    5.6
    ADAM from United States
    Group
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
    This place was great 20 years ago”
    However since then there has been little to no upgrades. Everything from the pool to the sheets to the TV is very old and it shows. The place must have been awesome back in the late 90s however now it is a dying resort with an owner that wants to extract every bhat they can and not put a single one back into the place. If you do decide to stay here be very very careful of the showers. The ancient hof water system they use has no cold water mixing function and initially comes out scalding hot. You could seriously cook an egg with it. The bed is firm, very firm. The bungalows as a whole are pretty cool, just very outdated. Don't even bother trying to swim in the beach out back unless you are wearing adequate footwear as it is filled with sharp corals, hence the name Coral Bay Resort. The pool is a joke. It looks great in their photo but definitely not in person. All the loungers are old and dirty. The grounds are pretty nice with lots of plants, however they really need a crew of workers to take care of it and they don't have them , and it shows. It's a shame because it could be awesome if the owner actually cared. The problem is, this place is a dinosaur and there are so many other new resorts to compete against. I was hesitant to leave this honest review because the staff are very kind and friendly and I give them 5 stars for dealing with this place.
    Reviewed March 30, 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
    Robert from United States
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Garden View
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018
    Very helpful and accommodating staff”
    They’ll help you with whatever you need , from calling a taxi , to booking or changing your flights . All very pleasant . Couldn’t thank them enough for their help
    Reviewed September 23, 2018
    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
    9.7
    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
    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
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