400 meters to the beach
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||8.1|
|Distance to city center||1 km|
|Nearest airport||Samui Airport (USM)|
|Distance to airport||4.2 km|
"Very friendly staff and close to the beach."
04 April 2018
"Bathroom clean, sheets white and clean."
17 November 2016
"Pool is lovely and location was great."
03 October 2016
"Good size rooms, reliable wifi and good breakfast."
13 June 2017
Only 150 meters away from the beach, First Residence Hotel is suitable for guests who desire convenient accessibility. Not only near Chaweng South Road where shops and restaurants are predominantly found, the hotel is also close to the shopping and entertainment areas. This 3-star hotel offers facilities to ensure guests the greatest comfort. All modern-styled guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort, yet at a reasonable price. First Residence Hotel is a smart choice for travelers due to its perfect location and reasonable price.
"The hotel is very good value for money."
04 April 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
First Residence Hotel
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Great Hotel Option Close to Beach”
If you're looking for a hotel that offers a great balance of value, convenience, friendly staff and comfort this is a great option. By staying here you'll also have access to the private beach that is part of the First Residence, First Hotel and First Bungalow Resort. You have access to a second pool that is closer to the beach. It's a little quieter in this area but there are still plenty of restaurants close by. Alternatively, you can walk to the food court (15min) or take a Tuk Tuk (4min). The beach is great, clean water and not too crowded. We stayed at the more expensive bungalow for the first 5 nights and the staff at First Residence are much friendlier and more helpful as a general rule. Good size rooms, reliable wifi and good breakfast.
It's a nice hotel ”
Great place in Chaweng noi area, far away from noise but at the same time close to the center. Hotel has own beach but you have to walk there. Beach is always crowded. The room is big but air con was pretty old and produced awful sound. So be aware of it. It's not possible to regulate temperature in the air con as well and it is freezing like hell. It was very annoying during my whole stay but luckily there was very rainy period so I didn't use the air con that much. This hotel would have been much better if they changed air con system. Swimming pool is very small and doesn't look like on the pictures. The rest: staff, breakfast, room service was fine.
Great Hotel Clean staff friendly”
Had 7 nights at First Residence the rooms were very clean, Staff extremely helpful the only disappointment was the drinks and food were more expensive so you had to go out to eat and drink. The meal we did have was fantastic but could get for half the price down the road.
very happy to stay here again ”
the staff here made you feel very welcome and were very helpful,the rooms were very clean and a good size couldnt fault them on anything,breakfast was very good with a good choice, only bad point was no room safe which would have made it better but have safety deposit box at reception
budget beach hotel”
Hotel located close to main road, where you can get bus to any place in island. Hotel located about in ten minutes by walk from Chaweng beach, in two minutes by walk from a lot of massage shops, close to good restaurants with thai and western food. Most of guest in hotel was russian couples without children. Breakfast was very good (but expensive, 250 baht/person). Another good thing is free towels for beach, which changed everyday.
comfortable hotel with good service”
if i have another chance to koh samui.i will choose first residence hotel as my first priority again, its location is quite close to lots of resturants, and easy to go out,especially for the staff give a great help for providing informations for us in samui as we didnt prepare anything before i go there
located at the edge of Chaweng - yet very quiet”
worth the money.. nice and clean room with free wi-fi... its located on the edge of chaweng so if you're looking for busy night life then you may want to choose other option. the weak point is that it doesn't close to the beach so you will need to use public transportation or rent a motorbike.
Koh Samui fun”
We loved the stay a lot! Koh Samui is a must see for South Africans and the Hotel was a great help in finding all the attractions! We have a Phuket based travel company and we visit all different places to advise our own clients and The First residence will be on top of our list for budget travellers. Our company is called Paradise Golf Tours and we cater especially for South africans who want to see Thailand. The rooms were very clean and the nice folded towels was a good surprise!
First to give a great deal!”
Excellent value for money and service for the price. I felt previous reviews were rather unwarranted. Newly opened. It will become very popular soon!Airport pick-up excellent, and they transferred us to their sister hotel(First House)on the beach free of charge. You can use the beach facilities of the sister hotel which is 5 minutes walk away.Hotel was quiet, great prices and pool. Would definately ecommend it.
Very nice option in ban tai. The staff is super nice and the restaurant food was better than other places we visited. Bang on the beach for the lazy types although best to hire a scooter ( at the hotel) and browse around. Highly reccommended if in a budget
Old hotel with needed update - remains of bed bugs”
Old hotel, no lift, dirty bathroom with squashed insects on the walls and mouldy tiles. My bed had remains of bed bugs and a few days later bites appeared on my legs. Quite far away from the restaurants and bars etc, had to get 2-300 bht taxi each way if you want to go out
Nice hotel, quiet.”
It is not too well located, if you have no transport. There are a few bars near & food is ok. When a place like this offers 'fresh milk' as UHT milk, find another venue for breakfast! The staff are very good. Twice I printed Boarding Passes & all smiles. Nice little pool. And a short walk to Samui Noi Beach. Ignore the ;Do Not Enter' signs. The establishment on the beach is closed!
Value for Money, good Breakfast and nice staff”
Overall was great. We drove a car around so the location wasn't that big deal for us at all. One problem back then was the air-con for the connected room didn't work well. The staff were great and very helpful. I would probably stay here again for my future visit.
Stayed here after an unfortunate stomach virus had me admitted to Bangkok Hospital Samui. Upon discharge we walked down the road to this hotel- all I wanted was a clean, safe place to get a good nights rest- thats exactly what we found!! Did not use the pool however it looked very nice. Bathroom clean, sheets white and clean. Would stay here again! ( Under different circumstances of course :) )
Great hotel on the outskirts of chaweng ”
Great hotel located on the outskirts of chaweng only B50 in an open back taxi. Great pool area kids loved it. We had two connecting rooms which were lovely and bright , free water and room cleaned every day. We had breakfast included which was fine. Would recommend
Checkin process was awful. ”
We have to wait almost 1 hour to checkin due to front desk cannot make simple decision and have to refer to boss who is not in premises . This is my last time here. Not recomended since staff was not around to assit.
Dirty and no lift ”
Toilet is dirty. Smelly room. No lift and need to climb 3 level staircase. Hotel is charging 300 bath Per min if you seek help from them to call to restaurant to make reservation. Wifi is fast and stable. Private beach free access. Swimming pool is small. Breakfast is simple. Nearby family mart. Staff can speak English. Quiet place.
My Birthday Hotel”
Due to the fact that it was my birthday week in Thailand I wanted to stay at a hotel that was close to the beach, relaxing, with a good buffet breakfast. I was lucky. I got everything I asked for even a good swimming pool. The rooms were comfortable, staff friendly and efficient, and it was in a good location to tour about or hang at the beach. I would reommend this hotel to other travellers.
The family room was 2 double rooms with adjoining door lots of room and 2 bathrooms. Very clean and lots of room for clothes. The only bad thing a smale portable box TV very old in the rooms. The location was OK just a short walk in to Chewang. The breakfast was Asian bob standard breakfast like most hotels. It was a 5 min walke to the sister Hotel 1st House on the beach with a bigger pool. With free sun beds on the beach and the best massage on Koh Samui at a great price. I would stay again.
Can't go wrong ”
Great place to stay.. I usually stay 4_5 star. But after here I wonder why. Very clean everything. Hot water. Air conditioning.. Pool. Staff are all good. Housekeeping and security great. I extend stay a few days.. Only moving closer to chawing just for change but no problem here. Recommended for very clean, quiet, comfortable place to stay.. Such good price don't look cheaper.