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7.6
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7.0
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Very good location - 160 meters from city center
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  • Ko Samui Hospital130 m
  • Samui Veterinary Hospital230 m
  • Tops Market Samui330 m
  • Superpro Samui Muay Thai Camp370 m
  • Ginos Tailor Shop410 m
  • Bangkok Hospital Samui540 m
  • Chaweng Noi Beach750 m
  • The Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts840 m
  • Petch Bancha Samui Boxing Stadium1.25 km
  • Chabad House Koh Samui1.26 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    First Residence Hotel

    27/6 Moo 3 Chaweng Beach Road, Bophut, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 8 hours ago

    "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!!"
    Margaret E. - November 17, 2016
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.0 rating for cleanliness
    Excellent service
    8.0 rating for service
    • Airport transfer

    • 400 meters to the beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Hot tub

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Koh Samui in the last 24 hours

    Compared to 4,609 Koh Samui properties at Agoda for various dates

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    7.8/10
    Review score - United States
    8.2/10
    Value for money score
    8.1/10
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    Value for money8.1
    Distance to city center1 km
    Location rating7.0
    Nearest airportSamui Airport (USM)
    Distance to airport4.2 km

    Rooms available at First Residence Hotel

    7.8
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    • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
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    What people love about First Residence Hotel

    • 9.2
      Exceptional
      Bathroom

      "Bathroom clean, sheets white and clean."

      Margaret E.

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      November 17, 2016

    • 10.0
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Pool is lovely and location was great."

      Elizabeth

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      October 3, 2016

    • 8.4
      Excellent
      Location

      "a short walk to Samui Noi Beach."

      eric

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      March 19, 2018

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    7.6
    Very good

    "Very friendly staff and close to the beach."

    Marika

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    April 4, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Beach
    41 mentions
    Housekeeping
    30 mentions
    Breakfast
    26 mentions
    Swimming Pool
    26 mentions

    What they offer

    7.6
    Very good

    "The hotel is very good value for money."

    Marika

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    April 4, 2018

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    Food and dining

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    Restaurants on site

    First Residence Restaurant
    Cuisine:Thai
    Menu:Buffet

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    Reviews of First Residence Hotel from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.7
    Very good
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    Cleanliness8.0
    Facilities7.0
    Location7.0
    Room comfort and quality7.8
    Service8.0
    Value for money8.1
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    8.4
    Excellent
    Daryn from Canada
    Family with young children
    Family Room
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2017

    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.

    Reviewed June 13, 2017
    9.6
    Exceptional
    larisa from Russia
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 27 nights in December 2016

    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.

    Reviewed January 30, 2017
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Kristine from Australia
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 7 nights in May 2014

    Great Hotel Clean staff friendly”

    Price Clean rooms great staff

    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.

    Reviewed May 27, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    douglas from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 6 nights in September 2013

    very happy to stay here again ”

    friendly staff,good internet, quiet location

    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

    Reviewed September 24, 2013
    8.0
    Excellent
    Sergey from Russia
    Family with young children
    Superior
    Stayed 5 nights in May 2013

    budget beach hotel”

    good location, close to beach and main road, but quite, affordable price

    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.

    Reviewed July 15, 2013
    8.3
    Excellent
    QINGFENG from China
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

    comfortable hotel with good service”

    friendly staff and good location

    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

    Reviewed October 20, 2012
    9.0
    Exceptional
    Phanita from Thailand
    Group
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2011

    located at the edge of Chaweng - yet very quiet”

    quiet, convenient and free wi-fi

    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.

    Reviewed June 28, 2011
    8.0
    Excellent
    Deon from South Africa
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2009

    Koh Samui fun”

    Lovely Pool, clean and brand new ! Friendly staff. Value for money.
    No lift! need taxi to get around.

    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!

    Reviewed February 11, 2010
    9.0
    Exceptional
    james from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2008

    First to give a great deal!”

    The price, the food, bar/ minibar prices, the swimming pool, the cleaniness, free internet access
    Reception staff could be slow, especially if someone else was checking in and you wanted something. Bathroom toiletries not replaced. A little bit of the beaten track for some

    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.

    Reviewed January 10, 2009
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Gabriele from United Kingdom
    Group
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Exceptional”

    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

    Reviewed February 25, 2019
    4.8
    Andrew from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    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

    Reviewed May 13, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    eric from Thailand
    Family with young children
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    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!

    Reviewed March 19, 2018
    6.8
    Good
    piangdaow from Afghanistan
    Group
    Family Room
    Stayed 1 night in September 2017

    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.

    Reviewed February 16, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Margaret from Canada
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 1 night in November 2016

    Great place!!!”

    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 :) )

    Reviewed November 17, 2016
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Dean from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Family Room
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

    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

    Reviewed August 14, 2016
    4.0
    mohdhasnuddin from Malaysia
    Group
    Superior
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

    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.

    Reviewed March 17, 2016
    4.3
    ewe from Malaysia
    Group
    Family Room
    Stayed 3 nights in March 2016

    Dirty and no lift ”

    Free access to private beach

    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.

    Reviewed March 11, 2016
    9.7
    Exceptional
    James from Canada
    Couple
    Superior
    Stayed 7 nights in January 2016

    My Birthday Hotel”

    The swimming pool, the buffet breakfast and the size of the room.

    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.

    Reviewed January 22, 2016
    7.0
    Very good
    GAVIN from United Kingdom
    Family with young children
    Family Room
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2015

    Family stay”

    Best 3 things very clean. Great staff. You could use the sister hotel 1st house on the Beach.

    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.

    Reviewed December 29, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    TREVOR from Australia
    Solo traveler
    Superior
    Stayed 5 nights in April 2015

    Can't go wrong ”

    Value for money. Swimming Pool. Can't fault overall

    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.

    Reviewed April 22, 2015
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