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Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse
Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse
Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse
Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse
Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse
Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse
Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

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7.3

Very good

734 reviews

734 reviews

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7.6

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 350 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Sai Kaew Beach 350 m
Koh Samet Pier 470 m
Ao Phai 900 m
Tubtim Bay 1.4 km
Ao Prao 1.6 km
Ao Cho 1.8 km
Ao Wai 3.7 km
Karang Bay 5.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Mango Greens Bananas 70 m
Wat Ko Samet 80 m
Eggs Melon Nuts 100 m
Olly's Bar 170 m
Audi Bar By Richard It 190 m
Baby Eggplant and Sprouts 240 m
Koh Samed Buddha 250 m
Open Air Cinema 280 m
Ko Samet Health Promoting Hospital 330 m
Sai Kaew Beach 350 m

Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

12/49 Moo4 Tambon Phe Amphur Muang , Samed City Center, Koh Samet, Thailand, 21160 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Samed City Center 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.

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Highlights

370 meters to Sai Kaew Beach

Airport transport

350 meters to the beach

Currency conversion service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Facilities

Transport to airport

Car park

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

BBQ facilities

Luggage storage

Family room

Bar

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Koh Samet every 8 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.4
Distance to city center0.1km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportU-Tapao International Airport (UTP)
Distance to airport52.0 km

Rooms available at Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

Family (5 persons)
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 5 single beds & 2 double be...
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Promotion Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Standard Double Room with Fan
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed
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Family 2-Bedroom
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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2 Bed View Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Small Single Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Deluxe Triple Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Fan Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Single Bed in Dormitory Room
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 single bed
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Frequently asked questions

Does Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse have a hot tub?

Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse does not have a hot tub.

How much does it cost to stay at Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse?

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What time is check-in and check-out at Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse?

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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse has a car park that's close to the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Samet with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse?

Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse?

Restaurants including The Canteen Koh Samet, Parat Restaurant and Duo Chef Koh Samed are popular in Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse’s neighborhood which is known as Samed City Center.

What are popular attractions near Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse?

Guests at Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse can easily visit Wat Ko Samet and Koh Samed Buddha located in the Samed City Center area.

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What people love about Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Good stay at Runa Runa."

    Wylden

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    May 25, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Great to stay when you are on a budget."

    Kevin

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    October 20, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "We again we're lucky enough to stay on Koh Samet."

    Susan

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    March 13, 2021

Overall rating:

7.3

Very good
734 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Facilities
6.7
Location
7.6
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What travelers say they love:
Quiet location, good room no3 that was spacious with fridge.
Ivan from Croatia
Solo traveler
More about Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

More about Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

Wake up to the wonder of Koh Samet with a stay at Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse, located only minutes from the heart of the city. Grab some beach time with a stay at Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse, just 350 m from Sai Kaew Beach.
Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the hotel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel provides car hire services to help you find what you want in Koh Samet. While lodging at this wonderful hotel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the hotel's ticket service and tours. The hotel's on-site laundry service helps you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. The hotel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and essential amenities. The hotel provides linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
The hotel also provides guests with a refrigerator, bottled water, instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms. Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the hotel's bar. If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse offers wonderful recreational facilities for guests to enjoy. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like the diving. Have some relaxing fun with family and friends at the shared lounge and TV area. Souvenir shopping for yourself or those back home takes no time at all at the souvenir shops.


Around the property

Take some time to explore Koh Samet. Nearby Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse only 460 m away is the Koh Samet Pier, providing access to water transport and tourist services.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 98% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Good
Facilities

6.7

Most talked about facilities

Beach

22 mentions

Housekeeping

15 mentions

Internet

3 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
  • Snorkeling
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Currency conversion service
  • Elevator
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Transport to airport
Location
12/49 Moo4 Tambon Phe Amphur Muang , Samed City Center, Koh Samet, Thailand, 21160
Very good
Location

7.6

Airports

  • U-Tapao International Airport (UTP)
    52.0 km
  • Trat Airport (TDX)
    98.8 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Ko Samet Health Promoting Hospital
    330 m

Convenience store

  • 7 Eleven
    200 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    160 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Sai Kaew Beach
    350 m
  • Koh Samet Pier
    470 m
  • Ao Phai
    900 m
  • Tubtim Bay
    1.4 km
  • Ao Prao
    1.6 km
  • Ao Cho
    1.8 km
  • Ao Wai
    3.7 km
  • Karang Bay
    5.5 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Mango Greens Bananas
    70 m
  • Wat Ko Samet
    80 m
  • Eggs Melon Nuts
    100 m
  • Olly's Bar
    170 m
  • Audi Bar By Richard It
    190 m
  • Baby Eggplant and Sprouts
    240 m
  • Koh Samed Buddha
    250 m
  • Open Air Cinema
    280 m
  • Ko Samet Health Promoting Hospital
    330 m
  • Sai Kaew Beach
    350 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.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-10 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 11 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Pets are strictly not allowed at the property.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out from08:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee2500 THB
  • Distance from city center0.1km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120

Extras

  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 THB

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of rooms 42
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2013
  • Most recent renovation2013

Parking

  • Daily parking fee0 THB

Reviews of Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.3
/
10
Cleanliness7.4
Facilities6.7
Location7.6
Room comfort and quality5.9
Service7.4
Value for money7.4
High score for Koh Samet
Rating
9+ Exceptional (74)
8-9 Excellent (48)
7-8 Very Good (71)
6-7 Good (43)
<6 Below Expectation (106)
Time of the year
Mar - May (101)
Jun - Aug (38)
Sep - Nov (56)
Dec - Feb (147)
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8.8
Excellent
Margaret from Thailand
Group
Family (5 persons)
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Excellent Place for Expats”

This is the second time I’ve stayed at Runa Runa. The first sharing with one co-worker and the second sharing a “hostel” like room with 5 single beds with four other co-workers. Both stays gave us a great location, right down the road from the national park entrance, and comfort for our price range. Nothing too outstanding about the rooms but for the money the location and cleanliness is definitely outstanding. Unless I go for a splurge weekend Runa Runa is definitely my chosen hotel for Koh Samet. Plus, the staff is very helpful.

Reviewed May 21, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Alex from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Excellent”

Best value for money in the area. They have a few properties (5 I think) so worth checking which one. I stayed in Runa Runa 3 which had good size doubles with AC and nice balconies. Staff friendly and laundry service good. Well located on the main ‘town’ strip of the island. Would stay here again if I return - overall the quality of accommodation on the island is not great so not really worth paying the extra money at other places in my opinion. This place has everything you need.

Reviewed December 29, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Ellen from Canada
Couple
Fan Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

Quiet and clean! ”

We had a great stay at runa runa guesthouse. The room and washroom were very clean, although the queen size bed provides little space in the room. Motor bikes were available for rent at the hostel which was very convenient. An air-conditioner rather than a fan would have made the stay even more enjoyable!

Reviewed February 04, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Mojtaba from Sweden
Couple
Fan Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

The new rooms are good”

We booked a basic/standard room with shared bathroom. We got the runa runa infront of the police station. We got the new room backyard not those near the reception. It was very clean nice bed. We had the shower and toilet next door and it's new also and clean. (y)

Reviewed February 05, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
grainne from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Lovely stay”

We were very pleased with our stay at Runa Runa, very clean, staff were friendly and helpful, quiet at night but in a very good location close to the pier and a short walk to the beach with nice restaurants either side! Would stay here again next time we are on the island :)

Reviewed March 03, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Darren from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Great spot just off the road, easy walk to beach”

Read a lot of moaning reviews, no idea why. This is an 8/10 or 9/10 place, never sure how these things are calculated Not sure which 'house' I stayed in, maybe Runa 3, bit back off the road but great room, big, everything worked fine, sitting out area (no view but what can you do, not near beach!), coffee and tea on site. Just a really nice place, recommend

Reviewed August 14, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Sarah from New Zealand
Group
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

Perfect for a couple of days on Koh Samet”

There are actually four or so different properties that make up Runa Runa (I think we were in Runa Runa 3). The lady at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. When we saw her around in town she'd always wave and ask how we were doing. Room was spacious, good comfy bed and very clean. It's not super close to the beach, but is a very easy walk and is close to the good eating places. Would recommend.

Reviewed January 29, 2016

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7.2
Very good
Anish from Thailand
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Very good”

Good location midway between the ferry pier and Whitesands beach; both can be walked to within 5mins so no need for taxi going to either unless carrying heavy luggage. Room I had was a standard fan room with 6ft bed; this was sufficient for me wife and 2 kids. 2 7/11's on the way to Whitesands beach and one towards the ferry pier. Most of our food and meals were from 7/11 to keep costs down. Booked a one day speedboat tour through Runa Runa; cost 600B adults, 300B kids and under 4 years free. Not bad as it took us to 5 islands and included lunch of fried rice and fruit.

Reviewed May 07, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Anna from Germany
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Cute place!”

We stayed here for one night only, but we loved the place. Our room was clean and spacious with a cute bathroom. The only negative aspect might be the sheets, as we‘re not sure if they were really washed. But I guess you will make this same experience whereever you go. Wifi worked perfectly. The ventilator in the room was nice - better than other ones we had before. One big plus is the fact, that geckos and mosqitoes are kept outside of the room. At last one might need to know that the guesthouse is not located within the nationalpark, so you have to pay 200THB as a foreigner to get to the beaches. I would recommend to rent a motorbike to explore the island.

Reviewed February 22, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Byron from Thailand
Solo traveler
Fan Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in November 2020

Pleasant stay for the price.”

I stayed in one of the smaller rooms with a shared bathroom for two nights. The price was very low due to the lack of tourists because of Covid restrictions. The guesthouse was close to the main beach and many restaurants and shops. I think I may have been the only guest during my stay because I did not see anyone else. I was in a room in an outdoor hallway of about 10 rooms with one shared bathroom that had a single shower, sink and toilet. The bathroom was very clean and I was the only one using it. Soap, shampoo, and toilet paper provided. The low price room, however, was quite small and did not have air conditioning. There was only a fan in the room at it would get pretty hot even at night. They have rooms with AC that cost a bit more. There are many types of rooms available, all located behind the main office on a back road so there is ample privacy. There are even hostel rooms and an outdoor sitting area for young travelers in groups that want to crash together.

Reviewed December 02, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Sarah from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 7 nights in November 2017

Great budget spot!”

Great budget accommodation in the heart of Ko Samet. Nice location but not noisy, room was spacious and towels/water provided every day. Also tea and coffee facilities were really handy. Water coming out of taps was slightly brown so wouldn't advise brushing teeth with it, otherwise everything else was great!

Reviewed November 16, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Diana from Russia
Solo traveler
Small Single Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Nice cheap guesthouse”

The guesthouse is pretty nice, clean and affordable, one of the cheapest on the island. It's located well, close to the main street of the village with a lot of places to have a breakfast, lunch or dinner. A decent and not overcrowded beach is about 20 min away though. There is a lovely terrace where you might unexpectedly meet friends you made in other parts of Thailand :D

Reviewed March 31, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Joshua from United Kingdom
Couple
Promotion Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Great stay, great value ”

Loved it here. We stayed in one of the air conditioned rooms which was very comfortable. The room had a balcony which was nice to sit on in the evening. The fridge and tea and coffee making facilities was great considering the price of the room. Staff were very friendly and can arrange tours and motorbike hire. Only slight negative is the WiFi was poor in our room but it didn’t cause us any problems as I just used my mobile data. 4G signal with Dtac sim

Reviewed October 05, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
vincent from Ireland
Solo traveler
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

Good value and clean”

Stayed for 3 nights Oct 2016. I agree with all the positives mentioned in previous reviews. Daily cleaning and towel change. Quiet location but adjacent to all amenities. Duvet was too small for the v large bed but not an issue for me as I was solo. Overall a good choice on Ko Samet.

Reviewed October 30, 2016

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5.7
Alistair from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

budget room..............”

location price

i stayed in the budget room very small...toilet and shower were next door..recommend for backpackers. i also stayed in a more expensive room further up the road but still runa runa guesthouse nice room but poor zircon unit

Reviewed June 11, 2014

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7.6
Very good
Edmund from United States
Couple
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

a decent place in a great location”

We have stayed a few different places on Koh Samed and they all workout to be the same type of rooms. Some of course kept cleaner than others. This is kept well, the bed and sheets were clean and smelled fresh. There were no bugs such as ants or roaches crawling around inside. It was a good value and I would recommend it for people looking for a cheaper option, but with good standards.

Reviewed January 03, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Miia from Finland
Solo traveler
Fan Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Very clean but very aggressive dogs”

Very clean and fresh rooms. Everything was super good except for the dogs around the guesthouse. After 10 pm they got very aggressive and it was hard to go back to the room even with motorbike. I have never been afraid of dogs before.

Reviewed September 24, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Jere from Finland
Group
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Excellent”

Good place overall the toilet was little dirty but for us that was okay staff was good and helped when needet it but if you want to meet people i dont recoment this island at all just go straight in koh chang

Reviewed April 17, 2019

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4.8
Julie from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

Would not recommend ”

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in it was like staying down a back ally... To make it worst room D2 right outside the laundry in the small corridor where the ladies who are very nice do the washing with a twin tub start work at 7.30 in a morning.. Who wants to listen to a washing machine at that time on holiday , but the staff are very quite. The bed also very hard , small rooms and the shower room awful you need to duck your head to go throw the door .No safe in rooms no English tv .. Kettle in room with free tea and coffee that was the only good thing about the room ..Sorry Runa Runa .

Reviewed January 17, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
SHOGO from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

The good staffs and good service!”

The staffs are really kind and good people. In the room, there are curtains to make your beds personal spaces, free waters, two air conditioners and personal lockers. There are enough really good facilities for this price! I really liked it! I wanna stay here again!

Reviewed March 17, 2017

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