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Great Location and Large Rooms”
our first stay at saikaew villas was 12 years ago when there were only a few places to stay and the beach was empty. the room we stayed in has changed little in that time, although our room was clean and spacious and what we required for a 3 day break at the beach. (we have stayed in much worse for the same cost on this beach) they are updating the rooms and there are modern rooms available for a little extra. the bathroom was functional but would benefit from some diy and breakfast was not much to write home about. staff were helpful and organised our speedboat and oversized minivan to take us back to bangkok at a good rate, carrying all of our bags and helping the children on and off the boat and minivan. we have a very romantic view of saikaew villa and would stay again.
Great location and value”
This is about the fifth or sixth time I have stayed at Saikaew Villa and once again I was very pleased. The hotel is situated right on the stunning clean beach and lots of places to eat and drink. The hotel itself has modernised since my last visit with some really tasteful small wooden cabin type rooms. This is real value for money through Agoda and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to chill a bit. Very suitable for all ages especially families with children.
Clean, good location and cheap”
For a cheap, well located place, the Saikaew Villa is a good option. The rooms are clean, although the cheap double we had is not the most welcoming room - no window, so all a bit dark. But if you're in Samet for a short stay to enjoy the beach and entertainment, this place is a good cheap option.
nice rooms great location.”
nice clean rooms ac good. very close beach and "city samet " too nice staff good food in resturant and beach. beer about 100 baht big.
Koh Samet is so nice island at Thailan”
I was enjoying at Saikaew Villa. If you want go Koh Samet think choose this hote. Very cheap
Great place but had it's day”
I have been visiting Koh Samed for 8 years and previously always stayed at Saikaew Villa. I have not been for over a year and the change has been unbelievable. It used to be a really special place with Bali style bungalows and rooms set in tropical gardens. Now huge tenement style blocks of rooms have been built in the gardens to cater for large parties of noisy visiting Korean tourists. The building work is still going on everywhere so expect noise starting 0530 hrs. I stayed in one of the old rooms and to my dismay it is clear that maintenance money has been spent on the new rooms. The shower in my room was hardly a dribble of water and all the other plumbing in the room leaked. It was clean and tidy just run down. Saikaew Villa has said goodbye to its character and to a regular visitor.
Nice stay. Very close to a very nice beach on Koh Samet.
Great location and clean room”
Room was very basic but clean. Rooms are walking distance from the beach and Villa has a beach restaurant/bar. They are currently busy with construction building new rooms so it can be a little noisy but once construction is done I am sure this wont be a problem. Serves a breakfast which is also basic.
Amazing Location with average rooms.”
Came to this hotel with my girlfriend for a weekend away as we were staying in pattaya. Amazing location and no problems with the staff (they just gave you the room key and let you get on with it). The rooms were basic, not 'thai style villas' which we were told beforehand. Double bed and breakfast included, not much selection on the TV and the shower was very poor. However, the fire show at the ploy bar was unbelievable and the food at the local restaurants/cafe's were very easy on the wallet and very good value for money! Would definitely stay at the location again but probably at a different hotel.
Ok hotel on a crowded 2 days stay”
we did not expect much as traveler reviews of this hotel are poor (tripadvisor etc.). super deluxe rooms are their highest room category, everything worked well, however the room was not furnished tasteful. had more like a beach cabin look. at the price per night was high for what we got, however this is xmas season and an island close to bangkok. we enjoyed the beach, food was ok, free breakfast extremely poor. still an acceptable stay overall.
great location, on the beach”
was shown to an older room, but was a big room, the bed was comfortable, shower and facilities good, and outside my door i could see the sea only 25 metres away,, although on the beach it was quiet and relaxing,, the food in the restaurant was ok, and the staff helpful,, the location was perfect and i would use this hotel again , ive stayed at a few different places but for value and location i would come back to this one
Adequate for a one night stay ”
Hotel was adequate for a weekend break. Close to all the amenities on Koh Samet but provided sufficient distance from bars and clubs to allow a good nights rest especially for small children. If you want the Samet nightlife it is very close to the hotel. Complimentary breakfast was not inspiring with a very small selection available.
mosquitoes, mosquitoes, mosquitoes!”
mosquitoes are everywhere! Garden, restaurant, lobby (do they have one?) and even in the rooms! No wifi in the rooms, we have to go near the reception. Staff are too busy doing their stuff. I read about a construction on a review a few months back, and guess what? It's still ongoing up to now! The only good thing about this place is its location as it's on beachfront and near 7-11.
Good and clean place.”
Very good hotel for family,short distance to the best beach on this island. We will come back to stay at this resort.
Beautiful white sugar sand beach...it was hard to ”
I enjoyed Koh Sumet sooo much I found it hard to leave. Great place for a honeymoon. Little loud on the side of hotel I stayed on from near bye bar but didnt bother me. Something to think about if you are sensitive to noise.
lovely place to be”
Our stay become memorable. We enjoyed going all over the islands bust still came back to sleep at Saiekew Villa. The only problem there was too much noise during the night from the pub right next to it. For the people, who are sick of noise during the night might have problem in this hotel. For us, we were able to sleep well, perhaps due to the tiring activities through out the day. Overall our stay was nice.
Fan room minimal”
I booked FAN room in this resort. The location is the best thing. The room was terrible. A noised bed, a fan, a chair and nothing more. The bathroom is same same than in a jail: old, bad furnished, no hot water. If you keep always the door closed mosquitos not entry. this is good. Well, you have to know Koh Samet is the most expensive place in Thai about the accomodations. But this room is too much (in Pattaya this room values 300 baht!). If you want stay in the centre of nightlife and the best beach...choose it....but don't stay more than 2 days and don't pretend more then a bed!
clean room , staff smile and quiet place”
clean room , quiet , not far from beach , friendly staff , value of money, good for relax , white sand beach
It is really bad , avoid the resort. ”
It is really bad inside the room, old bed sheet and towel, dirty bath room. My friend and I had to leave the room and find new place to stay. We got a resort by same price but very nice and feel much better inside the room. If you want to book this resort please make sure that you already how it looks inside. The resort is nearby the beach that only one good thing.
very nice beach and good food at the resturant”
i have stay there 2-3 night, was very impressive all the time lay down on the beach and swim and nice dinning in the evening. very enjoy.
Dirty and disappointing ”
I booked a deluxe fan room at this resort.Looking at the pictures on the site,the room looked and was nothing close to that! My room was right at the dirty tail end of the property and was really disgusting..while I didn’t expect 5 star luxury,I didn’t expect what I found either. The pillow cases had green mold on it,the windows looked like it was taped shut for the longest time then opened up by ripping off the tape!!it still had tape on and was dirty,dusty and you couldn’t see through it.the room itself was dirty and full of ants. I called Agoda immediately and everytime a different person would email me and I explained the story to each one and even sent photos!The resort manager came to see me saying Agoda told him I complained about the room and also said that I needed a fridge which I told Agoda i needed because my Chemo needed to be refrigerated.The hotel wanted to move me to a room in the same block with fridge for 1000bht/night extra!Agoda couldn’t resolve this for me...
Krap so bad it's a joke ”
Dirty old , staff live in these rooms old fan old worn out room over 10 to 15 years old , smells omg never again
Dirty and in need of renovation ”
You can get better deals in samet
a bit disappointed”
The location was very good as it is very near to the beach and restaurants, but the room given to us was disappointing. Yes, we booked just a fan room, but it seemed like it wasn't used for a very long time since we can smell the dust and as we entered the room there were dried leaves. If we haven't paid the room in advance, we may have just chosen a different room or upgraded to an AC room. But since it was just our first time, we just needed a room to keep our things and sleep, we managed to make it work. We may still book here next time, but we will ensure a better room. :D
Good location shame about the rest”
The only good thing about this hotel is that it's located right on Sai Kaew beach Room badly in need of renovation way overpriced Exceptionally rude reception staff on arrival told there was no electricity for 5 hours next day when asking about wi fi told internet broken this place is a complete dump.
Pros - close to the beach Cons - aircon didn't work well, Was charge 50 baht for a plastic cup that I supposedly broke
Not worth the money ”
No good points except location. Overpriced.
Bad experience ”
Bad experience, toilets not working, shower flooded, power outage and people banging on doors, staff very fassy. Never again!
Reception is very very poor service and rude.”
Do not recommend this hotel in agoda .com
Good location - otherwise poor!”
Run-down building, place crowded, bad smell, bathroom with constantly wet floor and shower with very little water. Wifi only working near the reception. Stayed one night, you can live with that.
You will be better if you can rise more star from my comment”
Keep your place always clean
It's cheap ”
Not really like that”
I book here one night, hotels still build so it not nice to come here in this time. But maybe next time we will try again if everything ok because they have many buildings growing up not finish yet. Even reception not have site for customers. They have no cickhen they have no restaurant they have nothing. On room have nothing too. So just now so bad for us but leave them finished thing will be better , I hope that.
Saikaew Villa Staff”
The room was full of ants. The toilet leaked water on all of the bathroom floor the whole time. I had to go buy bug killer spray to kill all the insects inside. There were holes in the wooden floor. But worst of all the staff there just does not care about you. They could care less. Looks like they do not like their jobs and have no idea about professionalism. It is run by ex-rice farmers.
Fire show ploybar”
walking distance to clean and beautiful beach
Best For Family”
It's Good for Family
good place for relax”
Good Place to go
Dangerous construction site, don't know how they can permit customers to stay, need a hard hat! Building work starts at 7am & no one cares. Best to avoid for rest of this year.
Very lnpolite Staff”
The Location close to Beach Is great. The Staff is inpolite as u can imagine. If u ask sth or say hello they dont feel like answer at all or polite.
Great location but below par”
Very unpleasant stay! Not clean and terrible staff service plus construction going on at the moment
Great location but hotel is below par”
Not clean and terrible staff service plus construction going on at the moment
Good location, in the heart of nightlife”
Good location for just 1 -2 night, a lot of restaurants around, many places to get a fun.
Basic construction site”
Unfriendly staff, room in bad state of repair
Good location but that's it. ”
My friend and I stayed for 3 nights. We have never come across such rude staff- when asked why the wifi was not working or various other questions we were blanked and given barely any answers. The wifi worked only once from the reception. Breakfast we were sent to another hotel who would not allow us to use the wifi there. Breakfast was just about edible. Main issue was the smell in our room and around the hotel- dirty stagment old water.
The staff told us as we arrived, that because the chinese booked the rooms earlier than we, they are getting the better rooms.. We booked early as well... We got this old stinky room from the dumpy end of the area next to stinky river. The room was dirty.
terrible room with fan.Noise.”
See mosquito flying in toilet,accidently sit on a black bug ,cause it die,also xiao qiang. Not stay at room with fan,at least with aircon.
Enjoyable, a good place to wind down and relaz”
Pleasant stay but the room condition needs improvement
Good location but run down”
Ok, but some rooms are very basic indeed and over priced. Great location and staff don't really care about forefingers.
unpleasant and awful room conditions.”
Unpleasant service & awful room conditions I would say
Good place , Nice staff ”
Our stay was average not woth the price”
The location is great very close to the beach...yet the staff were inattentive and the bathroom in the superior rooms substandard...the Tv and fridge were old and the bed had sand in it on arrival...I will not go again as the ocean had a lot of black smelly water from the many evening restarauntsas well as the many many many speed-boats parked on the main beach making it very difficult to swim.
First and last time”
We were not happy with this resort at all. Staffs were not friendly. The room is dirty and moudly. No fridge! Lots of mosquitoes because we got a room with a huge hole at the door! I wouldn't stay there again.
oil not nice room”
too many people around ... room was very bad. in the night so much noise until 3 am. cannot sleep at all. staffs were helpful. better to stay in other hotel for the same money
The hotel is very close to the beach, it is quite ”
Since I stayed there many times the beauty is it is close to the beach
It was a room for backpacker travelers. ”
It traveled widely and the direction carried out was a room for the directions of back The direction which has not carried out travel practice recommends you a deluxe room with an air-conditioner. I do not recommend you time with many Chinese traveler on the day which stayed at whom much Chinese people's tour is contained in, and ill-mannered people were not able to stay happily mostly.
Recommend staying in a room with ac, fan rooms were not very nice and way to hot. Music from the club on the beach went on all night making it tough to sleep.
Busy location. Very noisy at night.”
We were first put in a room that was pretty far from reception, which turned out to be right behind 'Ploy Talay' restaurant (where they have fire shows and disco). The music was blaring very loudly until the early hours of the morning, so we were unable to sleep. We asked to change rooms and they kindly obliged without fuss. The new room, though quieter, was in an older building with very, very thin walls. You can hear any normal-volumed conversation from next door, people walking by downstairs (we stayed on 2nd floor). Bathroom was moldy, toilet didn't work properly, bed was lopsided and had bedbugs. Breakfast was not great but it's easy to get food elsewhere. Perhaps the more expensive rooms are better, but I definitely wouldn't stay in a fan room again.
there were our family with young child and it was friendly hotel
Good location comfortable room ”
Good location and comfortable room short walk to the beach and night life
Probably one of the worst places on Koh Samet”
Right next to Ploy disco - loud music until late night, impossible to sleep Very very basic room Dirty bathroom Room filled with Mosquitos during the day and night even after spraying No attitude Bad behavior upon check in (22.00) No information
Good location but unhelpful, rude staff ”
The staff was very rude and unhelpful. They were unwilling to provide clean towels when we asked. The room and bathroom smelled like sewage was running through the pipes.
Great location, but that's all. ”
Many kinds of rooms in this resort. Most of them are very old with dated furniture. Bad infrastructure: very bad water flow, old and noisy air conditions. Above all it's a construction site. Both from this resort but also a neighbor one. This trip was a nightmare. We were offered to change room. I've checked 4 other rooms and each one was bad. One air condition didn't work. The other no water in shower etc.
close to the beach”
very basic room, beds not comfy and really old,sheets not clean. Very very bad smell coming into the room from the drains and hotel could do nothing about it, had to hang towels accross windows to try block it out. breakfast was good,and close to beach. Very basic and budget, would reccomend 1night here max!
Won't go back”
it was small and smelt of drains. we asked to see another that turned out to be like a dark prison cell, and in the end had to upgrade to an aircon room more than twice the original price to have any decent accommodation. the hotel grounds are sprawling and poorly laid out, looks like it grew up in an unplanned way in fits and starts. nothing attractive or scenic about it. you get a 100 baht coupon for breakfast in a nearby restaurant but the waiters are like zombies. i guess it's just about ok for the cheap backpacker market but that's all.
good location ”
It was too loud in that area. Compare the price with other, it's a bit too expensive. We could have found a better room at the same price, just they are not in Agoda.
Good hotel but terrible service.”
The location and room were great. The only thing that let it down was the truely dreadful service. We accidentally locked our key in our room one day and the lady and the front desk was extremely rude and unhelpful about it. The man who usually was at the front desk didn't manage a smile the whole time we were there.