Tarn Tawan Resort Ao Cho

72 Moo 4, Ao Cho, Koh Samet, Thailand, 21160 - See map
5.7
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Breakfast1
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Tarn Tawan Resort Ao Cho
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Popular landmarks
Ao Cho 70 m
Ao Nuan 320 m
Ao Wong Duean 490 m
Tubtim Bay 520 m
Ao Phai 860 m
Ao Prao 1.47 km
Sai Kaew Beach 1.75 km
Ao Wai 2.05 km
Koh Samet Pier 2.2 km
Karang Bay 3.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Ao Cho 70 m
Ko-Samet 240 m
Ao Nuan 320 m
Kiu Na Nok Bay 410 m
Ao Wong Duen 410 m
Ao Wong Duean 490 m
Tubtim Bay 520 m
Ao Pudsa 600 m
Laerm Rue Taek Cape 670 m
Ao Phai 860 m
7.5

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50 meters to the beach
ParkingFREE
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Good value for money (especially thanks to the location).

Marek | January 30, 2018

Room and bathroom was clean.

Karl | October 3, 2017

Friendly staff.

Marek | January 30, 2018

  • 50 meters to the beach

  • Air conditioning

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Garden

Value for money5.0
Location rating7.5
Nearest airportU-Tapao International Airport (UTP)
Distance to airport51.1 km

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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
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          Overall rating:
          5.7
          Review score
          92 reviews
          Cleanliness
          5.3
          Facilities
          4.3
          Location
          7.5
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          More about Tarn Tawan Resort Ao Cho

          Whether you're a tourist or traveling on business, Tarn Tawan Resort Ao Cho is a great choice for accommodation when visiting Koh Samet. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. A well-kempt environment and its proximity to Ao Cho, Ao Wong Duen, Kiu Na Nok Bay give to this hotel a special charm.

          Tarn Tawan Resort Ao Cho offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like daily housekeeping, fireplace, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room.

          In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide towels, air conditioning, desk, balcony/terrace, television to please the most discerning guest. The hotel's garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. Tarn Tawan Resort Ao Cho is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Koh Samet.

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          Cleanliness5.3
          Facilities4.3
          Location7.5
          Room comfort and quality5.8
          Service5.4
          Value for money5.0
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          7-8 Very Good (14)
          6-7 Good (16)
          <6 Below Expectation (50)
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          8.0
          Excellent
          Winston from Malaysia
          Family with young children
          Stayed 1 night in April 2014

          It was a pleasant and relaxing stay.”

          Walking distance to the beach. Nearby restaurants and bars on the beach. Quiet and relaxing.

          It was a great experience as usual. This is my second time at Tarn Tawan Resort. It is a few hundred meters from the beach and it has close by pubs/bars and restaurants. The quietness of the resort is indeed relaxing.

          Reviewed April 23, 2014
          7.6
          Very good
          Marek from Thailand
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

          Place with great location but not for demanding travelers”

          Right at Ao Cho beach with clean water, white sand and no speedboats everywhere. Breakfast included in room rates. Friendly staff. Sunbeds can be used all day without spending a single bath for food or drinks. Simple rooms with AC, cold/hot water, fridge, towles and TV. Safety box missing. Rooms could be renovated or at least painted. Good value for money (especially thanks to the location). It is not a guesthouse for travelers seeking high standards or party night life.

          Reviewed January 30, 2018
          7.3
          Very good
          Axel from Australia
          Couple
          Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

          A basic and comfortable hotel tothe beach.”

          It's location at Ao Cho which is more quiet and less crowded than the locations either side. It is more geared to Thai guests which is a pleasant change.

          We enjoyed the location of the hotel at Ao Cho which is more quietr than the beaches North and South where people were lying cheek by jowl in some places. Making up the room was a little haphazard, perhaps reflective of the impression we got that it geared more to Tai visitors. However the WiFi in the restaurant area worked fine, unlike some more expensive places we stayed in Thailand on this trip.

          Reviewed January 06, 2014
          8.0
          Excellent
          Sandra from Germany
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

          Lovely Resort on a nice beach”

          no party beach, very good for sleeping

          We stayed for 3 days here and had a good time. Prices in the restaurant were okay and the best noodle soup we had. Resort is at A-Cho Beach, not the main beach, so we had a quiet stay and nice walks along the beaches to the main beaches. Most guests were Thais, only a few Farangs

          Reviewed January 12, 2012
          5.3
          Natalia from Russia
          Family with young children
          Stayed 2 nights in February 2012

          great location but small rooms.”

          nice beach

          the hotel is overpriced compared to the rest of thailand. just like everything is on koh samet. the hotel staff was friendly but not always efficient. rooms were small, with old fixtures. but clean enough. ok for solo/young couple travelers. the only nice room on premises is the tarn tawan bungalow. but it's expensive. the location however is great. the beach is quiet and good for kids. if you get bored you can always walk to the neighboring beaches for food options and some nightlife. no need for a taxi.

          Reviewed February 23, 2012
          7.0
          Very good
          Donal from Ireland
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in July 2013

          Short but sweet”

          friendly staff, proximity to the beach and quitness.

          It was short, we had limited time, but would have stayed longer. Ao Cho is a quite place and that's what we wanted. This hotel gave us that. We had no problems there. It's a typical Thai beachside cheap hotel. They do all the right things as long as you don't expect to much.

          Reviewed July 24, 2013
          5.3
          Amir from Germany
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 1 night in December 2015

          over priced”

          over priced, quite, not beautiful and tasteless facilities, my room was ok, no wifi in the rooms

          family running, like all family running hotels from Thais, they have no taste for beauty .... small but quite, rooms ok, food average, too expensive (I paid 2400 THB for 1 night).. Ao Cho beach is a small and quite beach, not crowded, water is clean ...

          Reviewed December 07, 2015
          6.7
          Good
          niyapaan from Thailand
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in November 2015

          average”

          nice staff

          good location at ao cho. the room was a bit old

          Reviewed December 15, 2015
          7.3
          Very good
          Tassana from Thailand
          Group
          Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

          Nice and clean with great location”

          fairy good service and great location

          I arrived at the resort around 3pm. but had to wait for hours as the room was not ready yet. (They said the earlier guests checked out late) However, I was worth to wait. The room was very tidy and clean. What I love most was the location. The beach was not too crowded. It was more peaceful than Aow Wong Duean. Perfect for swimming with a bit of reef and fish to enjoy.

          Reviewed May 15, 2012
          6.3
          Good
          Marcin from Poland
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in December 2012

          Calm location with clean rooms”

          nice sandy beach with clear water, clean rooms

          The resort is a place that maybe doesn't look overwhelmingly great on the outside but the rooms are in a pretty good shape. We could only complain about low water pressure under the shower and lack of soap/shampoo and hair dryer. There is a small minimart (named 108) next to the resort so it's convenient to buy anything that's necessary. The breakfast was acceptable, although I can imagine the choice might get boring after more than two days. Adding some juice choice could make it better. The beach in front of the resort is really nice and clean and the water was clear. The place was not crowded even though it was a Christmas/New Year holiday.

          Reviewed January 01, 2013
          6.0
          Tanakorn from Thailand
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in February 2012

          Beatiful beach but too far from the main beach”

          Peaceful environment

          I stayed at the resort only one night. The room was quite small and there's a problem with water in the room. The water is not clean enough and it didn't come out much even you turn the faucet full turn. Anyway, the transportation is inconvenient because you have to pay 200 Baht every time if you want to hire a mini-truck taxi. The suggestion is that you should stay at the resort if you want some privacy but if you seek for some fun you have to be very patient with the transportation. The food at the resort was good and the staff was helpful. And you can take a walk to the other beach in five to ten minutes walk.

          Reviewed February 09, 2012
          5.3
          Ruut from Finland
          Group
          Stayed 2 nights in December 2012

          Resort in quiet beach”

          Nice beach

          First impression about the resort wasn't good. Service was really slow and staff said that we will get our rooms in ten minutes but it took over an hour. Garden view bungalows were basic clean bungalows little bit over priced but there was aircon, hot shower and western toilet. Also rooms were clean and bed linen were white and okay. But if your budget allows I would upgrade my room. Breakfast was nice thai style meal. Only con was location because there were only three restaurants in the beach. Also you had to take taxi or rent motorbike if you wanted to go to main beach to eat or drink because road was dark after sunset. But beach was nice and small in the day time.

          Reviewed January 03, 2013
          3.6
          Hanna from Sweden
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 5 nights in December 2018

          DO NOT STAY HERE!”

          Please don't stay here. Worst 5 nights in my life! I decided to treat myself with this accommodation after travelling around Thailand for quite some time but I really regret going here and to Koh Samet overall. It is so dirty here, the fridge was not working and it was moldy. The bathroom was disgusting and moldy. I can't with words describe how awful this room was. It looked like it hadn't been cleaned for a decade. The "restaurant" were the breakfast took place were also extremely dirty, they had several dogs and puppies there at the time and their pee and stool were everywhere. The staff (who was just a young woman) knew very little English and was not around very often. The breakfast was from 8 am to 10 am, but she didn't come until 9 am, so I sat there waiting from 8 to 9 for here to wake up and to prepare the breakfast. The only thing that was good about this place is the location, it is located just by the beach and it is great and not very busy.

          Reviewed December 30, 2018
          8.3
          Excellent
          Sonia from United Kingdom
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2016

          Welcoming, Clean, on the beach!”

          Staff were helpful & friendly, room was lovely, comfy, big and very clean, right on the beach.

          Enjoyed my stay. The beach and area is very quiet, but there is everything you need. The staff were lovely, family run, organised and very helpful. Breakfast was included & I liked that you could choose anything from the breakfast menu. Room was spotless, loads of space.

          Reviewed March 09, 2016
          8.3
          Excellent
          Andrew from United States
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

          nice place right on the beach”

          good, quiet beach

          this place is located on a nice, quiet beach. if you're looking for a peaceful place to stay, this is a good choice. although the room was not very comfortable. i think they have better ones for more money. i used the cheapest.

          Reviewed February 05, 2012
          6.0
          HANGYU from China
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in April 2012

          good”

          not far from Voundom beach

          Actually, we have no other choice, it is songkan festival, most of the hotels are full, so we booked this one. I thought it would be a terrible place to stay, since the score of this hotel on the agoda is not so good. But i need to say the hotel is not so bad, compared to the others which on the famous beach, the price is low. And it is also not far from the woundom beach. you can walk there in 5 minutes.

          Reviewed April 17, 2012
          3.0
          Katarina from Slovenia
          Family with young children
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2012

          Great location, old facility, staff not too kind”

          nice beach, large trees above the restaurant

          We booked for 2 days only-luckily. The resort is old and unmaintained. Rooms are small and the Garden view bungalow is basically facing the wall with a few flowers to mask it. The bed was terrible, old worn out mattress. Not too clean. For a traveller that is used to back pack style may be acceptable, but not for somebody who's in Asia for the first time. The staff is unkind and the lady boss was not too service orientated, for example: during breakfast(buffet style included in the bungalow price) had fried eggs and since my son cannot eat raw yolks yet, I asked if they can do a scramble egg for him instead. She refused and said only if I order scrambled eggs separately?! The rest of the young staff that speaks English is unmotivated and depressed looking. Good points are: the beach is safe for small kids, there's no bars around that play load music. There's a shop nearby and you can rent a motorbike to go to other places. I prefer Ao Phai beach and most likely will not be back. If so, would stay at the new establishment next door, that is a little bit more expensive, but a completely different standard.

          Reviewed June 07, 2012
          8.4
          Excellent
          Karl from Thailand
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in April 2017

          Excellent”

          Room and bathroom was clean. Bed was cozy, Beachfront, buffet breakfast is ok

          Reviewed October 03, 2017
          6.7
          Good
          LI from China
          Solo traveler
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2013

          The location was far from Pier and small room”

          It was quite beach with nice food

          The hotel was far from pier, it took 20minutes by truck taxi from the port, but the hotel was quiet with less people, food was good too. But the room was small and old, not quite clean.

          Reviewed January 10, 2013
          4.3
          David from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Stayed 2 nights in January 2012

          Maybe if you are a bit desperate”

          Close to the beach

          The fan room that we were given looked like it was a part of a row of stables. It was tiny, with barely enough space for our bags, and had only one tiny window. This actually made it nice and dark for sleeping but the hyperactive roosters that seemed to be no more than a meter from my head, did not help to facilitate a lie in. The customer service at the resort was poor and the staff in general seemed indifferent to our presence. It seemed as though any request more difficult than bringing a menu was directed towards the one girl who spoke some English. Perhaps it isn't surprising that she was a bit surly given the general ineptitude of the male staff around her. They did have quite quick wifi though.

          Reviewed January 08, 2012
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