Tubtim Resort

13/15 m.4 T.Phe A.Muang Rayong, Ao Phai, Koh Samet, Thailand, 21160 - See map
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Tubtim Resort

"Great little accommodation with minimalistic but well thought rooms."

Simon - January 25, 2020
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Property highlights
Hygiene Plus
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Front desk [24-hour]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Tubtim Bay
Within 40 m of property
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Popular landmarks
Tubtim Bay 40 m
Ao Pudsa 80 m
Ao Nuan 250 m
Ao Phai 340 m
Udi's Scuba diving 440 m
Ao Cho 570 m
Ko-Samet 590 m
Koh Samet 620 m
Essen& Trinken 640 m
Naga Bar 770 m
Nearby landmarks
Tubtim Bay 40 m
Ao Nuan 250 m
Ao Phai 340 m
Ao Cho 570 m
Ao Wong Duean 1.01 km
Ao Prao 1.17 km
Sai Kaew Beach 1.27 km
Koh Samet Pier 1.67 km
Ao Wai 2.56 km
Karang Bay 4.31 km
8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

30 meters to the beach
Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call
  • 30 meters to the beach

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

  • Bar

  • Garden

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Value for money7.7
Distance to city center0.9 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportU-Tapao International Airport (UTP)
Distance to airport51.3 km

Rooms available at Tubtim Resort

Garden View Family Room for 6 People
Garden View Family Room for 6 People
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed or 1 single bed ...
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Sea View Balcony
Sea View Balcony
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Garden View Room
Standard Garden View Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Sea View Family
Sea View Family
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 2 king beds
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Garden View 3 Adults
Garden View 3 Adults
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Fan Bungalow with Hot Water Shower
Fan Bungalow with Hot Water Shower
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Junior Suite Sea View
Junior Suite Sea View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Sea View Standard Room
Sea View Standard Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Garden View 4 Adults
Garden View 4 Adults
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 king beds
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1 King Garden View Balcony
1 King Garden View Balcony
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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What people love about Tubtim Resort

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "Staff were exceptionally friendly and so helpful."

    alan

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    September 10, 2019

  • 10.0
    Exceptional
    Location

    "This hotel is perfectly situated on the island."

    vanessa

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    November 5, 2018

  • 8.8
    Excellent

    "the food we saw in the restaurant looked good!"

    Till

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    November 23, 2019

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Location score
8.8/10
Room size
37 sqm.
Review score - United States
8.0/10
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Overall rating:
7.8
Very good
1,177 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
7.2
Location
8.8
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What travelers say they love:
The staff are amazing , I would highly recommend this resort...
rebecca from United Kingdom
Couple
More about Tubtim Resort

More about Tubtim Resort

Ideal for fun and relaxation, Tubtim Resort is located in the Ao Phai area of Koh Samet. Situated only 0.9 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Tubtim Resort offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. While lodging at this wonderful property, guests can enjoy Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room, restaurant, newspapers.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Discover an engaging blend of professional service and a wide array of features at Tubtim Resort.

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Most talked about facilities

Beach
57 mentions
Breakfast
28 mentions
Food & Dining
23 mentions
Housekeeping
10 mentions

What they offer

8.0
Very good

"Menu breakfast offers were better than buffet served."

alan

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September 10, 2019

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Reviews of Tubtim Resort from real guests

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7.8
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Cleanliness7.6
Facilities7.2
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality6.7
Service7.7
Value for money7.7
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7-8 Very Good (182)
6-7 Good (86)
<6 Below Expectation (117)
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Mar - May (163)
Jun - Aug (129)
Sep - Nov (198)
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8.8
Excellent
michael from United States
Couple
Standard Garden View Room
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

Idyllic beach bungalow experience ”

We've been to Koh Samet about 20 times in 5 years and friends have always recommended Tubtim Resort. We stubbornly returned to a different hotel time and again. This time around we decided to try Tubtim and we are so mad we didn't listen to our friends years ago! Tubtim is our favourite beach on the island. Its calm quiet clean and no Chinese tour groups! There are a few restaurants and a cool beach bar too. Tubtim Resort is vast and there are many toom typea available- we stayed in an A type room (a garden view bungalow) and it was exactly what you need. The bed could be softer but other than that it was a step above the other rooms we've stayed in on Samet in the same price range. Great staff and nice breakfast!

Reviewed May 07, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
David from United Kingdom
Couple
Sea View Balcony
Stayed 2 nights in April 2016

David and Pui”

The N Balcony Bungalows are new and so lovely, I saw some reviews about the breakfast not being good but it was fine and I don't agree with those reviews. We had a lovely time nice beach, staff friendly lovely days swimming in the sea and nice evenings out at the beach restaurants and fire displays. I would definately book at the Tubtim bungalows again. It is a great pity that Koh Samet is plagued by a multitude of sand/fruit flies and an abundance of mosquitoes but I asked to borrow a room spray after the first night and this kindly loaned to us to spray the room. After that we had a peaceful night's sleep. The reception management are lovely people and made us very welcome. Thanks Tubtim Bungalows ! David and Pui

Reviewed April 07, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Steven from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Fan Bungalow with Hot Water Shower
Stayed 8 nights in November 2019

This is a very special place”

From the second I arrived at Tubtim, I realised I was in a special place. I loved the tiny beach and the staff. They treated me with such respect and were really friendly. The restaurant manager Nat, is excellent and had me in fits of laughter. Of course staff have their off days, but all the staff at Tubtim are such a lovely people, that their personalities shine through. And I really appreciated that. I met some very nice tourist at Tubtim, it is a tiny bit like the United Nations, everyone ties to get along. But you will come across some odd people (my advice is to ignore them), and to stick with the nice ones. The gay bar is a walk away in the next beach, it can’t compare with the friendliness of the bars in Koh Sumai (because the gay Thai’s here have a big city mentality from the capital, it’s their happy hunting ground on weekends). But, don’t allow that to put you off. Koh Samet and Tubtim have charm, tranquility and a lot of quality to enjoy, it attracts nice people!

Reviewed December 08, 2019
8.4
Excellent
Robert from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Garden View Room
Stayed 10 nights in March 2017

A favorite of ours”

We've been to Tubtim a number of times (as well as other places on Koh Samet) - starting in the travelling days and staying in their basic fan room and upgrading to now an aircon garden view. There are comparable rooms/huts across Koh Samet for this price if you put the time and effort in to shop around. It's a basic, clean enough hut with a fan and aircon. Curtains were a bit grubby and the fan starting to go rusty and there wasn't the screening under the sink that was in the photos. The garden setting is fine, nothing fancy. Where it is special in our opinion is the beach - it's generally pretty clean as the staff rake it daily, it's a smallish cove and has an intimate feel to it, especially when it's dark and the lanterns are on. The water was reasonably clean (apart from the first day, something about the tide/direction of wind that made me panic about paradise lost) but plastic is ruining the swimming experience. The food was tasty and they offer a good variety, staff always available. The inclusive breakfast was good, and I enjoyed the variety of Thai breakfast on offer as well as the normal toast, jam, fruit and yoghurt. 20 to 30 minute walk to the main drag is not bad really, plenty of places to rest and have a coconut along the way. We would consider coming back here but would shop around as there is good competition.

Reviewed June 22, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Chenglong from China
Couple
Fan Bungalow with Hot Water Shower
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

i love it”

i love the tubtim resort very much. if i go to koh samet next time, i will still live in the resort again. i found a dog out of the resort swimming in the sea every a few minutes so i called it swimming- champion dog. what i love most is the beach in front of the resort and it is not so noise compared with others.

Reviewed April 24, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Wesley from Thailand
Family with young children
Sea View Balcony
Stayed 3 nights in July 2018

Overall best choice in Samet, and I have been to many”

The location at the crook of a small beach makes it less crowded than Sai Gaew or Silver Sands, and you can hike over the rocks to a truly secluded beach even in high season. Also the food is very good here, with special southern Thai dishes rather than just the touristy "seafood barbecue". The balcony seaview rooms are less expensive than the overpriced "luxury" bungalows on Ao Phrao, but offer better sea views. Ice buckets in the restaurant are only 15 baht (many resorts charge 50) Tubtim Resort has been around since the 1990s and is still the best overall value on the island.

Reviewed July 09, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
TEMSUNARO from India
Group
Garden View 3 Adults
Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

It was great!”

Had a peaceful stay at Tubtim Resort with my friends. Friendly staffs, good breakfast....I still miss that rice porridge! peaceful and clean location, great rooms! I'd love to stay at the same resort if I visit Koh Samet again!

Reviewed January 22, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
Daniel from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 7 nights in April 2018

Excellent location/Value”

I recently stayed @ the TubTim Resort and had a great two weeks at the beach on Koh Samet! The cottages were comfortable, the staff was helpful and very friendly and the food was tasty as well as very reasonable. I am already looking forward to my next visit!

Reviewed April 25, 2018
7.6
Very good
Carlo from Philippines
Group
Standard Garden View Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

Quiet resort with some areas for improvement”

I try to be very objective as I work for hotels. For people looking for a nice and quiet beach a few hours away from the city, I would definitely recommend Tubtim Resort in Koh Samet. We had so much fun at the beach and we got a very nice sea view balcony that has a fantastic view of the sea and few steps away from the shore. The beach is generally clean but the construction of the small jetty was quite an eyesore. Overall, restaurant food was good while breakfast is not so impressive but not too bad. For the price we paid, we definitely got a good deal! We just didn't like the fact that we got the room quite late and we were only given late check-out of 1 PM. We had to take a shower and fix ourselves at an area near the reception. We met the owner and was very apologetic for the incomplete set-up and late turnover of the room. The area is not as crowded and commercialized like other beaches. You still get to have some fun while having your quiet time.

Reviewed April 19, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Alastair from United Kingdom
Couple
Sea View Family
Stayed 7 nights in December 2018

Fabulous stay”

Tubtim is the perfect location for a stay on Koh Samet. It's sufficiently close to the action but then sufficiently far away from it to enjoy a peaceful stay. The beach is lovely, the island stunning, and the staff are charming and helpful.

Reviewed December 18, 2018
8.3
Excellent
Martin from Thailand
Couple
Sea View Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in November 2015

A very nice and quiet place”

Location, Beach quality, Food quality

Located at a 10 min (200 Baht!) taxi-drive from the Pier, on a small, quiet beach with only 2 small resorts, this seems to be an excellent choice for families or those who want a more quiet stay than the larger beaches offer. We went in the weekdays of early November, and neither resort nor beach was crowded at all. The beach has beautiful white sand with some cliffs on the sides offering some opportunity for snorkeling. Neighbouring beaches can be reached by a short (3-5 mins) walk along a small, night-lit path. The cottages are small but not too small, very cozy, and some have a view of the beach through the palms. The resort restaurant serves very good quality Thai food (and some other dishes too) at prices that are a bit higher than in Bangkok, but that seems to be the norm for Koh Samet. The only flaw is that they are _very_ slow at serving it! There is one other restaurant on the beach, but it seems to have a lower standard (we did not try). More restaurants can be found on the neighbouring beach. A 20-30 min walk (or a 5 min. scooter ride) will take you across the island, where you can enjoy the only beach on the West side, and some nice sunset view points. The price seems reasonable for the quality. Strongly recommended.

Reviewed November 10, 2015
8.0
Excellent
NATHAN from Australia
Solo traveler
Sea View Standard Room
Stayed 4 nights in December 2018

Location location ”

This was my first trip to Koh Samet and the island itself is definitely worth the visit. Tubtim is on a quiet little beach away from the noise of the beach with the loud bars but less than 5 minutes walk away giving you the best of both worlds. The hotel itself is cute but a little rough around the edges. If you are looking for 5 star luxury this isn’t it. If you’re after a quaint quiet little place to stay right on the beach you’ll be satisfied. My room had a view of the beach from the balcony which was lovely. The room did what it needed to do, but wasn’t somewhere you’d want to do much more than sleep and dump your things before hitting the beach. Air conditioning worked well, as did the wifi. Restaurant food was good and tasty but was a bit of a lucky dip, something completely different to what I ordered arrived at the table a couple of times. The staff were lovely and friendly. All in all I’d go back and stay there again.

Reviewed December 18, 2018
8.8
Excellent
Tristan from Singapore
Couple
Standard Garden View Room
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Best affordable place to stay”

Best affordable place to stay on Samet. Away from the buzz and yet within walking distance to the busier beaches. The food is super yummy and value for money. Even other resort guests visit the restaurant here. Thank you to the attentive and friendly staff and services and a wonderful stay at Tubtim.

Reviewed June 25, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Maxim from United States
Couple
Sea View Standard Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Best Place To Stay on Samed”

In almost twelve years of going to Koh Samed, we have only stayed at a couple of places but prefer Tubtim. (The times we have stayed elsewhere was because Tubtim was sold out.) Great beach, excellent food, and the friendliest staff on the island. Even if you don't stay there, it is worth a visit for the restaurant, which has a great selection of both Thai and Western food.

Reviewed October 23, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Mauro from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Garden View Room
Stayed 3 nights in November 2018

thank you to Tubtim and its amazing staff”

My wife and I spent almost a week at the Tubtim resort. We really enjoyed staying there, we have been treated very nicely. Perfect room size, cleaned on daily basis. Staff was very friendly, A special thank you goes to Uan for his great customer service! Food and drinks are the best of all the island. Highly recommended!

Reviewed November 16, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Simone from Thailand
Couple
Garden View 4 Adults
Stayed 3 nights in June 2018

Great place away from the action”

We really enjoyed our stay at Tubtim. Since it's at the end of the beach, it's a little isolated from all the action in Hat Sai Kaew. Everyone at the resort was very friendly and we were allowed to bring our small dog. The bungalow we stayed in (for 4 adults) was basic but clean and very spacious,. The shower and toilet worked well. The restaurant is quite good, and the best part about the resort really is that there are lots of tables beneath a big tree which means that you don't have to be in the sun all day. The ocean was clear and the beach was well kept. We will return to Tubtim at some point.

Reviewed July 01, 2018
8.4
Excellent
Katherine from Australia
Solo traveler
Fan Bungalow with Hot Water Shower
Stayed 1 night in July 2016

Fan room”

I stayed in the fan room A36 and was initially a bit trepiditious when I walked it and it didn't look as nice as the photos and there was no mosquito net, given so many other reviewers mentioned what an issue they were. I asked about the net and was told the mesh on the windows and doors was the netting. As it transpired this mesh worked very well and didn't see any insects in the room. The furnishings are very simple but all that's required and the location on tubtim is great. The food at the restaurant was faultless, very delicious.

Reviewed July 24, 2016
10.0
Exceptional
Vanessa from Malaysia
Couple
Standard Garden View Room
Stayed 4 nights in August 2014

Fantastic resort. Highly recommended”

Food. Room. Location

Friends in Bangkok recommended this resort and we loved it. The room was good, the food was awesome, the staff were friendly and helpful. The beach was amazing and we loved the location. Highly recommend staying here on Koh Samet. Enjoy.

Reviewed August 30, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Andrew from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Garden View Room
Stayed 6 nights in April 2015

Ko Samed”

Staff, location and resort facilities

Very pleasant stay due in part to attentive staff, the resort being situated right on the Tubtim beach with its soft sand and clear blue sea, and the resort having everything you could need.

Reviewed April 22, 2015
8.0
Excellent
Joseph from United States
Solo traveler
Standard Garden View Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

Perfect (for me)”

Friendly staff, large menu, uncrowded beach

Tubtim was a very nice little escape from BKK. I believe all rooms are stand alone cabins. Some are rather basic (others seem quite nice), but well made and clean. The staff is great; always accommodating, but never lurking. I loved that they had a wifi signal that was strong even at the beach-side tables. I spent the whole day there swimming, working, reading... It's less than a 5 minute walk to Silver Sands (the most lively club on Samed) and 10-15 minutes to get the the other places along the main stretch of beach. I highly recommend scheduling a motorboat back to the mainland to pick you up right from the resort beach. Tubtim is not the most luxurious resort on the island, but it was perfect for me.

Reviewed October 14, 2014
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