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  • 28/12 Moo 3 S. Chawaeng Beach Rd. Map It
  • Chawaeng Beach
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Hip feel
  • Fun crowd
  • Stunning design


  • Can be noisy
  • Not ideal for families

Published 06/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Rooms at Australian proprietor Timothy Schwan's guesthouse have giant pop-art paintings on the walls, chairs in the shape of giant hands, and kitschy lamps. Small details, like shelves of books (including Thai language manuals and beach novels), a stack of DVDs atop the TV, colorful beach towels, and even the odd stuffed animal make it feel like you're crashing in a friend's well-designed bedroom. A penthouse room has a huge terrace with two teak sun beds, an outdoor dining area, and a lazy banana bed with a sweeping view; indoors, a private bathtub overlooks the terrace angled toward Chawaeng Beach. Breakfasts are arguably the best on the island. Other meals are decent as well, and the vibe in the lobby's bar-restaurant is friendly and easygoing.

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28/12 Moo 3 S. Chawaeng Beach Rd., Koh Samui, 84320, Thailand

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Hotel Details:

  • 5 rooms
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 06/06/2016

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