First Residence Hotel

27/6 Moo 3 Chaweng Road, Tambon Bophut, Ko Samui, 84320, Thailand | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Ko Samui

Special Samui Christmas & New Years!

A travel blog entry by robyn.a.agnew on Jan 03, 2014

1 comment, 52 photos

Well, we have reached our last stop on the east side of Thailand and our time on the three islands have gone very quickly! Our last island is Koh Samui and is the bigger island out of the three. After probably the smoothest and quickest ferry journey we have had so far, our first destination in Samui was Chaweng which is the lively part of the …

Ko Samui

A travel blog entry by i_go_wandering


... off back at the hotel. We spent the afternoon chilling on the beach and snorkeling in the sea, that evening we had dinner at Romantic Bamboo, which was just down the road from our hotel. The Thai chef came out to speak to us a few times and all the staff were sooo lovely! The chef had lived in Italy for 10 years so her Italian food was fantastic (I had gnocchi pesto which was all made from scratch), a few Mai Tai cocktails later and we headed home ready for our day ...

Coconuts at terminal velocity

A travel blog entry by krocodiletears


... and lush coconut groves and finally when we wobbled down a rutted dirt road it opened out on the golden sand beach of Aow Thong Nai Pan Yai (try saying that after a few Changs).

It seems that, "The only way is Essex" because every English person that we engage in conversation comes from "just outside Ilford" Where are are all the folk from Hertfordshire, Hampshire and Hereford?

We topped up the fuel tank with 750ml of gasoline sold by a wrinkled ...

Ready, Steady, Cook!!

A travel blog entry by sarahdoug96


... on coconuts as a trade. Next stop was the Khunaram Temple that held a decomposed Buddhist monk for over 30 years! He was even wearing shades in case the sun got in his eyes! Very impressive building though, with lots of detail on the roof. We then bundled back onto the bus to the Namvang Waterfalls. These were a longer stop so we walked up to the falls over some superb Thai architecture (bridges) to these falls. There was a small pool that Sarah had a swim in and some decent ...

Perfect weather day

A travel blog entry by gonetraveliving


... we just could not pass up on it, so we ordered more beers. We reluctantly called it a day and headed home late afternoon, not easy to tear oneself away from such a day. Received an email from Patrick inviting us to the M+M Bar in Bang Rak where they have a free barbecue and live music on a Friday night, you obviously only pay for your drinks. This is heaven ! We already booked a table at Fi so made an ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on 27/6 Moo 3 Chaweng Road, Tambon Bophut, Ko Samui, is near Big Buddha Temple (Wat Phra Yai), Grandmother and Grandfather Rocks (Hin Yai / Hin Ta), Wat Mahathat, and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsFirst Residence Hotel Ko Samui

    Reviewed by robyn.a.agnew

    Ideal location

    Reviewed Jan 2, 2014
    by (34 reviews) West Midlands , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

    This was our first hotel in Koh Samui and we were based just outside the lively part of Koh Samui, in Chaweng.

    The hotel was actually much nicer than we expected it to be and our room was really modern and quite spacious. Our hotel had it's own private beach........

    We were only a ten minute walk into the main street in Chaweng which was probably the most westernise area we had been to in a long time and was the party area in Koh Samui but also had many other shops including massage parlours, shops selling fake clothing, perfumes and watches, suit shops, McDonalds, Burger King and everything else you can imagine!

    We were glad we were staying in the quieter area of Chaweng as we were close to everything that we needed and the hotel was prefect for us!

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews First Residence Hotel Ko Samui

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good