Nora Chaweng Hotel
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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Travel Blogs from Ko Samui
... We are use to physical work, but not mental work so didnt have a late one. Being our last day on the island, we decided to explore more of it. So we rented out a scooter from the hotel. We had a proper fry up in the morning and after a few practice laps we were off. Maureen again trusted me as the driver and I in turn tursted her with the map. We were situated on the East side of the island and had heard that there were nicer beaches on the North East, so we ...
... me off and let me go the other way and we haven't seen any taxis anyway. Then I saw streets signs for Chewang and I definitely knew that we were quite far from the hotel. The seedy little town reminded me of Patong from Phuket. Complete with ping-pong shows, nonstop dance music pumping in the background, and neon lights everywhere. But definitely lots of cabs! When she dropped me off and found me a cab, she explained where I wanted to go. He clearly looked puzzled and ...
... it a draw and I paid her 250 Bht. After all that bliss (!?), we walked along Chaweng beach in search of cocktails and food. The road from the hotel to Chaweng is expensive, hilly, noisy and full of touts. The beach, path (which runs parallel), is flat, has less touts and has plenty of nice hotels offering food and happy hours. We walked along the beach and had dinner and cocktails at one place before hopping to several different places before settling on a place ...
... Of course this could just be in the ever so touristy Ko Samui and we are looking forward to hopefully experiancing some of 'local' Thailand hospitality further in our trip. Food has already been outstanding, although not as cheap as I had imagined (again we are in tourist central!) So far we have eaten; the most authentic italian food outside of Italy, Thai green curry, mixed veg with cashewnuts, a bacon butty, and we had lunch in a food Park-my kind of park! This ...
... for about an hour to Surat Thani and on arrival our bags were unloaded and we were swept up in a communal taxi and dropped at the door of My Place.
The reception was amazing and the manner in which we were welcomed by three smiling staff is an object lesson for many five star hotels on how to make guests valued and wanted. Our tiny air conditioned room (with TV, fridge and fluffy towels) costs just a hundred and fifty rands a night (about USD 15 in ...