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First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)
First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)
First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)
First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)
First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)
First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)
First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

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7.6

Very good

793 reviews

793 reviews

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7

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 160 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Chaweng Noi Beach 380 m
Lamai Beach 4.4 km
Fisherman's Village 5.8 km
Big Buddha 6.6 km
Wat Plai Laem 6.8 km
Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks 6.8 km
Na Muang Waterfall 8.3 km
Maenam Beach 8.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Ko Samui Hospital 130 m
Samui Veterinary Hospital 230 m
Tops Market Samui 330 m
Superpro Samui Muay Thai Camp 370 m
Chaweng Noi Beach 380 m
Ginos Tailor Shop 410 m
Bangkok Hospital Samui 580 m
view point Hill side residence 780 m
The Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts 840 m
Nice Pharmacy 860 m

First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

27/6 Moo.3, Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand, 84320 - See map

In addition to the standard of SHA Plus, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the Chaweng part of Koh Samui, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Fisherman's Village as well as Chaweng Beach nearby. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

380 meters to Chaweng Noi Beach

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

380 meters to the beach

Currency exchange

SHA Plus Certified

More than 70% of SHA-certified establishment employees have been vaccinated.

100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Swimming pool [indoor]

Hot tub

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

This property is in high demand!

3 travelers have booked today.

Value for money8.1
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating7.0
Nearest airportSamui Airport (USM)
Distance to airport4.2 km

Rooms available at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

Family Room
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Outdoor view
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Superior
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Superior Triple Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds and 1 futon o...
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Semi Family Room
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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Basic Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Shower
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2 Bedroom
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  • Balcony/terrace
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2 Bedroom
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Family Room (Mini)
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    Single room - Superior - Room Only
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

      How do I get to First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

      First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 500 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Samui with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

      Is breakfast offered at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

      Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+). Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 350 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

      What are my dining options at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

      First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

      What is the smoking policy at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

      First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What restaurants are nearby First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

      Restaurants including Basilicom, Duomo and Chabad House are popular in First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)’s neighborhood which is known as Chaweng.

      What popular shopping places are close to First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

      Shopping options in First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)’s Chaweng neighborhood include Central Festival Samui, Laem Din Market and Chaweng Night Market.

      What are popular attractions near First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

      Guests at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) can easily visit Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, High Park Samui and The Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts located in the Chaweng area.

      What popular beaches are close to First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

      Guests at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) can easily visit Chaweng Beach and Thongson Beach in the Chaweng area.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

      First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)’s nearby natural sights include Lat Wanorn Waterfall located in the same Chaweng area.

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      What people love about First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

      • 8.8

        Excellent
        Staff 

        "Everything else was great, swimming pool well maintained, private beach (owned by the hotel group), helpful staff."

        Sayontan

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        July 14, 2022

      • 8.4

        Excellent

        "Overall happy stay."

        Tin

        |

        April 13, 2022

      • 10

        Exceptional
        Breakfast

        "Clean, well located, great breakfast, comfortable, staff friendly, spacious, private, and well priced for what they offer."

        Ash

        |

        March 11, 2022

      Property ranking|Compared to 1,374 Koh Samui properties
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      Cheapest price score
      Room comfort score
      7.8/10
      Value for money score
      8.1/10
      Cleanliness score
      8/10
      Better than
      96
      %
      of Koh Samui properties
      Better than
      84
      %
      of Koh Samui properties
      Better than
      78
      %
      of Koh Samui properties
      Better than
      77
      %
      of Koh Samui properties
      Overall rating:

      7.6

      Very good
      761 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.0
      Facilities
      7.2
      Location
      7.0
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      More about First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

      More about First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

      First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

      Make everyday special with all that Koh Samui has to offer with a stay at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+).
      All offerings provided by First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Koh Samui is made even more convenient with the taxi, car hire and shuttle services available at the hotel.
      For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
      Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+). All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
      A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+). Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. Some rooms at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
      Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find toiletries and bathrobes available in some guest bathrooms.


      First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

      Make everyday special with all that Koh Samui has to offer with a stay at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+).
      All offerings provided by First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Koh Samui is made even more convenient with the taxi, car hire and shuttle services available at the hotel.
      For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
      Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+). All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
      A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+). Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. Some rooms at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
      Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find toiletries and bathrobes available in some guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+). A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hotel's BBQ facilities.
      A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+). A beach that's accessible right from the hotel puts you close to the ocean during your stay. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, hot tub and solarium. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool.
      At First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+), every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the hotel's poolside bar. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like diving. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops.


      Around the property

      An array of attractions are a must-see while visiting Koh Samui. Chill out in the beach or just watch the waves on warm days at Chaweng Beach located 2.4 km away. Don't forget to stop by the most iconic landmark in the area, the famous Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks just 6.7 km away.


      Around the property

      An array of attractions are a must-see while visiting Koh Samui. Chill out in the beach or just watch the waves on warm days at Chaweng Beach located 2.4 km away. Don't forget to stop by the most iconic landmark in the area, the famous Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks just 6.7 km away.


      Reasons to stay here

      Find rooms here that are cheaper than 94% of all other options in the city.
      Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 84% of them for food and dining.
      According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 84% of other accommodations in Koh Samui.

      Amenities and facilities
      Very good
      Facilities

      7.2

      Most talked about facilities

      Beach

      41 mentions

      Housekeeping

      30 mentions

      Breakfast

      26 mentions

      Swimming Pool

      26 mentions

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Burmese
      • German
      • Thai

      Accessibility

      • Wheelchair accessible

      Internet access

      • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Canoeing
      • Diving
      • Fishing
      • Hot tub
      • Massage
      • On-site entertainment
      • Snorkeling
      • Solarium
      • Swimming pool [indoor]
      • Swimming pool [outdoor]
      • Ticket services
      • Tours

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Face coverings on staff
      • First aid kit
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Hot water linen and laundry washing
      • Hygiene certification
      • Individually-wrapped food options
      • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
      • Protective screens in common areas
      • Rooms sanitized between stays
      • Temperature check for guests and staff

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Bar
      • BBQ facilities
      • Happy hour
      • Kitchen
      • Poolside bar
      • Restaurants
      • Room service

      Services and conveniences

      • Air conditioning in public area
      • Cash withdrawal
      • Concierge
      • Contactless check-in/out
      • Convenience store
      • Currency exchange
      • Daily housekeeping
      • Doorman
      • Dry cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Facilities for disabled guests
      • Ironing service
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Postal service
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Shops
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      • Terrace

      For the kids

      • Family room
      • Kids meal
      • Swimming pool [kids]

      Access

      • CCTV in common areas
      • CCTV outside property
      • Check-in/out [express]
      • Fire extinguisher
      • Front desk [24-hour]
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]
      • Smoke alarms

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer
      • Car park [free of charge]
      • Car park [on-site]
      • Rental car
      • Shuttle service
      • Taxi service

      Sports equipment rental

      • Bicycle rental

      Available in all rooms

      • Air conditioning
      • Bathtub
      • Free bottled water
      • Satellite/cable channels
      Food and dining
      Breakfast options
      • American
      • Asian
      • Continental
      Restaurants on site

      First Residence Restaurant

      • Cuisine: Thai
      • Menu: Buffet
      Location
      27/6 Moo.3, Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand, 84320
      Good
      Location

      7

      Airports

      • Samui Airport (USM)
        4.2 km 16 min drive
      • Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (NST)
        108.8 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • Ko Samui Hospital
        130 m

      Shopping

      • Central Festival Samui
        2.5 km

      Convenience store

      • On-site

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM on-site
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Chaweng Noi Beach
        380 m
      • Lamai Beach
        4.4 km
      • Fisherman's Village
        5.8 km
      • Big Buddha
        6.6 km
      • Wat Plai Laem
        6.8 km
      • Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks
        6.8 km
      • Na Muang Waterfall
        8.3 km
      • Maenam Beach
        8.8 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Ko Samui Hospital
        130 m
      • Samui Veterinary Hospital
        230 m
      • Tops Market Samui
        330 m
      • Superpro Samui Muay Thai Camp
        370 m
      • Chaweng Noi Beach
        380 m
      • Ginos Tailor Shop
        410 m
      • Bangkok Hospital Samui
        580 m
      • view point Hill side residence
        780 m
      • The Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts
        840 m
      • Nice Pharmacy
        860 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

      All children are welcome.

      Infant 0-3 year(s)
      Stay for free if using existing bedding.
      Baby cot/crib available upon request
      Children 4-11 year(s)
      Must use an extra bed
      If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
      Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
      Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
      Others
      • Children 4-11 years old will be charged THB 250 for breakfast when using existing bedding.
      • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-out until12:00
      • Reception open until22:00

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer fee500 THB
      • Distance from city center1 km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)350 THB

      The property

      • Local Tax ID/ Rental License0845549001422
      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
      • Number of bars/lounges1
      • Number of floors4
      • Number of restaurants1
      • Number of rooms 50
      • Room voltage220
      • Year property opened2007
      • Most recent renovation2011

      Reviews of First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) from real guests

      Provided by verified guests of Agoda
      7.6
      /
      10
      Cleanliness8.0
      Facilities7.2
      Location7.0
      Room comfort and quality7.8
      Service8.0
      Value for money8.1
      High score for Koh Samui
      Rating
      9+ Exceptional (94)
      8-9 Excellent (148)
      7-8 Very Good (192)
      6-7 Good (94)
      <6 Below Expectation (118)
      Time of the year
      Mar - May (190)
      Jun - Aug (156)
      Sep - Nov (101)
      Dec - Feb (199)
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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Andrei from United States
      Solo traveler
      Superior
      Stayed 8 nights in December 2021

      Cozy place, for any kind of traveler.”

      This hotel is very safe, specially considering recent situation with Covid-19, they fallow all safety procedures very well, it starts from your first emerging the place, even “fly” can’t get there without there attention. They checked all necessary documents fallow the requirements of Thai government, so there’s a minimum risk to get infected there. The place and the room is very clean and cleaning procedure going every day while I were there

      Reviewed December 05, 2021

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Ash from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Superior
      Stayed 7 nights in February 2022

      Everything You Need ”

      Clean, well located, great breakfast, comfortable, staff friendly, spacious, private, and well priced for what they offer. This is an SHA Plus+ hotel so suit for Thai Pass applications. They provide a special certificate for your pass application they include PCR test costs as well. Highly recommend this hotel.

      Reviewed March 11, 2022

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Gabriele from United Kingdom
      Group
      Superior
      Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

      Exceptional”

      Very nice option in ban tai. The staff is super nice and the restaurant food was better than other places we visited. Bang on the beach for the lazy types although best to hire a scooter ( at the hotel) and browse around. Highly reccommended if in a budget

      Reviewed February 25, 2019

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Mark from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Superior
      Stayed 7 nights in November 2019

      Great Value”

      Pros off the noisy strip but close enough to walk to (5mins) Noi restaurant & Bamboo bar amazing value places to eat and drink very close The private Beach and use of other First Hotels facilities Amazing Staff Cons no lift for Disabled

      Reviewed November 26, 2019

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      8.8
      Excellent
      Sayontan from Bangladesh
      Couple
      Superior
      Stayed 2 nights in July 2022

      Excellent”

      Location is a bit out of the way of the popular beaches/spots. That can be good if you want some calm, maybe not that great for first time/ budget travellers that want to be in the thick of things and not have to take a cab everywhere. Everything else was great, swimming pool well maintained, private beach (owned by the hotel group), helpful staff.

      Reviewed July 15, 2022

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Tin from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Superior
      Stayed 2 nights in April 2022

      Good value for money”

      Chose this because it was the cheapest yet decent looking and not right in the centre of Chaweng to avoid the crowd. Overall happy stay. Nothing fancy which worked as only needed as a place to sleep. A little bit more dated than the pictures seem, but didn't bother us. The staff were very accommodating, needed breakfast early, so they brought some nice sandwiches and fruits to us. Didn't ended up exploring the local area, so can't comment, but read it's very close to the beach.

      Reviewed April 13, 2022

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      8.4
      Excellent
      Juha from Sweden
      Solo traveler
      Superior
      Stayed 7 nights in September 2021

      Avoid Samui plus”

      Seven days of freedom in the Phuket sandbox. 7 days stuck in Samui. Can't drive a motorcycle, my son can't stay with me. Basically stuck in your area unless you pay the Samui Taxi maffia. For sandbox, stay in Phuket.

      Reviewed September 23, 2021

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      5.6
      Sean from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Superior
      Stayed 1 night in February 2022

      You Can Do Better”

      Hotel is old and not in great shape. Pool is out beside the road. The location feels like the middle of nowhere. Staff were friendly and helpful.

      Reviewed February 16, 2022

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      5.2
      Sarah from Ireland
      Solo traveler
      Superior
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

      Satisfied”

      Good Location less than 5 minutes to the quite end of the beach. Very basic but good for a couple of nights stay.

      Reviewed January 23, 2020

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      5.2
      SUNIL from Malaysia
      Solo traveler
      Superior
      Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

      Not recommended”

      Not recommended

      Reviewed August 19, 2019

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Tanya from United States
      Solo traveler
      Superior
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

      A hotel stay worth repeating”

      quiet, spacious rooms, friendly staff

      The First Residence Hotel is located on the far end of Chaweng, but songthaews are constantly driving by & can take you anywhere you need to go on Koh Samui for super cheap rates. Right across the street is an Italian restaurant that serves delicious food. There is a lovely pool on the premises & the rooms are spacious and very clean. The staff was extremely friendly & helpful. A small yet tasty buffet is served for breakfast each morning. I truly enjoyed my stay at this hotel & extended my stay several times.

      Reviewed March 06, 2012

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Tanya from United States
      Solo traveler
      Superior
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

      A hotel worth an extended stay”

      quiet, spacious rooms, friendly staff

      the first residence hotel is located on the far end of chaweng, but songthaews are constantly driving by & can take you anywhere you need to go on koh samui for super cheap rates. right across the street is an italian restaurant that serves delicious food. there is a lovely pool on the premises & the rooms are spacious and very clean. the staff was extremely friendly & helpful. a small yet tasty buffet is served for breakfast each morning. i truly enjoyed this hotel & extended my stay several times.

      Reviewed March 06, 2012

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Tanya from United States
      Solo traveler
      Superior
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

      A hotel worth an extended stay”

      quiet, spacious rooms, friendly staff

      The First Residence Hotel is located on the far end of Chaweng, but songthaews are constantly driving by & can take you anywhere you need to go on Koh Samui for super cheap rates. Right across the street is an Italian restaurant that serves delicious food. There is a lovely pool on the premises & the rooms are spacious and very clean. The staff was extremely friendly & helpful. A small yet tasty buffet is served for breakfast each morning. I truly enjoyed this hotel & extended my stay several times.

      Reviewed March 06, 2012

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Tanya from United States
      Solo traveler
      Superior
      Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

      A hotel worth an extended stay”

      quiet, spacious rooms, friendly staff

      The First Residence Hotel is located on the far end of Chaweng, but songthaews are constantly driving by & can take you anywhere you need to go on Koh Samui for super cheap rates. Right across the street is an Italian restaurant that serves delicious food. There is a lovely pool on the premises & the rooms are spacious and very clean. The staff was extremely friendly & helpful. A small yet tasty buffet is served for breakfast each morning. I truly enjoyed this hotel & extended my stay several times.

      Reviewed March 06, 2012

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Timothy from Canada
      Couple
      Superior
      Stayed 1 night in December 2011

      Great hotel, greatly underestimated.”

      Big clean rooms, friendly staff and breakfast.

      First residence is a little away from the action, but that is alright, as Chaweng is very loud at night. It is about a 10-15minute walk to the beginning of the main restaurant area. This probably one of the best places to be, unless right on the beach. Upon arriving, we were presented with a hello and a quick check-in, as I had notified prior to our arrival that we needed a later check-in. They were waiting for us and presented us with a nice glass of juice and a wet towel. Someone also helped us to our room. The room was nice and big with many modern, well designed features. There was a nice balcony, we could have taken advantage of, but didn't book enough time at this hotel, very regrettable. After traveling a lot more of Thailand, First Residence was one of the nicest we were at. We got a good deal online, and that is why we booked. If it wasn't for the deal here on Agoda, we probably wouldn't have glanced twice. If the price is within your budget, it is a nice place. The breakfast is buffet style and they make the eggs right there in front of you. If you want an omelette, they will make it right there. Very tasty.

      Reviewed January 23, 2012

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Anders from Sweden
      Couple
      Superior
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2011

      Pleasant surprise”

      Room size, amenities, hospiality, breakfast

      First Residence Koh Samui was better than I expected. Their logo says "Budget Luxury" so I anticipated a cheap hotel that pretends (on the surface) to be a luxury accomodation with worn down cheap materials and poor standard, but I was wrong. I suggest the hotel change their logo to "Affordable luxury". The location was ideal with free parking under the house, big room with balcony, well equipped with everything you need. Big comfortable bed, clean bathroom (also very clean bathtub!), rich and tasty breakfast, lovely pool with jacuzzi, free beach blanket and access to free sunbeds on the beach, free safety lockers in he reception - and very friendly staff. We had a very pleasant stay and I can strongly recommend it.

      Reviewed March 17, 2011

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Glenn from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Superior
      Stayed 9 nights in July 2013

      Absolutely wonderful”

      The staff, The room size, The location

      We loved our stay at First Residence, the staff were so nice, the location was great not too noisy for us. I could not believe the size of the bed it was so big. It was a quick Tuk Tuk ride to all the action, or a nice walk to some good bars and shops. It was a short walk to the beach which was beautiful. I will be going back to Koh Samui and will stay at First Residence again.

      Reviewed July 23, 2013

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Alexandra from Slovakia
      Group
      Superior
      Stayed 3 nights in September 2010

      good but too far from chaweng”

      Rooms are new and spacious. Just 2minutes walk to beach.
      Far away from chaweng.

      We stayed in First Residence Hotel just a few nights, but we were fully satisfied. Rooms are quite big for Thai standard, clean and light. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Hotel is just 2 minutes walk to beach. We really liked the beach, that was close to hotel, cause it was not that crowded as rest of the chaweng and had more island feeling. Only thing we disliked was the distance from the chaweng center. Its quite far away for walking, so its better to take a taxi. Nightlife close to the hotel equals to zero. Anyway, hotel is really worth its price. Good place to stay.

      Reviewed September 24, 2010

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      michal from Israel
      Couple
      Superior
      Stayed 1 night in November 2009

      great hotel”

      clean, very good service, the facilities are new, great shower. each room has a balcony and they have swimming pool, they have free internet for guest
      a bit far from the center of chaweng- u need to take tuk tuk or taxi for 80-100 baht they have free taxi to the center 3-4 times a day

      we really enjoy staying at the first residence, the hotel and the stuff is really nice, its a ery clean otel and all the facilities are great. the only cons is that is a bit far from the center of chaweng, but they have free taxi to the center 3-4 times a day. we order thrugh the agoda and the price was really good!!! have fun...

      Reviewed November 07, 2009

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Nathan from United States
      Couple
      Superior
      Stayed 2 nights in January 2009

      The First Residence sent us to The First House”

      Very helpful staff. Very clean reception area and restaurant.
      Overbooked hotel and did not have a room for us. Location was a bit further than described and about a five minute walk to the beach at their other properties.(The First House and First Bungalows)

      Being overbooked at The First Residence they sent us to The First House without any extra charges. Not bad since the beach was located at The First House property about five minutes away. They did say we would have to pay for the taxi if we didn't want to walk though.(Luckily we had hiking packs and not large suitcases) At the First House they were very helpful and the hotel was very clean. Our bed however was made by pushing two twin beds together. As well, the balcony view was an amazing 10 foot view right into our neighbors balcony. They made it very convenient to lock personal belongings safely behind the main desk which was nice. Overall, The First House was a great place to stay with the right location, clean beach and water, helpful staff, and wonderful food.

      Reviewed February 01, 2009

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