Ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.8 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Getaway With Friendsby Elaine from Tasmania
great locationPosted Jul 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
The Thai and Burmese staff are beautiful, smiling and friendly and very eager to learn more English and answer all our questions - they really take you into their hearts.Lovely resort at the quiet end of Chaweng Beach. Fabulous safe beach a few steps from the front door of our bungalow. Rooms serviced daily. Lovely cheap Thai restaurants (& cocktail bars) a short stroll away. Why stay anywhere else?
for Getaway With Friendsby Doc from Denmark
Nice hotel, but a bit to far from the "centre".Posted Jul 16, 2013 on Hotels.com
We stayed at First Bungalow Hotel for 2 days. The goal of out stay was to experience the beach and the night life of Chaweng. Hotel is located on the beach, which was very clean and not to crowded. It takes about 30-40 min walking and 5-10 min by Tuk-Tuk, to get to the "centre" of Chaweng, where the night clubs are located, which was a bit to far for our taste.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Decent for the price but don't expect muchPosted May 2, 2013
If you're looking for a cheap place to stay, this is not a bad option. It's right on Chaweng beach, and about a 15-20 min walk to the main shopping/nightlife area at Chaweng (or a 50 baht per person taxi ride). The breakfast buffet is pretty decent as well (good spread with a made-to-order egg station). The breakfast restaurant is right on the beach so that was pretty nice to dine next to the waves in the morning. But you get what you pay for and this is a budget hotel after all, so don't be surprised if certain things aren't great. I had a room in the First Building (cheapest rooms). My shower wasn't working and I had to wait an hour for someone to come fix it. The bed and pillows were very hard, the safe was broken, and there were no windows in the room. There is a balcony in the bathroom which gives you a view of other guests' balconies and air-con units, that's about it. I left my balcony door closed the entire trip because I thought it might also be quite unsafe - someone could easily climb into your room. On the whole, if you're looking for a cheap no frills place that's right on the beach, I'd recommend this resort.
for Familiesby M.Ismail
love the beachPosted Sep 12, 2012 on Hotels.com
room clean, beach is clean compared to other properties on chaweng,location is good.
Fantastic pool...Posted Sep 4, 2012 on Hotels.com
Really enjoyed the hotel. We had booked into a seaside bungalow which said had views of the sea, however were taken to the pool side bungalow. Probably a good thing as the seaside bunglows do not have views of the sea and are not as nice and quite a long way away from the rest of the hotel. Pool was amazing and huge, restaurant buffet breakfast good, beach beautiful. A short walk away from other restaurants and shops. Reception staff were ok, not overly helpful though. Also only beach bungalows have safe's inside rooms which was not as advertised. But overall had a fantastic stay and would go back again.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Melbourne VIC, Australia
Great hotel, shame about the locationPosted Jul 15, 2012
Pros: Swimming pool is amazing. Room cleanliness was fantastic - the cleaners made sure they visited when you were away at breakfast etc so never disturbing
Cons: Location The lockers available for your important things were very dated and some even broken. Have to pay money each time you want to access it.
Location: In between Chaweng and Lamai beaches, too far to walk to any of the main districts. Some small shops/restaurants nearby.
Staff and the hotel was great. The swimming pool is amazing! Buffet breakfast was great, staff willing to cook different things if you requested it, great variety day-to-day. And wi-fi in the main lobby is free. The hotel's "private beach" is a bit secluded, and all the cabins from this hotel face out onto this beach so you feel like you're in someone else's back yard if you don't have a beach-front room. It is a LONG walk to the main area, both by beach and street. You will need to rent a scooter or take a taxi every day, as there is very little to do immediately in the vicinity of the hotel.
for Everyoneby Becks from England
First house rooms set apart from main resortPosted Jul 5, 2012
Pros: The staff were very friendly, it was a small resort in a more quiet part of Chaweng which could cater for families
Cons: The lack of security which the building being set apart from the main hotel
Location: Very busy during peak times, but just far enough away from the hustle and bustle.
The rooms were a little out of the way of the main hotel and reception so unfortunately after an incident with a young man next door and a lady boy, the hotel put security at the rooms which wasn't there previously. Might want pool apartment or bungalow next time. Overall it was very quiet and the facilities were great.
for Everyoneby Cal from Townsville QLD 4810, Australia
Great valuePosted Jun 9, 2012
Great price for the quality of rooms. A quiet location out of the center Of chaweng but was perfect. Good breakfast buffet, good beach good pool.
for Everyoneby sarah from Southampton, England
good hotel for the moneyPosted Jun 1, 2012
Pros: nice pool, great beach, free pool towels, amazing air con!
Cons: we were in a budget room, we opened the balcony door in the bathroom and it looked on the back of another hotel and dirty alleyway
Location: located at the far end of chewang beach, need to get a taxi into the main area really but they are very cheap
we were not planning to spend much money on this element of our holiday so had one of the cheapest rooms, which was in an apartment block away from the pool (but only by a couple of minutes walk from the reception and pool). The room was clean, with great air con which you need in thailand! The staff were friendly and helpful. The pool was lovely and the beach great as its in a small bay round the corner from chewang so a little more quiet, but not in a bad way. They have a computer which you can pay to use, but its in a room with no air con, not very comfortable.
for Everyoneby Ange from Melbourne VIC, Australia
Awesome resort and awesome service from staff!!Posted Jan 8, 2012
Pros: Service, pool and the beach bungalow.
Cons: The water pressure from the shower very low.
Location: 5 minute walk to the shops, 10 minute walk to the main strip.
Staff were really friendly and helpful at all times. The room was really nice and looked exactly like the photos. We had a beach bungalow, so the sound of the waves in the morning was just devine. Room service was done daily and we were never disapointed. The pool was massive and amazing to swim in. The daily buffet breakfast was always fresh and you didn't walk out hungry! The bed was comfortable and the resort was clean and tidy. It was very big and had a variety of different styles of accomodation. The only bad thing was that when walking to our beach bungalow, we had to walk over a bridge and the water underneath was very dirty and smelly, but hey that only lasted 10 seconds! overall, AWESOME. I would reccomend it to both couples and families. Location was fine also, only 5 minute walk to the main shops.