Ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby Sarah from Melbourne VIC, Australia
Stay for the lovely quiet beach (nothing else)Posted Dec 12, 2012
Pros: The beach here
Cons: the rude staff
Location: lovely beach here, about 20 minute walk along beach into town, ok if you dont mind a bit of walking
Stayed here with two friends in December 2012. Positives are that the beach here is incredible, by far the quietest, cleanest, prettiest and most tourist-free part of Chaweng. You only have to walk over a pretty little bridge and you're there. Even after we moved to a different hotel we decided to walk back to this beach as it was so good. The major downside to this hotel was the staff. In my experience they were rude and unhelpful, particularly the man who seems to be the manager. When we checked in we were told our booking didn't include breakfast, even though I knew I had paid more for the buffet breakfast. When I showed him the booking confirmation on my phone that clearly said "breakfast included", he simply shook his head and showed me a handwritten note on our booking that said (in Thai!) breakfast not included. It was not until I kicked up a stink that he grudgingly gave me the breakfast coupons, as well as saying that we should be thankful as we had been upgraded to a deluxe room (which we hadn't asked for!). It was a pretty unpleasant experience after we'd been travelling all day. I'd recommend this hotel if you want a quiet stay in Chaweng away from the main area, but as three young girls we decided to relocate a bit further up the beach to be closer to town, and were still able to walk to the lovely Chaweng Noi beach during the day.
for Personal Eventby A verified traveler
Too far from Chaweng CentrePosted Oct 29, 2012 on Hotels.com
It is too far from Chaweng Centre. Hence transportation are required which mean incurred more expenses. For breakfast, I have to walk pretty far in search of a food outlet. Ordinary buffet breakfast at the hotel is 300B per person which is expensive! The air-conditioner is not cool. In the afternoon I actually sweat while inside the room. The bathroom is too small for my comfort. However, the food at the restaurant are pretty tasty.
for Getaway With Friendsby Bethany
Great value for moneyPosted Jul 16, 2012 on Hotels.com
Great place, very affordable and comfortable. Great service, nice and quiet. Ideal for families.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from beds, england
Good hotel in decent locationPosted Apr 15, 2012 on Hotels.com
The hotel and it's facilities were more than enough, in particular the traditional thai massage services available. In 12 years of visiting thailand this was the best i've found so far, located to the left hand side of the swimming pool it's a little hard to locate at first. but it's a must do for anyone visiting. The hotel is also right next to be beach, and although a little out of Chaweng's main street it's the best location for a little peace and quite. The tourist info office on site was also a positive, with the bonus of being able to hire mopeds at a reasonable price.
for Couplesby Kelvin from New Zealand
Would stay again!!Posted Mar 21, 2012
Pros: The pool was great and the cleaning staff very friendly!
Cons: The air conditioning didn't do much on the 4th floor
Location: At the end of the main st, about 15 mins walk to centre of town or a 50 baht tuk tuk ride per person. Very peaceful location yet still handy!
Overall a pleasant experience. The only bad thing was we were on the 4th floor and the air conditioning didn't do much. We asked for another room and got moved to another one on the 4th floor which made no difference. Our friends who both had rooms on the 3rd floor had air con that worked perfectly. The only other hassle was that there were no safes in the room so you can to leave valuables in a lock up behind reception desk. The buffet breakfast was fantastic....we would eat enough to skip lunch and just have a meal at night. The swimming pool was also great but had a limited number of deck chairs so had to get there early. HERE IS A TIP: tuk tuk drivers would often not understand us when we asked to go to 'First House' but all of them knew 'First Bungalow' which is right next door so we would just ask to go there as its always the same price.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Sydney
RelaxingPosted Aug 22, 2011
hotel was situated on the south end of Chaweng beach. although this was outside the main "party" scence, the atmosphere was much more relaxing with some amazing places to eat and get massages etc a short walk from the hotel if you did not wish to catch the taxi (around 100 Baht) into chaweng.
by A verified traveler from Sandnes, Norway
So sorry for you Sir.Posted Aug 14, 2011 on Hotels.com
Maybe we where just unlucky but I would never stay in that room again! The river running by the hotel looked like a sewage. So sorry for you Sir. The view from the room was 1,5m and straight into a concreet wall! So sorry for you Sir. Free internet does not work! So sorry for you Sir. Aircondition is so noicy we had problems sleeping. So sorry for you Sir. It's so old and worn it looks dirty. So sorry for you Sir. Noone ever tried to help or fix things for us. Better find another place to stay!
Recommendedby A verified traveler
First House Hotel in Koh Samui, ThailandPosted Jul 5, 2011 on Hotels.com
I got two double rooms in the hotel which were very basic but clean and comfortable. The included breakfast buffet was solid and the pool was clean and inviting. The hotel staff was really helpful in setting up taxi pick-ups. Additionally, they were exceptionally accommodating. As an example, we had to take a ferry to Koh Thao early in the morning before the breakfast buffet was open. The staff, however, had no qualms with allowing us to eat half an hour early. Their dedication and promptness was also proven when the air conditioner in our room started dripping quite a bit of water. Within 5 minutes of reporting this to the lobby, the hotel engineers were in our room fixing the problem. They, too, were very professional and efficient, and successfully addressed the issue within a matter of minutes. Overall, I would recommend the hotel if you're on a bit of a budget and want a solid and convenient place to stay. However, the rooms were not particularly luxurious though they were clean and comfortable.
Recommendedby A verified traveler from Baltimore, MD
Such a bargain!Posted May 9, 2011 on Hotels.com
I couldn't believe how fantastic First House was for how little we paid. The hotel is just outside of the main Chaweng Beach stretch, but that made for a quiet (and incidentally gorgeous) beach with multiple restaurants/stores still within easy walking distance. Would definitely stay again!
for Otherby A verified traveler from USA
A little far from the Chaweng party scene, but on a beautiful stretch of beach.Posted Mar 14, 2011
The First House was a great hotel, comfy, right on a lovely beach, with friendly staff to boot! It's a 10-15minute walk to the restaurants/bars of Chaweng though, but the walk is entirely safe, especially if you do it on the beach.