Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort4.0 out of 5.0
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This is the main hotel in the area, amenities are fine, outdoor pool, sea front location (not a great beach) 9 holes of golf in the grounds, (don't expect an easy round grass not cut and more like an assault course) it says gym but very limited facility. Maybe the above doesn't sound great but all in all it's not a bad place for a short stay. Having friends living in Chumphon I've stayed here before and probably will again. I will say the kitchen is good, local food always tastes great here. If you want to experience Thailand less tourist spoilt areas then here you will find a sleepy town with great sea food and empty natural sea fronts. You can get easy access to Ko Tao, if you come to South Thailand the Ko Tao is a must see. I hope one day they spend a little money on this hotel, rooms could do with a face lift, saying that I will be back here the next time I visit, hope the cut the grass for the golf I lost a lot of balls:-) Picture is the pool area.
Stopped by on our way down south, just for one night. Hotel is located near the beach, The hotel looks good from the outside but is out dated with regards to decoration, painting, furniture. This is not up to Novotel standard. Wifi is very bad.
You will note from other reviews that there are contradictions about this hotel. The property is about 20 to 25 years old by my estimation. It is designed in French colonial/Thai style and it appears no expense was spared in construction. It is quite elaborate and spacious. It must have been a gem when it was new. It has about 90 rooms in 2 wings of 2 storeys, plus the building containing reception, restaurant, meeting rooms etc. The main hotel is on about 2 hectares of sprawling lawns with a tree lined avenue leading to the parking area and portal entrance to reception. There is also an elaborate pool complex in front of the hotel at ground level, with a gym and child care facility below the pool complex. That area was closed down whilst we were at the hotel. The gym equipment had been moved into one of the meeting rooms and could be accessed there. The child care facility didn't appear to be operating. The whole hotel really needs a spruce up as it is all quite tired. In saying that, it is not run down and the rooms are clean, spacious and functional. It's just that it appears empty. Whilst we were there, it seemed to have no more than about 25% occupation rate. Few other guests are to be seen and it was not uncommon for only 2 or 3 tables to be occupied for breakfast at any one time, plus few guests at the restaurant for dinner. This may be because the hotel charges 4 * prices for meals, drinks and other services. The contradiction is though, that you can go across to the golf club house, about 200m from the main hotel, eat and drink in the restaurant there for about half the price of the main hotel, which it appears many of the locals from around the region (both Thais and expats) take advantage of. From a golf perspective, it's a 9 hole course in reasonable condition. Green fees, plus caddy and hire clubs cost 950 baht on week days. Be warned though, if you are a hacker, you'll find this course very unforgiving and will pay the penalty through lost golf balls. Most greens have water front and back and if you struggle to drive an accurate 200m off the tee, you'll pay the penalty there as well. It's a lot of fun though, and don't be surprised if on a week day, you have the course to yourself. The hotel is about 30 minutes outside of Chumphon town, and a free minivan shuttle leaves the hotel at midday, returning from Chumphon at 7pm. There's not much in Chumphon for the tourist to see or do. There are plenty of attractions in the region, but unless you have a vehicle to get around in, it's difficult to get to them. Day trips can be easily arranged to Koh Tao (about 90 minutes each way), or snorkelling trips to closer in islands. If you plan to stay in this hotel, do plenty of research and map out your daily activities. Apart from golf, there's not much to do in the vicinity of the hotel, unless you just plan to chill out around the pool (which you'll probably have to yourself also). There is a Thai restaurant about 200m up the road that has an excellent seafood menu at local prices. It's highly recommended, but it's not flash. The beach is right across the road. You wouldn't swim there, but it's good for long walks. As per my introduction, this is a hotel that you may like or dislike a lot. Staff at reception are fantastic, the cleaning staff will look after your every need, but the hotel still seems to lack something. It feels very benign - maybe it's a management/staff relationship thing. From our personal point of view, my wife and I enjoyed our stay there, but we travel a lot so we adapt to circumstances and know how to get the most out of our tourist dollar. To qualify the budget/mid-range/luxury options in this review, we paid about Au$80/ night whilst we were there.
Far from from the highway. Across the road there is very dirty beach. And the breakfast was poor. Coffee and bread match the cheapest quality. It didn't look like a French Novotel at all. Nevertheless, the room was not too bad and spacious. The staff were friendly also. But it looked to me as Accord has totally abandoned this hotel.
Very good experience during the stay at Hotel this year 2016 during christmas Holidays. Swiming Pool was very nice, we enjoyed alot. Location from Sea Side is awesome. Breakfast at the Hotel was very nice and the Lunch/dinner at the Restaurant was superb.
I chose this hotel as one of my stops for my SIN to BKK road trip. I left Penang at bout 8 am and only managed to check in this hotel at bout 10 pm after spending 2 hrs at the MY - Thai border as its school holidaysand very crowded . Front desk already has my details ready b4 i checked in. My room was upgraded to be pool facing. The toiletries are alright, toilet feels clean. Bed is not soft kind and has good support. Food there is a bit limited. Breakfast variety was decent with thai or international style. The bacon for international style was too hard to chew on however the thai breakfast was ok. I decided on this hotel after much research. I do not feel disappointed but the property is old. One thing is that i have asked for capucinno twice both ties they told me not available. I am not too sure whats happening. I am heading back to sin soon and i have decided to stay in the hotel again for one of my stop as the location is rather central between bangkok and the MY- Thai border. as it say it all will return to stay. Good stop for drivers doing Sin - Bkk trip.
Everything fine, quite empty because of the monsoon season, direct on the beach with a 9 hole golf course. Not much choice in food or nearby restaurants but could be seasonal. The one annoying factor is the aircon in the room, noisy like in the 1980's in Spore.
My wife and I have stayed here a couple of times now and the staff are very helpful, courteous and look after us very well. The Spa is definitely worth trying and the food at the hotel and the golf club house is excellent.
The Novotel is a beautiful hotel, particularly nice to hang out by the pool with a beer after working out or a game of golf. The prices are incredibly reasonable and it's fairly close to the ferry to Koh Tao. Other than that it is fairly isolated but we always enjoy staying there for a few nights.
Nice and very quiet area with great view. Hotel is a bit old and room air con is noisy but overall very good value for money. The Thai restaurant in the hotel makes good food for a fair price (100-200 a meal). There are also two local restaurants on the beach in front of the hotel. Staff is great.
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located in Pak Nam, Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Krom Luang Chumphon Khet Udomsak Monument. This 86-room, 4-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a golf course and a full-service spa. Mu Ko Chumphon National Park and Chumphon National Museum are also within a 30-minute drive of this Chumphon resort.
For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.
The 86 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with separate bedrooms and living rooms. 32-inch LED TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include private yards, minibars, and coffee makers.
Novotel Chumphon Beach Resort features a golf course, a full-service spa, and 2 outdoor pools. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle at scheduled times for THB 1500 per vehicle one way. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a children's pool, a fitness center, and a steam room.
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70% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 332 reviews