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First Bungalow Beach Resort

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I was traveling with 2 friends and on arrival at this resort we had to drag our bags across a very uneven paved pathway, we can live with that as we were excited to get there. When we started to put our clothing on our shelves they were all dusty so we had to contact the desk to get someone to clean them, 1 hour later we did it ourselves. In the bathroom we found a shower in a very high bath tub which someone with disabilities or an aged person would not be able to get into, which we emailed the resort prior to tell them we needed ground floor due to one of us having bad knees so this was a bit of an issue. The lighting was extremely bad as we had 3 beds and 1 bed side table with one light with low lighting. Other lighting was very badly placed through out the room and we could not see ourselves in any of the mirrors properly. We had asked for bed toppers to be put on our mattress's however their idea of a topper in our case was another mattress protector, also the beds and pillows were like rock, ok if you like sleeping an a very firm mattress. We found the noise from the adjoining rooms, next door and above, to be very noisy TV signal kept cutting out so watching any one show was near impossible. There was only 2 small draws in the whole room and that includes the bathroom. No ventilation in the room and you could only have the door open if you had the air conditioner turned off. The air condition broke down 5 days into our stay and it took all day for them to decide to move us to another room, we reported it at around 10am and we were moved at 10 pm after much arguing. Mind you the air conditioner in that room was very noisy anyway. when we got to the new room we found there was no Hot water and it took them another 24 hours to fix that. Yes the weather was very warm but I hate cold showers as do my friends. Over all it was a lovely place well located but would not recommend it if you want any sort of quality or service in your room. Staff, catering and room attendants, however were lovely and were very obliging to our needs. It was only management and desk staff we really had an issue with. When we asked for some sort of compensation we were offered a fruit platter, and late check out for free but we had already arranged that at no cost anyway.

Never book a standard room at this hotel. In annexe block and most rooms windows look into next block (about 8ft away) rooms or air conditioners! Reception staff worst have experienced and so trite to immediately offer paid upgraded room (obviously well trained in this respect) despite asking for management re changing rooms just kept getting told 'non refundable' - which i was fully aware of- no management forthcoming AT ALL over an 11 day stay. Even when we checked out receptionist could not or would not smile or even attempt to be pleasant and def no enquiry about your time with them (referred to you only as room number!!!!) Pity really as pool and beach stunning. Rooms (upgraded) little old fashioned but goid size etc. Other staff very pleasant.

beachside bungalows were fab, lovely clean beach in a beautiful bay. Staff all very lovely, yellow noodles in the beach bar were amazing. Only thing that lets them down is they run out of lots of food. Would definitely return though

The hotel is located at Chaweng Noi a smaller part of Chaweng Beach. There is free sunbeds, a beachbar and the staff is very friendly. We asked for superior rooms on ground floor and they fixed it. Unfortunately the first rooms we got were being renovated so we were moved to other rooms that were worn down. The pool area is great and there is always sunbeds avaliable. The have a jacuzzi and a small pool for children. They offer beach towels, you just need to sign when you take them. The beach is great, we like waves as we sure got them. Stayed here for 10 days and during that time there were both calm days and really big waves. The hotel is located a 15 minute walk from the Chaweng center. You can easy take a Taxi or Songtaow for 50 bath per person if you don't feel like walking. The breakfast is good and the omelett is very nice. The hotel is worn down and it does really need some renovations. We choose the hotel because of the easy access to the beach for a reasonable price. But if you don't mind walking a little bit I would pay the same price for a nice hotel a bit further from the beach. WiFi is existing but goes down a lot. You can update social media but streaming film or YouTube is out of question most of the time.

Beach bungalow, nice and clean the typical hard bed in Thailand, pillow was okay. I was there in week 14 in 2017, bad weather a lot of rain, wind and overclouded. The sea was not as come as it is in the pictures, a lot of big waves.

The location is pretty good as it is in the very end of the beach. Naturally the center of the beach is the busiest area, if you want more action. Food was great, people were friendly and scenery was really wonderful. It is only a few minutes walk to the main shopping street (right next to the beach), filled with restaurants.

The best thing was the large swimming pool with ample sun beds. Our deluxe double room was small and noisy and our balcony view was blocked by another building. The Breakfast buffet was adequate. The resort is quite a distance from town. I think there are better accommodation options in Chaweng.

Great place. Close enough to everything. But far enough to not hear all the night noise. Lovely place on the beach. We stayed in a beach Bungalow but other stayed in the other rooms and I heard not complaints. Great big pool with a bar next to it that serves good and drink. Breakfast was good with a beach view. Great easy going staff.

I stayed here for a week with a big group for a friends wedding. The pool and beach were lovely, easy to go between the two. Unfortunately, the reception staff was terribly unhelpful and seemed annoyed if you asked any questions. The food was okay, but nothing exceptional. Although the room (deluxe bungalow) was quite spacious and clean, the beds were terribly hard and uncomfortable. We paid more for this hotel than any other place during our travels of SE Asia and this was by far the worst in service and comfort.

Had a very nice tine, rooms are spacious and clean with good wifi. If you book a cheap, basic room as we did there was a tiny balcony that looks directly onto the neighbouring apartments balcony, absolutely no view at all, nowhere to hang your wet swimsuit, but that didnt bother us as we only stayed 4 nights. The pool and pool area very nice, beach was good, a few little beach bars. We ate at the restaurant every night as it was so good and good prices, beautiful view out onto the bay.

4/6 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach Koh Samui Surat Thani

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Phetch Buncha Thai Boxing Stadium
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Bo Put within a short walk of Bangkok Hospital Samui, First Bungalow Beach Resort is within a mile (2 km) of Phetch Buncha Thai Boxing Stadium. This 174-room, 3-star resort has a restaurant along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. In central Koh Samui, the resort is also close to Chaweng Thai Boxing Stadium and Central Festival Samui.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds at the onsite restaurant or coffee shop/café.


All 174 air-conditioned rooms feature refrigerators, minibars, and electric kettles. 32-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.

Property features

Guests staying at First Bungalow Beach Resort enjoy an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for THB 400 per room one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a library, laundry facilities, and a convenience store.

Room options

Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Bungalow, Poolside

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Bungalow, Beachside

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

62% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 469 reviews