Weekender Resort4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
It's a pity but this 4*hotel is today maybe 2*. We checked from phuket for 1 night with solution to stay longer. Arriving they told us that they have some repairs/renovation for gym - in front of hotel rooms. Very noisy so we won't stay longer. For checkout we were waiting and waiting and waiting - very long time. We can't recommand this hotel. Btw, wifi is very slow and you must reregister even you click on remember me.
Went to reception to report money missing from the room and been told the manager was not there (7pm). Money was not in the safe, so knew already couldn't ask for any refund. For the next two days no one came to us to ask what happened. Finally we managed to talk to the manager who, really rudely, said she trusted more the integrity of housekeeping staff than our report and dismissed us saying she cannot make everyone happy: we just had to deal with it. Really disappointed by total lack of interest and manner from EAM manager.
The resort is very nice. We took the stardard room with the garden view 2nd floors. We were there for 4nights. The room was clean,large and nice decor. The asmophere in the resort is great and green. The bar is beautiful. Breakfast is yummy. The swimming pool is beautiful. The beach is wonderful. Only bad thing is about staffs at the front and the restaurant, they are not smilling and not so helpful. Anyways we love the house keeping,they are kind and lovely.
This was the 2nd time we have stayed and is excellent value for money. There are many new rooms available since an upgrade in the centre of the site. Breakfast is average. Close to everything in Lamai and many options near by to eat and drink
Came to this hotel because my parents were here a month ago. They prepaid two nights for us because they loved their room and the location. They specifically asked for the same room and paid in advance for us. When we arrived, they said the mirror in this room was broken, and we got a free upgrade to the "better" superior rooms. It was not better. If you are staying here, dont waste your money on superior roms. The first thing that met us was the door that was stuck halfway so you have to use real force to open it just to get in. Also, the shower is old and stuck, it cannot be moved so that the water runs downwards, and it looks as though algae has grown on it. The pool was dirty and I did not want to swim in it, so we went in the ocean instead. If you want a sunbed, be early (as in before 9 am), because there aren't many sunbeds and they get taken almost as the sun rises. The breakfast was ok, although would prefer fresh bread and not have to put it in the toaster to be able to eat it. The same night I walk past the bungalow were we couldn't stay because of the broken mirror, and someone is staying there! Not ok. Feel as though all the money spent here is for nothing. Tried to explain that we were not happy, and we got no understanding or any other compensation. They literally dont care about unhappy customers. They started takling among each other in thai and rolling their eyes right in front of us. Not recommending this place to anyone. You can find so much better in Lamai beach. Any other place will be better actually.
New villas was very good, not too expensive but more than most people spend here. Breakfast OK, location about the best on the beach. We had just left (after one night from the Crystal bay hotel round the bay toward Chaweng) another place that was a shabby dump compared to this place and almost at the same level of money for a disgusting damp smelly room, so the weekender was way better, with a great pool that kids could have fun in, good location for access into Lamai and other beach food places. I know others had problems here but the new villas were great (if you want to spend the money!)
The hotel staff are not nice and liars. They decided to charge us for things we did not use and when we refused they call the police instead of talking with us. They also do not understand a word of English, making it difficult to order food or anything else in the hotel. The rooms are old and the bathrooms are broken. Breakfast is basic and minimal.
We are currently staying here so no better time to review I guess. I agree with the previous reviewer, we are staying in one of the rooms to the front of the hotel, the showers are dreadful! We have not had a decent shower since we arrived and still have 6 days to go. I would certainly upgrade next time. THAT IS MY ONLY NEGATIVE. The service is excellent, everyone is happy. The transfers were on time and cheaper than a taxi. The food is good, beach clean, pool beautiful. There are plenty of areas to lie around the pool or beach. We are enjoying being here so much we find it hard to go out! If you are looking for a quiet, well run hotel in the center of lamai you can not do better than here. If you have not been to koh samui before, lamai beach is the best adea to stay in, more relaxed and not as tourist centered as Chaweng Beach.
I had an enjoyable 10-night stay at the Weekender resort. It is very central in Lamai and has direct access to the beach. I originally booked a Standard room but upgraded to the next level which only cost another 3,500 Baht per night (£7)and was well worth it. The Standard room I was in was very clean but a bit old and in need of updating; main reason I upgraded was the shower was so poor in standard room. For those wanting a bit more luxury, the individual bungalows looked nice and are priced around 4,500 Baht p/n. I would be tempted to book one of them, if I stayed at the Weekender again. The food selection at breakfast was quite good and eggs/omelettes could be cooked as requested. The pool and beach area was kept well, plenty of space sunbeds. No need to rush for your spot etc. They were building a new beach bar when I was there, which should be finished now and which will help the beach and pool areas. The pool looked very clean and well kept. I found the staff very friendly and helpful, so I don't understand some of the negative comments in other reviews. I had no problems at all and would definitely consider staying at the Weekender again. The rooms are a little on the dark side, but a bit of TLC and some lighter décor would have quite an impact. Hotel areas are clean and well kept. I found the hotel and guests qiet and considerate in the morning - a blessing.
The worst hotel that we had during our journey on Samui and Phangan, where we stayed in 4 different hotels. All standard rooms are located in one very old building, that is falling apart. Half of the rooms are with garden view and another ones are on a noisy tourist street side. We stayed there 2 nights (garden side) and in 2 different rooms. Noise from the corridor and neighbor room is very irritating. Bad smell in the room, towels are raveled, in the second room we even didn’t get hands towels, bathroom door lock was broken, so the door didn’t stay closed, there were no cold water in one of the bathroom sink, in the bath the water temperature was not stable, it changed rapidly, the water that came from bathroom sink and bath was salty (I really don’t know how is it possible and what water do they use, maybe they use sea water), in second room the main ceiling lamp didn’t work, the hotel garden area was very dark and in both of our rooms there were more mosquitoes than we so outside of the hotel during the night. Breakfast was very poor, I didn’t find much to eat. Only good thing was the pool (although it would also need renovation) and the massage service that was on the beach (good massage). I don’t understand how the hotel can have 4 stars?
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66% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 357 reviews