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First Residence Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel is on the end of Chaweng beach, however it is quite busy with all the restaurants and hotels in the area. Staff is very helpfull and skilled. Rooms are spacious and very clean. We stayed on the forth (top floor) and the noise from the street was not bad. Hotel has access to private beach which is excellent (about 700 meters from hotel).

We're really enjoying our stay here. Wonderful service, great breakfast and friendly staff. Hotel is clean and fresh. Quiet side of town, but close to beach and restaurants. Anything you need help with, just ask. Wifi is good too.

When we first arrived our room wasn't ready because it was about 7am, the staff offered us an orange juice and checked us in, then we left our bags while we waited for our rooms. The hotel is very clean and the facilities are well kept at the hotel. The rooms are basic with a bathroom and balcony, we had an inter-connecting door which was handy. Fridge, tv, kettle, wifi all in the rooms and bath towels and beach towels provided, which was good as it saves on luggage space. Staff at the hotel were friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable, they can book trips and excursions for you, which we did, we booked the Elephant trek/waterfall/animal show through the hotel. The hotel has shops and bars nearby, about 10 minutes away are a few more, then about 20-30 minutes is the main strip, its a nice walk. I would happily stay at this hotel again, it is just right, reasonably priced and not too far from anything.

Me and my boyfriend stayed here for 4 nights and experienced the most wonderful service from all staff! They were all so helpful, kind and happy all the time! Our room was pretty nice especially for what we paid! Would recommend!!

Me & a friend stayed here for 3 nights whilst in Koh Samui. We were backpackers but liked how it was in the quieter end of town. Very spacious & clean rooms with a balcony to hang out your wet clothes. A nice little pool area with lovely staff. You can walk along the beach to get to the busier part of town it's about 50-100 baht each in a tuk tuk or taxi. Ideal for those on a budget looking for a quiet area. There are still quite a few bars & restaurants near this hotel.

Went to Ko Samui for the first time and its already nightfall when the ferry landed, hence, we chanced upon this place and loved the place for its simplicity. Affordable stay and shops are also easily available within walkable distances outside the hotel.

Stayed there for one night with my boyfriend because we had our boat to koh tao the day after. Very nice staff, clean rooms and nice pool. But it's definitely not something for a relaxed vacation. The beach isn't that close and the hotel is located next to the street (very loud)..... But for one or two night totally fine and the price is good aswell.

Stayed 3 nights at this hotel and wouldn't want to be here longer. The bed was too hard, even with the "softer" mattress requested (which involved them adding a mattress topper that made no difference). The bathroom smelt disgusting the whole time and one of the receptionists was particularly unfriendly (although she did seem to be working all the time). Wouldn't really recommend it, though the pool is ok and the private beach is very nice.

The hotel is old and our first room was smelly. In the first night, the air conditioner was so old and loud but that was not as pissed as it was not cool in the middle of the night. We had to change to the new room where was not smelly and had the big new air conditioner. However I gave the rate 2/5 because the staffs were friendly and supportive and the price was affordable.

Their budget luxury description is very accurate. It was very inexpensive to stay at the hotel, but it was everything we could have asked for. Very clean, big, comfy rooms. Very helpful staff. Beautiful pool. Access to a beautiful and private beach. Amazing place to stay in Koh Samui!

27/6 Chaweng Road Koh Samui Surat Thani

Located in Bo Put, First Residence Hotel is adjacent to Apples Spa Experience and within a 10-minute stroll of Bangkok Hospital Samui. This 3-star hotel has 50 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in central Koh Samui and also close to Phetch Buncha Thai Boxing Stadium and Chaweng Walking Street.


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 grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant.


The 50 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, refrigerators, and coffee makers. 21-inch TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs and free toiletries. Free bottled water, phones, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of First Residence Hotel enjoy features like an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available on request) for THB 550 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This hotel also has a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Superior room with breakfast

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Family Room (Mini)

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 200 reviews