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Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)
Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)
Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)
Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)
Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)
Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)
Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)

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Excellent

1,478 reviews

1,478 reviews

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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Walkable places
Naish SUP Service Samui

80 m

Coco Blues

210 m

Outlet Village Samui

210 m

Legends Bar

330 m

Christy's Cabaret

360 m

Popular landmarks
Chaweng Noi Beach

2.7 km

Wat Plai Laem

4.2 km

Big Buddha

4.3 km

Fisherman's Village

5.0 km

Lamai Beach

6.8 km

Closest landmarks
Mini Bar

90 m

Chaweng Hospital

280 m

Nice Pharmacy 3

330 m

Solo Bar

400 m

Pride Bar Samui

430 m

Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)

162/2 Moo 2, Bo Phut, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand, 84320 - See map

Make your best journey to Koh Samui with the promised standard of SHA Plus, and enjoy free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Strategically situated in Chaweng, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Fisherman's Village as well as Chaweng Beach nearby. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, indoor pool and outdoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Located in heart of Koh Samui

Airport transport

Excellent breakfast

Inside city center

380 meters to Chaweng Boxing Stadium

SHA Plus Certified

More than 70% of SHA-certified establishment employees have been vaccinated.

Facilities

Transport to airport

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Luggage storage

Swimming pool [indoor]

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Bar

Laundry service

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Koh Samui every 7 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.7
Distance to city center1. Km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportSamui Airport (USM)
Distance to airport1.8 km

Rooms available at Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.2

Dara Villa
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Room Only
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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2 Bedroom Suite With Breakfast
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  • Room size: 128 m²/1378 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed & 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Suite Sea View
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  • Room size: 96 m²/1033 ft²
  • Partial sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Suite
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  • Room size: 96 m²/1033 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Two-Bedroom Suite with One-Way Airport Transfer
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  • Room size: 128 m²/1378 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 king bed
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Deluxe Suite with Sea View with One-Way Airport Transfer
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  • Room size: 96 m²/1033 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Room #17647265
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    Room #17647267
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      Deluxe Suite with One-Way Airport Transfer
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      • Room size: 96 m²/1033 ft²
      • Garden view
      • 1 king bed
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      Frequently asked questions

      What time is check-in and check-out at Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

      Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

      How do I get to Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

      Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 500 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Samui with private transportation, the resort can arrange taxi service.

      Is breakfast offered at Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

      Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 500 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

      What are my dining options at Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

      Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) features 2 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience.

      Can special events be hosted at Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

      Small or intimate events like honeymoons can also be accomodated.

      What is the smoking policy at Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

      Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

      What restaurants are nearby Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

      Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)’s neighborhood is Chaweng which includes popular restaurants such as Dara Serene Restaurant, Lare Lae and O.P. Beach Restaurant.

      What popular shopping places are close to Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

      Located in the Chaweng area, Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) is close to great shopping choices like Central Festival Samui, Laem Din Market and Chaweng Night Market.

      What are popular attractions near Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

      Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)’s location in the Chaweng neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, High Park Samui and Magnolia Day Spa.

      What popular beaches are close to Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

      Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)’s Chaweng neighborhood also includes Chaweng Beach and Thongson Beach.

      What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

      Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) is located within Chaweng, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Lat Wanorn Waterfall.

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      What people love about Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)

      • 10

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "The Thai design, the staff and the beautiful restaurant right on the beach, made this staying very pleasant."

        Michal

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        June 23, 2022

      • 10

        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "All staff are very nice and very helpful."

        Naiyana

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        June 6, 2022

      • 8.4

        Excellent
        Staff 

        "Beach bar and staff are awesome."

        Chunilall

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        May 26, 2022

      Property ranking|Compared to 1,304 Koh Samui properties
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      Location score
      8.7/10
      Room comfort score
      8.2/10
      Cheapest price score
      Room size
      72 sqm.
      Better than
      91
      %
      of Koh Samui properties
      Better than
      88
      %
      of Koh Samui properties
      Better than
      87
      %
      of Koh Samui properties
      Bigger than
      85
      %
      of Koh Samui properties
      Overall rating:

      8.1

      Excellent
      1,178 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.1
      Facilities
      7.5
      Location
      8.7
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      What travelers say they love:
      Every staffs always warmly welcome I love how they service!
      Sinapond from Thailand
      Couple
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      Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)

      Get the most from an urban escape in Koh Samui when you book a room at Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus). Located right in the city center, Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
      Have a hassle-free trip while enjoying the services and amenities offered by Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus). Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the resort can arrange it before your check-in date. Taxi services provided by the resort make exploring Koh Samui even more convenient.
      The resort provides front desk services such as concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the resort, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the resort to allow cleaner air for all guests.
      Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
      Equipped with handy amenities, guestrooms at Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) guarantee a comfortable stay for all travelers. Some rooms are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) include separate living room and balcony or terrace as part of their design layout. In-room entertainment such as daily newspaper, television, in-room video streaming and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
      The resort also offers a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


      Dining and things to do

      Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the resort.
      Recreational facilities at Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) are designed for escape and relaxation. Don't forget to explore the resort's easily accessible beach. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Skip the dress code and opt for a casual cocktail or beer at the resort's poolside bar.


      Around the property

      Take advantage of the opportunity to explore Koh Samui while in the city. Keep your vacation simple, with a visit to Chaweng Beach just 440 m away, where the ocean breeze makes you instantly feel relaxed. The most popular local attraction is probably Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks only 9.4 km away.


      Reasons to stay here

      Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 91% of the city's accommodation.
      This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 91% of other options in the city.
      It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 88% of other accommodations in Koh Samui.

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      Amenities and facilities
      Very good
      Facilities

      7.5

      Most talked about facilities

      Beach

      74 mentions

      Swimming Pool

      63 mentions

      Breakfast

      53 mentions

      Housekeeping

      14 mentions

      Languages spoken

      • English
      • Malay
      • Thai

      Internet access

      • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
      • Internet services
      • Wi-Fi in public areas

      Things to do, ways to relax

      • Garden
      • Swimming pool [indoor]
      • Swimming pool [outdoor]
      • Tours

      Cleanliness and safety

      • Daily disinfection in all rooms
      • Daily disinfection in common areas
      • Hand sanitizer

      Dining, drinking, and snacking

      • Alternative meal arrangement
      • Bar
      • Coffee shop
      • Happy hour
      • Poolside bar
      • Restaurants
      • Room service

      Services and conveniences

      • Air conditioning in public area
      • Concierge
      • Currency conversion service
      • Daily cleaning
      • Dry cleaning
      • Elevator
      • Ironing service
      • Laundry service
      • Luggage storage
      • Safety deposit boxes
      • Smoke-free property
      • Smoking area
      • Terrace

      Access

      • Adult-only property
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Pets allowed
      • Security [24-hour]

      Getting around

      • Taxi service
      • Transport to airport

      Available in all rooms

      • A/C
      • Balcony/terrace
      • Bathrobes
      • Bathtub
      • Blackout curtains
      • Complimentary drinking water
      • Daily cleaning
      • Desk
      • DVD/CD player
      • Hair dryer
      • Lock box in room
      • Mini bar
      • Mirror
      • Non-smoking
      • Phone
      • Private bathroom
      • Refrigerator
      • Satellite/cable channels
      • Slippers
      • Sofa
      • Toiletries
      • Towels
      • Wake up call
      • Wi-Fi
      • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
      • Wooden/parqueted flooring
      Food and dining
      Restaurants on site

      Serene

      • Cuisine: Asian, International, Thai
      • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte
      Location
      162/2 Moo 2, Bo Phut, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand, 84320
      Excellent
      Location

      8.7

      Airports

      • Samui Airport (USM)
        1.8 km 11 min drive
      • Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (NST)
        111.3 km

      Hospital or clinic

      • Chaweng Hospital
        280 m

      Shopping

      • Central Festival Samui
        750 m

      Convenience store

      • Family Mart
        1.2 km

      Cash withdrawal

      • ATM
        180 m
      What's nearby

      Popular landmarks

      • Chaweng Noi Beach
        2.7 km
      • Wat Plai Laem
        4.2 km
      • Big Buddha
        4.3 km
      • Fisherman's Village
        5.0 km
      • Lamai Beach
        6.8 km
      • Maenam Beach
        8.5 km
      • Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks
        9.5 km
      • Na Muang Waterfall
        11.0 km

      Nearby landmarks

      • Naish SUP Service Samui
        80 m
      • Mini Bar
        90 m
      • Coco Blues
        210 m
      • Outlet Village Samui
        210 m
      • Chaweng Hospital
        280 m
      • Nice Pharmacy 3
        330 m
      • Legends Bar
        330 m
      • Christy's Cabaret
        360 m
      • Rocky's Fashion
        360 m
      • Solo Bar
        400 m
      Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
      Property policies
      Children and extra beds

      Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

      Minimum age of guests is: 12 year(s).

      Others
      • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
      Some helpful facts

      Check-in/Check-out

      • Check-in from14:00
      • Check-in until22:45
      • Check-out from08:00
      • Check-out until12:00

      Getting around

      • Airport transfer fee500 THB
      • Distance from city center1. Km
      • Travel time to airport (minutes)20

      Extras

      • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)500 THB

      The property

      • Non-smoking rooms/floorsyes
      • Number of bars/lounges1
      • Number of floors3
      • Number of restaurants2
      • Number of rooms 70
      • Room voltage220
      • Year property opened2007
      • Most recent renovation2010

      Reviews of Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) from real guests

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      8.1
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      10
      Cleanliness8.1
      Facilities7.5
      Location8.7
      Room comfort and quality8.2
      Service8.3
      Value for money7.7
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      8-9 Excellent (221)
      7-8 Very Good (211)
      6-7 Good (92)
      <6 Below Expectation (121)
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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Shannon from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 13 nights in August 2009

      Ideal location, Wonderful holiday!”

      Location is ideal for all that Chaweng beach has to offer. Lovely looking hotel, Thai theme, tasefully furnished rooms. Restaurants are excellent, dining on the beach in the evenings is one of the best in Chaweng, both for the incredible setting and also the food. The other restaurant facing the street has nightly entertainment as you dine. Great pool area with pool bar and beach service. Sunloungers and umbrellas provide a comfortable place to relax on the beach with the convenience of the pool, drinks and facilities right there. Staff are fantastic, very friendly, aim to please. Breakfast served until 2pm, very relaxed and not buffet style. Menu consists of 5 or 6 "set" menus to choose from with plenty of choice. Hotel has airconditioned vehicle for airport transfers - excellent.
      Only a couple of things let this hotel down during our stay: Swimming pool - they struggle to keep it perfectly blue and sparkling! They close it every few days for "water treatment" for a few hours or if really bad, which is was for 3 days of our stay it was out of use and completely green!! (apparently they have a small filter system which is inadequate for the large size of the pool). When it's clean it's lovely! The neighbouring hotel "Salinas" has beach parties most nights with loud music until dawn - we could hear the thumping from our room some nights. Considering the Dara is all about relaxation and peacefulness, the neighbours are a nuisance! One other consideration is that the sea is very shallow immediately in front of the hotel as it is protected by an "island" but still adequate for a swim to cool off. Walking 10 mins to the right out along the beach is a much nicer beach for swimming.

      We have just returned from 13 nights at the Dara Samui. Had a really wonderful holiday, totally relaxed and restful. Overall we were pleased with the choice of hotel, particularly the location which is central in Chaweng, enabling us to walk either along the beach or the main road to dine in any restaurants or to enjoy a few drinks in the many excellent restaurants or bars nearby. The food was delicious - we indulged in loads of fresh seafood "Jumbo prawns" and lobster, barbequed on the beach at the Dara Serene, alternating with wonderful Thai food some evenings. We enjoyed the hotel food and ate at the hotel for about half the time we were there - the standard is excellent and the pricing very reasonable. It's also a lovely setting to enjoy a sundowner cocktail late afternoon either on the beach or at the pool. It's "Happy Hour" at 4-5pm. Koh Samui offers an incredible choice of truly excellent dining, and you don't need to travel far from the hotel if you don't wish to. There is lots of entertainment in the area nightly, so for those who like to get out in the evenings, there's lots of choice, from a single singer with a guitar to full bands (those at Tropical Murphys Irish Pub nightly are pretty good). Of course there are night clubs, sports bars etc. along with the Starz caberet show, thai boxing most evenings at the stadium etc etc. Alternatively a quiet, romantic meal on the beach is quite an experience, beautiful setting - they really set up the beach dining so well. There is fireworks and "balloons" (mini hot-air balloon style), which you can purchase on the beach in the evenings, and they float off into the sky like stars while you dine. We really enjoyed the evenings on the beach - it's a real contrast to the daytime! You can walk pretty much the length of Chaweng beach, though it's easy to get a taxi home anytime if you wish for about 200 Baht (you need to negotiate with the driver and you may even get it for 150 Baht. They'll say 300, but haggle!)

      Reviewed September 16, 2009

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Christine from Australia
      Couple
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 10 nights in August 2011

      Great place to stay”

      Location, room size, cleanliness, staf friendliness and efficiency.

      we recently returned from samui and enjoyed our stay at the dara samui beach resort and spa. we found our room to be large and well equipped with a huge bed, nice furniture, wall decorations, large bathroom, a personal safe and free lan cable internet. the hotel was clean and was designed with many outdoor sitting areas near greenery and fish-filled water features. walking to breakfast in the mornings, passing relaxing water fountains and fragrant flowers was a great way to start the day. the breakfasts were enjoyable with many egg options, fresh fruits, breads and sweet treats but it was not as extensive as the full international breakfasts seen in 5 star hotels. we found all the staff friendly and helpful. the pool was smallish and with few spaces around it for sun lounges but the beach area with many beach seats was a winner! on the sand and near the continuous parade of walkers and beach sellers it was a constant source of entertainment. service to this area was excellent. happy hours at 3-4pm and 6-8pm saw two-for-one deals and a wide array of snacks on offer. the hotel’s location at the northern end of chaweng beach was an advantage as it was near good shopping and street-side restaurants - the tree, duomo, red snapper, royal india ( cheap), café uno ( coffee, cake and snacks) were some we tried. beach-side of the hotel saw many restaurants on the sand. these had good food, cocktails, music and entertainment. the only problems we encountered at the hotel were with electrical/techno features like the door key card that twice refused to let us enter our room, the safe refused to open once and there was no iron available. the former two were remedied promptly. we enjoyed our stay, were sad to leave and would recommend this hotel. we look forward to returning.

      Reviewed August 16, 2011

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      8.7
      Excellent
      Torben from Denmark
      Couple
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2009

      The hotel that win on you over time ”

      - Excellent breakfast a la carte instead of the boring buffet line up - Good food all around, ALSO for evening, great seafood restaurant with Jumbo Prawns and lobsters - Nice Pool area - Good location for rest of Chaweng Beach shopping/entertainment - Extremely friendly and thoughtful staff - All around good services throughout the stay - Quiet, also at night, even on busy section of Chaweng
      - bad location on the Chaweng beach in regards to swimming, as there is outer reef in front of beach, so water is shallow and little murky, but good for kids - except villa, all rooms no seaview or even poolview, all turned towards a palmtree at next door hotel, no good view from rooms - no hotel available activities like rent jet ski or diving/snorkelling, you can ask them to arrange, or you do yourself, but nothing linked to hotel even no discounts available - only wireless internet available at lobby and poolside, at VERY slow speed, and NO connection or even wireless in the rooms

      With so many choices of hotels/resorts that Samui has become, it was very difficult to decide where to stay. The choice came down to the picture, location, year of hotel being build and of course price. Dara Samui turned out to be a very good choice, and was overall very happy with the stay The concept of having no buffet breakfast, but a la carte only (included in room rate) is absolutely fantastic. Personally I dislike buffet, so this was great, and you got a fully big breakfast, just cooked and made to your liking, instead of the overcooked buffet, waiting to be eaten hours after hours. The Seafood restaurant in the evening was great as well, and they have a fresh Chili sauce you just have to try ... ask for it, as it is quite spicy and normally they don't serve for foreigners unless you ask. Great and very very friendly staff at this hotel, showing very professional and good service at all times, which makes you want to come back. The hotel is great location in regards to shopping and trying other restaurants along with bars/clubbing and seeing one of the crazy cabaret shows (try Christies, very entertaining) All is within walking distance However the disadvantage for this location is beach wise, as they are on northern stretch of Chaweng Beach, protected by an outer reef, which makes the beach water in front extremely shallow (knee/thigh deep only) and not possible for swimming, plus not very clear water, though not dirty. Hotel does have pool with poolside bar facing right out to the sand and beach chairs are nice and comfortable with serving of cold drinks to your liking. It is very quiet and nice, and it seems the northern stretch of Chaweng is also home to some of the more trendy hotels like Dara Samui, Amari, Muang Samui and Baad Haad hotel If you like swimming you need walk 5 min down south for doing this, and the wider part of chaweng beach. Also towards southern end, not far from this hotel, 5 min walk is The Ark bar which turns into beach bar.

      Reviewed August 13, 2009

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      9.2
      Exceptional
      Casey from Canada
      Couple
      Deluxe Room with Breakfast
      Stayed 6 nights in August 2017

      Dara Delivers”

      Solid 4-star hotel. Pool a bit small but nice for cooling off when need a break from the sun chairs. Pool bar and drinks available, along with a mid-afternoon happy hour. Open air massage on site and on the beach. Beach front is nice, albeit not great for swimming as it's more lagoon-like. Better for paddle boarding. Quiet end of Chaweng Beach. Only a 5 min stroll to Chaweng Beach proper, perfect for swimming. Ark Bar also a 5 min walk away where you can party until 2am if you desire. Hotel is older but quite nice and retains its traditional charm. The grounds and buildings are being updated/repaired. Very friendly staff and accommodating. The reception manager Elaine was attentive, warm, and courteous. Some rooms still need certain upgrades. Rooms could be better kept and cleaned thoroughly prior to guest(s) arrival. That's probably my "Hotel Impossible" inspection talking. But overall was good. Construction of new hotel next door during time of our stay. Other than being an eye sore and hearing occasional morning construction it did not affect our stay. We were out most days enjoying the sun, beach, and surrounding areas anyway. Time spent on the beach behind hotel was also not affected. The night time set up of the Serene Restaurant, eating on the beach under makeshift Tipi was very romantic. Food was a bit pricey compared to outside restaurants but was very well done and the atmosphere more than covered the premium pricing. Stayed in the spacious Deluxe Suite. Overall, pleasant stay at the Dara Samui Beach Resort & Spa Villa. Would recommend to others.

      Reviewed September 10, 2017

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      Dear Casey Thank you for staying with us at Dara Samui Beach Resort. My team and I are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate you sharing your experience during your stay with other readers. Thank you for dining with us during your stay. We all look forward to welcoming you at Dara Samui again and sincere thanks for your recommendation. Best regards. Mark Suppiah General Manager

      Responded October 30, 2017
      Dara Samui Beach Resort on Chaweng Beach - Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)
      10.0
      Exceptional
      Amanda from Australia
      Group
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 5 nights in July 2009

      Dara Samui, a place of relaxation and enjoyment”

      The hotel is brilliantly located, close to the shopping areas, restaurants and night life. Dara Samui has two restaurants that are of a high standard, value for money and excellent service! Cleanliness of the hotel is constant, room service twice daily. Reception staff are efficient and helpful, they are always willing to provide their guests with any requests with a smile! Pool and beach experience is fantastic, pool bar staff are lovely with an extensive menu of food and beverages all day available to guests laying on the beach or beside the pool. Breakfast menu caters for all guests, providing a variety. Meals are served efficiently. Close to everything, walking distance, no need for a taxi!
      The hotel is approx. 2 mins walk along the shore to get the the main strip of Chaweng beach. The area of beach that Dara Samui faces is not as clear other parts of Chaweng beach. I did not swim in this part as it is not as pleasant as the beach further down. This is not a main deterrent however!!

      Our stay at Dara Samui was excellent! The Resort itself is designed to provide guests with the taste of Thailand. The decor in the ground and in rooms is beautiful and always of extreme cleanliness. The rooms are comfortable, secure and offers everything that a traveller could require! The location of the resort is great, guests are able to walk across the road to great shopping markets, get a massage, experience other restaurants and nightlife of Koh Samui. In all our time in Koh Samui, staying at Dara Samui allowed us to save money on taxis. The pool and beach aspect of the hotel is brilliant and relaxing. The hotel staff and so helpful and always provide a high standard of service. Restaurants within the resort are of high recommendation!! There is no need to leave the resort and eat anywhere else, the food and beverage menu offers variety and value for money, we were very impressed. Even our friends who were staying at another resort would come and dine with us in our restaurants!! We went on a day safari that we were able to easily organise through Dara Samui reception, this was an incredible experience assisted by the helpful reception staff. Overall, I would highly recommend staying at Dara Samui, I have no complaints, the resort meets all needs from families to couples to solo travellers!!

      Reviewed July 15, 2009

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      KORRANAN from Thailand
      Solo traveler
      Superior Room with Breakfast
      Stayed 3 nights in August 2020

      Loved my stay!”

      Having had chance to visit Samui during this time was mixed feelings. Kudos for ; Dara Samui, located on good spot of Chaweng Beach, not really in a center but walkable. Friendly welcoming, hospitality minded from all staff, room sizing & cleanliness, separate rain shower-toilet and bath tub, comfy king bed were all never ever let down. Facilities not to claim about coz I didn't use. Happy hours drinks & beach dining tables were spot on. Samui during Covid-19 in August 2020, has just re-opened for business (for locals for now), most of shops,restos are still closed. Even 7-11, I found only 1 on Chaweng street! Downfall ; As mentioned above, 99% of shops&restos are still being closed since Samui is 100% a tourist city so there is no business possibility for the owners. Never see this happen before in my life, no one walking on Chaweng street, on the beach.. strange feeling though, like a ghost town for now. Hoping everything is back to normal (new normal) soon.

      Reviewed August 14, 2020

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      8.7
      Excellent
      steven from United Kingdom
      Solo traveler
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 6 nights in October 2011

      Return Visit”

      Beautiful hotel in great location.

      This is my second trip to Koh Samui and after having stayed at the Dara Samui in 2008, I thought the old adage of "if it aint broke dont fix it" would ensure I had a great holiday. Dara Samui is a lovely boutique hotel in a great location on the main beach. Rooms are high standard, clean and spacious. No fault there, and if I ever visti Koh Samui again I wouldnt hesitate to book this hotel for these very reasons. Food is a little over priced for the quality. Eat out is best advise. Walk down the beach for plenty of better options. Facility wise, the hotel has a good pool to relax in and direct beach access. However, another failing of the hotel is the inadequate provision of sun loungers, not chairs. This really lets the hotel down. There is enough space, but not enough thought, maybe if they read this they may address the situation! Service is very good and the staff are really friendly. As a note, you know your staying a great hotel, when tourists on the beach all stop to photograph the hotel!

      Reviewed October 30, 2011

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      RHETT from New Zealand
      Group
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 7 nights in April 2013

      An amazing experience”

      Pool, Beach, Central

      I can't rate this resort highly enough. My now wife and I had our wedding in Koh Samui and we chose this venue because we liked the look of the pictures. We told all 35 of our guests where we were staying and they all booked at Dara Samui as well. On one side of the resort is the heart of Chaweng's shopping district, and on the other side is the beautiful pool and beach where we spent every day enjoying cocktails & having massages on the beach. The rooms were very nice and the staff were very friendly. We will definitely come back to Dara Samui next time we're in Koh Samui, I can't recommend it enough.

      Reviewed May 17, 2013

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      8.7
      Excellent
      YACOUB from Kuwait
      Family with teens
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 6 nights in July 2009

      Fantastic”

      breakfast until 14h what happiness and Location is perfect for everything,The pool and beach aspect of the hotel is brilliant and relaxing,Rooms are constantly cleaned and maintained,Reception staff are efficient and helpful,the resort meets all needs from families to couples to solo travellers!!
      the laundry is very expensive,

      Our stay at Dara Samui was excellent! The decor in the ground and in rooms is beautiful and always of extreme cleanliness. The rooms are comfortable, secure and offers everything that a traveller could require! The location of the resort is great, guests are able to walk across the road to great shopping markets, get a massage, In all our time in Koh Samui, staying at Dara Samui allowed us to save money on taxis. The pool and beach aspect of the hotel is brilliant and relaxing. The hotel staff were so helpful and always provide a high standard of service. There is no need to leave the resort and eat anywhere else, Even our friends who were staying at another resort would come and dine with us in our restaurants!! We went on a day safari that we were able to easily organise through Dara Samui reception, the resort meets all needs from families to couples to solo travellers!!

      Reviewed August 07, 2009

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Simone from New Zealand
      Couple
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 7 nights in April 2015

      Good location”

      Location, comfort, staff

      We had 7 nights at Dara Samui, everything was accommodated with no problem, we checked in early in the morning easily with no fuss from the staff. Dara Samui is in a perfect spot with Family Mart and pharmacy straight across the road, good quiet beach location with beach chairs and bar/food/massage available all day. Right in the middle of the shopping area in Chaweng so it's right out the front of hotel for anything your after while still being nice and quiet. A great place for all your typical Thailand holiday requirements. Would recommend to anyone that's unfamiliar with Samui as it's in a great spot for all you need.

      Reviewed April 26, 2015

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Ofri from Israel
      Couple
      Deluxe Suite
      Stayed 4 nights in December 2009

      A hotel in the middle of paradise”

      Near the sea Near everything in the area Good spa Convenient breakfast times
      Too small swimming pool

      The Dara Samui is a classical four star hotel just next to the Koh Samui beach. Service is excellent, and the access to everything around in Chaweng beach is very convenient. The swimming pool is nice, but a little too small. The atmosphere in the vicinity of the hotel, especially at night, is wonderful. I recommend this hotel to people who are looking for a typical vacation in the islands of Thailand.

      Reviewed December 31, 2009

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      9.7
      Exceptional
      Soo from South Korea
      Couple
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

      Very lovely resort with awesome staff!”

      Lovely design, beautiful rooms, awesome beach!

      Just one word to describe the check in staff, AWESOME!! We arrived terribly early due to flight, and not really expected an early check in but friendly Dara Samui allowed us to check in @ 11:00 am!! Also beautiful room and resort, the beach is very nice, location is great, right in the heart of Chaweng. Had a lovely time here,I would definitely come back when I visit Koh Samui again!!

      Reviewed March 22, 2013

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Brett from Australia
      Couple
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 6 nights in August 2009

      Fantastic Hotel”

      Location, staff, the rooms are spacious and very clean. Not an over crowded hotel.
      Pool was a little dirty but nothing to really worry about since you have the ocean in front of the hotel.

      The Dara Samui is great as it is a boutique hotel so there are not a lot of rooms like a normal hotel, there is approx 60-70 rooms by memory. The staff are so helpful with any assistance you require. All the staff remember you face at least if not your name and room number. This makes you feel part of their family. The Dara Samui is in a great location, it is just far enough away from the busiest part of Chaweng Beach, maybe 1-2 min walk. The hotel food is fantastic. I would recommend this hotel and I look forward to staying here again in the near future.

      Reviewed September 02, 2009

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Joshua from Canada
      Couple
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 6 nights in July 2012

      Great location with charming, clean rooms. ”

      Great Location, clean rooms, helpful service, great breakfast

      Dara Samui has a great location in the heart of Chaweng Beach, with many great restaurants and shops to choose from. The hotel is clean and comfortable and the rooms are charming and well maintained. The beachside pool is well taken care of, and the poolside bar is an added bonus. The beach by the hotel is not what was expected. A large reef extending along that part of the beach made the water too shallow to swim in daytime. However, just a short 5 minute walk down the beach, the water was amazing. As well, because of the busy nightlife in that area, you could sometimes hear loud music playing late into the night. Overall, a great hotel for the the value and I would definately stay there again.

      Reviewed October 03, 2012

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      9.3
      Exceptional
      Romana from Australia
      Group
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 2 nights in May 2010

      Little bit of paradise”

      close to the main shopping and attractions and right on the beach
      Staff were a little distant compared to other resorts

      dara samui resort was a little slice of heaven in koh saumi. the rooms were very large, great air conditioning, traditional architecture with all the modern amenities and great big bath! the pool was lovely and the resort is right on the beach so you can watch sunset etc. the food is pretty good, no buffet breakfast but the selection was good and there was a pastry station. free sun lounges on the beach where you could have a cold cocktail from the pool bar or chilled beer. the best part was when they tranformed the sunlounges into the restaurant and you could lounge back and feast on fresh lobster and seafood while the ocean was lapping at your feet... amazing.

      Reviewed May 19, 2010

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Virginia from United Kingdom
      Couple
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 6 nights in May 2010

      Fantastic Dara Samui”

      Location is perfect, fun if you want it, peace and quiet if you don't. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Best hotel on the island.
      Not suitable for people with mobility difficulties.

      We spent 9 days at the Dara Samui, was due to return to Bangkok, but due to unrest we decided to stay on Koh Samui, the staff at the hotel arranged every thing for us, from changing our flights to allowing us to stay in the same room until we were due to fly home. The staff were polite, friendly and very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The location was perfect, bars close, if you want to party, but far enough away to be quiet. The breakfast was the best we had during our stay in Thailand. The island is perfect to relax and unwind and the Dara Samui is the place to do it. We will return next year and won't bother looking for another hotel, this was perfect for us and would recommend to anyone.

      Reviewed June 04, 2010

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      10.0
      Exceptional
      Joanne from Australia
      Solo traveler
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 10 nights in August 2012

      Perfect choice of hotel and location!”

      Location, food, clean and great service.

      i thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this hotel. i was greeted at the airport with an ac van, cold towel and drink! my room was in a very quiet location as requested, ac working well, very generous size, and clean, modern and very well equipped. the staff were always helpful and with a smile. the food was always amazing. the location of the hotel is very convenient for shopping and restaurants as you can walk everywhere and right on the beach. the best of everything! i would highly recommend the dara samui beach resort & spa villa!

      Reviewed January 30, 2013

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Kok from Malaysia
      Couple
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 1 night in December 2011

      Lovely hotel but small pool”

      clean & 5 stars bedroom,

      it was a lovely moment for our stay in dara samui beach resort & spa villa. the room are clean & the room decoration (for honeymooner) was beautiful. we received warm welcome from the staff. the hotel location was great, as it was located at the center of chewang, which is a paradise for shoppers. but surprisingly, we can't hear any noise from the bars & pubs nearby.

      Reviewed December 27, 2011

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      9.0
      Exceptional
      Karen from South Africa
      Family with teens
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 5 nights in June 2010

      Dara Samui - a truly fantastic experience”

      Location, rooms, restaurant, friendly staff, dining on the beach
      Check out process took half an hour, beach right outside hotel is not great for swimming due to a rocky outcrop which makes for a very shallow are

      We arrived at Dara Samui after a longtail boat, minibus, coach and ferry and taxi trip from Railay Beach. We were tired and dirty and desperate for a shower and good dinner. We were pleasantly surprised to find that our rooms were even better than the pictures on the internet had led us to believe. As it was late we decided to eat at the hotel rather than hunting for a dinner spot and we were blown away by the wonderful dining experience that we had at the Dara Serene on the beach literally two meters from the sea. The food, service and ambience were stunning and after looking around on later days we established that they were also great value. We ended up eating at the restaurant for most of our stay. The shopping markets are just outside the hotel and we had a lot of fun roaming through these and negotiating "bargains". We would definitely go back and stay at the same hotel.

      Reviewed June 29, 2010

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      8.3
      Excellent
      Sarah from Canada
      Group
      Superior Room Only
      Stayed 4 nights in March 2012

      Loved it!”

      Pool and Beach

      I stayed with three friends (in two rooms) at the Dara Samui for four nights near the end of March, and we thought it was perfect for what we were looking for. The lobby area is lovely, although open air so it can be a bit warm. We were greeted with cold towels which were remarkably refreshing. The rooms are very large and have some unique features, like the large soaker tub with window that can open into the room, and the wooden slide door lock for the washroom. The only complaint that we had about our room at all was that the Air Conditioning wasn't very strong. The service was great from housekeeping as well. The pool and beach area is lovely, and spent the majority of our day either sitting in the pool staring at the beach, or sitting in the ocean staring at the pool! The pool bar service was wonderful and the staff were incredible friendly. While you do have to check in and out your beach towels, it was a very easy process and much more relaxed than I have experienced in Mexico where their goal seems to be able to charge you for 'losing' towels. The staff in general were very friendly and eager to help at all times. Wifi was only so/so - doesn't work in the rooms at all, but worked fairly well in the lobby and at the pool bar. If you have a chance to have breakfast included (on Agoda, our room was only 3 dollars more a night for breakfast, so 1.50 a person) do it! The breakfast buffet includes only toast, fruit and juices but there is a full menu that you can order anything you want from - they had no issue with us each ordering two mains (they are relatively small dishes). Most of the complaints we read prior to going was that it was too loud near the hotel. Chaweng is a busy area, so both the street front and beach are quite populated - if you are looking for something quieter, the area (not necessarily this hotel) is not really for you. We were really impressed with the hotel, the food and the service and would return in a heartbeat.

      Reviewed April 11, 2012

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