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First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)
First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)
First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)
First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)
First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)
First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)
First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

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7.6

Very good

799 reviews

799 reviews

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7

Very good

Location rating score

Very good location - 160 meters from city center
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Chaweng Noi Beach 380 m
Lamai Beach 4.4 km
Fisherman's Village 5.8 km
Big Buddha 6.6 km
Wat Plai Laem 6.8 km
Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks 6.8 km
Na Muang Waterfall 8.3 km
Maenam Beach 8.8 km
Nearby landmarks
Ko Samui Hospital 130 m
Samui Veterinary Hospital 230 m
Tops Market Samui 330 m
Superpro Samui Muay Thai Camp 370 m
Chaweng Noi Beach 380 m
Ginos Tailor Shop 410 m
Bangkok Hospital Samui 580 m
view point Hill side residence 780 m
The Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts 840 m
Nice Pharmacy 860 m

First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

27/6 Moo.3, Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand, 84320 - See map

In addition to the standard of SHA Plus, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the Chaweng part of Koh Samui, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Fisherman's Village as well as Chaweng Beach nearby. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

940 meters to Chaweng Noi Beach

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

380 meters to the beach

Currency conversion service

SHA Plus Certified

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

100% of staff fully vaccinated

100% of on-site staff have received all necessary vaccination shots for COVID-19.

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Car park

Swimming pool [indoor]

Hot tub

Shuttle service

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Koh Samui every 7 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.1
Distance to city center1 km
Location rating7.0
Nearest airportSamui Airport (USM)
Distance to airport4.2 km

Rooms available at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.8

Family Room
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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Superior
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Pool view
  • 2 single beds or 1 double b...
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Superior Triple Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds and 1 futon o...
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Semi Family Room
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed and 2 single b...
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Basic Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Double Economy Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Triple Economic
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Superior Single Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Double Room - Single Use
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Triple Standard Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
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Frequently asked questions

Does First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) have a hot tub?

A hot tub is one of the facilities available at First Residence Hotel.

What time is check-in and check-out at First Residence Hotel (SHA 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 hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

First Residence Hotel (SHA 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 hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Samui with private transportation, the hotel can arrange both taxis or car rental.

Is breakfast offered at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+). Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 350 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 hotel.

What are my dining options at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

Restaurants including Da Papá, Risto Bar Rino and Samovar are popular in First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)’s neighborhood which is known as Chaweng.

What popular shopping places are close to First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

Shopping options in First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)’s Chaweng neighborhood include Central Festival Samui, Laem Din Market and Chaweng Night Market.

What are popular attractions near First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

Guests at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) can easily visit Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, High Park Samui and The Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts located in the Chaweng area.

What popular beaches are close to First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

Guests at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) can easily visit Chaweng Beach and Thongson Beach in the Chaweng area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)?

First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)’s nearby natural sights include Lat Wanorn Waterfall located in the same Chaweng area.

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What people love about First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Everything else was great, swimming pool well maintained, private beach (owned by the hotel group), helpful staff."

    Sayontan

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    July 14, 2022

  • 8.4

    Excellent

    "Overall happy stay."

    Tin

    |

    April 13, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Breakfast

    "Clean, well located, great breakfast, comfortable, staff friendly, spacious, private, and well priced for what they offer."

    Ash

    |

    March 11, 2022

Property ranking|Compared to 1,313 Koh Samui properties
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Cheapest price score
Room comfort score
7.8/10
Value for money score
8.1/10
Cleanliness score
8.1/10
Better than
95
%
of Koh Samui properties
Better than
83
%
of Koh Samui properties
Better than
78
%
of Koh Samui properties
Better than
77
%
of Koh Samui properties
Overall rating:

7.6

Very good
799 reviews
Cleanliness
8.1
Facilities
7.2
Location
7.0
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More about First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

More about First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+)

Make everyday special with all that Koh Samui has to offer with a stay at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+).
All offerings provided by First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) help to ensure a pleasant stay for all travelers. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Koh Samui is made even more convenient with the taxi, car hire and shuttle services available at the hotel.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+). All your minor, last-minute needs can be taken care of by the convenience stores without having to go anywhere. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
A range of amenities is offered in guestrooms at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+). Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. Some rooms at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find toiletries and bathrobes available in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+). A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the hotel's BBQ facilities.
A day in will be as fun as a day out with ranges of recreational activities offered at First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+). A beach that's accessible right from the hotel puts you close to the ocean during your stay. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, hot tub and solarium. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool.
At First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+), every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. Enjoy your favorite drink in your swimsuit at the hotel's poolside bar. Beat the hot weather with cooling water activities like diving. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the shops.


Around the property

An array of attractions are a must-see while visiting Koh Samui. Chill out in the beach or just watch the waves on warm days at Chaweng Beach located 2.4 km away. Don't forget to stop by the most iconic landmark in the area, the famous Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks just 6.7 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Find rooms here that are cheaper than 95% of all other options in the city.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 83% of them for food and dining.
According to guests who stayed here, this hotel's room comfort is rated higher than 83% of other accommodations in Koh Samui.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.2

Most talked about facilities

Beach

41 mentions

Housekeeping

30 mentions

Breakfast

26 mentions

Swimming Pool

26 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Burmese
  • German
  • Thai

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

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

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Snorkeling
  • Solarium
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Happy hour
  • Kitchen
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Convenience store
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Disabled facilities
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Family room
  • Kids meal
  • Swimming pool [kids]

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Transport to airport

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Accessible by stairs
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Cleaning products
  • Closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Desk
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Linens
  • Locker
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Phone
  • Pool facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Safety/security feature
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Smoke alarm
  • Tile/marble flooring
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • Wake up call
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Continental
Restaurants on site

First Residence Restaurant

  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Menu: Buffet
Location
27/6 Moo.3, Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand, 84320
Good
Location

7

Airports

  • Samui Airport (USM)
    4.2 km 16 min drive
  • Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (NST)
    108.8 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Ko Samui Hospital
    130 m

Shopping

  • Central Festival Samui
    2.5 km

Convenience store

  • On-site

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Chaweng Noi Beach
    380 m
  • Lamai Beach
    4.4 km
  • Fisherman's Village
    5.8 km
  • Big Buddha
    6.6 km
  • Wat Plai Laem
    6.8 km
  • Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks
    6.8 km
  • Na Muang Waterfall
    8.3 km
  • Maenam Beach
    8.8 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Ko Samui Hospital
    130 m
  • Samui Veterinary Hospital
    230 m
  • Tops Market Samui
    330 m
  • Superpro Samui Muay Thai Camp
    370 m
  • Chaweng Noi Beach
    380 m
  • Ginos Tailor Shop
    410 m
  • Bangkok Hospital Samui
    580 m
  • view point Hill side residence
    780 m
  • The Samui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts
    840 m
  • Nice Pharmacy
    860 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.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 4-11 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Children 4-11 years old will be charged THB 250 for breakfast when using existing bedding.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until22:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee500 THB
  • Distance from city center1 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)350 THB

The property

  • Local Tax ID/ Rental License0845549001422
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors4
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 50
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2007
  • Most recent renovation2011

Reviews of First Residence Hotel (SHA Plus+) from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
7.6
/
10
Cleanliness8.1
Facilities7.2
Location7.0
Room comfort and quality7.8
Service8.0
Value for money8.1
High score for Koh Samui
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9+ Exceptional (94)
8-9 Excellent (148)
7-8 Very Good (192)
6-7 Good (94)
<6 Below Expectation (118)
Time of the year
Mar - May (190)
Jun - Aug (156)
Sep - Nov (101)
Dec - Feb (199)
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9.3
Exceptional
Tanya from United States
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

A hotel stay worth repeating”

quiet, spacious rooms, friendly staff

The First Residence Hotel is located on the far end of Chaweng, but songthaews are constantly driving by & can take you anywhere you need to go on Koh Samui for super cheap rates. Right across the street is an Italian restaurant that serves delicious food. There is a lovely pool on the premises & the rooms are spacious and very clean. The staff was extremely friendly & helpful. A small yet tasty buffet is served for breakfast each morning. I truly enjoyed my stay at this hotel & extended my stay several times.

Reviewed March 06, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Tanya from United States
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in December 2011

A hotel worth an extended stay”

quiet, spacious rooms, friendly staff

the first residence hotel is located on the far end of chaweng, but songthaews are constantly driving by & can take you anywhere you need to go on koh samui for super cheap rates. right across the street is an italian restaurant that serves delicious food. there is a lovely pool on the premises & the rooms are spacious and very clean. the staff was extremely friendly & helpful. a small yet tasty buffet is served for breakfast each morning. i truly enjoyed this hotel & extended my stay several times.

Reviewed March 06, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Tanya from United States
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

A hotel worth an extended stay”

quiet, spacious rooms, friendly staff

The First Residence Hotel is located on the far end of Chaweng, but songthaews are constantly driving by & can take you anywhere you need to go on Koh Samui for super cheap rates. Right across the street is an Italian restaurant that serves delicious food. There is a lovely pool on the premises & the rooms are spacious and very clean. The staff was extremely friendly & helpful. A small yet tasty buffet is served for breakfast each morning. I truly enjoyed this hotel & extended my stay several times.

Reviewed March 06, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Tanya from United States
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in December 2011

A hotel worth an extended stay”

quiet, spacious rooms, friendly staff

The First Residence Hotel is located on the far end of Chaweng, but songthaews are constantly driving by & can take you anywhere you need to go on Koh Samui for super cheap rates. Right across the street is an Italian restaurant that serves delicious food. There is a lovely pool on the premises & the rooms are spacious and very clean. The staff was extremely friendly & helpful. A small yet tasty buffet is served for breakfast each morning. I truly enjoyed this hotel & extended my stay several times.

Reviewed March 06, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
Timothy from Canada
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in December 2011

Great hotel, greatly underestimated.”

Big clean rooms, friendly staff and breakfast.

First residence is a little away from the action, but that is alright, as Chaweng is very loud at night. It is about a 10-15minute walk to the beginning of the main restaurant area. This probably one of the best places to be, unless right on the beach. Upon arriving, we were presented with a hello and a quick check-in, as I had notified prior to our arrival that we needed a later check-in. They were waiting for us and presented us with a nice glass of juice and a wet towel. Someone also helped us to our room. The room was nice and big with many modern, well designed features. There was a nice balcony, we could have taken advantage of, but didn't book enough time at this hotel, very regrettable. After traveling a lot more of Thailand, First Residence was one of the nicest we were at. We got a good deal online, and that is why we booked. If it wasn't for the deal here on Agoda, we probably wouldn't have glanced twice. If the price is within your budget, it is a nice place. The breakfast is buffet style and they make the eggs right there in front of you. If you want an omelette, they will make it right there. Very tasty.

Reviewed January 23, 2012

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9.7
Exceptional
Anders from Sweden
Couple
Superior
Stayed 4 nights in March 2011

Pleasant surprise”

Room size, amenities, hospiality, breakfast

First Residence Koh Samui was better than I expected. Their logo says "Budget Luxury" so I anticipated a cheap hotel that pretends (on the surface) to be a luxury accomodation with worn down cheap materials and poor standard, but I was wrong. I suggest the hotel change their logo to "Affordable luxury". The location was ideal with free parking under the house, big room with balcony, well equipped with everything you need. Big comfortable bed, clean bathroom (also very clean bathtub!), rich and tasty breakfast, lovely pool with jacuzzi, free beach blanket and access to free sunbeds on the beach, free safety lockers in he reception - and very friendly staff. We had a very pleasant stay and I can strongly recommend it.

Reviewed March 17, 2011

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9.0
Exceptional
Glenn from Australia
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 9 nights in July 2013

Absolutely wonderful”

The staff, The room size, The location

We loved our stay at First Residence, the staff were so nice, the location was great not too noisy for us. I could not believe the size of the bed it was so big. It was a quick Tuk Tuk ride to all the action, or a nice walk to some good bars and shops. It was a short walk to the beach which was beautiful. I will be going back to Koh Samui and will stay at First Residence again.

Reviewed July 23, 2013

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8.3
Excellent
Alexandra from Slovakia
Group
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in September 2010

good but too far from chaweng”

Rooms are new and spacious. Just 2minutes walk to beach.
Far away from chaweng.

We stayed in First Residence Hotel just a few nights, but we were fully satisfied. Rooms are quite big for Thai standard, clean and light. Hotel staff was friendly and helpful. Hotel is just 2 minutes walk to beach. We really liked the beach, that was close to hotel, cause it was not that crowded as rest of the chaweng and had more island feeling. Only thing we disliked was the distance from the chaweng center. Its quite far away for walking, so its better to take a taxi. Nightlife close to the hotel equals to zero. Anyway, hotel is really worth its price. Good place to stay.

Reviewed September 24, 2010

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9.0
Exceptional
michal from Israel
Couple
Superior
Stayed 1 night in November 2009

great hotel”

clean, very good service, the facilities are new, great shower. each room has a balcony and they have swimming pool, they have free internet for guest
a bit far from the center of chaweng- u need to take tuk tuk or taxi for 80-100 baht they have free taxi to the center 3-4 times a day

we really enjoy staying at the first residence, the hotel and the stuff is really nice, its a ery clean otel and all the facilities are great. the only cons is that is a bit far from the center of chaweng, but they have free taxi to the center 3-4 times a day. we order thrugh the agoda and the price was really good!!! have fun...

Reviewed November 07, 2009

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9.3
Exceptional
Nathan from United States
Couple
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in January 2009

The First Residence sent us to The First House”

Very helpful staff. Very clean reception area and restaurant.
Overbooked hotel and did not have a room for us. Location was a bit further than described and about a five minute walk to the beach at their other properties.(The First House and First Bungalows)

Being overbooked at The First Residence they sent us to The First House without any extra charges. Not bad since the beach was located at The First House property about five minutes away. They did say we would have to pay for the taxi if we didn't want to walk though.(Luckily we had hiking packs and not large suitcases) At the First House they were very helpful and the hotel was very clean. Our bed however was made by pushing two twin beds together. As well, the balcony view was an amazing 10 foot view right into our neighbors balcony. They made it very convenient to lock personal belongings safely behind the main desk which was nice. Overall, The First House was a great place to stay with the right location, clean beach and water, helpful staff, and wonderful food.

Reviewed February 01, 2009

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8.7
Excellent
shirley from United Kingdom
Group
Superior
Stayed 16 nights in September 2011

Great Hotel”

Location was great, at the quite end of Chewang

this is a great hotel. hotel staff are very friendly. we were very late starters most days and our room was always cleaned. rooms are a nice size and clean. the location was at the far end of chewang which is the quite it is about a 15 min walk to the centre or jump on a tuk tuk. a 2 min walk to the beach. i would highly recommend this hotel. i have stayed on koh samui lots of times and this is the best find for a great price.

Reviewed September 28, 2011

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8.0
Excellent
Deon from South Africa
Couple
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in December 2009

Koh Samui fun”

Lovely Pool, clean and brand new ! Friendly staff. Value for money.
No lift! need taxi to get around.

We loved the stay a lot! Koh Samui is a must see for South Africans and the Hotel was a great help in finding all the attractions! We have a Phuket based travel company and we visit all different places to advise our own clients and The First residence will be on top of our list for budget travellers. Our company is called Paradise Golf Tours and we cater especially for South africans who want to see Thailand. The rooms were very clean and the nice folded towels was a good surprise!

Reviewed February 11, 2010

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8.3
Excellent
QINGFENG from China
Couple
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

comfortable hotel with good service”

friendly staff and good location

if i have another chance to koh samui.i will choose first residence hotel as my first priority again, its location is quite close to lots of resturants, and easy to go out,especially for the staff give a great help for providing informations for us in samui as we didnt prepare anything before i go there

Reviewed October 20, 2012

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8.4
Excellent
Daryn from Canada
Family with young children
Family Room
Stayed 4 nights in June 2017

Great Hotel Option Close to Beach”

If you're looking for a hotel that offers a great balance of value, convenience, friendly staff and comfort this is a great option. By staying here you'll also have access to the private beach that is part of the First Residence, First Hotel and First Bungalow Resort. You have access to a second pool that is closer to the beach. It's a little quieter in this area but there are still plenty of restaurants close by. Alternatively, you can walk to the food court (15min) or take a Tuk Tuk (4min). The beach is great, clean water and not too crowded. We stayed at the more expensive bungalow for the first 5 nights and the staff at First Residence are much friendlier and more helpful as a general rule. Good size rooms, reliable wifi and good breakfast.

Reviewed June 13, 2017

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9.0
Exceptional
Sam from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in August 2010

Just a bit out of Chaweng, but close enough ”

Rooms, staff, pool
Located a bit out of the main Chaweng area, Bath tub takes ages to fill

This is a nice hotel located just a 15 minute walk out of the main Chaweng area; for this reason you seem to get alot better value that you do in central Chaweng. The hotel is very nice and so are the staff, the pool is very nice and in the sun for most of the day. The rooms themselves are very modern and clean and very good for the price. The only major drawback we found was that the bath tub took ages to fill up, but it was nice to get a bath tub in Thailand as alot of hotel in Thailand don't tend to have tubs.

Reviewed September 18, 2010

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8.7
Excellent
eric from South Africa
Solo traveler
Superior
Stayed 3 nights in September 2009

good hotel”

clean, well located, very good value for money hotel
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good, clean and well situated hotel. very nice swimming pool with good restaurant area. staff very friendly and helpfull. excelent value for money. mini mart, massage, scooter rentals, travel agent and dive centre situated next to hotel. free internet, free bottled drinking water and good menu at restaurant. the hotel offers transfers to and from the airport and is about 100Baht cheaper than a taxi from the airport. will gladly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting koh samui

Reviewed September 15, 2009

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9.0
Exceptional
MOHAMMED from Malaysia
Group
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

First Residence Hotel”

peace, comfortable and affordable

Good and Great!!!!. I went to koh samui so many times but never stayed at FRH before. My first times at FRH on the 6 DEC to 8 DEC. Its not the name but sure for me is a amazing hotel with the first class feeling.

Reviewed December 12, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Bernard from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior
Stayed 5 nights in August 2014

Budget Luxury”

The staff were without exception, friendly, helpful and polite. This hotel is superb value for money, but not at the expense of poor quality rooms, fixtures or fittings.

The rooms, which were cleaned daily with fresh towels changed, were excellent. Modern bathroom en-suite; ice-cold a/c if needed!: a balcony with chairs and table; TV and free wi-fi, although not all rooms can pick up the wi-fi, so it's best to check with the desk staff when you arrive. Swimming pool is very good, and cleaned daily. i didn't eat in the hotel so can't comment about the food. I've paid three times this price for inferior accommodation elsewhere, and that's why I chose to return to this hotel for a second time. The reason it's very good value for money is because it's 30 metres from the beach; if you stay on the beach ( for example at the First House) you'll notice a massive price increase.

Reviewed September 02, 2014

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9.0
Exceptional
Jade from Australia
Couple
Superior
Stayed 2 nights in November 2008

Very Happy Stay”

Nice and quiet area, Free internet, Friendly and helpful staff
Not really a con but depends on preference. The hotel is about 10 - 15 minutes walk to the main part of Chaweng.

I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. It is very modern and clean, cheap and in a nice and quiet location while being not too far from the main parts of Chaweng(where all the tourists are). If you stay here i do recommend hiring a motorbike though as it is about a 10 - 15 minute walk to the main area but there is a mini mart just 3 minutes walk up the road and a few restaurants, dentists, art shops and beauty spas scattered around within 5 minutes walk of the hotel. Breakfast is simple and fresh. There is free internet in the lobby which personally saved me a lot of money contacting friends at home etc. The restaurant is about the mid price range but it lovely food. Definitely worth the money though. Highly recommended!

Reviewed November 21, 2008

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9.0
Exceptional
Sverre from Norway
Couple
Superior
Stayed 5 nights in December 2010

Very nice new hotel with friendly staff”

New hotel, very nice rooms, good service, friendly staff
Unstabile internet in 4th floor. A bit away from Chaweng centrum (at saqme time nice and quiet)

we had a great time at this hotel. this was one of the times that our budget hotel was a highlight. it's a new clean hotel, with nice people working there. it's a 10-15 minutes walk out of center of chaweng, but for us it was a nice walk home. we used the extra distance as a little training and was happy when arriving the hotel :-) on the other hand it's lays in a quaiet area, so this is a pro. thanks for now. we will come back. got a fair price through internet booking

Reviewed December 23, 2010

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