Hotel The Princess Village Hotel 2 star
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Ko Samui District, Surat Thani, Thaïlande Koh Samui, Thailand
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Charm, intimacy and relaxation: opposite to over equipped resorts, the discreet Princess Village displays its authenticity and its style to show its difference within the overcrowded environment of Chaweng Beach.

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    Location 1.0 /10

    On the fringes of Chaweng Beach (on the south side), the longest and most frequented beach in Koh Samui, on the east coast of the island. The airport is 4 miles north, which is around fifteen minutes. Nathon, the main town in Koh Samui is on the opposite side on the west coast, 22 miles away (50 minutes by car).

    Accommodation 7.20 /10

    There are only fourteen bungalows at the Princess Village, however these are beyond the standard. In fact, all the bungalows on stilts, with view of the gardens are authentic old houses of 80 to 100 years. Totally in teak and designed in a traditional Thai style, they were initially built in the region of Ayuthaya and later dismantled and reassembled in Samui. A real style with creaking floors, a vaste terrace and rather dark interiors to maintain the coolness. Good furniture and amenities but in the rooms there is no TV or telephone (only at the reception) or bathtub (only shower).

    Overview 6.70 /10

    Built iln 1990, renovated in 1998, the Princess Village is exclusively made of old bungalows, nicely distributed in a luxurious space planted with trees where tropical scents swarm, with vases containing aquatic flowers. The hotel has decided to privilege accommodation, collective amenities have been reduced to their simplest expression: a small lobby without particular characteristics and a space for massages and a modest restaurant in front of the sea.

    Food and drink 6.95 /10

    The restaurant is not a "special product" at the Princess Village, the only restaurant is only "functional": there is no buffet, basic setting and menus with an unsurprising combination of Thai dishes and classic international cuisine dishes. In summary, it is very common and rather dull. Enough to be nourished, but there is really no gastronomy.

    Beach 7.45 /10

    The public beach of Chaweng, the most frequented in Samui, has the advantage of extending its welcoming extensions of sand over many miles of seaside, then offering a vast space where to frolic, run, etc. However, the price of success, it is also highly crowded, especially during high-season, which does not make it a particularly relaxing place. Nothing to say about the swimming: the water of the Gulf of Thailand are here at a good level of cleanliness and the level is satisfactory. Many local shops offer, on the beach, water sport services and material: sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, water skiing, diving, free diving, fishing, canoeing, banana riding, etc.

    To know

    The owners of the Princess Village have another charming hotel in Samui, The White House in Chengmon Beach, where the most important amenities (pool, restaurants) are open to the guests of the Princess. The main road that borders Chaweng Beach runs just in front of the hotel, it is abundantly filled with all types of shops.

    Equipment

    • Shuttle bus
    • Spa

      massage

    • Animals allowed

    advantage

    • The charm and the beauty of the old bungalows.
    • The tropical gardens of the hotel.

    disadvantages

    • Not many services, no leisure amenities.
    • The calm of the location is a bit disturbed by the noisy environment of Chaweng.

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