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AKWA Guesthouse Reviews

28/12 Chewang Beach Road, Koh Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand

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57 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Dreadful! Rude staff, spoke in thai and laughed as us whilst we tried to check in as we'd been dropped off at the wrong building and offered to walk to the correct building, room smelt damp, dirty sheets, bed bug bites. I think the good reviews on here have been written by the arrogant owner! We've been backpacking around the world and paid much less for nicer places! We stayed in the queens boutique the remaining time on samui, just around the corner and much nicer!

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Best guesthouse we stayed in so far! Staff were so lovely and helpful, loved the qwerky decoration, we even had a dvd player in our room we made full use of :) couldn't fault it - it was clean and the food at the restaurant was nice too I would definitely recommend xx

  • 7th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Simple and basic, but clean and with goods bed and airco. Ideally situated near Chaweng Beach and its nightlife. Unfortunately no safes or lockers.

  • 21st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


We stayed at first at a deluxe double bedroom in the main building and moved to the second building to a double ensuite bedroom. In the main building the room didn't meet our expactations (fairly old furnishing, water problems). But the owner (and the staff!) was very understanding and moved us directly to the second building. The Tapas Bar there is great; even the access to the beach is closer. Really liked the pop art style at AKWA's. Room had a great atmosphere and big fridge!


Friendly staff and great location! Martin was super helpful with information about koh Samui, and the service staff were really nice and fun to chat with :)


The room smelled like it wasn't used in months. Where was mold on the walls. Shower didn't have curtains. Floor was dirty. It looked like it wasn't cleaned after last guests. Fridge inside was dirty. Had to clean cupboards next to bed because it had stains from sticky spilled drinks. Blood stains on toilet seat and bathroom door. Room didn't had all the things it had to have, like kettle, working TV remote, safe. Even after asking we didn't get all things. Staff wasn't the friendliest.

  • 8th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This is perfect for backpacking as it's very basic but has all you need. It's a 20 minute walk into Chaweng so if you're there for the night life i would stay closer. The power did go off several times during our stay but this is due to the rain. However they didn't fix it very quickly. Overall the stay was good and if it was closer to the town we would stay there again!

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