"Not what we expected"
After spending a week at the outrigger on Ko Phi Phi we weren't prepared for Nora Bay. The facilities were ok but we has a view of trash. We asked to change our room to be closer to The pool Instead of the long walk up/down We were told they were full. The clientele was loud,obnoxious and trashy. We left early and went to the outrigger on Ko samuiGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel with a view"
Perfect location with easy access to the beach and close to airport and town center. Don't worry about being close to the airport....we never heard a plane at the hotel. Hotel is very nice and well maintained. Staff is friendly and helpful. The perfect place to relax and recharge. Will stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A wonderfull experience"
We stayed six nights at the hotel and we enjoyed every moment If we return to Tailand, we would definatelly stay again in this hotel.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing sunrise views and great evening music"
We stayed for four nights and can't imagine a better place to stay. Rates are very reasonable, our room had a balcony with a view of the gulf, the room was clean and well kept, and the food was good. There's a house band that plays a variety of music and they are just incredible. Staff is very friendly and helpful. It's close to the airport and chewang […] beach, but it's definitely not in the heart of a bustling area (take a cab if you need to go anywhere other than the pharmacy across the street). Their spa is right off the water, which is very pleasant when enjoying a midday Thai massage. I can't speak highly enough of this resort. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
We concur about the beds... rock hard. We asked (per the manager's suggestion on tripadvisor) for a softer bed. They simply brought us another one of the exact same beds. Still, the staff we unbelievably friendly, the grounds are beautiful and pristine. Breakfast was exceptional. Overall we would happily stay here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nora Beach Resort and Spa"
We had a awesome experience at Nora Beach Resort. They treated us very well and I would love to go back to when I'm on my next trip to Koh Samui. To top the service they offered we also got a free upgrade which was sort of icing on the cake :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A slice of paradise"
We just returned from a two week visit to Asia, and we stayed in 3 different resorts during our time in Thailand. The Nora Beach resort would have to rank quite high among them. The resort is just around the corner from the beautiful open-air Samui airport and they make it quite simple to get to and from the airport (about 5 minutes) and Chaweng (about […] 2 minutes by car) with their own shuttle service. Making it quick and easy to get in and out of the island and around town. Despite this, there is NO airport noise. We didn't see or hear a plane the entire time. Upon arrival, you receive a refreshing cold towel and delicious welcome drink while checking in. As you look around, you realize what a slice of paradise the resort is. While it's just down the street from Chaweng, it is well-designed, avoiding all road noise and feels very quiet and secluded. We booked an ocean villa and I think we really lucked out, getting the one with the best view. We were a little concerned while booking the villa with how close the villa was to the pool (their website provides a map of the property), but never once was there excessive noise from the pool or anywhere else. Also, some people commented that they weren't private enough... while they are along the walkway to the pool and restaurant, we didn't notice any noise issues or problems with people walking by. The path is there, and people do move around, but never once did we feel like it was an issue. We were VERY pleased. It seems pretty standard to close the pool quite early in the evening. All the resorts we visited did this. Nora closed at 7 pm. This certainly prevented noise issues, but even during hours when the pool was open and the bar was open, we never heard a peep in our villa. As several people commented, the beach and ocean isn't that glassy, crystal clear water that you see around the area, but for us, this was no problem. We had booked a few snorkeling tours and didn't spend much time in the ocean at the resort Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Excellent value for money, pleasantly surprised."
Close to main part of chaweng but far enough its peaceful. Lovely buffet breakfast. Good wifi. Excellent value for money, we were skeptical as we usually stay in more expensive hotels/resorts in Thailand but enjoyed it for the price.Genuine Expedia guest review
"beach hotel with pool bar"
not to far away from cheweng town and every things cheap as .Genuine Expedia guest review
"So special, such a romantic wedding setting"
Wonderful experience very special made better by the excellent friendly and professional staff from Reception to housekeeping.Could not do enough without being intrusive.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful Resort close to the beach"
Nora Beach Resort is really beautiful. Loved the lush tropical gardens. It was right on the beach. All the staff were very helpful and so nice. I would highly recommend staying here, will definitely be coming back.Genuine Expedia guest review
Beautiful villa and surroundingsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Do not say here."
Booked and then rang the day before to Confirm all ways good. Then on arrival no room was available. Moved to Nora buri. A better hotel. A joke very unhappy. Staff are liars and deceitful. The better hotel you require a golf buggy to go any where because it's in a mountain? Don't risk being lied to riped of and offered nothing in return.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very nice hotel close to the beach"
Had a lovely experience at Nora Beach. Staff were very friendly and always quick to help with any situation. Hotel was maintained beautifully and the food was very good. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyoneGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Hotel close to beach"
Had a lovely stay - views of the sea, beautiful pool and restaurant right on the beach. Breakfast was included in the price and was amazing with a great variety every day. Hotel staff very pleasant and rooms serviced daily. A little way from town but great if you wanted a quiet peaceful stay. Courtesy coach twice a day to the main shopping centre and […] back.Hotel had lovely tropical gardens and balcony was surrounded by palm trees and tropical plants. Was a truly lovely peaceful place. Room was a little tired but was good value for the price. Would definitely stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Location , nice ambience"
The hotel is located on a beach , we stayed in ocean facing pool villa , the dvd player was not working which was very disappointing , we felt the room was a bit overpriced , we being vegetarians could not find vegetarian breakfast on buffet . choices were limited , that too was disappointing . staff , ambiance , cleanliness , beauty , facilities were […] all pleasing . Room service and support from reception was great . SPA was exorbitantly expensive , so we went to spas outside the hotel which were cheap . Overall , it was a good stay due to the ocean facing pool villa . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Good choice . Few min from Chaweng shopping and action . Away from it all for a quiet relaxing stay .Genuine Expedia guest review
Good choice . Few min from Chaweng shopping and action . Away from it all for a quiet relaxing stay .Genuine Expedia guest review
"Not up to standard"
I found the only thing lovely about this hotel was the beautiful gardens. The cleanliness of the rooms was shocking, especially considering it is a 4 star resort. I definitely don't think it was worth what you pay for. I wouldn't stay there again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Room service was a little disappointing and we were tipping generously. Staff extremely friendly and food was excellent. Resort was impressive and service was good and consistent.Genuine Expedia guest review
We enjoyed our stay at Nora resort. The staff were welcoming, friendly and helpful. Ann the receptionist was very professional and efficient. We had a problem with the bath and she arranged to fix it straight away. Rem the Pilipino waiter was very friendly and gave us local informations. All staff were very well trained. The room was very nice, but […] a little out-dated and the bath robes were worn out. Free Wifi was good but we had to log the user name and password every time we needed. The shuttle service to Chewang was very helpful but we wished it ran more frequently. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"nora beach resort."
the best resort in koh samui great day trips to the outa islands .also the zoo .Genuine Expedia guest review
"More than a few issues..."
Would not recommend. Service overall was decent however the pool/towel attendants were terrible - even had an instance where the towel attendant scowled at us for asking for towels during a brief period of rain! I had to insist that we really wanted them.. On another day they insisted on taking away our towels 45min prior to the pool closing so that […] they would have less work upon closing... leaving us to go back to our room soaking wet and cold. Rooms were dated, sheets dirty. Front desk staff is complacent with the rip-off taxi cab drivers and does not attempt to help you secure a price that is extortionate. Remember - in Thailand the cabbies will invariably try to charge ~400% of a reasonable price to tourists, so ensure that you bargain with them (not always a pleasant activity) Location is far from the main Chaweng beach, would take about 30min+ to get to the main part of the beach from here. Beach in front of the resort isnt that bad though. On the plus side: pool was nice and the breakfast was decent (although lots of bugs / ants! -including in and around the buffet dishes) Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Tropical Resort -good for families"
My family of 3 were very happy with the Nora Beach Resort. Kid friendly, safe, tropical resort. Easy to get to, no airport noise, no hawkers, beach clean and warm, pool warm. You could walk to Cheweng but too hot and a bit far -which is good - away from the noise and crowds. There are lots of resorts to choose here in Koh Samui but we are very happy […] with Nora Beach Resort. Buffet breakfast has a good choice for everyone. Restaurant meals good value and variety. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nora the Explorer!!!"
Stayed at the Nora for 12 nights, and from the get go the stay looked like it was going to be a good one. The staff were able to check us in 2 hrs earlier. The rooms were clean and more than adequate to spend time in - but the point of the holiay was to see Samui, so hanging in the room other than sleeping wasn't really required by the both of us. The […] pool in particular was clean and well maintained, which made it awesome to spend majority of the time in Samui there. The buffet breakfast offered a wide range of options, all generally fresh and tasted good. The staff were all very friendly and accomodating, and that added to our experience. The only blight on the stay was housekeeping not beng consistant in their daily making up of the room. At times we'd have all towels replaced, but other times we'd be short on towels and amenaties. We were asked if we took a pair of black slippers when we checked out which made us laugh given there was only one pair of pink slippers when we checked in. But that was only minor in the scheme of things...The resort was quite pleasant to stay at and we'd highly recommend it to anyone going to Koh Samui. Johnny & Margaret!!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
As soon as we arrived we were greeted with a smile and a complimentary drink and showed to a seating area! I knew from that moment we were going to be very well looked after. All the staff were very friendly- even the cleaners. I would go back tomorrow!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nora Beach resort"
we stayed here for six days and we would have to say that staff and management were the best we have come across on any holiday. They were always very helpiful with information about the island, shopping and transport. You are made very welcome there by all staff. Accomodation was first class as was cleanliness. Money well spent. If you don't go you […] will never never know. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Great service and location. At a higher price, it's worth the cost. The rooms are spacious and well kept and the pool is amazing right by the personal beach. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere just amazing. I would recommend.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very pleasing stay"
We travelled for our honeymoon and stayed in a pool villa. Rooms were very spacious, clean and the pool was bigger than we had expected. Staff were very welcoming and if we had any troubles, were onto them straight away. Our in room safe did not work when we arrived so they got maintenance to change it straight away. we still did have issues with the […] second one, which we hear is an ongoing problem, but these are being replaced currently. Buffet breakfast was included daily and offered a wide variety of options to suit most people. The pool was lovely and had a swim up pool bar, which we got some use out of. The resort was about a five minute taxi ride to the town centre, probably too far to walk in the heat. They offer a free shuttle service three times a day, which was great. Overall we were very satisfied with the resort and would highly recommend it to others. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Absolute bliss, we'll be back"
Pool staff were not as attentive in servicing guest sitting by the pool. Guests had to approach the pool bar for service. The free Shuttle into Chaweng could have left a little more regularly that it was scheduled. Wireless Internet in the room was a fantastic addition as was the variety of the pay tv channels available in room. The hotel grounds were […] immaculate and spectacular, villas cascaded down do the pool and the beach. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Great Resort and Friendly Staff!!! We loved it !!"
The staff at the hotel were professional and helpful. We were extremely happy with the service and hospitality offered. We would probably stay at this resort again when we return to Koh Samui. it is well located away in a quiet area but not too far from the Chaweng shopping strip. The facilities were great, very nice beach and pool surrounded by beautiful […] gardens. I have no hesitation in recommending this resort . Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
A lovely hotel staffed by lovely people in a great location. Food was delicious and well pricedGenuine Expedia guest review
We extended 6 nights. They could improve pool bar drinks, service and staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"paradise away fro home :}"
I went with my partner, we were upgraded on arrivel to a beachside villa, which had our own pool and private beach area. We were treated like royalty and couldnt have choses a nicer place to stay. The food was lovely and you could choose from a variety. We visited the nora buri up the rd for a meal one night which was lovely, our transport was complientry. […] All of the staff were helpfull and friendly and would go out of there way to any requests required. The rooms were gorgeous, the grounds immaculate, the food delicious and the view magnificant. We will definiately be coming back to this resort and recommending it to all of my friends. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The staff are absolutely fantastic. They make the stay worth while. Hotel just on outskirts of main beach which is nice and quite and only a 10 min ride into centre. Pool really clean and safe. My daughter and I stayed for 16 days and she also loved it. Private beach was good as left alone in peice as no beach sellers allowed there. The sea was shallow […] and safe for kids. The only snag which is small was the last week were maybe around 10 sun beds had towels on them ( new guests ) with no one them. I was at gym at 0630 so I noticed this which is my pet hate. Then once this started the next few days most beds were taken by 0730 then not occupied till later in day. I'd like to blame ze Germans but the British were just as bad. Maybe pool staff could stop this. Everything else perfect. Will return maybe Xmas time. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Good cost-benefit ratio"
Overall good hotel, rooms large and well rested vacation for families. Some facilities not maintained well enough but it does not affect total an experience.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice stay at the Nora Beach Resort and Spa"
Lovely resort in a lovely setting, most of the staff were friendly, the only bad negative vibe was from a very grumpy and rude receptionist....Guess she's in the wrong place, better of leaving her in the kitchen away from the tourists. Beach was lovely, food good. Nice quiet location away from the main strip.Genuine Expedia guest review
"relaxing and beautiful"
We stayed here for 3 nights in a superior room, staff were friendly and professional. We had an issue which was dealt with quickly and the manager was very helpful. The food at the resort was nice, the view was beautiful and the beach was just as beautiful and relaxing. Overall we had a great time and its close to Chewang shops too which is a 5 min […] ride on the shuttle van provided free by the hotel at certain times. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Would definently stay here again!"
A beautiful quiet resort tucked only minutes away from the hustle and bustle of busy chewang beach and the main street of chewang!! The resort is beautifully maintained, lovely staff, beautiful rooms, pool and beach (although you have to get there early for a sun chair!)! I would recommend this resort to anyone however it's a great spot for young families […] especially, as it pretty much has its own private beach and is therefore a lot quieter than chewang, yet only minutes away in a cab! We would definently stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
All of the staff were brilliant, the pool waiters were the best nothing was to much trouble for them and was always done with a smile. This was our first trip to Thailand we had the most brilliant time can't wait to go again we would love to stay at this hotel again.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Look no further!"
Brilliant hotel, beautiful room and incredible service....great to be just out of the craziness of Chaweng but only a short ride away. A must!Genuine Expedia guest review
The location of the hotel is fantastic, 20 mins outside of busy Chewang, but close enough to walk if you are fit and healthy, although there is a free shuttle 3 times a day and another shuttle for a small cost, leaving at other times. bars and restaurants within wlking distance. Hotel Nora is set in beautiful maintained gardens, the pool area is right […] on the lovely safe beach, I highly recommend this hotel, lovely breakfast. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"The place to relax"
Great location if you want to relax in the sunshine. It's out of town but for a short taxi ride and a cost of about £4 you can be in the heart of town. It's built on the side of a hill but it keeps you fit. The pool is a good size and the swim upbar is a plus. The beach is great as it's not crowded. The Breakfast is good quality and you have a wide […] choice to choose from. The staff are great and nothing is too much trouble. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Nice location with good private ocean view villas"
Solid Thai 4star hotel , good location and quiet but close enough to the action , private beach but too many pebbles , sun loungers insufficient for guestsGenuine Expedia guest review
"Short trip to Koh Samui"
The hotel was well presented although the rooms were a little dated. The staff were always bright and helpful.I would have liked a more frequent shuttle into and out of town. But in saying that we had a very pleasant stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Really nice hotel in just the right spot"
This is a lovely hotel that was for us in just the right spot. Found Chaweng too full on and a bit sleezy. The beach and restaurants on the beach are great, loved going in there, but it was nice to be out of town. "Tuk-Tuks" were cheap and frequent (50BHT per person). The hotel has its own secluded beach which was nice. Would recommend this as a great […] 4 star hotel. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"amazing hotel..cold breakfast!"
we stayed here from 31st dec 2011 to the 5th jan 2012 the resort its self is beautiful and the grounds are so well kept...we had room 8136 which had a private balcony and sea views...if u have a villa...u dont actually get the view....the pool is huge and the spa treatments were lovely..cheweng is so busy in high season that this was great as its 2/3 […] minutes up the road... the beach is litrally feet away from the pool... the only thing that we didnt like about this resort was that the buffet breakfast...although there is a huge choice...the hot food was actually cold. other than that it was a great place to stay and we will be coming back....make sure you get the hotel right though because there are 5 noras in samui..dont go for nori buri because its beside a dirty lake... Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Our stay of 3days was very good and comfortable. Hotel team was very very good and helpful in every need. Prompt service and very friendly. Even food at restaurant and breakfast was lovely.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A wonderful holiday"
This hotel is set on the beach and has a lovely pool as its centre piece. It would be a 4 star resort. The staff are gracious and very at tentative. The restaurant offers a fantastic breakfast buffet with a huge variety of food to tempt you. At night the restaurant has theme nights with a lacerate menu or buffet dinner. The resort offers a fantastic […] spa/massage therapy which is a must. They have a number of activates such as kayaking and snorkelling. The resort is located a short taxi ride to the town where there are many dining, bars and shopping places to visit. We stayed in a Superior room which was adequate for two adults with a king bed, bathroom and balcony. We would definitely go back. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect if this is what you want"
What you get: - Spectacular well-maintained grounds and trees everywhere. I laughed when one review said the resort was on a steep hill in a rain forest - it is more like a stroll in a formal garden - but it does look like forest from the water. - Use the spa. After a discount, Thai massage was one quarter the price in North America. Remember to add […] a tip. - Very quiet - Nice pool - Kayaking (but no other water sports) - Close to airport - Close bus or taxi ride to noisy, fun Chaweng Beach What is missing: 1/ No snorkeling at all. Better to take a boat to a hotel on Koh Pha-ngan if that is what you want. 2/ No waves at all. The ocean bottom is okay, sand with a little mud and seaweed, but shallow even for swimming Pay attention to time of year, Ko Samui has a different rainy season than Phuket. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
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