Review of the Sans Souci, Chaweng, Koh Samui

The Sans Souci is a nice family run hotel with a great location on a quieter stretch of Chaweng beach.

Friendly and Quirky

The people running it are nice, if perhaps not the world’s most efficient hoteliers. If you like quirky and relaxed then the Sans Souci is for you. And, to be fair, this hotel has a fair sized group of loyal customers who come back every year.

Ornately decorated rooms at the Sans Souci Resort
Ornately decorated rooms at the Sans Souci Resort

This is a relaxed independent hotel run by a friendly group of people. You will notice the difference to the way this hotel is run and other more commercial hotels in Chaweng.

Rooms at The Sans Souci 

Many of the rooms are at ground level and have nice patio areas outside the door with tables and chairs. I couldn’t see the beach from my room, but I could see the beach from the patio outside.

Patio of my room at the Sans Souci
Patio of my room at the Sans Souci

The air-con, TV and bathroom all worked fine. There was free WiFi and English channels on the TV. I rate this fairly good value for money when booked online through Agoda.

Room decorations at the Sans Souci

The room we had was large and nicely decorated. The walls were panelled in dark wood. The furniture in the room was similar made of dark wood and in Asian style. The room had lots of small object d’art and books which gave it a homely feel.

Large en suite bathroom at the Sans Souci
Large en suite bathroom at the Sans Souci

The way the rooms were furnished is not something you will find in a chain hotel and the rooms all appeared to be slightly different. The en-suite bathrooms are large with a separate shower cubicle.

Beachfront Bar and restaurant

The bar and restaurant are overlooking the beach. It is a few step down to reach the sand where the hotel has sun longers positioned for use by hotel guests. You can order drinks to be brought to you on the beach.

Beach front restaurant at Sans Souci
Beach front restaurant at Sans Souci

I only had the breakfast which came with the room. The breakfast here is a continental breakfast and there was some room for improvement. Guests also have the option of ordering breakfast to be brought to the patio area in front of their room.

 I rate this Hotel 63 out of a 100

IndicatorsScore (out of 5)
Proximity to shops and restaurants4
Proximity to major attractions3
Getting public transport4
Getting a taxi4
Speed of Check-in2
Communication skills at front desk4
Maintenance of room facilities4
English language Television services3
Quality of bed3
Quality of temperature control3
Quality of bed linen3
Quality of towels3
Quality of toiletries3
View from room4
Quality of wifi connection4
Quality of lobby3
Quality of bar/restaurant3
Quality of gym0
Quality of breakfast2
Score out of 10063

Other information

  • Walking distance to the centre of Chaweng.
  • Breakfast is not great.
  • Regular pick up truck (songthaew) taxis pass the hotel. It normally costs 50 THB by Songthaew to Tesco Lotus.
  • Direct beach front access and use of sun loungers.
  • Quiet and family orientated.
  • Free Wifi.
  • Beachfront bar and restaurant.

Comfortable and Full of Character

Sans Souci Hotel in Chaweng is full of character, very friendly, comfortable and quiet. Nicer than some of the more expensive hotels in the town centre and a favourite hotel of many regular visitors to Koh Samui. Sans Souci is located on a quieter end of Chaweng Beach but close enough to walk to the town centre. This hotel will suit families, couples and older guests.

Route from Sans Souci Hotel to Chaweng Town Centre

  • Walking distance from Sans Souci Hotel to Chaweng Town Centre: 1.2 km
  • Walking time from Sans Souci Hotel to Town Centre: 14 minutes

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