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Absolute Sanctuary

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88 Moo 5, Tambol Bophut, Amphur Koh Samui | Suratthani, Surat Thani, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on a 5 days / 6 nights "be fit" program which was great! The food was excellent and the yoga and personal trainers too. The entire staff was very friendly. The only thing I could say, is, if your program has not started yet- I had it this on my first day when I arrived - you need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here two times during our stay at Koh Samui. A great resort hidden away from the busy Chaweng where you really can enjoy pure tranquility. The first stay we stayed in the superior room, with beach view - nice room with everything you need. The second stayed we were upgraded to the deluxe room with... More 

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Dubai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I recently did the 5-day Pilates bootcamp at Absolute Sanctuary. This was 2 reformer classes a day. The classes were great and intense. Best part for me was the instructor, Sari. She gave a lot of attention to the students to ensure that the body alignment was correct. She gave clear instructions which made it easy to follow. Sari is... More 

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Absolute_Sanctuary, General Manager at Absolute Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Marcia, Thank you very much for taking your time sharing the experience of your previous stay at Absolute Sanctuary Koh Samui. I already shared the comments to the team including Sari who is very happy to hear. All of your constructive comments will be brought up to management team especially our Pilates Bootcamp Program to make it more comprehensive.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I went to Absolute Sanctuary for a "de-stress" 9 day stay. Overall it delivered that for me. Lots of pampering and sitting by the pool. The accommodation itself was less than what I was expecting. My room was painted in dark colors which made it feel small and a little depressing - but I guess it gets you out of... More 

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Absolute_Sanctuary, General Manager at Absolute Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking your time posted the comment of your previous stay at Absolute Sanctuary & Yoga Center. On behalf of the team, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your time and services. I will definitely share with the team and they will be very delighted to hear this. Look forward to welcoming... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Fabulous programs for detox, fitness or burn out recovery and yoga/pilates.This is a health retreat, not a regular hotel. You come here to work on an exercise/get fit/yoga or pilates program, follow a comprehensive detox program or to recover from burnout by doing a de stress program. The hotel is not by the sea, it is on a mountain side... More 

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Absolute_Sanctuary, General Manager at Absolute Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Jo, Thank you very much for taking your time posted the comments on your previous stay at ABS. We are much appreciated that you helped share the experiences to other travelers on TripAdvisor.com We really look forward to welcoming you and Pete back and with the new bar renovation i hope you will find it more relaxing while having... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

One of the best holidays I have ever taken. This was my first time at a health retreat and it was an amazing experience. From the moment I arrived I was looked after by the staff. I did a 5 day detox with raw living foods and the restaurant menu was brilliant. Would highly recommend to anyone needing to re-set... More 

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Absolute_Sanctuary, General Manager at Absolute Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking your time sharing the comment of your previous stay at ABS on TripAdvisor.com On behalf of the team, we are glad to hear that you achieved the goal and the detox program meet with your expectation. We are more than happy that you felt like a brand new! Hope to welcome... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

I am not one to write reviews especially ones involving a disappointing experience. But this is my second time to Absolute, hoping the first time I was wrong, but unfortunately this resort is still having major issues. My first visit to this resort last yr ended with us leaving early and was forced to foreifeit what I had paid, but... More 

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Absolute_Sanctuary, General Manager at Absolute Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking your time post the comment on TripAdvisor.com On behalf of the team, I'm extremely sorry that your second visit still didn't meet with your expectation although you did try Yoga Holidays Program which we usually get very positive feedback with the number of classes and different type/level of classes provided throughout... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Don't stay in this Hotel unless you're ok with putting your poo and wee paper in your waste paper bin in your bathroom. How unhygienic. Disgusting!! No Sewerage Website looks amazing but no mention of sewerage issue Food extremely ordinary as well. Instructors not professional enough. Don't even ask if you have ailments or are pregnant. Go to Kamalaya instead

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Absolute_Sanctuary, General Manager at Absolute Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for taking your time post the comment on TripAdvisor.com Allow me to explain with regards to the waste paper that required to put into waste bin provided. It's common in Thailand where almost every restaurants/hotels/resorts,etc. will have the sign to advise travellers. The system of drainage and piping is probably different than Europe... More 

Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

First went here around five years ago to do a total detox program over 10 days - this can be a pretty rewarding experience - but also takes you a bit out of your comfort zone if you've never done this before. The health results of this stay impacted me positively over a number of years after. I just got... More 

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Absolute_Sanctuary, General Manager at Absolute Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your previous stay at ABS on TripAdvisor.com On behalf of the team, I'm very delighted to hear that our detox program meets with your expectation and benefit your body & mind. I will share your comments with our team member including Janelle who will be more than happy to hear this.... More 

Rolle, Switzerland
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This resort has got better since my 2013 review! The fitness, yoga, Pilates, aqua and stretching teachers are all very committed, good and knowledgeable.They are keen to help beginners like me while my partner who is experienced in yoga and Pilates also enjoyed herself! The food menu has improved from its previous high standard; the food is healthy, wholesome and... More 

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Absolute_Sanctuary, General Manager at Absolute Sanctuary, responded to this review

Good day Chris, Thank you very much for writing the review on TripAdvisor.com which i am sure this will be very helpful for other travelers. It's good to see both you and Susan enjoyed the place from the yoga classes, new superfoods throughout services. Let's do a rematch with Marco again for your next visit. It's a fun activity to... More 

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