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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
1 review
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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6 helpful votes 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 

singapore
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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

There are some incredibly extensive and detailed reviews down below that are generally very positive and accurate so I'll try to cover the few points that they miss. The only one that I will repeat is that Jana the yoga instructor really is awesome. First of all, the property is getting a little tired and will need an upgrade in... More 

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

Dear Mr. Corby, Thank you very much for your constructive comment regarding your previous stay at Absolute Sanctuary & Yoga Center. I do apologize if i didn't see you during your stay as i only met Mr. Hamlen couple times at yoga studio and upon checked out. Usually, i do check with our in house guests/outhouse guests to see if... More 

Bournemouth
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

On this occasion In April I tried the 14 day Detox with Live Food/Raw food combination which included lunch and dinner plus daily colonic and two detox drinks per day. I felt no anxiety due to lack of food and lost 4 kilos without any effort. Food is served in the Love Kitchen offering a good range of raw food... More 

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

Dear Gerald, Thank you very much for taking your time posted your comment of your previous stay at ABS. We're so glad to see you for your second time and very happy to see you're happy with the detox program especially the detox menu that we just developed. I will share your review with our team and I'm sure they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

really great stay, I feel better than ever, don't forget to walk to the nearest thai restaurant and taste some amazing food, just at end of road and turn left, thank you to all the lovely staff at absolute :)

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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 experience at Absolute Sanctuary with other travelers on TripAdvisor.com. I will definitely share with our team and believe this will help them keep up good work. Look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Best Regards, Wipa Nareerak, Resident Manager More 

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