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Crystal Bay Yacht Club

3.0 of 5
209/1 Moo 4, Ao Thongtakian | between Chaweng and Lamai, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand (Formerly Samui Yacht Club)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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San Luis Obispo, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just had the most wonderful and relaxing week at Crystal Bay Yacht Club! We can wholeheartedly recommend this resort for those that are looking for lazy days in a lovely spot. The beach is lovely to look at and sunbathe, but not a great swimming beach. Lots of rocks and coral, which adds to the charm. The food in... More 

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east preston
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent one week here and I can thoroughly recommend the resort. Fabulous view from our ocean view room, very comfortable bed, large room and cleaned spotless every day.The beach was superb and cleared every day of flotsam etc.The food is of the highest quality and expertly prepared, some of the best I have had in Asia.... More 

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TomDarwin, Partner at Crystal Bay Yacht Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review. Very glad you liked our new restaurant Rock Salt also. You can leave a review for it also if you have time. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g2314594-d7360324-Reviews-Rock_Salt-Maret_Ko_Samui_Surat_Thani_Province.html More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time spending 3 nights in that resort! Actually it is our first visit in Thailand and the first view from from the beach blew us away! It's a stunning location!!! exactly as on their website! Our bungalow was just at the seaside (1 meter away from the beach) and we were looking on the beach from... More 

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TomDarwin, Partner at Crystal Bay Yacht Club, responded to this review

What a great choice for your first trip to Thailand! I hope other places don't disappoint you now! Thanks for choosing us. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I actually haven't even stayed at YC yet but I wanted to write a review on the incredible communication I have had with Diego at YC. From providing me with a great booking to help me out when I screwed up and didn't cancel another booking I had there. Every email response had been prompt and professional. I have been... More 

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TomDarwin, Partner at Crystal Bay Yacht Club, responded to this review

I passed on your message. He was very happy. More 

Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

A very disappointing reception desk.. The staff is unfriendly and a kind of "unsympathetic". When you ask for a place to go they automatically answer that they don't know and they don't take time to help you. That's a real pitty for the hotel! Service = 0. Nevertheless, the young boy who takes care of the luggage is always smiling,... More 

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TomDarwin, Partner at Crystal Bay Yacht Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am surprised about your comments on our reception staff who very smiley and helpful usually. I apologise if you caught them on a bad day. It shouldn't happen. You are correct that our Seaview Villas and Garden Villas are exactly the same except for the location. Seaview Villas are closer to the sea and... More 

Toronto,On
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We booked this hotel as the last part of our fabulous adventure in Thailand. We booked the beachfront villa a few months ago and it said it had a bathtub outside on balcony so we imagined something breathtaking. When we arrived we were told a new owner took over and got rid of the outdoor tub and computers in the... More 

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TomDarwin, Partner at Crystal Bay Yacht Club, responded to this review

Once again I would like to thank you for being so understanding that some of the facilities you booked were not available. We have made many upgrades since taking over the resort and that included changing some of the facilities in the rooms. I am so glad you loved the free upgrade to our pool villa - you were one... More 

Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights in Feb 2015. Check in was a breeze friendly staff and even though we were early 10 am we were able to get our room straight away...We stayed in a Seaview grand and the room was great...big really big,clean and spotless and great view. The resort is really nice , pool clean big eating... More 

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TomDarwin, Partner at Crystal Bay Yacht Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your very detailed review! We actually just invested in some new sun beds so there are many more places to lounge around the pool and beach now, there should be much less of an issue with people 'reserving' beds now. Regarding water pressure, it is already very good in some rooms and where it is not perfect... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

very nic staff!! Location is great !! Food is great! We had a great time , Christmas And nye.. The food is excellent!! Nice atmosphere. I had a Sea view de luxe room wich was new !! The Beach ,pool and beds are relaxed and cleaned whole day

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TomDarwin, Partner at Crystal Bay Yacht Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your really kind review. More 

Yalikavak, Turkey
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We spent two weeks at the Yacht Club over the New Year. The bungalow was nice , slightly quirky from the point of view that the "Wardrobe" was made of wooden sticks, open to view from the main room - BUT this did mean that our clothes were able to breathe, so didn't get at all musty or damp despite... More 

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TomDarwin, Partner at Crystal Bay Yacht Club, responded to this review

Thank you for your very detailed review. If you would like to review Rock Salt you can do so here: http://www.tripadvisor.com.ph/Restaurant_Review-g2314594-d7360324-Reviews-Rock_Salt-Maret_Ko_Samui_Surat_Thani_Province.html More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We stayed one night at the Crystal Bay Yacht Club on our way back to Bangkok from Koh Phangnan. We had originally booked a beach view bungalow but because of overbooking, we were upgraded to what was referred to as the poolside bungalow - which would probably be better described as a cliff side bungalow since it was set upon... More 

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TomDarwin, Partner at Crystal Bay Yacht Club, responded to this review

Thanks for your detailed review. I am glad you enjoyed our pool villa, you are one of the first guests to ever stay there as it is brand new. On behalf of the Rock Salt team I apologise. I have spoken to them and they are well aware of the issues they have due to a large number of staff... More 

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