We were a group of 12 adults, 8 children and stayed at Baan Kilee (6 bedrooms) for 6 days for a birthday gathering. The configuration of the villa layout is excellent in that individual bedrooms are well spread out, therefore private, two of which are bunks (above bathroom) and big enough to sleep adults (if push comes to shove!). On each side of Baan Kilee, are two additional villa houses, Baan Ora Chorn (4 bedrooms) and Baan Puri (8 bedrooms) which share a common grass area on the beach front with Baan Kilee.This means that if you are a larger group as ours became for our last 3 days, the accommodation can be easily expanded, while meals can be centralized at Baan Kilee.
One of the advance considerations in booking Baan Kilee was wheelchair access as one of my friends is wheelchair bound. Rose the house manager had pre-arranged a ramp to be built which was installed from the dinning room steps down to the main villa area which gave pretty much full villa access, apart from the front lawn due to some steep steps. Suite 2 facing the sea front was the most accessible; my friend was able to get in and out of the swimming pool by himself such was the stepped configuration of the pool. The pool also has a wonderful configuration for both kids and adults, since a kid’s pool is located near the kitchen which means parents can keep a close eye as for our visit the kitchen area tended to be our hub.
A continental breakfast is included within the daily villa charge, which is buffet style. Bacon, eggs are charged extra and therefore are not supplied unless ordered which seemed somewhat trivial.
The in-house Thai chef, K Nat was excellent and cooked food that we selected from a main menu each evening for next day’s lunch and dinner. Nat arranged kids western food each day on a separate table; it’s not often to hear kids not complaining about food, or not eating when they travel but such was the selection which Nat made (for kids) that this was indeed the case.
Apart from the excellent food and service, wine was served in a very timely fashion, whether we seated 12 people or 25 on our last night, glasses were rapidly filled without prompting.
The great thing about the set up of this villa is the flexible policy of management, there are are no rules or restrictions on bring your own drinks or snack foods. There is a large fridge within the kitchen area for guests and an esky outside which is well stocked with ice as required.
If you are thinking to leave Baan Villa in search of better food or ambiance outside, don’t do it as you will be disappointed !^!
The house manager Rose and her team are excellent, they run the operation in a seamless manner; nothing is too much trouble with various suggestions made as to how to make things better along the way.
Wifi access is fast but not great towards the back half of the villa and bedrooms. The only minor fault was that there was only 3 bicycles available while one was in a poor condition.
My group left Baan Kilee seriously impressed. Baan Kilee is one of those places that when you leave, you immediately think about coming back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baan Kilee is situated on Samui’s unspoilt west coast, and boasts 30 metres of prime beach frontage looking out towards the famous Five Islands with beautiful sunsets viewed straight from the property’s many terraces. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Baan Kilee Ko Samui/Bophut