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Punnpreeda Beach Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   32 Moo 4, Bang Rak Beach, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand (Formerly Punnpreeda Hip Resort Samui)   |  
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Ranked #59 of 175 Hotels in Bophut
4.0 of 5 stars 231 Reviews
Denmark, Australia
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“Good small resort”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Dear all,

We have spent almost a week in this resort. Most of staffs are freindly and always able for help but except one at reception. She always not smile and even said hello to us. However, everyone has a good smile even they seem not understand what we are talking. Good try!

We got a villa with garden view. Room is good but a bit too small for us. I have requested for extra pillow and towels when check-in and they delivery as order in time. Free minibar refilled every day included in the room was very good and surpised for a small resort.

Beach was nice and good view but a bit small for swimming pool. Lucky not so many guests.

Overall it was ok and we would come back next time

Room Tip: Villa on the beach was nice will try next time
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Dear Punnpreeda,

Hello, i wish all of you are fine. We are back home with safe. We miss your place very much and would be back next year. Nice weather and good view over the sea. We also miss your foods and your lovely cocktails too.

Our villa #505 was very nice with beachfront and seaview even villa was a bit small for us. Next time please reserve this room for us when we booked. Love it a lot and it also near the beach restaurant.

Staffs were so nice especially the active girl and her restaurant staffs. Thank you for taking good care on us. They could even remember what we loved to have in the morning. Thanks your coffee and tea.

We would be back for sure next year. See you all.

Room Tip: I love the Free minibar. GREAT!!!!!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Managerathip, General Manager at Punnpreeda Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Dear HuangGr,

Thank you for taking your time to write a positive review, it was nice to hear that we meet your expectation here at Punnpreeda Hip Resort.

We are very happy to hear that you had a relaxing stay with us and enjoyed our great service. We highly appreciate your comments about our Restaurant service and I will definitely share your feedback with our team members.

We are looking forward to welcome you again here at Punnpreeda Hip Resort.

Kind Regards
Ryan Yamson
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We stayed in a Villa room booked through Asia rooms which had a cheaper deal going than the hotel. The room was very nice with a water stream running past and a good size veranda to sit at, although there is no real view, see photo. Pool side rooms look out over the pool and out to sea, if you need a view.

The hotel is on the main ring road where it’s easy to get taxi’s and tuk tuk’s. I am happy to ride motorbikes in Asia so transport was not a problem and there is lots of motorbike hire around.

Overall a nice hotel to stay in, but we did not see in an upstairs room so cannot comment on those rooms. There were not many people staying at the hotel or in the whole of Koh Samui as it was wet season and it did rain very heavy.

My comments:
• Breakfast is simple with only 1 Asian dish on offer, mostly western style food, eggs toast, cereal, fruit.
• Room included TV with DVD player, water & soft drinks free each day, safety box and under cover seats on the veranda.
• Hotel had free WiFi and worked in our room. Free internet computers in the foyer and the staff were all very good.
• Hotel is not wheelchair friendly.
• Across the road is a chemist, 7 eleven and a good cheap restaurant.
• Within walking distance are restaurants, bars, convenience stores, banks and tour booking agents.
• The Big Budda is about 1km and the fisherman’s village area is about 3 to 4km.
• Did not see any night clubs close by, but having a motorbike it was only a 15minute easy ride to Chaweng which has all that.
• The hotel will pick you up from the airport and we found the hotel to be much cheaper than a taxi. Also there is a free hotel bus in to Chaweng at 3pm and 9pm.
• Beach front at the hotel is narrow, about 6m wide and is wider and nicer walking along the beach north.

I would not recommend staying at this hotel if you want easy to reach nightclub nightlife as I didn’t see any around, a few bars and that was it. Also for shopping and markets you will need transport, so consider how much you want to shop.

I did read some comments on the net about air traffic noise from planes, as the hotel is close to the airport and flight path. I did notice some plane noise, but we never spent a lot of time sitting at the hotel to say if it’s a problem.

Room Tip: Stay in a Villa room
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Managerathip, General Manager at Punnpreeda Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Dear Rowan,

First we would like to thank you for staying here at Punnpreeda Hip Resort.

Thank you for taking your time writing a review, We are glad to hear the you enjoy your time with us, the convenient that our service brings to you, As for some comments that you have we are providing more variety of breakfast that we can offer to our Guest as we are having more long stay Guest like you. At the moment there are plenty of new shops and night attraction in the area, We would like to thank you as well for some tips for our future Guest.

We are hoping to welcome you again here at Punnpreeda Hip Resort.

Kind Regards
Ryan Yamson
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Theh Punpreeda Hip Resort is a great place with really friendly staff. The staff will organise or arrange anything you could think of really. There is a fairly small pool but really this is only needed for a quick plunge. Besides Bophut beach is a whole 2 metres away.... I had a superior room at the back away from the road noise at the front which is a good thing as the road is quite noisy. The room was a good size and clean, it had free drinks in the minibar, TV/DVD with DVD's at reception. The restaurant called Chill@Hip serves great food too and have happy hours twice an evening. . I did also hear people complain about the noise coming from the airport (planes come in to land above the hotel literally !!) but i think you can't complain as you can always check these aspects before booking yourself. Googlemaps shows the runway very near to Bophut and if you don't want this don't stay this side of the island!!!! However the noise is not intrusive and it doesn't even cross your mind after a few days. As always stock up on mosquito spray for the evenings, there are some big ones out there!!!

Room Tip: ask for rooms which are not on the road side or even for a "villa" at the back in the gard...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Managerathip, General Manager at Punnpreeda Beach Resort, responded to this review, February 4, 2014
Dear Cameltoes

First I would like to thank you for staying at Punnpreeda Hip Resort.

I am delightful to read the we are able to meet your expectation in our Room Facilities
and in our Restaurant.

Here at Punnpreeda our team always take the pride of giving the best service that we can offer
to satisfy all our Guest needs, as part of our nature we treat as our Family.

We are looking forward to see you again on your next Holiday here at Koh Samui Thailand.

Kind Regards

Ryan Yamson
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed in early December for five nights as a large group before our wedding at another resort. I contacted the resort via email to book the rooms (we were a group of thirteen). Everyone had different requirements as we had toddlers and guests with limited mobility. Gina and her team were absolutely fantastic. Booking was easy and efficient although we had a number of requests. Gina was so obliging and helpful. We all arrived at different points over a couple of days and Gina efficiently arranged pick-ups and drop-offs throughout our stay. The staff were so welcoming and provided us fantastic tips on places to venture out too.

My husband and I were upgraded to the suite on the beach, it was beautiful and very much appreciated. The room had everything you could need. To welcome us they decorated the room with flowers, towel swans and heart shapes.

We hired a private boat for the day and they even arranged collection from the beach at the hotel so we didn't need to do any transfers. My aunt turned 50 whilst we were there and the staff arranged a lovely cake to be delivered to her room which had her name and a kind message on it. She was very touched. Breakfast is very good, nice simple fresh buffet with friendly staff.

This hotel is really great value for the price and is in a good location close to fishermans village and makes a good spot to explore the rest of the island. The beach outside is ok but a little crowed by boats but for the value I don't think you could do better.

A big thank you to Gina for all her help and her wonderful staff!

Room Tip: The villas closer to the beach are nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Managerathip, Manager at Punnpreeda Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Micheal,

First of all, thank you so much for choosing us for your holiday and for your lovely group. Also thank you for your kind arrange and always understanding and assist us.

I myself and our team are so glad and had a big smile when reading your nice comments. Thank you for cheer up our team. We also have a happy tine to serve your lovely group and our guests. We are so happy while our guests feel like our hip resort and enjoy their stay with us.

As we always said to the team we would do the best to our guests happy and go home with their smile and safe trip back their home.

Thank you again for coming and let me know and assist anytime you have plan to come samui. It is my pleasure to always serving and greeting you.

We wish to welcome you back and see you and your lovely group soon.

Please keep us in touch and take good care.

Kind regards,

Punnpreeda Hip Resort Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Dear punnpreeda,

We were stayed here for a week during early-mid of December. The weather was not so good. It was mostly rainning. At first we planed to change an iternary to another destination but our booking was non -refundable and flight also very very full so we stayed here for our whole period. My bad luck again there was an electric shutt down on the island for 4-5 days and later a big thurnderstorm happenned. So ennoy and want to go back home.

Thank god, hotel has electric cause they have a generator so we safe now. I could sleep and eat well. All staffs seem nervious and always busy but they were so kind and smile to us all time we met. No internet and phone line. All the area outside hotel was so dark and so dangerious without light. 7-11 was closed and ATM could not been cash. All other local people stand out of their house waiting for a light. There are so many people in front of reception and they all busy. i ask the staff where are they from. They said hotel allow nearby people come to charging their mobile phone and allow them to use public toilet. Good job Punnpreeda for helping people.

My vacation here like a Le fuji not a tourist but all staff here make me feel safe and warm enough. Thank you all of you to taking care us. We still enjoy your hip hotel even it may not smooth as expected. We would come back again for sure to visit all of you again. Thank you nui,som,jeab,jor for your kind service.

Good Job and thank you

Antoni

Room Tip: one day for very nice view from room #304
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Managerathip, Manager at Punnpreeda Beach Resort, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear Antoni,

Thank you for your nice and sincere comments on our property. During that time, we are all here try to mange and did the best and wish our guests would be fine and happy with that. Thank you so much for your kind understand our situation and also understand what we try to serve.

We wish you would come back again to samui and also stay with us. We looking forward to welcome and greeting you very soon.

Best Regards,
Punnpreeda Hip Resort Team
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for 1 week early December.

First the good points:
-Had an offer where we got free upgrade for staying 5 nights from a room to a villa (thank god because all the normal rooms are over a really busy main road)

- Good central location (15 mins to airport & other places to go)

- Free kayak you can use

- Located on a small beach (it isn't private like previous reviews say although it is quiet)

- The pool is relaxing place to be although very small

Now the not so good:

- As mentioned when we booked we booked the offer "free upgrade for stays of over 5nights". Got to the hotel and were shown to a really grotty room over looking the busy and quite dirty main road. Surely if we booked the upgrade (months ago) a villa should have been booked there and then not depending on availability because thats a bit of a con really since i only booked this hotel on that offer. I would have booked elsewhere if that offer hadn't been advertised.
Anyway i decided to Enquire about free upgrade and was then taken to a villa which was there only empty villa. Fair enough. Although I think I know why!

- However upon seeing inside other villas it was the worst villa and had a lot wrong with it (see below)

- Nowhere to store clothing (2 shelves in cupboard, not sufficient for a couple for a week)

- Safe did not work when we checked in. When we complained the lady came, shook the door a bit and then it worked. It kept working on and off over next 2 days, would take us a good 10 mins to eventually lock it. Really annoying. i complained again and it was eventually sorted.

- Air con is very loud and often didnt seem to work constantly. Some nights i would put it on around 18 degrees and it would feel cool for an hour and then turn off for the rest of the night so that it would be boiling. We changed the settings so that it wasnt on auto etc but still the same.

- Second to last day only bath towels given. No hand towels.

- Our room (401) did not have a DVD player, borrowed a DVD late at night only to get to room to realise not one there and gap missing where should be. Only noticed this on last day which was stormy so we phoned reception to ask for a DVD player as nothing else to do (as other empty rooms so could borrow for a day). Lady said fine but no one came to our room. Ignored us. Walked to reception and complained again and finally the male workers put a DVD player in. All rooms should have one (as stated in their brochure) so if this didn't have all room facilities they should have looked into this ASAP without us complaining.

- Last day no one came to clean our room even though we left the "please make up our room" sign on door. We needed clean towels, bins emptied and new loo roll (as you get 1 small one a day). We had to complain and later that evening someone did come and clean it after that request.

- Think there is a real language barrier here but I also don't think staff really go out of their way to help you if there is a problem. Only few staff speak good English and they are not always around. Some of the staff if they don't understand seem to walk off and ignore rather than get a member if staff who may understand. I do not think the staff were that friendly, some were, but some were very unhelpful and rude. It gave me a bad impression of Thai people. Not sure how some people have rates this hotel an the staff highly, maybe they're used to staying in places where staff are like this and so to them it's no big deal but I am used to hotels where staff treat you like a real guest and are polite.

Lighting is awful in the room we had and the bathroom had a light over mirror and toilet but nothing over shower so very dark in shower.

- Small and silly point but I noticed other villas when cleaned the towels are put into shapes/made to look nice on the bed but ours nothing. Not treated same as other customers ( maybe because we were not paying full price for our villa).

- Says all rooms have a drying line so can people not hang clothes up outside. we didn't have a drying line in our room. Really difficult when trying to get clothes dry on last day.

- When we checked in, i asked to pay the final bill in cash, the lady who checked us in said this would be fine but took credit card details then to guarantee room which was normal. Went to check out and the lady said we owed nothing because the room money was taken off the credit card when we checked in. We hadn't wanted to use our credit card on the trip unless an emergency hence why we specifically asked this at all hotels we went to. If she wanted full payment when we checked in she could have told us this and we would have paid in cash. All the other hotels we stayed at managed to deal with our pay in cash request.

I enjoyed my stay in Koh Samui but honestly I would not stay here again. There are nicer hotels around for a similar price.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Managerathip, Manager at Punnpreeda Beach Resort, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Dear our valued customer,

First of all, thank you for your contribution in either both sides. We are sad to hear that you would not coming back and stay at our resort. Please give and read us a time to clarify all your unsatisfactory things.

During your stay at the early December ( 10 -15 December 2012) at Hip Villa #401, we have to say that there were the two uncontrollable natural accidents happening during that week. First, was the electric cable line underwater from government had broken so there was no electric from the government for 4-5 days. Lucky, our hotel have the generator which could supply the electric through all every room in our property. Only problem we face which the generator need a gasoline to operator which we have to sent some staffs for stand by purchasing the gasoline. We do not want our guests to get in to any problems regards on the lack of electric at all. We also want to keep everything as normal but we try to inform our guests from time to time to turn on and turn off the generator for saving in case the gasoline was sold out. As mention if we safe, it could stay within 10 days by manage the schedule of electric. At that time, all of my staffs been working so hard to keep guests satisfied but may I excused that They may a had time for almost 18 hours working and stand by at the hotel. When all of the guests sleep, we just schedule staffs for relax and took the shower at the hotel bathroom hotel cause their home also not have an electric. Our hotel keep also one room for staff for take a shower and rest together cause their home is no electric for almost 5 days.

They may seem taught, nervous, and hardly to smile as usually. We are sorry about that. However, we try to do at your best to make our guests safe and have a completely service as they had paid.

Second, another week we have a accident from the thunderstorm and it cause us a Lots of damage. 10 television and 8 DVD players was broken, all Internet equipment was broken, all telephone also were damaged. Luck, there was no human hurt around the area of the thunderstorm. During your requested a DVD and TV, our engineering and driver had tried to move from the empty (one that you mention as nice as for advertising) room to your room. However, it may not so convenient and fast as your expected cause during that time it was rainning and they also have to wait a bit for move things as your requested. Also for a DVD player which also broken. At that time it was a night and rainning and all shop were nearly closed. We also have to move back and forth until you are happy cause some equiment you said it was not properly and the voive not sound enough. We are here understand your situation and all natural things with my staff had destroy your vacation. However, we just want you to understand the reason behind which may help you coming back stay with us.

Abou the payment, your booking has been booked through one online agency which was a prepayment and non-refundable. All booking amount have to be charged when you make a booking. However, because of our telephone line problem so we did not get your confirm payment FAX from an agency. But we decided to hold your booking and we could charged when you check-in cuase all telephone line error.

To make a room clean also not done on the dated when guests was checking out. This was a standard policy as normal prectised. However, as your requested our house keeping had done and cleaned your room as requested.

I also have to say sorry again on the hand towel not provide you a daily properly. We would carefully manage the outsource laundry next time.

We hope your could understand us and our team. We would definately invite you to come back.


Thank you for your kind understanding.

Best Regards,

Punnpreeda Hip Reosrt Tem
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Address: 32 Moo 4, Bang Rak Beach, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand (Formerly Punnpreeda Hip Resort Samui)
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#26 Top resorts Hotel in Bophut
#40 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Punnpreeda Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Imagine an exotic island surrounded by turquoise seas just off the coast of amazing Thailand. An island rich in culture and beauty, yet home to a host of the world class restaurants and hotels. Koh Samui is just such an island. Imagine a community unlike any others, where people from around the world stroll in sandals and shorts along the street while mingling in shops. Where local people share stories of the past in legendary Thai style. Imagine a quaint beach resort where unique poured concrete is juxtaposed against natural Thai woods with 100 year old slant roof ceilings. Dramatic splashes of color ignite the soul while our resort's expansive windows offer views of Samui , nearby islands and the sea gently splashing on the butterscotch sand that will soothe the mind. Surround yourself with a sense of peace, love and style as you have never known at our Koh Samui beach resort. We look forward to welcoming you to Punnpreeda Beach Resort on Koh Samui ... more   less 
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