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“One of the most relaxing places we have been to” 5 of 5 stars
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Baan Sawan Villa
161/2 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 151 Specialty Lodging in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Singapore
1 review
“One of the most relaxing places we have been to”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the first time I have written a review in trip advisor but I felt our stay in Baan Sawan deserved to be raved about!
We felt that the level of service we received was excellent. We knew in advance that Star, the manageress, wasn't going to be in Koh Samui during our visit however she kept in touch with us on a very regular basis, both in the run up to our holidays, and whilst we were there, giving us helpful tips on what we could do during our vacation. Her husband, Levy, looked after us very well, knowing when to be on hand and knowing when to give us privacy. He even drove after us on his motorbike one day when he realised we were heading in the wrong direction for where we had planned to go!
We felt that the villa was much better equipped than others we had rented in the past, but the thing we liked most about it, in terms of the interior of the house, was that it felt like a home rather than a holiday rental with the owners adding enough personal touches in the decor to make you feel "at home". Anne and Alistair, the owners, also keep in touch with us, making sure everything was okay and also giving us helpful tips on where to eat and places to go.
We knew in advance that the villa was located in the hills and I must say we found this a huge positive. It gave us a peaceful base, one of the most scenic views we have ever had, a wonderful breeze, whilst at the same time access to everything else we needed, i.e. just over 5 minutes drive from the hub bub of Fishermans village and large supermarkets. Strolling out in the morning and surveying the stunning view still brings a huge grin to my face when I think about it.
The pool was a nice size, often rental villa pools can be tucked into a very small space but in Baan Sawan it is one of the nicest features both in terms of size and layout. There is also a large expanse of garden which, in our 5 days, we didn't really fully utilise but it added to the feeling of privacy when you arrive. We wanted to see a bit of the island so we did hire a car and I would recommend this to visitors unless they want to just relax in the villa. All in all we felt it was an excellent place to stay. In fact when we arrived my 12 year old son probably summed up all our feelings by saying "wow why haven't we been here before and when are we coming back!". Thank you, we will recommend it and we will be back.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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København
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

The Baan Sawan i haven on Earth with the most beautiful view and plesant staff. You have the view the wind and the pool which makes a great combination in Koh Samui. Star is a gràcies hostes and will provide you with everything you need. We had the best days at the Baan Sawan and hope to return again soon.

Stayed February 2015, traveled with family
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Hong Kong Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Baan Sawan is a spectacular villa with incredible views and highly experienced staff. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the villa and aim to return next year. The villa is also conveniently located to both beaches, shops and the airport.

  • Stayed January 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The villa was fantastic with just the most stunning views over the bay towards Koh Phangan which if you plan to visit make sure you use the fast ferry as the seatran one is very unreliable. The villa staff Star & Levy are first class and make sure that you get Star to cook you an evening meal as her cooking is superb, me my wife and three young sons had a fantastic authentic Thai meal on our first night. The villa is kept to a fantastic standard with everything you could wish for provided to ensure you have a truly luxurious holiday.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My family and I stayed at Baan Sawan 22nd July - 1st August and it was absolutely fantastic. As a group of 5 adults and 3 children - it was perfectly suited. Star and Levy definitely made us feel at home and were fabulous with the children, fantastic chefs too - we did eat out, but nothing compared to the freshness and care taken with our meals/BBQ at the villa. The gardens and pool are a credit to Levy, so well cared for and just absolutely stunning. Star made sure that any activities were organised in advance for us and made the whole stay very carefree and relaxing.

The villa itself is modern and very well equipped, the views are unbelieveable (I cannot emphasize this enough - just breath taking) and I would recommend this place very highly to anyone.

We were very sad to leave and the whole family would love to return and stay again - we couldn't keep Jacob or the twins out of the pool!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We stayed from the 11th of June to the 17th our first time staying in a villa, And we were in heaven this villa is beautiful.Star and Levy Made our holiday amazing star was at our every need and levy was one of the nicest guys and kept the garden beautiful. We will be back I already miss the views!!! This villa is a must you wont regret it

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fukuoka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We travelled as a group of friends (3 couples and and a two year old child) and stayed 4 nights at Baan Sawan. After travelling from Phuket, we definitely saved the best for last, and were all immediately blown away when we arrived at the villa.

The place seemed a lot bigger than the photos we had seen, especially the pool (which was big and deep enough for us 6 adults to practice a few flips and dives).

Star and Levy proved that they were the ultimate hosts as everyone mentions in their reviews. The food they prepared us was the best Thai we had the entire trip, and everything else from taxi's, laundry, and tour organising all was very prompt and stress free.

The villa is quite out of the way (10mins up a steep hill), so I would look into hiring either a car or some powerful scooters/motorbikes to make access easier next time. We did find a couple of taxis that took us back there after a night in Cha-weng, however be sure they will take you up the hill before you actually get there.

The only negative about the house itself, was the joint guest bathroom which had a very strong, bad musty smell. When we told Star, she was aware and herself and Levy did their best to rid of the odour in the meantime to getting it fixed. I think it was something to do with the ceiling.

We had an awesome time, and will definitely recommend Baan Sawan to friends and family travelling to Koh Samui.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 161/2 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 151 Specialty Lodging in Bophut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Baan Sawan Villa is a luxury family friendly holiday Villa on the north side of Koh Samui with stunning views of the Gulf of Siam and set within a large private tropical garden. At Baan Sawan we go the extra mile to make your stay a truly unforgettable experience. Our staff all speak fluent English and will help you with everything from the moment you arrive! Whether it's booking your next island adventure, or a cooking lesson with one of Samui's best chefs, or even looking after your precious little one's! Everything is possible at Baan Sawan. ... more   less 
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