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“Paradise on the mountain!” 5 of 5 stars
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Mantra Samui Resort
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   9/124 Moo1,, Bophut, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #16 of 175 Hotels in Bophut
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“Paradise on the mountain!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Me and my wife spent three days here, it was the highlight of our trip, the resort is beautiful, the architecture is great, but what tops everything else is the staff at the hotel!
Location=
The resort is on top of a big hill and everything is on different levels, but you don't have to climb around as you can always call for a free golf cart to come pick you up wherever you are and it arrives in seconds. Also a free shuttle to both chaweng and bo phut operates almost every hour till 1030pm. It's a great place relax and unwind with gorgeous view of the ocean.
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We stayed at the love Jacuzzi, it was a big room with a big balcony, very artfully done, the room had a computer with wireless keyboard and mouse connected to the TV with XBMC and a ton of movies that you could watch and a huge music collection, TV was a bit small though.
theJacuzzi was in the balcony overlooking the ocean and had curtains if you wanted privacy. The room also had a small collection of novels to read. Also free international calls! There was even a proper coffeemachine in the rroom .
Pool=
Gigantic pool on the edge of the hill with a beautiful view of the ocean and a huge poolside bar with the best cocktails ever, a bit pricey but the bartenders really know their stuff. The pool area is amazing, we just wanted to spend the whole day there,the vviews are to die for.
I have to give 10/10 to the staff, very accommodating and friendly and give good advice. The staff is what makes any resort and the ones here were chosen well.

We will definitely be coming back. Would recommend to anyone looking for a nice peaceful atmosphere and breathtaking views!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Yes. The hotel has excellent views...if thats what floats your boat. Oh, the gym is also above average....the best quality I have seen on samui. However, the rest is not so good. Service is horrible. Sorry to say....but the standard, compared to other hotels in the region is not comparable. You have to keep following up on things. for example, my laundry.....it took 2 and a half days to get my clothes back via the hotel.....this is absurd for samui standards. The hotel reception kept telling me excuses for the delay...I had to threaten them with a complaint before I had my laundry returned within 30 mins. Also, room service is terrible. Don't believe when they say 15 mins....Im still waiting for my hamburger...over 40 mins, and still not delivery. Also, the Wifi is below par. You will be forever trying to download. I also had problems with the ipod docking station....it never worked. They advertise a lot of things, but Im afraid the standard does not live up to the expectations. I am very disappointed. I think you will find better value with other hotels.

Room Tip: Don't stay in the love rooms...very tacky. For eg.....there are condoms and ky in the love room...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for 2 weeks in February 2013. This place was simply lovely.
We arrived quite late in the evening but check in was a breeze. Our room was at the very top so you definitely needed a golf cart to whisk you up there - but there always seemed plenty of these around so it never felt like an inconvenience.

Our room was large, had a great sea view and really comfortable. Bed was large and comfy and the room was equipped with all mod cons. The TV/PC system was fantastic. The library of films and shows was extensive. We also really appreciated the free Wifi.

Breakfasts were fabulous! So much choice on offer, I'm not surprised that I gained weight on this trip. Lots of fruit, cereals, breads, pastries as well as different cooked breakfast options. Definitely a highlight.

The pool area was beautiful. Although the sun loungers were really funky, some had seen better days and there just wasn't enough room for everyone. We were lucky to get beds every day but we are early risers so we didn't struggle. However late sleepers did struggle and we did see a couple of heated exchanges between people about bed hogging.

The bar was great. The cocktails were delicious - my favourite being the porn star martini which was just the best!

We only ate at the hotel a couple of times. Food was good but we preferred venturing out and trying new things. Shuttle buses to Fisherman's Village and Chaweng Beach were very convenient.

All in all this was one of the best value for money trips I have ever taken. The hotel had a cool, laid back boutique vibe which we really liked. What really made it special was the staff who were attentive to your needs and really made you feel welcomed. I would definitely come back!!

Room Tip: Rooms at the top may not have jacuzzi baths but they have great views!
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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed in Mantra for three nights. The rooms are big and the view from the rooms is one great. The service provided by the hotel staff was wonderful and made the stay more enjoyable. Although the property is located on a hillside and is rather steep walk to the room, the buggy service provided makes it enjoyable and you do not actually have to climb too many steps unless you want to. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to Bophut beach and Chaweng. Strongly recommend unless you are old or have knee problems.

Room Tip: The love rooms on the higher floors have the best view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Hotel not what you expect from looking at on the internet. Had a love room with a great view but on the balcony we had two sun beds which were ripped and not very comfy to lay on. Our bed was on a wooden platform which from the moment you walk in the room you straight away bang your shin into the platform, not sure why it is there but very painful and not practical although the bed itself very comfortable, bathroom quite good and storage is good also good storage for clothes. The service could be better with our mini bar and tea and coffee making facilities not being replaced everyday we had to ring to get replenished nearly everyday. The gardens are lovely and pool area is clean but not enough sun beds quite a few times we couldn't get a sun bed the area is quite small for how big the pool is and you do get a great view from the pool. The hotel in on a hill so walking to breakfast was quite hard you could ring for a buggy but we just did the hill climb and and suffered sore legs everyday, if you want a workout this is for you. The gym is very good, it also has a great view and the spa is lovely along with the staff, we had great massages from Soa and Mam. We also found the communication quite hard but usually there was someone around the help if this was a problem. Founbd the restaurant to be good for breakfast choices but with lunch and dinner I didn't think there were as many choices, so we ate out most nights. As this hotel is highly rated I would have expected it to be better.

Room Tip: Not sure where to advise to get a room as it looked as if there where quite steep hills no matter wh...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 8 nights could have stayed another week. Hired a scooter only way to travel around gives you so much freedom. View from our room second to none.very clean & friendly resort. Staff wonderful , communication a little hard sometimes but then again their English is much better than my Thai.
Poolside area & grounds kept very neat & tidy.
My only constructive complaint would be the food the only part of our stay that did not have that loving feeling,for a 5 star resort does not come within a mile of Shangri La group.
There are some great restaurants on the island.
Robert Manager congenial & has his heart in the resort & the well being of guest.
bazzaboy66.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed in the hotel for six nights in one of the 'love' rooms. The room had a comfortable bed, was simply and nicely decorated had a good bathroom with double sink and excellent shower, a TV with lots of movies, internet, WiFi and PC with Internet connection. The balcony was large and comprised a double sun bed and Jacuzzi and was ideal for relaxing and taking in the amazing views of the beach, sea and neighbouring islands.

Yes this hotel is on a steep hill and the hotel is not within walking distance to the fisherman s village, however as stated in the reviews below the staff are more than happy to run you around in the buggies and the shuttle service into the village and Chawang is good, but they do not have a late return and hence I would recommend you factor in the price of cabs (you can get a reasonable price if you are prepared to haggle ....)

What really made this a fantastic stay for my wife and I was the location of the hotel (it was good to be away from the hustle and bustle of the village and Chawang throughout the day and we were happy to shuttle in of an evening) with its relaxed atmosphere, friendly and attentive staff, excellent infinity pool with amazing views of the sea and islands and the comprehensive, tasty and relaxed breakfast we had each morning.

Thanks for a great stay.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 9/124 Moo1,, Bophut, Ko Samui 84330, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Bophut
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Bophut
#12 Spa Hotel in Bophut
#14 Luxury Hotel in Bophut
#16 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Mantra Samui Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mantra Samui Boutique Resort***** is located 10 minutes from Bophut Beach with our complimentary shuttle service (provided multiple times a day)or with a scooter or a car. Enjoy our amazing range of Facilities that include: Squash Courts, Himalayan Salt Yoga Studio, Steam Room and Sauna, Fully Equipped Fitness Center, Two Restaurants, Swim Up Bar, a Cinema, a Kids Club and a Game Room. An amazing Sea View can be enjoyed from all of the WOW, LOVE, COZY and GRAND rooms.Most importantly The Five Star Mantra has the friendliest and most professional staff on the island ... more   less 
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