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“Nice infinity pool. Friendly staffs. Excellent!” 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 #23 of 172 Hotels in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Bangkok, Thailand
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“Nice infinity pool. Friendly staffs. Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This hotel is excellent. Staffs are very friendly and service mind.
Room is comfortable. Infinity pool is the best view on sun rise.
Gift is so cute. Wi-fi is free.
Shuttle bus service is free to Fisherman village and Chaweng beach.
Moreover, there are many activities here.
- Yoga everyday at 5 PM.
- BBQ Night on Monday.
- Thai Cooking Class start on Tuesday start 3 PM.
- Thai Night buffet on Thursday.
- Management Cocktail Party on Saturday at 5:30PM-6:30PM.

Room Tip: Higher floor view is better than first floor.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stayed at the Mantra for two weeks in summer 2013 for our honeymoon and it was just wonderful. We had a love room, which offered a fabulous view, private terrace with jacuzzi bath and loungers and a wonderful bed and rainforest shower. Highly recommend this hotel for a romantic holiday. The hotel food is fabulous, with plenty of choice on offer. It's quite high up away from the coast, but regular shuttles from the hotel ensure this is not a problem for those seeking a day on the sand.

If you are considering a romantic stay in Koh Samui, look no further. And a big thank you to all the staff for their warm welcome and helpfulness throughout our stay,

James and Ashley

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

From the start we felt very very welcome. The hotel is very luxurious and beautiful. We booked a family suite (called WOW) which was actually two junior suites together. But the employees really made the difference. So friendly, helping you, bringing you to your room uphill, unbelievable. My son got a little sick and an hour later an employee brought us fresh fruit on behalf of the general manager so my son would be better soon.
Unfortunately we have to leave tomorrow and we find a small goodbye gift on our bed.
The hotel is up in the mountains with a splendid view, that is however the only 'disadvantage' because you cannot walk to the village. However, there are free shuttle busses so you get to the beaches without any problem. We really enjoyed our stay with Mantra Samui!!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Mantra... My new great love (regarding hotels ;)
I'm not easy to impress but this was really something.

A 5 star hotel - we arrived expecting (and perhaps fearing a bit ) we would arrive at "The Regent Beverly Wilshire" (you know - the hotel from Pretty Woman). We were in for a suprise...
In a place where every acommodation tries to be special
and different from crowd - Mantra brings home the gold!

The road leading up to the hotel is filles with sign with mantras - this hotel takes it's name serioulsy as well as it's motto "Cheeky - With Love". And they do it so bloody well!

But what makes the Mantra so special?? For it really is something special!!

Is it the pool with fantastic sea view? Is it the good Ubuntu Restaurent?
Is the free daily yoga class?
Is it the movie theater?
Is it the Sauna?
Is the great Fitness room with seaview?
Is it the friendly cheerfull relaxed, but still luxurious atmosphere?
Is it the small cars taking you every where on the resort?
Is it the free shuttlebus to the various beaches?
Is it the free phone (domestic and international)?
Is it the HUGE buffet breakfast?
Is it the incredibly friendly and authentic staff (who btw seems to really like their job)
Is it the EXTREME eye for details? ("Intimacy kit", farewell gift, complementary water/tea/coffee etc etc etc.)??
I could go on - the answer is no.

What makes this place so fantastic is the way that they make all these services seems like the most natural thing in the world and how they manage to create such a relaxed atmosphere, but still stand out as a luxurious resort. It's amazing.
I truely love the way they live up to their name and their motto. Lots og little sayings and mantras written on the pavement of the resort.

Now - there's no doubt i was really impressed and I would love to visit again!!

But now the practical stuff. The resort is in Bophut, which is more relaxed than Chaweng and Lamai beach. If seems like to be more for families and "adults". The younger crowd who wants to party seems to prefer Chaweng.
Getting here is easy - from the pier there will be MANY offering you transport - but transport in Samui is expensive compared to Bangkok. You can take a shuttlebus, a taxi or one of the red pickup trucks - the latter will probably be the cheapest. You can also ask the Mantra to arrange transport.

The Mantra is a bit far from the beach and city - but they have a free shuttlebus, which will bring you to Bophut or Chaweng and back.

But what you really should do, is rent a scooter and Explorer the Island of Samui. It's easy to navigate and the Island is too small for you to truely get lost. Take the costal route passing chaweng and Lamai and the was inland and take the Road through the highlands of the islands center who will leaf you to Bophut. It's a fantastic trip with dribling views and few tourists. It take about 30 min to drive across.
If you want to rent the scooter for a
Day - tale two days instead. We really regretted only using one day on scooter.

Mantra is expensive but you can find good deals on the various hotel sites.
But it's worth it - you dont need suits or diamonds to live here. It's laid back.

Now I'll end my praise and let you decide for yourself. Enjoy ;)



Stayed July 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Stayed here for four nights and I would have loved to have stayed a little longer. As you arrive at the hotel you are greeted by the very friendly staff who are more than happy to help you throughout the whole of your stay. The view from the room was spectacular and the infinity pool was definitely a hit.

Breakfast was served overlooking the sea and the food was of high quality. Staff were very attentive and helpful during the whole stay and offered buggy service 24 hours a day to take you up to your room and down to reception - it was a fun journey.

The only downside was the location as it is very high up and you do need to get a taxi into the local towns. However, the hotel runs a free shuttle bus service very often throughout the day and night which was excellent to take you into. Chaweng and Bo Phut.

I will definitely be recommending this beautiful hotel to friends and family and I would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

I am really struggling to rate this, as many aspects were 5 star plus, others 1-2 star. Let's start with the good:
Amazing views and great rooms (we stayed in the Wow rooms)
Well equipped gym
Great pool - get a space early though as there are not many chairs due to the fact that the sun deck never had any chairs to use, so the sunbathers all congregate here and take up all the space. Put chairs on sun deck so it can be used!
Very friendly staff.
Nice massage treatments
Can hire scooters from resort. Slightly more expensive than the towns at $300B/day but that's still good.
Not so good:
Some days we didn't get fresh towels and tea bags never refilled. No milk in fridge. We resorted to grabbing extra towels from the pool to compensate. Quite expensive so hit a local 7/11 for supplies.
As part of our deal, we had a free dinner voucher which we ended up having to embarressingly debate for 20 minutes with the waiter who made claims that the voucher was misprinted and wrong, until I asked to speak with the manager to sort it out when he apologized. Not good enough, myself and family were embarrassed at the commotion and we had done nothing wrong than use the voucher provided. We didn't bother using our other voucher due to the fuss provided and difficulty in using.
The amazing views are afforded by being on the side of a steep hill. This means tough walks to rooms or calling for the cart to move around. It's very quick, but sometimes you'd like to be able to just walk around, if you have bad knees you will need to use the cart.
Shuttle service is free but could be run so much better, still appreciated it though. Taxis on koh samui are a rip-off. Hire a car or scooter instead if you stay here.
Book tours through reception and it all runs smoothly. Was hard booking on the phone but in person things could be sorted.
Would I stay again.....I don't know. I did enjoy it (dining experience aside)....great views and beautiful grounds, maybe???

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights (3-6th July 2014) and absolutely loved the place. The setting of this hotel is wonderful, fantastic views and total relaxation away from the hustle and bustle. The staff where extremely helpful and friendly. Our room was the Cozy Mantra Superior, well worth the extra cash if you can afford it, really big room with separate bedroom and the bathroom was was pure luxury also. The breakfast was gorgeous with a large selection to choose from. The hotel also run themed nights (e.g. Thai buffet with Thai traditional music/dancers, BBQ etc) which are great for trying different foods, well worth the money for the all you can eat!!..did over indulge a bit though ;-/ The only complaint (which I knew before I booked) is that it is a bit away from the main town but the hotel also offer a shuttle service which you need to book in advance which will take to and from the beach towns nearby. All in all, I would definitely recommend this hotel particularly if you were looking for relaxing getaway!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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:
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Bophut
#11 Family Hotel in Bophut
#14 Spa Hotel in Bophut
#16 Luxury Hotel in Bophut
#19 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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