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“Great resort, friendly stuff and beautifully landscape, locates in the middle of Bophut beach, walk to Fisherman Village.” 4 of 5 stars
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Peace Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   178 Moo 1, Bophut Beach, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #39 of 177 Hotels in Bophut
Hong Kong, China
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“Great resort, friendly stuff and beautifully landscape, locates in the middle of Bophut beach, walk to Fisherman Village.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

We, 4 total, booked packages flight (Bangkok Airways) & room (original was Ibis) thru Zuji.com travel agent (but had the worst service when dealing with the people at the Zuji office, NEVER EVER AGAIN TO USE THEM. I made one character spelling error during booking, they charged me $110 US dollar penalty for the amendment, but did nothing to amend my ticket after taking my money, I ended up stood at the airport for an hour & 15 min to take care of the matter myself with a great help from the Bangkok Airways clerk. I swear and am taking a legal action to demand my money back from Zuji.com ). Anyway I got only one room for 2, so I must find another hotel close to Ibis on Bophut, we ended up with the Peace Resort, and turned out it was a great choice- a room included buffet breakfast. A typical breakfast nothing fancy but a lot of choices, also you can have the egg cook to your liking: omelet, egg white or sunny sided up, boiled...the staff are very friendly (had read plenty reviews from other travelers talking about unfriendly employees at other resorts, well, you won’t find that here :) The restaurant setting was most appeal to me more than the food itself, if u can get a table along the beach side. The resort lobby decor is fine but the path heading to your room is gorgeous, the garden is so tranquil, the birds and flowers! Our room is a bungalow style and surrounded with tropical vegetation, that truly takes your soul away from the busy city! The room is decorated in the Thai style and with a pyramid roof ceiling and glass sink set on top of a tree trunk vanity, very unique (see some candid pictures uploaded to the site), but the faucet filter did fall out from the tap. I recalled reading reviews from other travelers talked about the air con vent directly pointed right at your head; so I used the bottle opener provided in the room (a perfect tool, really) to turn the vent toward the side of the wall, so the air will bounce back into the room, without blowing right at you. As for the loud noise from the air con, well, just be thankful that we got air con. One thing can be improved is the swage smell in the bathroom right after shower; but the smell seemed to go away after 2 days. I am sure if I were to request for a room change, there should not be a problem since the resort is not full anyway. The pool got lot of chairs and were available (during early March) and saw big huge pillows laid around the beach for hotel guests (no other resorts providing this feature for guests, nice touch. I had walked down toward the northwest side of the end of Bophut beach). Unfortunately, the new gym was not opened yet while our staying, it looks very nice though from the outside. Anyway, as most travelers wish that wifi should be free for guest. Ibis does and I did walk to Ibis to use their wifi since my other family members stayed there. Would I stay at Peace Resort hotel again, YES! you can beat the location, walk to F.V about 15 min or less depending on which entrance to the village. you can cut through any hotel down to the beach.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the peace resort for one week for honeymoon the location was great I had to move from another hotel in mai mom which was horrible. Put the peace resort staff were so friendly and we were well looked after the beach was amazing as was the food. I would recommend this hotel to everyone and I will go back again.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for a week after4 weeks travelling S. E. Asia, was everything needed after the trip. Great location , just 100 yds walk along beach to Fishermans Village. Good b/b and had lunch on beach cooked by locals! Happily recommend this resort.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

The room was amazing, however my review is about the internet as well as the breakfast price. It's simply archaic that the wifi is not included, there are so many other beautiful resorts on the island, in quieter areas that offer it in the price of the room. We actually had one of the rooms against the back wall, not a bungalow. i actually liked it better than a bungalow because you had more privacy.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 March 10, 2013

We did 5 days here at the end of Feb 2013 in a deluxe bungalow the resort was great breakfast gave a good choice. I must say the bungalow didn't have much room for our clothes so the sofa acted as my wardrobe while the wife used the small wardrobe. Apart from this it was fine, good air con, kettle for tea and coffee and a TV with a few English channels. We couldn't use the gym as it was being moderised which was a shame as having a gym was a requirement when we booked.
A tip for anyone staying the hotel, they do a this night twice a month which comprises of a meal, a Thai group and traditional dance. It costs a fortune, the food was poor and the entertainment mediocre at best so I'd say give it a miss for what it cost you could eat for 3 days elsewhere.
Talking of elsewhere if you walk out of the hotel turn right the very first restaurant is cheap and the food great.
The beach is okay but the sand is course gravel which strips the soles of your feet of any flesh so wear flip flops, also the sand dips into the sea at a big angle so it gets deep very quickly.
These things are tiny grumbles the resort and rooms are very clean the pool is great. You feel safe at night and it is peaceful. Should you want more action just turn left out of the hotel and walk up to the fisherman's village where its a little more lively with a big choice of bars and restaurants.
We would definitely comeback here.

Room Tip: Ask for one on the beach as ours was set back and make sure the air con works as some don't.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Stayed for 2 weeks of our 3 week holiday in Koh Samui late January 2013 through to early Feb 2013. Was the best hotel of the two we stayed in and we would definitely recommend this place.

Our room was a private bungalow set in lush gardens - no chance of being disturbed by neighbours. We were impressed with the room from the outset - it was elegantly but simply decorated for comfort - lots of cushions. Large comfortable bed with mattress topper and big fluffy pillows. Rooms well equipped with extras like a beach bag for use on the beach, flip flops and slippers for around the room, as well as the usual items like a room safe, air conditioning, hairdryer etc. Even had a universal plug converter. The hotel really had thought of everything you might need. All the bungalows had a private terrace area with table and chairs for sitting out. Loved the knocker on the bungalow shaped like a woodpecker. Housekeeping also left fresh mini bananas in the room. Looked like the pictures which was good as I am quite fussy about hotels!

Room was clean and well maintained by the friendly housekeeping staff. Any minor problems we had (e.g. working out how to use the safe etc), were immediately attended to by the most efficient reception staff. We would make a phone call to reception and within minutes someone would appear at the door. Truly great service.

On my birthday, the hotel even surprised me with a birthday cake (without anyone telling them - they had noticed when they took a copy of my passport)! I was so touched and impressed by the attention to detail.

Hotel also has a nice big pool, a great bar serving freshly prepared cocktails, and a stretch of beach with clean comfortable sun loungers. Hotel ran a barbecue on the beach - good chicken skewers, spring rolls etc, or you can try the good food from the beach sellers.

We went as a couple and there were quite a few couples there, but there were also quite a few families - there was a children's pool, an activity room for children and we also noticed a playground area. There was a good mix of people at the place. So hotel would be a suitable venue for anyone really.

Location was ideal for us - a five minute walk from Fisherman's village, providing great shopping, restaurants and bars. Hotel was so well equipped you don't need to go out, but if you like venturing out, there is a good choice of local restaurants.

The hotel spa is in a separate building across the road from the hotel. Didn't try it, but looked like they had a good range of treatments. There was also a pool side massage sala which offers very reasonably priced massages (again, I didn't try).

Hotel was reasonably priced and we felt we got good value for our money staying there.

Really couldn't fault this place at all. Would recommend and would go back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

This was our 2nd stay at the Peace Resort as we loved it so much first time around we just had to go back and it was better still, we love the location and laid back nature of the resort.

Our room was lovely "Superior Bungalow" equipped with all that you need and uber comfy bed, cleaned perfectly each day, these rooms come with a little deck area which is a perfect place to chill at night. The resort also has a fantastic pool and beach and we never struggled to find sun loungers throughout our 10 day stay. The breakfast buffet is also very good offering all the usual options in the delighful setting overlooking the beach and pool.

If you are familar with Thai hospitality you will know that on the whole it is usually very good and the Peace resort is no exception to this rule with big smiles and happy to help you attitude throughout!

We have travelled to Samui a few times and in our opinion Bo Phut is a great place with something for everyone and much more laid back than Chewang or Lami. You have so much choice of food both in Fishermans village & on the street by the hotel: K-Siri, Hi Noon, A Garden where our favourites on the street and in Fishermans Village: Oasis, Malee, The Hut & The Friendly Frog. Fishermans Village also has loads of European style restaurants or bars to choose from too and you can enjoy cocktails on the beach or in one of the many bars (Coconut & Karma Sutra where our favourites) Also just down the beach from the hotel there are a couple of great bars where you can sit and watch the sun go down, Cactus was our favourite. Dont miss walking street on Friday nights either its a feast of food, entertainment and shopping.

The treatments offered at the hotel are also excellent with the poolside massages offering excellent value for money, we also liked Cactus beach massage and De Spa on the main road.

As you can tell we really love this place and if you need any further info please message me, we have never returned to the same place as there are so many places in the world to see but I know we will travel back to the Peace Resort -we love it!

P.S: Lunch from the hawkers is excellent, you must try the Satay, Papya Salad and Spring rolls freshly made and delivered direct to your sunbed!!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 178 Moo 1, Bophut Beach, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#19 Top resorts Hotel in Bophut
#24 Spa Hotel in Bophut
#25 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
#28 Luxury Hotel in Bophut
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Peace Resort 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on Bophut beach in the northeast of the island, the Peace Resort is a newly refurbished, friendly bungalow style resort, ideal for a relaxing family getaway. The style is best described as contemporary Thai with the architecture following local traditions, but a transformation in 2008 has given a more up-scale look and feel while the prices have remained very reasonable. The resort is well laid out in small buildings, ensuring a more intimate, human scale, while the grounds are tranquil and green, with a restaurant that spills out onto the beach. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Peace Resort Koh Samui
Peace Hotel Koh Samui
Peace Resort Ko Samui/Bophut

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