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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 #20 of 53 hotels in Bophut
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“Peace Resort lives up to its Name...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We stayed at Peace Resort Koh Samui for two weeks from January 2nd 2013.

Our room was a private sea view bungalow set in lush gardens. It was simply decorated and very comfortable with large extremely comfortable bed and big fluffy pillows. Room was well equipped with extras like a beach bag, flip flops and slippers for around the room, as well as the usual items like a room safe, air conditioning, hairdryer etc. and a universal plug converter. Storage space was a bit of an issue – there were only two tiny drawers and a very small amount of hanging space. My husband didn’t unpack his case, just put it under the sink unit in the bathroom and used it like a chest of drawers! We didn’t mind really, just made the best of it. The bath was luxurious and rainwater shower perfect. All very clean although I would say just a little bit tired. Needs freshening up. We had a private terrace with table and chairs for sitting out, and the luxury of two private sunbeds in prime position facing the sea in front of the bungalow. Housekeeping was excellent, cleaned every day and changed bed every two days. An abundance of clean, white towels also changed twice a day. 4 small bottles of water replaced free of charge daily. Large bottles charged and minibar replenished daily – and you can buy your own supplies from the small supermarket directly opposite the entrance to the Hotel. We also used the laundry service once or twice – excellent and extremely cheap.

The gardens are beautifully maintained and stunningly pristine. Lots of lovely birds and flowers and huge banana trees. Perfect. Sand and sunbeds brushed daily and staff will bring you huge bean bags if you prefer to be right on the beach. They will also bring you cocktails and snacks if you wish.

Try the coconuts, spring rolls, chicken satay and sweetcorn from the beach traders – delicious and ridiculously cheap. The hotel also has a nice big pool, very refreshing and sparklingly clean – and a great bar serving freshly prepared cocktails. The restaurant is pretty good as well; breakfast excellent, everything from fresh fruit and yoghurt/cereals, to pastries, to cold cuts, to fresh bread and toast, bacon, hash brown, sausages (well hot dogs!) and an egg bar. The hotel restaurant is obviously more expensive than the bars and restaurants outside but not stupidly so. Lunch is good – get a beachside table. We went to a traditional Thai buffet lunch whilst we were there and it was excellent value. In fact, we couldn’t eat for the rest of the day! The wine is expensive though, and pretty dreadful. Even if you buy “the best” wine it always takes corked, especially the red. We assume it’s the heat and not storing the wine at the correct temperature. Try the Thai wine, sometimes its much better, sometimes its not!! If you like sparkly ask for Prosecco, but be prepared to pay £30 or more – it is however served cold!

Great location - a ten minute walk from Fisherman's Village, providing great shopping, restaurants and bars. We visited Chewang for an evening – it is far more hectic (more like Phuket) and full-on. Great fun though but we much preferred Bo Phut – it’s a great location with something for everyone. Try a cocktail on the beach at Coconut where you sit on bean bags under the stars. First bar on left as you go into Fisherman’s Village. You can get there by walking along the beach, walking along roadside (watch out for the big bull!) or take a taxi or tuk tuk – 2 minutes. Don’t miss Fisherman’s Wharf market every Friday night; it’s a manic feast of food, entertainment, tailors and shopping!

We also had a private dinner for 4 set up on the beach in front of the hotel on our last night. Absolutely beautiful - we were fussed over and looked after – a chef cooked our dinner on the grill and we were literally at the waters edge. Stunning and not hugely expensive, but a real treat and lovely end to the holiday.

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. We did use the pool side massage sala and the ladies provided very good and reasonably priced massages.

All in all pretty perfect. One or two negatives - having to pay for cards to use their internet is irritating and in this day and age – pretty silly! Also make sure you lock up properly as our next door neighbours had an attempted break in during the early evening whilst we were having drinks together on our terrace. The thief snatched their IPad which was sitting on the bedside table; however, he was rumbled immediately and dropped it in the garden in his haste to get away. Staff were on the scene within a minute. And the storage – more drawers and wardrobe space should be provided particularly when you are paying for the luxury of a seafront villa.

Make sure you take plenty of mozzie both for your room and for your person – and if you do get bitten (you will!) buy some tiger balm to soothe the bites.

We will be back. A wonderful relaxing, friendly, exotic break. There’s nowhere like Thailand!

Room Tip: Best rooms are the seafront villas as not only do you get a sea facing terrace with table, chairs an...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Top resorts Hotel in Bophut
#13 Spa Hotel in Bophut
#13 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
#15 Luxury Hotel in Bophut
#15 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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