Where do I begin about World Resort?? I think the first thing is that it is much nicer than the photos on the website depict. Those pictures are very old. My husband and I got married in Koh Samui this June so our friends and family, 20 people, stayed at World Resort. We had a fantastic time and the service was fantastic!
My husband and I stayed in several rooms over the course of the 10 days we were there. The hotel rooms are nice and more modern but the bungalows have much more charm. In one of the standard bungalows the shower didn’t drain well but the hotel had no problem switching rooms. The standard bungalows are a bit dark, I think it’s the dark wood decor. Some of our friends stayed in the deluxe garden bungalows and they were very nice and more modern than the standard bungalows but retained the charm. We also stayed in the ocean front villa and that was amazing! The windows from the bedroom overlook the ocean and there is a deck out front for sun bathing. The bathroom was wonderful, it was very spacious and had an outdoor shower. Note: For people who don’t like any kind of wild life the hotel room is probably best because lizards will come in the outdoor shower. Plus there was also a small living room with a little tv. The tv didn’t get great reception but we were so busy we didn’t need it. The tv in the basic hotel room however was fine. There is also another ocean front suite not mentioned on the website that is the same price as the first one. It is above the breakfast area and more secluded and has a private balcony. The set up is one big room with a big bed, sofa and big flat screen tv. It also has a nice bathroom but no outdoor shower. It is new, very nice, with modern thai décor but I prefer the charm of the original ocean front villa.
As for the service, it was wonderful and they left us fresh fruit in the room and flowers for my parents on their anniversary. We had a welcome cocktail party and I highly recommend them for any party type function. The whole staff was busy the entire day preparing for it. The place looked fantastic with candles, and woven banana leaves, all sorts of plants that they cut, wove, and did all kinds of crazy things with to decorate. The food presentation was impeccable and it was delicious! The cocktails were also yummy. Everybody was ooohing and ahhhing and was very impressed. They had beautiful fruit carvings also for decoration. I can't even imagine what that would have cost in America. Everyone was so impressed and a couple people wanted to learn so the next day they had a fruit carving class for us. Also the individual service we received was excellent. On our way back through Samui to pick up the wedding photos I was sick from something I ate in Koh Phangan and the staff brought in a dvd player since I couldn’t leave the room. Also the pool lady,Kew (sp?) took great care of our grandpa when he was constipated making him some homemade concoction, she was always getting us ice for our beer from 7-11, or doing something else nice. The staff take a personal interest in you and it is so refreshing. So many of the girls gathered around when I got the wedding photos back because they wanted to look at them.
The pool is nice and has 2 tanning pools. There is a bar there and lots of cold beer. The pool is not right next to the ocean but thats probably better so that the hawkers don't bother you. There are also massages right on the beach. The only down side was you have to pay for wifi and it wasn't that great of connection speeds.
So lets see how many times did I say wonderful and fantastic? I highly recommend World Resort to anyone. Any time we are back to Koh Samui we will definitely be staying there. My hard drive crashed with the pics from the party but as soon as I get it back I will upload them.
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- Also Known As:
- World Resort Bungalow Hotel Koh Samui
- World Hotel Koh Samui
- World Resort Bungalow Ko Samui/Bophut