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“Lovely Hotel, great spa, great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Bandara Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   178/2 Moo 1 | Tambol Bophut, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #20 of 172 Hotels in Bophut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely Hotel, great spa, great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We visited the resort from 28th December 2012 till 11th Jan 2013 and had a very enjoyable stay. I dont normally ever write reviews but felt this time that perhaps i should as i had read so many before i went i felt the need to sing the praises a little! i think some of the comments on here regarding this resort are a little unfair - but i guess its all down to personal taste and experience. We (2 female travellers) stayed in a delux room which was more than big enought for two people - we had 2 queen beds, bath, shower, toilet, terrace with day bed and table and chairs - perfect. i would say the only downside to the room was lack of storage space, but its not worth getting concerned about! we had a room on the ground floor at the end of the last block opposite the pool with the elephants - so a short (2min) walk to breakfast a 2 mon walk to the bar and beach and 1 min walk to the pool!! PERFECT!
The hotel is 5/10 minute walk from the fisherman villages which is basically 1 street lined with bars restaurants and shops which is wqell worth a couple of evening visits whilst you are there - great atmosphere, everyone is very friendly - just maybe a little pricier than the restaurants on the main road - but WELL WORTH IT. if your there long enough you might even have chance to try them all! the only one i wouldnt recommend if the place which is full of elephants! elephant orements, prints on the walls, elephant shaped candles all sorts! trouble is the food wasnt that great :-(
overall the place is great, the food is great and the hotel is great! - yes the beach has coarse sand - not as white and powdery as other place on the island - but i have to say having visited chewang beach Bo Phut is a damm site cleaner so if you dont want a constand party scene or if you are travelling with children, or if like us you just want some peace and quiet then this is the hotel for you! :-)

Did i mention breakfast.... cerel, yogurt, toast, cakes, pastries, bolied egg, fried egg, omlette, bacon, cheese, cooked meants, hasg browns, baked beans, tomates, mini roasted potatoes, thia style rice, curry(?!), french toast, pancakes, waffles, musli, fruit, and finally Banna Bread to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh and the Staff - amazing! so helpful and lovely. We visited the spa a couple of time - it was lovely - nice for a treat but was a bit pricy......

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Taweeporn K, Guest Relations Manager at Bandara Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Dear Rachel W,

The Bandara Resort tries to pay a lot of attention in keeping the resort in a very relaxing and calm atmosphere, I am happy you enjoyed this fact and might come back to visit us!

Thank you for your great review of our resort after your recent holiday on Koh Samui, very glad you all had a great time, and that our resort facilities and services were to your satisfaction.

We hope to see you again soon,

Best regards,
Cristina
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Rooms
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We had an amazing time in this welcoming resort from the moment we arrived! We were greeted with a refreshing 'Lemongrass Drink' freshly made daily mmmm. The staff were helpful and cheerful, all looking and sounding very happy in their work. The Spa had a full menu of treatments tailed made for your needs.We would certainly recommend this Hotel and can't wait to go back next year!

  • 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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Taweeporn K, Guest Relations Manager at Bandara Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear marianne608,

Thank you so much for your very kind review about our Welcome drink (lemongrass), our Spa and Bandara Staff.

We look forward to seeing you again soon :)

Best regards,
Cristina
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights on business. Found all the staff to be very friendly and helpful. They were very helpful in assisting my colleague track down here lost luggage which fortunately appeared the following day. The resort is very good with lovely gardens, pools and a nice restaurant and beach area. Though the Spa was a little overpriced given the local competition. Would definitely recommend for business and pleasure.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Taweeporn K, Guest Relations Manager at Bandara Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 4, 2013
Dear DAFYDDHD,

I really enjoy to read your feedback and i would like to thank you for your warm words about our Bandara saff.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Best Regards,
Cristina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Stayed at Bandara at beginning of our trip to Thailand and Vietnam. It was very relaxing and a great location. Rooms were clean and spacious with restaurants to suit everyone nearby on the "walking" street. Hotel has a weekly barbecue buffet held on their beach front. Great atmosphere and plenty to eat. Grounds were well laid out and plenty of sun loungers for everyone (Jan). Lovely friendly staff.

Room Tip: Choose room above ground level, balcony more private.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Taweeporn K, Guest Relations Manager at Bandara Resort & Spa, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,

Sawasdee Ka!
Warm greetings from Koh Samui and thank you for having chosen Bandara Resort & Spa, Koh Samui as your accommodation of choice for your recent stay in Thailand.

It was such a pleasure to hear that you felt comfortably relaxed, pampered and rejuvenated with our sumptuous offerings, preferential treatment and attentive services during your visit and that you have had such a wonderful time in Thailand. Bandara is committed and strive to create memorable journeys and holiday experiences for all of our guests, it is been a pleasure for us to hear that our guests are being well taken care of with the aspect of Bandara service excellence we have delivered to you, simply beyond your expectation.

We deeply appreciate and delighted to see your positive review of our resort and we would like to thank you once again for sharing your very wonderful experiences on Tripadvisor. We are looking forward and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again at Bandara Resoert & Spa, Koh Samui.

Sawasdee Ka and Yours sincerely,
Guest Relations Manager and Bandara Team

Pure Bandara Pure Asian - At your service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I treated mysely to a pool villa at Bandara, for one night, as a birthday treat. I booked again for the last part of my holiday as it was just perfect. Right on the beach, beautiful surroundings, excellent staff, a stones throw from fishermans village, i really couldnt have asked for more. Its more than i would usually spend, but worth it. The gardens and swimming pools were beautiful, the rooms spacious with my favourite thing being the little treats that just kept appearing in them (lovely fresh fruit and sweeties!). I cant emphasise enough how wonderful the people who work there are, really lovely, friendly, welcoming people. I was on my own but this place is absolutely ideal for romance. Get involved!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Taweeporn K, Guest Relations Manager at Bandara Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Nigel R,

Thank you so much for your feedback after your recent stay with us. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your holiday in Thailand, that you loved the people around you, liked our garden,rooms and sweeties.!

We do hope that we will have another opportunity to welcome you back in the near future and thank you again for choosing Bandara Resort and Spa Koh Samui for your holiday in Thailand.
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Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Bandara Hotel is a very relaxing experience, Main building or villas. The rooms are cool and calm. the gardens, pool and beach areas are well kept .
staff are very friendly and helpful.

Would recommend a week there.

Room Tip: Main building facing the sea, the rooms are quieter
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Taweeporn K, Guest Relations Manager at Bandara Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Carole F,

Thank you for providing your review of our resort after your recent holiday on Koh Samui, great to know you had a wonderful time on the island.

We hope to welcome you back in Bandara Resort.

Best Regards,
Cristina
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

Stayed at the hotel three nights. Although the hotel is not new but it is well maintained, clean and pastoral. The reception desk worker welcomed us with juice and cold towels to refresh. We offered to upgrade the room to a private villa, but it did not feel necessary, our room was big enough, with a balcony, shower and bath.
The hotel has three pools (central, children's pool and one on the beach). We spend our time in the pool on the beach, Because of the bar and the easy access to the beach. Of course it included towels and sun loungers.
The breakfast was excellent and included Western food and traditional Asian food. Natural juices, coffee and tea, cheese, vegetables, salads, cold cuts, smoked salmon, fruits, breads and rolls, omelets station, bacon, pancakes and other sweet pastries. Thai soup with rice noodles, fried rice and other local dishes. Really great breakfast.
Excellent location. Walking distance of three minutes to the fishing village (there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops). And ten minutes drive to the Chaweng area (also where there are lots of shops, restaurants and chains such as Burger King, McDonald's and Starbucks).

Room Tip: The standard room is Excellent, large and spacious with a balcony. Do not feel the need to upgrade...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taweeporn K, Guest Relations Manager at Bandara Resort & Spa, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Dear Ms. Alina Shalom,
I would like to thank for your good comments about our hotel. Toda Raba!

We hope to see you back in the near future in Bandara Resort and Spa Samui as your holiday in Thailand

Best regards,
Cristina
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Address: 178/2 Moo 1 | Tambol Bophut, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach 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
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Bophut
#12 Family Hotel in Bophut
#12 Spa Hotel in Bophut
#14 Luxury Hotel in Bophut
#14 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
#16 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bandara Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Bandara Hotel Bophut
Bandara Resort And Spa
Bandara Resort Koh Samui
Bandara Hotel Koh Samui
Bandara Resort & Spa Ko Samui/Bophut

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