Stayed at the Waterfront for 5 nights, the best thing about this hotel is the location, right on the beach( 20 meters), we booked a sea view bungalow, 5 minute walk to Fishermans Village, where they have plenty of restaurants ( although a bit pricey).
Michael the owner's son showed us to our room and explained how every thing worked, which was much appreciated.
The rooms although quite small( 28 sq meters), the amenities were very good,tea and coffee facilities, bath robes, umbrella, torch and electric converter plug, a electronic safe, but it was very small, not even big enough for an ipad, but good for a wallet or camera etc, they were cleaned everyday to a good standard, they mostly cleaned our rooms while we had breakfast.
the downside was the bed was very small ( standard double), i am a restless sleeper and my wife was not impressed by the confined space, we have a king at home, the tv was the smallest i have ever seen in a hotel( 25 cm), which was a pain when you wanted to watch, not many English channels to watch, there was free internet connection which was usually good, in the night time it was not as good, and for some reason it was better at the pool than on our balcony.
The pool was very good and always clean, nice to cool off after a day of touring, and the surrounding areas were well kept, the free breakfast was not a buffet but a set menu, but it was quite sufficient and well presented, you could eat at the small dining area or at the eating area overlooking the beach, which we chose, it was very pleasant, most of the staff were quite friendly, without being over the top, i think because we did not eat there much and did not book our tours there, they were not as friendly as when we arrived, but they were okay, one time when i ate there, my wife bought thai food outside( as it was much cheaper) the older lady gave us a dirty look when she bought my food, and did not take the dishes away that my wife used, only mine, and another lady asked us to book out tours with them, but as we found a cheaper option in town, we did not book with them, the restaurant closed at 6.30 in the evening, which was too early for us, as we never got back from our tours until 5pm, and wanted to relax and shower before we ate, but there is a small restaurant called The Hut, which is right opposite the hotel, it was very good and for Samui's prices very cheap( see my review about the hut).
We did have lunch one time at the restaurant, while it was okay it was overpriced( which is the case in Samui) for food, just be aware that if you book a room with the hotel and eat or drink anything, they have a 5% surcharge. The hotel has a free airport pickup and drop off, which is very convenient, just make sure you have their phone number as they were not at the airport when we arrived, even though i emailed our arrival time, but after we rang them they picked us up within 10 minutes.
Overall i would recommend this hotel for a relaxing BEACH side holiday, as for me Samui is pricing itself out of the market, and we found a lot of people too pushy and not friendly, which is suprising to me as i have lived in Thailand for 5 years, and they DEPEND on tourists to survive, so not sure why they are like this, but MOST people were very friendly( especially on the street), would i go back to Samui NO there are plenty of other places to go-- Example Krabi.
The sea view bungalows offer the best views.
See more room tips
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.