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Rocky's Boutique Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   438/1 Moo 1 | Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand   |  
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic Boutique Resort!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Booked through Kuoni UK and was recommended this hotel!! Absolutely lovely hotel! It is located about 30 minutes from the airport and about 5 minutes taxi from Lamai.

Beautiful rooms, housekeeping do a great job. I was greeted with a lovely birthday cake as I arrived on my 24th birthday!

There is a hot breakfast offered that is a la carte which is fab for a 4*. Cereal, pastries, fruit etc is also available. The lunch menu is great, you're looking at about 300 baht for a snack style meal - burger/sandwiches etc. Didn't try the dinner menu as we went out but it looked good.

It is 200 baht fixed price to get to Lamai centre and there is a free shuttle bus about 3 times a day, last one at 5pm. It is 500 baht fixed price to Choweng. All the taxi drivers know and agree to these prices.

You can't just walk from the resort because of a sharp bed in the road but a taxi being the equivalent of £4 to get to Lamai doesn't break the bank. There's loads of shops, bars, spas and restaurants here.

Happy hour is between 5.30-6.30pm and you can mix the drinks which is fab!! Always enough sun loungers for everyone, complimentary water around the pool and in the rooms. Complimentary wifi all around the hotel.

All the hotel staff went above and beyond to help us organise things such as a boat over to Koh Phangan and even helped our friend who wasn't staying in the hotel. Everyone was pleasant and friendly and couldn't do enough for us.

The reservations manager Lucas was always checking we were ok at breakfast - really nice touch! Boat who worked on the bar was a fab waiter and all the girls that worked on reception were lovely and helpful!!

The night we arrived there was a free cocktail hour to meet the hotel management which was great and then another night there was a Cabaret show!

I wouldn't stay here if you were a massive beachy person (this didn't bother me at all) but the beach rocky and small (hence the name) but there is a small cove with sun loungers and the sea is clean and swimable and there are kayaks to take out. The massages on the tent overlooking the beach are a must!!

**Please be aware of the 10% service charge and 7% tax on top of the menu prices** not anything massive and it is at the bottom of the menu but we were caught out a little - we may have had one too many drinks mind ;)

Overall fantastic hotel, typical Thai style and I really don't have anything negative to stay about it. Oh also I was travelling with a friend and we felt totally comfortable - it wasn't too "coupley" there was a real range of people there from all over the world which was lovely!

Stayed July 2014
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Rockysmartin, General Manager at Rocky's Boutique Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you, Don't forget our free shuttle service to Lamai. It's there for your benefit.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Rocky's was the most beautiful resort we visited in Thailand. Stunning setting looking at the beach, beautiful pools and tropical gardens. Attention to detail was very impressive beautiful flowers and rooms, along with stunning red lanterns lit up at night in the trees. Friendly staff and great food! Cheap and easy to get to lamai or free shuttle. Would recommend to anyone!

Stayed July 2014
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Rockysmartin, General Manager at Rocky's Boutique Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you, we are please that you had such a fantastic time, hope you trip back to NZ was OK.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Rockys is a fabulous Resort. The staff are friendly, efficient and maintain beautiful gardens, pools and lovely rooms. We appreciated the complimentary iced water drinks, folded towels and fruit that were refreshed while relaxing about the pools or beach. The breakfasts and buffet dinners were exceptional. The cooking school with chef Um was great! Rockys is very peaceful and a short taxi ride to explore attractions such as the Elephant trek and waterfalls, markets. You need to go to Chaweng if you want lots of shops and eateries, and a visit there reminds you of the benefits of a peaceful setting. The beach is not good for swimming so you need to walk or taxi a little way towards Lamai Beach if you want to swim in the sea. However the views are lovely and kayaks are available free of charge. We certainly recommend Rockys for a special holiday.

Room Tip: We were very lucky to have a huge, authentically decorated room that was private b999, however, all...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rockysmartin, General Manager at Rocky's Boutique Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you, There are exceptionally low tides at this time of year, but you can walk out to deeper water, special shoes are provided to protect your feet.
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed at Rockys Resort for 2 weeks in July 2014, 1 week in a pool view room and 1 week in a seaview room.

Being our first visit to Thailand and Koh Sumai we wanted somewhere romantic to chill out and relax as a couple, and for the most part we got it.

The setting is beautiful, with views over the bay and plenty of trees, red lanterns, and a tropical garden feel, making this a really pretty boutique resort.

Both our rooms were superb, very spacious and set out beautifully and had everything we could have asked for.

The staff at Rockys are exceptional, very friendly and personable and are a credit to the resort and left a good impression with us.

There are a few gripes however which stops us giving a 5 star review.

Firstly, as mentioned by previous poster below, the website gives the impression that this is a very chilled out resort, ideal for couples looking for a romantic getaway.

We were quite surprised however, by the amount of families at the resort, which is not a problem normally for us, but there were quite a few children running round all day with a free reign and dive bombing into the pool and having plenty of 'noisy' fun etc from early morning to evening.

Nothing wrong with kids enjoying themselves of course, but we were expecting a romantic chilled out and quiet resort as implied by the website, and to be honest it wasn't really that.

The beach is great for relaxing, with very comfortable sunloungers, free water and mid morning fruit snacks to keep you going, but there is definitely no chance of being able to swim, with sharp rocks and shallow waters.

We knew what to expect being called 'Rockys Resort' but we've been to a few resorts with 'rocks' in the title and still been able to swim in the sea.

Here, there is no chance as the rocks really are lethal.

The resort is 5 mins from Lamai with shuttles going out from Rockys a few times a day.

The last pickup from Lamai centre is around 5pm however, which seemed a little strange, we thought there should be one later, say for example around 10pm.

Also the events put on are quite expensive, as is the food in the restaurants. Better off getting the free shuttle into Lamai which takes only 5mins and has a wide range restaurants with tasty dishes to get stuck into!

All in all, we enjoyed our time at Rockys but feel the resort is better catered to families than those looking for a relaxing and romantic holiday away.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rockysmartin, General Manager at Rocky's Boutique Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you, We get many types of people here at Rocky's but there are more children here as normal when the European school holidays are on, which was when you were here. There are times when there are no children here at all. Come then and you will receive a free night.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I was a guest at Rockys for a wedding and the venue is stunning. The food, service and location are all stunning. My only complaint is it's so far from town. The local shops are a bit of a hike down the hill and there's not a huge selection there either.

Room Tip: I was near the top pool and being able to step out and be in the pool in four steps, or just enjoy t...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rockysmartin, General Manager at Rocky's Boutique Resort, responded to this review, July 28, 2014
Thank you, We are just 5 minutes in our free shuttle bus or taxi. It is walk-able but a good 25 minutes.
I believe the benefits of being out of town a little and be on a private beach, with no vendors at all far out weighs the disadvantage of having to travel into town.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife and I got married at Rockys, The hotel team, Ann especially could not do enough to make our stay and the wedding day as stress free as possible, the hotel, rooms and surroundings were perfect, my only gripes, if you can call them that, the F&B needs more variety and I think the rooms should have dehumidifiers, Otherwise one of the best holidays we've had. Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Martin_Rockys, General Manager at Rocky's Boutique Resort, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you, as others are gardens are really great. We are currently looking at both menus in both of our restaurants to improve the variety, hope you come back to try them.
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

When my husband & I decided to have a destination wedding we could not have chosen a better place to get married. We got married on 21st June & everyone who came agreed it was one of the best weddings they had ever gone to.

The ceremony, reception, flowers were so tastefully done I was very impressed. The Wedding Planner Ann was fantastic, she made my Wedding Day perfect and I was very happy with the overall results.

The resort was just amazing & wished we had stayed longer instead of going to Phuket as it was such a let down after staying at Rocky's.

The room we stayed in was the Deluxe Beachfront Suite, highly recommend. My family stayed at Rocky's and loved it just as much as we did!

The staff here were all very friendly and always greeted you with a smile, nothing was too much for them, very helpful.

I will definitely be back!

Room Tip: Beachfront Room 333
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Martin_Rockys, General Manager at Rocky's Boutique Resort, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you, We are really happy that we made your wedding day so special for you.
And we hope your guests will support us here too.
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Additional Information about Rocky's Boutique Resort

Address: 438/1 Moo 1 | Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Lamai Beach
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Lamai Beach
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lamai Beach
#2 Spa Hotel in Lamai Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lamai Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lamai Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rocky's Boutique Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rocky's is a stunning boutique resort set in a secluded cove south of Lamai Beach, Koh Samui. With only 47 rooms and 3 pool villas, an award winning fine dining restaurant, a poolside bistro and two free-form swimming pools, Rocky's is the perfect place for a relaxing, romantic holiday. Rocky's emphasizes warm, personal service, attention to detail, and a relaxed family atmosphere. ... more   less 
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Rocky`s Boutique Hotel Lamai Beach
Rockys Boutique Hotel
Rockys Boutique Koh Samui
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