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“Great BBQ Restaurant - ocean view” 4 of 5 stars
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Deva Samui Resort & Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   69/34 Moo 5, Choeng Mon, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand   |  
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Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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“Great BBQ Restaurant - ocean view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Fabulous restaurant open to all, we were staying next door. The staff were fast and prompt. The food was great and the pricing was fair. They had no problem with us staying elsewhere and in fact complimented where we were staying.

Room Tip: We did not stay here, however the restaurant was superb
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay here for 6 nights, we chose a room with jacuzzi on the balcony, bathroom was huge, excellent room. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good, and a chef is one hand to make any fresh Thai dishes which is nice.
There is a beach but it's not anything special and not great for kids, didn't bother us as we dont spend time on the usual beaches. Overall would really recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Pick a room with a Jacuzzi on the balcony !
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My partner and I travelled to Koh Samui in early June. We had planned to stay at Deva Samui for 5 nights. When arriving staff seemed ok, not overly nice but not rude. It was very hard to communicate with them as they did not speak very good English. The bell boy showed us up to our room, we had paid a pretty cheap rate, but based by the photos the room looked lovely and we expected that even with a window we would have an ok view..how wrong were we! We were walked around to the very back of the hotel and went up three flights of stairs to find our room and the end of what seemed a spooky sort of corridor. We were shown into our room and we were utterly disappointed and stressed. The view we had was of a big electricity power box. The bedding and room itself was ok, TV channels were average and it was honestly hard to find things to do at night because of the location of the hotel, which we knew was going to be a little out of Chaweng, but not so remote that it was in a random little village where there were no restaurants within walking distance. The hotel restaurant was an absolute disgrace, got served up a thai beef dish and it was literally inedible..not even sure that the meat was even beef. Breakfast was pretty average, ordered 2 banana pancakes which were borderline just oils, fat, grease and flour mixed together with banana syrup..makes me gag remembering the taste. Not sure how this hotel has so many good ratings, I would strongly recommend you don't stay here..oh, you also can't swim in the beach as well, wouldn't even call it a beach maybe a polluted bay would be more appropriate! Ended up staying at Banana Fan Sea Resort for the 3rd, 4th and 5th night, absolutely loved it there. Please guys, DO NOT STAY HERE! Please please please!

Room Tip: Save your money and stay in Chaweng, or just out of Chaweng if you don't like hustle and bustle.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As a treat for my boyfriend's birthday I booked three nights at Deva Samui and spent more money than we normally would on accommodation during our around the world trip. We were not disappointed! We stayed in a superior room which was large, clean and tastefully decorated. The room amenities were excellent- great air con and tv channels. The pools are amazing especially the one on the beach front. It was nice and quiet, we rarely shared the pool with more than one other couple. The grounds are well landscaped and kept beautifully, it was like paradise. The staff at the spa were so friendly when we walked past, but the lady that checked us in and out didn't have the same warmth and seemed to be just going through the motions.

We were given 15 minute complimentary head and neck massages vouchers on arrival which was a nice touch, we would have liked to have other spa treatments but they seemed a bit over priced, the cheapest around 850 baht that's not including the 10% service charge and 7% vat, I'm sure the treatments would be amazing as the spa is gorgeous!

The breakfast is AMAZING, great buffet and then a choice of cooked options which were so nice! We ate in the restaurant one night as it is quite expensive for us, still not as expensive as the uk. The food was good and we were the only people eating there.

It is not in the best location, but for us we wanted to just relax by the pool and beach so we were not bothered, there is a 7/11 about a 10 min walk away.

I would definitely recommend anyone to stay here! We didn't want to leave!

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Deva Samui Resort n Spa

This was a 6 night stay for my wife and I, and we thoroughly enjoyed it.


The resort is a 15min drive from the airport by car, and right by the coast. Some noise from aeroplanes was noted by the beach but not from our room. So not a distraction for us. The resort is walking distance to 2 famous local temples, e.g. Big Buddha temple. Have a look on Google maps. Definitely worth a visit!

The resort itself looks great, colourful, with natural surroundings effect and aromas. The resort has a decent sized swimming pool for all to share, with a side Jacuzzi, and a small, well maintained beach.

The area is quieter and far less touristy, unlike Chaweng. So, there's very little hassle from street sellers. But the downside is far less choice for eating out near the resort. The surrounding area felt safe to walk around at night.


We had the deluxe room with the Jacuzzi bath in the balcony area. What a fabulous room! Spacious, clean, climate control, indoor shower, two complimentary mineral water bottles every day, bathrobe and slippers all provided. The Wi-Fi service is free, fast and reliable.


Wonderful staff and consistent service. The people in the area and hotel are very friendly and respectful, and go along way to help you and feel welcome.


There are no water sports here. A decent, clean gym is present, which we used regularly.

The spa was fabulous! A special thanks to Phornphana Phioluan to creating a memorable experience for us both. Yes, a massage on a resort will be more expensive than the street versions, but you are paying for the experience, service, superb surroundings, and a clean and safe environment.

Free daily excursions are available by the hotel to the new Central Festival shopping centre in Chaweng. Twice a week, free transfers to Chaeg mon beach and once a week to Fisherman's Village, Bo Phut. These are a great way to access to other areas on the island for exploration, shopping and good cheap food!

Additional excursions are available to the same areas above on different days at a cost of 100 THB per person per journey.

Taxi services and bike rental etc are very close to the resort. We didn't try these, so no comment available.


Essentially, there is only one restaurant on the resort, right by the beach. The breakfast was impressive. A mini buffet style with a menu fir cooked breakfast options. The evening meal was okay. The cost for 2 mains, 2 mocktails and 1 dessert was about 1000 THB (including tax and service fees).

You'll find plenty of places to eat when you are out and about, and a lot cheaper than the UK! e.g. the Indian restaurant called Ali-Baba near the entrance of Fisherman's Village was fabulous and really cheap! There's limited choice just outside the resort. We tried the Silver Bullet Bar a minutes away by foot. Cheap simple food that tastes good but had small portions.
There are 2 supermarkets within easy walking distance from the resort.

(P.S. Remember to haggle prices in any market shop on the island/market!!)

Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend the resort.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong, China
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

What started as a compromise – being near to the airport for an early flight – turned out to be the perfect end to our trip. This gorgeous little hotel had everything we wanted and more: clean simple and modern room, private section of the beach, and even an infinity pool. Some of the more deluxe rooms had pools right off their balcony, but that meant the infinity pool was pretty much ours. The spa was also brilliant. The oil head massage and thai massage are yet to be beaten.

Room Tip: rooms near to the restaurant have their own pool off the balcony.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Kuwait city
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

As a season traveler I don't tend to be surprised when I get good services or nice rooms. Fortunately for me this hotel blew me away. An extremely friendly staff, amazing rooms, and a tranquility that I'll never forget. I upgraded to a better room and it wasn't so hard on the wallet. For just a few more dollars I had a balcony tub and direct access to the pool. The breakfast was great every day. I never was able to try the spa but I tried out two of the pools. I spent six nights there and booked through Orbitz. Rent a scooter from them and try out the room service. It's amazing.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 69/34 Moo 5, Choeng Mon, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Choeng Mon
Bar / Lounge Beach 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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Choeng Mon
#4 Family Hotel in Choeng Mon
#4 Romantic Hotel in Choeng Mon
#5 Luxury Hotel in Choeng Mon
#5 Spa Hotel in Choeng Mon
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Choeng Mon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Deva Samui Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Deva Samui Resort & Spa offers guests a tropical escape on Thailand's renowned boutique island destination. On a secluded bay with direct access to the white sand beach. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Outrigger Koh Samui Hotel Bophut
Outrigger Koh Samui Resort And Spa
Deva Samui Resort & Spa Ko Samui/Choeng Mon

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