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Movenpick Resort Laem Yai Beach Samui
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   57/6-7 Moo 5, Ang Thong, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand (Formerly The Passage Samui Villas & Resort)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Ang Thong
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Should perhaps be rated 5 stars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

We stayed only 2 days at the Passage and wish we could stay longer. The service is absolutely amazing - I have never seen anything like this. The rooms are beautiful and the infinity pools (yes there are more than one...) look out on the superb ocean. Free internet, books and DVDs to chose from in the lobby, loungers and palm trees make for a relaxing stay in the most beautiful setting. Rent the cheap motorbikes for a short ride to town or to the busy Chaweng beach. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing vacation, with amazing service this is the place. I keep trying to find something negative to say and I just can't find anything.

Room Tip: Upgrade to a pool view, it's worth it.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

This was a great resort that my wife and I spent 10 nights at for our honeymoon. The rooms were very nice and all we could have asked for. The staff were very friendly and always stopped to say hello.This resort is quite a distance from the main tourist track, so if you just want to do nothing but be by the pool or sit on the beach, this is your place. There was a daily shuttle to both Chaweng and Nathon which were very much appreciated as a taxi ride back to the resort will not cost less than 600 baht. Happy hour by the pool in the afternoons while the sun was setting was absolutely magical.
Overall, I think this is a great resort for romance and would not recommend it to families.

Tip of the Day: If you're interested in having a massage, my wife and I caught the shuttle to Chaweng and payed 200 baht for 1 hour instead of paying over 1500baht at the resort.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Melbourne
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19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We have just completed a 5 night stay at the passage and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The accommodation was perfect and very clean can't fault it. Staff were attentive and friendly and always happy to help. Sunsets at happy hour by the pool bar were amazing. The grounds were immaculate. Perfect for people who want to relax and be away from the crowds. We spent days at the resort, not waiting to leave. I highly recommend going to fishermans village, 20 mins drive away. You will find a great choice of restaurants, beach bars and markets to explore. Wonderful resort for couples or honeymooners. We will return.

Room Tip: Rooms by the pool have reserved lounges by the pool. We choose a garden room and it was a set back...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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75 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We were happy with the quiet location which is a long way from any tourist area. I hink the resort suits couples who like a little quiet or families best. We didn't hire a car but did use the shuttle bus and also did an island tour and snorkelling tour on other days. we were there five nights and went out every day. We were always glad to be home each evening for sunset cocktails and laze by the pool. We ate at the restaurant each night as this was easy for us and we were happy with the variety on the menu. the garden villa was more than big enough for the two of us but we didn't spend much time there anyway. Communication at times was a little difficult and the front desk would always pass your query off to the restaurant, spa or concierge. I think they could have answered some of our queries and it would have helped us settle in better. The pool rooms did look inviting but the garden villa folk always met around the pool for a chat and a drink so you are a bit more social down near the beach area. Another small problem was I had to ask twice for toiletries which were only sparingly handed out. Because it was so hot and humid you need several showers a day and so you need toiletries!!!! All in all we had a lovely time but next time I would possibly choose a resort NOT at Chaweng or Lamai but along the north coast where there are more shops and restaurants in walking distance.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Seattle
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Pros - Room, pools, restaurant, and grounds
Cons - Location, language barrier, beach

If you are looking for a place away from the general population this is it. Perfect for people who want to stay in one place and never leave the resort. If you are wanting to explore the island I would reccomend getting a place in Bo Phut or Chaweng. You'll have to take a cab everywhere from The Passage and it takes about 15 minutes for the front desk to order one for you. The beach is super shallow and dirty in a lot of places. I reccomend staying in the pools. The breakfast buffet is excellent and the restaurant staff is great. The front desk and shuttle staff don't speak good english. Our free shuttle to our next hotel ended up dropping us off in town and basically told us take a cab because they had other plans. Very frustrating!

Room Tip: Poolside Villas are great for couples
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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3 Thank tjuan007
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Canberra
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We booked through a deal website and still felt like we paid too much for this place, considering the accommodation available on samui for the same price, the passage just doesn't stack up. and they don't have a gym!

Room Tip: Stay with Mai down the road for the same price.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

I just returned from 5 days at The Passage and it was superb. Staff, room, pool & food were all amazing. Such good value for money. Out of the busy thoroughfair but not hard to hire a scooter or get a cab. So relaxing and the staff take so much interest in making your day good with all the smiling faces who endeavour to solve any sticky situation. I left something behind and rang after being dropped off at departure place and the receptionist got in her car and drove down herself to catch me before I left and return my item. Thats service and all with a smile.

Room Tip: Ask for Taan. She's a sweetie who will always get you the best.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Address: 57/6-7 Moo 5, Ang Thong, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand (Formerly The Passage Samui Villas & Resort)
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Ang Thong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Ang Thong
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Movenpick Resort Laem Yai Beach Samui 4.5*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mövenpick Resort Laem Yai Beach Samui(formerly known as The Passage Samui) is a brand new luxury boutique resort on the North West tip of Koh Samui, Thailand. Stunning sunsets, refined beachfront dining and exquisite designer villas ensure your holiday memories will last forever. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Passage Samui Villas Hotel Koh Samui
The Passage Samui Villas And Resort
The Passage Samui Hotel
Movenpick Resort Laem Yai Beach Samui Ko Samui, Thailand - Ang Thong

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