We (being myself and boyfriend) stayed at Mai Samui in July 2013 after booking a Getaway Lounge voucher and extended our stay by two days. Never had any problems with communications and confirmations with the resort. This was my 3rd time to Koh Samui.
Arrival and Check In: We were met straight off the plane with a driver and a cool towel each and air conditioned transport to the hotel. First impression was the resort is very peaceful and as is usual for Thailand, very much a luxury compared to the streets and roads around the island. No problems with check in, they gave us all our vouchers and explained everything to us - we had no problems with language barrier.
Room: We stayed in room B203 and it was stunning, with beautiful views of both the pool and towards the beach. We had no problems with insects, ants, or moisture in the room. Couple of lizards on our balcony which provided more entertainment than anything else! Room was made up thorougly each day and left spotless. Beds were firm but we quite liked that. TV had plenty of channels. Air con worked well, the giant bath was beautiful.
Resort: The pool is just amazing, even better than the pictures. Because it is so big you are never too close to anyone and have plenty of space. Never had a problem getting beach chairs. Beautifully landscaped and always tidy. The beach is, as everyone says, not that great, but we knew that from reading reviews so were not disappointed. It is not a swimming beach at all, and the tide was out mostly during the day.
Food: We really enjoyed the food. It was yummy, always served promptly and had a decent varity of western and Thai foods. My partner ate plenty of their burgers and pizzas with meat and never had a problem. The breakfasts were amazing with a huge variety of food. We took the advice of lots of people on here and made the short walk down the road to the Terrace restaraunt one night - the food was slightly better and cheaper and made a nice change from the resort. We had a free Thai set dinner as part of our voucher and the food was delicious.
Others: Shuttle bus runs three times a day to and from Chaweng, which is free. The last bus back from Chaweng is at 4pm which is a bit annoying if you wanted to stay in town for dinner and shopping, but we got a taxi back the nights we did that and it was around 600B which we thought was reasonable considering the distance (takes between 25-45 mins depending how fast your driver is!) If you order a taxi from the hotel to Chaweng they charge you 1000B. We also used the Spa and got massages which, while slightly pricey, were worth the money. Absolutely beautiful.
Staff: Could not have been more helpful and friendly. Thank you so much!
Overall we had a fabulous time and are missing it already. Thankyou Mai Samui!
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- Also Known As:
- Mai Samui Resort And Spa
- Mai Samui Hotel Koh Samui
- Mai Samui Resort & Spa Ko Samui, Thailand - Ang Thong