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The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Taling Ngam
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   126/9 Moo 3, Taling Ngam Beach,, Taling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Taling Ngam
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“outdoor bathroom experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This hotel's a bit far from Chaweng and the airport (about 1 hour driving for both) so it's a little bit secluded from touristy areas. However, if you're interested in privacy and just hanging out by the beach, it's pretty nice. There were 3 of us and we only paid for 2. The front desk lady was actually nice enough to upgrade us to a bigger room for free with an outdoor jacuzzi (since the room that we booked was not big enough for an extra bed). We tried on the extra bed that they had.. it was very hard and worn out enough that we could feel the spring so decided against getting it. So we decided to use lawnchair padding as an extra bed and they did not charge us for the extra person.There was always free fruit every time they cleaned our room.. and they sometimes cleaned our room 2x/day! The bathroom that we had was an outdoor bathroom so they were insects, geckos (there was one BIG one), and snails everywhere but i guess that's what you get when you want to be one with nature.. But other than that, the room was clean. Breakfast food was also delicious with a to-die-for smoothie! The swimming pool looked outdated and not as clean as other hotels that we've seen. The private beach was nice though.. the sand's not as soft as the one in Chaweng but they have this private pier that you can sit on and watch the sunset from. You can also hire their car and driver to drive you around the island for a pretty reasonable cost and there's unlimited supply of water in the car!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SSBR, General Manager at The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Taling Ngam, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Sawasdee khrap from the The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa! We are truly happy that you had a good holiday here. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and appreciate you sharing your experiences. It is nice of you to mention the friendly staff, good breakfast and clean villas. We are off course a bit proud of the special service provided. Welcome back anytime.
Henrik & team
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

We checked in late but as a we step in the lobby, they greet us with a pleasant smile and drinks. Before we usher to our room, i was surprise as they had packed us 2 sandwiches for supper cause the restaurant were closed.
We had spent 3 most wonderful and peaceful place.. With the promising sunset and relaxing place. I highly recommend to those who love privacy yet sponteneous services at your fingertip... :))
Thank you for the warm welcome

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SSBR, General Manager at The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Taling Ngam, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Valued Guest, thank you for your kind words. We are truly happy that The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa exceeded your expectations! We will keep working with a smile on our face, striving towards excellence. We hope to see you soon again! Please be more than welcome back.
Kind Regards,
Henrik & team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

This small and pacefull resort (21 rooms only) is located in the Tailing Ngam beach. It is not an a luxory resort, but all the rooms in the main building have a jacuzzi. My superior room was big and very claen, and I had a wonderfull sunset view. The standard room are a little bit less spacious, but with the same amenities. You can also rent a villa, but the price will increase of 1.7 times. The resort has a big swiming pool and a direct access to a private beach. Breakfast is good. The restaurant is also good and offers both Thai and international foof and beach service as well. SPA services are also great.
Prices can be different along the year. I payed about 125 Euro for a double romm with breakfast for 2 people.
If you are looking for night life, this is not the right place for you as one of the main point of the hotel is the quite location area. On the same time, this is not a good resort for children. But if you are looking for very good services and a place where you can really rest, this is the perfect palce for you!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SSBR, General Manager at The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Taling Ngam, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear Valued Guest, we appreciate you taking the time and writing a comprehensive review. I will pass on all the comments to the staff, so they will be part of this to. Your many reviews as a frequent traveller is off course a reliable source, and we feel very pleased that we exceeded your expectations!
We want to have a good place for everyone, and our guests most often also feel very happy with well provided service. We are glad that you truly enjoyed your stay.
All the best from the The Sunset Beach team
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

Of our holiday we were most looking forward to staying in our beach front villa at this resort. We arrived at the airport to be picked up and waited for an hour and a half (only waited so long because I saw a previous review that others had to wait). We finally called and were informed to get a taxi as they had lost our details. When we arrived they kindly offered not to charge us for the airport pick up, OBVIOUSLY. There was no apology gesture to make us feel more comfortable so we automatically felt unwelcome.
I had asked to book a tour for the half moon party while here and was told that we could pick the tickets (which included transfers) up and pay when we arrive. Upon arrival I was told that they had not organised the tickets as it would mean we would have to stay a night away which we were not even informed of to make the decision ourselves. This was a complete scam by the resort so that we would stay with them and pay them instead. We missed out on this experience because of this place.
Our room was set up nicely when we had arrived, it does look a bit aged in the rooms/flooring but it was nice. The bed is so hard, we had to ask for a mattress topper which barely helped and we couldn’t wait to leave (we had sore backs until we left, even with massages). There is a cheap restaurant about 100m down the beach which was nice to watch the sunset and have cheap cocktails that we do recommend called I-Taly I think.
We decided to go for a swim one afternoon and sat at the pool bar for about 15 minutes waiting to be served (at happy hour) until we decided to get out and go wait for another 5-10 on the other side. We finally saw staff and called out to them for some service. The room service was also disappointing. I had ordered a banana fritter and my partner a pineapple fritter, 1 out of 4 pieces on the plate with the ice-cream and waffles were actually banana and all the rest of ours were pineapple. When we called to have it fixed they bought 4 banana fritter on their own so I couldn’t even enjoy it with ice-cream like the original. I stubbornly went hungry.
I suggest to do your washing either before or after your stay here if you’re on a long holiday as they charge a fortune here. We got all our washing done when we were in town for the price it would have cost to wash a pair of shorts and a top at this place.
Driving to Chaweng costs about AUD $25 each way, this can be expensive if you want to explore for a few days.
The most enjoyable part of our stay here was watching the wedding on the beach from our Villa, the couple looked amazing and so happy.
I had paid for our bill/room the night before we were to check out so that upon check out we would only have to pay for the dinner that night. Well of course another headache. They had forgotten to take one of the slips from the room and wanted to charge us for more drinks and nibbles from the bar which I thought we had settled already, the receptionist who I had paid the night before understood my frustration and didn’t charge us the drinks only the nibbles, I would have paid what we had eaten however was very frustrated they couldn’t clean the room and take the slips properly.
To end our stay they staff had kindly given us a present which I was totally over this resort to actually appreciate their present.
Despite our horrible stay here the staff are very nice and greet you kindly which is the minimal expectation so at least they got that right. I suggest if you’re going to spend a lot of money on a decent place then don’t take a chance here, a total let down to our anniversary.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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SSBR, General Manager at The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Taling Ngam, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
Thank you for the feedback. I'm really sad to read about what happened, and we have an explanation to most of the issues but that would not help you much now.
Our busiest season is soon coming to an end, and we will be back to normal which give as a chance addressing these issues quickly so as make sure this does not happen again.
Even so most of our guests where really happy with there stay at this period. Would you have come to me directly maybe we could have solved some of those problems, for you to have a pleasant and memorable stay. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
The team at The Sunset Beach Resort
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The grounds of the hotel and especially the pool are beautiful. We loved the food and the special touches like flowers and cake when we arrived were great. However, a lot of this hotel seems like it needs some more TLC. The restaurant is plain with little atmosphere, the private lounge pool in our guest hut seemed tired, the music is unnecessary anywhere (we just want to relax and enjoy the sounds of the sea) and the lighting in the lobby is strange and gives the impression of being in a cheap 80s hotel. Also, we made an appointment to take the sailboat out, but when we arrived, were told is was broken - very disappointing. Just a few changes could really bring this hotel up!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SSBR, General Manager at The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Taling Ngam, responded to this review, January 7, 2013
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the uplifting review. It was a great pleasure for all of us to have you here. The sailboat is back soon from repair. Rest-assured that we will make more extra ordinary service for all our guests in the future. We hope to welcome you again to The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa soon!
Henrik & Team
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The transfer was a little bit late, but besides this everything was ok. As we got in the car we received cold towels as well as cold water. The whole journey took about 45 minutes till the hotel. Upon arrival we got a welcome drink, and everybody greeted us. The cost for the transfer is 900Bht. The room had evrything we needed: jacuzzi, shower and 2 sinks and a great view to the sea. The only dissadvantage would be that the reestroom is not quite separated from the room (quite not hygienic from my point of view). Cleaning was 2 times a day (morning and afternoon). The restaurant has local as well as international couisine. Prices are normal and the food is quite ok. They have also their own spa which i used in 2 occasions (unfortunetly i wanted to have pedicure, and i had to show the guy how is done, for which i paid600Bht). Water and wifi are free for the hotel guests. The people don't speak very good english (but i think this is a general thing on the whole island). If you need something from the supermarket the hotel car willget you there free of charge. In one night we had one day trip to Bophut with the hotel transfer (800Bht one direction) which also picked us up to return. If you want to be away from the whole buzz of the city the location is perfect. Comparwd to all 3 stars hotels that i've seen so far i think is by far the best.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SSBR, General Manager at The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Taling Ngam, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
Sawasdee khrap from The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa!
Thank you for your kind words. We are truly happy that the resort exceeded your expectations. Regarding the late pick up we had the queen in Samui for a few days and all over there was delay in traffic. We will keep working with a smile on our face, striving for excellence! Be more than welcome back, and hope to see you again in the near future.
Henrik & Team
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012 via mobile

What can I say? This place is magical!!! Anyone who is after peace & quiet, this place is perfect!!! It's tucked away far far away from anything else on the island, in a very remote part of the island. But that's what makes is so amazing. It's pure tranquil! Everything you need is right there at the resort. Amazing pool, great retaurant that serves very tasty food, a spa, stunning beach with the lost stunning sunsets you will see anywhere on the island and of course unreal service!!! The staff at the resort have been great during our stay. Very polite, always smiling and it didn't take them long to memorize our drink orders! We stayed at the resort after spending 5 nights in a more centra part of Ko Samui near Fishermans Village. Coming here was a wonderul change from the hustle and bustle of markets and tourist hot spots. I would definitely recommend beachfront villas. Te views are beyond and outdoor showers and bathrooms are definitely an experience inept forget!!! I would also like to thank the staff for setting up an amazing engagement dinner and keeping it all a secret from me for an entire day! Great work!! Would love to come back one day!!!

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SSBR, General Manager at The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Taling Ngam, responded to this review, December 24, 2012
Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for the great review! We are really pleased and happy that you enjoyed your stay here at The Sunset Beach Resort! It is such a pleasure for us to hear that the purpose of our service is really working. Our chef has just won an award among top class resort on the island, for the healtiest main course. So, we are all exited that you found the food met your standards!!!
Thank you also for mentioning the good service, tranquil surroundings, still everything needed available at the resort. This is what we work and strive for, and the experience we would like to give all of our guest's. I will be sure to pass on your kind thoughts to the rest of the team.
Kind regards, Henrik
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Address: 126/9 Moo 3, Taling Ngam Beach,, Taling Ngam, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Taling Ngam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Taling Ngam
#1 Spa Hotel in Taling Ngam
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Taling Ngam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Taling Ngam 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A luxury boutique resort and spa located directly on the beach front commanding spectacular views of the Koh Samui coast and nearby islands, Sunset Beach Resort & Spa's superbly appointed beachfront villas and sunset rooms sit amidst our private, tranquil spa and gardens where the only sound is the gentle rhythm of the sea. The Sunset Beach Resort & Spa, Taling Ngam offers 21 uniquely decorated rooms and villas. Sunset rooms are located above reception in a two storey building. Garden villas are positioned around the swimming pool and of course the beach front villas are right by the sand and sea. ... more   less 
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