My wife and I stayed here in July 2013, it was not all we expected but quite nice all the same. The resort is on the north west tip of the island and quite a ride from the nearest town Nathon. We were booked into a Double De Luxe room number 115 which turned out to be the basic room at the resort. The rest of the rooms were chalets and quite luxurious whereas ours was a sort of dormitory block of two. The bathroom was tiny and the shower was separated from the toilet by a shower curtain ! The toilet area was constantly wet from the shower water running under the curtain. Each time the toilet was flushed or the shower used the smell that permeated the room was awful. I investigated and found a blocked sewer behind the room. I complained and asked for another room, preferably an upgrade but I was turned down. I offered to pay for an upgrade but was told there were non available. We were moved to room 113 which was the same as 115 without the smell. There was free Wi Fi advertised throughout the resort but it didn't work in our rooms, I complained everyday to no avail. I had to go and sit in reception to get a signal. The resort has three swimming pools but we were advised that the pool in front of the pool access rooms was for their use. I thought discrimination went out years ago. The breakfast was good but the Bain Maries needed a lot more Oomph to get the heat up. The beach when the tide is in is about 4 meters wide but when the tide is out its about half a kilometer. Sadly the "beach" when the tide goes out is very uncomfortable as it is mainly Coral or sharp broken shells. The Internet photo's do not show that aspect. The resort is quite a way from anywhere else so unless you have transport you are stuck there. It is nice for people wanting to chill out, newly married couples or families but if you are looking for action its not for you. Drinks are expensive and the cheapest bottle of wine was THB 1400 which is 20 times what I would pay for it in my local store at home. The staff were very pleasant and all spoke good English .We enjoyed our" Chill Out" stay at The Passage but I wouldn't stay at The Passage again rather opting for the eastern side at Chaweng which gives more opportunities for exploring.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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