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Samahita Retreat
3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   55/20-24 Moo 4 | Na Mueang, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #38 of 271 Specialty lodging in Ko Samui
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“Great , can't wait to go back Soon !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011 via mobile

Samahita is a beautiful retreat centre. The food is good and healthy desserts are great. Staff are friendly and helpful. The resort is Eco friendly. The rooms are clean and simple. I have improved a great deal with my Yoga practice while at Samahita, teachers are great with adjustments. A must stay for all persons who love Ashtanga.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 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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SYTManagement, General Manager at Samahita Retreat, responded to this review, January 16, 2012
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your possetive feedback, we do appreciate your comments about our retreat, yoga and our overall services immensely. We look forward to welcome you again at Samahita Retreat in the future. Best wishes!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

Most magical place in the world, with just the best yoga and excellent wellness centre. staff and GM are beyond friendly and attentive. Can't wait to go back. Thank you all for an amazing stay!

Room Tip: Both the single rooms and the share rooms are beautiful, comfortable and clean
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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SYTManagement, General Manager at Samahita Retreat, responded to this review, October 14, 2011
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We do value your feedback. We look forward to welcome you again at our Retreat in the future. With warm regards!
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Aylesbutry, UK
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2011

Just the best Ashtanga Yoga place in the World! Has been there twice and planning to come again next year! Great facilities, nice rooms, tasty food, best Yoga classes in the World. Paul - great teacher and Personality! Good luck! Thank you for all!

  • Stayed April 2011, 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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SYTManagement, General Manager at Samahita Retreat, responded to this review, October 9, 2011
Thank you so much for your wonderful compliments and sharing your experience with us. We do value your feedback. We look forward to welcome you again at our Retreat in the future. With warm regards!
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New York City, New York
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Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

I listened to other reviews and booked the roommate option. The space is well divided, so you each have your own space. I definitely picked the right choice for me.

It's a very nice property, with good yoga and excellent vegetarian food. It is isolated from the rest of Koh Samui and the yoga schedule doesn't really allow for going off the ranch to tours or dives. What I wanted, though, was to do some yoga, relax, and read -- and I got just that. Very nice.

Room Tip: I was in room 13. No complaints about the room.
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SYTManagement, General Manager at Samahita Retreat, responded to this review, September 14, 2011
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We do value your feedback.
We look forward to welcome you again at our Retreat in the future. With warm regards!
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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

The most important thing to take to Samahita Yoga Thailand is the right mindset and attitude. This is not a five star luxury holiday - its is a great yoga retreat where they practise Ashtanga yoga seriously and mindfully. The rooms and whole hotel are spotlessly clean and the staff very friendly and keen to help. At the time of my visit there was some construction noise because the land across the accommodation block is being built on - but it should be complete by end of Oct 2011 (so I was told). Nevertheless, this is a place you can happily go as a single traveller, as I did, and meet other friendly people - in the dining area many tables are banquet style so lots of different people sit together - or you can be alone with time to think. Either way, its a really spiritually uplifting place - calming and serene. It is vegetarian (except for some fish dishes) but the food is to die for!! Even though I am not a vegetarian - I loved it and never missed meat while I was there. The yoga (led class) takes place in a shala (hut) facing the beach, which is SPECTACULARLY beautiful, you could not ask for a better place to do yoga. The hotel asks you to clear away your own dishes, and bring your own yoga mats and water bottle - this is not Chiva Som... you dont get little orchids on your fruit juice straws - but WHO CARES?? it is fresh healthy food and you come away feeling fit and happy. If you want a place to improve your yoga practise then this is it!! Go for the radiance packages - it is sublime having massages etc every day after aching from all the yoga - and the costs are very reasonable compared to just the room rate alone. No tvs in the room of course so take lots of books. Its a bit isolated from the busy parts of Koh Samui - and the hotel tends to hold you a bit to hostage to use their hotel car if you want to get out - which is expensive. Its best if you just want to stay put for five days. Dont expect any nightlife etc. everything is shut by 9pm and its an early start for two hours yoga at half seven. If you are a fan of Eat, Pray, Love.. this place is for you!!

Room Tip: My room 27 was the closest to the road and therefore the noisiest - ask for lower numbered rooms
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SYTManagement, General Manager at Samahita Retreat, responded to this review, September 8, 2011
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We do value your feedback and will always use your constructive feedback to improve upon. Construction is taking place close to our Retreat however noise is minimal and will be completed soon (end of October 2011.) Location, since we are a quiet retreat center, we chose to be in a private and quiet location away from the tourist part of town. Lamai is 20 minutes away by taxi. Our taxi rates has been the same for over 2 years and we do not want to increase the rates although gasoline prices has gone up. We even offer a taxi shared rate if you were to share your taxi to the airport, Lamai, Nathon or Chaweng, this helps you save cost and we can help save on fuel/ pollution. We can also assist our guests with car/motorbike rental. Again we do appreciate your comments and we look forward to welcome you back at our Retreat in the future. With warm regards!
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Canton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011 via mobile

From the comfortable rooms to the the wonderful healthy meals, friendly staff and the quiet serenity throughout one's stay, this is a great yoga retreat and place to get away from it all

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 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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SYTManagement, General Manager at Samahita Retreat, responded to this review, September 8, 2011
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with us. We do value your feedback.
We look forward to welcome you again at our Retreat in the future. With warm regards.
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2011

What an amazing time at Samahita. It was far more than I expected! So much learnt so much growth. I am looking forward to working it all into my daily life.
Samahita is truly a special place. The wonderful staff are really the icing on the cake. They touched my heart everyday from the front desk to the wellness centre to the juice bar. And of course it would not have been the same without Elonne, Rachel and Amy our Yoga teachers.
This really feels like the beginning of my yoga journey and I am so grateful that I found this path and that I was able to experience this time with Paul and everybody at Samahita.
Thank you for your motivation, inspiration and oh the hip opening on my last day!
I will be back again. Well I returned after leaving the Center whilst still on the island for some yummy healthy treats from the juice bar and to see the smiling faces of the staff. They are more than staff, they feel like your family!

Room Tip: Rooms are perfect. Modern with a Thai feel.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SYTManagement, General Manager at Samahita Retreat, responded to this review, September 8, 2011
Thank you very much for your possetive feedback. It gives us great pleasure not only reading that you have enjoyed your stay with us but also that we where able to help and guide you towards the beginning of your Yoga journey. We do look forward to welcome you again in the future. With warm regards!
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Address: 55/20-24 Moo 4 | Na Mueang, Ko Samui 84140, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 271 Specialty lodging in Ko Samui
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Samahita Retreat 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Samahita Retreat was established in 2003 on the island of Koh Samui, and has been called by many a "hidden gem". Owned and directed by Master yogi, educator and researcher, Paul Dallaghan, our yoga and wellness retreat center has been a location for practice, learning and holiday for literally tens of thousands of guests from all walks of life over the years. Being the original Yoga Thailand, our center has grown and developed over the years and now encompasses a wellness center as well as its traditional yoga offerings. The name Samahita is translated from Sanskrit as "centered" or "balanced". To find balance is key - in daily habits, in weight management, in dealing with stress.. Samahita Retreat's clear and dedicated purpose is 'to provide both the tools to work on yourself through specific practices and dedicated programs as well as the environment within to learn, change and renew'. This is a personal mission and one we are committed to share with you. ... more   less 
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