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The Waterfront

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Second visit to island wanted to try hotel instead of villa great choice Firstly situated end of fishermans village in very peaceful location with beautiful views Secondly robin and sue the owners are nicely involved and interested in guests genuinely seem interested in guests without being intrusive Thirdly staff including carol and Orr are just lovely and please get to...

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice, small hotel, directly at the beach. "all are family" 1 pool and 1 pool bar. Can eat ordered foot everywhere in the hotel, also massage possible on the room, at the pool, at the beach. Located in a wonderful village with very good sea food, restaurants with sea view, weekly street market. Great place to be!

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Newbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in the quiet season in mid November and there were very few people in the hotel, but the staff were very friendly and helpful. Sue and Robin made a point of coming to find us to make sure we were OK and had all that we needed. Breakfast cooked to order and very nice with great coffee,...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Waterfront for two weeks, and loved every day and bit of the experience (we actually ended up staying longer than planned..)! The Waterfront with its staff becomes more a home than a hotel, the host and hostess Robin & Sue treat you like extended family (they invited us to a Christmas day dinner and farewell party,...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After travelling for a year and half we found an oasis in Koh-Samui beachfront practically in the waves pure bliss great facilities pool restaurant close to all amenities walking street market Robin&Sue great hosts with great team to see to your every need one big happy family .

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Stavanger, Norway
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was just perfect, with a personal touch to it all. Pick up at airport, personal welcome at arrival. Stayed 14 days (two more than planned!) with our two grown up sons who cherished this stay. Had the most relaxing holiday ever at Waterfront Hotel. Everyone in the staff were like family, kind, caring, hugging and joking every day. And...

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

I came to the Waterfront with my partner and was greeted at the airport by the owner, Robin holding a printed sign of our names - he gave us a free lift to the hotel (even though I only emailed confirming our details just before we flew!) and even also offered to give us a tour of the town where...

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review of the hotel. We are very pleased you enjoyed you stay and your kind comments about my family and our staff. Unlike another recent review you understood about the dreadful weather we had before your arrival and after. Most guests enjoy our complimentary airport transfers. Although initially you booked 2 nights it ended...

Bophut
Reviewed December 14, 2016

Whenever I go to Samui, I always stay at the Waterfront. It's like coming home to see family and friends. The owners and staff have been there for years, and treat their guests like family. The rooms are great, the location convenient for everything, and the atmosphere is peaceful. Highly recommended.

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Tim, Thank you for your very kind review. You are one of our special guests after you 10 week stay a few years back. It is always nice to see you on your returns to the island and you still enjoy the hotel with it's close proximity to fishermans village. Trip Advisor does advise not to refer to reviewers...

Wymondham, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 11, 2016

Another fantastic stay at the waterfront.Later than we usually go but everything still the same.stayed in the honeymoon room big and really comfortable with lovely views and weather was better than expected.Staff were all as happy as always and Robin and Sue are perfect hosts.we love this friendly little boutique hotel.

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Rosie, Thank you for your lovely review. It is interesting that both you and another regular guest tried September this time after regular Winter visits. Both of you seemed to enjoy this time of the year as much if not more. Of course the village is a lot quieter than high season but as during your visit the weather...

Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Good location, clean room. On the beach. Great restaurants and market nearby. Robin and family are great hosts. Only minus was the rain.... we got some sunshine though. We will be back for sure. Don't hesitate to ask them for good advices where to dine. Will miss the beach to next time!

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WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Dear Roxy, Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your selves. Sorry about the rain unfortunately that is out of our hands. We look forward to seeing you again. Robin Owner

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Family run, small, select and peaceful, yet only steps away from excellent restaurants, bars and boutiques.All rooms are beachfront and the view of the sea and outlying islands is spectacular. Many guests extend their stay, recommend us to others or return themselves, often to meet other guests who have now become friends. Its like coming home, they say. Lots of little touches to make you feel welcome including free pick-up and free internet. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waterfront

Address: 71/2 Moo1, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Price Range: $61 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Waterfront 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
The Waterfront Hotel Bophut
Waterfront Hotel Bophut
Waterfront Bophut
The Waterfront Ko Samui/Bophut
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Bophut
#12 Romantic Hotel in Bophut
#34 On the Beach Hotel in Bophut
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“All rooms have a sea view”
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“All the rooms are pretty good, would be happy to stay in any of them”
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“Just ask when you book, they will find exactly what you want.”
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“Lovely beach setting”
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