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The Waterfront

71/2 Moo1, Bophut 84320 Thailand
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#21 of 202 hotels in Bophut
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Bar / lounge
Poolside bar
Table tennis
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private beach
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Bay View
Languages Spoken
English, Danish, Thai
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Angela I wrote a review Aug 2020
12 contributions5 helpful votes
Absolutely loved this little gem. Right in the fisherman's village at the quiet end. We booked for 2 nights coming from another accommodation in another area planning to leave Samui and this place made us want to stay on. Brilliant location and wonderful staff. We were greeted with the loveliest of welcomes offered a fresh hot coffee or tea children juice while we checked in. Lovely bungalows joined together. Baby cot too. Nothing was too much. It was so quiet and relaxing. There's not many rooms which means it's small and intimate. Such a serene atmosphere. Rooms are simple but lovely and immaculate. Breakfast was brilliant. Fresh fruit and yogurt and cereal to choose. Fresh coffee/latte tea juices and full English breakfast with proper sausages. Offers of more food, a lovely start to the day. A real treat. The ladies in reception were just adorable with our two boys and baby. This really made our stay just even more fantastic. Robin has created something very special here. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
donna w wrote a review Apr 2020
Sunderland, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
This review is well overdue, however I feel I need to compliment robin and his staff for running such a lovely boutique hotel. The staff are absolutely lovely, the hotel is clean, caters to all needs and friendliness is first class. We have been to this hotel many times and would not consider looking elsewhere. We have stayed in other places but always return to this little gem. The rooms are immaculate, food is delicious, fruit brought to guests sunbathing in the afternoon and many returning guests. That says it all - everything is here to sample a piece of paradise.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from , Owner at The Waterfront
Responded Jul 14, 2020
I am well aware my response is over due but as I said before I was waiting to give up to date position here. Firstly thank you very much for your excellent review and lovely to see you againon what Ithink was your 5th visit. Thank you for your comments about the cleanliness, staff and food. Currently things are very quiet on the island and we haven't officially re-opened but will shortly. As most people will read there are virtually no tourists allowed to arrive as yet. So we just have to sit and wait. Compared to Europe our virus figures are very low Thank you again for the review.
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RMGibbs wrote a review Apr 2020
Bridport, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
I travelled to Koh Samui at the end of February this year and the found this hotel on recommendation from a friend. It is a small private hotel set right on the beach at Bophut Fishermen’s Village. Although very close to the centre, the hotel is a centre of peace and calm. The hotel staff are happy friendly people who cannot do enough to make make you feel welcome and to make your stay the best it could be. There was always help at hand from organising trips and tours, and calls to the airlines to help with flights, to bringing slices of pineapple to me on my sun lounger at tea-time. Food is excellent and there is a bar by the pool where you can enjoy fresh fruit smoothies or delicious sundowners. Everywhere is spotless and the gardens are well maintained, offering a lush setting next to the beach. I can’t wait to return. Thank you Robin and all the staff ❤️❤️
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront
Responded May 21, 2020
Thank you for your review and as uual apologies for the later respose but the method in mind is my answers can keep regular guests up to date as they do read these. Delighted that you enjoyed our resort, our location and our staff. So pleased that you returned after your spa visit. Just to keep up to date the hotel is closed we had our last guest on March 21. Two of the staff are living here and we have a room maid daily to keep the cobwebs out of the rooms plus 2 men alternating by day and night. We hope to see you again when hopefully this situation is finally resolved.
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Denise N wrote a review Mar 2020
Hockley Essex34 contributions11 helpful votes
Absolutely stunning location. Robin, his wife and staff were brilliant couldn’t do enough to make us feel welcome. This was perfect for us after three weeks travelling around Vietnam for a nice relaxing few days before our return home. It’s on the edge of fisherman’s village Bophut where there are great shops, restaurants and street markets that take place various time’s during the week. You can eat your breakfast outside overlooking the beach or inside. Breakfast itself was plentiful, good choice and very well prepared. The swimming pool was one of the warmest I’ve swam in perfect for me. We were able to stay in our room until five as we had a late flight at no extra charge and had included airport transfers. Very clean with lots of thoughtful touches. Thank you Robin loved it didn’t want to leave wished we had booked longer.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront
Responded May 6, 2020
Thank you very much for your charming review. We are delighted you enjoyed your first visit to our hotel. Pleased that you enjoyed our location and our breakfasts so much. We do try to give complimentary late checkouts if possible although it can be difficult in high season. We hope to see you again.
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gpsses wrote a review Mar 2020
suffolk4 contributions1 helpful vote
We have stayed at this lovely hotel many times and will be returning again next year without a doubt. We had an amazing time in February this year, Robin and his staff, as always, were very helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. There were many people there that we had known from previous years and what a fabulous time we had. On our 3 week stay my Husband did 2 cookery courses at the hotel which was lovely, fantasic food!!!! There is a lovely breakfast served each morning and the rooms are kept very clean with pool/beach towels provided. There is an excellent choice of bars and restaurants within walking distance. What more could you ask for!!! See you again next year but for 4 weeks this time. xx
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from WordsKohSamui, Owner at The Waterfront
Responded May 6, 2020
Thank you very much for your lovely review and again apologies for the late reply. I can't say I don't have the time but is quite depressing sitting here in our lovely setting completely devoid of guests. We are so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves yet again and your lovely compliments. As for the cookery classes I would say your husband was part of the teachers rather than a student. Look forward to seeing you again next year.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Waterfront
Which popular attractions are close to The Waterfront?
Nearby attractions include Boss Style Tailor (0.3 miles), Samui Armani Suits (0.3 miles), and Mike Tailors (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Waterfront?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Waterfront?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Waterfront?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Waterfront?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Waterfront?
Conveniently located restaurants include Red Moon, Chez Francois, and Aroy Dee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Waterfront?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Waterfront have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Waterfront offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Waterfront?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Waterfront?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Thai, and Danish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Waterfront?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Wat Sitlaram (9.0 miles).